I've been having a recurrent issue - if I leave my Aspire R14 plugged in or on battery and it goes to sleep, I cannot get out of the black screen when I use the machine again. Pressing the power button does nothing and the only way out is to long press to do a hard reboot. So, anything that I had open is lost [I've learnt the hard way to save before leaving my machine].
I've downloaded the latest drivers. I've set the power plan to not ever sleep even on battery and set the harddrive to only sleep after 6 hours of inactivity.
Is there a better way? Am I missing something on how to restart after it goes to sleep? BTW, both lights [disk and power] remain blue even with the black screen.