Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > >

Computers and Technology A general forum for discussions about computers, technology, and the Internet. If you just want to "geek out" or talk about how computers tick, then this is the place!

Turn on button on tower

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-18-2015, 02:05 PM   #11
caroline2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 1,708
Default

Jo, I'm not brave with settings. I just talked to Lenovo tech and they said staying in sleep mode can tax the computer. The computer is still on. So it may come to a repair job on the button. I can't take the computer apart, I can hardly bend over period.
__________________
OA onset at 18, now 77. Fibro onset at 61, Hip Replacement "mess" 72 (nerve damage, IT band damage, shorter leg). Otherwise, pretty good health.

Most important supplement: grape seed extract
caroline2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
Jo*mar
Co-Administrator
Community Support Team
 
Jo*mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 24,539
My Mood: Turn on button on tower
Default

Did they try to get you to send it to them for the fix??
I really don't think sleep mode taxes the system... sounds a bit unbelievable to me...
Maybe trying to scare you into some repair work for themselves???

My other post does state that if a screen saver is being used there is no energy saving by going into sleep mode.. I always set my screen saver to blank or none..

You don't need to actually open the case to acess the bios settings..

But the button itself is the problem - if dirty or a broken spring or bent contact... then opening the case would need to be done.. unless the front panel pops off.. there are many designs of cases so, hard to say for sure on yours..


[4. Can sleep features wear out hardware by forcing the computer to turn on and off several times a day?

“Modern computers are designed to handle 40,000 on-off cycles before failure, and you’re not likely to approach that number during the average computer’s five- to seven-year life span. In fact, IBM and Hewlett Packard encourage their own employees to turn off idle computers, and some studies indicate it would require on-off cycling every five minutes to harm a hard drive.”]
https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm..._power_mgt_faq

Have any geeky friends?? They can take a look at it for you..
__________________
The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

.
Jo*mar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 05:06 PM   #13
caroline2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 1,708
Default

Well, when I got them the serial no. to look it up, it was not a correct enough no. they said. You know I bought this from a company that is defunct now so can't go back there for sure.

Since they had no record, I can't go to them anyway for a repair. If worst comes to worse, I have a guy that I've never used but I'll call him, don't know if he could fix the button. I haven't asked him yet. He's $70 for a 2 hr min...he was last time I checked. He knows computers, teaches computers to senior groups.

Think I'll work on changing screen saver to blank. Thanks again, you are so knowledgeable.
__________________
OA onset at 18, now 77. Fibro onset at 61, Hip Replacement "mess" 72 (nerve damage, IT band damage, shorter leg). Otherwise, pretty good health.

Most important supplement: grape seed extract
caroline2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2015, 07:18 PM   #14
caroline2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 1,708
Default

Here's what I've been doing, use the sleep function some nights and now know that a tap on the left side of mouse get me online pronto.

Some nights I turn off and the button works but I feel it's fragile...so use it with caution.

Thanks again for all the help.
__________________
OA onset at 18, now 77. Fibro onset at 61, Hip Replacement "mess" 72 (nerve damage, IT band damage, shorter leg). Otherwise, pretty good health.

Most important supplement: grape seed extract
caroline2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 04:45 PM   #15
caroline2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 1,708
Default

An update, I use the sleep function MOST always. When the updates are needed then the computer turns off after updates and the turn on button is stronger as it's not used a lot. Everything seems good NOW.
__________________
OA onset at 18, now 77. Fibro onset at 61, Hip Replacement "mess" 72 (nerve damage, IT band damage, shorter leg). Otherwise, pretty good health.

Most important supplement: grape seed extract
caroline2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Historic tower collapses in Kathmandu after quake (Yahoo) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 04-25-2015 05:30 AM
If I buy a tower, can I still use my monitor? MelodyL Computers and Technology 23 09-07-2011 08:08 PM
It's not the Sears Tower anymore SandyC Social Chat 14 03-20-2009 10:22 AM
Happy Birthday KC Tower & PunkDizzle Chemar Social Chat 6 02-04-2008 02:13 AM
What and where is the soft cell in a computer tower? sjp_fanatic Computers and Technology 9 03-06-2007 11:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives