Laptop going to sleep while typing, introduction.
I had a problem for months with my laptop going to sleep randomly.
At first, I thought of a breadcrumb blocking a keyboard key or something like that. I tried to find a pattern that caused this. There were no strange error messages in the Event Viewer either.
I searched for a long time, but unfortunately my laptop kept turning off randomly.
It was driving me crazy, but now I’ve found out why this was happening it actually made me laugh.
A few things I thought of what it could be..
- Outlook crashes?? And my laptop goes to sleep .
- I press a hotkey while typing.
- Windows 10 sucks?
- Dell laptops suck!?
My laptop usually went to sleep while typing. I noticed that the laptop fell asleep every time I went over my laptop keyboard with my hand. At work I normally used a separate keyboard. When I only worked with my mouse and keyboard, nothing was wrong. It was one of those Mondays again where everyone is at work and grumpy. I couldn’t find a keyboard so I my laptop went to sleep every 15 minutes.
Why is my laptop going to sleep at random times? …finding answers.
I started to Google thoroughly for anything, and then I found this interesting article on answers.microsoft.com.
especially this post from GHCMillard:
“I’m a computer repair technician and suddenly one day I started having the same problem, 9-12-2011 in fact. I tried everything, reloading the computer, flashing the bios, changing all settings to never sleep, and none of them worked. I was still having the same problem with my computer going to sleep in the middle of my typing, all random of course, i could type a paragraph or only a letter, and suddenly wham it would go to sleep. I was very frustrated, so I sat down for an hour and thought about anything that had happened that day to try and figure out what might have happend. I didn’t want to think the worst (bad motherboard). It took me a bit but it finally hit me. I had bought this pretty new braclet that day, one of those magnetic ones that are supposed to help with arthritis and carpol tunnel syndrom.
As a computer tech i felt very foolish because as any of us in the field will tell you computers + magnet = trouble. I didn’t think anything of it when I bought it and had already forgotten I was wearing it. Bingo, took it off about 10 minutes ago and I’ve been typing like a mad woman every since. No problems what so ever. Just thought I would throw this out there in case you might just be wearing said kind of braclet.”
I received a Josh Bracelet from my lovely girlfriend for my birthday. This bracelet has a magnet in the closure. Every time I started to type, the magnet caused the laptop going to sleep. Nowadays in many sports bracelets there is a magnet to charge it. So, check whether the bracelets on your wrist do not contain a magnet!
The bracelet for reference:
The first lesson for me is that I should not always look directly at the laptop itself, I but can also see if the problem is between chair and screen, so that’s me… nice. That has been resolved and I hope to reach more people with this post who experience the same.
Do you have different ideas, or any feedback? Please leave a comment.
Because of major adjustments to the blog post, I have re-published it.