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Battery is discharging very fast....

Question: Battery is discharging very fast....

Hello, I've recently changed my laptop's battery as the previous one had stopped working due to overcharging because I thought that when the laptop battery gets fully charged then the laptop will run on external power but I found my thinking wrong when the battery stopped working. I changed it for Rs. 6000/- at HP Official Service Centre Chandigarh 5-6 moths ago. But now my present battery is also discharging fast & I've not overcharged my present battery a single time. Please help me with this battery problem.

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HelloI bought Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 few weeks ago and noticed, that battery is discharging TOO fast, when it is switched off and plugged out of electricity. After only 1 day being off - the battery goes from 100% to 90% - witch is too much.First I thought that there is one USB allways on - I went to powermanager and unclicked that sqaure, so the USB is not ON when i switch off my laptop. PLS - help me - I am planning of travelling in few weeks, so it wouldnt be so great if the battery was working like this. Thank You very much for your replies

Answer:Battery discharging too fast

Hi Mark1nick, welcome to the forum,
 
there are several possible causes of this and it's a question which has been asked quite often in the forum. One common reason is when WOL (Wake On Lan) is activated in BIOS.
 
I've provided links below to a couple of threads with less common solutions I found after a quick search.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/e535-high-battery-drain-when-laptop-is-off/m-p/10...
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/E525-battery-issue/m-p/635365#M6900

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I have purchased the aspire vn7-791g  less than 2 months ago, at first the battery seemed fined, it could last for up to 4 hrs. however yesterday after fully charging it it just discharged after just 1 hour. I left the battery to charge all night, and the next day it was still discharging pretty fast (at 100% i had 1hr 10 min remaining) this is the first time i encounter this problem. My laptop is new.  any help?

Answer:battery discharging very fast

Hi elienaoum,
 
I would let the system run and completely discharge on it's own. Then let it fully charge and see what happens. Another test you could run would be to fully charge it and then leave it in the BIOS to see how long it lasts. This would tell you if it's actually the battery or possibly a battery option.
 
You can also go into your power settings and make sure that the battery setup is properly configured (you just don't want it to be on Max CPU, Max Brightness, etc...).
 
If it continues to be short, I'd suggest contacting support as they may need to setup services to get that resolved for you.
 
Thanks,Cory

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Wrote a month or so ago about a faulty U330 battery.  I replaced it with a new one and am having the same issue--rapid discharge. For example, the battery power goes from 100% to 95% within 3 mintues, from 95% to 73% within 15 minutes.  With the original battery, I noticed that its power could stay at 0% for quite some time before the computer shut down. The battery lasts a decently long time, but the real issue is that I pretty much have spontaneous shutdowns since I can't predict the actual power remaining. Could this be a Win 7 issue and not an issue with the battery's actual capacity? Any other suggestions on how to fix this? 

Answer:U330 Battery Issue--New Battery, Still Discharging Fast

Hey Gurbly,
 
Curious to know is the replacement battery that you bought is it from Lenovo or is it a generic brand battery ?
 
If this is a Lenovo battery, might I suggest the following link :
 
http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-can-I-increase-battery-life/ta-p/244800
 
If the above does not help, could you try the following.
 
1. Replacement Battery to be drained.
2. Replacement Battery to be fully charge. During this time do not turn on the U330
3. Once fully charge, turn on computer and login to your operating system. Do not launch any application and if possible disable any apps that auto starts.
4. Change the power management to "do not turn off hard drive and monitor" when battery is used
5. Adjust screen brightness to 50%
6. Leave the laptop idle,
7. Check within 3-5 minutes if the battery level drops from 100% to 95%
8. record your finding and reply back.
 
 





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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite M70 with an battery which discharging from full to empty within 20 minutes.
Is there some program to clean the battery from his "memory" I know that such things exist for normal batterys but is it also possible for laptop batterys?

thanks wendy

Answer:Very fast battery discharging on Satellite M70

Don?t this that would functions?
The M70 is not a new notebook series and I presume your battery is working since a longer period of time.
So it?s not unusual that your battery loses the own performance after a long time of usage.
From my knowledge the after about 500 times of chagrin and discharging the battery starts to lose the own performance.

My battery is 6 year old and I can use it only for 2 min. Then it?s empty.
I know, the replacement would be necessary but my notebook is always connected to the main power and therefore I don?t need a new battery pack.

Well to cut this story here is my final statement; a battery replacement will solve your issue ;)

bye

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Battery is discharging 60% after 2 days with unit switched off. Technical Support Bulletin visited. "Wake up
on LAN" was and is disabled. Other recommendations not found. E-Mail written to support and company I bought it. No reply since one week. Unit bought 3 months ago.

Can you help please?

Answer:Satellite A100-153: Battery discharging itself very fast

Something similar is happening to my P100-115 laptop. Battery is discharging when unit turned off. I have 80% after 2 days.

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About a month ago my battery would drop from 20% to 6% saying I needed to plug it in to recharge. I've done a few battery recalibrations and I'd get full use out of my battery but it only lasts for 2 or 3 charges. I just used a program named Battery Eater that drained my battery and displayed graphically what it looks like, I've attached it below. Can someone provide a solution other than me having to recalibrate my battery every time I want to get full use of my battery?  

Answer:Ideapad 560 Sanyo Battery Discharging too fast

I'm having issues seeing your graphic below, but have you tried deep-discharging it a more classical way?
 
There are DOS tools to actually do a battery reset from Lenovo, though the disclaimer states it cannot be used on Ideapads (Strange that usage is "prohibited"): http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-56222
 
My recommendation is boot from a live CD to an environment that has no power management when you're down to 20% or so. Let the battery trickle away until the system hard shuts off. Then charge the machine while powered off until your system reaches 100% charge.

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Hello everyone, I have an Ideapad S510p touch Notebook that i bought just last year.But now since the past 1 or 2 weeks i have noticed that my laptop's battery is getting discharged really fast.Could someone please help me with this. Thanks a lot











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Answer:Ideapad S510p touch - Battery discharging too fast

hi Bhan168,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
To check the battery, can you try and run following:
1. Download and install BatteryCare and post the detailed info on the battery.
   - Sample info
 
2. Open an elevated Command Prompt (press the Windows key? +X and choose Command Prompt (Admin))
   - on the command prompt box, type powercfg -energy
   - once It generates the energy-report.html file, move this to your desktop and double click it. It will help if you can post a screenshot of the report or upload it (eg. Dropbox) so we can check if there's an app or a driver running on the background that's eating up power and making the battery drain much faster.
 
Similar thread:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-Fast-Battery-Drain/m-p/1181989/highlig...
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hoping this problem will be noticed by more people, the original post on this issue came from:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/T470-Linux-Power-Bridge-wrong-discharge-order/td-p/365...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/63odjr/t470_battery_order_question_internal_discharges/ Brief description: same problem with OS including Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Gentoo etc. The internal battery always gets discharged first regardless its remaining power, which is generally harmless but seems not so good for the internal battery life. With my own T470 machine, updated with the latest 1.29 BIOS, this problem remains. According to searching results online, this little bug came with early versions of X's and T' including T460. PS: this issue had been successfully fixed with T460 via BIOS update 1.26, hoping it would be fixed with T470 sooner or later. Best regards. 

Answer:T470 power bridge wired battery discharging order, always internal battery first

I see the same behavior here.  We will check it.

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Hi, I set my laptop to "Battery protection mode" which is supposed to limit charging to 60%. I noticed that once my laptop is at 60%, it switches to A/C for a few minutes, then it discharges by 1% and then charges again to 60%. This process repeats every few minutes. Is this supposed to happen? I'm worried that each time it discharges and charges again, I am wasting a charge cycle.  When I allow it to charge to 100% under "Battery Fully charged mode", it will switch to A/C when fully charged and does not discharge again so I don't think there's an issue with my battery.  Thanks for any help!

Answer:Battery Protection Mode - U410 Battery fluctuates around 60%, keeps charging and discharging.

It is fine for the laptop dont worry.





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Everything is brand new, less then 6 months old. My battery will discharge itself while it is plugged in to AC power. The meter on the screen will read 100% charge, then after a few days (while always being plugged in) it will drop to 99%, then a day or two later to 98% and sometimes down to 97%. And if i unplug it and plug it right back in, it will not charge, i will have to leave it unplugged to get it below the charging point (which is i believe is 96-97%) or lower before it will charge back up to 100%. From there it all starts again. Is this normal, is the battery bad, is there something wrong with my charging system. Thanks in advance

Answer:R61 Battery Discharging

The battery discharge itself sometimes when there is a peak power demand from running intensive CPU and GPU intensive task, it is normal and you shouldn't really worry about it.

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I have a t400 and my battery (9cell) is discharging even when the laptop is plugged in.BIOS is verified, so when it is shutdown it won't consume useless power (lan, usb, etc).Even if the laptop is plugged, when _shutdown_, it still consumes power from battery. Apparently it also happens if it is _on_.Power manager is on "always fully charge". It was also set on "optimise battery". The power consumption is not much but is decreasing by 1% every 1 - 1.5 days.Is this normal ? How can I fix it ?

Answer:Battery discharging even when plugged in

hey amb00,curious to know when the power supply is plugged in, you did say that the battery is discharging. What's the rate of consumption?And while you check on that do check the following linkhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/Why-did-my-battery-die/ta-p/244802





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My A30 laptop has started randamly discharging the battery whilst the mains power supply is connected. When the battery reaches 0% laptop will switch off. The front Lights show the mains power is connected. Removing the power plug and reconnecting does not solve the problem, only rebooting or hibernating starts the battery charging.

I have removed the Toshiba power management utility and the same problem occurs with Microsoft power utility. I have tried re-installing the latest Toshiba power management still no resolution.

I don't think its a loose power connector because the light shows the power is connected. Has anyone else seen this or is this a sympton of the battery needing replacing (laptop 18 months old)?

Answer:Satellite A30 Battery Discharging

Hi Andy,

My SA30 does exactly the same thing. The AC LED remains lit throughout as does the ON LED but the battery LED will go out. The system will show as running on battery which will progressively discharge (even though the mains LED is still on), and eventually the notebook will hibernate.

By trial and error I have found how to trigger this behaviour. I just need to apply slight pressure to the side of the DC plug in the back of the notebook and all the front LEDs will flash on for a split second and then they all extinguish except the ON and AC LEDs.

I believe that the problem is a momentary loss of contact between the inside of the DC plug and the central pin in the socket on the back of the notebook. This would explain why the problem used to occur when I moved the notebook or the mains cable.

I now anchor the DC cable to the back of the notebook in order to prevent any lateral movement of the DC plug and so far the problem has not recurred even if I pick up and move the notebook around the room.

HTH

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I bought a tecra A3-152 a month ago and i have a serious battery problem.
I checked toshiba's forum and found that M30X had the same problem.

My battery is discharging even when the power adapter is plugged... Quite weird...
It appears when I watch TV on an external USB Box or when I use Photoshop (2 things that use CPU).

Toshiba Power Utility is still on "Full Power, AC plugged" but the percentage of battery is decreasing.

I updated the BIOS to version 1.70 but nothing.

I need my computer at the moment but i think i will soon send it to Toshiba Techies.

Does anyone has the same problem?

Seb

Answer:Tecra A3-152 Battery discharging

Hi Sebastien,

Since your Notebook is so new I would definitely return it under the warranty for the problem to be checked out.

However, It would be interesting to find out if the problem still persists if you remove the Toshiba Power Utility and revert to the standard Microsoft version. This would then give some clue as to the nature of the problem.

Best of luck

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Greetings, I probably should've posted sooner but may as well. I've owned this Lenovo N200 0689 laptop since early 2008 bought from BIG W, and was supplied with 12 months warranty which had no problem at all during that period.  However, it's been 18 months past now, and about 3 months ago the battery on the laptop suddenly didn't want to power itself.  It comes up on windows that it's 100% or whatever, but when I pull out the AC, it shuts off instantly. Now, I've just left the laptop unused for about 1 month now, and just turned it on again.  Windows says the battery is 70%, and it appears to be charging (ie: flashing green indicator), however it will still shut off the instant AC is removed.  In addition to that, after about 2 hours plugged in there hasn't been a change in battery charge percentage.  (It's been 70% for a while now.)  A bit of googlesearching in the past few months, I've bumped across the N100 battery recall stuff due to failures.  While this is N200, I have reason to believe this laptop could be using the same battery as the N100.  I also feel that the laptop having worked without issues during the warranty period, I find it very disconcerting the problems on the battery would arise, 3 months after being expired from warranty.  In addition, the battery recall stuff only applied to N100 laptops only, and not N200 when the symptoms are exactly the same. I've already read the FAQs on the website,... Read more

Answer:N200 Battery not discharging

An update, now the battery is saying 69% left in Windows, and I've kept the laptop on AC.  The laptop battery green LED is still blinking periodically, but it seems as if it's not really charging either now...

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I just bought this brand new laptop. I noticed that the battery abnormally discharges at a huge rate. For example if I charged the battery to 100% then shut down windows, and turned the laptop back on a few hours later I would notice that the battery is at 72%. What the hell? I paid almost $1700 for this laptop to experience this huge set back.

Answer:Battery Discharging while Completly Off

Hi, Do you have anything connect to it using USB port(s) ? Regards.

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Hi, I have a problem with battery on my 1 year old X230 (currently on Windows 8.1). My battery is behaving weird lately. Once it is fully charged, it stays at 100% for let's say 3-4 hours and after that it'll go to zero really quickly. What can I do to fix that? Additionally, my fingerprint sensor just stopped working a few months ago. Just like that. Thinkvantage fingerprint sensor cannot detect it anymore. What can cause that?  Thank you. -enero

Answer:X230 battery not discharging

Hi,unfortunately Lenovo doesn't offer Power Manager application for win8 as well the OS doesn't allow to check out battery settings we need using built-in tools.Perhaps installation of Power Manager for win7 in compatibility mode will show you the battery statistics. I mean a cycle count. This one of the key statistic parameters.What to do? 1. Perform a battery reset. No problem in win7 but even in compatibility mode PM might not allow to do that. But I didn't check.2. As the win8 keeps the battery fully charged all the time, it decreases the battery healthy. Solution is to set the battery charge threshold. Again, it's possible but not in PM under win8. Only 3rd party tools do that. Also there are tons attempts to change the registry settings for that purpose here on forum but I can't confirm a success.Regarding the FPR if you don't see anything unusual in BIOS Setup and Device Manager solution is standard - remove and reinstall FPR sw. If that will not resolve an issue disassemble keyboard and palmrest and check out ribbon cable from FPR and its connect to the systemboard.

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I need help!!!!!!!!!My HP Pavilion ZT3340us laptop discharges every week and I cannot stop it. I took it to my computer repairman and he found a broken wire for the power connection. I also bought a new battery and had the ac adapter checked. I have Internet Explorer and use Windows XP. Is this a setting problem or is it a problem with the motherboard or something else? I am getting very fustrated with this problem because it never happed before. It has been happening just lately. Please help me

Answer:battery discharging weekly

How offen do you charge it? How long do you think it should last?

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hii good evening..i have purchased the hp laptop(HP 15 ab125AX) in the month of april/2016.after two months i have faced the problem with battery draining.It charges fully within 1hour and dicharges before one hour only.so i want to know what was the problem behind this issue.please reply me soon..

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Hi, I have a Y50-70 which has a strange problem with the battery: even when entirely switched off (not in sleep or hibernate, but shut down), it loses about 10% per 24 hours on the battery life, until going down to 0%. But the battery capacity seems good - it is reporting about 53 watt hours, when it was only ~55 when it came out of the factory. I'm running Windows 10. Does anybody know what the problem might be? Thanks in advance.

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Wasn't sure whether to post this or not but it's bugging the crap out of me (pardon my french) about 6 month's ago my cmos battery died, the mobo (asrock KS78X) was about 2 months old at the time and i thought it strange for the battery to die, i put it down to the mobo being on the shelf for a while and other contributing factors (shelf storage alone wouldn't kill the battery, surely?), 2 month's after this the battery died again, suspicous i checked the voltage (v.meter) coming out the battery and sure enough it was dead, a little peeved i replaced the battery again and 2 weeks down the line the batery was dead again!!!, i duly replaced the battery (whilst thinkng why i shouldn't go get a replacement mobo!)and it's been fine ever since.i wonder what the problem was (or is) as the battery has been fine since, i've used branded battery's all the time and don't think it's down to bad luck, any clues????

Answer:cmos battery discharging ??????

Bad luck seems to be stretching it a bit, have you changed any hardware? perhaps you had the mobo in 'n out the case at some time causing a small short!I know its not the same but last week I had a pc that every time I plugged a power lead into it, it knocked out the router and took my network down! had to change a brand new PSU!

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I bought a lumia 520 from FLIPKART 3 days ago. The set is discharged within 12 to 14 hours without being any use. Yesterday before, after getting full charged (100%), I shoot a photograph, see a 4 minute video and kept it on table, after few hours I noticed only 10 % percent charge is remain, without any use the charge is finished (Battery saver in on, WiFi is fully off, Bluetooth is off). That means I have to charge my mobile twice or thrice or many more times in a day,when I wish to use it.
Please advice.
Joydip Choudhury

Answer:Why is the battery discharging very quickly without any use?

Get a replacement device

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Why my phone battery is discharging at a high rate and showing battery life of only 14 hours after full charge? Yesterday it was showing battery time remaining 1 day and 20 hours. Restricted background apps but nothing is helping.

Answer:Why is my battery discharging at a high rate?

Look at your battery saver app to see which apps are consuming your battery. Also your GPS and Bluetooth are heavy on it too

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Hello,

I have a Satellite P850-12Z bought a few months ago (3 or 4).

I have noticed that if the battery is charged 100% and I switch off the computer for a couple of days, when I switch it back on the battery is nearly gone or completely gone if it takes me a while longer to restart it.

It seems quite strange to me because I have not seen something similar in any other computer I have had.

Can somebody tell me if this is normal or what could be the problem?

Thank you.

Answer:Battery discharging even if Satellite P850-12Z is OFF

Hi

This is OK and nothing unusual if some BIOS options are not disabled.
I assume the notebook supports the features like ?Wake Up on Lan? and ?USB Sleep & Charge?.
Both features requires power even if the unit is OFF.
So disable both (in BIOS) and check if it helps to avoid the battery discharging.

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When I'm doing intense tasks like gaming on my laptop, the battery drains even when it's plugged in. I've read that this is normal in gaming laptops where they draw too much power and need power from the battery so I want to know if this is the case with this laptop as well.

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Hi!I have T420s with ID: 417173G. There is a problem: when machine is fully power off (not hybernate or sleep mode), main battery is discharged -35% after 72 hours. Does it's a normal? 

Answer:T420s discharging battery while power off

Do you have a fingerprint reader?

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Hi. I have weird situation with my Y580. After unpluging and pluging again Power AC, It is not detecting that AC is pluged in. It still runs on battery.  To fix it I have to turn off Laptop, unplug battery. Run Laptop on AC power, then plugin battery.Then everything is ok, battery is charging etc.From this moment, if I will unplug AC, the computer will run on battery, it's ok. But if I will plug AC again, it will not detect it again. What is going on?













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Answer:After unpuging and pluging AC again, battery is still discharging.

Hi Calmbird,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y580 is not charging after unplugging and re-plugging AC Adapter back, I suggest you to re-install the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) in the computer and check the issue in the computer, below is the link to download the exact LEM for the computer:
 

Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi ,                       My Z500 battery discharging from 25% to 5% with in seconds....  when it reaches 25% drastically it is coming to 5% in seconds... please let me know the solution for this... I have resetted the battery gauge but it doesn't effect anything.... please help me.......

Answer:Battery discharging(draining) surprisingly......

hi kunta_ravinder,
 
The battery discharge rate is too high on that unit. Can you try to update the battery firmware below:
 
Ideapad Z400 or Z500 Battery Firmware
 
If you still get the same problem,  It's most likely that the battery is getting faulty and you will need to contact lenovo on how to go about replacing the battery.
 
 
Hope this helps

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This is an IBM Thinkpad I1400 series. The battery would not charge so I replaced it with a new one. It now charges but here are some observations that are suspect to me. Once the battery has been charged to !00% according the Power Meter, I shut down the system, disconnected the A/C power and looked at the Power Meter again. It registers about 98%. Within a 2 or 3 minutes, I shut it down again. After about 2 days, I again power up the system on battery only, check the Power Meter and it registers only 65%. Shouldn't these batteries hold their charge for much longer than this when not in use for just 2 days? Is there something else going on that might be discharging the battery? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I bought this notebook two weeks ago, and when the battery is discharged I don't receive any notification. I checked the settings about notifications and they seem good, I have the same setting on another Satellite and I have no problem with it. I set battery critical level at 10% I've checked the battery level on the icon in the taskbar and it was 25%, after a minute the Notebook hibernates because of battery discharged. What's wrong? Maybe the battery is damaged? Or maybe I need a new driver?

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My new and virtually unsused laptop is discharging its battery at the rate of 10% in 48 hours when switched off and not in hibernation mode. When removing the battery it is loosing 2% in 48 hours.

I have fully charged the battery to 100% and shut down whilst still on charge.

There is no doubt in my mind that the battery is discharging when fitted, and only loosing a small amount of charge when removed from the laptop.

Have any other users experienced the same problem. Result is that in one week the battery will discharge some 35%, which I find unacceptable.

Answer:Satellite L500 19X Battery discharging when not in use

Hi

I think this is nothing wrong buddy
The battery will always s discharge a little bit even though the notebook is not running.

Take a look into the user manual.
I did it and found this:

When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods;

Battery pack 12 cell; 2 days (sleep mode); 20 days (Shut down mode)
Battery pack 6 cell; 1 day (sleep mode); 10 days (shut down mode)
Battery pack 3 cell; 0,5 days (sleep mode); 5 days (shut down mode)

You must always check following software/ bios settings in order to decreased the battery discharging:
- standby/ resume mode, hibernation etc. will reduce the time until the battery is empty dramatically
- always check wether Wake On Lan or Wake on HDMI is enabled
- always check wether USB sleep and charge is enabled

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I am having problems with my A30-514. Even when the AC power supply is plugged in and the notetop seems to be running of AC power, the battery discharges itself and eventually the power level gets so low that the notebook shuts down.

It seems like the notebook is being controlled by the battery power not the AC power. I am currently using the notebook without the battery inserted - i.e. on AC only and it's absolutely fine.

I am no longer under warranty so please don't just suggest I go to a service partner !

Do I need a new battery ? Or is there a hardware defect ?

Many thanks.

Answer:On-line discharging of battery (A30-514 model)

Hi

Are you really sure that when the machine is running on both AC (DC actually) and the battery is inserted, it discharges the battery?
How can You tell? Do You monitor the power-level in the battery and can see it go down (just like when running on just battery)?
If so, I believe that it will not improve with a new battery. Normally on a Toshiba machine, even if the battery is in any way defective (exclusive pure short-cuircuts) the machine will work fine from the AC Adaptor, charging or just ignoring a defective battery.

BR

Tom

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hi,need advice how to charge/discharge battery correctly.. 
should i discharge do the end before charging and after fill up to 100% or less ?

Answer:xps 15 9560 battery charging / discharging

Hi Nebi7,Thanks for posting.Here is some information about Dell batteries you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2tIOA7e

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I recently bought an Equium M40X - 149, and i couldnt understand why when the ac adapter is plugged in the battery discharges itself and the computer switches off! So i took it back to the shop and they said it is just the cycle of the battery and i would need to go into the bios to change the settings.
I went into the bios but i couldnt find anything that i could change to stop this!! Can anyone point me in the right direction as it is inconvinient for me to keep taking the battery out when i want to use the laptop!!

thank you
Gemma

Answer:Equium M40X -Battery discharging. Please help!

Hello Gemma

I don?t know if I have understood you right but if the notebook is connected to AC power supply it can not be possible that the unit switches off itself. Not because of power supply. If the unit is connected to AC power supply you can remove the battery and it should work without any problem.

Sorry but I have no explanation for this and in my opinion you should contact Authorized Toshiba service partner in your country. Explain them the problem and thay can check the unit. The warranty is valid and if there is some hardware malfunction the costs will be covered.

Bye

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Hello, When on battery power, my X260's internal battery is discharging before the external battery. I am using Windows 10 Home and bios is 1.19 (what it came shipped with). I haven't found any definite solution to this problem--only comments from others where the problem went away eventually. I've had the computer for 10 days and have tried many suggestions but nothing is working--the internal battery continues to drain first before the external one. I'm hesitant to call or get support because I don't want to send the computer in or have a tech rip the computer apart for what is apparently a software/firmware issue. Just to add: all drivers are updated and battery performance is perfectly normal--I get the expected run times. It's just the internal battery is draining first and then the external one second. I would appreciate any other suggestions or a fix. Thanks

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Hi,
My battery is playing games with me. I cannot charge it and use my laptop at the same time because it says 'Online, discharging' until eventually the battery is so low that I have to turn it off. I then have to unplug the AC, plug it back in again at which point it begins to charge until full.

The AC is only good for charging the battery, not for when the laptop is on. So basically I can only use the laptop for about 2 hours, then have to stop and wait another 3 or so until the battery is charged again. 'Online, discharging' just seems so illogical to me.

Any ideas anyone???
Thanks in advance.

George P

Answer:Equium M70: Not possible to charge the battery - online discharging?!

This is a very strange problem I can only assume that the AC power supply is faulty and isn't delivering the full power thus the laptop resorts to battery power. If your laptop is still under warranty I would recommend you get your AC adapter and laptop checked out by Toshiba.

Richard S.

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Hi i bought this lenevo s 510p in august.battery is discharging too fast.plz reply me asap. 

Answer:lenevo s 510p battery discharging very fastly

Hi Vijayvkumar4u,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery discharging very fast in your Lenovo s510p laptop.
 
Check if there are high energy consuming applications/ processes running.
 
Disable things such as Bluetooth if you aren't using.
 
Reduce screen brightness.
 
Perform a battery gauge reset by: go to start search and type power manager, switch the mode to advance.
 
Go to battery tab and select battery maintenance, select perform reset under battery gauge option.
 
Also try to reinstall the power management and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the power management if the operating system is windows 8.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,    
     
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Hi guys, I've purchased my Edge E535 notebook in December 2012. Since than, 3 times my battery has been discharged to 0% even when plugged in, and at that point the machine just shut down.Then I turned back on, and in the first 2 cases it has started to charge, but today not.In Power Manager (version 6.36) battery maintenance has been set to Maximize battery lifetime.Anybody has any clue what could cause the problem, it is pretty embarass ing

Answer:Power Manager/Battery discharging problem

Hey there Gajka and welcome to the forums!
 
When the battery is plugged into the machine, and you are in the Power Manager can you tell us if the machine recognizes the battery and the current health? This may give us some indication of what may be going on.
 
Additionally, If you could, I'd like you try doing a static discharge:

Unplug the power supply(AC Adapter)
Remove the battery
Disconnect any cords or express cards
Press the power button 10 times, and on the 10th press hold it for 30 seconds

 





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Hi,

I hope someone can help me!
I have a Toshiba Satellite A30. It has recently started discharging the battery while it is connected to, and running off, the mains. So the screen icon shows AC power (full power mode) but the % for the battery drops by approx 5% per minute.

The battery light on the laptop is off. If I shut down pc, the light will go orange, to charge. When I reboot, it stays orange for a short time, then goes off again.

Is this a problem with the battery, or the charging lead, or something else? Please help, this is driving me mad, as I keep having to turn it off to recharge it!

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite A30 - battery discharging when connected to mains

In my opinion battery is responsible for this. Satellite A30 is pretty old notebook model so I can imagine the battery is not the best anymore.
Remove the battery and check the battery sticker. There you will find exact part number. using this part number you can order new battery for your Satellite notebook.

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Recently I've been having problems with the battery discharging while plugged in while playing some games (Civilization V and Sniper Elite V2 are the ones I've noticed the most). In the case of Civilization V, it also causes the game to lag to the point of being unplayable. The battery notification when scrolled over says "plugged in, not charging" and does so indefinitely until the computer shuts off from lack of power. It also decreases the battery life to just about an hour and fifteen minutes when discharging like this. Any help would be appreciated with this, because it doesn't seem to happen with every single game I own. Sims 3, Saint's Row the Third, Skyrim, etc. do not suffer from this problem. I've already tried uninstalling the games with this problem and reinstalling them, but that doesn't seem to help. Thanks!













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Answer:Ideapad Y500 Discharging Battery during some games

Are you using SLI version? if so make sure you got a 170W charger and not a 120W since 120W charger will kick off and make laptop use battery since 120W cannot handle to give power for 2nd gpu so thats why 170W is needed.

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Hi All I have the same problem on my Hp split where the second battery does not charge even after discharging the battery fully and calibrating the battery,  Now all manufactures have issues with hardware failure its callled lifecycle but there comes a point when, we as the customers see the same problem over and over again and wonder if this is not a endemic or epidemic problem. No recall note has been placed on the laptop (HP SPLIT X2) which would pushed towards endemic, ive had two and the same problem has happen twice which is a shame as the laptop is very very good on design looks and function.  But that all goes out the window if there is a endemic problem which has not been addressed by the Manufacture..  My question is simple why is this happening so regularly whats is the failure rate of this laptop and what is the fix if there is one.

Answer:Hp Split second battery not charging after discharging manu...

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I have the Toshiba Satellite A305-S6825 and turned it on after not using it for about one week. I noticed the battery was listed as 60% full. Is that normal? I thought since I didn't use it, it would be about 95%.


By the way, I am in the USA, but can only see a UK Toshiba Forum. Isn't there a USA Toshiba Forum?

Thanks.

Alice

Answer:Satellite A305-S6825: Battery discharging

I think it is a normal behaviour, that after a certain amount of time, the battery loses a bit of his charge.
Observed this quite a while on my rechargable batteries at home, but not with notebook battery, as I nearly use my rig every day ;)

Don't know if there is an US Toshiba forum, haven't looked for that, I must admit.

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So I got an old Lumia 930. It's running the latest version of W10 and my battery app says the battery is 100% healthy.
Whenever I use it the battery plummets. Usually by about 30% an hour.
I have turned off:
nfc
4g
Location
No joy. Please help.

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So I got an old Lumia 930. It's running the latest version of W10 and my battery app says the battery is 100% healthy.
Whenever I use it the battery plummets. Usually by about 30% an hour.
I have turned off:
nfc
4g
Location
No joy. Please help.

Answer:Got an old Lumia 930 and the battery is shocking. Discharging at 36% per hour.

did you check battery stats to see applications hogging on your battery. Most times apps I have open and suspended on background still eats battery. Try to minimize background apps

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Ok my problem is that when i plug-in the charger my laptop battery starting discharging. Any ideas?
 
Moderator edit: Matched subject to content.

Answer:Battery starts discharging when I plug in the charger

what does the Thinkvantage Power Manager say when you plug in the charger? does it recognise the power adapter been plugged in?

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My T400 hasnt been charging for quite awhile now. According to my computer there's no AC adapter plugged in at all and it's been running off battery for the last month or two, which obviously isnt exactly correct. Especially since at one point I took my battery out while it was plugged in and it was fine, but wouldnt boot up without the battery in. I got my battery and AC adapter tested at Batteries Plus and they said the battery was good and that the AC adapter's voltage was jumping around a bit, which I found out is supposedly normal? I didnt know that at the time though, so I bought a cheap AC adpater off ebay that was compatible. Didnt fix anything either. So, I'm guessing it's probably the main board or a loose lead to the power cord input. When I plug in the AC adapter the plug at the computer is pretty loose, and may not be all the way in.. I can see a strip of silver where the plug isnt flush with the computer, is that normal? A month or two some water got spilled around the laptop, so there could possibly be some corrosion or something on the leads of the main board. Is there anything I can do to clean it up, if so? Also, will the Mini-dock still work for my laptop if the mainboard isnt charging the battery? Is it worth it to replace the main board on a T400, I'm guessing it'll be pretty expensive? I'm thinking about going to the MSU Computer service center and paying $40 for a quote.. Thanks! 

Answer:T400 Battery slowly discharging while plugged in

The strip of silver (assuming you're talking about the metal tube part) is fine, and the wiggle (if not excessive) is normal.The water spill is a bit more dubious though... Might want to take off the keyboard and check for signs of corrosion.

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Hi all,

I have an Inspiron 1525 that is one year old. Recently the battery will be completely dead when I try to turn on the laptop and will not power on unless I plug it in. The battery meter will be at 0% when it starts up, but recharges normally when plugged in. When I unplug the laptop and close the lid (which puts it into sleep mode) the battery will be completely dead by the next morning even if it was at 100% before I closed it. I don't know why the battery is discharging completely so quickly when the computer isn't even running.

Could this just be a problem with my battery? Or is the laptop not actually sleeping when I close it, but continually using up battery power? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop battery discharging when in sleep mode

Note there's a difference between "Sleep" vs. "Hibernation"
> Sleep mode still requires power (It should be minimal power but definitely still draws some power)
> Hibernation requires zero power

That said, i still wouldn't expect a good battery to discharge overnight on sleep mode so you probably still have an issue with your battery holding a charge
 

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My ThinkPad X1 is currently showing a message that the AC adapter is not providing sufficient charge and that I should change to the correct AD adapter.  However, I am using the standard X1 90w adapter.  When I shut my laptop down, the battery charges. Any suggestions? Thanks

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I just bought a manufacturer refurbished Lenovo Ideapad U430p. The description said the only problems were tiny scratches, they never mentioned the laptop would have charging problems. I have tried everything, from changing enenrgy management to shutting down the laptop and charging it that way, but I keep getting the same result, the slow blinking orange light on the side of my laptop, indicating that the laptop is charging but battery power is being discharged, making it really hard to actually charge the laptop. I plugged it in straight out of the box and it immediatley stopped charging at 5%. Thats it. Then I used it a little bit and I guess I did something because then it dropped to 4% and now I am completley hopeless because school is about to start up again and I'm not going to have a laptop. Please help! And I really don't want to have to send this laptop back so please try and think of somethings else! Also it is an internal battery. Thank you,Cavrae1 P.S. Everything says the laptop is charging. The battery meter on the bottom right hand cornor of the screen, and the energy management says charging so it's not the common charger plugged in not charging issue. 

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Recently, my Spectre X360 seemed to be completely flat every time I went to use it. This is despite being turned off (not in sleep mode or any other lazy-shutdown mode). I've had this lappy for probably two years now, but use it only occasionaly, like say, once every two months. With that infrequent use, I do expect some discharge over that time and it usually had some charge left in it as far back as I can remember. Nevertheless, of late, I've been using the lappy a bit more frequently and have noticed it was completely flat after leaving it for just a week or less. So I searched for an answer on this forum and found a couple of threads that went on for pages with "me too" posts and useless cut-and-paste answers from techs (mostly offering software "solutions") which I knew were not relevant. Eventually I found a couple of clues burried deep in the threads that made sense.  They were the 5v USB charging while turned off along with having any USB devices left attached (someone mentioned mouse dongles). Immediatly, I realised that my recently purchased 128Gb Sandisk nub drive, which I have left attached, may have been a contributor. Subsequently, I;1. Now remove the nub drive when the machine is not in use (despit it being designed to be left in all the time).2. Ensured I had the latest BIOS (F.43) - The other threads talk about an F.10 BIOS version. Whatever.3. Disabled the power to the USB ports when the lappy is switched off by setting it in th... Read more

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Initially my device was working just fine. Of late though (I don't know exactly when) I've noticed that only the internal battery discharges - then takes me to low power, plug in your charger, without discharging the external battery. I've installed all the latest updates for drivers and BIOS. With the laptop plugged in, the external battery is charging. But when I disconnect the AC it tells me the internal battery is 'in use' and gives me an estimated battery life based only on the single internal battery.  

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Hi everyone,

I have a brand new Satellite A100 and I noticed that when I fully charge it and then turn it off and take the plug out of the socket, the next day when I stick it back into the socket the amber light says that it is charging.

So I turned on the Laptop and checked how full the battery is and it says 94%. I let it finish charging to 100% and then turned it off again and took out the plug from the socket. The same thing happened the next day! It had discharged again!

I'm sure I didn't put it in Hibernate mode because I checked all the settings and selected Turn Off to shut down the Laptop.

I've read about the battery recall so I looked it up on the toshiba site and downloaded the battery testing program. The result came out that my battery is not among the affected serial numbers. I even manually checked the number on their list but mine is not supposed to be affected.

Is anyone having the same problems or is it normal that the battery discharges by itself?

Please let me know.. Thanks :)

Answer:Satellite A100 - battery is discharging overnight while power is off

Hi

It is normal and you must not worry about that. The same happen on my Tecra. Please check this Toshiba document about that http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/FAQ6301EP000ER01.htm

Bye

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Battery last about 1,5-2h , discharge rate is about 11mW - 15mWIts normal ? Notebook is 7 months old..

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I have Purchased this Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop in 2006, and had the Battery Replaced once within the Warranty Period. Today When I Switched On the Laptop I Found that the Battery Indicator Glows for a Moment When I Connect to AC, and Goes Down Immediately. Though I am able to Power On the Laptop on AC, but if the AC Supply is Removed the Laptop Shuts Down. I Checked that the Battery is at 67%.After Searching in this Forum I Understood that this Issue was Discussed in the Past, and For Which there was this MIGR-69671, that Extended the Battery Warranty for another Six Months and also that this Battery Replacement Program has Ended on October 01, 2008.Can anyone Suggest What can be Done in this Situation! Is there any Know Solution for this Problem from Lenovo?

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N100 Battery is Not Charging or Discharging

If your current battery was new in 2007, I suspect it is now dead, and no fault of Lenovo's. 

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Hi everyone, Received my T440s yesterday and currently trying to understand exactly how the power bridge technology etc. is working. I noticed the internal battery is first charged up to 80%, then the rear battery is charged and then the internal battery is fully charged. But when it comes to discharging, I was hoping the system would prevent the rear / replaceable battery from fully discharging, doing something like discharging until 20% left, then switching to internal one and then back to the replaceable one when the internal one goes above 20% or something but that's not what it's doing... So my question is : It is known that Li-ion batteries should not be used under 20% unless you want to quickly have to replace it, how does the Power Bridge technology deals with that?The rear battery being discharged completely will clearly reduce it longevity. And, well, even if it's "replaceable", I am not willing to replace it after only 12 months only because it was used inappropriately.... If any Lenovo Eng' knows the answer... Thanks in advance.  

Answer:T440s Preventing rear / replaceable battery from completely discharging?

The short answer is that the battery firmware prevents discharging to the point where your battery will become damaged.  So when the battery firmware reports 0% charge remaining, it is not really 0%.

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Hi, I'm using Windows 10 and I did perform Battery gauge reset from "Lenovo Companion" app. but after it discharged to 0%, it didn't charge up even it said "Plugged in, charging". It stuck at this 0% for a long time. What should I do ? Please help. PS. My battery is about 3 years old. Thank in advance. 

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Hi all,

My Toshiba Satellite A30-871 notebook has started discharging the battery whilst the mains power supply is connected (The LED shows that AC is connected but Laptop consumes battery power instead of charging battery and using AC power). When the battery reaches 0% laptop will switch off. Removing the power plug and reconnecting does not solve the problem while the computer is ON, only shutting down computer starts the battery to charge. Which means that I can use laptop as long as battery retains some power. Sometimes when the notebook is off and battery is being charged, battery charging LED starts to blink and I have to remove the power jack and plug it back.

I don''t think its a loose power connector because the light shows the power is connected.

I wonder if anyone got a solution for me.

Regards,
nova

Answer:Re: Satellite A30 - Battery starts discharging if power supply is connected

Anyone around to help me out? I'm pretty much frustrated ....

nova

Message was edited by: novakkaan

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The battery just suddenly stopped working on my laptop again. I've already replaced it once with a battery of the same type before. So right now I have two useless batteries. I don't want to buy another battery just to have it die too. The first one lasted about 14 months and the second about 4 months. Does anyone know if the 9 cell battery will completely solve this issue?

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 Battery not charging or discharging

have a look at: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-69671  Don't think that the battery type ( 6 or 9 cell) has anything to do with the length of the battery life .....

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Hi,

I am having the same problem as this person here...
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=15116
My Toshiba Satellite M35x will, while it's plugged in, just start discharging and beeping.
It's always done this periodically, like every couple of months or so. But the last few days the computer has been unuseable.

While it IS plugged in, it'll start beeping and I'll see a screen like this:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1060/1191838676_86e9047a5a_o.jpg
Then the computer will die and I can't restart it for about an hour.
This happens while it is plugged in!

The screen even says "current power source, ac power".
What is going on? I can't get anything done.
It's beeping again and discharging again as I type this.

Any help'd be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Satellite M35x: While AC adaptor is plugged the battery start discharging and beeping

Hi there,

I cannot say if the problem is really software related, in this case you are on your own. So you will have to try the following:

Backup all data and recover the machine to check if the problem appears after reinstalling the whole system.
But don?t install something else except the recovery, thats the most important thing.

The other solution would be to contact a local servicepartner for a hardware checkup. They will see if your machine has some serious hardware malfunctions, so they exchange defective parts in case of hardware problems.

Here?s a link to find service partner/servicecenter:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Greets and good luck

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Hi all,

My Toshiba Satellite A30-871 notebook has started discharging the battery whilst the mains power supply is connected (The LED shows that AC is connected but Laptop consumes battery power instead of charging battery and using AC power). When the battery reaches 0% laptop will switch off. Removing the power plug and reconnecting does not solve the problem while the computer is ON, only shutting down computer starts the battery to charge. Which means that I can use laptop as long as battery retains some power. Sometimes when the notebook is off and battery is being charged, battery charging LED starts to blink and I have to remove the power jack and plug it back.

I don''t think its a loose power connector because the light shows the power is connected.

I wonder if anyone got a solution for me.

Regards,
nova
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite A30 - Battery starts discharging if power supply is connected

Anyone around to help me out?
 

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I have an Ideapad 6-month old Y460p with a 6 cell battery. I have it set to only charge to 80% to extend the battery life. However, when I run on battery power, it starts out saying I have 3+ hours left, then in less than 40 minutes tells me I have 6% battery power left and have to plug in. Strangely, when I do plug in, it claims to be back to 80% in 18 or so minutes! Is my battery faulty?













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Answer:Y460p battery draining too fast, also charging too fast?

Hi CBFord, please remove the battery and reinsert it again to make sure it's connected firmly.Charge the battery to full 100% then use your Y460p on battery power until only 10 to 15% power is left,shut it down then start up again and immediately press F2 key and keep pressed until it enters first BIOS screen.Let it sit like that until the battery is empty and Y460p shuts off by itself.This procedure will create a battery-empty reference.Next plug the charger in and let it charge for a couple of hours, boot up and  make sure it's fully 100% charged.Then run the laptop again on battery power only and hopefully you will get 2 to 3 hours of use until the low batt warning pops up. please also read battery life review of similar Y560p model laptop...http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y560p-M61G3GE-Notebook.55605.0.html please post outcome... Zehn

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I have used this for over 2 years now. Would someone be able to recommend any battery seller on Aliexpress? Thanks

Answer:Why is my battery on my 625 draining so fast? Is there an authorized battery seller?

Considering the age of the 625, it might be safer to just locate another lightly used one and take the battery out.

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I got 17' Omen laptop just couple of days back and I'm not happy with the battery life. I had it charged 100% before I put it to sleep by closing the lid. I opened the lid after about 18 hours and surprisinglt the battery charge was dropped to 43%. How can the bettery charge would drop in sleep mode? I've recommended setting set for power. After using it for 15 minutes the battery charge dropped to 32% which looks odd. I didn't have any app running or wasn't doing any heavy operations. On internet it claims 6 hours battery support when in full use (playing games, surfing internet on wifi). I don't think my machine can even stand for an hour on battery looking at the speed the battery discharge.

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Question: Battery die fast

Hi. I have a problem with my battery now. It only charges 47% of the original designed capacity. I do not know what I did wrong. Before the Winter Break, the laptop battery was working very well, charging as designed capacity. In the last 3 weeks recently, the battery is dying very fast.  The total number cycle count is only 412 times. I always set charges threshold for the computer as 30%-70%.I already done the battery gauge reset but it does not help. 47% of original capacity.  My question is how long is the battery warranty? - number of years / number of cycling count. Any solution for my problem? Thank you











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Answer:Battery die fast

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that battery in your Lenovo ThinkPad charges only up to 47% of its designed capacity.
 
I would suggest you to update power manager and power management driver and change the charging thresholds in Power manager to ?Always fully charge? under Advance battery option ->battery maintenance. Ensure that the system is plugged-in and that battery firmware is up-to-date.  Check the Lenovo support site for any battery firmware updates for your particular model. Also, update BIOS to the latest level and check.
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
Refer this document to see the tips on how to increase the battery life.
 
If neither of the above said helped to resolve your concern, probably your battery would have undergone normal wear and tear due to usage.
 
Regarding battery warranty, unless you have purchased a separate Battery Warranty Extension, warranty coverage for your battery will expire at the end of the original term (1 year) of your Lenovo Limited Warranty.
 
Best regards,
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Battery drains in about 2 hours using it to get and send email.

Answer:Why is my battery draining so fast?

Doesn't sound good. However you've not said what device it is...
Are you using the original charger? Sometimes using third-party chargers don't charge the battery properly.
Maybe try a Soft Reset, or failing that a full Hard Reset.
But without knowing more about the device, I can only be very general...
G.

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I am using an original dell battery for 4810 on a dell n5010 the battering is draining fast when it is on 30% it immediately come on 7% and tell me to charge. Can you please suggest me what i can do to prevent the battery to drain fast??
Thank you Shaun

Answer:Battery draining fast

Any battery that is original to a system that was new seven years ago as this one was, has outlived its lifespan by a minimum of a factor of two -- it's time for a new battery.

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i need to know for school

Answer:Why does my Chromebook battery die so fast?

Hi and welcome to WindowsCentral. We're all about Windows and Microsoft stuff here.
However, we have a sister site AndroidCentral that's all about Android, Google, and Chrome.
Please check out AndroidCentral and ask them here. http://forums.androidcentral.com/ask-question/

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Hello I just bought this computer not even three days ago and it is horrible with the battery... I charge it and it lasts not even 3 hours! It said it is supposed to last more. The problem is that I bought it in home depot in the US yet I live in the netherlands...some say it can be the 'bios' but I do not even know what that means...can someone help???

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I've updated my laptop with Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 TP. Update went fine except for the fact that my battery drains fast. A fully loaded battery last app. 30min. In WIn8.1 it was at least 3 hours. Is this a bug or is there sonething very wrong here...

Answer:Why is my battery draining so fast?

because its not final code?
i know the first time 10 got a preview it cratered my already bad battery life. I'd chalk it up to it not being as efficient as it could be and perhaps not perfect driver workings.
Although 30 minutes sounds a bit too dramatic, maybe something is eating up resources in task manager?

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I'm havin trouble with my  2 year old laptop. Whenever i unplug the charger, it will say it has around 3 hours of battery life left, but it realy drains down to zero within 10 minutes. My power plan is set to power saver but it still drains realy fast. i have to have it connected to a charger all day to use it and this kinda defeats the purpose of the laptop..

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I bought Lumia 730 four days ago. I installed all the updates and apps. i charged the phone fully for 10 hours. at 9 am i unplugged the charger then it was 100%. i just took 1 selfie and turn on the wifi and i found the battery went to 96% in 20 mins. I went my office and at 4pm the battery was near about 40% without any heavy use, just the wifi was on. I unistalled all the apps and just kept hike yesterday but still found to be draining quickly even in the battery saver mode. i just use Whatsapp and wechat in the background nothing else. Still having the draining trouble. what should i do?

Answer:Why my battery draining fast?

Hidden networks drain battery.

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I just purchased my Lumia 930 and to be honest its battery life is totally unimpressive. I have used iPhone 6 and Lumia 930 for comparison, the latter having a better battery.
On the Lumia, I watched Twitch between 15:39 to 15:41 and lost 3% battery using High streaming.
On the iPhone, I watched Twitch between 15:42 and 15:45 and lost 0% battery using Source streaming.
Now, why is my battery so ****ty compared to iPhone? I even upgraded to W10, which made it a lil bit better but still ****ty. It starts getting warm when I am browsing or listening to music while my iPhone is cold as ice.
Please someone tell me why this is happening ;_;

Answer:Why is my battery draining so fast on my 930?

Try to do a hard reset. I had the same problem with Lumia 520. I got a new battery and it lasted for 3 hours. After a hard reset (Without sync.) it lasts for 3 days and 1,5 days of hardcore (Don't think of anything inappropriate) use.

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My Lumia 535 battery is draining fast.
- I have checked the battery saver settings.
- for charging - after connecting to power supply - the image indication states that the battery is being charged. But actually, it is not charging.
Kindly guide me...
- with thanks.

Answer:Why is my battery draining so fast...?

to begin with manually remove your battery to check for any bumps or irregularities, no change in battery percentage or in a condition where the battery do not charge it is likely that the battery has run out of life and in such cases you will have to buy a new battery.
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A few days ago, I was shutting down my laptop.  I didn't check if the laptop turned off.  But the next day, my battery died.  It had the blinking orange battery.  The AC adapter doesn't charge it anymore.  I still have my warranty under November.   It hasn't been a year yet.  I'm wondering how I go about getting my battery replaced.   Any info will help. Thanks,Mike    

Answer:Battery Died so fast.

Batteries supplied with ThinkPads are normally warrantied for 12 months from the date of purchase, no matter what the warranty duration on the whole ThinkPad may be, so you should ring the Lenovo support number for your region and ask them directly about what to do.Cheers, Bill

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I thought this issue was corrected with the dev preview updates, but it seems that it got worse in my Lumia 520.
Battery lasts up to 26hrs if I'm lucky, when on WP 8 it was up to 50 -52 hrs.
Common activites:
Wifi connected all day.
Opening Facebook, Twitter, Messenger very often.
Reading articles in WPCentral App.
Web browsing.
Open MixRadio like once a day for 15 - 20 minutes.
Watch MetroTube videos at 360p

Answer:WP 8.1 drains battery soo fast...

I consider 26 hour battery life excellent on a smartphone.
I've never expected to get more than 18 hours on a single charge since I've been using smartphones. I always charge my devices every night overnight when I go to sleep. One cannot overcharge Lithium ion batteries, and Lithium ion batteries do best when topped off regularly and not allowed to drain too low repeatedly.

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HELP PLEASE! My HP laptop is only about 1 year old and my battery has been draining faster than usual. It has only been lasting a max of just under 2 hours and one of my friends has the exact same laptop and hers is lasting up to 10 hours and it is the same age as well. I used the HP Assistant and it said the battery was fine. What is the problem and how can it be fixed?

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Battery of Lumia 730 is draining very fast as I updated my phone to Windows 10.

Answer:Battery draining very fast

Originally Posted by Sumit Amrutwar Battery of Lumia 730 is draining very fast as I updated my phone to Windows 10. perform a hard reset if you haven't , after upgrading.
have a decent battery life on my 730 :)

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Just installed the Windows 10 OS on a Verizon Icon and barely get a full day of battery life even with light talk and data usage. Is this an addressable issue.

Answer:Why is my battery draing so fast?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Just installed the Windows 10 OS on a Verizon Icon and barely get a full day of battery life even with light talk and data usage. Is this an addressable issue. there are a few techniques you should tryCheck settings >system > battery > which apps are using the most energy?Again, in battery section, which apps can run in the background? Can you disable those you don't need? Keep messaging enabled to run in backgroundIn battery section, you can also set up battery saver to kick in when the battery reaches a certain percentage. I keep mine on 100% so it's always on battery saver modeIn mail app, how often do you have mails to sync? Generally the longer the time period, the less the battery usageWhat about brightness settings? Is it on high or auto? Auto is better than a fixed settingIf you find that messaging app uses a lot of battery, this could be because it's linked with skype. Go to messaging app, settings and unlink skypeIn photos app, do you have auto upload of photos enabled? If yes, try to not upload high res photos and videos unless you are charging the phone and on wifiWhen you use some apps that are not data heavy like whatsapp or mail, you can use a lower network speed like 2G. It's what I do usually. I only use LTE when I have to use 6tagIf you're using edge for basic browsing, you could try using UC browser. Not only does it use less data but you can also disable images which means you save even more on da... Read more

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Hi,My battery lately was suddenly dropng from ~23% to 4% and the computer would go into standy. I think it just started to do so and it wasn't like that a month ago. The battery is 4 months old. So I did a reset of battery gauge and my full capacity is now 42 Wh (design capacity is 56 Wh). Was my battery damaged or is it normal wear level after 4 months? oh, the PowerManager shows 107 battery cycles





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Answer:Battery is wearing off too fast?

Sounds like one of the cells in the pack has died. Call Lenovo, I think batteries have a standard 1 year warranty.

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Hi,I just got my spectre x360 notebook a few days ago and I've noticed how poor the battery life is.   With minimal browsing while connected to wifi , It barely lasts up to 4hours. The screen brightness has been adjusted to the minimum and the battery is on power saving mode. The drain is really worrisome and I have no idea whatelse needs to be done.

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I know this is the opposite of what most people want to do... But I am looking for an application that can push a laptop to the max (CPU usage, HD usage, RAM usage, everything!) to drain the battery as fast as possible.

Here is my reason. I ran into this guide the other day:
http://sodoityourself.com/reviving-laptop-batteries

I tried it, and it worked great!! Only problem is... It took me a full day to do it. And... I have 15 more batteries I want to try this with... But don't quite have the patience to just turn on the laptop and let it drain by itself.
Any suggestions? =)
 

Answer:Max usage, run down a battery fast?

fixed link

http://sodoityourself.com/reviving-laptop-batteries

Interesting article, I'm going to try it tonight. For me graphic intensive programs seem to drain my battery the most, even watching DVD's. PC benchmarking software might work as they are designed to push components to the max.
 

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my Nokia Lumia 930 battery drains fast after updating it to windows 10. it doesn't even last for two hours after full charge. please tell me what to do

Answer:why is my battery drain fast

Hi That subject has been discussed several times here on the forum. https://www.google.com/search?q=why+...ndows+central:

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Thinkpad P50

Answer:Battery darin very fast

Thinkpad P50

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My battery runs down in less than 2hrs and my computer is less than 2 months old. The computer is suposed to have a long battery life. My colleague has a similar product and his lasts 6 hrs. Mine is an Anthlon processor and his is an intel. could that be the problem?

Answer:My battery runs down too fast

Yes almost certainly. You have to make sure you have the system configured for longer battery life but in my experience an AMD is going to have a shorter battery life, but not 33% as long. I doubt your friend really gets 6 hours, or he or she has an extended life battery so it is not really apples to apples. I do get about 4.5-5 hours out of my mid-sized Intel-based laptop but I have the big sticking out extended battery. On an AMD laptop with a 14.1 or bigger screen and a regular (not ultra low voltage) processor and a standard 6 cell battery 2 hours is about what you are going to get. A comparable Intel might get 2.5 or 3 hours. There is a lot of hype about battery life out there but that is real world.

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Iam using Dell inspiron N5110 laptop since 4 yrs. Laptop shows "your battery must be replaced".So i bought new battery from dell store.But aftr full charge battery drained within one hour. So i went to dell store then they change another new original battery.But this one also drained within 1 hour.What is the issue? Anyone help me.

Answer:Battery draining fast

On the battery (if it's OEM Dell) is a code that has five fields - starting wtih KR-,  CN- , etc.  What's the three digit code in the fourth field (second to last of the five fields)?

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As of writing this my Hp Envy 17t-k000 cto Has been having battery problems.  It isnt to bad but my battery dies after only 40min of use even on light tasks like internet browsing.  It isnt much of a problem for me currently because i always have it plugged in at my desk.  i guess its partially my  fault for getting a 17in laptop and expecting great battery life but if i ever plan to go to college with this it would make it almost impossible.   any help would be appreciated if there is a easy BIOS/UEFI or software Tweak that i can do or if there is a affordable extended battery pack i can purchase.  Thank you! I have had it for over a year now and it has probably only died like 10 times because i always have it plugged in except over night.










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Answer:battery dies Way to Fast

Hello @jet224, Welcome back to the HP Forums! I have read your post and understand that the battery doesn't last very long on your HP Envy 17t-k000 Notebook. There are some settings that can be tweaked in an attempt to extend the battery life. HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)HP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista)HP Notebook PCs - Managing Power Options (Windows 10) I look forward to your reply with the results!

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Since I downloaded windows 10 insider on my Lumia 1520 my mobile even after two months or so is not working as a normal mobile . The worst is the battery it does not last 2 hours if I am using it. Also it starts the screen to go up and down and also the mobile gets very hot
Does any one knows is it can ever be fixed?
I love my windows phone but this is make me think to jump ship.

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My cel nokia lumia 730.I bought it on jan 1st with my salary. Around 6-10 days,the charging was awesome...even though i use continously still it has some 40-45% of charging.i felt very happy at tht time. but after that..if i use my cel just 2-3 mins,it's losting 2% nearly...i am not understanding,wht happened to my cel...plzzzz give me the best suggestion....plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Answer:Why is my battery draining so fast?

With that information not really a clue.
Have you installed a lot of apps?
What do you having running in the background?
Have a look at Battery Saver app and see if you can see what is causing the drain.

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I'm having trouble with my laptop. Whenever i unplug the charger, it will say it has around 1 hour and 30 mints of battery life left, but it really drains down to zero within 20 minutes. My power plan is set to power saver but it still drains really fast. 

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when i diagonalised my battery status, i  found that battery cycle count is about 550/300

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I got my P50 in August and have used it for light schoolwork since then. I haven't ever left it charging nor used it while it was charging. The laptop's been in super low performance mode 95% of the time since I've gotten it. However, my battery capacity has gone down a full 7 watt-hours in only 42 cycles. I know someone else with a P50 who got it a month after me, and has used it for gaming. His battery has only gone down about 1 watt-hour in ~25 cycles. As a side note, how are cycles counted? Is a cycle a set amount of recharging, ie: from 0-100% and is unaffected by the amount of partial charges you do, or is it a measure of how many times the laptop has been charged, regardless of the % charged in each session? Thanks for the help!


























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