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2008 netbook; Model ZG5 AOA150-1691; 8.5" screen; 1.6 GHz N270 Intel Atom Processor

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How do I get out of cat paw induced hibernation?

My cat walked across th key board causing the computer to go into hibernation. Now it is as though the computer is dead. Only sign of life a blinking orange light when the power button is pushed!

Thanks for any help, feeling sort of stupid right now and I think the cat is laughing!

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You could try this. Plug your computer in and press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds. If it is stuck in sleep mode this may force it to shutdown. Now hopefully it will start up again the next time you press the power button. To prevent things like this from happening, I always turn the hibernation and power saver functions off. Good Luck


Looks like your cat found the shortcut to put your computer to sleep :-) First check again to make sure that none of your keys are stuck.

Then try this as well

1) Press and hold the power button for 8 seconds.

2) Turn your computer on.

3) If the computer says says “Windows was not shut down successfully” etc., just select “Start Windows Normally” and press the “Enter” key.

If you still do not get any results, remove your battery,your AC power supply and your memory.

You are saying that you had disconnect the battery as well as the AC power supply at the same time. This did not make any difference. It did not get you anywhere but stuck at the flashing light with a black screen? Try an external monitor and make sure it is not anything with your LCD. Also make sure that you have disconnect any other devices like mouse, flash drive, anything at all,disconnect it. When you restart your computer, hold the F2 Key, it should let you boot into the BIOS and go from there. If none of this works, last try would be to clear the CMOS. I have the Service Manual on my file server and do feel free to download it. It will help you further with the trouble shooting as well show you how to reset your CMOS. Good Luck to you and I hope that this helps a bit. Let us know how you are progressing. I don't think it's the cats' fault.....;-)

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try this as well, shut down the computer, take out the power cord, take out the battery. Press and hold down the power button for 2 minutes. Put the battery back in, and then the power cord, and now turn on the computer.

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Thanks, I tried but nothing. Still nothing but the blinking orange light. And it only blinks three or four times then quits.


Susan does anything happen when you keep holding the power button down? Just holding it until your computer shuts down (hopefully)


The only other thing I would try is to remove the battery and the AC power and shut it down that way. Reinsert the battery and AC power and see if you can restart your Acer.


I tried but it's like the computer isn't getting my directions. Like it is in a disconnected limbo or something. I did remove the battery and and disconnect the power but no luck there either. Thanks for your suggestions!


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