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Windows 7: turning on the fluorescent tube light wakes my pc from sleep

19 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
turning on the fluorescent tube light wakes my pc from sleep

i have bizzarre issue

when my pc is in sleep mode and i turn on the fluorescent tube light my pc wakes up from sleep .
the pc is from a seperate power board on the wall and the on/off button of the fluorescent button is on seperate power board .. both are 1 meter apart on the wall.

how is it possible ?

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19 Oct 2013   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Maybe your pc fancies the fluorescent tube.
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19 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Fluorescent tubes usually flicker when starting & this causes minor voltages surges in the power supply, that are probably being picked up by your pc as a key stroke & awakening. Are the power boards connected to the one power outlet on the wall. If they are try plugging one or the other into a different outlet, preferably in another room.
If that fails you it would be best to use another form of lighting.
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