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I use Windows 10 laptop mostly with external monitor. When it goes to sleep I can't wake it up with the power button. I have to open the lid first, and then press the power button, then close the lid and continue working with external monitor.

Can this be fixed?

Also, when I send the laptop to sleep, the power button blinks. However, after some time it stops blinking and this is when I can't wake the laptop any more without opening the lid. Does this mean that there are two kinds of sleep, "blinking" shwallow sleep and "deep" sleep?

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  • A monitor connected to a computer does not "wake up" until it receives the video signal. About sleep and other power options, you can set them in Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options. Take a look at this guide – spike_66 Jan 28 '20 at 11:47
  • But why does it not wake when I press the laptop power button? This should wake it up and send the signal to monitor - but it does not. – Danijel Jan 28 '20 at 13:28
  • Evidently the monitor does not receive the video signal until the lid is opened. Perhaps this can be changed in the power options settings. – spike_66 Jan 29 '20 at 8:37

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