I am mostly content with the battery performance of the Framework laptop when it’s in use. However, powering the laptop off causes significant battery drain. I can charge my battery to 100% and completely shut it off, and by the next day the laptop won’t even turn on because the battery is at 0%.
I’ve been experiencing this since I got my laptop during February of last year, and was wondering if there’s anything I can do to fix this.
Assuming you really mean that you shut down the computer and not that you closed the lid and expected it to power off, you probably should’ve got a warranty battery replacement (or some other fix, maybe) from FW support already.
This isn’t really a community support issue at all because you have some defective hardware. Did you contact framework?
Edit: I guess it’s possible shutdown is never finishing? What OS are you running?
I’m running Arch Linux, but this issue also occurred with other operating systems that I had also run. I figure that since my warranty period is expired, I’ll just put up with it and buy the new capacity battery if this isn’t something that the community is aware of.
Not sure which distro you’re using (did not happen to see it mentioned previously), but it “might” not actually be powering off.
Turns out you were onto something with this one. For whatever reason, the most recent Linux kernel (not the LTS) really butts heads with KDE’s sleep methods for whatever reason, so the laptop (and consequently the screen) actually stayed on after the lid was shut whenever I was done with my work.
I’m on Arch so I wasn’t on the LTS. All I had to do was change to it and it works great now. Real shame that this destroyed my battery health though.