I've had an HP dv5t laptop for about a year and a half (see specs), and so far (knock on wood) it's been pretty much perfect EXCEPT for one problem that has been happening on and off for the last several months. It occurs about once or twice a month for no apparent reason --- and I don't know if this this is a hardware or a software problem. What happens is that all of a sudden, for no reason my keyboard and touchpad/mouse are completely non-responsive -- and the only thing I can do is use the power button to shut down. When I reboot everything seems fine, until the next time it happens, a week or two later. It can happen when the laptop is running, but more often it happens when I open the lid after the system has been in Sleep mode. (I keep the laptop in 'Sleep' mode all the time when the lid is closed, and only fully "shut down" once in a while.) Everything seems to load properly --- the Desktop looks perfect and all my apps/icons are there, but the mouse won't move and the keyboard doesn't respond.
I'm afraid that my system is heading for a major problem and I'm trying to avoid it, if I can. I certainly don't want to have to send it in to HP for a repair --- as I've heard the horror stories. So I'm hoping that this will be a familiar problem to someone, that I can handle myself. What do you think?