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Satellite A30 Battery Discharging

Question: Satellite A30 Battery Discharging

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

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

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

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Answer: Satellite A30 Battery Discharging

Hi Andy,

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

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

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

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

HTH

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

Hi

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

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Hi,

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

thanks wendy

Answer:Very fast battery discharging on Satellite M70

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

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

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

bye

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Thanks.

Alice

Answer:Satellite A305-S6825: Battery discharging

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Many thanks

Answer:Satellite A30 - battery discharging when connected to mains

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

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

Can you help please?

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Please let me know.. Thanks :)

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

Hi

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

Bye

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Hi all,

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

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

I wonder if anyone got a solution for me.

Regards,
nova

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

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

nova

Message was edited by: novakkaan

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Hi,

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

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

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

Any help'd be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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

Hi there,

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

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

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

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

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

Greets and good luck

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Hi all,

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

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

I wonder if anyone got a solution for me.

Regards,
nova
 

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

Anyone around to help me out?
 

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

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

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

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

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

It is fine for the laptop dont worry.





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

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

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





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

Answer:R61 Battery Discharging

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

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

Answer:Battery discharging even when plugged in

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





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

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

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

I updated the BIOS to version 1.70 but nothing.

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

Does anyone has the same problem?

Seb

Answer:Tecra A3-152 Battery discharging

Hi Sebastien,

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

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

Best of luck

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

Answer:battery discharging weekly

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

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

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

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

Answer:cmos battery discharging ??????

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

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

Answer:Battery Discharging while Completly Off

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

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

Answer:Battery discharging too fast

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

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

Answer:N200 Battery not discharging

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

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

Answer:battery discharging very fast

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

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

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

Answer:X230 battery not discharging

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

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

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

Get a replacement device

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

Answer:xps 15 9560 battery charging / discharging

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks.

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

Hi

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

BR

Tom

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

Answer:T420s discharging battery while power off

Do you have a fingerprint reader?

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













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

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

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

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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

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

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

thank you
Gemma

Answer:Equium M40X -Battery discharging. Please help!

Hello Gemma

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

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

Bye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas anyone???
Thanks in advance.

George P

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

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

Richard S.

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Hi all,

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop battery discharging when in sleep mode

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

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

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Hi guys, I've purchased my Edge E535 notebook in December 2012. Since than, 3 times my battery has been discharged to 0% even when plugged in, and at that point the machine just shut down.Then I turned back on, and in the first 2 cases it has started to charge, but today not.In Power Manager (version 6.36) battery maintenance has been set to Maximize battery lifetime.Anybody has any clue what could cause the problem, it is pretty embarass ing

Answer:Power Manager/Battery discharging problem

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

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

 





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

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

I have just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post has instructions.

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

Answer:lenevo s 510p battery discharging very fastly

Hi Vijayvkumar4u,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery discharging very fast in your Lenovo s510p laptop.
 
Check if there are high energy consuming applications/ processes running.
 
Disable things such as Bluetooth if you aren't using.
 
Reduce screen brightness.
 
Perform a battery gauge reset by: go to start search and type power manager, switch the mode to advance.
 
Go to battery tab and select battery maintenance, select perform reset under battery gauge option.
 
Also try to reinstall the power management and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the power management if the operating system is windows 8.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,    
     
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So I got an old Lumia 930. It's running the latest version of W10 and my battery app says the battery is 100% healthy.
Whenever I use it the battery plummets. Usually by about 30% an hour.
I have turned off:
nfc
4g
Location
No joy. Please help.

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

Answer:T400 Battery slowly discharging while plugged in

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

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

Answer:Ideapad 560 Sanyo Battery Discharging too fast

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

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

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

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

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













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Answer:Ideapad Y500 Discharging Battery during some games

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

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

Answer:Battery starts discharging when I plug in the charger

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N100 Battery is Not Charging or Discharging

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

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

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

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











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Answer:Ideapad S510p touch - Battery discharging too fast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 Battery not charging or discharging

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

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Hi,
the Batteries of my Ultrabook is very fast empty, even if powered off.
Any suggestions how long a full charged Accu will last in power off mode?

TIA

Heinz

Answer:Satellite U925T-100 - Batteries discharging while off

> the Batteries of my Ultrabook is very fast empty, even if powered off.
Usually when notebook is completely powered off battery losses few percent of capacity over night. I don?t know how it looks like with your notebook.
Do you perform complete shutdown - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm ?
How long you can use your notebook when battery is fully charged?

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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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I try to set apart my notebook(satellite 5205-s505) today. But I found the release latch had been damaged somehow. What can I do?

my lcd serious damaged. Can I have method to shut down the lcd to save power (just use external moniter)?

Answer:Satellite 5205-S505 - How to remove battery with damaged battery latch?

This with battery is very good question. I believe you are the first one who asked this.
If you cannot remove it the only way is, I believe, to disassemble whole notebook and somehow make the battery free.

When you use external monitor you should use FN+F5 key combination and switch to ?external monitor only?. Notebook?s LCD will be OFF.
You can also check advanced display settings. Usually there you can also find settings to define where the desktop should be shown.
Check it out!

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Hi

I hope someone could help me with my problem.
My toshiba P200-1fc running Vista and updated to latest Bios will not show any light in the battery indicator led if running on battery power.
It's fine if i have it plugged into the mains.

I only updated the Bios to see if it sorted the problem .
The battery charges fine orange then blue to say fully charged but I only have the taskbar icon to see how much power is left.

Also the wife has got a U300 and the same problem has happend. I restored the laptop to a earlier time and this did not fix the problem.
I also unstalled some programs (antivius/firewall) but no joy.

It may be something simple i hope.
Thanks for any help

Answer:Satellite P200-1fc: battery led doesn't light if running on battery power

Sorry but you are completely wrong!!!

The battery LED doesn?t light if the AC adaptor was disconnected!!!

The battery LED shows only 2 signals; orange and blue (sometimes green on different models)

If the battery is not fully charged and the AC is connected the battery LED shows orange. If the battery is fully charged then the LED switches to blue (green)

Please don?t be mad at me but I think you should firstly check you user manual before posting some ?gossips? about any possible ?bugs??

Best regards and have a nice day dude ;)

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I need help with a problem to do with either the driver or BIOS of a Toshiba A300.
I'm running Windows 7 and lately I've been having a message saying 'Consider replacing battery'. I know this is a well known problem.

There should be a workaround otherwise Windows 7 has drained my battery.

Answer:Satellite A300: Win7 shows battery message - Consider replacing battery

Hi mate

Please check this Toshiba document:
+Notfication in the battery meter of Windows 7 "Consider replacing your battery".+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB0302U30000R01.htm

According to Microsoft this message is correct and the battery is really end of life (<40%).
There's no need to update the BIOS as discussed on several websites in the Internet.

For detailed information please refer to:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Taking-care-of-your-laptop-battery
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2010/02/08/windows-7-battery-notification-messages.aspx

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I have Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAG0E laptop.
Suddenly battery icon in my laptop started showing " There is a problem with your battery so your computer might shut down suddenly" .

Any idea why this has happened and what should i do?

What would be the price of new battery in USD?

Answer:Problem with Satellite A300 battery - battery icon shows error

Guest what: it?s the first time that I?m reading about such issue...
Of course I read many messages abut battery issues but I have never ever seen an error notification by battery icon.

You could try to recalibrate the battery.
Discharge the battery completely. Then recharge it to 100%. Repeat this twice!
Then check how the notebook works.

But you should know that sooner or later your battery would die and you would need to replace the battery.
You can get a 6 cell PA3534U-1BAS/BRS battery for about 70-90 Euros?

Greets

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Hi there, I've been having some weird battery problems over the last few days:

I had charged my laptop fully to 100%, and was then using it on the train on my way home (in Windows 7 64 bit), at which point I got it down to about 70%, shut it off normally, put it in my bag and left it there until I got home. When I got home, I tried to turn it on but it wouldn't turn on, and had the flashing orange battery light indicating it had no charge. I plugged it in and it worked like normal (in linux), so didn't think too hard about it.

Later on, I realised that the battery was still charging after longer than it should have been, and running the +acpi+ command (linux) told me the battery was +Charging, 0%, charging at zero rate - will never fully charge.+ I unplugged it to see if it worked, and the battery lasted like usual, although still reported it was at 0% charge rate.

I booted into Windows 7, and the battery reported it was at 68%, so I assumed it was back to normal. A while later I noticed it was still at 68%, despite having been plugged in for a while - at least an hour. Booting into linux, acpi showed normal looking battery data, except that it was "stuck" at 68%.

I unplugged the laptop and ran it like normal, and it ran until it cut out; I assume from it running out of battery. I plugged it back in and it is "charging" again, although it is still at 0% battery and "charging at zero rate".

Before all of this happened, the battery ... Read more

Answer:Battery does not charge but Satellite Pro L510 runs in battery mode

Hi

I think you should try the BIOS update?
Then set the BIOS to default and try to charge the battery again.

> get the impression the problem is not the battery so much as the battery controller, so I don't want to invest in a new battery without knowing it will fix the problem.
Well, it?s really difficult to say if the battery or the mobo could be affected?
In my opinion the battery should be tested definitely?

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My L755 has always struggled with battery life. From new, it was only managing a little over one hour and it was no surprise when it booted up one day with an ugly red cross over the battery and a suggestion that I might like to consider replacing the battery.

I went to Amazon and bought a 'genuine brand new Toshiba battery'.
The battery arrived, it is the right part number, but I was immediately suspicious because the battery had stickers on it that did not seem correct and a manufacturing date in 2010.

The sticker that bothered me most stated that it might contain NiCad, NiMH or Li-Ion cells -
I am sure that Toshiba are more professional than to randomly build the packs.

Sure enough, when fitted to the laptop I get a flashing battery light and it shows no interest in booting up. Should I give it a few hours to charge and try again, or go straight to Trading Standards to try and get the cowboy supplier investigated?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L755 - Battery Problem - Suspect phoney battery

Hi

Notebook should be able to boot up also if the battery is empty but connected to the AC adaptor.
If the battery is new, you should consider an longer charging. But as mentioned: even if its empty, the unit should power on and the battery should start to charge after the AC adaptor has been connected.

From my point of view and according to your message, it looks like the battery isn?t ok.
So would recommend to replace it.

By the way: I would recommend purchasing the battery from authorized Toshiba service partner in your country. In such case you can be 100% sure that such battery is an genuine product and compatible with your notebook. Many different internet reseller provide ?low budget? and ?low quality? batteries and sell such batteries as an ?brand-name? product / article.

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I put a new battery in my Toshiba Satellite A200 and now it is showing no battery detected and no lights showing battery is charging.
Can anyone help please?

Answer:Satellite A200 - replaced battery and now system saying "No Battery detecte

Hi

For me it sounds like you have used not compatible, not supported or wrong battery.
But you could try to remove the battery and should fit it again in order to check if there are some loose contacts or something like that?

If this is not the case then get in contact with an local Toshiba ASP and order the battery which is recommended by Toshiba.

Greets

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Hello,
I have a SATELLITE P50-A-144, and a few time to know have this problem.
In the beginning i think that the battery is dead because the icon from battery level was always in 0%, but i tray it without the charger and the battery have juice for a few hours.
Any one with the same problem any help?
Thanks

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I am new at this stuff and I seek help from all those who can give it. Ok so my first charger stopped working and I bought a new charger. The charger worked great for a few months after purchase. Until one day the charger stopped charging on and off. I unplugged it a few times and then it stopped working. I let the battery die after. I am guessing that it stopped working because i may have screwed up the charger socket by tripping on the cord thus pulling on it im not really sure anymore. The laptop is in a bad condition, it's four years old i think but it can still run. The battery is the same not change. HELP ME for I am an *****
 

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M45 Battery or Battery Charger Problem

You probably broke the internal AC adapter socket. It can be repaired, but you will have to take it in for service
 

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Hello!

I've got problem with my battery... charging battery take about 15 minutes and report 100% full but after this notebook works on battery about 10/15 minutes...

I've change my battery via Toshiba Battery Replacement Program...
Unfortunately my notebook guarantee has ended at July...
:-(

Answer:Satellite A100-192 battery problem after battery exchange

Hi

Hmm? that?s pity. The battery should definitely charge a little bit longer.
I think the battery malfunctions and it should be replaced.

You should contact the ASP in your country and ask for the help.
Maybe the guys could test the faulty battery and could send you a new one.

Best regards

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Hi

I downloaded toshiba L10's drivers yesterday and i setup bios driver today after my battery was not readable by battery monitor programs and others.
Did not change any in Bios but my battery is now unreadable.

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toshiba Satellite L10-102
battery eeprom: bq80201dbt

Answer:Satellite L10-102 - battery monitor programs don't read battery

Does it mean you cannot start your notebook with battery power supply only?

What happen when you do follow:

Remove the battery
Start notebook with AC power supply only and when operating system is fully loaded put the battery inside. Is battery recognized properly?

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Hello there,

Let me try to resume the situation clearly enough.

Product : Toshiba Satellite A110-149

Works fine on AC adapter (just a resume from standby issue but that's because of Gentoo Linux, this used to work under Windows XP)

Original battery was dead. Not only didn't it charge but with both this battery and the AC adapter absolutly nothing happened, not a single LED on. No need to mention I couldn't turn the comp on.

Bought a new battery at AboutBatteries.com
- Replace: PA3465U-1BRS | 10.8V | 6600mAh (71Wh)

With this new battery in and the AC adapter plugged I have the power green led and the orange charging led on. But even after 8 hours and computer off the battery hasn't charged.
If I try to turn the comp on with this new battery in and the AC adapter plugged in it starts running but after a while it shuts down automatically, not matter wether I boot or enter BIOS.

BIOS is Phoenix v1.50 and I reset settings to default.
By the way, downloaded the last OS independent 1.70-WIN (bios-20090121162419.zip) but is there a way to update it without Windows?

I've tried to unplugged everything and press the power button several times (last try i kept pressing for more than 2 minutes for what that matters)

I've clean the contacts with alcohol.

Could this be because of a fuse or capacitor I could replace myself or something?

Any help would be appreciate.

Regards,
Charly

Message was edited by: glouton

Answer:Satellite A110 Battery won't charge & won't run if battery is plugged in

Hi

I?m not quite sure what happened to the notebook but first of all you should know that notebook should power up and should run properly if the AC adaptor is connected.
The battery isn?t necessary in order to power up the unit if the AC adaptor provide the power to the notebook.

So if ONLY the battery would be affected, the unit should still run at mains.

Therefore I think its an serious hardware issue? for example motherboard problem.

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What is the deal with discharging your system. Is it necissary. I got a new barebones system and my friend told me about this, ive never had to do it before but this is my first non namebrand pc. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but could someone fill me in here.

Answer:Discharging PC

I was told to do it everytime i shut my computer off, turn the power supply off and hit the power button.

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Hello everyone,

I've just bought a Satellite U300 satellite and I hope you will forgive my ignorance, but I am new to the world of notebooks!

First, I would like to know whether it is better to use the notebook with or without the battery inside (I hardly move it from my desk). Some people tell me it is better to leave it inside, some say it is better to use the notebook without the battery so the battery's life will be prolonged and it will always be ready for use.

Second, what happens when I leave home for a couple of months or so? Should I leave the battery inside then or not, and what will happen to my data if the notebook remains switched off for such a long time?

Thank you all for your help, and sorry again for asking silly questions!

Bebecigim

Answer:Satellite U300 - battery or no battery?

All those questions are not silly and it is really interesting how many different opinions you can find about this. Maybe most of people will not agree with me but my opinion is that you must not remove the battery. Notebook manyfacturers use latest technology level and batteries used today are much better as from few years.

What you can do is to run from time to time on battery power supply. I do it once a week. Just remove AC power supply and continue to work on battery power supply.

If you want to leave your notebook for months only thing you should do is to shut the notebook down regularly using START > Shut down option. Remove AC adapter from electricity on the wall.
What will happen to your data? Nothing. After few months connect your notebook to the AC power supply, start your notebook and you will have access to all your data.
Just for example: I have external HDD with all my important data saved on it. I do not use it so often but all saved data are there.

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I bought my laptop for over 1 year ago, and it worked fine, but the main problem is my battery. The laptop was delivered with a PA3615U model battery.
Now the battery resist only for max. 15 minutes, and when I boot into linux (Ubuntu) I recieve a notification message that tells me the battery is damaged or empty, and it's working only at 30% of the capacity.

Maybe I used the laptop and battery in a wrong way, I'm fully aware of this, but I tried to find the same model of battery over the interet but what I found was available only in africa (preety far from where I am) and on one local site it was saying that this type of battery isn't producing no more. Is it true? If so, what other batteries are compatible with my laptop?
Where can I buy a new battery compatible with my laptop near my country?

Laptop: Toshiba Sattelite L40-17q
Battery: Model NO. PA3615U-1BRM (4000mAh)
Country: Romania

Answer:Need new battery for my Satellite L40 - battery PA3615U

I found info that your Satellite L40 can handle with two battery models:
PA3615U-1BRM and PA3615U-1BAM

Try to check if you can find one of them in your country.

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my z510 is charging upto 100% and when used on battery is discharging and automatically switches off when it reaches 50%. Please Help.TIA

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Hello How fast does your think pad edge (520) discharged being turned off? Last night I turned it off (completely, no other devices were connected, wake-on-lan turned off as well) and after 18 I turned it on and only 95% left. So it has consumed 5% per 18 hours in off. Is that ok? ps: I bought it Dec 2011, 3 months ago

Answer:The speed of discharging

if it is turned off it shouldn't really be discharging at this sort of rate.

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battery still goes flat even when connected to charger then displays the ? mark in batery on screen and i have tried all the restart ways but all it does is turn on and off,even a new battery just drains empty...is this hardware related..

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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question battery still goes flat even when connected to charger then displays the ? mark in batery on screen and i have tried all the restart ways but all it does is turn on and off,even a new battery just drains empty...is this hardware related.. Do have any further info? OS version would be a good place to start.
The 535 has its own threads on here, so why not join up and gain access to a very knowledgable community.

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When my laptop is fully switch off and unplugged the batteries are discharging more than 10% per day. I am using the computer only 3 months and this problem occurred one month ago and has been remaining up to now. What to do to solve this problem?

Answer:Discharging of batteries

HiWhat laptop model? What OS version?Check out the list of laptop devices that are able to wake up laptop. Open command prompt window (cmd) and execute the following string:powercfg -devicequery wake_armed

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Some boring problem with my Lenovo S10-3. When I shutdown the netbook, it self-discharged withing two days max, if I don't remove the battery. Problem is exists since I bough netbook. Battery works without problems more than 4 hours when notebook is turned on, but discharged very quickly in powered off state (all leds switched off and cooler turned off). What can I do?





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Answer:Lenovo S10-3 : self-discharging...

do you still have valid warranty?

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Hello, I got my Lenovo Y50 2 years ago. I frequently use it to play videogames. However, lately my laptop has began to discharge even when plugged in when playing some specific games. When I play power hungry games such as Overwatch, my laptop begins to discharge at a slow , steady rate until it reaches 40% even though it is plugged in. When it reaches 40%, my fps in game begin to have spontanous drops. It almost seems as if my laptop switches to power saver mode when it reaches 39% , recharges to 40%, switches back to high performance mode only to switch back to power saver mode when it once again reaches 39%, making my fps drop constantly. This also happens with less power hungry games such as Rocket league, but at a much, much slower rate, where it will take about 4 hours for my computer to discharge just 10%. This began to happen spontanously during the summer. Somedays i would wake up and play Overwatch all day and my laptop would not discharge at all. Next day this issue would happen, only to stop the day after that. This would go on, where somedays my laptop wouldn't discharge at all and others it would. However, lately this has been happening every single day and it has become a nuisance and I have no idea if this is even a hardware or software problem. This only happens when playing games, and not when Im just browsing or using the computer normally.

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Dear sir/madam, I will mention the historical summery of the problem:When I buy my lenovo G510 I activated conservation mode, which charge and dicharge the battery to keep it around 55%. and that was working perfect! The battery still on 60% even if the laptop is shuted down and plugged in, After 2 month the laptop was outof order, and I send it to lenovo center and they changed the mother board completly (as they said), after that I noticed that the battery is recharged to 100% when the laptop is shutted down and plugged in. (unlike its original status) but that was not a big matter. And here is my question:Two days ago I updated the bios firmware to the latest vesrsion, but after that, conservation mode couldn't dicharge my battery to keep it around 60% .. it just keeps it on the current charging status as it is above 60% ( but when it is under 50 it charges it untill it gets around 60%).P.s. I'm working on Windows 8.1 pro, and I was working on it on the all mentioned cases. So why it couldn't discharge the battery any more? Best regards,Mohammed.

Answer:Trouble in discharging G510

Hey MNE1991    Welcome to the forumsPlease check if your Power saving settings are as selected as in the photo below keep me postedregards 





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My lenovo Y510P used to always be at 100% but I have realized it has been decreasing by 1 every day.I have it on Maximum Battery Life with the Energy Management application.It is currently at 85% and I would have posted this sooner if I had payed attention.I changed it to Optimized Battery Health and it is now dropping, currently at 75%. Can anyone tell me what's going on?I always leave the laptop plugged in because I usually play games on it such as battlefield, dayZ, counter strike, etc.













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Answer:Lenovo Y510P discharging by 1% every day.

Shark wrote:My lenovo Y510P used to always be at 100% but I have realized it has been decreasing by 1 every day.I have it on Maximum Battery Life with the Energy Management application.It is currently at 85% and I would have posted this sooner if I had payed attention.I changed it to Optimized Battery Health and it is now dropping, currently at 75%. Can anyone tell me what's going on?I always leave the laptop plugged in because I usually play games on it such as battlefield, dayZ, counter strike, etc.I think it is battery life deterioration since it has always been set to 100% charge settings. To prolong the life of the battery it should be set to the 60% level. If your unit is still under warrantee you can call techsupport and let's hope that they will replace it.

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Hi, I will be changing some CRT monitor cables next week. How do I ensure that any stored electricity is safely discharged?. Cheers, Bill

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If these are anything other than external (mains, signal) cables, do you think you should be doing this at all?Having to ask here shows that you are inexperienced in this and as the innards of CRT devices can easily carry a lethal charge, you are best leaving this to a professional.

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OKay, hadn't heard this one before, and on the surface it strikes me as kind of wacky, but a user in my office came to ask my advice on this:

While searching the Internet to find a remedy for his Dell Latitude L400's poor laptop battery life, he came across a recommendation to create a batch file called DRAIN.BAT with the following three lines:

cd \
dir /s (or some other disk operation like CHKDISK)
drain

The recommendation stated that running this batch file (while not plugged into AC power, of course) will complete drain the battery, which will supposedly help restore battery life between chargings.

I'm skeptical, and in particular would wonder (a) why advice like this isn't more well known if in fact it's valid and (b) if in fact it were true in the past, wouldn't more recent advances in battery technology eliminate the need for this sort of thing.

Can anyone confirm or deny the validity of this advice?

Thanks -

Charlie Z
 

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My lenovo laptop flex 2 15 just bought for 2 weeks ago. battery level is discharging quickly in 3hours or less.the laptop is in power saver mode and i only use the lap for facebook and to watch movies.how can i maintain the batery levelplease help...

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Watching movies for 3 hrs does not sound too bad. This is about the most power consuming ( processor active) task and you problably have your display fully activated...............
 
How long does it take before the flex powers down after just doing nothing ( idle )

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Hi, i have a Windows 8.1 tablet that i need to keep on 24/7. Unfortunately, it's switching off constantly, so I decided to keep a log of its battery life using a battery monitoring app. It turns out that the battery reaches 100% and then it discharges to
critical level and which point it shuts down. Is there a way of stopping the tablet from discharging to critical battery level?
Thank you.

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