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

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

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

This is with wifi on and surfing the web.

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

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

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

Message was edited by: michael_L300

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi

I have checked the spec of this notebook but cant find the average running time on a full battery.
Although this would depend on usage, but, what about general use? Say, surfing the web, emailing or word processing?

Does anyone know this information? Or suggest what it might be?

If so, pls reply. Many thanks!

G

Answer:Satellite Pro L300-128 and Battery Life

I've got one, and I'd say that on "full power" (i.e. constant use, web surfing for example) you're looking at an hour and a half. You can improve this by using the Toshiba Power Manager function to shut down the CPU, hard disk and screen during periods of inactivity, but if you're constantly using it then 90min is about your lot.

Looking on the net, this seems par for the course - although this is with the standard 7-cell (I think!) battery; I believe you can buy a high-capacity 9-cell version.

Hope this helps.
Richard

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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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Hello,
I own a Dell Inspiron 15 3521, bought on jan 16, 2015. 
As the title says, I get the error: "Your Battery has experienced a permanent failure and needs to be replaced." It also comes on QuickSet. The Battery is stuck at 86% and isn't charging nor discharging. I can only operate via AC power supply which seems to work fine.
I've pretty much tried all the methods suggested in the other posts related to this issue in the forum(s) and still it isn't resolved. The Battery light flashes Red continuously when the battery is plugged.
So is there any other thing I can do?
Battery Type: MR90Y 65 Wh
Dell Is just taking down his brand name in india.
Thank you!
Arpit

Answer:Dell 65wh Type: MR90Y (Battery Dead in a second)

18-24 months is a normal lifespan for a battery - time to replace it.

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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

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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

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Hello

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

Thanks!

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

Hi,

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

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

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

Answer:Optimizing battery run time and battery life Faulty setting

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

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

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

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

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Hi
Anyone had this issue?

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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





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

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

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

Answer:best battery to give longest battery life?

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

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

Answer:Battery life terrible even with replacement battery

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





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

Answer:T500 battery life and extra battery

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





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

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Hi,
Yesterday, I bought a replacement battery from a local vendor for my dell inspiron 15 3537 laptop.
The new battery is 6cell, 11.1 V, 440 mAh and 65 Wh battery. The original battery which came with laptop was 4 cell(aprox), 14.8V, 40Wh battery.
I have been looking over the internet to cure my obsession that the new battery may damage the laptop internal circuitry. I found some reasonable answers. Still, I want to get feedback from dell community about this issue.?
What dell recommends for replacing batteries and what to do if the same battery specs are not available? Also, What are the operational Voltage range for dell laptops for 3537 series?
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards!

Answer:Dell Replacement Battery - 6Cell 11.1V, 65Wh - Dell Inspiron 15 - 3537

Hi OMERASIF,
The 4 cell battery was designed to be used with the non touch variant of the Inspiron 3537 model.
Kindly review the specifications here. The power and range info is also mentioned in the specifications.
You could order the replacement battery from Dell site if required.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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

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

Hi signmeuptoo,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
As I understand your need that you want the Lenovo Power management application,
 
For Windows 7(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030145
 
For Windows 8(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031269
 
Regarding the second question for the battery replacement can you please clarify more about that page and also please check the below link for the Order for the battery:
 
Link to picture 
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflowhowPro...
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha
 
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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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Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

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

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

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

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

Answer:G40-70 Battery Life / New Battery?

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

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Hello,

I purchased recently Satellite "L300-1A3" that always working by AC electricity.
When finish my work and turn it off, unplug electricity, but next day when start it, Battery Remaining is less than 100% (for example 97%).

Is there any problem with Battery?
Battery name: PA3534U-1BRS
Unique ID: 4070PA3534U-1BRS
Chemistry: Li-i

Answer:Satellite L300-1A3 - Not 100% battery on next day

This behaviour is normal and it is nothing unusual. On this forum you can find enough threads about it.
Anyway check please follow documents:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01MY000WR01.htm
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB6B01N50013R01.htm

There is no reason for panic. I have noticed the same on my notebooks.
Bye

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

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

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

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I have problem with my Satellite L300.
I can not charge the battery.
The level of the power in the battery always10%
The indicator is showing: plugged in and charging , and the battery LED is orange.

Thanks for your Help

Answer:Satellite L300 - Battery not charging

Hi

I think your notebook is a little bit older? right?
Well, I think the battery is faulty? this is nothing unusual and can happens after a long time of usage.
My old battery cannot charge as well? but in my case it does not matter because I use always the AC adaptor.

So in your case I recommend replacing the battery with a new one.
Please check the label at the back of the battery? there is a part number which helps you to identify the right battery for this notebook.

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Hello,

I need your help. I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 and I have a problem with the battery, it discharges in a short period. The battery model no. is pa3534u-1brs. I wonder if I can replace this battery with other one that lasts more than 2 hours.

Do you know any thing about that?
Can you help?

Thanx in advance.

Answer:Satellite L300 - Can I replace the battery?

Hi

Of course you can replace the battery ? Why not?
You can replace the battery with the same one or another one that is compatible with your notebook.

I would recommend contacting your local authorized service provider. The technicians recommend a battery to you.

Alternative you search on the Toshiba page for compatible batteries. Just few clicks you have to make! ;)

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i have a new battery and i have tried my old battery and another charger but my Satellite L300 still will not charge.
If i unplug it then plug charger back in it seem to charg for around 20 seconds.

Can any one help pleas

Answer:Satellite L300 does not charge the battery

Hi

If you have tried different batteries and new AC adaptor and if the battery would still not charge, then I would say; it?s hardware problem of the motherboard.
I think there is no much to do? the faulty part should be replaced?

I think the ASP should check the hardware, you know?
It?s the best way to get the issue solved?.

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Hello all people,

I just bought a notebook Satellite L300-17L.
Who can tell me how many hours I must let the battery to be formatted?

Answer:Question about battery for Satellite L300-17L

Formatted?

I don't know what you mean. You cannot format a Battery.


A battery should take an hour or two to Recharge.
Have a look at the Users Manual, it has information about the Battery Usage.

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I heard that when lap top is on adapter power there is no need for battery, you may take off from lap top and to stand just on adapter without battery.
Is this true?

Answer:Question about battery on Satellite L300

If the AC/DC adaptor is plugged in you don?t need the battery, that?s right but you must no remove it.

For example I often work with AC/DC adapter but I never remove the battery.

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Hi

My laptop is a L300-145 Satellite and it doesn?t recognize the battery (model; pa3534u 1brs).
I?m using windows 7 and tried another battery the result was the same the laptop works fine with the ac adapter but windows doesn?t recognize the battery.

If someone had the same problem or can fix this I would appreciate the help.

Answer:Battery not detected by Satellite L300-145

When you start notebook without battery and put battery when Windows is fully loaded, is battery recognized or not?

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Hello,

Excuse me because I'm not English.
Then my pc L300 only works on the battery because when I put the charger it crashes and restarts ... or display a screen of any color.
I did some tests of memory, hard drive, the OS but it did not work.
What attracts my attention is that in "safe mode" (i used windows 7) I have no problem. no crashes pc when charging.

My last resort is to see the side of the BIOS (try to update it). What do you think?
My version of my BIOS is Insyde 1.20.

Thank's

Answer:My Satellite L300 works on battery only

When you connect AC adapter, start notebook and enter BIOS settings, leave it for a while, does the same happen again?

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Hi,

i bought a Toshiba Satellite L300-1DN less than a week ago and its worked fantastically.
This morning i was using it, battery go low so i plugged it in to charge, which naturally when fine and charged up.

Went out in the afternoon, came home and started using it again.
When the battery got low i plugged it in and about 10 mins later realised it was still getting very very low and did not display it to be plugged in!
I figured the wire had came out the adapter as it does, but it hadn't.

Ive tried it now in 3 different plug sockets with the laptop on and off but it will not charge!

Is it a charger problem or laptop problem?

Thanks :D

Answer:Satellite L300-1DN: battery does not charge

Hi,


Does the machine run on AC alone without the battery plugged in ?

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It's listed as PA3534U-1BRS 10.80V 4400mAh but there's so many places to get them from. What's the cost of a genuine one and who would you buy it from? Same question for a good compatible?

Answer:Satellite L300-29T replacement battery UK?

I think Toshiba sell batteries on the Toshiba UK website. Otherwise an Authorized Service Provider should be able to supply one to you.

Its not a good idea to get an aftermarket (non genuine) battery for safety reasons.

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Hello

Is it possible to replace the battery ?
Which one are available ?
Where can I buy it ?

Thanks

Answer:Is possible to replace battery on Satellite L300-12K?

Hello

Of course the battery can be exchanged and you can buy it from a local computer dealer or authorized service provider.

On the Toshiba website you can search for compatible batteries and part numbers. You should check this:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Peripherals & Services => PC Options & Accessories

Greets

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Hi - having some problems with my daughters Satellite L300-1BV and after some answers and advice please.

She let the battery drain completely and we're now having problems when booting.

We have left the laptop plugged into the mains charging for over 24 hours - when doing this DC light is green and battery light orange. Eventually the orange light goes off.

When it is then turned on, whilst still plugged into the main, it boots just fine but after about no more than 10 minutes it just dies - like a complete power off.

It will then not turn back on at all - even plugged into mains. we remove the battery, put it back in , and then it will turn back on when plugged into mains but lucky if we get 1 minute before it just dies again.
If we remove the battery completely and plug into the mains it won't turn on.
Then with battery back in, leave for another 24 hours and we go back to the original 10 minutes before it dies again.

So two questions please

1. Does this sound like the battery needs replacing
2. On this machine it would seem that you cannot use it plugged into the mains but without the battery inplace - is this correct ? I know a lot of laptops will operate quite happily like this..

thanks .. Derek

Answer:Satellite L300 battery issues

Hey mate,

That?s really strange and I doubt this problem is related to battery only. In this case your computer would working properly without battery and plugged in AC/DC adaptor.

Theoretically the notebook could turn off by itself due a higher internal temperature. Therefore I would recommend cleaning it using compressed air spray. This could blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators.

Furthermore ask an authorized service provider for help. It sounds like a hardware malfunction and they can check what part must be replaced.

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I want to buy a new battery for my toshiba laptop L300 series.

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I have a Satellite L300, which i got about a year and a half ago now, and its still in good condition.
Recently about, two months ago, the battery started saying it was plugged in and charging, but the % of battery remaining fell, i have had three new batteries since and concluded it wasnt a battery issue.

I have also used different mains plugs for it and i cant seem to figure out what is wrong.
Can anybody please help me? :(.

Thankss Ste

Answer:Satellite L300 battery keeps dying

Hi

As I understood your message and issue; you have tried and replaced the battery three times and the issue still persists.
Is it right?

Well, if yes then I don?t think the issue is related to the battery.
Possibly it?s notebook related. I recommend checking the BIOS version firstly.
Check if newer BIOS is available. If yes, update the BIOS.
Then set the BIOS to default settings pressing F9 in BIOS.

After that you should check how the notebook works.
If the issue will still not be solved, I recommend getting in contact with an local technician? possibly it could be related to an power supply electronic part?

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

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

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

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Good evening.

I'm planning on purchasing the *Toshiba Satellite L300-17M*
Model number: *PSLB0E-06R011G3*
Link to product's page: [http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Satellite-L300-17M/1055471]
Link to product's user manual: [http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/userman-en-20080417102004.zip]

Thing is, I haven't been able to find any information stating which battery is supplied in the box with this model,
i.e. 3-Cell / 4-cell / 6-cell and its corresponding specs.

I *+was+* however, been able to find which bettery packs that are compatible with this model are offered as a seperate purchase option.

Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Samuel.

Answer:Which battery pack is supplied with Satellite L300-17M?

Hello

According notebook specification on several pages I found this notebook is delivered with 6-cell battery. I am sure you can also clarify this with your local dealer too.
I hope he will confirm my information.

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Hello dear Toshiba users

My english is not very well.
I have a Toshiba notebook L300 Satellite
My problem is that i can't turn up the volume for a low battery

Is there any one who knows how i can resolve it?

thanx
mariete

Answer:Satellite L300 - I can't turn up the volume for a low battery

Hi

I think you want to enable the sound notification when battery gets empty.
Is it right?

Well, you can do this in Vista Power settings?
I assume you are using the Vista OS and therefore this battery notification can be enabled in Vista Power settings.

Please check this Toshiba doc.
+How to handle power managment features of Windows Vista+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD84026Q0000R01.htm

There you can find the settings for battery. It?s called Low battery level

Check it.

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Hello,

Please help me with following 2 problems:

1. I bought L300 on 10/2009 with Vista and then I did upgrade to Win7. After that FN do not work. I can only use a couple of hotkeys but anyway they do not appear on the top of scr4een like it was on Vista. Do you have solution to rework it?

2. After upgrade to Win7 my battery is almost dead. I have to use 230V plug to work on my laptop. I used my laptop properly and it is really surprised that battery had so short life. Do you have similar experience or do you have perhaps solution to rework it?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:Satellite L300 - Problem with battery and with hotkeys FN

1) Install VAP (value added package) and Flash Card Support utility.
You can find the software for example in L500 driver area.

2) You can try to set some battery power saving options in Win 7 power management in order to decrease the battery working time.
I switched to Win 7 and battery is still working great.

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Hi everybody,

my Satellite Pro L300 has suddenly stopped working: nothing terrible happened, like falling down or any other accident, so I just can't explain what went wrong.

The situation is: I have the laptop with the battery inside it and connected to the electricity cable. I press the power button and it simply flashes the battery led 5 times with the orange light. It doesen't start, not even the fan, just stays still. Same thing happens if I disconnect the electricity cable.

If I take out the battery it doesn't even flash the orange led.

Does anybody know what could have happened?

Thanks a lot and sorry for my bad English!!

Silvia

Answer:Satellite Pro L300 won't start - battery led flashing

Hello Silvia

I cannot say for sure but power led blinking is typical when there is some problem with power supply and power supply electronic.

If you cannot start notebook with AC power supply only (remove the battery) then you need professional help with this.
Sorry but I?m afraid there is nothing you can do to fix it.

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Hi,
I have a problem with my battery. It doesn't wan't to charge and constantly remains on 1% battery level.
Please help.

Thanks

Answer:Battery doesn't wan't to charge on Satellite L300-1AS

When the notebook runs on AC power supply, remove the battery for few seconds and put it back again. Is battery recognized properly again? Will be loaded again?

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I have a Satellite L300-1AS, running Vista. The computer has recently started to show that it is "plugged in, charging", but it does not in fact charge. Computer boots normally using mains power, however if mains power disconnected then the laptop dies (no charge in the battery).

I thought it might have been the power adapter, but I also have an older toshiba which has the exact same power adapter, I tried it and it works on both machines (and both adapters charge the old laptop)

I then thought it might be the battery and bought a new battery (the computer is under warranty, but I needed it quick). The new battery will not charge, but shows 6% charge.

I then thought that it might be corruption in Vista, so have returned the computer to its factory settings, by re-installing the software. This still has not solved the problem.

I have also tried some of the other ideas I found in Google.

I have a feeling that this problem may be something to do with the system BIOS, I have tried to re-install, but it won't let me, and I can't find a way of returning it to an earlier version.

Does anyone know where I can find a previous version of BIOS for my machine, and how to change it to an earlier version? It is currently the newest version V1.90 from the Toshiba site.

Answer:Satellite L300-1AS - Doesn't charge and run on battery

Hi

That?s really strange buddy but for me it sounds like a hardware issue... I think it could be mainboard issue. Maybe the mainboard doesn?t charge the battery properly.

In my opinion the best way would be if a notebook technician would check your notebook. They can test the mainboard and all other parts.
I doubt that?s a BIOS issue because you didn?t have the problem since the first time.

On the Toshiba website you can search for the nearest ASP:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)

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

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

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

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













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

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





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Question: battery life

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

Answer:battery life

hello jdemnyan1116

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

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

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

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My lumia 920 ia on 586.11 and this build starting to be unbearable to use, because off battery drain... If I use the phone to write an sms or something like that it gets very hot and I won't even talk about games... Now while I'm typing this my battery is quickly draining with charger connected. I can only charge it if I don't use the phone. And if I use any resource hungry app it can use as much as 14% per minute. I'll be rolling back to 8.1 if 586.29 is not improved. So how is it ?

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Question: Battery Life

Hi everyone!

I couldn't find a discussion on battery life in Windows 7, so I decided to create a thread.

I recently installed Windows 7 Build 6956 on my laptop to try it for some time. I'm liking it so far. Using the Balanced power option in 7 I'm getting maybe 20 minutes longer battery life compared to using the Power Saver option in Vista. I'm guessing this is a good improvement since Balanced still allows full performance when needed and Vista cuts performance. I haven't tried Power Saver in 7 yet, but I guess it might give me a little extra time.

Has anyone else timed their battery life?


PS: I also noticed a difference in wake up time from sleep when I open the laptop lid. Windows 7 takes just a second to wake up and Vista takes about 4-5 seconds. Has anyone else noticed this difference?

Answer:Battery Life

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd


Hi everyone!

I couldn't find a discussion on battery life in Windows 7, so I decided to create a thread.

I recently installed Windows 7 Build 6956 on my laptop to try it for some time. I'm liking it so far. Using the Balanced power option in 7 I'm getting maybe 20 minutes longer battery life compared to using the Power Saver option in Vista. I'm guessing this is a good improvement since Balanced still allows full performance when needed and Vista cuts performance. I haven't tried Power Saver in 7 yet, but I guess it might give me a little extra time.

Has anyone else timed their battery life?

PS: I also noticed a difference in wake up time from sleep when I open the laptop lid. Windows 7 takes just a second to wake up and Vista takes about 4-5 seconds. Has anyone else noticed this difference?


Hey hethoofd,

I havent got around to running 7 on battery yet, but yes I am suitably impressed by Startup, wakeup, from both sleep and hibernate and reboot times.

The power saving that I have seen so far seems also pretty impressive. I am mainly surfing the forums not the best of tests but it does allow me to see how 7 switches down during periods of inactivity.

When I get around to using bat I'll let you know

Pooch

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Question: battery life

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?

Answer:battery life

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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Question: Battery life

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

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

Answer:Battery Life on A10

Hi,

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

Bye

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Question: Battery Life

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

Answer:Battery Life

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

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Hey guys I am using a Lumia 625 with 8.1 update1. This morning suddenly I noticed something horrible.. I had my phone on 100% battery.. I randomly restarted my phone and after reboot it went straing to 31%.. I feel crazy...

Answer:Battery life

Alright, reboot your phone multiple times. If you're seeing the battery meter fluctuate, it's probably just the battery meter being recalibrated.
You should just lose ~1-2% per reboot.

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For how long you can use the laptop on one charge?

Answer:What is the battery life

Hi, No one can answer this question because it depends on how do you use your machine. But roughly from 2hrs to 5hrs, again depending on how do you use your machine. Regards.

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Hello, I just recently upgraded to Windows 10. I found that battery life decreased quite a bit. With 50% running at power save mode, I have around 50-60min of battery life remaining. I also found that switching between different power modes doesn't increase or decrease battery estimation as it used to. Any one else have problems with this? I've also tried downloading the latest Windows 10 Power Management driver but it runs the .exe and nothing happens. Has any one tried this as well? Thanks. 

Answer:Y50 Low Battery Life

Can Ashwin_Lenovo please help me with this issue? 

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Question: Battery Life

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

Answer:Battery Life

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

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Question: Battery Life

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.

Answer:Battery Life

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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Question: Battery Life

For the past 2 days battery life is reading 96% although computer is plugged in.  Don't use computer for anything fancy, mostly emails.  Have only owned computer for 4 months.

Answer:Battery Life

Disconnect the AC adapter and let the battery drain below 95%, then reconnect it and it should charge. The battery, by default, will not charge when its capacity is above 96% (look in the thinkvantage power manager under "Battery" and "Advanced" for settings on battery charging cycles). This setting is supposed to extend the batteries life.





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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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Question: Battery Life

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

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

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

Answer:Battery Life

Hello,

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

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

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

Cheers,
Mak

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Question: Battery life

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

Answer:Battery life

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

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

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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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Question: Battery life

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

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

Answer:Battery life

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

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

Answer:battery life

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

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

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Question: Battery Life

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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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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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


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

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


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


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

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Question: Battery life

Battery life is bad. Only turns on when the charger is plugged in. It tries to turn on without the charger and it fails. Even when the battery is full and i take the charger out while on it, it will turn of at 100%

Answer:Battery life

If it is a recently bought HP battery and is within 1 year period, normally HP would replace it free of cost.You've to go for replacement, no other solution I suppose.You might be able to do battery test from HP support assistant software.

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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: Battery Life

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

Answer:Battery Life

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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