Your Jewelry Could Be Causing Your Laptop to Sleep

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Your Jewelry Could Be Causing Your Laptop to Sleep

 

Whatcha got on your wrist today? Is it an activity tracker? A watch? Your grandmother’s bracelet that she left you? Does it have a magnetic closure? If it does, then it just might be the reason why your laptop has been going to sleep while you’re using it.

Last week, a user approached me with the issue that her new company issued laptop was falling asleep unexpectedly as she actively used it. The laptop only entered sleep mode while it was in use and only while it was undocked. That is, while it was not attached to the “dock” which is a device that allows her laptop to function similarly to a desktop PC with an attached keyboard, mouse and monitor. Of course I updated her BIOS and her drivers and checked her power settings, etc. But I couldn’t find anything clearly wrong that would explain the seemingly random sleeps. This user was about to travel internationally for work and I didn’t want her leaving with an unreliable laptop. So I got busy googling and found that many other users with Dell Latitude laptops manufactured in the last few years had experienced the same thing. Read More

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