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Lenovo T430 Battery Life 1+ hour on life saver

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

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?

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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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Bought one of these on ebay and the battery dies after 20 mins from full after being unplugged from charger- what the heck is going on?- Have I been sold a dodgy laptop?

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I had warranty for my laptop a couple years ago, so I had a problem with my screen and the battery life. They said they fixed both but the battery problem remains the same. at 100% my battery says i have like an hour and 10 mins. even if im just browsing on the internet, or even when im doing absolutely anything. its hard to do anything on my laptop when it only lasts for 1 hour, even with the power saver on. 

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Question: T430 Battery Life

Ok, So I have a new T430 (9 cell battery, 8gb, NVIDIA Graphics, 500GB 7200RPM, Ultimate N WIFI) As I type this the system is using between 18 and 27 watts - at 100% charge the best I have seen reported is 6 hours of battery life.  I haven't actually done a run down test yet so I may be jumping the gun but it should report better battery life. I have the screen all the way down  optical drive off, very light WIFI activity and the NVIDIA GPU Activity reports nothing using the discrete graphics but the power manager shows the GPU stuck at 53%... Anyone else ran into this?  Have seen a few posts on different machines (X220, maybe some others) with no real resolution. They claim 15 hours of battery life, which I know is more like 10 but I am not even getting that...I saw another post where someone removed the power manage software from Lenovo - going to try that now if anyone has any possible things to try let me know please. I am an A+, Server+, Network+ certified technician and own a computer repair business so I know I can figure this out on my own but the community here is very helpful so I figure it can get it fixed quicker. Thanks everyone!

Answer:T430 Battery Life

So after a bit of troubleshooting I did achieve better battery life (reported, not tested) by telling the BIOS to use the integrated graphics rather than the NVIDIA card. Re enabled the NVIDIA and booted and back to 3:46 minutes remaining with 87% charge.  The nvidia monitor show no activity by any programs. I uninstalled and reinstalled the power management driver and the power manager software with no change. So it seems like the system may be using the discrete graphics even though the monitor shows no activity.  This is really annoying, as I can leave the Intel HD Graphics enabled as I will rarely use anything that requires the additional power but would be nice for the switchable graphics to work as they are suppose to. Any other T430 owners have similar issues?  I will keep troubleshooting and see what I come up with and will report back.

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Hello everybody, I just wanted to ask around about experiences with battery life on the T430. I opted to get the 9-cell battery because I read several reviews mentioning that they got 15 hours of light surfing out of the machine. Now, I obviously do not expect to get the advertised results (much like fuel mileage in cars, I find a grain of salt helps), but what I am getting is consistently less than half (read: 7 hours) that. 7 hours of course is not bad, but I'm starting to wonder whether that's normal. I've had my CTO model for over two months now and I originally thought there might be some break-in, but no. 7 hours it is, no matter what I do. A few details:I set the Power Manager to Source Optimized or Max Battery Life most of the time.Regardless, the system idles at around 13 watts most of the time.Screen brightness is typically 8/15 or less, but that doesn't even seem to influence power consumption much, at least according to the PMNo dedicated graphics, so it can't be OptimusPrimary HDD is an M4 SSD while the secondary HDD is the 500GB 7200rpm Hitachi it shipped with. Sits in the bay.No keyboard lights or Thinklight turned on.Lenovo's PM reports the battery to be in good condition and to have a capacity of 93.83 WhWiFi and Bluetooth turned on.I'd like to hear your thoughts on this, regardless of whether you're seeing the same behavior or not. That way I could find out if it's a faulty battery and thus something I need to contact CS about or if I just hav... Read more

Answer:Battery life on T430

@Globox,which OS are you using? I don't think you would get 15 hours on the T430. With my T430 (which i have sold) with the intel GPU + 9 cells and mSATA only (no other hdd), i was getting only around 9.4 hours battery if i set the laptop to battery saver.

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Question: T430 battery life

Hello, i have T430 with 9 cell. Yesterday i was reading this test - http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-ThinkPad-T430-Notebook.81802.0.htmlThey wrote  "In the case of the Battery Eater Reader?s test (power saving profile, minimum brightness, the wireless modules and NVIDIA GPU off) the T430 has a battery runtime of almost 10 hours." Immediately i try it and my result is about 7:20 hrs(maximum batery life,NVDIA off(selected in bios use integrated graphic and os detection -> disabled),brig minimum brightness,wifi off). My battery capacity is 89,26 (is it ok ? i have 63 cycles,designed capacity is 93,24) Basic math, if i want about 10 hrs i need power consum about 8/9 watts. And it is impossible for me.What i can do ? it is problem in my thinkpad or battery? Thanks for help.

Answer:T430 battery life

Your battery capacity is okay. Though it has weared a bit(Wear% came out to be around 5%) which might be the cause of the less battery runtime.





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I was told by a colleague after a visit to Staples that someone makes a laptop with a 15 hour battery life! Unfortunately, he could not remember the name. Seems a bit far fetched or am I out of touch. Can anyone throw any light on this?

Answer:15 Hour laptop battery life??

Sounds really far fetched!

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I have a new M4800 with unbelievably bad battery life. I'm lucky to get 1 hour on battery, sometimes as little as 30 minutes, on light usage (Word, web browsing). 
I've gone through the BIOS and power settings and this is the best I've been able to do. Googling hasn't turned up any solutions, so I'm hoping someone here can come up with a solution. 
Machine specs:
M4800
Windows 10
Core i7 4810MQ
16GB RAM
Dual SSD
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
UHD display (3840x2160 native resolution, running at 1920x1080 due to scaling problems)

Answer:New M4800: 1 hour battery life?

Hi HF_AUTO,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version available on the Dell Support Site.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Hello, I bought a lenovo T430 because of the good reviews and all of the good stories I've heard about thinkpads in general. One of the main reasons I chose this particular model was because of the "great", I thought I should get at least 4-5 hours with normal use according to reviews and the lenovo specs. But right now I get barely three hours. The lenovo power management settings are: Power plan: energy saverscreen brightness: 3-5System performance: low while all i'm doing is some basic stuff in office (writing an article in word and watching powerpoint slides) I get around 3 hours of battery life, my last laptop was almost 4 years old including the battery and it would last about the same time. So is there something i'm doing wrong? specs of my computer are:6 cell batteryi5-3210M 2.5GHz4gb RAM500GB hardrive1600x900 display resolutionNvidea optimus 

Answer:dissapointing battery life t430

Make sure that discrete graphic is not used to regular tasks (aplications).While working on integrated only my T430 battery lasts for about 4-5hrs that you're expecting - even with brightnes around "8" to "10". When using NVS this time shortens dramatically but still it's enough to watch a movie.





--------------------ThinkPad T430 (2344-52G)i5-3210M, NVS5400M, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, 120GB OCZ Nocti SSD + 500GB HDD, Win7 Pro

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I read a review on notebookreview.com and they said that they got 15 hours of battery life out of the device with the 9 cell.  I was wondering does anyone own one with the 6 cell? would like to know if it is improved over the t420, if not Ill pick up last gen T series off of ebay.  is the screen unbearable for anyone?

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Hi,I have a t430 with a new 9 cell battery.  I usually have my thinkpad connected to a second screen and charging most of the time.  Will the constant charge ruin my battery.  My first battery didn't last very long.  If it does harm the battery, are their any tips on extending or preserving the battery?  Thanks

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

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

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

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Hi all, A few months ago I installed Windows 8.1 on my T400 (Type 6475) and ever since have experienced abysmal battery life. I have a 9 cell battery in good condition that gave me at least 5 hours of moderate usage when I was running Windows 7 on this machine. Now I'm lucky to get an hour running Windows 8.1 which just isn't really viable. I've checked the battery on my backup T61 running Windows 7 and still achive perfectly acceptable lifespan with that  - so the battery's not the problem. This is my second clean reinstall of Windows 8.1. I've checked all of my drivers are up to date and are Windows 8.1 versions where they exist. My T400 doesn't have switchable graphics so I don't think it's that causing the issue. Bluetooth is off. I've got Power Manager 6.32 installed and working flawlessly. All settings are as they were when I was running Windows 7 (optimised for battery life when off of AC). Before I give up on Windows 8.1 and return to Windows 7 is there anything else I've missed?Is there any way I can check what's using the battery? I'm not a massive tech-head so be gentle if possible... Thanks in advance!

Answer:Sub 1 hour battery life (9 cell) on Windows 8.1

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting a poor battery backup in your Lenovo ThinkPad T400 after upgrading to Windows 8.1.
 
May I know which power plan you are using in your system?
What Lenovo software dependency package is installed?
Have you updated all the Lenovo resources (firmware, BIOS, drivers, software)?
 
Refer this document and see if it helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I just purchased a Y510p with dual 750m graphics cards.  It runs great on power, but battery  life is terrible.  I was watching a standard definition movie and it died after 50 minutes. When I got the laptop, I immediately swapped out the harddrive for a SSD.  Reinstalled just about everything from the lenovo drivers website. Any advice?













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Answer:New Y510P with poor battery life (less than 1 hour)

Nvidia SLI does not support optimus so you're always running the Nvidia card whether plugged in or using the battery. Sad to say there's no way for Nvidia SLI and Nvidia Optimus to coexist. Nvidia GPUs are optimized for raw performance rather than efficiency so it's completely reasonable to have 1 hour battery life. If you want to get 4 hours of battery life, you have to remove the ultrabay Nvidia GPU. Then remove the Nvidia drivers. Download Intel HD drivers from Intel download center and install it. Then install the Nvidia drivers after you installed the Intel HD drivers. By then, Nvidia Optimus will work and the Intel HD graphics will be used when running on the battery.You can still play 3D games with Nvidia Optimus since the 750M will be activated when the game requires directx. Note that if you decided to put the 2nd 750M back again while you have the Optimus setup, the Intel GPU will be automatically disabled and you'll be running Nvidia SLI again. Also note that disabling SLI in Nvidia Control panel will not enable Nvidia Optimus. You have to physically remove the 2nd GPU for Optimus to work. Sadly, when it comes to performance, you have to sacrifice efficiency just like automobiles. Hope this helps.





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Anyone have issues with facebook messenger app, eat 10% battery life per hour on 1520

Answer:facebook messenger app, eat 10% battery life per hour on 1520

I've heard others say that it eats battery, so you're not alone. When installing Facebook and Facebook Messenger, my Nexus 5 froze...the only time it has done so. I'm not saying it was because of Facebook, but it was odd. For that and other reasons I deactivated account and uninstalled.
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When I had my native windows 7 setup..My battery life was amazing. 7 hrs easily.  With 9 cell battery. But ever since I upgraded to windows 10...my battery life has dwindled to 3hrs. And the cpu is always running hot. I guess lenovo optimized the t430 for windows 7/8.  Which makes sense.  Anybody else experiencing the same thing on their machine??  On a side note...the t430 is my favorite thinkpad of all time.  It has excellent battery life,lots of ports, msata capability, backlit keys, the last thinkpad with 4 tactile mouse buttons for trackpad and pointing stick. Only thing I iwsh it had was 1080p resolution for the 14inch model. But 1600x900 is lovely. Every thinkpad that came out after seems to have cut corners to be more like an ultra book. sigh..  

Answer:My t430 system has poor battery life on windows 10

Having the same problem related to batterylife.

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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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hi, I just bought a new ideapad 100s-14ibr 5 days ago [4-24-2017], I noticed seomthing about the battery life that gave me a hunch: Usually when unboxing a new laptop smartphone, etc., it comes with 40-70% of charge from the factory as industry practice. My laptop had 0% charge and could not power on until after 35 minutes of charging.(lithium-ion batteries only lose only about 1-2% of charge per month in storage. Usually a lituim-ion battery that loses its charge (or doesnt hold its charge) is defective.) My laptop only holds a charge for 5 hours on 75% brightness. Im concerned as most review sites, testers and many credible sources indicate that this laptop has a 7+ battery life and some have even got uo tp 9 hours of battery time. Please let me know if this is normal, if this battery life of 7+ hours is reached only on lowest brightness, etc. Because one tester indicated they reached 7 hours of battery on highest brightness and another had the same time with 70% brightness looping a video. any help/feedback is very helpful as quickly as possible. I have a small window to return laptop for an excange. i dont want a refund as this machine exceeded my expectations in performance and other areas. But I need a laptop that give me a ChromeBook battery life of 7-8+ hours but the flexability of having Windows 10.

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The HP spectre x360 is advertised as having up to 12.5 hours of battery life. I was so excited when I got it until 4 hours later when it died. So I set out to maximize its battery life to get the advertised 12 hours. Yet, after taking ABSOLUTELY EXTREME measures to extend its battery life to the fullest, I was ONLY able to get 8 hours of battery life. Here's what I did (My laptop is fully updated latest drivers and everything): Generated a Battery Health Report (everything looked good)Used HP's 'Support Assistant' Battery Check and it came back "OK".Turned on 'Powersave Mode' (this dims the screen even at 100%)Reduced the screen brightness to 70%Limited my use to just ONE program (Microsoft Edge) with super quick use of a few other programs.Disabled Cortana.Disabled One Drive sync.Disabled Desktop Slideshow.Disabled ALL auto startup processes services that I knew to be safe to disable. (I disabled things like Bonjour service, google update, microsoft update and adobe update services). Went into advanced power options & set the "Maximum Processor Performance" to 60% (this caps it at 1.48GHz)Even set the WiFi to "Maximum Battery Savings".Then thought "Oh what the hell" and set EVERYTHING to "Maximum Battery Savings" (things like the GPU, the hard drive, etc).Went into the BIOS and disabled the 'eternal flame' LED indicator  on the F5 key.After exactly 8 hours of use I was down to 14% so I turned off the wifi a... Read more

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Hi Guys, I bought a T430 a couple of three months ago, to replace an older HP elitebook. I have really not made the transition yet because the new T430 is very much slower and the battery life worse than the elitebook, which is certainly 7 years old. The speed issue is such that operations are very slow. The machine boots up or comes out of sleep/hibernate without any real issues, but try to open a program (excel, for instance) and it takes ages. One thing I do have on the system is an excel file which I update every few days. Generally speaking, it takes 30 seconds to get the machine to the desktop, then I can go to the bathroom whilst waiting for excel to actually start after I have double clicked the file (it rarely opens in less than a minute). I did have avast AV and I guessed it might have been the problem (it has pop-ups all over the show), so I installed it but things are no different. The problem occurs all the time, a restart doesn't suddenly give me a silky fast moving machine. This has pretty much been the case since I first started the machine. The second issue is the battery. I changed the elitebook batter after about 5 years because it was strugging to do 2 hours. The replacement comfortably did (does) 4 hours, even after a couple of years. The new T430 barely manages 2 hours, I cannot go anywhere without a charger! Any suggestions on what to do? The machine was bought because it has the Lenovo onsite  support so the next step is going ... Read more

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I posted over at NotebookReview but wanted to see if you guys also had some input. I just did a clean install of W7 SP1 and have all of the latest Lenovo and Windows drivers updated. Can you please advise on some areas to look to see what the culprit is? Thanks in advance.

Answer:New x220: Horrible battery life (1 hour) / Erratic CPU usage / 30-50 watts used

Where is the post at NotebookReview? Have you tried to upgrade to BIOS 1.19? Did you done a virus scan of the whole system?

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Hi
I have just bought a Portege R500 10u and I am struggling with the power saver utility.

No matter what I do, when I switch to battery power, the notebook is telling me that the maximum time I have is 2 hours and 45 minutes - even when I am not doing anything on the notebook at all.

In addition, the screen saver keeps coming on all the time. In the power saver utility, everywhere I could see, the setting is NEVER. When I go to the power controls in Windows (I am using Windows XP), the screen saver is set to come on, but I am not able to change this setting. I get a message telling me that I have to use the Toshiba power saver utility.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

Answer:Portege R500-10u: Power saver - battery life and screen

Hello.
just finishd putting Xp on this R500.. 2:09t/43% left of battery after heavy surfing:)
I'm not using Toshibas power saver utility but have tested it(noe difference)

All lowest settings in bios is set.

What i need is driver for backligth switch... only in value pack something for vista?

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On my M100-165, when using the notebook with the battery, the Toshiba Power Saver doesn't show the battery time remaining... only the precentages of the battery power.

How can I change this?

Answer:Satellite M100-165: Power saver indicates battery life time only in percent

Hi

On my notebook, Toshiba power saver shows the time also only with percent.
But I have disconnected the AC adaptor from the notebook and the little power pack icon appears in the task bar. Then I wait till the power goes down to 98-97 % and go with my cursor above the icon. Then the time displays in percent, hours and minutes.

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Hello Community, I recently bought a W520. But I have problems with my Energy saver cause it does not show the remaining battery service life. The icon is just grey.  Please let me know how I can solve this problem. BestAlex

Answer:Energy saver does not show remaining battery service life (taskbar)

Battery icon does not show remaining battery life, that appears in the taskbar. To diagnose, I would suggest you to please update the Power Manager software from the below mentioned web link.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page
 
Now restart the system and check whether the issue resolved.
 
 
Regards,
Sameer





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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 i recently bought a lenovo z51, but i am disapointed in the battery life, i have taken the laptop apart and can see that there is loads of space which is not being used. I google for a new battery and found this option, so my question is this, would it fit my laptop and if so would it bring about much more battery life?  http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/original-laptop-battery-lenovo-z5170-48... this is the one that is currently in the laptop:http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/laptop-battery-lenovo-z41-z51-z4170-z41... I only get around 2 hours usage, which is unacceptable, and you can see why as the battery is about the same size as most tablets which is rediculous ThanksGeorge

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hello everyonei just bought a lenovo g580 20150 one year and i have wondering that before i bought it i was just taking a look at its specs at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g580/#techspecsas you can clearly see the battery life is up to 5 hours but whenever i disconnect it from the adapter, it  says 50 mins remaining while playing a movie and playing game and only 1 hrs 25 min on standby.i reseted the battery guage but its still the same.please can anyone explain whats happening to my battery power?i m not complaining i m just scared 'cause i've heard that battery also effect your laptop's performancethanks in advance

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Hello guys. Few days ago I bought new Lenovo laptop y50-70 (with i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, GTX860 4GB, fullHD). Everything seems fine except one thing. It is battery life. I have red some reviews and there was smething about 4-5 hours on battery. My laptop needs to be charged after one and half hour. (And I am only on the Internet, nothing else!) Can you help me with this issue? And another thing is, that everytime I turn on my laptop, it is telling me something about unauthorized battery. (Everything in laptop is original) Thank you. /Sorry for my bad English/ Here is a PrtSc of my problem. http://ctrlv.cz/tr8z

Answer:Lenovo y50-70 battery life

Hi Filipusfikus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with low battery life in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
 
Please perform the battery gauge reset and check for the issue. This can be done by : go to power manager select advance mode, select battery tab under battery tab select battery maintenance option, select perform reset under battery gauge reset.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
 
Ashwin.S





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just got this laptop a few days ago... just wondering if its normal for the battery life to be around 2 and a half hours after a full charge? im using power save settings and the brightness at 10% just browsing on chrome

Answer:new lenovo Y50 70 battery life?

Yes it is. Mine lasts that long to even if im just checking my email for 2 hours.





Y50-70 i7-4720HQ - 16GB Ram - 1TB HDD Win 8.1 - 4GB-860 GTX

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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,As you know the Lenovo  Z500 notebook has a built-in battery.And I work on it for extended periods of time.My question is : Which better for the battery : to use it with the AC Power or simply by Charging/Discharging .---I read some articles that say that the z500 system cut the energy from the battery when it is fully charged  but i am not sure about that.So which better ? 













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Answer:Battery life Lenovo z500

For battery related issues it is handled by the program Energy Management. If you want your battery to have a long life set it to xxxxx mode while being plugged to ac. This will charge the battery to 60% only. If you want the battery to be charge to maximum for mobile situation later on you can set it to xxxx mode while it is still plugged into ac. So in both situation you have the unit plugged to ac. Note: Refer to the modes indicated in the program to replace the xxxx's in the statements.

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I have a s12 via nano version with 6 cell battery,and I installed Windows7 ultimate version in it I have already turn off all visual effects and choose the power management setting to lowest performanceThen I check my battery life, it remains about 3hr 5x mins (99% charged) Any suggection that I can make it longer battery life?

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I just bought this laptop today at bestbuy, after reading through it's key specs the battery life says around 3-5hours but soon after charging the laptop to full I am barely getting more than an hour and a half.  Anyone know why? 

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Hey Guys, I've bought Lenovo U400 I think a year ago and I've read some reviews about the battery life. They wrote that the battery life is 6 hour and 15 minutes, mine is 2 hourse and few minutes. I would like to know how it is possible.

Answer:Lenovo U400- Battery Life

Hi CalciumKid
Welcome to the Forums!
 
The following KB article could help with your issue.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...
 
One of our gurus, Zehnsteine, also provided this tip, which may help:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Y460p-battery-draining-too-fast-also-charging...
 
Hope the above helped, and please DO come back to post results so that others can know what worked for you
 
serene

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Hi I recently bought Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop and I got very disappointed by the battery life, it doesn't even last an hour (i use it no more than 2 weeks)Now, this doesn't seem right to me, but I don't know what the problem could be. I am using my laptop for long hours since I need it for my work and I'm constantly charging and discharging it because it has a non-removable battery and I don't want to keep it plugged in all the time.Any input about where to go from here would be most welcome. Thank you in advance

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 110 battery life

Hi igeto, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
As seen from common reviews, battery for the model is not one of the strong points, although should be able to do up to 3 Hours Video Playback. On low setting gameplay, the benchmark was able to perform 1-hour gameplay.
 
Check if you got the updated BIOS from the support site with updated power management and Lenovo utility.
Perform manual battery gauge calibration by using the machine until 10-20% charge then have it fully charged and restart. Change brightness to maybe 80% (this would help the battery usage) and see how long you would be able to use it for your normal use.
 
If you have the same problem, call in technical support for their recommendation.
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins.   This is with it just sitting there doing nothing.  Is this normal?   I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK.   So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours? 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?

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About 3 months ago, my Lenovo y50-70 refused to start and it had its motherboard replaced from the service center in 2 Months. After this many issues likefan noise(fan went to moderate speeds and stayed at that speeds)(not fixed),No serial no in BIOS (not fixed),Graphic Card not responding (driver on 359 now on 361)And battery problem(low battery life) So I was told that the battery is normal because it gives 1 hour battery backup from 100% by only using internet (chrome)I have been using this laptop for about a year now and I want to ask that the battery is normal or not....Lenovo service assistant generated the batter report and I am posting it here http://www.mediafire.com/view/v0h9v8gg5z3rgk2/battery-report.html I had no such problem before the motherboard change and I would like some forum opinion... 

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Hi,
Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in findnearyou.com Findnearyou.com
 

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Inquiring here into the battery life with the Lenovo ideapad P400 TOUCH.I've had this machine for about 5-6 months. Excellent machine, however the battery life is baffling and barely usable on the go.Unplugged, I get about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of battery life..... Does this sound right?  I figured had for sure 5-6 hours when first purchased though I could be mistaken.Energy management is set to optimize battery life. I tried changing power options etc. Any ideas? Thanks,Justin

Answer:Lenovo P400 Touch Battery Life...

Dear sir/Madam,Is there any possibility to change battery of LENOVO Ideapad P400 touch. Becuase my battery doesn't last even for 2hrs after complete 100% charging.I would be thankful if you respond to this as early as possible. ASAP

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Hello community. I would like to know what is the average battery life of your computers using the web (Facebook, Youtube, Google) and when you are playing. Thanks 

Answer:Lenovo Y700 15ISK Battery Life

Hello, Molokon! =) This is my approximated battery life for my usage.  Web Surfing (Facebook, Youtube, Google) : about 4.5 hoursWatching Video (at 1080p) : 3.5 hoursGaming (at 1080p/60fps) : 2 hours  





Current rig:Lenovo Y700 15-ISK Touch l 128 GB/1 TB HDD l 16 GB DDR4 RAMWindows 10 Home x 64 l BIOS Version CDCN52WW

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hello there fellow Yoga 710 users,  one of the reasons why i picked up this Yoga 710 is because of its 'above average' battery life to compare with its competitor. this is based on reviews that i read and watch on youtube.  however, after using it for a few days, i dont think i was able to hit 7 hours or more on this machine. i did not put it under extreme load as i was using it only for word processing etc.  from the battery notification, it says around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 100 percent.  any of you guys encounter the same problem? or you guys were able to hit 7 hours or more for the battery life? just want to make sure that my battery is not draining for no reason appreciate your input guys  thanks 

Answer:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

~6 hours with heavy usage (programming and multitasking). Cheers

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Hi everyone! I'm new here, so I'll try to do my best. I bought a Lenovo z50-70 two days ago and I found a problem with the battery. The thing is that it's life runs out pretty fast... it said that I have 3:21 hours remaining and two minutes later, just 2:40. It's like it dicreases 1% every two minutes. I don't know if it's a battery problem or something else. Someone has some ideas? Thank you in advance!













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Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 battery life runs quicky than it should

Hi Lulimares ,
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would the pc shut down if you allowed it to drain out on the percentage without connecting to a charger?
 
Step 1 . Power Drain . Remove the battery and unplug the charger . Press and hold down the power button to drain for 15 seconds.
 
Step 2. Set BIOS defaults by placing back the battery and charger and use the Novo button (page 9 ) to start . Press on F9 to load defaults F10 to save and exit.
 
Step 3. Uninstall Microsoft acpi-compliant control method battery from the device manager and restart . 
 
Step 4. Manual Battery Calibration.
Allow battery to normally drain off until pc would shut down , Charge battery until 100 % and observe if battery still would be fast draining. Take note of the battery status LED indicators (page 14) . 
 
Step 5. Updating BIOS from support site.  ( BIOS upgrade may pose risk of bricking if guidelines not followed as described on read me file ) .  You may call in Lenovo Tech Support for the version compatible for your pc and have assisted if needed. Likewise , they can provide you options for repair once the battery is checked as point of failure. 
 
Spanish, English 0800-266-0570, 0115-354-2369 (Standard Charges Apply) Schedule a Callback for faster support   8:00 - 22:00 Monday - Sunday
 
Update us how things go . 
 
 
Regards

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Hi there, My Lenovo E530 is 1 year, 1 month old so I am guessing it is outside of its warranty. However, my battery life is pretty awful compared with what most people seem to be getting. I've running the 2.08 bios as I don't want to  update just yet until I find if it is the srouce of the problem. I have the 75+ battery and an i7. Looking at the battery page I should be able to get 8 hours, atleast 6. I'm getting a maximum of 1 1/2 hours. This is not a new problem, I have had the same thing since I purchased it. It has always been horrifically slow running on the 5400rpm 750GB hdd. I installed an SSD lately and the speed problem was solved. I'm just really disappointed by the battery life. The change logs don't seem to state anything related to battery usage (aside from the WOL leak). Any idea what is wrong here? Regards, Sam

Answer:Lenovo E530 terrible battery life

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
If you feel that the battery backup is too low, try doing a battery firmware upgrade and BIOS update. Check the Lenovo support site for any battery firmware updates for your particular model.
 
Refer this knowledgebase which explains some tips to improve battery backup.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
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Hi everybody.I'm the proud owner of a Lenovo 3000N100 since over 4 Years; the best laptop I ever owned.Everything is still working fine, but I'm as well a victim of the Bad Batteries Problem early on, unfortunately my battery died on me after the warranty finished(even after the extended period of 1/2 Y.)One year ago( Aug 18. 2008) I decided to buy a new original extended Battery 9cell which set me back almost $200 and now a week ago it started to decease to do it's job( it's just charging to 87% and stays there and if I unplug the power it won't turn on no running on batteries again) My question: Is that the new scheme Lenovo is cursing it's customers with to sell batteries they last only 1 Year????Now I'm exactly 1 week over the warranty and I have probably to buy a new battery which I think I'm gone buy this time a cheap  non-original one not made by Lenovo, I heard they last about one year and cost a fraction of the original... What do You Think????....a very disappointed customer  

Answer:Battery life lenovo 3000 Please respond!

Please be carefull using non original part, cause it can harm your unit. But if "not original" battery can provide a full warranty not harm on your unit,it worth to try,... right? I had the same problem too but not with lenovo unit, but the other brand. I hope It works,....Good Luck

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I have a brand-new T400 (as of about 2 weeks ago) with a 9cell battery.  It has a P8600, 2gb RAM (1 DIMM), Intel Wireless 5300, Bluetooth, 160 gig 7200 rpm hard drive, etc. Perhaps I expected too much, but as of now, my battery life seems rather poor considering the "brand new Centrino 2" with "improved battery life".  In Windows Vista, with wireless on, bluetooth off, and the screen brightness set between 25 and 50%, I'm lucky to break 6.5 hours.  In Ubuntu, with wireless on, bluetooth off, and the screen brightness set between 25 and 50%, I'm lucky to break 2.5 hours.  Neither of those figures is particularly impressive, I feel (perhaps I had improper expectations), especially considering I'm lugging around a 9 cell battery. Are my expectations wrong, or is my battery/hardware fubar?

Answer:Lenovo T400 9-Cell Battery Life?

I have the exact same config (from what you've described). My 9 cell gave me about 8 hours the first time on max. battery life, but now is only estimating 3 the second charge around.  In addition, my new 4-cell only lasted 1:30 on max battery life.  Why the sudden drop (what's causing my laptop to suck more power?).  I've calibrated/reset the 9-cell once already.Any ideas? edit: RMClock shows an estimate of 28800mW being used.  This is with wifi on, 35% screen brightness, just browsing the web.  Seems pretty high.Message Edited by zachman123 on 09-22-2008 10:25 AM

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Using the power saver mode with my Yoga 700, I only have about 4 hours of battery life. Lenovo claims it has up to 7 hours. This is only 57% of the battery life that lenovo advertises. I don't understand how lenovo can advertise this, what additional settings should I be using to get this proclaimed 7 hours of battery life? Very unhappy.

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Hi everyone, I've been doing some "googling" in regards to the battery life when updating to Windows 8.1.  I find that that battery life after updating to Windows 8.1 has been gimped.  However, after restoring back to Windows 8, my battery does just fine. However, after several windows updates in early January, my battery life has declined again and I finally gave up and installed Windows 8.1 again a few days ago.  Again, I get the same result.  60% battery with hardrive saver mode and power saving mode on and I can barely last an hour. Before that (In December) when I ran Windows 8, 60% battery can last me 2.5 hours no problem WITHOUT having to turn on hardrive saver (but I did turn on my performance settings to "Balanced").  I'm just wondering if anyone else having this issue?  I see no one else posting this.As for drivers, as soon as I updated to windows 8.1, I downloaded all the available drivers that were on the Lenovo website and I did my Windows Updates. 

Answer:Lenovo y410p Windows 8.1 Battery Life

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Good afternoon guys!I bought a Y580 about a week ago, and from the very start the battery life has been much below what it's supposed to be.According to the reviews (not specs, actual real world tests) the battery lasts about 4 to 5 hours on web browsing over wi-fi. Mine lasts about 1.5 hours to maybe 2 hours, with wi-fi disabled, GFX card off, almost no CPU usage, and screen dimmed to 1/4 brightness. In other words I'm typing a document, and barely seeing what I'm typing.I have tried:- Stopping all unnecessary processes.- Making sure graphics card is not running.- Dimmed screen a lot.- Read tons of reviews confirming my battery life is not near the average.- Turned all the options I could find to power saver mode, including Lenovo's software, windows battery settings, etc. It's idling temp also varies from 45C to 55C, and 90C max on Prime95. But after much research this seems to be quite normal. I have also realized the battery doesn't charge to the "100% fully charged" state anymore, it reaches 99% and stays there. Even when I let it sleep to charge. Here is what battery care is saying, for some reason it charges more than the deisgn capacity. Is this causing the battery meter to read inacurate battery levels? Or what else can I do to try and solve this issue? 

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Hi Guys, I'm very fine with my P50 (4k-Screen, Modell: 20EQS00600). Everything is great except battery life. Before I upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary, I had a battery life for about 7 hours which was great for a power machine like this. After upgrading to it, my battery life is now about 3 Hours and I didn't change anything. My workload is also the same. There is also no process in the background which is killing the battery and the Intel graphic chip is working fine. I absolutly have no clue what I can do. But honestly, I don't want to reinstall, because this would take ages.  

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For me activating the battery saver from the taskbar always sets me back, for example: If I have around if 56 minutes remaining then activating power saver would probably set me back to 48 minutes remaining.

And the brightness does reduce which is strange. Why would this reduce my batter instead of saving it?

Answer:Activating "power saver" actually reduces remaining battery life

Have you tested it by letting it run and see what the ACTUAL time left is? , those 'time remaining' calculations are known to be a little bit 'squirly' when system states change, they're really only guestimates.

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For me activating the battery saver from the taskbar always sets me back, for example: If I have around if 56 minutes remaining then activating power saver would probably set me back to 48 minutes remaining.

And the brightness does reduce which is strange. Why would this reduce my batter instead of saving it?

Answer:Activating "power saver" actually reduces remaining battery life

Have you tested it by letting it run and see what the ACTUAL time left is? , those 'time remaining' calculations are known to be a little bit 'squirly' when system states change, they're really only guestimates.

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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Does anyone notice wildly varying and/or continuously varying battery life time estimates from Lenovo Power Manager and Windows 7 over the course of their laptop use? Is this normal? I find it hard to believe it is normal due to other laptops running Win 7 I've used that provide steadily declining (and predictable battery run times) vs. the remaining battery life time revisions that I've seen on my Lenovo P50. Thoughts and/or suggestions?

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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Hello everyoneI had purchased Lenovo Y50 and used the original windows 8.1 shipped with it for four months. I was getting a battery life of close to 5Hrs. Then last week I clean installed Windows 8.1 (original). But after booting into windows the action center was giving an error message that "Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows.Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller."Then I installed Lenovo Energy management software and this error never came again. But my battery life is very less compared to initial state. Intially it was close to 5 hrs but now I am getting 2-2.5 hrs. All the programs remain the same except Kaspersky Internet Security. Initially it was 2014, now after clean install it is 2015. In the energy manager I see that when windows starts KIS takes upto 90% of battery. But after some use it decreases to less than 1%. Can anyone suggest a possible solution? I am thinking that it might be software issue because battery is relatively new but I maybe wrong. However in the Energy Manager it is showing battery status as Normal. Please help! PS: Forgot to mention that I updated the BIOS with the latest version from the Lenovo site after clean install.

Answer:Lenovo Y50-Battery life decreased after clean install

I did not have any error message after a clean install (Windows 8.1), but I have now only 3 hours battery life with minimum brightness, Power Saver mode and normal web browsing. I didn't perform any battery test before clean the clean install. Anyone from Lenovo can confirm if this is due to the clean install or is it a defective battery? 

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On the Lenovo IdeaPad 310 - What is the name of the application which prelongs the battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad 310  

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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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

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

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





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Hi All,I am using Lenovo G450 2949 laptop for the last 1 and half years, now i am getting problem with the battery.I am able to use only 15 mins with the fully charged battery, then i should switch to ac power mode.what should i do for this problem ?

Answer:lenovo G450 2949 : Short battery life

i don't know if the warranty covers battery replacement but you need new one. call lenovo support line first and if the warranty doesn't cover, you need to buy new battery.

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Hey, I just recently bought a Lenovo Y700. Paricular model's specs (if of any use):i7-6700HqNvidia GeForce 960M 4GB16 GB RAM250 M2 Samsung 850 SSD1TB HDD 5400RPM The question I want to ask - is anyone here had a Lenovo y700-ISK15 for a while now and can say anything about the battery life? Like in the long run, not how much it last in a day. Around what time does it begin to underperform, does it suffer from long term charging way after 100% is reached, most importantly - when should you expect to change it?Thank you for your response,Dear user

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Hi everyone. I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14 for school and general purposes. In general I really like it, but I have noticed that the battery life is not like the 9h (or was it 6h?) that were advertised. I am getting around 2,5-3,5h of battery life, while I'm doing some light tasks like surfing the web. I should also note that this is with power saving mode on. Have I gotten a bad battery or is this basically what I can expect with this product?  You can see the specs in this link: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?e=3019464

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14, poor battery life?

I have the same problem. Probably lasts an hour on a full charge. Piece of crap laptop and Lenovo should recall this garbage. I wouldn't recommend any of their products.

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Hello , I got a lenovo flex 14 last september so it's very new.The battery lasts only 2 hours 45 when charged  fully.  I find it too short considering the computer is new and the battery is supposed to last between 5 to 8 hours on a lenovo flex 14.I am very average user. i am listening to music, typing word document, searching on the internet.. I have already checked in task manager and no application seems to be running and "" eating" the battery. Do you have a similar issue to mine?Thank you for your help. I am wondering if my battery is defective...

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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Hello Lenovo Community, I have an laptop Lenovo E430c with win7 32bits, the battery life is 4 hours.I have recently switched to win7 64bits for better performance, the battery life is 2 hours !!!Could you please advise ? All driver is installed Thanks

Answer:[Lenovo E430c] Battery Life / Windows 7 32Bit vs 64Bit ?

GOOD JOB LENOVO (power manager pfff )

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My son has a two year T500 that's been working well (running Windows 7 Professional). Over the summer, I ran System Update and updated a bunch of drivers, including the Power Manager. He's now back at school and says he is only getting an hour and a half of battery life, which is much less than he used to get. Is it possible that the new Power Manager did something to reduce the battery life? I guess it's possible that two years of use has taken its toll but it would be a major coincidence.

Answer:T500 battery life poor since installing Lenovo updates

well what is the full model number of the T500? xxxx-xxx?Also under the information tab in Thinkvantage power manager? what is the full charge capacity and what is the design charge capacity for the battery?If he uses the battery everyday, then after 2 years this behaviour would be considered normal.

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For nearly two years I was running only Ubuntu on my Lenovo G570 laptop. Recently I changed to dual-boot with arrival of Windows 8.1 Preview. With that I installed some Lenovo provided applications, prominent one being Energy Management. After few days of application usage, Energy Management suggested that I use 'Optimized Battery Health', based on my usage pattern, to extend battery life. After making this change the battery never charges beyond 50% (I'm always connected to a power source). My understanding is, the application controls charging and maintains constant battery level. Whenever I boot into Ubuntu the same situation (battery never crosses 50%) prevails there. What puzzles me is, there is no Lenovo application on Ubuntu. For that matter I don't use any battery manager on Ubuntu other than the default one. On Ubuntu the battery status shows as 'charging' but the percentage does not change. On Windows the status is 'Not Charging'. I'm now concerned about the long term implications of using this option on Windows and the resulting impact on battery when I switch to Ubuntu now and then. How does a Windows based rule apply on Ubuntu? Does Lenovo Energy Management write something to battery firmware (I don't know about firmware, just a wild guess). What will happen if I remove Windows altogether from my machine?













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Answer:Lenovo Energy Management - Battery life on dual boot

Hi Chethan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I'm sorry that there is issue with Battery status, charging and backup as well, the issue has occured as there is Dual Operating Systems in the computer. 
 
Even if the windows 8 is selected and working on the Kernel files are programmed to check the hardware in the computer, as you have mentioned that the Lenovo Energy Management controls the battery performance and backup by tuning the cells according to the applications and usage of the computer, which is true and can perform to its best when there is one OS(Operaing System) in the computer.
 

Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 7
Lenovo Energy Management for Windows 8

 
I would suggest to install only one OS in the computer to avoid further issues and conflicts.
 
NOTE: Lenovo does not recommend or support multi boot OS as the computer & Lenovo Energy Management is programmed to perform on Windows platform to provide the best performace of the G570 as per OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
 
Please do give this a try and let us know.
 
Best RegardsShiva Kumar





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I have a Thinkpad Twist and after updating the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package to 1.3.0.24, I no longer have the 'Automatically optimize for battery life' option in the Lenovo Settings app, i.e., the battery is always fully charged. I would like to use the battery optimization option, how do I get this function back?













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Answer:No more 'Automatically optimize for battery life' option in Lenovo Settings app

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that this feature has been removed in Lenovo Settings Dependency Package 1.3 or later.
 
When you install the latest version of the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package, Battery Health Mode will become disabled and the setting will no longer be available to change within Lenovo Settings.  Your battery will always fully charge.
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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





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

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





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I was reading the reviews , It says that it has poor battery life -- I guess it is running Vist now, with Windows 7 coming out and the vulnerablity of XP etc; I was wonder insteado fo just going back to XP -- becuase I ordered it with Vista on it. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/na/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflowhowProm... What is the Model number to buy a 9 Cell Battery and what is the link.. Thank you Kevin

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yrI have always been big fan of IBM, infact when Lenovo was launched I very enthusiastically recommended it to everyone.Finally when I could afford my first laptop I didn't hesitate to buy a Lenovo product it was a N100 notebook model 0768-A39.I purchased it in March 2007. However my joy died soon, it died with the battery. Though I would not say that battery backup was unsatisfactory, in fact I oulasted many of my colleagues at work; But in December 2007 just 9 months after purchase, the battery just died one day, no backup none at all. With erratic power supply being the hallmark of the region I live in (Kashmir) I couldnt work at all. Called lenovo support and they said I would get a battery after 1 month and that too at a service centre a days journey by road from my location  and they insisted that I would have to bring my laptop along too.Anyways, finally after waiting for a month I got a call from the service center that my battery had come, but they gave me 48 hours to report or they will have to send it back.You can imagine travelling from my place the next day to the service centre (at Jammu) reaching at 6 in the evening and running to the center with my laptop. They were closing so asked me to come the next morning. I did and my battery was replacd in 2 minutes and I could leave.I returined home tired yet relieved that my laptop was perfect now. The centre people had told me that it was a fluke that lenovo batteries of this lot suffered from and the new batter... Read more

Answer:Cant I even expect 1 year life from my Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop battery

dahkmr, Apologies for your troubles.  Certainly we would like to keep you as a valued Lenovo customer, and restore your loyalty and confidence in the purchase you made. I've sent you an email and will see what can be done to help you... Best regards, Mark 

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Having upgraded to Windows 8.1 X1 Carbon, I have noticed in the Lenovo Settings app that the power settings no longer include the extended battery life option (charge to 50% rather than 100%). I've read on this discussion board that longer battery life may be obtained, particularly when using the laptop while plugged into the A/C adapter by storing it at about half its power capacity. So, why is the longer battery life option missing from the Lenovo Settings app? Tim













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Answer:Lenovo Settings Tile (Windows 8.1) Extended Battery Life Missing

Didn't have any power options at first. Updated Settings Dependency and found Power options. But same here; no 50% option.

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Helloi have lenovo ideapad y510p, installed Energy manegment 8.0.2.14after i select Maximum battery life it charging only to 60% , i saw the same option in another model and charge to 80%so how can make customize to change it to charge to 80% instead of 60% ?

Answer:Lenovo Energy Managment ideapad y510p with Maximum battery life gives only 60% instead of 80%

man you ain't gonna be able to change whats writtin in the code of Lenovo Software to charge your battery.. mine charges to 60% also.. its correct.. your friend probably has a different version of energy manager..

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A while back, we discovered the battery maintenance error, where the "stop charging at 90%" feature would cause the battery to only charge partially to like 50% but read that it was fully charged, and then it would turn off early. This was the thread. I know it's a BIOS issue, and I will update eventually, but the partial charge happened to me again, and it got me thinking: Do I really need the Power Manager? I use the Power Manager to configure Turbo Boost clock speed and all that, and I suppose the Turbo+ button does crank up the fan, but I can use TPFancontrol to manually control the fan, and I found that Windows power settings by itself allows me to set the clock speed however I want, using a percentage. Setting all the numbers at 45% parks the clockspeed at 1.2GHz, a good compromise for battery life and performance. The best Power Manager can do is to cycle between 700Mhz all the way up to 2.7Ghz, which throws battery life out the window. So, will I lose anything by just uninstalling Power Manager?

Answer:Life without Lenovo Power Manager: Any thoughts? [battery issue, charging error]

Technically the answer is no, Power Manager is optional.  However, it is a good option for Windows 7 users. It does expose more power management to the user than the power settings under Control panel. Until they release the Windows 8 version and I run it for a few weeks, I won't know what to say about that environment.  

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Lenovo X1 Yoga 2015 i5 6200u 8gb ram Windows 10 home premium 52wh battery QHD Display Okay, just some background. I am a proud 5 year owner of a Thinkpad X220, which I still use.I purchased a X1 Carbon (non-yoga) 2015 model, I sent it back because it was having fuzzy text and lid closing issues. (The FHD screen is horrible) see my other post on that. Lenovo sent me a new X1, I sent it back for same reason. I got my X1 Yoga today. It looks, feels amazing, I wished it worked too, that'd be nice. I kind of wish they would test their laptops before selling them lol. Choose what closing the lid does... "sleep"... I close the lid, it sleeps. Open the lid, it beeps loudly and display does not resume, but keyboard lights on. I have to manually hold power button to shut down laptop. I turn it back on and it goes back to my windows I had open. I wish Lenovo would sell a Thinkpad X1 that when you close the laptop, it would sleep, and when you open the laptop it would resume, that would be awesome! Also, I had it in tablet mode, I put it in laptop mode, and the display remained in tablet mode. I had to go put it back in tablet mode and then back into laptop mode for it to show me the laptop display mode. #ridiculous Battery Life: It so variable. Sometimes it says I have 3 hours of battery on a 90% charge, sometimes it says I have 9 hours left... I'm just browsing the web, no videos. Lenovo, if you're reading this, please don't a... Read more

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Hi all, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 that I bought when travelling in New Zealand about 4 years ago. This thing has been incredible and up until recently I have had no trouble at all. I have never owned any kind of protective case and this thing has been chucked in and out of bags for years and it soldiers on.  Anyway I have digressed, just wanted to let you know what I thought of this machine! The thing is now that I have ran out of space on the HDD.  I need everthing on there so an upgrade of storage is a neccessity. I remeber (I think) once seeing a HDD that occupys the CD-Rom hole. I have never used the disk drive so this would be a perfect option for me. Can anyone point me in the direction of this part, along with fitting instructions?  I just need to get this laptop going well for my final year at university. The screen is dimming but I can live with that for a year I reckon.  Perhaps some more RAM is a good idea too?  Current Spec:  


























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it totally worked! cool!

Answer:awesome! thanks dutchron!!! ur a life saver!

what flavor is the lifesaver?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi

I have inherited a machine that had personal stuff deleted before I got it. Looks like too much was taken off and a reinstall or repair was attempted.

It is very slow and boots all the way through to just before the Desktop appears - and sticks on the screen saver or background.

Safe mode gets as far as a black screen with "Safe mode" along the top and bottom of the screen, so can't access windows - ALTHOUGH, I can get Task Manager up

Would be interested in various views

Thanks
 

Answer:No Life in XP Pro - Screen Saver and 'nowt Else

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Hi
I had a very bad "accident" yesterday when I tried to install Vista on my laptop.
I have 2 hard drives:
SATA Ch 0 - drive C - system win xp
SATA Ch 1 - drive D - data
For some reason Vista installation had seen as drive 0 my data drive but I have spot it to late.
I clicked mouse button once to much and reformat my data hard drive.
As soon I realized that I switched my laptop off so no data was written on the disk after the format.
In the first moment I almost s**t myself as I had few years work and whole 2008 photos library.
I started looking for the right software to do the job and tried few different from very well known "Internet shop" based in Sweden.
It took me a while until I found the right one.
Finally I purchased it on line from website
I decided to go to Professional version which has got partition recovery option and it was only 45 USD.
The software is fantastic in couple of hours I get all my data back from 250 GB hard drive.

I do not wish to anybody the same experience but if by unfortunate accident anyone get into troubles like I did I can recommend you this tool.

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

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

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





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Hello

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

Thanks!

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

Hi,

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

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





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

Hi,

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

Hope this answers your question. 





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

Answer:Optimizing battery run time and battery life Faulty setting

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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 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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