Vivotab Note 8: Noticeable battery drain

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  1. vince.chee

    vince.chee Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I don't know what have I done, the tablet have noticeable battery drain since yesterday even without use.

    I noticed the back cover at camera area is always hot.
     
  2. Caldeio

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    What do you mean not in use....as in Sleep mode?
    Do you have gps and bluetooth enabled?

    If not and it is hot in sleep mode, not plugged in then it might be time to call Asus. It's a very slim chance that your battery is bad. But it's possible.

    You should do this:
    Get this program http://www.hwinfo.com/files/hw32_448.zip
    Let it run sensors only. It's gonna record all your system specs including your temperatures.

    You can report back with the temps, or if you have a imgur or something like that. Take a screenshot of hwinfo32 in the sections that list the temperatures.
    Windows metro button+Volume Down button, it shows up under Screenshots in your Pictures folder.

    That give a good indication of whats going on here.
     
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    Thanks bro! Will look into that.
    Now the weird thing is it stopped draining the battery now (in sleep mode), I hope it will not happen always like this.
     
  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I returned my first unit last year for exactly that problem. I think the CPU was not sleeping properly and would overheat in sleep mode, sometimes causing it to prevent awakening.
     
  5. vince.chee

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    @Bronsky This is really bad! I hope this problem won't come back to me anymore.
     
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    FZelle Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    In 99% of the cases it is some software running wild, a reboot can fix that sometime.

    Also this can happen after some Windows Updates ( there were some unexpected once the last few days )
     
  7. vince.chee

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    Ya, I think this is what I experienced, because it went good after few reboots. Now don't have the same problem anymore.
     
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