Gateway LX6810 won't recover from sleep mode

July 14, 2012 at 16:40:28
Specs: Windows Vista, 8GB
Seen this problem reported by others. System goes into sleep mode. Then won't recover. Some times if I power off then reboot it will recover. After a few weeks of this, it won't recover at all. It always first runs the fan at full blast. The DVD tray will open/close. But no signal to LCD. I took it to PC MD and they said it may be the bios card. If I power off, pop the bios battery then reinsert battery (supposedly resets bios to default), then power on, it recovers. But this is a pain in the *ss to do every time. I'd like to know what the real problem is and how to permanently fix it. Seems like this happens with a lot of LX6810s, so why doesn't Gateway have a fix?? I've emailed them the problem, but don't expect much. Someone said it was a power source issue, and if one swaps out the standard 400 W supply with a 430 W supply that will fix the problem. Has anyone else heard or tried this? How difficult is it to replace the power supply...I'm not real experienced with hardware issues. Any help greatly appreciated

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#1
July 14, 2012 at 18:35:08
Try downloading and creating a bootable MemTest CD. See if it finds any errors in your RAM.

http://www.memtest.org/

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#2
October 11, 2012 at 12:54:46
i'm having the same issues.. no display after sleep mode on my gateway lx6810. now 3 days in a row. someone please help!

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#3
October 11, 2012 at 19:50:42
I really don't understand why people with desktops use sleep mode....sleep mode is basically for laptops to preserve power. On a desktop it might be much wiser to just let a PC go into screensaver mode....saves a lot of problems IMO

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#4
October 12, 2012 at 16:57:39
@XpUser4Real: A true point, but say if you had an old P4 desktop, those are loud, and I wouldn't want one running overnight, especially if I keep it in my room.

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#5
February 7, 2013 at 09:54:54
Hi, I Had the same problem with my Gateway LX6810-01 not coming out of the sleep mode. I had to un-plug the power cord to get it to re-boot. Solution: I replaced the power supply and the problem cleared up. Computer is running perfect now.
The reason people use the sleep mode on desk tops is probably to save the hard drives as they are only good for so many revolutions..

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#6
February 7, 2013 at 10:01:45
When I replace my power supply, I replaced with with a 250 watt one. As it was the only one that I had available. It worked fine with out any problems. It now comes out of sleep mode ok. I have another LX6810-01 that won't come out of sleep also. So I'm gonna try a different power supply in that one and see what happens.
Also I'll be adding a 120mm cabinet fan for better air circulation while I got the cabinet open. Gatewy left the fan out of this particular computer to cut costs.

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