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By shantie ·
JUST AN EASY ONE. I REALY DO NOT HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH LAPTOPS BUT A CUSTOMER BROUGHT ONE IN THE OTHER DAY, HE HAD JUST BEEN USING IT IN HIS CAR. DID NOT SWITCH IT OFF BUT CLOSED THE MONITOR DOWN TO BRING IT INSIDE. IT SAT ON THE BENCH FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES WHEN I HEARD A HUMMING NOISE, SOUNDED LIKE THE HARD DRIVE WHIRING AROUND, ANYWAY WHEN I OPENED THE CASE THERE WAS NOTHING ON SCREEN, MOVED MOUSE AND PRESSED A FEW KEYS BUT NOTHING WOULD COME UP, SO HAD TO CLOSE IT DOWN BY HOLDING THE OFF SWITCH. MY QUERY IS DOES IT DO LAPTOPS ANY GOOD TO CLOSE THE SCREEN DOWN AND LEAVE IT RUNNING??? THANK YOU

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by saihib In reply to LAPTOPS

The machine was probably in standby mode. It goes to that state to save battery life while at the same time giving the user the ability to start the machine up quickly.

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by saihib In reply to

It doesen't do it any good but it doesn't harm it either.

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by shantie In reply to

THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS

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by shantie In reply to LAPTOPS

thanks for the quick response, I did think about standby, but still does not answer the question about does it do the laptop any good to be running with the case closed up??

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by willcomp In reply to LAPTOPS

I close mine instead of turning off frequently. Display goes off immediately and will go to standby and finally hibernate if not used again soon. In hibernate mode, it is off with last state saved to HDD.

Lid closed protects screen and keyboard.

Dalton

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by shantie In reply to

THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS

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by RCOM In reply to LAPTOPS

Its not a problem for it to be closed while running. As happened to you after a few minutes it will shut down. Did you plug in the AC if the battery is low it will not come out of hybernation. But if it goes all the way down tyen the power button should turn it back on.

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by shantie In reply to

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by Poettone In reply to LAPTOPS

what you experienced was quite normal and is A typical of laptops.

They usually all have (you may be aware of this already) a switch that activates when you close the lid, this will put it into immediate standby mode or hibernation mode depends on settings in bios and windows..

Typically can even instruct the display to stay on when lid is closed.. again the setting/features determine this..

Good Luck with your endeavors..

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