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The latest, as of 2/12/17 about the T460s battery and battery life

Question: The latest, as of 2/12/17 about the T460s battery and battery life

My family, myself are long time Lenovo Thinkpad T users. I currently have a T 520. It's fine as it always has been and quite pleased, but I would now like something much lighter and it has developed a little glitch that doesn't seem reparable. I will still keep it as a second, back-up laptop. I just ordered the T460s that is to my liking and right in my price range (got the basic one new from Lenovo for under $800). But to my dismay and amazement, I keep reading and hearing about lousy battery charge times ranging from 4 to 7 hrs when it is suppose to be at least 10 hrs. And about all kinds of efforts and ways to increase it with apparently little success. I have searched several times in this Thinkpad T forum (and elsewhere) on the latest, up to date info and experience regarding the battery and maximizing, extending battery life for the T460s. I have not found anything beyond around 10/16/16. As of 2/12/17, I am wondering what battery is now going into T460s, like the one being built for me. Is it the same as always or something diferent, new, improved? Are T460s users still having the same problems and issues with the length of the battery charge? Has anyone found something, anything that really does maximize, improve or extend T460s battery life? Thanks, Randy

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I have had my T460s for about a month now. The battery life has been bad, but that's not my issue here. The issue is that one of my batteries is now at 87% maximum capacity: Battery 0: design capacity 1813 mAh, last full capacity 1787 mAh = 98%Battery 1: design capacity 2032 mAh, last full capacity 1786 mAh = 87% Is this enough to complain to customer service? It actually even went down from 88% since one day ago.

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Thank you to everyone who commented on battery life. After testing several T460s systems, we isolated a fingerprint reader driver that was excessively draining battery life. The version of this driver is 5.0.62.30. The latest driver ? 5.0.88.04 ? will address this issue and improve battery life.
 
To update your drivers, you can follow the steps below:
 
For Windows 10:
Hit Start
Select All Apps
Select Lenovo Companion
Click in the upper-left hand corner and select ?System Update?
 
You can also find the new driver at the link below.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS105408
 
We sincerely appreciate your business and passion. We are closely monitoring our forums to identify opportunities to continue to meet your needs and we look forward to exceeding your expectations.
 
Sincerely,
 
ThinkPad Product Marketing

Answer:Improving battery life on T460s

My battery drops from 100% to 93% within 20 minutes. Is this normal? I am using the lenovo optimised power plan. Screen brightness is at 40% and doing nothing else other than surfing on google chrome.  My configuration is a i7-6600u, FHD IPS non-touch, 512gb PCIe ssd and 8gb ram. 

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In my 2/12 post about maximizing T460s battery life, I mentioned ordering a basic T460s with 4 GB memory, 128 GB SSD since it?s less expensive for me to upgrade memory and SSD.    The objective is to have the upgraded SSD and Memory, and the settings, formula for extending battery life all together so that the moment the new T460s arrives everything can be put into it. That is the reason for posting about the latest and greatest for maximizing T460s battery life. For upgrading the SSD, my research has led to the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB.  Will a T460s take it.  Can it just be put in or does anything else need to be done regarding bios or drivers. For memory, it?s adding 8 GB.   But it?s not clear from my research what is the best, preferred memory, and what can a T460s take.  What?s recommended or do you suggest? Thanks for any SSD, memory or battery life ideas or suggestions for the T460s. Randy   

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Hello, Potential Yoga 2 Pro buyer here. I've seen a ton of reviews for the Y2P but they were done well over 6 months ago. I was curious if there was any 'refresh' to the recent builds going out and if anyone had reported any better battery life with the newer builds shipping out? Also, if you're aware of an upcoming change to the Y2P, I would be interested in knowing that as well.

Answer:Battery life any better with latest Yoga 2 Pro (June and later)?

There is a refresh with better processor and an AC card. I got a replacement unit a few weeks ago to replace my Nov unit that was hell. This unit seems to be better built, driver-wise.

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Ever since upgrading the BIOS in my system to the latest 2.3.1, the battery life in my system has gone all to ***. I used to routinely get 8 to 10 hours use out of it, and now, if I'm lucky, I get two hours. Tech support has already done an on-site battery and system board replacement, to no avail. I can sit and watch the battery percentage drop in the ePSA screen. System demand supposedly around 2,000 mA, which should yield 30 hours of runtime with the 60 Wh (brand new) battery, but yet goes down to zero in just over two hours. System is also running hot, I notice. All this in the pre-boot diagnostics, so no OS load on the processor.
Anyone else seeing this issue? Last time I updated the BIOS before this was back in April, 2017, which really improved the battery performance.
Any suggestions?

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Issues with Mail and Calendar according to the battery system info.
Current Build 10.0.10586.218

Answer:Why is my battery life draining so fast since the latest update of my Lumia 950

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Issues with Mail and Calendar according to the battery system info.
Current Build 10.0.10586.218 disable it from running in the background and when you are charging your phone, sync then. Also reduce syncing frequency if you have to use it

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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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I have a T460s with 2 batteries per the attached status.  Battery 2 is discharged first, then battery 1. Issue: When battery 2 depletes, instead of switching over to battery 1, the laptop powers off without warning.  Just... POOF.  I have updated BIOS and am running Windows 10 Pro. BIOS is at N1CET58W 1.26 I have Lenovo Vantage loaded, but when I run it to check for updates, none of the 'System Update' buttons results in any action being taken.   I have done some searching but have not found any information on why the switchover from Battery 2 to Battery 1 would cause an instant power off. 


























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Hi all,
I've owned my Lumia 920 for 3 years now, purchased brand new and always looked after it. I've had no issues until yesterday, except for about 2 months ago the side-camera button stopped working to load the camera app and take photos (app tile and on-screen capture button now).
The night before last, I put my phone on charge whilst I went to sleep and when I woke up in the morning I found that the battery was showing as being in saver mode. I thought the lead had come loose so I let it charge again and confirmed it had the charge icon. When I took out the lead 30 mins later it had even less charge.
I thought the phone might just be going screwy so I did a soft reset (held volume down and power until the screen went off, and then the phone vibrated and reset). When the phone came back to life, it had 100% power.
Within 3 hours I was down to about 50% when it had just been sat on the desk, idle, next to me. I turned the phone off and on again, and the battery life was back up to about 98%.
This continued through the entire day; three times it entered battery saver, but when I reset the phone the battery life jumped back up to it's "real" value but then resumed falsely draining fast.
I thought I'd just let the phone run out of juice but I think it hangs at "5%" (false) battery and won't actually turn itself off. It was at 5% when I went to bed last night, and 8 hours later it was still at 5%. I reset it and it went back to 41% (having not been charged in just over 24 hour... Read more

Answer:Lumia 920, 3 years old, battery drains 4% / hour with no use, but resets battery life when restarted

Hi all,
I've owned my Lumia 920 for 3 years now, purchased brand new and always looked after it. I've had no issues until yesterday, except for about 2 months ago the side-camera button stopped working to load the camera app and take photos (app tile and on-screen capture button now).
The night before last, I put my phone on charge whilst I went to sleep and when I woke up in the morning I found that the battery was showing as being in saver mode. I thought the lead had come loose so I let it charge again and confirmed it had the charge icon. When I took out the lead 30 mins later it had even less charge.
I thought the phone might just be going screwy so I did a soft reset (held volume down and power until the screen went off, and then the phone vibrated and reset). When the phone came back to life, it had 100% power.
Within 3 hours I was down to about 50% when it had just been sat on the desk, idle, next to me. I turned the phone off and on again, and the battery life was back up to about 98%.
This continued through the entire day; three times it entered battery saver, but when I reset the phone the battery life jumped back up to it's "real" value but then resumed falsely draining fast.
I thought I'd just let the phone run out of juice but I think it hangs at "5%" (false) battery and won't actually turn itself off. It was at 5% when I went to bed last night, and 8 hours later it was still at 5%. I reset it and it went back to 41% (having not been charged in just over 24 hour... Read more

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So... I was trying to search that problem (many of us has troubleshooting with battery) but I think I must write that post.First: since month I have error from my Windows 7 (64bit, professional edition): Consider replacing battery, bla bla bla... Is that a problem with my drivers or witch 3 years old battery?Secondly: to that trouble i can add that yesterday my charger has broken... So today i was testing my laptop with other searching some troubles on main board. Tension was not stable until battery was fully charged. Then after 5 minutes (time needs to drop battery level under 60% from 93%) i was again not stable (+/- 1A). So I think it is problem with battery, I'm right?Last thing: is there any software to format battery for Lenovo Y530? I mean I want to try repair my battery if this is possible. I wanted to format battery from my BIOS but there is any option to do this. Is there any software which allows to format battery manually without BIOS? Or just I must upgrade BIOS? Can I get link to download new version of BIOS? Thanks for reply  Ahh I forgot...Is that important in which order I'm trying to install drivers? I bought computer with Vista later I bought Windows 7 and then was troubles with battery and others... So that is important which driver I install first (I mean: "first you must install that driver then that later this and on the end that one")?

Answer:"Consider replacing battery", broken charger and low life on battery power on IdeaPad Y530

See this threadhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Ideapad-Y560-Consider-replacing-your-batter...





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Hello

I just purchased a Satellite L775-15q and I want to know the best plan to charge my battery, so it can last as long as possible.
Should I leave the laptop always connected on the charger power cord, no matter if it has full battery or not? Should I always let the battery drop to 10% and then charge it up to 100% and then remove the cord? Or should I do that from time to time and not every day?

Thanks!

Answer:Satellite L775-15Q - Battery Charging plan for long battery life

Hi,

I think the best that you can do is discharge the battery two-three times a month not everyday.

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Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

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Hey there,
Yes you read it correctly: I have just received mine, which I purchased because of battery life and overheating and fan noise issues on the Dell XPS 13 i7 7th gen. The 8th gen was supposed to have solved all the issues the previous version was plagued with...
Well... I unboxed it, loaded all of my softwares, installed all the WIndows updates, Dell drivers, you name it. Charged it and started using it. When I unplugged the power cord, first estimate was 4hrs on the Windows battery indicator. Then I installed BatteryBar to have a more reliable estimator. Same.
Later on, I discovered a very strong and very loud fan. Unsurprisingly, the underneath was burning hot.
Got the support team on the phone, whilst I was talking with them, the fan kicked in and I even could give them a glimpse of how loud that was over the phone.
Has any of the lucky owners of the XPS 13 i7 8th gen come across similar issues? 
Sometimes, I am just baffled by the world there is between the promise and the reality....

Answer:XPS 13 8th gen i7 16GB RAM QHD+ Battery Issues 4hrs battery life tops

A brand new system may have an unusually high level of background tasks running simultaneously, such as Windows and other applications checking for and downloading updates, Windows monitoring your usage to optimize technologies such as PreFetch for your usage patterns, etc.  You might want to conduct a battery test after things have settled in a bit more.  The QHD+ display takes 2-3 hours off of the expected battery life, but you should still get 7-8 hours under normal use.  Then again, if you're heavy on WiFi and max out display brightness, you'll get less than that.  The fact that the fans are kicking on also suggests there's an unusually high level of background activity running, so check Task Manager to see if you can find out what's responsible for that.

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Hi
Anyone had this issue?

My battery indicator (Windows and also the Toshiba PM) don't show the remaining battey life in minute but only in percentage.
is it correct or there are some strage settings in power setting menu?

Thanks

Answer:NB200 - Battery indicator shows only battery life in percentage

Mine does the same, thats just how it is in XP. But I believe the Vista power saver shows the remaining time.

I think you will need to download a battery utility from the Internet to display the remaining time.

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Hi guys,I am very happy user of Lenovo T520. I have upgraded to Intel 520 SSD disk and ram to crucial 2x4GB DDR3 and laptop is performing very well ! When I bought my T520, I bought one replacement battery- 9 cell battery(laptop came with 6-cell). I have used it about 10-30 times only and kept it always only 80% charged in cool place(actually at room temperature 22C approx). After one year of no-usage I wanted to start using this replacement battery again. I am very disappointed and confused. I have inserted my 9-cell battery with only 20 charging cycles and it has very low capacity and runtime. Please help me? What happned with my nearly 3 years old, but never used battery??? My 6 cell battery(about 200 cycles) is like new and performing very well(3 hours runtime and 95% capacity) See attached Many thanks for any useful advise

Answer:Lenovo T520 battery life with unused 9cell battery only 40%

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Hi There!Some Questions:1) Is the CPU of the Z510 on a socket so I could upgrade it?I saw a dissambling video, that looked like you could do that.And if one can do that: If you place a i7 on that board will the cooler be strong enough and is the battery able to keep up with the power needed from that i7?And if I'd go totally crazy and replace the i5 4200, upgrade that thing to 16gb ram and change the hard drive to an ssd: Will the battery just vaporize? SO: Is it possible to upgrade the 4cell battery installed in my z510? Thanks for your responses! Regards from Germany,Ruforion

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On windows 7 this mode on Energy management software limits the charge percentage to 60% on Z580 But the charging doesnot stop it keeps charging and discharing to keep the level stable at  60%. Does that not void the whole point of running this mode?

Answer:Optimizing battery run time and battery life Faulty setting

Welcome to the forum toxicdevil.
 
     The Energy Management for Win 7 is behaving normally. There is a 5% range, for when the system will initiate the charging sequence. It should begin charging when the battery gets down to 55%, and stop at 60%. If your gauge does not stop charging at 60% (Plugged In, Not Charging) you could have a problem.
 
      Also, I noticed in your other post, you had upgraded to Win 8.1.
 
EDITED: Here are the Energy Management drivers for the Z580 under Win 8.1:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=DS037680
 
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider

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My old T42 had an option to only start recharging the battery once it fell below a specifiable threshold - like 75%, using the battery maximizer tool. This reduces the number or cycles on the battery, and extends life if you frequently unplug your computer for only a few minutes at a time. I can't seem to find the same option in the lenovo energy management application. HAs anybody else seen, or know of a way to achieve this?





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Answer:s10-3 control battery recharge threshold to improve battery life?

Hi,

Even though I don't own an IdeaPad, but still I'm certain such an option doesn't exist on these consumer note/netbooks, sorry.

Hope this answers your question. 





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Hi,
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I updated to 8.1 and noticed that the orange battery light now blinks all the time (about 1 per second) and the battery only charges 50 - 60% range.  I have Lenovo Energy Management enabled and set to maximize battery life (power plan=balanced).  Tried running the Battery Gauge Reset - it ran for 10+ hours before I had to cancel it to use the laptop... how long does it take to run?? Any fixes? Anyone roll back to Windows 8.0 with any success?

Answer:Yoga 13 - updated to 8.1 Charges 50 - 60%, battery set to Max Battery Life

Try this: bricot wrote:I updated to 8.1 and noticed that the orange battery light now blinks all the time (about 1 per second) and the battery only charges 50 - 60% range.  I have Lenovo Energy Management enabled and set to maximize battery life (power plan=balanced).  Tried running the Battery Gauge Reset - it ran for 10+ hours before I had to cancel it to use the laptop... how long does it take to run?? Any fixes? Anyone roll back to Windows 8.0 with any success?Open the Energy Manager > click on the "menu" with three vertical lines on the upper right side > click settings and make sure conservation mode it not turned on. If that's not the issue, than you may have a battery problem and I would exchange it is possible or contact Lenovo about warrenty repair.

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I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

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My X1 is about a month and a half old: 1. Battery life on a charge appears to be a little under 3 hours without changing the settings it came with. I know there are setting to maximize the time on one charge but for normal factory settings is this time normal? 2. When I check battery Power and Performance it states that the battery is at 85% of its original capacity. To lose so much capacity in just a month and a half seems odd. Is this normal or can this measure vary? All in all I am having a very positive experience with this computer however I am a little concerned with these power readings I am getting. Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Battery Life on a charge and Battery Health Questions

hey bbfolgart,1 - since you did not change any setting, the hours of usage in my opinion is about right; though this also depends on the battery you are using as well as other factors such as screen brightness; application that you're using, if the wireless is on, etc. all of this plays a role on the how much power is left for the battery.2. battery going down to 85% capacity is weird. for this try doing a battery gauge reset from the Power Manager.At the same time, do fully charge the battery and then use your unit without the AC adapter until the battery fully discharges.Recharge the battery and do not use it at this time. Once fully charge, use it again without adapter and see how long the battery last and check the capacity as well.while you do all of this, do check on http://support.lenovo.com if there is any updates for the Power Manager software that you are using and update if applicable.





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When I pin the battery saver tile to the start screen it doesn't show the battery life in percent. Although it used to.

Answer:battery Saver tile not showing battery life

It does show in my 620.It needs The Denim Update

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When running on the battery, at the start it suggests some 3 hours of life with 100%, but after less than an hour the system suddenly goes into standby.

I get no "low level" warning any more. The Toshiba Power Saver actions are set up to alarm at 20% and go to standby at 10%. This matches the settings under control panel / power options.
I tried a new battery but the symptoms are exactly the same.

Any ideas?

Answer:Tecra M2 - battery meter/ battery life problem

Nothing immediately springs to mind, but I have a few questions which may help to elicit more information:

- Do you need to plug the M2 in to the charger to make it come out of Standby?
- What happens when you come out of Standby? Does it indicate near 0% of some other value?
- Does it recover from Standby or has it lost any BIOS settings (e.g.) wrong timedate?

Might be worth checking to see if you did anything prior to the problem which may be a factor.

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So I reinstalled Vista the other day, and even before that a bit, my battery life was simply terrible. At one time, I was able to get 5 hours maximum. Now, I can (at max) get 2 hours and 15 minutes out of a 9 cell battery. There was a previous topic on this forum, but like many other topics in the Lenovo forums, the topic was deleted. Nearly everything that I've searched for regarding problems with my thinkpad, I have found a topic that linked here, but was since deleted. Very annoying.   So, I have power manager 2.41a. The battery is correctly listed,  (86 Wh Li-Ion). I powercycled it one night, and it changed to 3 hours, but it went back down to 2. I should be getting at least 5, but I've heard reports of people getting 10 hours. I'm no where near that! I'm on power saver setting, and my brightness is at about half. I have all the latest drivers, System Update didn't return anything.  Also, my switchable graphics has stopped working, as it has with plenty of other people. Any word on when a fix for this will be out? It's disappointing to spend $1400 on a laptop, only to have key features stop working. My first experience with Lenovo has not been a good one so far. I thought these things were supposed to be rock solid? That's why I bought it... the keyboard on this one sucks, it's matte instead of rubberized. It's plastic everywhere.... Why spend a premium on something that gets me the quality of an HP or a Dell? Why not spend half the price? &n... Read more

Answer:T400 Battery life very poor. 9 cell battery.

Okay, a couple of things. First to address your battery life. If you are using the latest ATI Switchable graphics drivers then do this: Start -> Run -> type 'MS Config' hit enter. Go to the start up tab and uncheck the following:  igfxpers.exe; igfxtray. For whatever reason, the new ATI switchable graphics driver when on integrated mode hangs the processor causing it to use 50% of the CPU resources. I found my power usage went from 14-16 watt draw back to 8-9w draw. Next for the switchable graphicsdo this: Lenovo just released Power Manager 2 on 1.5.09. So far, I didn't see it available on the Auto Update utility but I found it when browsing the downloads page. So me being OCD about having the latest versions of software/drivers, I decided to download it. After the install, I found that my switchable graphics wasn't in the left click menu as it always has been. I right clicked and did not see it there either. Remembering what I did for the clean install (I went back to factory install), I did the following steps.Restart computer -> go into BIOS and select Discrete graphics only. Let windows start and re-install the drivers. Did another restart to ensure functionality. Then I went back to the BIOS and selected Integrated only. I let windows start, and again it had to re-install the drivers. Once this was done, I entered the BIOS again and put the display to OS detect function and booted windows normally. Thinking I had it fixed, I left clicked on t... Read more

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Hi all- I've had my X201T with core i7/2.13GHz, 4GB RAM and 8-cell battery for around 2 months now, and I'm only seeing about 2 hours of battery life before I need to plug-in. I'm running Windows 7 x64 with power options set to "Energy Saver." Is this normal/expected battery life for this configuration? Thanks,Darren David

Answer:Poor battery life on new x201T w/ 8-cell battery

That's not very good. My 4 cell battery gets 2.5 - 3 hours with typical use (wifi on, OneNote, firefox, screen backlight set to 9).My 8 cell battery gets around 6 hours under the same conditions. Video playback can kill those numbers though.

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I don't care if this voids the warranty. Just curious if it's possible get maybe another hour or 2 on a YP2.

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The 6 cell battery for my t500 has a first used date of June 2010, and it currently has 298 cycles on it.   (This is my second battery for the machine.) The condition says fair, and says it currently lasts for up to 30 min full charge, and a new battery would give me up to 1 hour of battery life. Is that normal wear?  How many cycles do you usually get out of a battery?





Thinkpad T500 - Intel Core2 P8400 (2.26GHz), 4 gigs of ram, 160GB/7200rpm hard drive, ATI 3650 GPU, WSXGA+ panel









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Answer:Is this normal battery life for 1.5 year old battery? :\

It sounds low, unless you're always running in discrete mode.I got 3-4 hours on my T400 6-cell.

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hi guys, i want to get a battery for my acer aspire 5315 laptop that will give me the longest possible time on the go.

what will i need 4 cell, 6 cell 12cell? which one?

ps. and i know that i can change powerplan and tweak some settings but i think a new battery would be best.

Answer:best battery to give longest battery life?

Assuming that they are all designed to fit your laptop, you need to look at the ratings. Basically, you want the one with the greatest Ah (amp?re-hour) as that should last longest. Although this usually means the battery with the most cells, it doesn't always follow. Check their specifications.

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Hi, I recently ordered and started using a T500 with P8600 processor and 9-cell battery (the one sticking out in the back). After adding 2GB extra memory and an Intel x25-m g2 SSD, I started using it with Windows 7. I have been using it for a little more than a week now, and I've noticed that battery life seems quite bad. Granted, I've only run it on battery for a longer period once, and then I got about 3h 10 min running time on battery. This was with graphics switched to intel, optical drive turned off, wlan and 3g-card off, screen dimmed to half, power plan set to power source optimized.Usage was fairly light, editing code inside Visual Studio. Would this be expected running time? It seems quite short to me, considering my old HP nc8430 with T7200 processor (34W TDP) and 7200rpm disk got nearly 5 hours when it was new.. Is there any kind of extended battery available?

Answer:T500 battery life and extra battery

Heoo hugohallqvist, welcome to the forums, You should see this link here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400-amp-T500-Battery-size-what-sticks-out-... Battery life wise, I can get around 1:30 minutes, pure gaming to about 4 hours. If you have battery issues, get the larger 9 cell and 3 cell one that fits into the Optical Drive Slot so you can get double battery life. It will be a lot heavier but except 6-8 hours.





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Hi, I recently purchased an Ideapad y560 and I was just wondering how to maximize the battery life and the Laptop's wellbeing. I read the thread http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/HOW-TO-MAXIMIZE-YOUR-LAPTOP-S-BATTERY-LIFE/m-... which has a lot of information on battery life except it is 2 years old. With my current Hp laptop I take the battery out at 35% and leave it in a ziploc while running the laptop on AC power with no battery connected.  I then try to charge the battery to full after 2 weeks and then kill it back to 35% to restore it.  Is this still the best way to run laptops if the laptop will not need to run on battery power for 1-2 weeks?

Answer:Maximize Battery Life Run on AC Power No battery?

You can try this option:http://drop.io/c6qriao/asset/battery-settings-pngIt's on the Lenovo Energy Management (the bright button on next to the right speaker) --> Click on the "mechanical weel" on the bottom --> Choose the second option.... And read the hint on that screen for more information.





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I have a 2013 X1 Carbon.  The battery had originally given me 4-5 hours of life on normal settings.  Recently it had gone down to 2 hours, close to 3 if I used power saver mode, dimmed the screen, etc.  So I got a replacement battery -- and it made no difference.  The battery was installed by a service tech, since it's not user-replaceable.  I thought maybe it was a defective battery (or the tech put the old one back in by mistake), so I called, and they sent me another new battery.  SAME THING.  Battery life is still about 2 hours.   I installed all updates and ran a complete virus check (no viruses).  I run a normal amount of programs and nothing crazy - Chrome web browser, MS Office applications, Skype, and a few others.  I can't understand this at all.  Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Answer:Battery life terrible even with replacement battery

BatteryBar Pro helps me monitor how much battery I am using and how much I have left.  I tend to average about 8 watts of drain when I'm using my 2015 X1 which translates into about 6 hours of use with a 50 watt hour battery.  Download it (they have a free version too which is a little more limited in functionality) and that coupled with your Task Manager should help you quite a bit.  Task Manager allows you to sort open programs by how much CPU they are using so you can figure out the offender.  Chrome is a notorious battery suck but I doubt even Chrome could cause the severe drain you are experiencing. 





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Clocked on various ocassions, from pressing on button (laptop is off and not restarting from hibernation or suspension), to laptop going into hibernation at 2% critical battery level, using the maximum energy saving mode.

This is with wifi on and surfing the web.

Hdd shuts off after 1 min, display brightness at minimum.

Battery was manufactured at least 4 months ago and is the 9 cell official Toshiba unit supplied with the laptop.

Laptop has 2gb memory and the Core 2 Duo T5750 processor, running Vista basic.

Message was edited by: michael_L300

Just want to add that this means the laptop is using approx 18 watts, which seems to be a very reasonable number, given that just the processor has a tdp of 35 watts. These Core 2 Duos with speed stepping really reduce their energy consumption.

By the way, display is 1280x800, and the wireless adapter is the realtek rtl8781lb, not the intel one.

Answer:3 hr 45 min battery life on 65Wh battery: Pro L300

Do you have some question?
How to understand your thread?

If you can work so long with battery power supply only, that is great. Almost 4 hours.
My Satellite A300 runs about 3 hours.

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My Yoga 3 pro is still a nightmare and so far is unusable given onging battery problems. However I digress. The thing wouldn't charge past 72% and took 2 days to get to that from 51%. So yet again I searched the net hoping to find something new and I noted yet another updated battery guage realeased only a few days ago. I also noted that someone had suggested deleting the windows battery drivers in Device Manager after disconnecting the battery which I figured couldn't hurt so went ahead. Once I reconnected the battery, plugged it in and waited for it to download the battery drivers, I noted it didn't install the ACPI component. Now lo and behold, I have no battery guage at all. In fact it says "The battery is not used", but of course it is. I then tried the latest battery guage driver but no improvement. Can anyone help in this age old problem? Cheers 

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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon shows "filling in process" for few seconds then stopped i.e no filling in process. Furthermore, after whole night charging, battery is now 94% charged, battery 2: 100% charged, fully charged; battery 1: 0% charged, not charging (please attached images).Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid

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I have a new G580.  I can't find a battery management program on it, but I want to take measures to prolong the battery service lifetime.  What do I do? Second qustion:  I went to the site link for ordering a spare/new battery, but it wants a nine digit model number, and the model number on the underside of this computer is a 5 digit number: 20150.  but there is this number : 59354100.  Also, I can't read the text very well, my eyes are bad, why the hell do they have to make the numbers so small?

Answer:how do I prolong battery life and how do I get another battery

Hi signmeuptoo,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
As I understand your need that you want the Lenovo Power management application,
 
For Windows 7(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030145
 
For Windows 8(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031269
 
Regarding the second question for the battery replacement can you please clarify more about that page and also please check the below link for the Order for the battery:
 
Link to picture 
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflowhowPro...
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha
 
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I'm looking at buying a T460s or T460p. I looked at the T460s hardware manual, and it seems like the batteries are not user-replaceable. Is this correct? If the battery life is not long enough for my requirements, I would want to carry around spare batteries. If the battery is not replaceble on the road, how about when the battery reaches end of life (after 2-3 years). Is it possible to replace simply by ordering a new one from the website? Also, can anyone from Lenovo tell me why the T460p and T460 are not available on the Japanese Lenovo website? Since Lenovo USA does not ship outside of USA and I am located in Japan, it seems that I am stuck with ordering from whatever selection is available in Japan, and they do not have either the T460 to T460p on their website.

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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

Answer:Lenovo T430 Battery Life 1+ hour on life saver

you would have to have a pre-Windows 8 OS to gain that crucial battery reset function. This is one reason why i dislike running Win 8 on ThinkPad.

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I have seen the classic ThinkPad battery indicator on the T460s in photos on Windows 10, but I can't seem to figure out how to add it.Fresh install of Win10 64Power management driver installedHotkey Features Integration driver installedThinkPad Settings Dependency for Windows installedAll updates in System Update installed except for ShareIt and Lenovo Solution CenterAm I missing a driver, software, or a setting in Windows somewhere?I remember on my old ThinkPad the Power Management software would show up in "add/remove programs", but I don't see anything related to power here. There also aren't any ThinkPad power profiles installed.Any help would be great! Thanks.

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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon show "filling in" for few seconds then stoped i.e no filling in process. Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid


























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Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

Answer:Catch-22: No BIOS updated without battery, no battery life without BIOS update...

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then look for System model.....
In the meantime, please check the USB port, where the AC adapter is plugged into system, is loose. You could also wiggle the Adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS to see if the Adapter's type appears.  

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To all owners of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th gen).I read all of those reviews where people are impressed by 10+ hours of battery life (15,5h advertised), but I can't really figure out how....!? First time I tested was a normal working day - Firefox (a lot of Flash it must be said), Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Nothing really heavy, no peripherals except Bluetooth mouse. Brightness dimmed 1 level below the ideal. It lasted for about 4 hours! I windows's list of apps affecting battery life, Firefox was on 1st place with 32-35% Second attempt - same set of tasks, however less Firefox (no flash) - 7 hours. Now in the middle of a 3rd attempt (using Opera this time) - battery time remaining indication goes over 10h only when I completely stop using the laptop Not many apps running in the background either (Dropbox, Skype...) So my question - do you guys get more than 10h of battery life and HOW? Do you enable "Battery Stretch"? How actively do you use it and for what?

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So I got my T460s a week ago. It was preloaded with Windows 7, where one could set the battery into conservation mode.This left the battery at a 50-60% charge when the computer is plugged in for long periods of time.In Windows 10 I can't find this option. I do have Lenovo Settings installed, but under battery there is no option to enable conservation mode. So how can I enable battery conservation mode?

Answer:Battery conservation mode in Windows 10 [T460s]?

Really? No one?

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In my T460s there are 2 internal batteries.When working on 2 full batteries I get sudden death - just like unpluging battery - every time when forst one is 0% and it swiches over to other battery.After turning device on again it works normally from second battery. Looks like the swiching is faulty. What can I do about this? Can it be solved throug software settings or it is physical issue.

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Hi all, I just picked up a G40-70 but was suprised to see that the battery only appears to last for 2 hours. Is this normal? Can I purcahse a bigger battery for this laptop and if so, does any one have any advice on where to get one online? Thanks,Joe

Answer:G40-70 Battery Life / New Battery?

Hi Joef,            
                                                  
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                       
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the low battery life.
                                              
As you have mentioned that the battery lasts upto 2 hours, as this model will supports upto 4hours of battery backup.
Type power manager in start search, in the basic mode change the high performance to high energy savings.
 
Also try to reduce the brig... Read more

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Hi all! As written in the topic I have a huge problem with the run-on-battery-management of my X301-System + Windows 7 SP1. I replaced the optical drive with a secondary battery (ultrabay). Both batteries were identified by the system and charged to 100%.But when I run the system on battery, the system only uses the second battery. So if it runs down, the system turns into suspend/hibernate mode even if the primary battery is charged to 100%.Why doesn't the system switch automatically to the primary battery, when the second one is empty? As long as the second battery is down, the system also won't start/resume from the suspend/hibernate mode. Does anyone know this problem? Is there a known solution for that problem? Thanks a lot for your help. Greets from Germany enweh  

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I use the laptop longer every day indoor where electricity is available. I only need the battery when I'm taking the laptop out. A laptop battery will stop working in around 6 months
Is removing the battery completely or 'Desktop mode battery charge' is good to save battery?
www.dell.com/.../alienware-laptop-battery-issues

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I am using T400 laptop,  problem is battery indicator light is blinking orange even though my main battery is well charged. Power manager indicates Battery 1 is fine but it is also showing Battery 2: Error detected. Power manager says main battery condition as good and second battery condition as error? Any Ideas?There is NO secondary battery in the laptop. 

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Product informationLess than week old Lenovo T430S6cell LI Battery T81+Microsoft Windows 8 64bit Issue After working for multiple days, the battery decided to stop charging yesterday. Upon loading the desktop, I get this error message.  I Googled this issue and found that other people have had similar problems. Some of the solutions I tried (and did not work) are: Reinstalling Lenovo Power ManagerUninstalling  Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method BatteryRemoving the battery and putting it back in  As it stands, the battery menu says "Plugged in, not charging" and is stuck at 84%.  If anyone could give me other ideas, I would greatly appreciate it. I am assuming it's not a hardware issue as the battery is brand new and was working just fine a few days ago.  

Answer:Brand New T430s: A battery error has occurred. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery.

Not sure if there's any known quirks with that combination of hardware and software, but it sounds to me like the battery had a spontaneous failure, in which case you should just get it replaced under warranty.

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

Answer:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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My battery (FRU: 42t4957) is stuck at 2% and refuses to charge:I kept it at 40-50% most of the time by changing battery threshold. Total cycle count was about 80 (84 now) first use date 2013-03.On Saturday I tried to run a "discharge-charge-discharge-charge" cycle (by watching some movies) to reset the gauge of my battery. During 2nd discharge my laptop hibernated due to low charge much earlier than expected, when I turned it on it showed that the max capacity is 28 Wh and the battery is in the "poor" condition.I tried to perform automatic gauge reset but didn't get much (29 Wh). I updated power manager and performed another automatic reset which failed too.So I tried to make a manual reset and left my laptop paying a movie for a night. On Monday I plugged my AC adapter in but found out that the battery won't charge: "a battery error has occurred the battery cannot be charged".I cleared residual capacitance by pushing the power button several times and reset the BIOS to defaults but got nothing.If this problem can't be sold I would like to know the reason of it to avoid such things in the future. While googling this forum I met contradictory opinions on battery reset: ones say that it's extremely harmful because battery "doesn't like" to be discharged to 0%, others say its harmless.













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Answer:x121e "A battery error has occurred. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery"

Hi Dimaz30,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Battery not charging on ThinkPad X121e.
 
To resolve the issue you have to replace the battery, as per the screenshot which you have mentioned that there is an error in the battery and suggested to replace. And you have performed all types of troubleshooting steps for the issue.
 
I strongly suggest you to visit our authorized service center and get it replaced.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Question: Battery Life

I have had my laptop for 1 year and 1 month, when I first got it the battery lasted about 3 hours, then about 3 months ago it went to 2 hours, then 1 hour, then 30min, now today it had a full charge and i took it outside so i could check my email while i had a smoke, now it takes about 5 min to smoke a cigarette. i hit the power button right when i lit my cig, and it died when i finished it.

my battery went from full to dead in 5 min...

its a 4500mah battery

bios reports 758mah, after battery learning it usually goes to 1000mah, and thats about 40min... what would cause it to go from 40min and drop to 5 min?

Answer:Battery Life

Batteries do not have an unlimited life span. On average they last between one and two years. Heck my HP ones barely last a year.

This is normal, you're just going to have to purchase a new battery for your laptop.

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Question: battery life

whats the average battery life for a pentium 4 laptop and a pentium m laptop?

Answer:battery life

My Dad has a Pentium M in his Dell laptop and it lasts about 3 hours usually.

It depends what else you have in there though. If it's a very fast processor then it won't last as long, and a powerful graphics card will drain power too.

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Question: battery life

marketing man(if i can call him so) told me that this laptop i had(y560) should work up to 9-11 hours in normal use and up to 4 hours if working on graphics or videos etc.but either way my laptop's battery hardly lasts for less than 2 hours.was i ripped off by the marketing man?

Answer:battery life

You were misled, yes.

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Question: Battery Life

When a battery on a laptop loses its battery life, do you usually contribute that to the adapter that charges the battery, or the battery itself? Reason I ask is because i've had my HP dz8000 (or zd) for about 4 years now. It is a desktop replacement and never really had a lot of battery life in the first place. It has a 3.4 intel P4, 2 gig ram, and a 256 mb video card. When i first purchased it i got two batteries, and they both lasted about an hour in a half. As time went on they kind of slowly lost their charge, and were down to about 50 minutes to an hour. Then within a week BOTH batteries died to where the laptop didn't get anymore than 8 minutes (on the best power save setting).

I was going to purchase a new battery, but the suckers run like 160 dollars. Then I got to thinking about how both batteries died at the same time. And how one battery was barely ever used (only switched them out like a handful of times on long trips) and it died at the same time and will only give me 8 minutes.

Okay long story short, i was starting to think it could be the adapter. And since the adapter is hella cheaper I was hoping it would be that. What do you guys think?

Answer:Battery Life

Hello,

No batteries last forever. Every rechargable battery dies after a period of time. Even the little AA ones you use with the Wiimotes or whatever. You will see that after a few years of constant use and recharge they need to be charged more often till they cant work anymore.

I know tha tin the case of the AA batteries this is because of the Acid that is in them starts to degrade over time and not hold the charge for long. I do not know how the laptop batteries work as per the interior. But i would guess it is along those lines.

Plus having the battery in if you are using a wall adapter will help kill the battery faster.

Cheers,
Mak

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Question: Battery Life

When using a laptop plugged into the mains, is it best to remove the battery or leave it attached. I?m thinking when the life of the battery is not fully charged will this affect it in anyway, or is it best to run down the battery from time to time.

Answer:Battery Life

is it best to remove the battery or leave it attached.charge fully and remove battery.Always run the battery flat before recharging again.

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Question: battery life

good evening,

has anyone noticed a shortened battery life with windows 10 or is around 2 hours good for a laptop battery to last without using the charger. I bought my dell e6410 with windows 7 ultimate on it but only used it for a little while that night before upgrading it to windows 10 pro so really don't know if it lost any battery life. it has the i5 2.67 processor and the backlit keyboard. also seems to be the original battery for it as well.

Answer:battery life

I would say it's okay, though be sure to use the battery because if you always use the power supply the battery will then lose some of its power. So by using it, it helps it stay charged longer

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Hi, I have a T430 and it's been great, but I left in in a bag in the cab of my friends truck during a rainstorm, and I guess there's a leak or something, because when I went to retrieve it, the bottom of the bag was wet, and my laptop had moisture around the battery. It's working fine except the battery life is GREATLY reduced! I bought a replacement battery and it's no better. I'm considering taking it apart and cleaning all of the solder points with rubbing alcohol.Any thoughts before I get surgical?

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Question: Battery Life

Can somebody tell me if there are various strenghs of laptop batteries and if so wheres thw best place to buy. Thanx

Answer:Battery Life

There are different capacities of battery it is usually measured in Milliamps per hour a 3000 mAh could in theory deliver 3000 mA or 3 amps for 1 hour so if your Laptop takes 1 amp to run, the battery could supply it for 3 hours. Having said that you probably won't have much choice as to what is availble have a look here click here or here click here I have used both these companies with no problems.

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Question: BATTERY life

I am deeply disappointed in the battery life - I have complained and although HP upgraded my complaint the man I spoke to could not tell me what I should expect from the battery.  In fact was no hlep at all.    I have just spent £1,000 on this computer and I cannot take it to meetings without a charger - this is appalling - I see others have had this problem - has anyone been given a solution or even an improved battery?

Answer:BATTERY life

We do get quite a few complaints about the x360 battery life. What kind of runtime are you seeing? Are you trying to follow a plan to extend battery runtime? The biggest single thing is screen brightness. Also, since we are a User to User Forum we have no way to know what HP is doing in response to specific complaints. I do know there is no other battery available except the factory part.  

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Question: Battery life,IBM

Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, Tommy
 

Answer:Battery life,IBM

Can you run your laptop off AC power WITHOUT the battery installed?

If so, only connect the battery once or twice a month, or so, to check that it is still holding a full, or nearly full, charge.
That way you should get more life out of your battery.

I got around 3 years battery life out of my old Gateway Solo 9300, that could NOT be run without the battery installed (even if the battery was stuffed).

All laptops / batteries, are unique.
What figures are quoted for one combination may be completely different to your combo.

Sorry can't be more definite. Bazza

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tommym said:





Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, TommyClick to expand...


 

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Hello all, Just got a new XPS L521X with 8 pre installed but the battery life isn't that great. I am getting mixed responses about if this is the normal battery life (about 25% an hour). I put "powercfg /energy" in CMD and I got this back:


Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




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USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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Hello all, Just got a new XPS L521X with 8 pre installed but the battery life isn't that great. I am getting mixed responses about if this is the normal battery life (about 25% an hour). I put "powercfg /energy" in CMD and I got this back:


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USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




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USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




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USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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Question: battery life

Hi, i have a few questions about battery life, i would like to maintain my battery life to last as long as possible. It was never brilliant but a can get about 2 hours out of it. One thing that i though was perhaps a problem from stuff i heard is that it is not good for it to leave it charging when its fully charged because of the way its managed it keeps putting little bits of charge in, is that true with win 7. Because i like to paly games with the laptop plugged in for performance so its annoying about charging it. There also the whole thing about letting it run flat then fully charge it. Just any tips on what you do and whether the above is acutally true would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:battery life

Strategies for conserving battery power
How to prolong lithium-based batteries
The most important strategy is to let it lose almost all strength, once in a while, and then give it a full charge.

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My Lenovo y40 is only about 6 months old and the battery only last 30 minutes after full charge. It needs to stay on charge all of the time. I have tried installing new energy manager drivers. What do I do?
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity
 
 
 











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Answer:Y40 - Battery life only last 30 min

In response to customer reports of unexpected battery gauge behavior on Y40-70 and Y40-80 laptops, Lenovo determined the battery gauge software is performing as expected. The unusual gauge results being reported are a reflection of the battery reaching end of life.
 
Lenovo has released a Service TIP to assist customers with obtaining battery replacements under warranty, or if out of warranty, to find a replacement battery from Lenovo-approved vendors. The Service TIP can be found here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/sf16-I0023
 
The part numbers for Y40-70/80 batteries are:
Y40 SP/A L13M4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500248
Y40 LG L13L4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500249 substitute part 121500251
Y40 CP/C L13C4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500259 substitute part 121500251
 
To determine which battery came with your Y40 notebook, instructions for removing the bottom cover can be found in the Hardware Maintenance Manual pdf here. An alternative to opening your system (which does not void warranty) is to search for batteries using the model/product number located on the bottom cover.
 
Thank you,

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Question: Battery Life

Is there some type of diagnostic I can use to determine if my laptop battery is at an end or if the settings are just really screwed up somewhere? I have a two year old Toshiba laptop that I am unable to use unless it is plugged in. This has been going on for a while but I was able to get at least 10 minutes out of it until tonight. If there is some way that I could test it before putting the money down for a new battery I would love to hear about it. Also, if anyone could tell me the settings I should be using for the longest battery life available I could check mine to see if they are not where they should be.

Thanks
 

Answer:Battery Life

It could be the battery but it could also be that your charger isn't working properly and not charging the battery. The third possibility is that the mother board connection where you plug the charger into the notebook might be bad. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for someone that knows, volts and amps so they can explain how to use a multimeter to see if it is a hardware problem before you purchase another battery.
 

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Question: Battery life

Where would i get a new battery for a HP G61 Notebook?
"Battery ast Full Charge
The battery stored less than 40% of the Designed Capacity the last time the battery was fully charged.
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760
Last Full Charge : 36%"
I've got the indicator in the corner saying I need a new battery and 5minutes after unplugging it, goes down to about 50% power. (computer bought on December 27th 2009).
My sisters laptop hasn't got this and she has a mirror of my laptop (except compaq) and hers is older.
Any recommendations?

"Battery:Battery Information
Battery ID Hewlett-PackardPrimary
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Serial Number
Chemistry LION
Long Term 1
Design Capacity 48840
Last Full Charge 17760"

Answer:Battery life

I would start here and then google search for laptop batteries for HP
Laptop Batteries for Dell, Acer, HP, Toshiba, IBM

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Question: Battery Life

HiI have just got Lenovo T410i. My doubt is, Is it right to keep the laptop connected to Power supply even after the battery shows 100 % charged or should we remove the power supply once the battery is fully charged and use laptop on Battery power. Will this not lead to depletion of battery life?  













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Answer:Battery Life

go into your Thinkvantage Power Manager, set the battery charging to start below 60 to 70% and then stop at 95%, this should prevent the battery wearing out due to top up charging. 

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Question: Battery Life

My friend told me that if I keep my laptop plugged in to charge it that it would start loosing battery life if I keep it plugged in even if it finished charging. Is this true? Usually I leave my laptop on overnight because I'm a torrenter(I download and seed torrents) and so I end up keeping my laptop plugged in so it won't run out of battery. Is this okay for me to do? Any help is appreciated. Thanks is advance.

Answer:Battery Life

Can't plug it in and take the battery out?

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Question: X61 battery life

I am yet another X61 customer who is extremely disappointed in the short battery life of this model.  Our company previously had 35 of the X30/X31 model, and all of those batteries lasted four to five years.  We now have 39 X61's.  Imagine my surprise when multiple users started notifying me that the batteries were dying after only 16-17 months of use. Here's my question:  I have two users whose four-cell lithium ion enhanced batteries died after 16 months of use.  One user reports that he uses his laptop on battery power twice a day every workday during his train ride to and from work.  The other user reports that she rarely if ever uses battery power since she's in the office virtually all of the time.  Why did both batteries die within weeks of each other, when one had heavy use and the other had virtually no battery use? My only consolation is that I located new generic Li-ion batteries from an eBay seller for less than half the price that Lenovo is asking, even at Lenovo's sale price.  I just ordered my first dozen; I'm sure I'll be ordering a couple dozen more in the coming months.      

Answer:X61 battery life

I was told that Lenovo monitored this forum, yet I've received no answer to my inquiry from them or from any volunteers.  How do two X61 batteries die within a week of each other, when one had heavy use and the other virtually no use at all?  Anyone?  I have 39 of these laptops and don't wish to buy batteries for all of them every year if I can avoid it.  The lithium ion batteries in the X31s lasted four to five years, so what's the difference?

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the battery just charge to 60% << how i can charge it to 97% then the charger plugged in but not charging /? 

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How could I encrease battery life. Schould I always fully charge, unplug, fully discharge and then again fully charge? Or somewhere I read i scould charge until 80%...Which is better and how to make it happen?

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Lap top battery life. What is the best way to take care of a laptop battery. I have been told (a) let it run right down, (b) Not to let it run right down, and something to do with taking the battery out. Will it be alright to leave it in indefinitely, as I will be using it lots at home off the mains?

Answer:Battery life

I've had mine about 14 months now and I leave the battery in the laptop all the time. The laptop runs from the mains all the time, I rarely use it (mobile) on the battery for normal use. Obviously therefore the battery is always charged to 100%, so about once a month I run the laptop on battery just to discharge it, then plug it in again and run the laptop on the mains to recharge. This seems to work okay, it appears that I haven't lost any of the original time that the laptop will operate via battery, about 2 hours in the case of my Dell Inspiron 1545.

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I have my old Windows 95 computer sitting upstairs unplugged. If the battery goes dead, will it be useless or when I put another battery in after it is dead, will it come back to life. Don't want to keep in plugged in if no one is going to use it.
 

Answer:battery life

hello jdemnyan1116

if the motherboard battery does go dead, when you boot it up you'll probably get a "CMOS Checksum " error....

meaning all the settings in the BIOS setup area are at default including the time/date.......you'll have to rest it

you may want to keep a record of that stuff, or sell it for a couple bucks *-)
You'll probably have to rest it should have read <B>reset</B>
.....typo......
 

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Question: Battery Life ?

Hi allActually my question about charging perriod of battery;im mostly home user near by a power source and its not matter find  a power source its matter not shorten my battery life and using properly.1-) is that true when charging complete as %100 and pc detect this and convey the power directly to pc untill you unplug the charge or the power always goes first to battery and then to goes pc in every situation ?2-) is that create a problem what if i separate the battery form the pc and using it with only plug because of every charging perriod shorten the battery life i heard.or what do you suggesti dont know is it 3 or 6 cell not writing on it but find Model Name: L09M6Y11i really need a technical information about this from a person who has really technically knowledgeThanks in advance and Best regards. ?deapad S10-2-2957

Answer:Battery Life ?

hi mtrcurse,as i know it's 3 cell battery and i suggest you to keep it plugged. if you don't use your battery all the time, i suggest you to check the power management settings. there should be an option to optimize battery life. ( please, select "best battery health" )about battery usage, we have couple of threads and kb articles. please, search the forum.hope this helps.

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I have had this laptop for seven months and my battery is down to 40% of it's capacity.  I understand that batteries lose capactiy over time, but to lose this much battery life is unheard of. I have done some research and I have found that this could be a Windows 7 issue or something with the laptop itself. I have done a few driver updates and I am very diligant about making sure my computer is not over charged and is only plugged until it is fully charged. My battery life has also seen a rapid decrease in holding in charge over the past two weeks-- it has cut my battery life to almost an hour from 2.5 hours and I'm afraid it will continue to decrease at this quick rate. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried calling customer service three times and I have been unsucessful in finding a solution.

Answer:T 410 battery life?

hey djyers,welcome to the forums.try the following- after a full charge use the laptop without power adapter until it goes dead on its own- charge it with adapter but do not use it, do not switch it on.- once fully charge and with adapter still connected, switch on and head over to Power Manager and do a battery gauge reset.- shutdown, unplug power adapter.- switch on unit and use it.calculate how long it takes from (100% battery) till it reaches critical 10% level ?





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what is the average battery life for my laptop (hp probook 450 g2 i3) if i watch only movies or browse the internet and stream videos with wifi always connected /

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I was just wondering about my laptop battery. Do I want to be sure it is fully dead before plugging it in? Or does it matter? Can I use the battery half way, than plug it in with no harm to the battery life? Thanks in advance.

(Note) My laptop is new, I bought it a few days ago, so it has a modern battery, just in case anyone is wondering.

Answer:Battery Life

Batteries now work on 'cycles' - the number of times the battery can be recharged, which is limited - anywhere between 300 and 2000 times depending on the quality of the battery. If you charge it when the battery level is halfway, then that's another cycle used. This means you've only gotten half the charge, but you've used up a full 'cycle', if you know what I mean. It technically doesn't damage the battery life, but it does mean the battery's life will be used up more quickly.

Keep in mind, I've used my netbook now for over a year without caring how long or when I charge it. I haven't had any problems.

Edit:During the quick bit of research I did for this post, I found that Macbooks have 80% charge after 300 charge cycles. This is less than a year's usage, assuming you use it fully every day...

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Hi everybody?
I have a new Lenovo U450p notebook.
Please help me to know more about my battery. My computer most of the times plug in to ac power.
Is better to do this or disconnect battery completely from notebook?
Is better to charge and discharge or charge the battery and disconnect it and keep it in dry place?
How can I take care about my battery?
Please professional person answer me with reasons,and please send me a copy of your answer to
 
Thank you
 
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Answer:Battery life

Syngonium,
 
Personally, I would recommend keeping the battery in the notebook for several reasons:
 
1) It protects you against data loss if the AC power glitches
2) It ensures the system will run 100% CPU capabilities on demand - some systems will scale the CPU a bit if the battery is removed to ensure adequate power is available to support all USB and other possible connections.  The battery helps the system manage through any peaks in power demand.
 
If you feel that you want to store the battery, I believe the popular recommendation is to store it at about 40% charge level.  Others may have somewhat different recommendations - I'm not sure there is an absolute answer.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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Does any body else have a ridiculous battery life with the HP ENVY Notebook??? i bought mine around 2 months back, it seems to be getting worse, i have nothing but the bare basics running and the screen brightness set to 70% when on battery life, i literally was using a single website with only that open within 10 minutes i have drained the battery down to 79%! do i have a faulty battery? ive ran the tests which comes back with OK thats certainly not OK for me!

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)  So coming back from my other post about this laptop I was just wanted to make sure that this laptop as advertised says you can get 14 hours and 15 minutes now for me as a student that's awesome but I am required to have 8 hours minimum   if I was to buy this laptop for next year for school to use in the classroom and do work etc with it can I achieve a full day because it says something about  3 cell long life li on 48 whr battery  im talking about the model with the terrranyte hard drive etc i chose this one cause of cost etc. I was going to go with the i7 but I chose the i5 cause I thought they would both be power efficient CPUs but basically to sum it up what can I expect with this laptop and will it give me good battery life thank you

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Dear All,Today I swithced on my laptop after 3-4 weeks of no use, but it woud not switch on. I plugged in the ac then it did swith on. On desktop i chekced my battery life and it was a 0%. Last time I used my laptop it was fully charged when I shut down. Theres something wrong right? If I have 100% battery life , then i should have 100% battery life if i havnt used it for a few weeks right?ThanksMary

Answer:Battery Life

How old is the machine?As batteries age, they tend to lose their ability to store a charge for a long time. This can be exacerbated if you always keep the battery in the laptop while it's running on mains. Then it's not being regularly fully discharged and then charged right up again, which is what's best for batteries.

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I purchased a HP Envy 15 x360 TouchSmart Laptop and the battery life is horrible.  Another way for HP to make money. I do not recommend this product and want to make sure everyone is aware of the additional cost involved with it's purchase.  I have only had this laptop since 2/13/15 and already the battery will not charge.  You either have the option of buying an extended warranty at the time of purchase (as I recently learned) to cover only the first battery replacement or if you choose not to do that then you must pay to have the battery replaced.  It has to be sent in for this to be done or you have to be a computer tech yourself in order to change out the battery as there is not access to the battery from the back of the laptop.  The entire back has to be taken off to get to it. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS LAPTOP FOR THIS REASON.  I love the touch screen and the overall function but the battery issue is not optimal.  I can't believe that for the price I paid I now am forced to spend addtional money in the amount of hundreds of dollars to have it working properly.   

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Hello
Have had A10 almost 2 years, Now when you run it on battery only I am lucky if it lasts 10 mins before closing down. The battery life icon says expected life I expect ie in hours. My A10 just powers down regardless to what percentage is there.
Is it a set-up/power management problem? A fault battery? What is an averge life of a battery?
Regards
AJM

Answer:Battery Life on A10

Hi,

it seems like your battery is dying. That's normal, no battery works more than a few years, if it is used almost all the time. You need a new battery. It should work about 2.5 hours. If you want to increase the life of your next battery, eject it when power supply is connected and the battery don't need to be loaded.

Bye

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hi does anybody no anyways to gain extra battery life,or programes that can help.?im running a windows 7 laptop and the battery seems to go down quickly for a new computer.cheers.

Answer:battery life

Check your power settings.What computer have you got and what do you do with it?

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Hi.  I just received a HP 15 Laptop AMD A12 Quad, 12GB RAM, 2TB, computer for Xmas from QVC.   The battery runs down within an hour and I had a Dell that the battery lasted for hours before running down.  I  did do a power saver when a pop up came up for it.   I just need to know if I should keep this computer or take back and get a smaller one?  thank you so much.Renee

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Question: Battery Life

In the old days I seem to remember that batteries had a memory in that if you did not discharge them totally before recharging then it progressively lost some of its 'life'. Indeed this seems to have happened to my son's laptop in that he has it on the mains most of the time and now without that it only has a life of 30 minutes.However, does that really still happen or is it more likely it is a faulty battery?Thanks in advance

Answer:Battery Life

How old is the Laptop? because unless it is old that should not happen as modern batteries are not NiCad any more and they are the one's that had memory, mine does the same as your son's but it is 2.5yrs old.

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Question: Battery life

Just got a new Envy 4520 laptop. The battery isl asting about 5 hrs on ordinary use, not streaming or heavy file downloading. I would have expected more like 8 hrs! 

Answer:Battery life

Envy 4520 is a printer

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Is the battery life with the 1.6 better than the 1.4?I've heard the 1.4 is superior to the 1.2 with longer battery life (as well as performance)   thanks

Answer:1.4 v 1.6 battery life

you mean 1.4 and 1.6 ghz Pentium M??? It depends on whether the processor is bania or dothan... most of the thinkpad that was shipped with 1.4 ghz was bania which is produced on a 130 nm fabrication process with 1 mb of cache. And if the 1.6 ghz Pentium M is a dothan processor, then it is produced using strained silicon technology, in addition to the 90 nm and 2 mb of L2 cache, makes the Dothan processor at the same clock speed more energy efficient and cycle efficient than an equivalent Bania processor on the same Front Side Bus speed.   

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I work on my Z61M 945038U with ac power almost exclusively.  Rarely, do I need to run the machine on the battery.  What is the best way to extend battery life?  I've looked for a definitive answer, but haven't been able to find one.  Thanks! Ian

Answer:Battery life while using ac?

if you don't use your battery, then it is best to keep it between at 40 to 60 % charge level, you can set the charge level in your Thinkvantage power manager under battery maintenance. 

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