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Power Management and Conservation: Dell™ Latitude™
C600/C500 User's Guide
Management Tips

Power Management Modes

Management Tips
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Connect the computer to an electrical outlet when possible, because the battery life expectancy is largely
determined by the number of times it is charged.
Place the computer in
of time.
If you are going to connect your computer to a port replicator or a docking station, click None (or Do nothing)
when you program the display-close option in
Properties window.
To exit a power management mode, press the power button.
Power Management Modes
Standby Mode (Suspend Mode)
Standby mode (also called suspend mode) conserves power by turning off the display and the hard-disk drive after a
predetermined period of inactivity (a time-out). When you exit standby mode, the computer returns to the same state it
was in before entering standby mode.
NOTICE: If your computer loses AC and battery power while in standby mode, you may lose data.
To enter standby mode in Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows 98:
If you are using Windows XP, click the Start button, click Turn Off Computer, and then click Stand By.
If you are using Windows 2000 or Windows 98, click the Start button, click Shutdown, click Standby, and then
click OK.
Depending on how you set the power management options in the
Press the power button.
Close the display.
Press the power management keyboard shortcut (sometimes referred to as the "sleep button"),
If an external monitor is connected to the computer when you close the display, the computer does not enter standby
mode. You can still use the external monitor.
To exit standby mode, press the power button or open the display depending on how you set the options in the
Batteries" for more information on conserving battery power.
standby mode
hibernate mode
Power Options Properties
when you leave the computer unattended for long periods
tab in the Microsoft® Windows® Power Options
tab, use one of the following


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