USB Soundbar Stays Powered On In Sleep Mode


  1. Posts : 102
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       #1

    USB Soundbar Stays Powered On In Sleep Mode


    Hello all.

    I have a USB soundbar (Dell AC511) hooked up to my laptop. It works fine but when the laptop is in sleep mode the soundbar stays on (the power indicator light is on and there is no power switch). Is this typical behavior? Is there a setting that I can adjust to prevent this?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 17,013
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    1 Does the device's entry in Device manager, Properties have a Power mgmt tab that allows Windows to turn it off to save power?
    2 What power states do you have? Run this command to find out
    Code:
    PowerCfg -a


    All the best,
    Denis
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       #3

    A note on power, the motherboard always has power to it unless the power cord is physically removed. Some ports therefore can have power as well as the Ethernet/RJ45 port [which usually has a small light on it as does the motherboard itself].
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  4. Posts : 17,013
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    How has this progressed?

    All the best,
    And thanks for the rep,
    Denis



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  5. Posts : 102
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       #5

    Try3 said:
    1 Does the device's entry in Device manager, Properties have a Power mgmt tab that allows Windows to turn it off to save power?
    No, it does not.

    I've tried several things but no dice.

    Moving on, thanks for the help guys.
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