Laptop troubleshooting forum: Help! My laptop goes to sleep and won't wake up, unless it feels like it.

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) September 28, 2012 3:40 PM PDT

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Help! My laptop goes to sleep and won't wake up, unless it feels like it.

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 9/28/12 3:40 PM

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Help! My laptop goes to sleep and won't wake up, unless it feels like it.


I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 purchased in 2009, so it is out of
warranty. It goes to sleep and doesn't wake up for days. I have
to take the battery out and put it back in several times, push
every button on it over and over and eventually when it feels like
it, it will come back on. I am currently copying the entire OS
system (Vista), while I have it up, this time. I took it to Staples, Best
Buy, called Dell and bought a new battery. Nothing changes, it
still won't wake up unless it feels like it. Does anyone have any
idea what causes this and any suggestions on how I can fix this?
Or is it beyond repair? Thanks.

--Submitted by: Carlie P.

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