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February 12, 2018 9:34:58 AM

Hello.. I have an Asus x541sa laptop which I purchased 11 months ago. Lately the laptop keeps shutting down randomly when on battery power. When i connect the ac charger it works just fine. The frequency of shutting down is so random. It may occur 12 times a day, once a day or thrice a week. I have had my ram chip and battery checked and they are fine. The shutting down occurs any time even when the laptop is idle.
It runs 500gb hdd, linux debian os, 4gb ram, intel celeron. Will someone please help. I love the laptop so much

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February 12, 2018 4:14:29 PM

I would suggest checking the power settings.

1. Go to "Control Panel" and then "Power Options".
2. Click on "Change plan settings", next to the plan you are using.
3. Now click "Change advanced power settings".
4. Here you are going to want to check all the options to make sure that nothing is set to make the device turn off or sleep when you don't want it to.
5. Once you have made all your changes, click "Apply" and then "OK" and restart the computer.
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February 12, 2018 9:17:45 PM

webworkings said:
I would suggest checking the power settings.

1. Go to "Control Panel" and then "Power Options".
2. Click on "Change plan settings", next to the plan you are using.
3. Now click "Change advanced power settings".
4. Here you are going to want to check all the options to make sure that nothing is set to make the device turn off or sleep when you don't want it to.
5. Once you have made all your changes, click "Apply" and then "OK" and restart the computer.


Thanks but the problem doesn't seem to be on my settings. I used to think so but then I realized it couldn't be so since I reinstalled windows 10 twice and i am currently running linux debuan using default settings.

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February 13, 2018 2:28:24 PM

I see. And does it do it still with that OS?
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February 17, 2018 7:22:07 AM

webworkings said:
I see. And does it do it still with that OS?


Yes it still does
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February 17, 2018 12:20:30 PM

If you purchased it new, it should still be under warranty, so you may want to contact the manufacturer.
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February 25, 2018 4:27:04 AM

Turns out it was just a few loose screws on the inside. I tightened these up and now everything is just fine. Thanks a lot.
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October 2, 2018 11:45:13 PM

I have a x541na and I have the same issue, it has nothing to do with the settings, it just instantly loses power like a blackout, on battery power, unfortunately since I had to manually install a bigger storage device I lost my warrenty, but mine is not too often, mine shuts off at least 1 time every 2 monthes, I have intel Pentium 4gb ram, 960gb sandisk ssd, windows 10 home edition

so your saying it is just the screws?
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November 17, 2018 6:51:50 AM

legosrule502 said:
I have a x541na and I have the same issue, it has nothing to do with the settings, it just instantly loses power like a blackout, on battery power, unfortunately since I had to manually install a bigger storage device I lost my warrenty, but mine is not too often, mine shuts off at least 1 time every 2 monthes, I have intel Pentium 4gb ram, 960gb sandisk ssd, windows 10 home edition

so your saying it is just the screws?


I have the same problem, and have the same laptop (x541na). laptop turns itself off on battery power. it doesn't happen often. today I was in the class, and had been using it for like 2 hours, then it suddenly turned itself off, then I turned it on again and could manage to make the class, nothing happened after that. but it happened twice like that when I was in the class on one of early days. strangely so far it only happened on battery power mode. also I noticed since recently, when I am watching youtube videos and occasionally being on chrome the battery percentage randomly fluctuates like 5%, then 10%, then 45%, but then when I stopped watching it, it stopped and returned the power back to wherever it was. it happens when the laptop is on battery mode, and AC mode both. I adjusted the settings as the guy said above, but there is no option to take no actions when the laptop is on battery mode, only when it's AC mode. I left it to do nothing. I dunno what to do, I suspect the battery sucks of this laptop. I regret of buying this garbage. :(  it's slow as hell. on top of that now this problem.

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