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Yoga 920 - Battery drain when shut down and in sleep mode

Q: Yoga 920 - Battery drain when shut down and in sleep mode

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Hi. I've updated all the drivers, per technical support's advice. I'm losing 1-5% per day when shut down and 5-10% per day in sleep mode on my new Yoga 920. Is anyone else having this problem? Do tech support read these forums?

A:Yoga 920 - Battery drain when shut down and in sleep mode

Hi amote,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Battery draiining reports are also visible on other OEM forums as well and most likely related to similar features offered by Windows 10. Such also applies to different model of different macnufacturers as well.
 
Disabling fast start as discussed here would be a good step to try first.
 
Our forums are peer to peer community discussion group but Tech support (although maybe limited to their own scope of support) also utilizes the discussions we have for investigation of issues.
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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I bought my Yoga 13 (type 20175) brand new in 2014.  It shipped with Windows 8, 128GB, 4GB, if I recall correctly.  I had a license for W8 Pro that I used and there was a free 8.1 upgrade that I completed not long after purchase. Upgrades over the last (almost) 3 years have been boosting it to 8GB of ram, installing a Samsung SSD 850 EVO (250GB), Windows 10 (Pro), and now a battery. Sometime in 2015, I started noticing that if I didn't use the laptop and left it off for 2 or 3 days, the battery would completely discharge to 0%.  I chalked it up to age, and could still get several hours of moderate use in a day, so it wasn't a priority.  Finally, I bit the bullet and bought a brand new battery and put it in last week. Nothing changed.  I still have the same problem. In retrospect, it may have coincided with the installation of Windows 10.  Below is a further description of the problem and things I have tried.   PROBLEM:When shutting down, the battery loses an average of 2.5% per HOUR. (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 75%)This is consistent whether I use the Windows Start menu, the power button, or a command prompt (shutdown /s /f /t 0) to turn it off.  By the way, putting it in hibernate burns at the same rate. When putting the laptop to sleep, the battery loses only about 0.75% per HOUR (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 92%).  This occurs regardless of how I put it to sleep... Read more

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Dear forum users and Lenovo developers, I have noticed that my battery level is dropping from 82% to 81% in a couple of days while plugged in. On my setting, I didn't select the "Standby mode to lower power use whenever it's possible" option, while having set a threshold for charging up to 85%. I suspect the battery level has dropped while I put the computer in sleep mode. This happened after I upgraded the Win 10 to its Anniversary Update version recently. Should I tweak any settings around to make the power/battery level stable? Thanks!




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We have two new Latitude 5289's and when in sleep mode the battery is drained abnormal. It happens for both of these new laptops.
The battery seems to be drained even faster than when you are using the laptop.
Does anybody have the same experience or a fix?

Cheers

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Hello for the past 2 weeks I am facing a weird battery charging issue. Apparently the battery charges only while the laptop is on Sleep mode or Shut Down mode. It doesn't charge when powered on. The HP online support also does not have any answers. I have updated the BIOS and restarted the laptop countless times. The battery is not removable. Anybody else faced this issue and any solutions?  On a side note, Microsoft Excel crashes repeatedly since beginning. And the support has no answer to this too. Thanks for your help! Regards,Garry

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I bought my laptop in 2015 and unwarranted, I'd like some help to get full functionality back into my laptop. While the subject states my problem, I do have some ways of getting use out of the computer:It can turn on if the battery is fully drained and after the computer is plugged in; it takes 8 days to drain. [Pressing and holding the power button only results in the PC flashing its backlit keyboard.] The battery can recharge and the PC can run on battery just as long the PC does not shut down, go to sleep, or the lid closes.Battery removal with the PC plugged in: the PC can always turn on, but when closing the lid or shutting it off, the power cord has to be unplugged and plugged back in.Additional computer information:-Windows 8.1 with updates-Installed BIOS update and Windows hotfix update from Lenovo.com

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I am a Yoga 700-14ISK user for 2 years. And I had encounter serveral issues with this laptop before (and the service center helped me to fix them) However, now there is an issue I just have now - my battery is draining fast like 1% lost per 2-3 min for light usage (browsing on Chrome or doing my schoolwork either on Microsoft Office or Google Drive) I suspected it was due to my battery wear level. However, as I monitored it, I realised it keep fluctuating (from 19.64% to 42.02%) until I re-calibrate which gives me 38.51% and then 38.71% after a charge to 60%. Is it possible the battery wear level can cause the quick drain in battery?  Is this battery wear level normal? I would also like to point out that I had the battery changed over a year ago and I normally used my laptop for schoolwork and gaming (occasionally now after realising the issue.) I am also going to have an internship (at least 6 months) from July so I am very worried that my laptop can't last long especially its battery. Hence, should I go to a Lenovo service center and request for a battery replacement? Please give me any possible reasons on why the laptop battery starts to drain fast and its battery wear level sharp increase, and also possible solutions for these issues. I would like to know more about it in order to sustain my laptop at least for a year.

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I'm having problems with my 910 yoga. He's been carrying it for more than two days and it's only 44%. Unlike the other posts, where yoga is connected and does not carry my charges very slowly. Also when I remove the power cable the battery drains very fast.
1) I already updated the BIOS
2) I already unplugged and reinstalled the battery drives
I do not know what else to do.

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Hi All,I bought this laptop yesterday and i have seen that it randomly goes to sleep and can only be waken by putting the charger on. I have customise all the power settings but it still happening a lot.. hope i not bought a lemon! Also how in the world you get this active pen 2 activate? it comes with 1 x aaaa battery & 2x tiny batteries for bluetooth. I put the aaaa in but can't figure out the where the 2 tiny ones goes and the manual diagram doesn't help either!!  Thank you

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Recently, I noticed that my battery have been draining quite fast while in sleep mode. I investigated the issue by turning off bluetooth, background apps, etc before sleep. There is no difference. I still loses like 20% of my battery in 8 hours. So, I typed powercfg /a in cmd to see if anything pops up, and i noticed that the only supported standby state is S0. It states, supported S0, hibernate, and fast startup. S1,S2,S3 are all not supported. Then, I read up some info on sleep states, and it appears that the s0 sleep state isn't actually sleeping, it is just the idle state. How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping? I can't just hibernate because I have a SSD and it will use up sleep cycles. Thank you very much.

A:Sleep modes? Battery Drain in Sleep

Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome @someguy111,  I understand that your battery is draining while in sleep mode and you had asked "How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping?" Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, screen brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors (even when it is a new purchase). Have you tried to turn down the brightness?Have you tried putting the Notebook on a power saver mode?Do you happen to have any USB devices connected to your Notebook while it is in a sleep state or turned off?  To learn more about how to Improve Battery Performance, please follow the document provided in the hyperlink.  If your notebook computer battery does not Hold a Charge, you can try to troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Sometimes, all it is is that the battery could need to be recalibrated. There is a document called Testing and Calibrating the Battery. You can use the steps in this document to find out the condition of the battery you currently have and see if it has any suggestions. Using the HP Support Assistant is great because you can use the HP Battery Check tool also.  Here are a couple of links ... Read more

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The battery of my Spectre x360 (2016 model) keeps being drained even though the laptop is completely shut down. I have disabled hibernate and fast startup and it didn't fix the issue. I'm basically having the same issue as this guy:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Battery-Drain-with-Shutdown-Comp... I have the latest drivers / bios and Windows 10 updates. I did the battery check in the HP Support Assistant and the health is OK. I have followed this article in order to disable fast startup:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-10-a.html Any ideas??Thanks

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Hi, I have an Yoga 900 that worked fine (mostly). However, now I have an annoying issue regarding the battery.  Going from 100% to about 76% could take about 2 hours, but... from 76% to 6% takes a minute. It doesnt downscale normally, but rather jumps immediately down to 6% and then warns me about low battery...  With this issue, the computer is completely useless without the powercord...so, its a bit useless as a laptop yes. Would really appreciate any help here!! Running Win 10 with the latest updates. 

A:Yoga 900 Battery drain

Hi tonijj , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Check if this help article applies to your case and verify both BIOS and audio versions. 
 
Manually allowing it to drain then charge it helps in some case other wise you can try steps discussed here on this discussion.
 
Update us how things go. 
For further assistance specially if your warranty is still active call in tech support. 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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My Yoga 3 pro's battery is draining at 5-7% per hour even when the machine is powered off.(not sleeping or hibernating - properly shut down)This has happened about a year ago, where both battery and motherbord have been replace under warrany.Lenovo technicians claim it has, this time, something to do with the HDMI PCB and cable.The machine is already two weeks in "repair". My question: Is this a known issue? if so, what is the correct/recommended course of action?(other than not buying Lenovo... too late) Thanks, Assaf.

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So this is a contiuation of the thread that was just closed http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-drain-when-shut-down-HP...  

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hello, I have a brand new HP Spectre x360, and am very happy with it. However, the battery is getting drained when the laptop is shut-off (not in sleep mode, but really shut-off, by using the windows start button). From 100% to 90% in one week time, and even down to 0% if left for some weeks.I'm wondering if this is due to a problem with the battery (or some other manufacturing issue), or if itīs caused by some kind of setting that causing the computer to not completely shut down for example. Could the farst start-up have anything to do with it? Is there any setting I should change?  Would really appreciate your help as this doesn't seem normal for a completely new computer... Thanks!

A:Battery drain when shut-down (HP Spectre x360)

Hi there @lomoens,  You  have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from HP and the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I wanted to reach out to you and help! I understand that your battery keeps draining on your HP Spectre x360 - 13-4101no.  I did some research and found documentation for you based on the battery depleting. First, before I provide you with steps to help resolve the battery issue, I would like to Welcome you to Support Forums and thank you for joining in!  To resolve the issue you are experiencing with your battery: Please remove the notebook battery, plug the AC power cable back into the notebook, then turn it on. Does it power the Notebook? Please make sure that the AC adapter cable is not plugged into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source. It should be directly into a wall outlet.  Here are some documents to use for Troubleshooting Steps:  Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. If your notebook computer battery does not power the notebook or will not hold a charge, troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8).To know the condition of your battery, use the steps in this article to test your battery and calibrate it if necessary. Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista).  Here is ... Read more

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Hi, I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen (20KG) this week.I have the issue that it drains significant battery when in sleep mode (connected standby).I ran the microsoft sleepStudy (powercfg /SleepStudy) and identified that the battery drain in "modern standby" is still 1300mW. That equals 2.4% battery / hour, whereas the modern standby should get below 0.33% battery/hour.As a result the battery is essentially empty if you charge in the evening and put the notebook into sleep over night. The battery drain is dominated (~99%) by the entry "Fx Devices" - "Standard NVM Express Controller (\_SB.PCI0.RP05.PXSX)", which has 100% active time (i.e., is active during entire standby period). In device manager, I find the entry "Storage controllers" - "Standard NVM Express Controller", which looks fine and is a Microsoft driver in Version 10.0.17134.1.I cannot find a more appropriate driver on the Lenovo page. The Lenovo NVMe firmware upgrade tool (if related at all) tells me that no FW upgrade is available for my model LENSE20512GMSP34MEAT2TA. Regarding my System: I purchased the X1C without operating system, installed an existing windows 10 home. I installed all updates up to build 1803. I installed Lenovo System Update and installed all available items / drivers. Also I updated the BIOS from the Lenovo support page. My questions:- Do you also have this kind of strong battery drain in sleep mode?- Do you also have the Standard NVMe Microsoft driver, or am I... Read more

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I have a ton of T470s in inventory and two of them have an issue with the battery draining in sleep mode.  One in particular with an i7 on windows 10 and I've done every upgrade possible, bios, drivers, etc. It sounds like the fan is running constantly in sleep.  Basically in about 2 hours the battery is completely drained.  Anyone else experiencing this with a T470s? I've heard it could be the RAM? 

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Hi guys, In February, I received my Yoga 710-14ikb and I was thrilled because of the advertised battery life and low weight. However, I have started noticing that 5 months in, my battery drains 10-15% (in 17 hours) when it's turned off. I have set the "what does the power button do" to shut down and the ''close the lid'' to do nothing. There is no heavy usage of the laptop, no downloading etc.In my previous laptop (ideapad 510), this happened as well and eventually progressed into losing ~50% in 48 hours. They ended up repairing it twice and taking it back in the end and this cost a lot of time.  Does anybody have any solutions for this problem?Kind regards,Maarten

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I got my yoga 920 two months ago. Everything looks fine expect recent battery drain after shutdown. I shut down my laptop and after overnight I turn it on, it only shows 89% for most time and on time only 64%. I tried a lot of ways suggested online, such as turning off "always on usb", battery reset, changing settings in Intel Energy Management. But problem continues. Does anyone have any idea?

A:Yoga 920 battery drain after shutdown

I wonder whether it possible to have a battery leakage? Because I could feel somehow warm at the bottom before I turn it on.

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Hi guys, In February, I received my Yoga 710-14ikb and I was thrilled because of the advertised battery life and low weight. However, I have started noticing that 5 months in, my battery drains 10-15% (in 17 hours) when it's turned off. I have set the "what does the power button do" to shut down and the ''close the lid'' to do nothing. There is no heavy usage of the laptop, no downloading etc.In my previous laptop (ideapad 510), this happened as well and eventually progressed into losing ~50% in 48 hours. They ended up repairing it twice and taking it back in the end and this cost a lot of time.  Does anybody have any solutions for this problem?Kind regards,Maarten

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Hello,I've recetnly bought brand new hp spectre x360 13and it has a obvious problem with a battery.  The battery is getting drained when the laptop is shut-down(yes, complytly shut-down not in a sleep mode). It can drain about 8-10% battery per night, what is kinda annoying and unacceptable for high-end laptop.I'm wondering if this is due to a problem with the battery or if it is caused by some kind of setting that causing the computer not shut-downing properly.I've already disabled USB power option in BIOS. It didn't help.  Would really appreciate your help. I think this is not a common thing in a new laptop.

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I want to share my experience with the battery drain issue on the Spectre in shutdown and hibernate.Model: HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-w0XX (kabylake, 8GB, i5) I still have battery drain, mostly in hibernate (2% in 24H) after applying to following and contacting HP support.Today for the first time no drain in 23H after shutdown. Did myself:update bios to  F.20 (from website, not available with HP support assistant)sphinx fix (Sphinx 1.0 PD FW update_NVM4_TI14_B8_1.zip, date 17-1-2017 from ftp://ftp.usa.hp.com/samsung NVMe controller update to 2.1.0.1611disabled fast-bootdisabled usb charging in biosAll drivers from HP support assistantAll drivers and updates from HP websiteContacted HP support and they did:Deleted files in directories: C:\Windows\Prefetch, c:\windows\Temp, and emptied recycle-binre-installed latest bios F.20 (http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78501-79000/sp78806.exe)Deleted battey driver Microsoft ACPI... from device managerHP (was connected to HP support Ireland) wasn't aware of this problem, only about a charging issue.But confirmed it's a battery related issue, not a windows issue and asked my to do the folowwing and then do a battey check from support assistant or http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/document/c04726355. This helps in discharging the static from the motherboard and the internal components. ? Shut down the notebook.? Unplug the AC Power adapter, disconnect all peripheral devices (printer, scanner, ca... Read more

A:Battery drain when shut-down/hibernate (HP Spectre x360) con...

Does the static issue cause or contribute to the battery drain?

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A few weeks back I upgraded my laptop and since then my computer started acting weird. My battery had until then been perfect, but now it drains during one night when computer is turned off, sleeping, closed lid etc..Also, as soon as I let it rest, close the lid or simliair it wont wake up again. The keyboard lights are on but notning except a hard reset works.Sometimes I do the hard reset and find that the internet webpages sometimes are "saved" and opens up when I power up again.The fan has also started to wound alot more recenlty.My guess is that some downloaded upgrade caused this but I dont know how to fix.I have tried downloading all the latest drivers etc.I have also tried a ton of tips from different forums regarding power settings, hybernation and such but nothing works.All of this happened right after the bad update so I know that the problem is not the battery itself..Thank you

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Hello my fellow ThinkPad friends, I know that there are already a couple of threads out there concerning high battery drain when the device is completely shut down, but none for the X380 Yoga yet. In some cases (E-Series ThinkPads), a BIOS-Update was released to solve the problem. I would kindly like to ask the Lenovo team to try and figure out whether the same can be accomplished for the X380 Yoga.  When my device is shut down, it usually drains 10-15% a day, which cannot be a regular thing. Of course, I have tried all the usual stuff: - Windows Quick Start is off - USB-power when off is off- Wake-On-LAN or USB-C is off- BIOS updated to R0SET29W 1.13 If you have any other ideas, feel free to post them. Otherwise, I would really appreciate for a BIOS update that might adress the issue. It is kind of annoying charging your device for the weekend knowing that by the next day, you will already have lost 1 to 2 hours of runtime. Best wishes,Manuel  

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My yoga 900 battery drains ~15% per day when powered off. Issue looks similar to multiple posts for other Lenovo laptops, for instance:ThinkPad E455 Excessive Battery Drains When Power Off I'm running Windows 10. Fast boot is already disabled and BIOS recently updated.  Does anybody have an idea how to get the issue solved for my product?For instance: is there a way to manually change the power setting for USB and AC-button in power off mode?  Thanks in advance for thinking along ---------------------- OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 HomeVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393System Model 80UESystem SKU LENOVO_MT_80UE_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK2Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6560U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2208 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 2UCN10WW, 14-9-2016SMBIOS Version 2.8Embedded Controller Version 1.08BIOS Mode UEFI

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I know this is an issue for many users and it was for me. I probably found the solution, at least the problem is fixed for me.
It pretty much looks like not the Intel stuff is the problem but the WiFi that keeps the machine up.
Go to
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Right click the Wifi adapter and select "Properties", then "Configure" and uncheck the box under "Power Management". Reboot.
Fixed everything for me so far.

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Recently, bought Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen. Spent a premium price and I am very disappointed with the battery, even after optimization with low brightness. Why are they advertising 15 H?

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I have a T440s, problem is whenever i shut down my laptop and turn it back on my battery level is downwhy my laptops battery is draning while completely shudown, i have tried fast boot off, turn off all wakeup devices, tested in hibernate and shutdownplease help

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Hi,I recently purchased Thinkpad X1 yoga (1 Gen) machine with 16Gb Ram, 512GB SSD & WQHD IPS (Not even OLED) display with windows 10 pro 64 bit OS.My laptop battery is draining fast and only last for 4 to 5 hours with normal browsing & usage with 60-75% brightness (even reducing it to 50% doesn't give much improvement) and in Power save mode. As per Lenovo it should last for 9 to 11 hours but in reality it is no where near to it. I had also looked at similar issues that has been raised in this forum by other users as well. But I strongly feel that a top brand like Lenovo/Thinkpad doesn't cheat customers by giving false promises for the battery life of  9 to 11 hours without their internal testing, also I feel they would have not be claiming this (9 to 11 hrs) battery life by keeping their screen brightness to dark i.e. less than 50% or 25%. So i thought i could dig deeper to find out the problem. After my initial analysis using powercfg.exe command tool for sleepstudy, the report (i.e. https://ibb.co/hzob7F) shows me some a Ghost application called "Unknown [None]" which comsumes more power and I guess this is the culprit that cases the battery to drain faster. Looks like this Ghost appid takes around 60% of the power compared with all the other appid.  But not sure how to identify this Ghost appid. I have also posted my query in Microsoft forum but yet to get an reply.https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-othe... Read more

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Recent issue that started in the last week but I have not made any changes to the system other than potential Windows automatic updates. When on battery my Yoga shuts off anywhere between 1-5 minutes. This problem is continunous until I plug the AC power back in. Went through settings and I cannot figure out what is causing this. Battery is fully charged and indicator reads as such. Has anyone had this issue?

A:Yoga 710 - Shut Down Loop When on Battery

Edit: I noticed that when I unplug the AC Power, the battery light indicator next to the charging port started to blink orange after about a minute. Battery indicator in the task bar still shows 95% percent and the battery has been plugged in long enough that it should be fully charged. However, the light does not blink every time. Last time I unplugged it the light never came on but the computer shut down after about one minute. Does anyone know how to force the battery to cycle?

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Hello, I would like to preface this by saying that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself and I would greatly appreciate your help. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga (Machine Type Model 20CDX00) that has problems with shutting down and sleeping sometimes. The problem started after I restored my laptop with a clean copy of windows 10.  I installed all of the drivers and I also updated my BIOS.  I noticed that sometimes my laptop would not shut down completely and the battery would just drain in the blank screen that I couldn't do anything about.  This also happened with sleep to.  Not all the time, but sometimes.  I tried to turn of hibernate and also fast start-up.  But, that did not work.  I, then, restored my computer again and I tried to reset the BIOS to the original BIOS.  I am still having these problems even after the restore which makes me believe that the BIOS is at issue becuase it is ROM and would not have been changed by my restoring of the laptop.  But, I did try to reset the BIOS to a previous version.  So, I am stuck and I do not know what to do. 

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Hi there, I bought my X1 YOGA 3rd gen 2 weeks ago and I just noticed that the battery will not charge when the computer is shut down completely. Is this a new thing with the new model or is there something wrong with my thinkpad? Thanks

A:X1 YOGA 3rd Gen battery not charging when laptop is shut down

Mine charges when shut down.  Do you have thresholds set? 

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Is there any benefit to shutting down the computer at night or while at work as opposed to using Sleep Mode?

I've been using sleep mode at night or during the day when im at work, and shutting down my computer when I know i'll be away from it for more than a day.

Just wondering if this is a good idea, or should I shut it down more often, or is there something better to do at night and while at work than either of those?

Thanks

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I just read an old thread from last year on here about this subject. I had XP before I just switched to Win 7. I did not ever turn off the XP. I like the convenience of sitting down and starting to work. Booting each time was too much like Dial-Up. My power supply on the XP machine lasted 5 years, so it couldn't have been too bad. == Other than conserving what I believe to be a small amount of power, is there any other advantage to using Sleep Mode. If I just left the machine on all the time, am I costing myself anything? I have read in other threads that you can click your mouse or hit your keyboard to bring it out of Sleep Mode. On mine, I have to hit the On/Off buttom. It comes immediately on. Should I be able to use my mouse to do this?

A:Sleep Mode vs Shut Down

Why don't you just try sleep mode and see for yourself how it works? It works pretty great for me. Comes out of sleep with a mouse movement in just a few seconds and goes into sleep in a second or two also. Much faster than hibernation. Saves a lot of power over time . . . good for the environment.

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Our printer is constantly freezing up and the items sent will not spool properly. Unfortunately, I don't have the administrative access to the system's spooler to clear it out. I wanted to know if shutting down the printer each night instead of putting it in sleep mode will help refresh its memory each day. Thanks for your help!
abigail
 

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I restored my laptop to factory settings a few days ago using the built in Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. This isn't the first time I've done this but something happened. Now, whenever I shut down the computer using Start > Shut Down button (on the start menu) it goes into sleep mode. After the screen goes black (powers down) the actual on/off power button on the laptop continuously blinks on and off. It never used to do that before. Prior to this restore whenever I clicked Start > Shut Down button the screen would go black, everything would power down, and the laptop power button never blinked. Here's what I've checked so far:

1. The Shut Down button does say Shut Down. I right clicked the Start button > Properties > Power button action: and selected between Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut down. The name of the button changes to whatever I select and every other option works except for Shut Down.
2. I disabled Hibernate from an elevated command prompt by typing: powercfg -h off
3. I checked Advanced Power Options and the default action for the Start menu Shut down button was showing Shut down. I opened the settings tree and selected Power Buttons and Lid > Power button action (which refers to the Start menu shut down button, not the laptop on/off power button) > Setting > and toggled through the various settings finally selecting Shut down and OKing my way back out of this dialog box. Still no joy. Whenever I click Start ... Read more

A:Always Goes Into Sleep Mode At Shut Down

Well, all I got is this. Try power options and advanced power options, check both options for plugged in and battery. Other than that, if clean install and going through all of these actions doesn't help, you might try a small square of electric tape to fit nicely over that blinking light. Someone may come up with a better idea

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Hi The laptop was working perfectly until i updated the intel HD graphics driver to version 23.20.16.4849 (27/10/17).  As soon as I did this, the machine would not wake from either sleep or hibernate mode when the lid was shut. When I open the lid it will either enter staright into a black screen, and I can hear the fan spinning with lights to the right hand side but no further activity. Sometimes the Lenovo log appears on the screen first and then enters into a blank screen state. I am on Bios Lenovo C6CN34WW 29/10/15 As soon as I press and hold the power button to turn off, and then turn on again the machine loads into windows perfectly, with a visible display.  Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks

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After entering sleep mode, when I hit the keyboard instate of awake it go shut down directly, when I hit the power button the windows show I impropriate shut down.

A:After Enter Sleep Mode, it goes Shut down

First let's make sure your system is fully patched. Enable hardware auto-updating via Windows Update (Steps 3 and 6) then Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional, with reboots, until there are no more offered. This may take a day or more.

Next see if there's an Update for your Display driver on the Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model. This is the first suspect in any Sleep problems. I'd also update any other drivers including chipset if newer are available.

After reboot if the problem persists work through these other Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

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A couple of weeks ago 1) I found out I had a ransom Trojan. Microsoft essentials found it and quarantined it and then let me delete it.
                                      2) I did that free install of windows 10. Half of my system wouldn't work so I reverted back to windows 7. This is when essentials found the Trojan. Anyway I did some research to get things working in 10, reinstalled it, tried it for about 2 days and decided I didn't like it. So again I reverted back to 7. The PC has been working good but for whatever the reason my external hard drives suddenly got very slow opening folders. The internal HD works fine. I'm hoping something happened to the usb hub I am using. I have a new one coming and won't know until it comes. But 2 days ago all of a sudden when I shut my pc down, it doesn't shut down, it goes into sleep mode. The button on the front of the pc after shutting down doesn't turn off it just turns yellow. What could be causing this?
 
Ok, update: I just shut down my pc and this time it did shut down and booted normally, but the light on the front stayed on again (Yellow) What could this be now?

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Hi, tech friends. I would love some help with a problem I've been having for a long time. I have a Dell Inspiron 11-3147 2-in-1 laptop running Windows 8.1. Sleep mode has never worked on it. I've fiddled with the settings in numerous ways, but it doesn't make a difference. The power buttons/closing the lid have the same effect as the "when the computer sleeps" settings: the computer shuts down unexpectedly. In fact, Event Viewer details the level as "critical" and says that "the system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first." The hibernation function does seem to work, but I finally got around to installing an SSD, and I want to avoid unnecessary writing to the drive. I also just clean installed the OS (following Philip Yip's guide). I had hoped this would solve the problem, but to no avail.So I did some research and found a person who seems to have had the same problem (the only difference being that hibernation, for him, also resulted in a shut down). I hope no one will mind if I post a link to another forum. I normally wouldn't, but the OP thoroughly describes the problem and his attempted solutions, and he follows up with every suggestion. Perhaps this will save time:answers.microsoft.com/.../c074d660-c6cf-415f-be9c-3f8110bf7616The solution that finally works for the OP's ASUS laptop, however, required reflashing the current BIOS with an ASUS utility. So that's what brings me here. If it's not too muc... Read more

A:Sleep Mode Always Results in an Unexpected Shut Down

Hi, I am experiencing a similar issue. My XPS 9560 crashes after it stays in sleep mode for a while. I assume the crash is triggered when the laptop goes from sleep mode to hibernation mode. This problem existed since Ii bought the laptop almost 2 months ago.
Hope somebody will find a fix.

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After recovering from 'sleep mode' (raise the lid and hit any key to open screen)  I click on the power icon but it will not show me 'shut down' option so that i can shut down without signing in again. When I 'right click' the icon shows all the power options, but will now let me use any of them to initiate action.

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A couple of weeks ago 1) I found out I had a ransom Trojan. Microsoft essentials found it and quarantined it and then let me delete it.
                                      2) I did that free install of windows 10. Half of my system wouldn't work so I reverted back to windows 7. This is when essentials found the Trojan. Anyway I did some research to get things working in 10, reinstalled it, tried it for about 2 days and decided I didn't like it. So again I reverted back to 7. The PC has been working good but for whatever the reason my external hard drives suddenly got very slow opening folders. The internal HD works fine. I'm hoping something happened to the usb hub I am using. I have a new one coming and won't know until it comes. But 2 days ago all of a sudden when I shut my pc down, it doesn't shut down, it goes into sleep mode. The button on the front of the pc after shutting down doesn't turn off it just turns yellow. What could be causing this?
 
Ok, update: I just shut down my pc and this time it did shut down and booted normally, but the light on the front stayed on again (Yellow) What could this be now?

A:Windows 7 for 2 days now won't shut down, it goes into sleep mode

First and for most can you provide details of the virus that it found (location and name). Since you have Windows 7 install. you could try running Windows all in one repair (you can find at this site under downloads). Run the program and it should fix any issues you might have. As far as the virus, you need to remove it amd make sure its not coming back.

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I have a Toshiba A200 laptop with windows vista OS.

I am facing the following problems with my system now.

1) If I put the system in sleep/ hibernate mode, it doesn't wake up, even if I press the power switch. Then I have to remove battery to make the system off
2) whenever I shutdown the system (with power supply on), it restarts by own, after shutdown.

this started one week ago

please help me to resolve these issues.

benoy.ad

A:I Cant Shut Down Or Wake The System From Sleep Mode

Do you have SP1 installed?

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recently, i've noticed that whenever i sleep my computer, attempting to shut it down later does not work. the process just hangs at the Windows 7 screen with the Shutting down...message. i've let it run for 30 minutes one time and nothing happened, still Shutting down...

every time this has happened, i end up manually powering off. the computer shows no ill effects on start up (other than the 'your computer shut down improperly' message). i can't find any unusual events in event viewer, either. it shuts down fine when not having used sleep mode. to sum it up: when i power on my computer normally and DO NOT use sleep mode at all between a shut down, everything is fine.

when i power on my computer normally and DO use sleep mode at some point between the shutdown, the computer will typically HANG at the shut down screen and not actually shut down. however, what makes this tough to trouble shoot is that sleeping it for 5 or 10 minutes will have no effect on shutting down...but sleeping it overnight (7-8 hours) will.

this problem has been occurring for about 3 months now, though i only started noticing the trend recently. i typically shut my computer off during the week and sleep it through Friday and Saturday and then shut it down again on Sunday (now, i shut it down all the time of course). the computer is virus and malware free according to MSE and Mbam. the only thing i can think of that i installed in between now and 2 months ago were various Steam games ... Read more

A:My desktop will not shut down properly after using sleep mode.

These kind of issues are often caused by drivers that "hang" or misbehave in some way. Have you updated any recently, in particularl the video graphics driver... which I see you mention. These can be favourite for this kind of issue.

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