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X1 Carbon 5th gen battery life - real life experience?

Question: X1 Carbon 5th gen battery life - real life experience?

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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The article on Surface Pro indicates 8gb model as the i5 you would want, if you are considering the i5 as necessary. I would like to know how true that is for i5 users that do heavy Office work, and perhaps layman's level of photoshop or video editing. I've done all of these with dinosaurs, and got the job done. With a blazer like the Surface Pro i5, is 8gb really essential?
Of course, the reason I'm asking is money - a thousand dollars is already a lot to me, so to increase that cost by a third for something that really isn't necessary for me would be silly. So, have you had experience with the i5 4gb and could you please share? Thank you!

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Hi all... I registered here to share my experience with you and try to get an idea if I'm the only one experiencing what I feel is short battery life on my U410. I bought the machine 2 days ago through Costco.com (best price, even with shipping and tax, that I could find for the u410 with 750gb HDD, 32gb SSD, I5 Ivy Bridge). All marketing and product descriptions on lenovo.com, amazon, costco, etc. claim 8-9 hours of useful batery life. On a full charge, I'm getting about 2.5 hours. The battery life was 80% of the selling point for me... I could have bought a beefier laptop with twice the video ram and a quad core processor for the same price and got a couple hours of battery life. I wanted to be able to work most of the day with the freedom of being cordless. I'd love to hear what other people are getting on similar models. I could understand if 9 hours really meant 6 hours in real-world use, but not 2.5 hours for an Ultrabook. In the meantime, costco is sending me a new one to try, so I'll try to report back if the new unit is any different. By the way, the idiot at lenovo tech support told me that 2.5 hours is normal, and 9 hours is if the computer is idle. That doesn't explain the screenshot below, which is the computer, freshly booted, after a night on the charger. Note that it's also on power saver mode. 

Answer:ideapad u410 battery life experience

HI, i am also experiencing the same problem as you but in fact i think mine is worst. WIthin 2 hours if can drop from 100% to 10% with just videos and songs

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the review of the x1 carbon on nomobile.ru says battery life is just 3.5-4 hours. this is really disappointing. is this why lenovo isn't very forthcoming with this information? i was seriously considering getting the x1c when it is released, but that isn't going to happen with that miserable battery life...

Answer:x1 carbon battery life

Is that their testing results or manufacturer rating?  Ultrabooks must be rated at 5 hours+.

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After a lot of looking around I ordered the non-touch 2560x1440 i5-4200u X1.I live in Japan and here (as well as on the Japanese lenovo site) they're advertising 14 hours of battery life; lenovo sites of other countries advertise 9 or even 8.4? hours... has anyone else heard about this discrepancy? I finally chose the X1 because of the purportedly insane endurance.

Answer:New X1 Carbon battery life

mo-at-lenovo wrote:
the non-touch 2560x1440 i5-4200u X1

I haven't tested battery life on mine, but I have measured power consumption on AC power using a Kill-a-Watt meter. In use power consumption is about 7W. (When idling with the screen off it's 4W.) Based on the battery's capacity of 45W that suggests about 7 hours of life.
 
But note that this is a crude measurement, especially since the Kill-a-Watt shows wattage only in integer values. Also this is with a brand new battery and without any attempt to optimize power management settings. So I would think 6 or 7 hours is the minimum. You should be able to get more by adjusting power management. Whether that ultimately results in 9 hours or 14 I can't say.

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This is fairly simple: Purchased an x1 carbon with i5, 8gb ram and wqhd screen this summer for about $1,500 with 3 year onsite. Never could get more than 3.5 hours of battery life with brightness set down a few notches (anything dimmer would make it hard to work with). Last month Lenovo replaced the battery, and I saw battery life edge up to around 5 hours. It's now around 4.5 tops which still makes the laptop unusuable for work travel - which is why I bought it. I'm so disappointed with Lenovo and will not consider buying from them again - or at least a carbon - given the horrific battery life I've experienced even after a replacement battery was installed.  FYI I've tried all the battery settings, but normally run it on "balanced." Some of the lowest settings make it lag and don't even really improve battery life in any case. Anyone else experience this with a carbon x1 4th generation? Why can can other companies offer a high-res screen and 10 hour battery life but lenovo can't manage to achieve even half of that.

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Hi everyone using X1C3 The device is advertised to last for 10 hours on battery, I understand these statistics are usually calculated with minimal usage and thus usually overrated, but my X1C3 lasts only about 5 hours (web browsing on text rich no graphic websites, screen brightness at 80%, no external device connected or powering, always on USB turned off, operating in room temperature). Can any one tell me if this is normal? Its also my first time using Windows 8.1 so is there something in windows 8.1 eating battery life that I should be aware of?? Thanks guys!    

Answer:X1 Carbon 2015 battery life

It depends on the combination of the parts chosen for the X1 Carbon Gen 3. Some parts use more or less power, adding more powerful components in the configuration also reduces battery life *slightly*. 5-6 hours is what you should expect.

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Hello all,  Looking for some advice on properly setting up power managment on my new X1Carbon 3rd Gen, touch screen, i7, 8GB ram.  Running Windows 8.1.  I have used the default Lenovo powerplan but reduced brightness to 50%.   I noticed today and yesterday while traveling that I was not getting the 5-8 hours I have heard people mention.  Yesterday though I was watching some video in the VLC app and found I was down to 30% after approximately 2 hours.  In total may have gotten 3 hours battery.   Today I worked on my laptop on two train rides back to back total 2.5 hours and was down to 28% battery.  I suspect that I might have some settings not optimized so any feedback would be appreciated.  This is a fresh install so no bloatware and all Lenovo drivers are up to date.   Any feedback would be appreciated or areas I should look at to fix this. 

Answer:X1 Carbon 2015 (Gen3) Battery life

I am probably in the 'real world' 5-6 hour range with my Gen. 3 X1 (sometimes I can stretch to 6.5-7 hours if I watch power usage very carefully and run Task Manager to shut down battery hogging processes).  Big dissapointment in the battery life department, for sure.  I think part of this is Windows 8.1 which tends to run processes that chew up battery (unlike Apple laptops which are way more optimized to sip power). I originally ran on "Balanced"  mode but I'm getting really bad browser (mostly Chrome) lag on battery so I switched to "Lenovo Power Optimized" which really hasn't helped the lag that much but the machine seems a bit more responsive.  I have Battery Bar Pro to monitor my instant power usage and found that the X1 uses far less power on battery when browsing using Internet Explorer touch (on the Metro side) but that requires you to choose IE11 as your default browser which is not optimal since the touch version of IE11 is so limited (no extensions) that it makes browsing difficult (at least for me).  I am praying that Spartan solves these problems.   So, bottom line is that the X1 is definitley not getting anywhere near its advertised battery life of 10.4 hours.  I'm sure you could get that if you had the screen all the way down and used the X1 in a very limited fashion but nobody works like that.  Lenovo should be more like Apple and give real world battery life estimates (yes, the MacBook Air real... Read more

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Battery saver live tile anyone? I NEED a real time battery live tile! Back in the days of 8.1 ONLY the official Battery saver tile could do that...

Answer:Real Time Battery Life Tile

Or just show battery percentage beside that battery icon at the top there because you can't really estimate the power left by just looking at that battery icon

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I have read reports of people getting 3-4 hours when lenovo claims 6 hours with the standard battery, what would be the real life battery with the 62wH battery for the E440How bout for the L440 and the 9 cell battery?My main concern is battery life

Answer:What is the real life battery of the lenovo L440 and E440???

Hi Scalar009,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are looking to for an laptop which has the more battery backup
 
As per the specification both the models also gives a battery backup to upto 8.2 hours with 62Wh battery as both the system has the same 6 cell battery.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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I have a T410 with a 6 cell battery and can say that it's pretty much useless.  I can manage to get at most 2 hours out of the Laptop on a single charge! My T410 Specs are:i5 2.67GHz8GB RamWin7 64bitNVidia Optimus I'm curious to know what kind of battery life people are getting out of the 9 Cell?  Can you get through an 8 hour working day on a single charge? I typically use my laptop for: Visual Studio ProgrammingWeb BrowsingWord / ExcelEmail (Outlook)Live Messenger80 - 90% screen brightness What can I expect from from a 9 cell based on the above usage? Cheers

Answer:Realistic / Real World 9-Cell Battery Life

Well, the 9-cell has about 1-1/2 times the capacity of the 6-cell, so you should expect about 1-1/2 times the life if you use it the same way, or about 3 hours in your caseNote that this isn't the "real world experience" answer your requesed, but it _does_ take your usage pattern into account.

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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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In HWMonitor I'm getting some temps that may or may not be normal, just wanted to compare and ask if they are average . For idle (just turning it on and turning on HWMonitor) - All my cores around going between 39 - 45ish CFor stress (I turned on 7 tabs of 360p videoes on google chrome) - All my cores jumped to about 55 - 64ish C Also the lenovo battery manager keeps changing times .

Answer:E430 with a i7-3612qm Temptures also average real world battery life ?

That is pretty good, similar to the less powerful dual core ivy bridge models in terms of temperature. If it gets in the high 90 when you stress it then you should worry. The battery manager is showing different battery life since the power usage is not constant.

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Greetings -Can anyone advise what the T420 (or T420s) 6-cell battery life iswith wireless networking OFF and screen at half brightness?(i.e.- Just used for day of classroom notetaking?)Thanks,- Richard 

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Hi,
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1.Prolonging battery life-cycle by the "do not charge when battery charge is above nn% which by default is 96%. How about setting it manually to much smaller value. 50%-60%. Would that prolong batterly life-cycle? (When I dont want to charge the battery)2. All parameters set to small values for using as little energy as possible for extending the time when nly battery power is available: The temperature is still (far too) high underneath where (center-center) the ventilation gaps are. How come? The only process take CPU-power is logmon.exe from IBM/Lenovo...3. Logmon.exe is alway running at about 15% CPU... How can I change that?4 Is the screen background light gas-filled? If so, will the life-cycle shorten if it turns on/off to frequently? (Light timeout value to low)Thank you IBM/Lenovo for this site.Regards,





-Tom Hummel, Norway ThinkPad Z60m 2529-FJGP M 760(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X600, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Home

Answer:Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

1)  See and follow the hints and tips of the Battery University2) Look at the Z60m part list or into the HMM in order to detect which parts/components are sitting there, this will give you some hint what parts might get heated up a lot near the thermal device.3) AFAIK logmon.exe is part of or belongs to ThinkVantage rescues & recovery. - If it runs as a service on your OS, then you can disable that service or maybe you can just change the scheduling times for that monitor service inside r & r. A look into the r & r manual, which can be found on Lenovo's website, might can tell you more about this.4) Look for yourself here, CCFL backlights for notebooks have usually a life time of 15.000 till 30.000 hours. Yes in practise the life-time will shorten, but this is common for all electronic devices over time.





ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770 · IBM IntelliStation · 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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I have just experienced the worst customer service of my entire life. My husband and I purchased an HP Pavilion and have been having issues with the display screen since the beginning. After many, many calls to tech support with no resolution, the laptop was finally taken in 2 weeks ago for diagnostics. We were told that the laptop would be back to us on Sept 20; however, in an update yesterday, we were told a part was on backorder until futher notice, and the fix date was unknown. I called tech support today and insisted I speak to a supervisor to get this situation resolved. The supervisor--someone named Joseph--sounded sympathetic, said he would speak with a case worker, then put me on hold for an hour and never got back to me. I tried calling the tech centre back several times, and each time would be transferred to Joseph's line, only to be put into "hold purgatory" indefinitely. Joseph never did pick up the call. I will never again purchase an HP product.

Answer:Worst customer service experience of my life

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). 
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I've had Macs and PCs -- and the majority of the time stuck with Japanese laptops like Sony, or have even have HP and Dell laptops. My experiences have varied, but on my last computer purchase, Lenovo T400 being recommended as such a workhorse -- I opted for this brand and it's turned out to be the worst purchase EVER. Just four days after I received it, the thing goes dead. Thank goodness for warranty, because I sent it back and was told the entire motherboard needed replacement. OK.... doesn't sound like a problem that should happen on day 4, but whatever. It's fixed and comes back to me. Performance is not spectacular but it suffices until about 10 months later when the entire display dies. The computer is running but the display is dead. Unbelievably enough, I have to move my work to another computer and send this tumor of computer back to Depot. It comes back after a week's lag this time. Thankfully, the display is back up and things look normal until later in the day, I noticed that the computer now never sleeps or hibernates. I look into the settings and they have been grayed out entirely. The **bleep** thing is on 24/7 unless it is turned off. I meant to send this back but given my line of work, there is really no "appropriate" time at which to have my computer missing for over a week. My bad, yes. My computer's warranty finally expired in January 2012, I would presume, since I bought it in Jan 2010. As luck would have it, I purchased an exter... Read more

Answer:The WORST computer experience of my life - T400

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm sorry you're unhappy with your T400.  I still like mine - a lot.
 
The grayed out sleep options are probably just a matter of clicking on clicking on "change settings that are currently unavailable" in Power Options, or making sure the right drivers are all installed.
 
I just tried plugging a monitor into my T400.  Came up automatically and duplicated the desktop.
 
What is the "corrupt" driver you've been trying to correct?  What operating system are you running?  What is that T400's product number? ( 2764-XYZ, for example).
 
Someone around here can probably help you with this.  These things sound fixable.  No guarantees, but people around this forum are pretty good with this stuff.
 
BTW, you can check your warranty easily: (above) Support -> Warranty -> Check Warranty Status, and enter your serial number.
 
Z.

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Question: Real life stalker

EDIT: Off-topic stuff is only allowed in GenMay. - Lethal

http://hardforum.com/announcement.php?f=85&a=50
 

Answer:Real life stalker

Cool indeed, but why's this in networking and security? lol
 

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new macbook airs have 9-12 hours.. think the next gen x1 carbons will follow suit?

Answer:next x1 carbon longer batter life?

Probably, since they'll have Haswell. 

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So, i took ownership of my Intel X-25M 80GB Generation 2 SSD drive yesterday. I installed it into a computer at my office where I could benchmark between 2 identically configured systems and just switch back and forth between the 7,200RPM hard drive and the new Intel SSD.

Test System
Dell GX755. Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53ghz, with 2GB of RAM, running Windows 7 64-bit
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, 7200 RPM, 160GB hard drive for baseline.


Boot Time (from power on to logon screen)
Seagate Sata: 29 seconds
Intel SSD: 17 seconds

Time to launch MS Word
Seagate sata: 4.85 seconds
Intel SSD: 1.14 seconds

Time to install OpenOffice 3.1.1
Seagate sata: 1:48
Intel SSD: 51 seconds

Time to Install Avira Free Personal Antivirus
Seagate sata: 1:19
Intel sata: 37 seconds

Time to scan entire system for Viruses with Avira
Seagate sata: 10:04
Intel SSD: 5:47

Time from power on, through logon, to launch Word, Excel, Powerpoint, then close the apps, then shutdown machine until physical poweroff
Seagate sata : 1:28
Intel SSD: 38 seconds

Boot time for Windows XP SP3 running on Sun VirtualBox 3.0.6
Seagate sata: 27 seconds
Intel SSD: 14 seconds

Answer:Intel X-25M SSD real life results

My Intel X-25M is quite incredible - it really is like I have a brand new computer (it's a four year old Dell XPS400).

These findings are no surprise to me - everything is a whole level faster. OK, I've changed the processor to a Pentium D and installed 4GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM before now, but neither of those upgrades has shown as much improvement as the SSD has caused.

I am confident that this upgrade will see me through at least to the next iteration of Windows and it is highly recommended to everyone, serious gamers or just people who want to prolong the useability of their current PC.

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For the Lenovo engineers to digest: Today I needed to use my real workstation (not Lenovo) to collate, add names/authors in the Acrobat properties [^D]  and clean up my Calibre eBook library including going on line to Scholar Google. While doing this on the real workstation, I set up the black box (aka W540) to FTP into a site with 30+ volumes, each volumes with sub chapters (book chapters).....  over 750 megs of data.  I selected 5 volumes at a time, validated, then ftp the next 5. Impossible to do on the W540, as the screen turned off, and was left with no idea about the d/l. NICE, very quiet, no hinderance of distracting LED's, quiet as a mouse.  I had to either wiggle the mouse (NOT THE TRACK PAD), or if in deep sleep,  restroke the finger reader to see what was going on, and waste time to see if the 5 volumes downloaded. Ah! Solved with a workaround: After 30 minutes of W540 nonsense, I attached a USB 3 external drive for the FTP download. Now the external drive flashes to let me know that indeed, data is streaming in, and when it stops flashing, I can select the next group of 5 volumes. Everything is a work around.  Now I need to figure out a SIMPLE ONE STEP way to stop the W540 from going to sleep, without all the software togling rigamarole of the power settings.  Now I know why they call them dumb terminal.  Odd, my old IBM PC dumb terminal was not so dumb...... Maybe it's a W540 Wor... Read more

Answer:W540 Workaround in Real Life

Hi,
 
I'm not sure this is exactly what you're looking for, but check it out.  I use it any time I need to keep the machine awake.  IIRC it also keeps the screen lit and live, but check me on that.  I keep a launcher icon on the desktop.
 
http://dlaa.me/blog/tag/utilities
 
And scan down to "insomnia".
 
Z.
 

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All;

Does anyone have the real scoop on the life before failure of cd-r and cd-rw disks?

asturnacle
 

Answer:real story on life of cd-r and cd-rw media

Hi and welcome to MajorGeeks.

HERE is some information.

Bear in mind that the technology hasn't been around for long enough, and that there are too many variable factors, to accurately predict a shelf life.
 

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How long does your X200t stay alive on battery? (e.g. X-hours / Y-cell)Thanks

Answer:Endurance of X200t in real life

Anywhere from 5-8 hours with 8-cell.

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I'm thinking of getting my mother the Lumia 630. Her previous phone is a HTC Desire C with Android 4, 600 MHz Single core and a 512 mb of RAM. The phone lags and it's reached the end of its life.
The 630 is around 6500 INR (105 USD) here in India with no contract. I love the phone but I'm also aware of its shortcomings. Does the absence of the proximity and ambient sensor matter in real life usage. And reviewers online lament the screen on the 630. Is it really that bad ? 220 ppi with ClearBlack seems fine for a ultra budget smartphone.
Her most used apps are Whatsapp, Vine, Facebook and a few travel apps.
Is the phone right for her ? It's promises to be fast (SD 400). Does the 512 Mb RAM affect real life performance ? She doesn't play any games.
I'm now to keen on the 535 because of its sub par display, processor and the infamous touch screen issues. ? I'm also looking at the Moto E (115 USD) and the Xperia M (157 USD). The Xperia M is slightly out of my budget.
I would appreciate if someone from WPC could give me clear picture on the 630.
Thanks.

Answer:Can someone give me a real life description of the Lumia 630?

First of all welcome on the forum. Getting one clear answer will be difficult in a forum because everyone has it's own opinion.
But every new phone you get here will be an improvement due compared with here "old" phone.
And it looks like you already did a good research.
The problem with new low/middle range phones is that they are often compared with high end phoned.
There are here on the forum also dedicated 630 post have a look to these.
I am not sure if you know about the 638 which will soon be launched in India.
This may also be a good choice.http://m.gsmarena.com/lumia_638_laun...news-10499.phphttp://www.techmesto.com/lumia-635-v...ey-difference/

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Planning to upgrade DC servers. Running AD, file sharing, routing and remote acess, and exchange.
problem is company budget is very low. Will this exchange server do the job efficiently with SATA drive? even for dial-in users? Or should I go with SCSI on this server but swallow the space limitation?
Does anyone have real-life experience with this? The server handles about 35 LAN clients and 10 Dial-up users at anypoint.
 

Answer:SCSI vs. SATA in real life situation

Good question.

Hard drives today can only reach 80 MB/s so SATA at 160MB/s and SCSI at 320 MB/s are entirely sufficient.

SCSI drives are more expensive than their SATA cousins.

Both types of drives can have RAID BUT I have only seen SCSI drives available in a hot swap configuration.

So, if I was most concerned with up-time I would go with SCSI ULTRA drives at 10,000 RPM in a RAID configuration using hot swappable drives.
 

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Hi, So I am here writing to rant and also seeking assistance in this matter.  I have been trying to purchase a X300 for myself for the past week and half only to have my order cancelled one after another.  It started when I placed an order on 01/13/2009 and paid via my Paypal account.  I had the Paypal account for over 8 years and have confirmed shipping address on file.  On the 19th, I received an email telling me that my order was cancelled because Lenovo could not verify the funds.  I called Lenovo immediately and the rep (A very rude guy with broken English) told me that my accoutn was identified as fraud...  I was outragious at the time but immediately called Paypal.   I was then told by Paypal that everthing was fine and that Lenovo still in fact has a pending hold authorization on the account.  I called back Lenovo and was basically told that they don't care and if I am interested, place another order! Since I really wanted the X300, I did place another order using my AMEX card.  To make sure things will be okay, i called AMMEX to make sure that the transaction will go through if presented.  I then called Lenovo to have them note the account to call me if there is an issues.  After did all that, I received an email a day after saying the order was cancelled AGAIN!!  Obviously, I immediately called back and asked to be transferred to a supervisor.  The guy I end up spoken to then told me tha... Read more

Answer:X300 Order Nightmares, Worst Buying Experience Ever In My Entire Life!!

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I can only tell you of mine (somewhat limited) - a T61p from the Outlet that was a good one; an X61s (regular Lenovo) that was nowhere near as good; an ac/dc adpater also from the Outlet that took forever to register as having been ordered (almost two weeks - frankly, I almost forgot I had ordered it.) Ordered the adapter in anticipation of, yes, an X300, thru CPP, for a very good price. And Lenovo will win me back in spades if indeed it arrives Fri as tracking indicates (already in Alaska.)  This after just placing the order on Monday via Paypal. Perhaps you should talk directly to Sales? And bypass the Web ordering? I have no experience with 'phone' orders with Lenovo though ...

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Hello , me and my friend are playing a real life game and i want to create a program for each player statistic's so i need you to tell my any same program that i could use...Thank you

Answer:I WANT TO CREATE A PROGRAM WITH STATISTIC'S FOR REAL LIFE GAMES

Use a spread sheet program like the one free in openoffice

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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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Hi All, As my friends from Australia would know, Lenovo Australia has released the X200t tablet with the L9300 processor only. Several of us have had no choice but to order this. Is there a real life difference between the 2 Low voltage processors? Has anyone had a chance of working with both as a comparison? Your experiences/thoughts??

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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question: battery life

I just bought this notebook 17 and the battery completely discharges with little or no use in less than 24 hours. Is this normal, and if it is that seems unexceptable. I have tried to contact support but this seems like the only way to talk to anyone.

Answer:battery life

That's pretty much what you get here..."anyone". That's me. We don't work for HP for the most part we are just fellow end users who can give advice but have no power to make any kind of financial adjustment or ship any replacement parts to you. But the advice I can give you starts with testing the battery. There is a battery health diagnostic both in the UEFI diagnostic (tap F2 as you power up) and the HP Support Assistant from within running Windows. Try those and report back what it says as far as how the cells of the battery are working. Either the battery itself is defective or you are not really shutting off the laptop and some program or process is continuing to leach power when you think it is off. 

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Question: A31 Battery Life

I've had this laptop for years.  The battery life has always been deceptive.  It would say I had two hours when I really had 30 minutes.  Tech support suggested I update the battery bios to solve this problem years ago.  I finally got a new battery and think I should do this update to get the most out of my new battery.  Of course, my warranty service has run out and I'm wondering what the update actually entails.  Has anyone done it and could they share this information with me?  I'd appreciate the files that need to be downloaded.  I've done some investigation and see a number of files but am not sure how to proceed.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.Suz 

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Question: T42 Battery Life

I'm purchasing a replacement battery for my T42 ThinkPad.  On average, how long can I expect the battery to hold a charge once fully charged?

Answer:T42 Battery Life

Did you get the six cell or the nine cell battery?  As I recall I got about four and a half hours on my T42 on the nine cell with the screen dimmed to about half and WiFi on, just browsing and the like.  It was a 15" SXGA+.  You'll do better with a 14" screened model.  A lot of the battery life depends on the settings.  Dimming the screen as much as you can will help.  Whether WiFi is on is another.  Running in low power if you can will help too.  Office and Internet don't need more than low power mode.





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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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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




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


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yesterday, i bought this notebook. I charged the battery the first time overnight. Now i can use it for a maximum of 50-60min (even when Wlan is off). The manual says 1,5 hours.
Did i something wrong the first time i charged it?


Message was edited by: DiTn

Answer:Battery life of L20-155

Hi

Well, this is a approximately specification of battery life time.
The battery life time depends on the notebook usage.
For example: how often and how long you use the HDD, optical disc and the floppy disk drive, how you use the optical devices such a Pc card, where you store your programs and data.
Furthermore the closing the display when you are not using the keyboard saves power. Also the enabling standby mode conserves battery power if you are frequently turning the computer off and on.

Please also check the user manual which is preinstalled on your notebook. There you will find a lot of useful information about the battery usage.

Bye

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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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Question: Battery Life

I have had my T61 for <2yrs and the battery will not hold a charge.  Everytime I unplug the computer it dies....Any words of adivce or in the same boat?

Answer:Battery Life

Hi jeepchick76, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Lithium ion batteries can last 300-500 cycles, but there are other factors which effect life: Capacity reduces over time, even if you're not using it, typically over 2-3 years. Keeping them fully charged, and/or at high temperatures accelerates aging. If your laptop is mainly plugged in, they can last as little as 12-18 months. Check Battery University or Wikipedia for more information.
 
One thing to check is whether your battery is covered by this replacement program:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=BATT-082009
 
Hope this helps!

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Hi. I run on windows 8. It is a great OS except for one thing that I need some help for. I can't find out where the battery life is anywhere! It isn't in the taskbar and it isn't in the Charms bar. It is really starting to annoy me now....
I have tried going into the notifications area and changing the behaviour of it but that doesn't work either. This is what shows up. Please help me!!!!

Answer:Battery life?!?!?!?!?!?

Do you have the battery drivers installed?

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With the battery in "maximum lifespan mode", and with the NVIDIA GPU not running, I am getting about 1:30 hour battery life with my W520 and its 1-year old 9-cell battery. I am running productivity apps (Microsoft Expression Web, Outlook, Excel, Chrome, Skype) with WiFi on and maximum performance setting in power manager. Laptopmag.com got 9 hours in their battery test. http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-w520.aspx Notebookreview.com got 6:50 hours "with the display brightness turned to down to 70%, Wi-Fi active and refreshing a webpage every 60 seconds." http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6106&p=4 Notebookcheck got:Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)  12h 46minSurfing with WLAN   6h 02minDVD   5h 28minLoad  1h 30minhttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-W520-Notebook.53220.0.html How much battery life are you getting?





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Answer:How much battery life are you getting?

NotebookCheck's numbers look approximately like mine. Never tested DVD or full load though. Had around 8 hours on WLAN with a cleaner install; lots of TSR programs bog down battery performance.What's your wear on the battery? Approximate average CPU usage? Are you sure the NVIDIA GPU isn't being triggered?

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Question: Battery LIfe

For a lumia Battery to last for a whole day , how much do you think you should use it.. I mean how much time on whatsapp,fb(or others),browsing,call, etc.. plus specify the options to be enabled for a battery to last a day such as location,data etc..

Answer:Battery LIfe

it really varies between models, Lumia's have different hardware and battery sizes...
GSMArena does nice battery tests I think you should check.
All I recommend is minimal FB Messenger use because at least for me it runs excessively hot.
Although general use, you should get at least a day with any phone without excessive monitoring and turning everything off.
Set it as you like and go from there.

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How much difference in battery life between the 1020 & 930?

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Should help:The Nokia Lumia 1020 battery test - GSMArena BlogNokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again - page 3 - GSMArena.com

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

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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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I just bought my first laptop and am sitting outside on a nice April day in Chicago. This is nice but I know it will be shortlived because I will only get 2and half hours out of this battery. No cd going just wondering what kind of battery life people are getting?
 

Answer:how much battery life do you get?

two and a half hours is about average for laptop running on battery, if you require longer you could buy a second battery, i would suggest yopu shop around as you will probaly find a cheaper compatible rather than going opting for the manufacturers.
 

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Battery fully charges in 10 mins and drains very fastly. Battery life is about 5 mins what to do?

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Sounds like it is time for a new battery.

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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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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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I now own 3 batteries for my Thinkpad, and with the installation of Thinkvantage Power Manager (interesting enough, this program is only listed for T43 on Lenovos download-page, but it works fine anyhow on T40/41 !) some interesting statistics of the batteries can be obtained:6-cell SANYO:Full charge capacity 17,8 WhDesign capacity 47,5 WhCycle count 205Mfg. date 2005-03-26First used 2005-039-cell SONY #1Full charge capacity 69,6 WhDesign capacity 71,3 WhCycle count 605Mfg. date 2003-11-07First used 2005-039-cell SONY #2Full charge capacity 77,8 WhDesign capacity 77,8 WhCycle count 91Mfg. date 2006-05-15First used 2007-03The 6-cell battery (original with the T41) is in the worst condition, and since I got a Docking station together with it, I asume that it has been killed by sitting fully charged over long periods with charger attached.The first 9-cell battery have been used by me in the T40 since march 2005, I think it has survived very well considering the relatively high number of cycles (which I take is calculated by total charge divided by design or full charge capacity?). And unaffected by the fact that the new battery was stored nearly two years before used. With this battery, I have been very careful only to charge when needed, and almost always I use the laptop in battery mode in my armchair or in the garden The last 9-cell, which I got with the T41 recently, has a slightly higher design capacity, and the meter on that just now as I type is showing 5:25 hrs of time l... Read more

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The battery cells vary manufacturer to manufacturer, even batch to batch... QA/QC would ensure that the difference should not be more than 5% or such, depending on the manufacturers. 

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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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Hello Team!On the product details, it was stated that the average battery life is 7.5 hours but less than one month, my laptop battery bearly last 1 hour. What could be the problem?Thanks for the urgent reply.

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Hi Eige, The battery life menitoned on the product is based on the ideal factory conditions.  Are you talking about the battery or the computer which is one month old. Well .. let us do the battery test to find , if anything wrong with the battery itself.  Turn the computer off.  And , as you push the power button on , start tapping F2 (Tap, Tap, Tap) and you should see the diagnostic page on the screen.  After choosing the language, you will see few options, and in that , choose  component test/batter/quick test.Based on the result , we can decide whether it is the issue with it or not. If we unplug and replug the laptop, and recharge the battery , that affects the life of the battery..  Anyways please let me know the result of the battery test ..  Thank you for choosing HP , Regards, Ashok





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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"

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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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Could someone be kind enough to help me?I want to preserve my battery for as long as possible - on my last machine the battery capacity diminished very quickly.How can I extend the life of my battery? I am using a Samsung Q45. The battery is lithium ion. Should I let it run out fully then recharge? Should I keep it connected to the mains at all times? etc.Many thanks

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If you run mostly on mains then remove the battery when its fully charged. Once every couple of months reconnect battery and run it completely flat then fully charge again.

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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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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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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

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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 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.      

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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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Should I send my computer in for repair?  Using only a DOS program and Word, with wireless and bluetooth disabled, and the screen set at a low level, I get about 3 hours of battery life.  I have the larger battery with 6 or 8 cells.  This has been true for several batteries. Any advice?

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which thinkpad model are we talking about here?
 
Also, the dos program doesn't support the laptop's power management system, which is why the battery life is shorter. 

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Any X1 owners care to share their battery status/experience?  I was wondering a bit about my missus X1 showing a max capacity of 33 Wh out of original 38,something, after just a month and 6 cycles. Thats more than 10% down already. As a sidenote, if she unplugs the machine to watch an episode of some series, it will only last power on battery for about 45-60mins. Admitted that is with a bright screen and using the speakers, but still, i was a bit shocked to learn this. When looking it up, it was bragging with about 4-5 hours battery life. I know this is with NOTHING enabled, lowest brightness, no sound and only looking at the desktop without actually moving anything... but... yeah well... Is our battery sick, or is this normal?

Answer:X1 battery life

Down 10% after 1 month/6 cycles? That surely can't be right.For comparison, my X220 with 6 Cell batt is 99% capacity, 56.13Wh out of 56.78Wh, 18 cycles, 6 months old.

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Hi,

Since installing Vista the battery life of my laptop has gone down to 1hour where as it used to go for 3 hours. Is there anyway that I can extend this and have the best performace at the same time?

Answer:Battery Life

Hi wizkid, Vista is more resource demanding, more heat is generated which causing the fan running in full blast often. Also, there always process working on the back ground such as indexing or defrag as such. So, I guess there is not much you can do about it.

Happy new year

Bruce

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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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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
 

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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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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?

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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 would like to how how to preserve in the best way my battery.My HP product number: N1R85UA#ABAWhich is the best way whem I have the possibility of been plugged?Be plugged all the time even if te battery is fully charged.Unplug whenever the battery is fully charged.Thank you so much.Regards, Fernando.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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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




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


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

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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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I need to find out how long a new, fully charged battery should last if you are only watching DVD's as mine only seems to last 20 mins :(

Answer:Battery Life of an A60?

Hi,

normally a fully charged battery should run between 2 and 3 hours!

So I think you should check your Power Management software and set it to default!

Bye Hans

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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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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 Ģ1,000 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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If i mostly work at home plugged into the outlet, does this constant charge on the battery wear it down?  In other words, will I extend the life of my battery by leaving it disconnected most of the time?  If so, is it better to leave it with a full charge or a depleted charge? Matt

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Hello Matt, Thinkpads have very good energy management. Please load you battery first 36h, then unload,then load 24h, then your battery is calibrated and has got itīs full power. I would suggest to switch charging control in powermanager to automatic and let yourbattery in your TP and just lean back and relay.Then your are on the safe side and wonīt loss data, if electricity goes down. Iīm in the same situation, with TP sitting on desk, with outlet plugged-in. My battery has got 83 cylcles and is 1,5 years old and itīs capacity is more as designed, yet. Kind regardsAndreas 

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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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Anyone plz gv me some tips for increasing battery life(hp) ?

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Turn the computer off? A lot less battery usage then. o.o

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This laptop is advertised to have 9.8 hours of battery life. So far, I've only had a max of 1.5 to 2 hours of battery life. No intensive usage, just emails and typing papers. What can I do about this? 

Answer:Battery Life

Hello GLONGRYFQ, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum   You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.  Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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