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01-27-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-17, 17:03 PM

Just want to bump this.

I left my computer last night with half a battery and today when i came home from work it was out, no battery left and all my programs closed. This is not nice.

Also - my clickpad is not working. And i have tried Fn+del. Not working. 

I've had this computer for less than a month and ive spend hours and hours on problems like this...

 

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02-18-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-18, 23:44 PM

Hi guys, ihad this problem as well and it made me really frustrated. but i solve this issue on my yoga 3.

why i did is:

change booting from EFI to Legacy in bios

completly remove preinstalled OEM windows with all lenovo apps

remove all partitions

reinstall windows

Install drivers from lenovo site

 

and now battery performance is much much better and battery is not drain while sleep mode or while computer is off.

 

 

 

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02-09-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 12:19 PM

wrote:

Hi guys, ihad this problem as well and it made me really frustrated. but i solve this issue on my yoga 3.

why i did is:

change booting from EFI to Legacy in bios

completly remove preinstalled OEM windows with all lenovo apps

remove all partitions

reinstall windows

Install drivers from lenovo site

 

and now battery performance is much much better and battery is not drain while sleep mode or while computer is off.

 

 

 


It's been a while since you post... Can you confirm that this did the job? I am very frustrated with this issue and actually by now think it is a hardware problem.. the sluggish battery to be more precise. I don't see how this changes you presented could solve the issue. 

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 14:32 PM

Hi, yes i can confirm that after actions which i did my yoga 3 works like charm and battery issues i do not have.

It made me crazy as well when laptop was regulary turned off from operating system and after couple of hours battery was completly drain.

I am not HW specialist but i think that main issue was booting option. What i now about UEFI booting, it still keeps something in memory or something like that.

 

This week i was checking battery behaviour and average time to drain fully charged battery was 8 hours (normal work, not developing or virtualization :) ). i did lot of presentations for customers and i was afraid if i find my laptop dead, but it did not happend.

 

I am not sure which action from my description finally solve my problems but now i am happy how yoga works.  

 

Tomas

 

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 16:40 PM

I experienced this problem a few years back with my laptop. It turned out to be Windows Automatic Updates which were set to download and update on a timed schedule at 2 or 3 am. This would wake the laptop out of sleep mode and not send it back to sleep after the update was complete. I switched updates to dowload only and let me choose when to install them. I never had the problem again after that.

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02-10-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 20:40 PM

For what it's worth, I've had this problem with all my laptops, the latest being a Dell Studio 15. 

Considering the fast boot and shutdown of the Yoga 3, I just shut down if I'll be away for more than an hour. Mine seems to lose about 3% power while it's in Sleep mode, on average, but sometimes this goes up to 10%. I am guessing it's some program updating, checking in, whatever. 

No machine I've ever bought (as opposed to those I've built) have ever lived up to the "ideal" specs. :smileyhappy:

Best of luck in your quest, 

NG


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Bananaman,

 

thanks for the response.  I still don't believe this is normal behavior.  This is the first laptop I've ever had with this issue, and the real problem is it's entirely unpredictable.  Shutting the laptop down is not a solution either, since I often have lots of work or programs open that I don't want to have to restore every time.  Thing is I don't think the laptop is actually waking, but it's more like it has excessive battery drain in sleep mode.

 

I've put it to sleep and it's fine for a couple days with only a few % battery drain, but other times, such as last night, I put the system to sleep late at night, & it's dead by morning.  This basically renders sleep mode useless.  I put it sleep and there's no indication that it's awake or using battery - no fan, no screen on, nothing, and the illuminated sleep button remains in the blinking sleep mode the entire time.  Checking the logs doesn't show it waking in the middle of the night by some program or process.  In "lenovo settings" I did find "always on USB," which settings even recommends turning off since it may drain battery, but I even disabled that before having the issue again.

 

I haven't yet tried disabling automatic updates - not that it's ever been a problem on any other computer of mine.  I still think there's either some major driver issue by lenovo, or hopefully there's no major sleep power draw issue with the core m processors.

 

I'll try disabling windows updates, and if that doesn't work, then a full restore, I guess.


 

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02-10-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 20:47 PM

Wow, Tomas! That is so cool! :robothappy:

I can get how to do that, theoretically, but was wondering, do you have a link to the whole process? My system is stable now but it might be nice to get rid of some of the Lenovo stuff. 

Is this similar to what you did? http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/save-yourself-from-your-oems-bad-decisions-with-a-clean-install-of-windows-8-1/2/ 

I asked in another post if any of the Lenovo software wasnecessary for the Yoga 3 to function fully, but your answer seems to imply that no Lenovo software is needed. Can we not just then uninstall all Lenovo apps? It sounds like you have great performance with no Lenovo apps at all.

On a related issue, if you delete the Lenovo OEM partition, what happens if you need to reinstall something from there? 

Cheers! 
NG


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Hi, yes i can confirm that after actions which i did my yoga 3 works like charm and battery issues i do not have.

It made me crazy as well when laptop was regulary turned off from operating system and after couple of hours battery was completly drain.

I am not HW specialist but i think that main issue was booting option. What i now about UEFI booting, it still keeps something in memory or something like that.

 

This week i was checking battery behaviour and average time to drain fully charged battery was 8 hours (normal work, not developing or virtualization :) ). i did lot of presentations for customers and i was afraid if i find my laptop dead, but it did not happend.

 

I am not sure which action from my description finally solve my problems but now i am happy how yoga works.  

 

Tomas

 


 

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02-18-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-22, 22:53 PM

Hi, for yoga 3 i found only harmony app needed, because this application is disabling keyboard when yoga is in tablet mode.

because i did removal of all partition if you need restore pc, you will need to install all drivers from lenovo again. but all drivers are avaiable on support.lenovo.com so from my point of view i do not need any preinstalled apps or recovery partitions.

before reinstall pc, write your OEM windows license key because you will need it:)

 

i did not fiind any process description for this :) i did it by myselfs and just experimenting :)

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02-12-2015

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-24, 11:00 AM

Contacted support hotline with that issue and some minor ones today. My 3 Pro is loosing 27% on a 5h sleep phase. Reinstalled it three times, recalibrated battery, like first support contact suggested... didn't help.

 

The professional hotliner today had a simple answer: It's windows, 25% are normal. (*sic!*)

 

I told him that a 3h overall working time on a battery charge is not acceptable for a laptop that is advertised with 6-8h, calling für 1599€... The answer was: In that case you shouldn't use windows and sleep mode.

 

I will tomisko's solution a try and then talk to Amazon about the possibilities to give it back. Worst thing I ever had with IBM/Lenovo, using ThinkPads for years now.

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Re: Yoga 3 Pro battery drain while in sleep mode

2015-02-24, 11:28 AM

I do not think that this is only windows and sleep mode. with yoga comes so much preinstalled apps and when i checked what is running on startup i was really suprised. more than week after reinstall everything works like charm. couple of days i was testing it, and example only browsing web with 97% it gives me estimation 10,25 hours. fresh new yoga with default installation never gives me more than 5 hours.

 

Tomas

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