Since my earlier post, I have found this HOTFIX for no sound upon wake-up issue! and this http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;892559
I will try this Microsoft Hotfix if they send it to me.
the ungrounded speaker/static problem causes the laptop to freeze--I have fixed that problem already--along with the common overheating that these A70/75's suffer (blocked heatsinks).
This sound problem is something...