laptop doesn't power off

b. f. bf1783 at
Tue Aug 11 19:22:55 UTC 2009

On 8/11/09, Kevin Oberman <oberman at> wrote:

> It might also be worth mentioning that you can ALMOST always force a
> system to power down by pressing and holding the power button for 5
> seconds. This has always worked for me and is pretty fundamental, but
> it is claimed that there is an exception to every rule. (Some systems
> allow this to be disabled in BIOS, though.)
> In any case, this is easier than pulling the battery.

No doubt.  But in his first post I think he mentioned that this didn't
work for him, either.  At least, he said holding the power button down
"for a long time" didn't work.  I'm assuming this was at least five
seconds. He didn't mention anything about checking his BIOS settings.


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