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BBPro - doesn't hibernate on critical anymore - nonsub - 03-29-2012 12:27 PM
Two things I find happening:
a) The jump from low battery to critical happens in maybe less than a minute (maybe 30 seconds?)
b) Hibernation doesn't happen or even start just click... power gone.
What do I need to do?
Another question... are settings between Win 7 power options and BB options tied together or are they independent?
RE: BBPro - doesn't hibernate on critical anymore - ronz1281993 - 03-30-2012 07:58 PM
You need to go to your advanced settings in your power plan in the Battery Meter icon in the taskbar. (Located in the bottom right of the screen)
Click the pic below
Its the window's settings who is responsible for doing an action during a critical battery level.You could change the settings.Here are the steps:
Click Battery Meter in the taskbar
>Adjust Screen Brightness
>(In the Balanced plan [your current power plan] click Change plan settings)
>Change advanced power settings
>WHen the Power Options Box appears scroll down and you'll see battery
>click the "+"
>the click the "+" for critical battery action
>Then on "Battery" click the highlighted blue option and choose hibernate
>Then Save Changes for your plan
>Exit Battery Meter
~Hope this helps.
RE: BBPro - doesn't hibernate on critical anymore - Chris - 04-03-2012 02:28 PM
What is probably happening is that your battery is getting close to end of life or a cell has been damaged and that's causing the sudden changes in percentages.
What I would recommend is two things:
1. You can attempt to recalibrate the internal battery smart chip by discharging the battery completely to 0% and then recharging to 100% while the computer is off. However: Please note that this can permanent damage the battery if there's already a problem with one of the cells. I did this to a battery that was jumping for 40% to 5% and one of the cells literally exploded inside the battery case.
2. Make a note of where the jump is occurring and change BatteryBar's Critical level to about 5% above that. So, if you see your battery jumping from 30% to 10%, set the critical level to 35%. You'll also need to do that in the Windows settings to enable hibernation at the right battery level.