[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Power settings - when I close my lid do nothing

Posted on 2016-08-10
9
Medium Priority
?
36 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-30
Recently update  Lenovo Helix to Widows 10.  When we close the lid of the laptop, the machine goes to sleep - all power settings are set to do nothing when I close my lid.  However closing the lid puts the machine into sleep mode and the only way to wake it up is to press and hold the power button, which shuts the system down.
0
Comment
Question by:OTS_Tech
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 41750610
ever tried to change the setting to something else, apply it, then change it back to your preferred option?
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41750612
You should not shut the lid without suspending as that will cause the computer to overheat.

Go to Windows Advanced Power Settings. and set to Suspend when you shut the lid. Then it should wake up properly. Make sure Hibernation and Hybrid (if there is Hybrid sleep) are both OFF.
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTS_Tech
ID: 41750616
Bing - thank you, we have tried that as well and no go

John - we do know that, but an immediate shut of the lid and open will not cause the computer to ovrheat
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:MotKohn
ID: 41750621
Go to: "Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings" then click "Change advanced power settings". There you should be able to find the problem.
0
 
LVL 98

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 2000 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41750625
Yes, immediate shut and open will not cause overheat. Triggering suspend however is part of BIOS, so you should also look in BIOS settings to see if you can stop lid action .
0
 

Author Comment

by:OTS_Tech
ID: 41752273
Problem was resolved when we updated the BIOS to the latest settings
0
 
LVL 98

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41752340
I related your issue to BIOS and the need to check settings in https://a41750625  . Since that is the answer, you should select that and not your own same answer.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

First some basics on Windows 7 Backup.  It has 2 components one is a file based backup which is stored in .zip files each zip is split at around 200 Megabytes and there is the Image Backup which is as the name implies a total image of the partition …
By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
This Micro Tutorial will give you basic overview of the control panel section on Windows 7. It will depth in Network and Internet, Hardware and Sound, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question