09-18-2015 10:27 AM - edited 09-18-2015 02:16 PM
I just did a clean installation of Windows 10 on a client's Pavilion x360 2-in-1 (model 11-n010dx), and Windows won't automatically switch to/from Tablet Mode the way it's supposed to (tent or tablet = Tablet Mode, laptop = normal mode).
I took care to install all the available hardware drivers & utilities from the HP support site, especially those that seemed related to slate mode detection (GPIO, Virtual Buttons, HP System Event Utility, etc.). I have no missing drivers or "Unknown devices" in Device Manager.
Any suggestions are much appreciated.
09-21-2015 09:03 AM
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I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion x360 11-n010dx and no Tablet Mode auto-switching in Windows 10. Here is a link that shows how to enable the screen function for the Notebook.
If you click on the Windows key and type Rotation lock does it show you that it is locked and can you unlock it?
Please let me know how this goes.
09-21-2015 10:39 AM
Thanks for your reply.
The problem I'm having is not related to screen rotation, per se.
Rather, it's an issue whereby Windows does not automatically switch to/from Tablet Mode as it's supposed to, based on the position of the LCD hinge. If the LCD screen is opened more than 180°, Windows should sense that and automatically switch to Tablet Mode (since that means you're using the computer as a tablet or in "tent" mode). This is a basic feature of all 2-In-1's, including the x360 (hence the name ).
I'm guessing the hinge position sensor is not working correctly, due to a driver issue. Or maybe the sensor itself is defective.
Again, any suggestions are appreciated.
01-22-2016 10:50 AM
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02-06-2016 06:04 AM - edited 02-06-2016 06:12 AM
Did you get this fixed? I'm having the same problem. Put in a new SSD, clean install, added all the drivers, spent 2 hrs on the phone with HP tech support and still can't fix it. Most of their support people don't seem to understand auto switching vs manually putting it in tablet mode.
02-06-2016 12:49 PM
I'm the original poster, and after 5 months I still haven't gotten an answer about this.
I agree: the HP tech support folks are generally pretty useless. If you look at the earlier posts, you can see that the HP Support Agent (Mrstenter) incorrectly assumed that I was talking about a screen rotation problem. Did she even read my original post? Sheeesh...
As I said previously, I suspect this is a hardware driver issue. There must be some kind of sensor on the hinge, either mechanical or magnetic. The driver for that sensor must not get installed properly when you do a clean Windows 10 installation, even if you download & install all the available x360 hardware drivers from HP.
Maybe at some point somebody at HP will figure this out. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
04-05-2016 04:45 PM - edited 04-07-2016 10:12 AM
It doesn't look like HP is ever going to fix this, so I wrote a little utility will toggle Tablet Mode on/off.
Create a shortcut to the .exe, and then you can pin that to the taskbar and/or the Windows 10 Start screen. You could also assign a hotkey combination to the shortcut. It beats having to access Action Center every time you want to switch modes.
04-27-2016 09:06 AM
Hey, so I had a similar issue where it just stopped rotating and it wouldn't auto switch into tablet mode either. It took a lot to figure it out, but try this.
1. Open the device manager
2. Expand the "System Devices" tray
3. Right click on "Intel(R) Intergated Sensor Solution) and select properties.
4. Under the driver tab, click rollback driver
5. Try it now!