Samsung 15" Series 9 NP900X4C with Ivy Bridge CPU

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  1. oled

    oled Notebook Evangelist

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    Have you tried a battery reset?
    This workaround at least helps on my linux driven 900X3E when ACPI functions are messed up.
     
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    Interesting idea - are there any risks associated with a CMOS reset? I have secure boot turned on. I am a little hesitant to do it without understanding...
     
  3. John Ratsey

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    It shouldn't be dangerous. The CMOS data are kept separately from UEFI. I tried a CMOS reset when a BIOS update appeared to brick my computer (I eventually figured out that the BIOS no longer supported 1.35V RAM).

    John
     
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    I'm not sure if you got me right.
    I was talking about a simple battery reset. While turned off hold the button in the pinhole on the bottom of the laptop for a while to disconnect the battery. You then have to use AC to be able to start the machine once again.
     
  5. John Ratsey

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    I would clarify that procedure:
    1. Unplug the AC adaptor
    2. Poke something firmly into the battery disconnect hole on the bottom (there should be a small click)
    3. Try turning the computer on (it shouldn't start) but then hold down the power button for a minute.
    4. Then plug the AC adaptor back in and press the power button ( the computer should start and the battery is automatically reconnected).

    John
     
  6. oled

    oled Notebook Evangelist

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    Haha... good on ya! :)



    What's that good for?

    For whatever reason my laptop doesn't turn on when the power button is pressed straight after a power down. However holding it will eventually turn it on.
    Is that what you want to make sure is not happening?
     
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    Yeah ! It worked. After the battery reset, brightness, sleep on lid close, and airport mode all work again ! Thanks a lot. Makes sense in retrospect that ACPI parameters were wrongly updated at some stage (perhaps by 8.1).

    As others have reported, after sleep requires power button to wake, but i can live with that.

    thanks again oled and John!
     
  8. John Ratsey

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    The reason for holding down the power button is to drain any residual power. (But a minute is probably excessively generous).

    My X4C starts with a quick poke of the power button. Yours sounds as if it has got another glitch. I've seen a few reports of similar problems. Have you played with the startup options hidden away on the Charms bar? Change PC Settings > General > Advanced Start-up.

    Good news. :)

    Thanks for the update.

    John
     
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    Thanks for feedback!

    That bug mostly gets triggered when supending to RAM (sleep mode). Good to know that bug doesn't only occur on linux.

    Hope Samsung will fix this!
     
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    Maybe the power led just goes off before the system has completely shut down. If I wait 2 seconds a quick poke is enough to start again.
    It doesn't really bother me though, I was just curious if that is what you were trying to work around.
     
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