Asus Laptop battery drains in 2 days even when switched off.


mikefo

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Asus Laptop battery drains in 2 days even when switched off. Checking after switch on, the system shows the screen is always on. I have tried the holding down the on/off switch for 15 seconds, but it doesn't seem to do anything. the battery still runs down to zero.

Is this an Asus issue of a windows 11 problem?

Any help would be welcome
 
Windows Build/Version
windows 11 home version 23H2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 3250U with Radeon Graphics 2.60
    Memory
    16gb
Hi, mikefo, welcome to the ElevenForums 🙏

Sounds like you’ve been introduced to Windows 11 Modern Standby

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Which model name and number of the ASUS Notebook? Does it have a removable battery or gel-pack battery?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Hi, mikefo, welcome to the ElevenForums 🙏

Sounds like you’ve been introduced to Windows 11 Modern Standby

My ASUS has modern standby and does not drain like this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Open the Control Panel to see what option your Power Button has when you press it.

I just checked and found out that my ASUS laptop power options were at the default settings where holding the power button down only puts it in sleep mode. I changed that to Shut down in the Control Panel.

You have several options for what your laptop does when you hold down the power button.

2024-04-20 10_04_18-System Settings.jpg

2024-04-20 09_59_50-System Settings.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS TUF Gaming A15 (2022)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with Radeon 680M GPU (486MB RAM)
    Memory
    Crucial DDR5-4800 (2400MHz) 32GB (2 x 16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB RAM)
    Sound Card
    n/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6-inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 300Hz
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 980 (1TB M.2 NVME SSD)
    PSU
    n/a
    Mouse
    Wireless Mouse M510
    Internet Speed
    1200Mbps/250Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
    Memory
    G.SKILL Flare X 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3060TI-08G-V2-GAMING (RTX 3060-Ti, 8GB RAM)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S23A300B (23-in LED)
    Screen Resolution
    1080p 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    2TB XPG SX8200 Pro (M2. PCIe SSD) || 2TB Intel 660P (M2. PCIe SSD) ||
    PSU
    Corsair RM750x (750 watts)
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase 5
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 AIO water cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech K350 (wireless)
    Keyboard
    Logitech M510 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes (Premium)
    Other Info
    ASUS Blu-ray Burner BW-16D1HT (SATA) || Western Digital Elements 12TB USB 3.0 external hard drive used with Acronis True Image backup software || HP OfficeJet Pro 6975 Printer/Scanner
This happened twice, a few years ago, on my Dell XPS 9510. I was not happy because it immediately resulted in battery wear on a brand new laptop...over 10% lost. When Dell didn't say it met battery warranty criteria, I replaced the battery on my own. I disabled modern stand by and now manually put it in hibernation (not sleep) right before I close it to make sure it isn't discharging when not in use. So far, it's worked...ideally you should be able to close the lid and not worry about anything but I lost confidence and didn't want to take the risk of damaging machine (especially battery).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z-270A
    Memory
    32GB 2666Mhz (Kingston Hyper X Fury)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Nvidia 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    N/A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung C27F390
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Evo 512GB
You’re not alone with battery drain when in modern standby.

Various other reasons also mentioned for drain in this thread


My wife’s Lenovo was losing considerable power also which I concluded was modern standby. It’s an annoying feature designed for impatient people IMO
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
And then, I've found that many people don't understand the proper way to Shut Down their PC's.

Some will just close the lid and walk away. While others till press the start button till the lights go out!
So Wrong, in so many ways.

Windows comes with it's own Shutdown.exe program, that when properly used, will shut down all running programs, close all open files and then turn off the power. So simple, yet beyond the comprehension of some.

I learned my own lesson many years ago, when the ATX computer motherboards and power supplies first hit the market.

The ATX power supply (in a desktop PC) never really shuts off, but still supplies voltage to the motherboard and the Power ON switch. Similarly, in a laptop, as long as the main battery is connected, there is power to the motherboard and the Power ON Switch.
Now, we just need for Windows to send the correct command to the Motherboard to get it to properly Shut Down.

I found that I can make a shortcut to "Shutdown.exe" and put that shortcut on either my desktop or my Task Bar, for a one Click Shutdown.

The proper syntax for that shortcut, in Windows 11, is:

%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 1

Yes, there are three spaces in that command, don't forget them!

I've used that same command since Windows 8.1, on literally hundreds of PC, and Laptops.
It's the safest and fastest way to shut down Windows.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
First, update your BIOS and drivers. On most laptops from Asus, this can normally be done via the MyASUS app. I have seen some reports that the driver versions that appear in this app are not always the latest ones, though. So, just to be sure, I suggest to visit the product page of your specific model (on Asus.com). You'll have to search for the correct model number that matches your specific Asus laptop. Navigate to the Support page from there, so that you can see all the various downloads that are available for your laptop. On my Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024), the MyASUS app only shows System updates, and, other updates can be found via the cogwheel button in the Asus Armoury Crate app (but I don't know if your Asus laptop can support the Armoury Crate app so, you'll have to verify on that to find out what are the available options that apply to yours).

Secondly, enter your BIOS settings. On my laptop this can be done by pressing and holding down the F2 key during boot, before Windows starts up. (You do not have to repeatedly keep pressing the key...) In the BIOS, switch to Advanced mode (press F7). Next, navigate to the Advanced setting at the top. In the menu screen that appears, look for something like APM Configuration | ErP Ready ➜ change this setting to "Enabled(S5)". (On my Asus laptop it is simply ErP ➜ change it to "Enabled".) Save & Exit. Now, the laptop will no longer let you charge a phone or other device through the laptop's USB whenever the laptop is shut down. Otherwise, the USB ports continue to draw more power from the laptop even after the laptop is shut down. Not all laptops from Asus have an ErP option in BIOS, though, but if yours has, enabling it in this manner might help.

It should also be noted that some USB devices, like, e.g., a USB-to-Ethernet or USB-to-WiFi adapter, still continue to draw some power from the USB port after the computer is shut down. The same also holds true about onboard (built-in) network adapters. The power that a network adapter consumes after the computer is shut down can often be reduced to some degree by disabling Wake-On-LAN (WOL) on the network adapter. Unplugging those specific USB devices that continue to consume power after the computer is shut down could also help to further reduce the battery drain. Another thing that you could maybe also consider in addition to this is, disable network connectivity in Modern Standby.

Read up on hybrid sleep if you haven't already.

Thirdly, disable fast startup. Some people prefer to also disable hibernate. You can run the command powercfg h off to disable hibernate, powercfg h on to turn hibernate back on. When you disable hibernate, fast startup will also be disabled until you turn hibernate back on (excepting if you have disabled fast startup by following the tutorial, in which case turning hibernate back on will not turn fast startup back on). On some laptops, turning off hibernate can also help to remedy the problem of the battery draining abnormally fast after the laptop is shut down, but you'll have to experimement to find out if this also applies to yours, and, also be aware that choosing to disable hibernate (if it works for you without problems, that is... as a lot of computers tend to behave erratically after they wake from hibernate...) can have an adverse effect on battery life, e.g. if disabling hibernate forces you to, in lieu of hibernate, more frequently put the laptop to sleep (Modern Standby) for longer periods. (2023 or newer gaming series laptops from Asus, such as the one that I own, also have a feature in Armoury Crate, under Device, called Modern Standby Assistant, which automatically puts the laptop in hibernate if the laptop exceeds the power setting beyond a set period of time.) Also note, hybrid sleep doesn't work after hibernate has been disabled so, there's pros and there's cons to disabling hibernate.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
my Asus ZenBook had a similar problem. and its battery was dead soon.
now it's powered up by its adapter any time. an option is to replace its dead battery.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Lenovo/Asus
    CPU
    Intel
    Hard Drives
    NVMe SSD/SATA SSD
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