Screen shuts off when using on lap


Oct 9, 2016
Something is triggering my laptop to cut the screen off and enter sleep mode. I think it's static electricity. It only happens when I'm wearing jeans (can't repeat the issue with any other material) and use the laptop on my lap. Any movement will cut the screen off.

The laptop is an Acer aspire E 15. The back cover has lots of vents which is why I suspect it's static.

Is this normal or should I return it for a defect? It works fine other than this issue and it's a brand new laptop only 3 days old.


Sep 7, 2016
Alright, are you certain that you're not blocking any of the vents? Jeans are notorious for not being breathable, which may be why only jeans clog it enough.
That's my hypothesis, anyway.
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