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I have an Acer v3-772g notebook running Windows 8.1, it is updated with the latest drivers and BIOS as well.
Im facing a problem that my other 2 laptops (HP Probook and Toshiba P200, both Windows 7) dont have:
I cant wake up the laptop from sleep when the screen lid is closed, while it works fine when the lid is opened.
The reason I want to do it is because I have a desk with 2 external screens (VGA+HDMI) and USB mouse + keyboard, and I have the laptop closed in a shelf under the table, I am not using the laptop screen as an active screen.
It is very annoying that in order for me to wake the laptop from sleep, i have to remove it from under the desk, open the lid, press any key, close the lid and put it back under the desk... at least twice a day...
So my idea is to enable this option or put a choice for the user to set on the BIOS like few other laptops have "Wake up from USB"
The following can be observed:
When the lid is opened:
When the lid is closed:
Just for the record, before writing to Acer support and writing this idea, I've cheched the following settings:
Keywords: laptop, sleep, bios, lid