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Waking up laptop without opening lid

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Waking up laptop without opening lid

I have Lenovo Yoga 730 Windows 10 laptop connected to an external monitor. I want to be able to "wake up" the laptop from sleep without opening the lid of the laptop. Right now the only way I can wake up the laptop is to open the lid and press the power button, which is on the side - nothing happens if I just press the power button when the lid is closed.

The only information I have been able to find is to enable "allow this device to wake the computer" for the keyboard or mouse but this option is missing for me. There are no options in the BIOS either. FYI, I'm using a wireless mouse, keyboard is wired.

Does anyone know how I can wake up my laptop without opening the lid for this laptop?
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if u use an external keyboard i have had success waking it up by pressing some random keys on the keyboard. have u tried?
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GoodFellaz wrote: if u use an external keyboard i have had success waking it up by pressing some random keys on the keyboard. have u tried?
Yes of course, that's the whole reason why I started this thread...I'm not able to wake it up other than opening the lid and pressing the power button, which includes not being able to wake up with the touch of the mouse or keyboard.
Just wondering, did you read the article you posted? Because as indicated in the OP, I've already tried that - that option isn't available to me.
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hierophant wrote: Yes of course, that's the whole reason why I started this thread...I'm not able to wake it up other than opening the lid and pressing the power button, which includes not being able to wake up with the touch of the mouse or keyboard.


Just wondering, did you read the article you posted? Because as indicated in the OP, I've already tried that - that option isn't available to me.
Try the Fn key when sleeping. And also that your USB ports provide power when asleep, otherwise your keyboard isn’t on - that is a bios setting
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What I've discovered thus far is that the using the laptop keyboard will wake-up the laptop, not the external keyboard. From what I gather, my keyboard doesn't support wakeup - it is an old keyboard.

As for my wireless mouse (which is newer), for whatever reason the device manager doesn't have it listed by brand (logitech) - only HID-compliant mouse is listed 3x and only one of those has the "power management" tab and the "allow this device to wake the computer" is already checked. It's not under Bluetooth either. I've tried enabled "allow this device to wake the computer" for the network card, still doesn't work. Also checked under USB controller and connector managers, nothing.
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Just set your power options such that the laptop never goes to sleep.
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Try this
1) On Regedit go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power
2) Change CsEnabled from 0 to 1
3) Reboot.
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Try disabling Sleep when you close the lid. Use some other method to put your computer to sleep. Then see if the power button will wake it up.

BTW, I thought the computer is supposed to wake-up when you open the lid, if it is set to Sleep when you close it. Seems odd that you have to press the power button.
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If you have to press the power button, that means computer goes into sleep when you close the lid. You need to change the default setting under "Power Option" in control panel. On the right side, click "Choose what closing the lid does" and select "Do nothing" under when lid is closed.
I have a work laptop and it is connected to external monitor/keyboard/mouse as well with this setting. Never have to open the lid to wake it up.
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yanksingh wrote: If you have to press the power button, that means computer goes into sleep when you close the lid. You need to change the default setting under "Power Option" in control panel. On the right side, click "Choose what closing the lid does" and select "Do nothing" under when lid is closed.
I have a work laptop and it is connected to external monitor/keyboard/mouse as well with this setting. Never have to open the lid to wake it up.
same here

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