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WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

  1. #1


    Jack Guest

    WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    wake it up.

    Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?

    thanks!


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  2. #2


    Slap Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    depends... who makes the vista machine.

    "Jack" <mr_nice_1973@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1173391455.960145.124860@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >




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  3. #3


    Jack Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Gateway makes it. I did call Gateway but something as specific as
    this, is something that may not be known by a call center. So they
    didn't seem to know. So if anyone else has seen this, please let me
    know. Could this be a BIOS setting? If so, where within BIOS would it
    be?


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  4. #4


    Dreamsayer Guest

    RE: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    I have an HP PC and mine does the same thing. I've owned different brands and
    they've all done this. Yes, it is normal for sleep mode.

    "Jack" wrote:

    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >
    >


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  5. #5


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Yes, it's normal.

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    "Jack" <mr_nice_1973@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1173391455.960145.124860@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >




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  6. #6


    Travis King Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Yes, it's supposed to blink. In fact, the blinking is to let you know that
    it is in sleep and not off.
    "Jack" <mr_nice_1973@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1173391455.960145.124860@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >



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  7. #7


    Jerald D Montgomery Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Hi,
    mine does the same thing

    "Jack" <mr_nice_1973@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1173393593.144953.202300@64g2000cwx.googlegroups.com...
    > Gateway makes it. I did call Gateway but something as specific as
    > this, is something that may not be known by a call center. So they
    > didn't seem to know. So if anyone else has seen this, please let me
    > know. Could this be a BIOS setting? If so, where within BIOS would it
    > be?
    >



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  8. #8


    Ketzl's Dad Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 17:04:16 -0500, Jack wrote:

    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >


    Every PC I've had does this: HP, Gateway, Dell, Mac. It's just a way of
    reminding you that the machine is asleep, not off.

    --
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    Remember: It is To Laugh


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  9. #9


    Lang Murphy Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    Normal. Why does the blinking light freak you out?

    Lang

    "Jack" <mr_nice_1973@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1173391455.960145.124860@v33g2000cwv.googlegroups.com...
    > Is this normal? When I place my Vista Machine to sleep, the power
    > button of the computer tower starts blinking and does this until I
    > wake it up.
    >
    > Can someone tell me if other PCs do this and this is normal? If it is
    > normal, can someone tell me if there is a setting I need to adjust to
    > make the computer stop blinking its power button when it sleeps?
    >
    > thanks!
    >



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  10. #10


    Scott Guest

    Re: WHY? - Power Button Blinks while computer sleeps

    On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 00:48:24 -0500, "Lang Murphy"
    <lang_murphy@hotmail.com> spake thusly:

    >Normal. Why does the blinking light freak you out?
    >
    >Lang
    >


    Please. Please. Make it stop.! Make it stop! waaah.
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