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dgad
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-18-2010
Location: Aruba
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T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

My T410s battery will drain within 2 days while suspended.  I have not tested hibernation but haven't noticed the same amount of drain.  On all my other laptops running Windows 7 or any other version I can suspend the computer and will see a slight battery drain over a 2 day period but not a complete drain.  I have it configured w. a SSD and wonder if this is the cause.  Are others experiencing the same thing? 

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weeram
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-19-2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

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I have the same issue, any help would be appreciated I have a T410s i5 without SSD, running Win 7 64bit. Never had this issue with thinkpad's

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Burd
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎07-31-2009
Location: Hudson Valley
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

When I had this issue on my T400s, I found that it was coming out of suspend  in the wee hours of the morning due to a scheduled task set by Windows Media Center.  Check the event log to make sure this isn't happening in your case.

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dgad
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-18-2010
Location: Aruba
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

I checked my event log by creating a custom search for any event during the period of suspend and found no events logged.

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chordoran
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-01-2010
Location: Michigan
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

I am having the same problem.  On my other laptops, the computer would automatically hibernate after it has been in sleep mode for the defined period of time.  That does not seem to work on the T410s, regardless of how I set the sleep and hibernation event timers.

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losaa
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-02-2011
Location: Lausanne
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

Found this on hte community knowledge base. I am testing it this week, I will let you know. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Thinkpad-T410-510-W510-W701-X201-models-may...

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losaa
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-02-2011
Location: Lausanne
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

Applying the patch of the link above fixed the issue for me. I had the version 6.1.10.1052 of the Intel Management Engine, which sometimes fails to enter in suspend mode but still switches off the screen and switches on the little moon light on the cover. Upgrading it to the version 6.1.32.1076 (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74338) seemed to improve. Last night I let my T410s sleep for 10h and in the morning it had lost 7% of its battery charge. I assume it is a normal performance (comments welcome on this!)

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ColonelONeill
Posts: 6,808
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

By the way, did the issue affect hibernation for anyone? A friend's T510 is incapable of entering Suspend or Hibernate properly, nor is it able to shutdown, with essentially the same symptoms. Updating the firmware did not work, nor did restoring to factory defaults.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1090/695/1390, 22GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
TPT1: 1839-23U, stock ICS
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
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dgad
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-18-2010
Location: Aruba
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

I have no issue with hibernation.  I have it with suspend.  I did the update and the issue remains.  As described above, 7% over 10 hours is 30% over a weekend which is what I experience.  For me while suspended that is unacceptable.  I have an apple and had a Dell and have owned Lenovos over many generations.  Including the Lenovo that colleagues currently have.  None of these laptops have this issue.  Usually a 3-5% drain over 24 hours maximum.  Apple even less.  I upgraded my Apple Macbook pro to a SSD and the battery drain is a touch more than it was w. a standard hard drive but still not more than 3% a day while suspended.  I wonder since my T410s has a SSD if it is cause. 

 

What configurations are others members of the forum using exactly? This is my only grievance with the computer and all updates have been applied to date. 

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ColonelONeill
Posts: 6,808
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: T410s battery drains quickly while suspended.

Did it resume properly out of suspend? My friend's doesn't, so I'm thinking it's back to the motherboard itself.

For your excess battery drain, is it possible that your wake on _____ settings are enabled for some devices? You could also set it to go into hibernate after a few hours of standby.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1090/695/1390, 22GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
TPT1: 1839-23U, stock ICS
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase