Powering off & won't power back on w/o battery disconnect
Hello Pine64 forums.
So this is a strange one to me, but only for the frequency of occurrence - which I'll need to explain.

When using my Pinebook Pro, Manjaro 20.04 Cinnamon DE, it will seemingly power off & simply stay off when it goes to sleep/hibernate. This even occurs, eventually, when no sleep mode is enabled. That is to say: it will power off & won't power back on until I pull off the bottom cover, disconnect the battery connect from the mainboard, press the power button for 5 seconds or so, and reconnect the battery (or power cord - so long as it's getting power).

In my prior years as a desktop support tech I ran across many laptops where the mainboard's little capacitors would not regulate power to the system. Pulling the battery connector out, pressing the power button for 5 seconds or so to discharge the capacitors (I presume), and powering it back on (via battery or AC adapter) gets it working again. But I have to do this so frequently of late I'm starting to wonder if it's an OS issue. It doesn't seem to matter which governor I set via the cpupower utility (I will state I typically run it on the "performance" governor on AC power).

Has anyone got any ideas as to what's going or what else I can try to troubleshoot it?
Thanks a ton!

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Powering off & won't power back on w/o battery disconnect - by jimsurvak - 11-06-2020, 08:53 PM

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