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12-12-2014 02:33 AM
Just got a Stream 7, after messing with it for an hour I noticed the power button doesn't do anything when I press it. Shouldn't pressing the power button put the device into sleep? Long pressing the power button brings up the drag down to turn off device and holding the power button down does a hard power off.
I've checked and rechecked the Power Options and Power button action is set to sleep. The power options are still default. Reboot the device a few times, did a hard power off reboot. Still can't sleep the device manually.
Can't even put the device into sleep though the power menu in the top right charm because only options are Shutdown and Restart. And at the moment I'm left with doing a full shutdown when I'm not using the tablet.
Any help would be nice.
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12-30-2014 11:47 AM
Go to Realtek Network Card Advanced Property. Enable "Wake on Pattern Match". The sleep button should work again.
BTW, I have no idea how the sleep button will tie to a network card properties. Apparent some engineer failed to get the button to work properly, and just hack it thru with a chain saw. Sigh. Hp quality.
12-12-2014 04:52 AM - edited 12-12-2014 04:54 AM
What is percent state of battery charge?
Don't know if there is setting in BIOS.
Get to BIOS by holding Volume Down while pressing Power Button.
12-12-2014 11:04 AM
The tablet was already charged to 80% when I got it. Ran it down to 30% then plugged in it till it was fully charged.
Did the BIOS thing, the BIOS is very minimalistic and doesn't have any power settings.
Read somewhere else that doing the hardware diagnostic can fix power button problems and I left the tablet on the charger while it did the diagnostic overnight. Rebooted in the morning and nothing changed, still can't sleep the tablet by pressing the power button.
It must be a software or setting issue as the power button works just fine. It still gives me a drag to shutdown option when I long press it. Is the power button single click managed by some stupid background program or directly by Windows like any old desktop? Because I disabled a few unused services, background programs, removed the mass of the Windows 8 "Apps" that I'll never, like printing, Windows Defender, *cough* Microsoft Office 365 *cough*, uninstalled those 3rd party VPN programs and the HP register, support, etc. Didn't touch any drivers or hardware programs other than disable the taskbar icons for the HD Graphics and Audio programs.
12-12-2014 12:40 PM
Try the sleep/hibernation functions in settings.
If I'm in the "Metro"/Live tiles section, pressing the power button once blanks the screen. Any apps running on the desktop will stop, but apps in the Metro/Start Screen/Live tiles will run in the background.
Found this out by using Microsoft Music versus Microsoft Media Player.
12-12-2014 02:43 PM - edited 12-12-2014 02:59 PM
Already checked the old style Control Panel Power settings and then the Windows 8 Title PC settings app. The sleep/hibernation settings are all set as default. Power button is all set to sleep.
It probably has nothing to do with the apps, I've deleted, disabled, and unpinned most of them in favor of Win32 programs. If I wanted apps I would have stuck with my rooted Nexus 7.
A cheap fix would be a batch file on the desktop that triggers sleep. Still would be nice if the power button did was it was ment to do.
12-12-2014 03:46 PM
Metro screen has options for neither. All the "Help" I found so far on how to fix this doesn't apply to tablets.
See if this works for you.
12-12-2014 04:25 PM
Saw this a few days ago and it is worth a try.
Seems some setting won't apply when done through the GUI, but will hold when done through CMD line settings.
Worth a try:
Here is a link to remind you of the CMD: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff700230.aspx
12-12-2014 05:00 PM
I don't think it's a battery issue. The HP Stream 7 felt like it has really long battery life yesterday. I was using the tablet hard when first I got it for a good 3 hours before I plugged it in, and it came charged at 80%. After I set it up, I fired up TeamViewer on it so I could use my mouse and keyboard on my desktop (no USB adapter or anything Bluetooth yet.) to quickly yank out of all the crapware, unwanteds, disabled unused services, do my whole minimalistic power user Windows setup routine. I installed my 32GB SD card and install the software I wanted. Tried out a few old Win32 games, loaded a few missing DirectX9 dlls for a game, loaded up the full version of Minecraft with optifine, impressively playable but sucked like 1% of the battery every min. I even had the screen brightness at like 80%. 100% is too blindingly bright. It did not feel like the battery was dyeing quickly. Quite the opposite, my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) even on conservative power mode would be dead after a day in sleep mode. Maybe a good 2 - 3 hours just using a browser with Wifi on and screen low and that's a lot better then the Stock ROM.
12-16-2014 04:33 AM
What fixed it for me last time was "restarting" the tablet, as in, don't select shutdown but actually choose restart.
It could have just been a fluke, but I chose shutdown the first time and it didn't fix it, but restarting it did. It makes me curious if shutting down doesn't fully shut it down but restarting it does or something.