05-01-2018 09:57 PM
This is right out of the box, and it's not that I lose power while its shutdown. I just lose a percentage whenever I just shut it down and reboot it. Is this a result of fast-boot being on? Is this normal? I just bought my laptop.
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05-02-2018 06:11 AM
Fast boot does use a tiny bit of power. It would depend on how long it's been off. If you shut it down one day and start it the next and it's down 10%, then there might be an issue.
05-03-2018 10:01 PM - edited 05-03-2018 10:01 PM
It happens whenever I shut down and restart the laptop, regardless of time. So, I could shut down and restart it within a second or two and I'd lose a percent of battery or a couple minutes of life. I haven't noticed significant battery lost overnight while it is shut down.
05-04-2018 07:22 AM
1% is well within the margin of error for the battery gauge. Pretty sure part of its calculations include processor use vs time. Shutdowns and reboots are a little processor-intensive, so losing a few minutes due to one isn't all that surprising. If it really concerns you, you could try disabling a lot of the stuff that launches at startup - virus scanners, etc. Turn off Fast Boot. You could also put it into Airplane Mode before shutting it off to stop the WiFi/BT card from trying to contact the mothership during boot. Lotta work to save half a percent, though.
05-18-2018 11:58 AM
The exact same thing happens to me. 1 to 1.5 % loss. Unless it is charged to 100% and shutdown. Then it starts at 100%. But then the 100% dives to 97% quickly. I have no idea what this is. I'm going to try airplane mode! On the family mac, it restarts exacty where it shut down. More annoying than anything else!
05-18-2018 12:11 PM
A few other things to check that consume battery at startup:
Honestly, if you have even half of those, I'm surprised it only drops 3%.
05-18-2018 06:43 PM
Well, usually my pc drips 1 - 1.5% at start up. Unless it is charged to 100% Then it holds there generally.
I thought I was going crazy!