Dell XPS 13 :: Shutdown During Sleep After Bios Upgrade

Nov 20, 2014

Recently upgraded my Dell XPS 13 L321X BIOS to ver 8. Since then, whenever I close the lid and put the laptop to sleep for several hours, the processor seems to come and the bottom frame is very hot. When the lid is opened the screen remains blank and doesn't wake from sleep mode. The only recourse is to do a hard shutdown with the power button and then restart. The laptop then reboots to the black trouble shooting screen, or select the normal windows boot. I've since tried to update all the drivers, but still no luck. It continues to run hot and refuses to start after placing the laptop in the sleep mode.

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First of all my M1330 has been serving me quite well lately. I've only had it for about 6 months, but the only problems I've had were the computer getting hot.

As of last night, when I pressed the power button to go into sleep mode (I always do this before I go to bed),

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After turning on Bitlocker I noticed that when I shut down the laptop, it goes to sleep. Even if I logoff first then request a shutdown it still just goes to sleep. I can request a restart which does work - it restarts, but a shutdown still makes it go to sleep. I can hold the power button to force it off. Doing that or when requesting a restart, the laptop starts back up but I find that the laptop goes into Flight mode. The Flight mode symbol is visible even before you logon.

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I just recently purchased this ultrabook and I have noticed that the sleep and shutdown functions are not operating as expected. Restart works just fine.
Description of Problem: When attempting to put computer to sleep, the screen goes black, but the system remains on (lights on keyboard on, fan still running). I am unable to recover from this state unless I do a hard power off (holding down power button) or wait 5 minutes, at which point the computer simply shuts off. This sort of... defeats the purpose of "sleep." Haha.Same thing occurs when I shutdown the notebook - screen goes blank, lights and fan stay on, and unless I power off by force, laptop stays in vegetative state for five minutes and then shuts down on its own.In both cases, I am unable to recover from the black screen. No response from the computer, regardless of key combo (Ctrl + Alt + Delete, etc.) 
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I upgraded to BIOS A15 when it came out and since then I have had a problem that I never had before. I have now downgraded to BIOS A14 and the problem is gone.

Problem description
When rebooting or shutting down Windows XP the shutdown process hanged. I think it only occurred when the computer was docked in the docking station. I have the advanced docking station with serial port, parallel port etc.

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It goes to sleep okay.  With the slowly pulsating light on the power button, but when I try and wake it up the machine goes into a loop of trying to start and then turning itself off after a few seconds.   I suspect it's something to do with ASF and Intel Management Engine getting confused by OSX.  Or OSX not doing something it needs to before the machine enters sleep.   In the bios log I see 'ASF2 force off' events that match the time and frequency of the wake attempts. How do I find out what is generating these alerts?

Alternatively, is there any way to turn ASF or Intel Management Engine off? There is a yellow sticker in the battery bay that says 3 ME DISABLED.  From what I've read elsewhere this indicates that the Intel Management Engine is permanently turned off on this laptop. Why it's generating ASF alerts at all!?    

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I made the mistake of upgrading my X240 to Windows 8.1, and now the sleep function won't work properly.  I've updated all of the drivers and I've been on the phone with Lenovo support to no avail.  Everything worked perfectly before the 8.1 upgrade.
When I close the lid now, the screen goes off, but the computer doesn't go to sleep; if you open the lid, the screen comes back on immediately.  If the lid is closed for a while, and is then reopened, the login screen comes up.  But in the Windows 8.1 settings, it is set to NOT show the login screen.  If the lid is closed for a long time, the computer will shut down completely.
If you go to the Windows menu and click on "Sleep," the screen will go dark although it's clear the computer is still running.  Pressing the on/off button does nothing.  The only way to get the screen to come back on is to shut the computer down completely and restart it.
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What driver, software, or settings could be causing this?  I've looked at various threads about sleep issues, but none of them seem to apply to my situation, or the solutions they recommended (like unchecking the power management features on some of the drivers) didn't solve the problem.

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I waited about 20 minutes, powered off, then back on. It booted into Windows, now however my keyboard does not work. Most keys do not work, and the ones that do produce incorrect characters.

Also, whenever I restart Windows, it does not reboot. It will hang at a black screen until I power off and back on. Currently typing this on a USB keyboard.

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The BIOS screen says "AC Adaptor = Unknown device installed" when plugged in.

This happened on the same day that I upgraded the BIOS from A09 to A11. I then tried downgrading to A08, but the problem persists.

I'm on the phone with tech support now. Looks like they want to replace the motherboard.

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I run the BIOS upgrade / update to the version A13 on my Dell Latitude E6410 and after that I found this problems:

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. the boot menu (F12) takes 4 o 5 minutes to load

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I have always an error message, the one in the printscreen.

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Plus the usual Hidden Acer Recovery Partitions.

I am currently using VISTA SP2 32bit but I plan to soon install Windows 7 64bit FULL CLEAN INSTALL.

The global acer website currently doesn't list my current BIOS (v0.3204) but does list a new BIOS of v3238 released NOV 2009.


1. Is my laptop compatible with BIOS v3238 ?
2. Is it worth upgrading the BIOS to v3238 ?
3. Is BIOS v3238 needed for Windows 7 - 64bit to run better
4. Will VISTA SP2 still work with BIOS v3238

Additionally, if you look in the acer Bios zip file there is also a DOS folder containing the file zk2_3238.exe (eg DOSzk2_3238.exe).

5. Is it therefore best to create a DOS Boot USB DISK and Flash the Bios using the DOS EXE given above (since I have heard bad things about windows flash)?
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im having a problem with my laptop and HP/Compaq techs cant fix it unless if i send it to them which is going to take along time and i use my laptop heavily

my current bios is F32 system Board ID is 3612 , and there is no way to upgrade the bios to newer versions through windows or through the Win+B on power recovery.

on windows i can only apply F32 using insydeFlash , if i tried a new bios version it gives me "verify error" and trying the latest couple i guess they are F50 and F52 using isydeFlash , when ever it starts , the insyde flash program window disaprears and the system hangs for ever " taking the battery and the Adapter power will shut it off"

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