The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
Some robots in the industry still use a derivate of hyperterminal (connect, transfer program, backups, some management functions and the possibility to execute things per command line)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Ah, fond memories of reading the caller id data from a pbx serial port! I actually made a nice little phone log application out of it, tracking the call activity of a dozen or so collectors. I gave it away and let the owner eventually make some money from it.
When I try to tilt the angle of view on my notebook, it throws fit and lands on a BSOD, consistently.
I was unsure how this was happening. Just to observe the behaviour, I left my notebook intact on my desk without moving a bit for 2 weeks. There was no problem.
When I lifted the notebook, the slight movement on the lid, threw the notebook to crash, immediately.
I thought maybe the pressure at the bottom of the notebook(when I left) is crushing the circuitry or an HDD controller cable, something like that. But it's not.
It's confirmed with the final experiment: On the desk, without lifting the notebook, just pushed the lid back a bit. It lands right into this screen.
And far worse - If I pushed it further, the whole screen became a dump of noisy horizontal lines flickering like an ECG gone wild.
It's a PITA to think about giving the machine to the service centre..taking backups etc.
Well notebooks must have a sensor that detects lid position, as most include a feature that activates sleep mode when lid is closed. So maybe that sensor is causing problems.
Perhaps on that note, you can try disabling any "sleep mode" features and see if it still happens? I get that you are not fully closing the lid, but still that sensor could be triggering some kind of check which is problematic.