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michalk36
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ThinkPad x230 issues with power

Hello,

 

I'm experiencing some issues with my ThinkPad x230

For quite sometime laptop doesn't go into sleep mode when lid is closed like also after inactivity time.

In both situations computer behaves the same, power lamp is slowly flashing and wifi light is still on (on closed lid both battery and "moon" are on), while fans are constantly working without break. 

It doesn't matter if it's on battery, without it, plugged or without plug.

Situation also is dificult when it comes to shutting down, pc doesn't turn off it hangs on state when power button flashes constantly.

Restart is also a lottery, sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't restart so it becomes difficult to perform updates that require restart.

Device manager doesn't show any missing drivers.

My laptop is Intel i5-3320M, 16gb RAM, Windows 10 64-bit.

I'm terribly sorry if it's some lame post but I tried couple solutions to solve this issue, but none helped... Or maybe I'm just not looking right.

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Message 2 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

do you have the latest BIOS installed?

 

could be windows power settings are borked too

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional
michalk36
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Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

I performed full update (BIOS included) from lenovo site after last system installation (like 2 weeks ago), but I'll check version to make sure.

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Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

Hi

Definitely, there is some trouble with power management system.

Is the behavior the same under another Windows account?
What Power Management driver is installed? Is it win10 built-in or from Lenovo site? Is it version up to date?

Pesonally, some time ago, I had unpredictable issues with x220 - it couldn't sleep or power off, rarely or every time I attempted to do that, couldn't even connect to wifi. I reinstalled PM driver several times, no avail. At last I've updated Intel ME firmware. All issues gone.

Regarding the restart issue: check out the RTC battery (aka CMOS), its voltage, connector cndition.



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michalk36
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Message 5 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

Thank you for such long reply!

 

Regarding PM it's probably default Windows but I'm not sure (at this moment I'm quite convinced that I installed one from Lenovo site).

As for CMOS battery it was added around 3 years ago since laptop was missing it when I bought it (for unknown reason), anyways I'll check it.

I'll check everything and share the results.

michalk36
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Message 6 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

Hi Guys, 

 

Sorry for late reply, I couldn't earlier.

So...

 

When it comes to cmos battery stuff, it looks fine, nothing suspicious there.

As for power manager, I installed Intel one, but that didn't work at all, no change in behavior.

I also installed ME firm (just out of curiosity), but that didn't work out as well.

When it comes to bios version, like I said, it's latest version, but here comes my question.

Is it possible that bios settings (power settings basically), are causing the issue???

 

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Message 7 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

try creating a new power profile and see if that helps

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional
michalk36
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Message 8 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

That also didn't work...

I'm looking through Event viewer and there are couple errors but mostly connected to Distributed COM

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Message 9 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

swap out the disk and try a clean copy of windows and see if its workng better

 

I own: T400 T500 X220 X230 all running Windows 10 Professional
michalk36
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Message 10 of 11

Re: ThinkPad x230 issues with power

New SSD arrived, and apparently it didn't work either...

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