Disabling the Sleep Button on an HP KeyboardAugust 29th, 2011 by steve
For reasons only their engineers know HP designed a keyboard with a sleep button only millimeters away from the escape key.
Often the reason I am hitting the escape key is because I just hit the wrong key an instant before. HP’s brilliance in putting their propriety sleep key right beside the escape key increases the frustration, making me wait for the PC to re-awaken if I accidentally hit the sleep key.
All the suggestions I found online failed to disable this function of this keyboard, but finally — SOLVED!
Here’s my fix. Click the image to see a larger rendering.
It only took about a minute. Oh — and it took two screwdrivers.