Dell :: Extending Laptop Longevity Power Down Or Standby Mode

Oct 3, 2008

My new XPS laptop is just a few days old and I'd like not to kill it prematurely. What is current consensus on best practice to extend useful life? Shut it down after session completed (i.e., in AM when leaving for work) or leave in standby "sleep" mode? I leave my employers Dell Latitude computer powered up in a docking station during the week but power it down for the weekend. With current electronic semiconductor technology, is there a negative aspect on longevity (inrush current, for example) by daily shutting down and powering up?

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Dell XPS 13 :: Battery Longevity And Desktop Mode

Mar 13, 2013

I just got my xps 13 on march 9, 2013.  Today I received a battery warning.Frequently connecting and disconnecting your computer to a power source without allowing it to fully discharge may reduce the longevity of your batter. Dell's Longevity mode will protect your battery by moderating the extent to which your battery will charge protecting your battery from frequent charge and discharge states.

I enabled the Longevity Mode as well as the desktop mode. Is there any conflict with either. Should I ever click the option "Charge battery to 100% one time" under the Longevity Mode Tab.These options are new to me, and I would like to take the best care to keep my battery long lasting.I also have Dell Intelligent Display in Battery Mode and Dell Extended Battery Life enabled under the Battery Status Tab

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Apr 21, 2009

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Mar 1, 2010

I have a Vaio Z4. I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with all available drivers.

I recently run into the problem that when closing the lid, that the notbook does not enter standby mode as it should. It keeps on, screen black, and no response to anything... if this happens, I can only turn it off and on again.

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Nov 12, 2009

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Mar 26, 2013

I've never seen this before. recently (and I mean within the last few days) my laptop has picked up this strange quirk that it resets its system time to 10/10/10 10:10am. I've done a full virus scan (microsoft security essentials) and turned up nothing - a clean system. Windows 7, not that much crap on it, mostly games. Fully updated. 

Anyway, part of me is thinking cmos battery, but the paranoid side is reformatting and reinstalling anyway, as much as I hate to do it again. My question is, is this the default time the bios will reset to in the event of a bad cmos battery? Or have I maybe picked something up I haven't detected.

At any rate I've had this machine for less than a year, I find it highly unusual that the cmos battery would die so quickly. I have ancient desktops that are still ticking. 

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Jun 21, 2010

I have a T430s with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit that is not entering 30 Day Standby like it should. The issue seems to lie with Power Manager.
 
Inside of Power Manager I have the 30 Day Standby option checked, just like I should, and it is also reflected in the BIOS setup as well. If I change the BIOS transition time for 30 Day Standby to "Immediately" and start Windows, but don't log in, and put the computer to sleep. It almost immediately wakes up and transitions into 30-day standby.
 
Now I know that Power Manager has a "hard coded" setting of 3 hours, regardless of the BIOS setting. So after 3 hours, Power Manager will automatically wake up the computer like it would to transfer to 30-day standby, but it just goes back to normal sleep.
 
Today while on battery, it did this twice (according to the Windows Event Log) Wake up, and go back to Sleep / Standby (S3). In the logs, the wake source is listed as "Unknown" when it goes back to sleep 10 or so seconds later is listed as "Application API".
 
Like I said, I was running on battery, and I also went into device manager and unchecked anything I could think of that would have an option of "Allow this device to wake the computer".  I also disabled the Wake-on-LAN option for the LAN card.  Plus I had all USB devices unplugged, as well as no Ethernet cable in the LAN port anyway.  Plus it does transition to the 30-Day standby if I force the computer to sleep at the login screen before Power Manager is loaded.
 
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I have a DELL XPS L521X running Windows 10 technical preview.

I have been having an issue for a while that the computer automatically resumes from standby at seemingly random times. As of late, it is also staying on indefinitely (or until a low battery event at least), despite my settings in Power Options that specify standby after a given amount of time.

This happens when it is plugged in or not, and is (of course) particularly annoying when it is unplugged and in a case that isn't ventilated.

I have checked the system and application event logs, and don't see the kernel-power event when the system resumed, but I don't see any information on why it did so.

Also worth noting: I checked my LAN and WIFI adapter power management settings, and the "allow this device to wake the computer" box is greyed out.

specifically what hardware or software is causing a resume event? Do you know how to ensure that the computer sleeps after a specified period of time when on battery? 

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My question is: How long will the m1530 last me if I did get one?

I'm hoping the laptop will last me 3-4 years, will santa rosa and nvidia 8600m last me through it? I don't mind it being old as long as I know that it can handle future programs/games at a decent mid range ability.

I know I can get another laptop that has the newer stuff but I have yet to find one that's not a Sony vaio fw (screen too big and heavy), hp dv5t (too glossy for my liking and I vowed never to go back HP again) or the Asus models (strange ugly design and bad port arrangements) all within 800 range.

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Jan 23, 2008

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I would call Dell, but I'm at work and wouldn't be able to contact them until tomorrow evening if I'm lucky.

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Can I downclock the GPU or undervolt it or do something to conserve energy ?

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Is there another way to purchase warranty online without needing to call reps up to extend warranty? thank you

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When plugging in the power source with the battery in place, the LED adjacent to the power socket lights up WHITE then stays ORANGE and will not power up. No other lights, no fan noise, nothing.
 
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The USB power (and thus the fan) stays on when I put the laptop into "sleep" mode. In Hibernation, it turns off as normal.

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