what is normal sleep screen

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  1. absresin

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    When I choose sleep from my 3 options (sleep,restart,shutdown) the screen goes dark then back on at my first screen(a personal pic of my home town). I thought screen supposed to be dark when sleeping. If I tap the screen I do not have to sign in again though. Seems it would save more battery if screen was dark during sleep. Thanks
     
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    Sleep is as you'd imagine. The screen turned off.

    Are you experiencing this on battery, or when plugged in?
     
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    was recharging from 10% figured it would charge while sleeping.
     
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    What you knew as "Sleep" (aka the S3 Power State) doesn't exist on the Surface Pro 3, it uses Connected Standby (aka IntantGo) which uses S0iX, so while plugged in it will remain on (like a Cell Phone).
     
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    thanks, never had a cell phone or a laptop. Was just curious about sleep.
     
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    No worries....its a brave new world :)
     
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    It has to go to sleep. If it doesn't, there must be a problem. Try restarting the SP3, closing all desktop apps and try again.
     
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    You are experiencing abnormal behaviour. When you select sleep, either from the power option or the hardware button (as long as it's left at default), will put the device to "sleep" (i.e. InstantGo) and the screen should immediately turn off and stay off until you start up the machine again.

    I don't know if it's a matter of terminology but CS/InstantGo, for all intents and purposes, is "sleep" in this case. When you say "while plugged in it will remain on...", you are referring to InstantGo working in the background, correct? Because the screen should definitely not be on.
     
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Connected Standby...

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn481216(v=vs.85).aspx

    But yes, it is in S0iX is a Superset of S0 (Power On) but is in a very low power state. Now if you can into Power Settings you can prevent it from going into Connected Standby while plugged-in but the Screen will stay on....
     
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    I've seen that article before and nowhere does it state that the screen stays on while on AC.
     
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    I didn't say that it did, I did state that the behavior displayed would be consistent with the Power Options while plugged in....
     
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    And what power option might you be talking about...?
    OP does not talk about changing anything in power settings. They hit sleep, the display does not turn off. This is not normal.
     

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