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    Watt rate unreasonably high when plugged in

    Hi to all,

    I have just bought a new laptop, model Sony Vaio VPC EB1E8E, and of course the first thing I had done was installing Lucid. Solved the main problems regarding audio, I experience a minor bug: when the laptop is plugged in, in the page "Power Statistics" the Watt rate has unbelievable values, between 750 and 800 Watt, while it comes back to normality when I unplug it (to a rate of 20 Watt circa, "at rest").

    I do not really think there may be such a waste of energy when the laptop is plugged in, otherwise this night my room would have become an oven, so I don't bother so much about it. Still, it is annoying since every time I unplug the laptop ubuntu realizes that I am using 750W with a battery of 42Wh and displays a window warning me that 3 minutes of charge are remaining, but fortunately it realizes the truth before actually making it hibernate.

    I wonder if there is any easy solution to this problem (I have not been able to find it on the forum, I apologize if it is already accounted and solved...), but I do not want other people to waste time solving a problem that in the end only makes me do a click when I unplug the laptop...

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    Re: Watt rate unreasonably high when plugged in

    you might urgently mailed to sony support or ask for maintenace before you fire it up

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    I guess this is a joke? Where should all the exceeding energy go if the statistics were right? Even assuming that my laptop would not have exploded the first time I plugged it in, receiving 10 times the wattage it expected, my battery should be untouchable for the heat...

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    Re: Watt rate unreasonably high when plugged in

    the stats are probably wrong of course, but have a look closely to temperatures and remember you have a legal guaranty.

    you might remember this kind of problem is not new and lot of users have had their system burned and more sadly: explosion, and it is not a joke, but you can google around about laptop+burn

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    Re: Watt rate unreasonably high when plugged in

    Thank you, I will take a look at temperatures. At the moment, both processors are stable on 38°, so I think there is nothing to worry about. Furthermore, after the last reboot, the rate never raised above 0W... really a power-saving laptop, I have

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