Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It was at 0% when I arrived home, last night. Will give it a few charges to see if it helps. Ordered a 2nd gen Ipad pro 12.9 to replace it. Shame.
     
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    Installed batteries
    Information about each currently installed battery
    BATTERY 1 BATTERY 2
    NAME X906972 X950159
    MANUFACTURER SMP SMP
    SERIAL NUMBER 46282 22221
    CHEMISTRY LION LION
    DESIGN CAP 17,902 mWh 60,787 mWh
    FULL CHA CAP 6,682 mWh 57,062 mWh
    CYCLE COUNT 38 37

    Oh well. It is what it is.
     
  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Huh, looks like the clipboard battery is basically toast (35% full charge left) but your battery in the base is basically pristine. Odd, especially given that they have about the same cycle count. I wonder how that happened. Also, a cycle count of 38 seems low for killing the battery.

    Any chance that it's a battery calibration issue but only of the clipboard? Maybe detach the clipboard, keep it on the bios screen, and let it run to zero and charge it separately back up to 100%. If the reported full charge capacity is quite a bit higher after that, repeat that procedure. Full disclosure: entirely running down the battery is bad for it, but at this point that probably doesn't matter too much..
     
  4. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Odd, especially given that they have about the same cycle count...>>

    ...Batteries can simply go bad.

    I agree that it's probably worth trying to cycle it at this point. As long as you promptly start the recharge (i.e., don't leave the battery in a state of near-complete discharge for too long), it shouldn't be too risky...
     
  5. excalibur1814

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    Will do. It didn't dramatically shutdown last night so I'll give this a go tonight. Thanks all. It is a shame as it's a great machine.
     
  6. excalibur1814

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    Thanks all! That seems to have done the trick (Other than it still switching off around 20%). I'll reset windows.
     
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  7. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    My unit's DGPU does seem to easily overheat and shut down these days. The only game I ever play on any device is the Konami Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series and lately with the 2020 version the unit overheats and automatically turns of less than 10mins into the game. I've resorted to placing ice blocks under the keyboard and it gets so hot it easily melts a fairly large bar of ice.
    Any ideas?

    Sent from my SM-P205 using Tapatalk
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear that old buddy - are you serious it melts the ice blocks, that sounds dangerous...
     
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  10. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    In a computer with access, I would repaste the CPU/GPU and clean out the fan/heat exchanger. I don't know how accessible the Book is.
     
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