Acer Aspire E5-571-5552 :: Wake From Sleep Using USB Mouse / Keyboard Broken
Jan 24, 2015
I bought a new Acer E5-571-5552 recently, it came with Windows 8.1 64bit. One of the ways I use my laptop often is in "docked mode", basically connect it to external monitor via HDMI, and external USB mouse & keyboard. I set the windows power options for "close lid" to do nothing, then it works fine like a desktop. This works fine with all other laptops I've used in the past (Lenovo, HP, Toshiba...etc). But this new Acer has trouble waking from sleep, the USB keyboard & mouse only light up, but doesn't wake up the fan/drive/monitor. I have to open the lid and press a key on the laptop (USB keyboard/mouse still doesn't).
I've opened case 3601882U and chatted with 2 agents, one had me update to latest BIOS 1.11 which didn't resolve it. The other tried to insist it was a limited feature, that the Acers had to have lid open to wake up the computer from sleep. I think this is a broken feature. Is this true for all Acers, or just this windows 8.1 model?
I am not able to wake up my new laptop from sleep via USB mouse or keyboard. I would like to be able to do that because I usually keep my laptop lid closed, so the power button is not immediately accessible. I've searched the forums here and found similar issues with other models, and at least with the Inspiron 17R the problem was recently resolved with a BIOS update. I had no issues when using the same USB mouse and keyboard on an old XPS 8000.
Now for the details:
Model: Inspiron 15 (3521) BIOS: A06
USB Wake Support: Enabled
Operating System: Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 Software: Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX Software: Logitech SetPoint
If I go into Device Manager, and look at various devices, I see the following:
Human Interface Devices HID-compliant consumer control device - no Power Management tab HID-compliant device - no Power Management tab Logitech HID-compliant Unifying device - no Power Management tab Logitech Unifying USB receiver - no Power Management tab Microsoft Hardware USB Keyboard - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out USB Input device - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out
Keyboards: HID Keyboard Device - no Power Management tab Microsoft USB Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - no Power Management tab
Mice and other pointing devices: HID-compliant device - no Power Management tab Logitech HID-compliant Unifying Mouse - no Power Management tab
Universal Serial Bus controllers: Generic USB Hub - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out USB Composite Device - no Power Management tab USB Root Hub - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out USB Root Hub (xHCI) - "Allow this device to wake the computer" grayed out
If I go into an Administrator command prompt, I get the following:
powercfg /deviceenablewake "Logitech HID-compliant Unifying device": You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake. powercfg /deviceenablewake "USB Root Hub": You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake.
From what I've been able to find online, I should be able to enable "Allow this device to wake the computer" in the Power Management tab of various devices in Device Manager, especially the USB Root Hub devices, and possibly the Logitech USB and Microsoft keyboard devices. I assume if I can get that enabled, things might work as expected.
So I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 that has all the latest drivers with BIOS A11 (Win 7 Ultimate x64)... I have all the power settings configured for correctly for sleep (no hybernate), however no matter what I try, I can't get the laptop to wake when the lid is closed via USB keyboard.
I'm using Logitech's Wave MK560 combo (unifying receiver) - both the keyboard/mouse have the wake option enabled in their hardware settings. I also have wake from USB enabled in the BIOS.
The interesting thing is that if I put the computer to sleep with the lid open, I can make it sleep/wake it from the Logitech devices. With the lid closed, I can only make it sleep - the only way to wake it up is to open the lid and press the power button.
Lid Open : CAN sleep/wake from USB Keyboard/Mouse
Lid Closed : Can ONLY sleep - won't wake unless I open Lid&press power button
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Both the keyboard and mouse have the wake option enabled in their hardware settings. I also have wake from USB enabled in the BIOS.
The interesting thing is that if I put the computer to sleep with the lid open, I can make it wake it from the keyboard or mouse. But with the lid closed, the only way to wake it up is to open the lid and press the power button.
Lid Open : CAN wake from USB Keyboard/Mouse.
Lid Closed : Won't wake unless I open lid and press power button.
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