Dell :: Studio 17 Randomly Going To Sleep

Nov 29, 2009

I've been having this issue for about a week or so. I thought perhaps it was because I updated the ATI driver, but I did a rollback and the issue still persists.

I have checked my battery settings and nothing stands out. I don't have my laptop set to go to sleep under any circumstances other then closing the lid, but during operation it will just go to sleep.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. When it goes to sleep, sometimes the power button is unresponsive in waking the computer back up. It will take quite a while before I am able to do anything to get the computer back up and running.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 16Touchpad Does Not Respond Randomly After Waking From Sleep Mode

Apr 19, 2010

Really odd issue. My touchpad does not respond at all after I wake the computer from sleep mode. The mouse buttons do not work and the touchpad is completely impossible to get to move. The only solution is to shut down the computer entirely and turn it back on.

Does anyone else have this issue? I've re-installed the mouse drivers and it keeps doing it. There is no way to re-create the problem; it just happens totally randomly (and usually very inconveniently).

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Apple :: Macbook Pro - Randomly Going Into Sleep Mode

Feb 2, 2009

I have a Macbook Pro (17" Penryn model just before the unibody one) and it's been working great so far until recently...

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May 28, 2011

The most critical issue on my week old L520 is that it goes into sleep mode seemingly randomly even while I'm doing work. (In fact, it went into sleep mode twice while writing this post.)

I have the newest (3.59) Power Management Installed with all settings set to keep the system awake, plus updated drivers for both Lenovo and Microsoft via the Think Vantage Toolbox update feature.

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Dell :: Studio 1535 Media Direct Button Going Off Randomly

Jan 22, 2009

I'm new here, so I apologize if I'm not doing this right or if this has been addressed.

I recieved a new Studio 1535 for Christmas. It was purchased on Thanksgiving Day so its past the 21 days. Everything was working great, but all of a sudden, randomly the eject button started lighting up and trying to eject a cd.

This did it for a little while, my sister has a MAC and says her's does the same thing. It was my first time with a slot loading cd drive..so I took her word for it.

Then it kept happening. Next, the volume button would light up..raise the volume up all the way on the screen and stay there. I would manually try to lower it, and it wouldn't let me

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Oct 19, 2011

I'll be using the computer and all of the sudden it turns off, it doesn't log off or say it's shutting down, I mean it literally loses all power. Then I try to restart the computer and you can hear the machine start to come on but then it dies again. I've tried charging it, I took the battery out and put it back in, etc. I'm just not sure what the problem is. I've only had the laptop for 1 year and 3 months and a few weeks before the year warranty expired the computer started to say that the battery life was coming to an end and so Dell had to send me a replacement battery. I've tried leaving the computer alone for days at a time and still nothing and of course it's no longer under warranty so I can't even call Dell without getting charged.

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Dell :: Sleep And Hibernation On Studio 1535

Jan 20, 2009

Whenever I switch my Dell Studio back on after putting it on sleep or even Hibernation, the computer switches on but the screen remains switched off. Its like something happened and the computer doesn't switch on again.

I have to hold the power botton for 6 seconds in order to shut off my notebook completely in order to restart it again.

Can anyone help me with this? My friend told me that it might be vista however, my other friend who also owns a studio 1535 like me, never experienced this problem .....

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Mar 6, 2013

Whenever my laptop hibernates, at least half of the time, the curser will be frozen or locked up when the laptop comes out of sleep.

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In the desktop section, stated to turn off all of the power saving options.

when I turn off all of the power options, that leaves the computer & hard drive on constantly.

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Dell :: Studio 1737: Sleep Mode Becomes A Hard Shut-down.

Dec 8, 2009

I've recently encountered a problem where every time my Studio 17 is supposed to go to sleep mode (closing lid, clicking sleep mode in start menu, etc.)

it becomes a hard shut-down, where I have to turn on the laptop again and it tells me that the laptop was shut down improperly.

My power settings indicate that it is supposed to go to sleep mode, but it actually doesn't

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Dell :: Studio 15 Fan Running At Maximum RPM "randomly"

Dec 5, 2008

for those who own the Studio 15 and have been unlucky enough to experience the spontaneous loud fan that occasionally turns on. By "occasionally" I mean almost all the time and by "loud" I mean full blast for hours on end. This problem may persist whether the machine is running the A02, 03, or 05 BIOS and can be extremely frustrating, especially in a quiet environment such as a library or lecture hall. It doesn't appear to be a software issue or a BIOS issue since the problem persists with any version. It is in now way related to dust or high temperatures.

I recently noticed that applying pressure in the area of interest (circled in red) seems to activate the fan into running at maximum RPM; at the same time you may observe that taking pressure off the area of interest makes the fan stop immediately (or soon after, presumably because the plastics bend back into shape). I am not sure whether this problem is the result of the motherboard (which observably flexes) or that pictured screw or whether something is making contact underneath the keyboard, but I thought I'd share this bit of information with others who may be as frustrated as I am with this problem. I will be dismantling the entire computer soon to look closer into the issue.

it also appears that gently bending the laptop mainboard upwards (when the laptop is sitting normally on a desk, not upside down) stops the fan immediately.

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 Sleep Mode Hanging NVidia Driver

Feb 4, 2009

I have the following specs and hoping that someone with similar specs can run a small test and report back on their results.

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor P9500 (2.53GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 6MB Cache)
256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9500M-GE
4GB Dual Channel 1067MHz DDR3 SDRAM
500GB SATA Hard Drive
Windows Vista(R) Ultimate 32 bit SP1
BIOS version: A03 (updated through the Dell support site)

The problem I have tends to arise when I put the laptop into Vista's sleep mode. It hangs after it sits in sleep more for about 30 minutes. Basically, the XPS media control touch buttons do their little dance show, then the laptop hangs and doesn't respond. I have to do a reset with the power button.

I have been testing where the problem is: Yesterday, I rolled back the video card to the 'GeForce 9400M G' driver. The sleep mode issue went away.
I then reinstalled the 'GeForce 9500M (9400 + 9200)' driver and the issue came back.

Hoping that someone who has similar specs to mine, can run a test by putting their computer into "Sleep Mode" (keeping hybrid sleep OFF) and then:

1. Wake it up immediately (this has been working for me); and
2. Wake it up after 30-40 minutes.

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Dell XPS 14Z :: Randomly Shuts Down

May 7, 2013

My XPS 14z isn't even one year old and it feels like 3 years old because of this problem. It is always just randomly shutting down. No warning, nothing, it just cuts off. The screen goes black and when I turn it back on, its like I did a "force shut down" so I always have to select "start windows normally".  I actually started keeping a list of all the times it has shut down because it happens so often. I just like pick it up, or slightly shift the computer and bam the screen goes black. Also sometimes the laptop will shut down and wont even turn back on until I plug in the power cord! I am tired of the laptop shutting down in the middle of something important!

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Dell :: Inspiron Shutdown Randomly

Mar 23, 2010

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Oct 29, 2009

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Jun 8, 2009

i have a inspiron 6400 and this has never happend other then today... About every 2 mins the screen goes dark.. not black but only things i can make out are very light color things...

and i have trouble even doing that... i can make it go away by shuting the screen and letting it hibernate... Or by pressing Fn / f8 But thats geting old..

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Randomly Beeps

Feb 16, 2009

My brand new m1330 (I've had it less than a week) has been making a high pitched beeping noise completely randomly. I havn't noticed any pattern in when it makes the noise either, whether it be plugged in, on battery, plugged in without a battery, battery settings on power saver, battery settings on performance, none of it makes a difference.

The kind of beep seems random as well, sometimes it is a single beep, other times it is a few beeps strung together like a chirping noise.

Nothing happens on screen when the beeps occur either. I've done some googling, and cant find an answer to why its beeping.

I guess my primary concern would be if this is a problem, and if i need to contact dell about it. Or, if anyone else has experienced this, and whether or not there is an easy fix for it. Its kind of annoying, and I've gotten a few funky looks in class.

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Dell :: Laptop Randomly Freezes

Jun 29, 2009

I have a strange issue I was hoping one of you could help me solve. I have a dell latitude d620.

I bought this laptop used and always had some issues with it. At first the machine used to have some random power failure, where i would plug it in and the screen would go black. So I went ahead and replaced the motherboard.

Now after many months I took the machine to work and when i got home it will randomly freeze. I went ahead and tried a different harddrive, with the same result. So I tried to reformat the drives and it occurs on both as well

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Sep 23, 2008

I reinstalled my Studio15 with XP Pro SP3 and every now and then (1-2 every 30min), the windows key will simply turn on like capslock.

so... if I type R, it opens the RUN prompt.

Type L, it locks the pc.

If I tap the Win-key, it "turns itself off" again.

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Feb 4, 2015

Over the last several weeks, my laptop has been losing power randomly.  Sometimes it happens when it is running on battery (and has plenty of power), and sometimes it happens when I go to plug it in.  The computer just turns off.  How do I resolve this problem?

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Dell :: E1505 Randomly Stopped Working

Sep 23, 2009

So my E1505 randomly stopped working on me. I'm thinking the mobo is shot, but thought I would ask everyone here and see if you can shed some light on it.

So basically, the machine just shut off and when I try to turn it on the numlock button lights up, and the caps lock and scroll lock buttons flash. This lasts for about 30 seconds, and then all power shuts off. Nothing comes up on the screen, and it doesn't even sound like it is trying to work. I've checked all connections, reseated/thermal greased CPU, everything I could think of.

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Dell :: XPS M1330 Completely Shut Down Randomly ...

Apr 16, 2009

i have a Dell XPS M1330 , First problem was a GPU failure & i had to change the motherboard ( Nvidia GPU ) . & it worked great .

After that the charger is no more working, And i had to order a new one & everything went great also .

A weak ago, It started to show a battery failure " Battery not detected " error message . But it's still running with Power Adapter .

The serious problem is that the computer started to shutdown randomly .....

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Jul 29, 2014

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But lately to my great annoyance the audio has stopped working...for everything. Nothing I've tried has worked and every so often it will at random the sound will be back on again. It's done this on occassion about 5 months after I bought it and I didn't think anything of it but now it's happening everday and is driving me nuts!
 
I've tried uninstalling the sound and restarting but that doesn't do anything double and triple checked that nothing is on mute, I've used VLC, youtube and Windows Media Player to test it out and still nothing. In the control panel it says the sound is working but it's not. I've also tried putting in headphones and there isn't any sound from the headphones either.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1525 DVD Drive Randomly Ejecting

Nov 21, 2008

I have had a problem with the DVD drive for a few months now. Sometimes the light on it flashes and you here it attempting to look for a DVD (When it's empty). When it's full it sometimes flashes and runs autorun. After it flashes it also ejects half the time, and also it'll just eject randomly without any warning or loading noises.

I explained the problem to Dell and they sent me a replacement DVD drive, but the problem still happens, so I'm guessing it's not the DVD drive itself.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I could solve this problem?

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Sep 22, 2008

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if this is malware or some wierd IE bug?

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Jun 12, 2014

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My wife's Inspiron 1545 from late 2008 is having a new issue wherein it is randomly shutting off but not due to heat.  The computer will shut off when not connected to AC power randomly.  Sometimes it will last 10 minutes, other time 40.  What's odd the is computer reads anywhere from 50% - 85% battery life left.  

I'm certain it's not overheating because it doesn't get hot.  Also,I disassembled rear cover and reset the CPU cooler with new thermal paste as a precaution yet the problem persists.

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Jan 28, 2009

In the past week, my aspire 5315 running vista premium 32bit has been randomly shutting off for what seems like no apparent reason. There's no warning of the shut down, it just turns off. It does this whether connected to the internet or not, and there isn't any one program that's the common denominator. Also, it doesn't boot up successfully every time (maybe 1 out of every 4 attempts). Instead, it just stays on a black screen with a single white blinking horizontal dash (the character two spaces to the left of the backspace button + shift). The computer had started doing this initially when I installed the latest update through Windows Update. I used System Restore and the problem seemed to be fixed. Then the problem started again a couple days later while watching "Lost" on ABC.COM. I ran Windows Defender and it didn't come up with anything.

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Oct 5, 2009

I use a Vaio Z (VGNZ690) which has a tendency to shut off randomly when it is unplugged, even when it has a charge left in the battery. When this happens, I'll be able to turn the computer back on, but usually it'll shut down again very soon into the boot process.

These fits of turning off usually come and go in bursts - there might be a 10 minute period in which I won't be able to get the computer to turn on, but after that it'll be fine. Additionally, the computer seems more likely to turn off when I move it (all of these shutdowns have occurred when the Vaio is operating off the battery).

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Jun 24, 2009

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Sep 19, 2009

My dvd drive has been ejecting cds randomly without me touching anything. It could take 2 to 3 days and all of a sudden cd pops out! Worse, the eject button keeps glowing for over 1 hour after the eject.

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Apr 6, 2013

So I've had this laptop for over 5 years now (Dell Inspiron 1525) & about 2 years ago I put Windows 7 on it(the laptop came with vista). I haven't had any problem with it up until November of 2012. The problem I'm having is my wireless connection get's dropped constantly. Randomly & especially if I'm watching a video online. It does it on every browser. And I cannot reconnect to my WIFI without restarting my computer or putting it in hibernate mode & resuming windows. 

It actually stopped for a month & is now back worse than it was before. I contacted Dell & they ran a diagnostic with me & said I needed to change my hard drive. So I have(this was 4 days ago) & the problem is still occurring. I've taken it to geeksquad even & had them run diagnostics & they said they found nothing either. I can't seem to find a solution.

Here's a video of what happens sometimes when I'm just on the computer listening to [URL]

The stuttering sound happens when I'm playing any kind of audio. If I'm not playing audio, the stutter wont occur but the wireless signal will drop. I've also looked into the device manager & I found this.

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We got several Dell Latitude e5430 machines with the same problem.

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Oct 20, 2008

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The laptop already has most of the annoying acer programs disabled as well as DWM, anything usually safe to remove.

Is this problem caused by stressing the laptop out too much? I played the same game with slightly lower settings, on my (equally computer-inexperienced) friend's sony vaio laptop(cant remember the model) with the same amount of RAM and 1.8GHz processor, and the performance was constant! (and at times better 3: )

Also, ive noticed that my advanced power settings on High Performance Plan changed on their own to default the 2nd time, and the lowest setting of the processor power management the first time.. although it hasnt happened since the first month, and the performance issue is still biting me in the behind..

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