02-26-2016 04:59 PM
Hi. Last night my P70 died while plugged into the charging brick. The battery was down to 0% and wouldn't do anything even though it was plugged in. When I unplugged it from the back of the machine and plugged it back in it started charging and booted up.
Today the machine has shut down while in the port replicator several times but only after it was idle for a while. Ideas?
Thanks in advance for any help.
02-26-2016 05:46 PM
Sounds like a flaky power supply -- either the brick itself, connecting cable(s) or motherboard circuitry.
What does Lenovo tech support say about this?
02-26-2016 05:49 PM
I haven't called yet. I decided to see if it happens again. I'm guessing it's the mb since I didn't get any results unplugging it from the wall but when I unplugged it from the back of the machine and plugged it back in the charging light came back on. It was on a different power supply today, at work, when it died.
02-26-2016 07:01 PM
02-27-2016 03:21 AM
I'm using windows 10. I think what you're describing is what was happening in my office yesterday. I went through all the power options after it happened the third time and made sure that the hard drives don't shut down and the display never shuts down. That hasn't happened since. I also left it on again last night and this morning it was still running and the battery was still at 95%. I'm going to keep my eye on it. I've only had it 10 days so if I have trouble with it doing this again I'll probably send it back and get another one.
02-28-2016 06:12 PM
02-28-2016 06:16 PM - edited 02-29-2016 05:03 PM
I've gone through and adjusted all the setting to what I want and so far it hasn't happened again. For some reason my screen save changes every time I reboot. Something strange going on and it probably is software.
03-01-2016 03:32 PM - edited 03-01-2016 03:32 PM
In response to your screensaver resetting after rebooting, I found a command script that was executing on startup that was resetting it. If you start Task Manager and navigate to the Startup Tab, look for SetScreenSaver.cmd, right-click it and choose Disable. Then configure your screensaver settings and they will persist.
03-02-2016 11:10 AM
Is this command part of the Lenovo preload or is it a standard feature of Windows 10?