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Can't hotplug Thinkpad Battery 19+ on Lenovo X230

Question: Can't hotplug Thinkpad Battery 19+ on Lenovo X230

I have a Lenovo X230, running Kubuntu 14.04. When I disconnect the slice battery at the bottom the system resets, it's very annoying. What's worse is that it seems like jostling the system, also can cause it to power cycle. I don't really have a need to remove the slice battery very often, but essentially if I put the laptop into standby, and put it in by laptop knapsack, the system is off after I get where I'm going. Thoughts? I saw somewhere that allegedly, when you unlock the battery, some thinkpad utility gets notified to switch the power, I wonder if the hotplug is a software only solution, and not doable in standby. Steve Ramage

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Hello guys I am ready to order ThinkPad x230 from Lenovo.de but the only option for the battery is 29, 29+ and 29++. Will there be a problem or can I continue with the order?

Answer:Thinkpad X230 and 29++ battery

The ThinkPad X230 uses 44, 44+ or 44++ batteries. The 29 series batteries are only made for ThinkPad X220. The 29 batteries in the X230 will not charge, as it will be seen as NON-authentic battery. http://www.thinkscopes.com/29-29-or-29-batteries-in-the-thinkpad-x230/

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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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I am leaning towards buying a Lenovo thinkpad x230 with 6 cell main battery as well as a 44++ 9 cell battery and a 19+ six cell battery configuration (6 +9+6 cell battery configuration). My queries are1. Can all three of the batteries work in conjunction without any issues?2. Do i need to charge the batteries separately or they all get charged simultaneously while i plug a charger in the laptop?3. Is there any other battery option ( like a 9 cell main plus a 44++ 9 cell and a 19+ 6 cell, i.e. 9+9+6 cells) that can work ? 

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It's been about 5 months since I started to use my Thinkpad  X230.  Only three days ago it could work for 5-6 hours without charging.  I could charge it at home, bring it to school and use it without charging.  But suddenly the battery started to die in a short amount of time.  Then I explored the battery settings a little bit.  I found out it says "Battery Condition: poor" and "Your battery can 47% of its original full charge capacity."   It has warranty until 2015. So can Lenovo send me a new battery if I want so? Or is it a problem that warranty doesn't cover? Please help!!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Well, a few things. 1.  The warranty you mention sounds like it is for the system.  The system and battery typically have different warranty terms.  Unless of course you did order an additional battery warranty. 2.  However, the base battery warranty is one year, so if you contact them they should get you a replacement since you are only a few months into ownership. Good luck!

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I recently purchased an x230 and everything is perfect but the battery fit.  It moves up and down slightly.  I know there are many posts in the lenovo forums for all different models that the battery fits lose in "x" model and solutions of putting paper / foam / tape to make the battery fit tighter.   What I'm wondering is if anyone has actually had the problem fixed by lenovo.  I've read a few posts where a user has had the base piece of the case replaced (where the battery fit's into) and that has solved the problem.  I'm still within my return period on my x230 and am awaiting a call back from tech support to see if there is anything they will do but I don't think I will keep it if they can't fix it.   I'm just curious has anyone actually had luck by replacing the base piece.  From what i've read a replacement battery hasn't worked for anyone.  Also, I know everyone says its by design for thermal purposes but I haven't actually seen any official confirmation of this from lenovo.   Thanks.  

Answer:Battery Loose / Battery wiggle in x230 and LENOVO ...

As a follow up, I'm just curious if this is a widespread issue?  Anyone have loose battery in their x230 / x220?  I'm not talking about it falling out...but just a few millimeters of wiggle room.  Basically when i pick mine up or place it down, I can feel / hear the battery move.  I'm just trying to get an idea if this is a real problem or thats just how every thinkpad is.  I called support and they are sending someone to replace the base panel and we'll see if that fixes it.  I'll update this post when it get's replaced.   Edit* I also asked the lenovo support rep if they had heard of this issue and they said no, never.  I don't see how this is possible as if you do a google search for thinkpad loose battery there are many results.  

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I am looking to purchase the 19+ slice battery for my X230. But the Part Numbers cause me confusion when i try to order them. I see two part numbers  0C13380 / 0A36280 in some listings for the same battery . Though the lenovo site itself as of now lists the latter (0A36280) . A lot of external websites seem to display the former part no (0C13380) for this battery model.  I tried to speak to a lenovo rep, he said they both had similar features, but couldnt give me any further details or feature comparision I was wondering if anyone here could tell if there was difference between the two and guide me to the latest and the appropriate one for my X230 (with the following config i5-3320, 4gb RAM , 320 gb hdd, IPS screen) Thank you 

Answer:ThinkPad Battery 19+ 6 Cell Slice for X230

Did you find that FRU - 0C13380 - on official Lenovo web site?Look at accessories compatibility matrix here,http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=ACCS-GUIDE

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I recently purchased an X230 thinkpad.I am having some issues, specifically;a. the screen is a yellowy colour - this seems to only be at night, not during the day!b. the right click on the bottom of the touchpad does not work conistently - sometimes it acts like a left click instead of a right click - this is incovenient as i do a lot of editing work in WordI ran a Linux check and these issues did not occur - so I think it may be software related - I am using Windows 10 Pro.Does any one have suggestions?thanks

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (which I love dearly) and have a few question about ports and booting.  I would first like to verify that the port on the left side of the laptop directly above one of the USB ports is indeed an ExpressCard 54.  I have searched the web, but have yet to find a definite answer, and my user manual simply stated "ExpressCard."  Furthermore, I would like to know if it is possible to boot an operating system from said port using an ExpressCard 34 SSD (64GB).  I have the intention of installing openSUSE 12.3 to the potential SSD and be able to boot from it.  I greatly appreciate any help.  I  would post an image of said port, but I am being told the image file is much too large.













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Yes, this slot is indeed for the Expresscard and no, unfortunately you cannot boot from it.

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HelloI have one question.From what I read it is impossible to replace the processor in X230, and here is my question, would it be possible to replace the entire motherboard with the processor for a stronger one?I care about this because I'm looking for a mobile laptop.

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Hi Sirs/Madams, Good Day. I would like to seek for your humble assistance if ever you have any idea on how to fix the whole plate of the x230 keyboard. What happend was accidentally I spilt a huge amount of coffer in my unit. i immediately placed my laptop upside down to run any liquid in the keyboard, how ever after a couple of hours, i cannot use it any more. when I tried to swithed it off, and try to switch-on; no avail. Will there be any chance that i can still recover the whole keyboard? since i tried to use other keyboard (same model) and it worked. also the power button does not function anymore.  Thanks thanks

Answer:keyboard Fix lenovo thinkpad X230

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you spilled coffee on your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 and afterwards, the keyboard stopped functioning.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual of X230 to understand how to perform installation and disassembly of hardware components.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi,
 
I bought a genuine x220/x230 battery. After I power on the laptop, I got a message: the laptop doesn't support this battery. I tried to update the bios but nothing happend. The power manager said the battery voltage, performance, cycles, LGC battery. If I unplugged the laptop, it is works so the laptop can use the battery just not charge. If it was not a genuine battery I can't see these description or I should also?
 
Maybe this is not compatible with my x230 because it compatible just x220 and the seller didn't know it? 
 
I attached some photo about the problem. If anyone know anything about it please help me. Thanks.
 
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Answer:Thinkpad X230 'The battery installed is not supported and will not charge' problem

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
The X230 requires the 44-series batteries, which incorporated some new circuitry with which the x230 interacts. As you've found, the X230 will run from a charged 29-series battery, but will not recharge it. The X220 originally came with series 29-series batteries, but also works with the newer 44-series.
 
Regards.

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I've had my Thinkpad X230 for about a year and was able to get around 7-8 hrs of battery life. A month ago I had to do a clean install of the OS after talking to Lenovo Support over what seemed to have been a corruption in the file system. As soon as I did the clean install, the battery life dropped to about 3 hrs.  I believe I have all the latest updates and drivers (did updates both through Windows Update and Updates and Drivers in Lenovo's ThinkVantage Tools). I played around with the Power Manager settings but can't reproduce anything close to 7-8hrs of battery life. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

wee bit hard to tell with the information i have.can you confirm that all devices are operational as per device manager?for my case, my 7200 rpm hdd eats up battery like a monster. having turbo memory serving as a "cache" of sorts was able to increase the battery life to over 50 percent. nowhere near as amazing as your 8 hours, mind, but 4hrs to 6hrs is pretty dang good.your x230, you may have a msata ssd serving as a cache instead. do check whether the thinkvantage system update installed intel rapid storage technology for you or not.

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I have a 4 year old Lenovo Thinkpad X230 computer.  Since I upgraded to Windows 10 (two years ago?) my computer has randomly shut off with no warning.  There doesn't seem to be a pattern with regard to when or how this happens.  The computer starts normally every time.  This can happen upwards of 5 or 6 times in an hour (although sometimes it can go several days without shutting off). In the last year (since June 2016), the computer has been evaluated by three different technicians on three different occasions (June, October, January).  Each found no hardware issues, no issues with fuzz/dust, no obvious software issues, no malware or other viruses.  Personally, I have explored the answer on the internet and fiddled with the settings relating to sleep mode (among other suggestions) and nothing seems to have worked.  I recently was advised to revert to the original windows 10, undoing all the updates and additional installations that I've put on the computer.  I did this, and miraculously it helped (although it still shut off twice since then.  This was in February).  In the last two weeks, I was forced to upgrade back to normal and the problem has returned.  Additionally, the first person who looked at my computer (back in June 2016), told me that this was aparently a common problem with Windows 10 and that the only way to fix it was to revert to Windows 8.   I would like to not have to do this, if poss... Read more

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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Hello. I have lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Windows 10/64bit In Device manager I get some missing drivers: Base System DevicePCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_088001PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E823&CC_0880 BCM20702A0USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6&REV_0112USB\VID_0A5C&PID_21E6 Biometric CoprocessorUSB\VID_147E&PID_2020&REV_0001USB\VID_147E&PID_2020 H5321 gwUSB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926&REV_0000USB\VID_0BDB&PID_1926 PCI Simple Communications ControllerPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AA&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&SUBSYS_21FA17AAPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E3A&CC_0780 ACPI\LEN0068\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0068ACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 ACPI\LEN0078\5&2890D699&0ACPI\VEN_LEN&DEV_0078ACPI\LEN0078*LEN0078 Maybe somebody can help me?Thanks.

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I've bought the Lenovo X230 with the broken battery (the PM showes 68% charging and no more, asks for the battery replacement). I've tried 3 different good-working batteries from X220 which were supposed to work on X230, but they don't. When starting the laptop with that battery, it stops with the information:" The battery installesd is not supported by this system and will not charge. Please replace the battery with the correct Lenovo battery for this system. Press the ESC to continue".  And after pressing the ESC key, it starts to work, but the PM still writes that the battery is not correct and it doesn't charge. What could it be?

Answer:Lenovo x230 battery problem

Hi,x230 doesn't support the batteries of old 29 series (x220 did). Only hw protected batteries 44 series are being supported by x230 (and 19+ series, external).Batteries of 29 series can only be discharged in x230.Try to perform the original (x230's) battery reset using Lenovo power manager feature.

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i have a lenovo x230 and its stuck on a screen and all it says it boot menu.  Any help would be great thanks 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

I would need to see it to be sure, but my guess is that the hard disk was logically damaged.  That means the boot record or partition information was wiped out.  It could also be a disk hardware error.  Do you have a backup?

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Touch screen, pen, and usb/bluetooth imputs work fine but the trackpad stops working several seconds after bootup/log in. I've removed and reinstalled the latest lenovo trackpad drivers which fixes the problem for several seconds and then the trackpad/touch pad stop working again. After every restart again they work for a few seconds and then stop. Are there any other possible sollutions? 

Answer:Lenovo X230 tablet Thinkpad/trackpad not functioning

welcome to the community!
 
please check to make sure your trackpad is not disabled in your bios.
 
for reference, on my t60p, i have the trackpad disabled in bios because i never use it ( trackpoint evangelist here ). regardless, when i'm at the windows 7 login screen, my trackpad is active. as soon as i'm logged in and i've got a windows desktop, the trackpad is inactive. i'm not sure why i have that small window where it works, but there it is, fwiw.
 
cheers.

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Hi, My Thinkpad X230 tablet screen is not truning on.  It just shows the dark blank screen.The power button is on, all other indicators are green.I have tried removing the battery, holding Fn button etc. Can someone help to resolve this issue please.. Thank You. 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Tablet - Display Problem

If it is under warranty, call for service, rather than dealing with it. The first step is to unplug it and remove the battery. Press the power button 5 times, holding it for 10 seconds on the last push. Put it back together; plug it in, and try again.

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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Hello,  I'm having some trouble with turning on my laptop. The problem originally started when some keys on my keyboard stopped working. I cleaned the keys, restarted my laptop, tried a previous restore point and then did a hard reset after nothing worked to fix my laptop.  After hard resetting, I tried turning on my laptop and it did not turn on. So far, I've plugged in my laptop into the adaptor, plugged the adaptor directly into the wall outlet, and removed the battery and plugged in the laptop. The one thing I have noticed with my laptop is that when I plug in the adaptor, the battery and sleep lights turn on for a moment, then the sleep light turns off, and the battery light will stay on momentarily but then it will blink off after a few seconds. What else should I do? Thank you

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Hello. I have a Thinkpad X230. I'm trying to drive video to a Samsung LCD TV via the mini displayport,with a mini displayport  --> hdmi adaptor (i've tried two adaptors now). The X230 detects the the Samsung TV when connected, both in the Sound and in the Graphics Properties. You can hear the connect / see the PC screen flash when the cable is plugged in. Unfortunately I can't get any sound or video on the TV. (I just tried connecting to a Dell Monitor and was able to get it to work.) The TV takes HDMI from my Dell laptop just fine on the same cable/input to the TV.The other problem is that in trying to adjust settings, now when I plug in the HDMI cable via the adaptor, the PC screen goes blank, it seems to be trying to make the TV primary, and the TV is getting the signal, so I have to pull the cable out to get the PC display back. Any ideas on setting / adjustments? ThanksAlan  

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 HDMI mini displayport problem

Hi Alan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you check uninstalling the current graphic driver from Control panel -- Program & feature option, and download the latest version from the below link.
 
Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi everyone, hope you can help me out with this issue I am having.  I bought a new X230 a couple weeks ago along with the additional 6 cell slice battery. However, I have been having a problem.  When the slice battery runs out the system won't go into sleep; instead when I close the lid on the laptop it turns off completely and when I reboot it all of the programs / app have closed.  It's like the system has a hard power off when that happens. When I reboot, I get this message that says: "Battery 2: There is an error."  Clicking on the replacement options links goes to a 404 page.  (Thanks Lenovo!)  http://screencast.com/t/LLlmqaQ1NJ5k Looking in the Lenovo Solution Center in these cases the secondary battery is listed as "not available".  http://screencast.com/t/PlYdomKZU Anything I should try or should I be getting a new battery from Lenovo?  Is this a common problem?

Answer:Lenovo X230 Slice battery error and problems

Hey there!
 
Can you tell us what model (machine type) of X230 do you have and what operating system it is running? The machine type can be found on a sticker on the bottom of the unit. This will help me assit you with the errors you are recieving.
 
Also, have you checked your power manager settings? It is possible to have a PM setting to turn the laptop off when the lid is closed and/or when the slice battery dies.





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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
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Do anyone know how to solve this problem? This problem occurs even when I choose the default configuration. 

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Hi,I have a Lenovo X230, S/N ********, type 2325 , now with 2 years and less than 2 months (with 4 year warranty extension).From new I bought this computer with two batteries, and from day one of the batteries was loose (I never complained because I was making my master degree and then one year erasmus).And the paint on my computer is peeling of, as you can see in photos.From day one this computer is used on a sleeve, and taken with care.My old T410s is like new and never was threated like this one.I called IBM Portugal for assistance (due to a screen problem) and to see this issues.The answer was "yes you have a defect on the paint and in the battery (1mm shorter on the sides!), but we can't do nothing, since we only repair hardware, you must open a claim case with lenovo.Guess what?The email for Portugal doesn't work, the phones provided are for IBM and I can't find a way to claim...I guess this isn't a way to threat someone who pays 1200eur for a laptop.If some mod can open opening a case I would thank.
 
 
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Answer:Lenovo X230 Issues: paint peeling off and battery loose

My x230 same 2325 has the same problem. It is very carefully used always strored in a neoprene sleeve and paint on the bottom peels off especially at the edges. I am taking it to lenovo serivce soon. They offer excelent service in Bulgaira sofar. Will keep you updated.

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So I got myself the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 the other day, specific model being "431929G", along with it I got myself a 9-cell battery instead of the included 6-cell as well as this additional "slice battery" solutions which you attach at the bottom of the computer using the docking port it seems? The box which this slice battery came in was marked model 57Y4545, the piece of battery inside however says FRU: 42T4739? I guess and hope it's the same thing?  It does attach to the bottom of my W510 without any issues whatsoever, I lock it in place so I get that green indicator which should mean it's supposed to function? But it doesn't.. ThinkVantage Power Manager do pick up the battery but it's just standing there at 12% battery with no activity? Even after the main 9-cell is fully charged it wont start to charge the slice battery? I did even remove the main 9-cell in order to see whether or not that would change anything, but it didn't? And if I remove the power cord when running only the slice battery the W510 will just drop dead? So it's not charging, neither is it providing my W510 with any more battery life? It just sits the with 12% battery with no activity whatsoever, no charging or usage at all?

Answer:ThinkPad Battery 27++ (9cell) 57Y4545 wont work with my Lenovo ThinkPad W510?

Are you sure you're running the latest power manager? I.e., have you updated all the system drivers, os drivers, bios, etc.?

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I have my lenovo x230 laptop set to sleep when I close the lid. When I close the lid the "sleep" icon on the back of the screen lights up. But the batter will not last through the night on sleep mode. Within five hours or so, the battery is completely drained and I have to plug in and boot up the system. I've never seen such poor batter performance during sleep mode on any other laptop I've ever owned.  Another thread in this forum blames the USB port that allows you to charge mobile phones/etc. during low-power states and recommends disabling the "always power on" option fo this USB port in the Bios settings. I've done so, be it doesn't seem to have helped. At least my laptop still will not make it through the night in sleep mode.  At this point, it seems my ownly option is to use sleep mode only when the laptop is plugged in and hibernation mode when on batter power, which is disappointing. I've never had to worry about this in the past with other laptops.  Perhaps/probably related is the fact that the lenovo ThinkVantage Power Manager (v. 7.16) hangs at the splash screen when I try to open it, so I've been trying to manage the power through the windows control panel power settings.













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Answer:Lenovo x230 battery drains quickly in sleep mode; power management center won't run

Use powercfg tool from within cmd window (run it with right of Administrator) to check power efficiency.powercfg -energypowercfg -devicequery wake_armed

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Hi All,I've bought LENOVO X230 THINKPAD TABLET, i7-3520M, MULTI-TOUCH on eBay, and I got it with a broken motherboard.  I couldn't turn it on when I opened the box, and I gave it to IBM's service in Israel. Now they just told me that they don't have the part, and they are waiting to get it from the US only next week. It means that I will use my NEW computer only 2 weeks after I got it!It relly make me feel very disappointed from Lenovo's quality! Does it make sense? I needed it for work and now I'm working with a terrible computer! How is it happen to a company like Lenovo that they sell a new expensive computer with a broken motherboard??? Don't they have a quality control ? Do I deserve a compensation?  

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Hi Can I use Battery from Lenovo ThinkPad T410 in Thinkpad T400?

Answer:Can I use Battery from Lenovo ThinkPad T410 in T40...

No.  It is a different shape

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Hi All My spare battery, which I have not used for a few months, will not charge beyond 31% now.  I treid the 'Optimise for battery lifespan' option but this has not worked. In power management it initially said the condition was good but now it says the system may not support batteries that are not genuine lenovo etc. The battery is not genuine but worked before, I've als updated to W7 in the meantime. Any ideas of what I can do to get it charging again please? Thanks

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X61 Battery Not Charging

Can anyone help with this at all please?

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I have lenovo R61 thinkpad. not used for ore than 2 months in the process of relocating to new country. now i bought new charger and its not getting charged atall. i tried direct chrging removing battery lid. but, still not successful. shud i understand my laptop is gone for ever or will the problem can be fixed??? Please help me.

Answer:lenovo R61 thinkpad battery is not getting charged

Under the thinkvantage power manager does it detect the battery and if so what information is displayed? I.e. charge cycles, current charge level etc.

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I recently (about 2 months ago) purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 laptop. Ever since I got it, I have the brightness on 50%, and only use it to surf the internet. My battery life is 2:50 at the maximum.I have a warrenty for the laptop, could I call in and get another battery for free?It is quite inconvienent to have to charge and recharge at least twice every day. It makes portability almost impossible.













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T510 Battery?

Also, the battery came installed in my laptop. I took it out and it says it is a Li-Ion00 55+ battery.

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Hellos, I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13. I'm wondering if this laptop is one of the laptops that will get destroyed if i remove it's RTC battery.An IT Professional told me today that removing the RTC battery on some laptops would destroy the laptop. Though he didn't know if that is the case with this. He did use another IMB (ThinkPad or something) laptop as an example of laptop's that would get destroyed. Apprecheate help, and Thanks in advance! ;D

Answer:RTC Battery Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13

Ok, i just now removed the RTC battery, and put it back together. Now, when i start up, i get a black screen, which is demanding a password.

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I have a Thinkpad with extended battery pack that would last  almost 13 hours.  It no longer lasts very long.  Also, I get a message that says Battery Condition is Good but Second Battery is in Error.  or Battery 2 is in error. Does Battery 2 refer to my removable battery pack?  Should I buy a new one?I am not very knowledgable about computers in general.Thank you for any help.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad battery message

Good day and welcome to the community.Please confirm which device you have to facilitate members better assisting you, and so that we can be sure of the appropriate forum for your post.Regards.

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

Answer:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2½" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2½" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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Hello!!I have had a ThinkPad Lenovo x61s for almost a year now, and although thebattery life has been decreasing sensibly in time, my battery was still workingup to yesterday.Here is what happened:I switched it on without plugging it to power and itwouldn't start, I fist thought thebattery was low so when I started it with the power on it worked ; the battery signal was red and flashing on the computer. The batterysign on the desktop showed "full at 88% on power, not charging"and whenever I unplug from power it directly switches off. The battery signalon the computer is constantly red and flashing. Please help if anybody has any idea on the failure of my battery and how Ican fix it?

Answer:Thinkpad lenovo x61s battery failure

Batteries are warrantied for one year, so run (don't walk) to your nearest Lenovo support center.  Or call Lenovo. You can look up your exact warranty status on Lenovo's website.

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HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad E460 Battery Problem

HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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Hi!I have Lenovo Edge E330.Operating system Windows 7 (64bit). I installed all the drivers from the Lenovo site. I installed PoverManager too. However, the battery indicator is not visible. Instead, there is an image battery inside three "-" character.Battery level is not visible. If the indicator put the mouse pointer, you will see the message "battery is not installed."  The battery normally. On Windows 7 (32 bit) everything works fine. How to solve this problem? Help me please. Thank you. Sorry for my terrible English.  Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad EdgeE330 - Battery problem

Sorry. Model: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E330 (13").

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I recently purchased a 15.4 inch Thinkpad T61.  I'd like to find out if my battery is holding good charge or needs to be replaced.  Is there someplace on the Thinkpad in Windows7 or Bios that would tell me?  Some software utility for Windows?

Answer:Is there a way to test my battery on Lenovo Thinkpad 6457 15.4?

Download the Power Manager (both driver and utility) from Lenovo's site.

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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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The battery for my lenovo product is not deteted, we have tried restarting the computer multiple times. Any suggestions for what I should do? I cannot download or install updates without my battery being detected.

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I have a lenovo thinkpad B575.  Heard of a battery recall and was wondering if my laptop is effected/ eligible?  Any help?
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.













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Answer:B575 - lenovo thinkpad battery recall

Hello xbassman44, welcome to the community,
 
yes there is a recall notice regarding some ThinkPad notebook batteries.  Your B575 is not a ThinkPad branded product rather a Lenovo branded product.  You can review recall notices on the following linked to web site;
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht002608

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Hello again, I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have a computer problem. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W500 running Windows 7 Home Premium, and I recently cleaned out the hard drive. I reinstalled the operating system and last night, the battery charged 100%, and a few hours ago, when I plugged the charging charging cord into the computer and turned the computer on, and the computer said the battery was at 5% charge, plugged in but not charging. (P.S. I installed the itunes 64 setup file to set itunes back up again.) The computer said that there were problems with the battery and I should consider getting a new battery. The charging cord is plugged into the computer, and I intend to have the charging cord plugged into the computer overnight. Should I? And what site or store should I go to to get a new battery? Do I need a new charging cord? Or is there is a way to solve it without getting a new charging cord ot battery? Any help would be greatly appeeciated.
 

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HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad E460 Battery Problem

HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

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Hello!I bought my Edge 420 two years ago and really love it. But after installing WIndows 8.1 battery life decreased for 2.5-3 hours from one battery charge. I don't wanna back to Windows 7, because I like new OS without any lag and problem. Not long ago I read about 9-cell battery and want to buy it. But where? Which store or place do you recommend for buying? And I know, that batteries capacity may go down because of time (laptop sales have begun in 2011). Should I buy new 9-cell battery? Or just forget about it and continuing using my old 6-cell?Thank you for replies!

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad E420. 9-Cell Battery.

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.
 
Still if you feel like getting a battery replacement, I would suggest you to contact Lenovo technical support. I'm sure they would be of great help.

Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I just bough my Lenovo ThinkPad R400 and I absolutely love it. The only problem is that there is an "X" nest to the battery sign. It warns me that I should change the battery even though I already bought it. Any thoughts of how to repair this without changing the battery?

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad warns me to change battery.

Welcome to the community!
 
Did you buy the battery form Lenovo or elsewhere? Or, did it come with the R400?
If you have Lenovo Power Manager installed, what info does it show on the Battery tab?
 
Cheers.

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Hello, I'm having some poor battery performance  on my Thinkpad 13 (~4 hours average battery life). I've used the lenovo application and found that my battery still has its full capacity/capability. I often run my 13 on the 'power saver' battery option. I'm also often having issues with significant battery drain even while the laptop is in 'sleep' mode.  Does anyone have any suggestions for these issues?  I am considering upgrading my battery, though I'm not sure which battery to buy--which batteries are compatibe and which ones would give me a significantly longer battery life. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. 

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HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad E460 Battery Problem

HiI have bought a lenovo thinkpad e460 laptop about 5 months ago. According the specification battery design capacity is 47500 mWh. but after utilizing about 5 months and 64 cycling charge, I've Considered full charge capacity  have decreased to 35000 mWh during these months(decreased about 30%). after searching in lenovo support site  I found some drivers to update as Follow:1-BIOS Update Utility2-Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for my laptop battery FRU sereial Number.I updated my laptop with both of softwares. full charge capacity was corrected after updating battery firmware and it showed about 45000mWh.   and then I performed battery gauge reset. unfortunately after completing the process, battery full charge capacity shows about 35000mWh again.I think there is a problem in my laptop battery. I will appreciate somebody help me about resolving the problem.

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Hi, My 14.1" R61 follows with a 4-cell battery. I feel that this is insufficient. Does there exist a battery with better capacity which does not stick out of the laptop?













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Answer:Better Battery for Lenovo Thinkpad R61 that doesn't stick out

unfortunately the answer is no, but you can get an ultrabay bay battery, that fits in your ultrabay slot, it should add around 1 to 1.5 hours to your battery life. 

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Hi.I've not long had this Thinkpad edge E130.Got a message from Lenovo solution center stating that the battery is in poor condition.Not sure how/why this can be in poor condition it's less than a month old!!!!!!So, I did a battery gauge reset and still saying poor battery condition? Is the battery goosed.? What options do I have? Thanks.

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I am using Lenov Thinkpad X240. I am getting (Plugged in, not charging) message for both of the batteries even when i charge for hours. Can anyone of you please reply to me how to troubleshoot this. Both the batteries are good in condition when i check with 'Lenovo Solution Centre' software. Please help me..

Answer:Battery Charge issue in Lenovo Thinkpad X240

Same issue here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/x240-battery-plugged-battery-not-charging/m-p/...





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My built-in battery is dead/broken. It`s still inside the warranty, but when i try to find out what to do at the web-site Its impossible to find relevant information. Lenovo Solution Center tells me to go to website for customer sevice, but its very unclear and doesnt help me at all.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad T440s inbuilt battery is broken.

Hello and welcome,
 
Try giving local support a call:
 
Norway


THINK-branded products
Norwegian 8152-1550
8:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday
 
Regards,
Z.

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Dear all, I own a Lenovo thinkpad x230i , with W7 professional fully updated. Unfortunately, my audio is working fine when on AC power, but when on battery power audio is shut down. How can I fix the issue? Best regards ! Isaac  

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I recently purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 (20FY). The problem I've been having is when the battery reaches about 25%-30%, it suddenly drops to 6% and I'm alerted to charge the battery. Any idea what this is happening and how I can fix this?

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Lenovo Issues Battery Recall for ThinkPad Laptops

Lenovo has issued a recall for several of its ThinkPad models because of various battery issues. You can download a tool from the Lenovo website to find out if the ThinkPad you own is one of the affected laptops.

A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms: Irreparable damage or battery cannot be charged error message from Power Manager or Message Center, or Low battery capacity, as indicated by short battery run time or sudden drops in the battery fuel gauge.

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Where did the Battery Status Message go in Lenovo Settings? - the box is empty? It used to display/post status messages on the battery....

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Hello Guys, Since I couldn't find any solution for my problem, I decided to write here, hoping that someone (either from team Lenovo or from the users) have the same problem and therefore can help me. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 model (version 0217). (I bought it from a friend, since it was not shipped anymore when I decided to buy it.)I have problems with my battery. The design capacity of it is 62.12 Wh, I used it wisely, so it wasn't always charged up to 100%. I always discharge it down around 5-7% and then plug in the AC adapter. (See image.)  My first problem is that in the last 3 months, the capacity is gone down to 45.88 Wh and I can't really figure out why. Can this be a generic problem with the battery? My second problem is - for which I've found another topic here but it didn't help me - that when I charge the battery, charging stops at 99%, showing "3 minutes is remaining" and if I unplug and replug the adapter, it stops as 99% saying it is fully charged. In the battery maintenance, I changed the settings from "Always fully charge" to Custom, but still, it won't charge up the battery fully.  My third problem is that I updated the BIOS of my laptop some days ago and when I try to search for a battery firmware update or when I do a battery gauge reset, the system suddenly shuts down without any warning or whatever. I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this, I really love my laptop but it really bugs me..... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 13 (0217) battery problem

1) Battery do wear out eventually, you already have 234 cycles on the battery. So the battery capacity drop in the latter part of the cycles count is quite normal. It is nature of these battery to wear out. 2) For thinkpads, this behaviour is quite normal, this helps to prevent unnecessary wear on the battery cell. Once you use your battery back to say 95% or so, it will recharge back to 100%. 3) Are you saying that your laptop no longer works or that it intermittently shuts down?

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Hi all,Anyone having a battery problem where it charges up to a certain percentage then stops charging?My battery will not charge past 50%! When leaves me with less than 2 hours of battery life. Please help! Shiv- Twist s230u 3317U













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Twist s230u 3317U battery issues...

Hey there shiv309,
 
There is an excellent thread by CT809, that led to a solution for this very problem.
 
Re-installed Lenovo Settings Dependency Package and the Power Management Driver, then when I rebooted and went into Lenovo Settings, this option popped up. Ensure that its placed to "fully charge".
 
Link to image
 
Hopefully this solves the issue for other users going forward.
 
I hope this gets your Battery issue solved shiv309, and I look forward to hearing back from you on your progress!





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My Thinkpad Edge 14 battery (about 18 months old) is only operating at 50% capacity.The recent battery fimware update (http://206.17.82.2/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS001322) does not list my battery (p/n 42T4755) . Any ideas for me?Thanks!













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Answer:Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility (Thinkpad Edge 14)

As your battery FRU number is mentioned in the firmware update list, so you battery model is not effected with this issue.
 
You can perform the calibration process to increase the battery backup and also update the BIOS.
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Good afternoon all,

I have been in the process of making my laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T410, a much better device to use. While I've been having HDD issues, my main issue right now is the battery that I had purchased. With the IBM Power Manager software, the battery is listed as a Sanyo 42T4710. It is a 9 cell battery and I will provide any other information you need.

When I had first purchased the device, after charging for awhile the battery icon on the laptop would begin to flash amber. It will not charge to 100%, and usually stops at 96%. With the battery manager, the charge threshold is set to "Always Full Charge (Start when below 96% and end at 100%). I tried to run the battery gauge reset option, however the laptop permanently stayed at 96% and never discharged lower than that.

Are there any recommendations that you can make for what I should do with the battery?

Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T410: Bought a different battery, issues reporting %

Does it charge to 100 when laptop is shutdown?

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hi all,I have problem with battery time remaining with power manager.it is not giving the correct time.loked through the lenovo support, no updates or anything about my battery.is there anyone has this issue?thanks

Answer:lenovo thinkpad edge 14: battery time remaning issue

see this post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X301-Power-manager-3-29-showing-remaining-time...





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I upgraded my laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 to Windows 8 x64... Than I also upgraded bios, all drivers and patches and so... I also installed Lenovo Solution Centre. I have solved all alters except of one Battery ! It says A communication problem has occurred. And battery Health is not available.

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I received my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2gen (i7, OLED). Unfortunately the CPU usage is constantly around 30% (reaching up to 100%), the fan is on all the time and the battery is empty in 2 hours. The main reasons for the high CPU usage are the following three programmes:- Sophos web intelligence (which I have to have installed according to my employer)- WMI provider host (I tried deinstalling it, but then I can no longer access the network drives)- Synaptics TouchPad 64-bit EnhancementsAny ideas what I could do to solve the issue? Thanks! 

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I upgraded my laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 to Windows 8 x64... Than I also upgraded bios, all drivers and patches and so... I also installed Lenovo Solution Centre. I have solved all alters except of one Battery ! It says A communication problem has occurred. And battery Health is not available.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 A Battery communication problem has occurred.

Try this. Shut down - unplug power cord and remove battery - press power button 5-6 times - put the battery and plug power cord.

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Hi guys, I have had my x230 thinkpad laptops for two months now. The laptop suddenly just switches itself off without any indication of needing charging, there was no beebs sounded nor a flash or  blink indicating battery low, it just suddenly dies. i.e switched off. The only way of bringing it back up of course is plugging the power lead back in until it's fully charged. I'm currently running Vmware vsphere ESXi and  Citrix Xenserver, the question here is: - Is there a way of setting the battery indicator / button to beep perhaps via BIOS when battery is low ? - shouldn't the battery indicator button i.e. the one by the left show orange or blink orange before die-ing out ? - I understant I'm running some kind of Linux / Cent OS i.e. being vsphere or Citrix Xen would this affect the battery indicator not to show before dieing ? I also have windows 7 professional currently running on another x230 laptop, I will test to see whether the battery indicator button on that one indicate anything before dieing. Any ideas renderd is appreciated.  

Answer:x230 Battery indicator button does not work nor indicate battery low before dieing

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 suddenly turns off without any low battery indication.
 
Update Power manager and Power management driver to the latest version and check the status of the battery in Power manager.
 
Try doing a battery reset. It involves charging your battery to 100%, and then discharging it completely to 0%. Once that?s done you charge it back to 100% to complete the calibration.
Please note that battery reset is a time consuming process. So I would suggest you to do it overnight. Change the power plan settings to ensure that system doesn?t enter sleep or hibernate during the reset.
Refer this document to understand how to perform a battery gauge reset.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hi there, I am after few laptops and Thinkpad W530 tops my list - beating Elitebooks and Precisions in the process. I am after the top spec and a Quad-Core is a must (virtualisation + some heavy development). What makes me worried though is the reported CPU throttling issue of W530 that occurs while laptop runs on battery power (unplugged from AC) only - all the way down to seriously low 1.2Ghz! Happens when the discreet NVIDIA card is on. I can understand physics behind it as there might be not enough output wattage left to drive K1000 (35Watts) or K2000 (45Watts) but those kepler GPUs are still a far cry from 100Watts GTX680 present in some (though some 17inch) laptops with very little throttling happening. New quad core retina Macbook pro with its 45W GT 650M graphics card exhibits no serious throttling issue whatsoever while on battery - proof it can be done. Only as an example though, retina Macbook is no good for me. I wouldn?t mind bit of it say to 2-2.2Ghz still keeping the GPU and full power and active but to throttle the CPU down to some entry level ULV 1.2Ghz I find quite outrageous - as reason to consider laptop in the first place (dashing Elitebooks for instance) is portability and ability to work on the go purely on the battery power (whether battery lasts for 2 hours or for 5 hours would not matter much, hibernate swap the batteries all of this with SSD is less than a minute). 1.) Is there a way around this? Forcing 3rd party BIOS and... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad W530 CPU throttling issue while on battery power - few questions or any solution?

It depends on the configuration of the cells in the battery pack. Those laptops generally have more cells (like a 12-cell pack), likely wired to allow for such loads at the cost of battery life. AFAIK, the 9-cell will also throttle.Supposedly, you can use ThrottleStop to counter the throttling, but do so at your own risk and all that jazz. Nevertheless, if you plan to impart such a drain on the battery pack often, expect to replace it within one or two years.

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The clip that is spring-actioned (#2) no longer extends into the battery, so the battery slips out and powers down all the time. Is this an issue that should be covered by my extended warranty?

Answer:Battery clip X230 - not broken, but not holding battery in

Hi Aryehsonnenberg,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you send us the snapshot or a video of the issue which you are facing on your system, so that we can verify it and assist you further on the issue?
 
Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I purchased 4 of these for my company in December 2011 and today have had to arrange for the 3rd one to be returned to Lenovo with the same problem.  The battery stops charging and will not hold charge and will not run unless powered into ac supply. The laptop will then not power on at all, completely dead no lights / sounds etc and when returned the previous 2 they have replaced the motherboard and have had no problems since. Even though have had this problem with 2 of the others Lenovo Technical Support have still said have to return it at my expense which because of the data included on it have had to return special delivery costing £25 a time. They are returned withuin 7 days but think there may be a problem as this is a 75% failure rate. Anybody else had this problem as is putting me off buying anymore?

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 i5 Laptops with Windows 7 - Dead Laptop with Battery Problems

Since you got the machine In December then this maybe the case, as some batch of these machines were affected by the EEPROM issues.

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There is nothing on the Internet that I found to document the exact process to remove and replace the internal battery on the Twist. So, wen the battery died on my Twist I video taped ow I did it. I made some mistakes, read the description, but I am creating this post on it now, I have an operational battery and the computer seems no worse for the amateur wear. This is not a video series that is endorsed by anyone nor should it be a replacement for professional service. Do not attempt! Do not consume. Recycle as your state and country law's dictate. Don't do drugs. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9T1D42QoKWClZjd5dqMjQp9vh14aqEmW Sam 

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The other day I was using my x230 on battery (Sanyo 9-cell) , and the level dropped suddenly from 40% to 6%, so I decided to do a battery gauge reset. The charging has been stuck at 99% for a couple of hours now and I'm concerned that it will never reach 100% so that the reset moves to phase 2 where it discharges the battery. I've noticed before that the battery never went past 99%, but it seemed like a minor detail, but for the sake of resetting the battery gauge, it seems essential that it reaches 100%. Any insights on this? Should I leave the reset functionality running in hope that it knows what it's doing? How many hours can it take to go from 99% to 100%? thanks Vicentiu













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Answer:x230 battery stuck at 99% during battery reset

Finally started discharging.... I guess I didn't wait long enough.

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Two questions: I've been thinking about buying an X230 (or the X1 Carbon), but the more I look the more I think I should take advantage of the ability to upgrade the x230 with both more RAM and a WWAN-fitting SSD by buying the minimum specs available.  The tests I've seen have mostly been with the x230 with the i5 chip and an HDD.  When I compared the i5 and i7 chips (http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3520M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3320M) they seemed to be pretty similar.  Is the i5 sufficiently fast with an SSD or would I regret trying to be extra cheap.  Also, is it silly to get a model with an SSD drive already in it, if I'm going to get an mSATA drive anyway? Any advice would be most welcome. Thanks,.

Answer:Thinkpad X230 i5 vs i7, HDD vs. SSD

I have an X230 with the i5 CPU and a 500Gb 7200-rpm hard drive. It is plenty fast to do anything I need including having 2 machines running on top of the Windows 8 host (3 separate machines all running at the same time). Even so, I can run anything else I want. It is certainly fast enough to work with an SSD. I did not do SSD because they are not big enough and are still subject to catastrophic failure (no gentle failure for SSD's).  .... JDH 

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I thought the battery light should only be on when charging.  Should it also be on when only on battery power? Just different from other laptops I have owned. Thanks!













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Answer:X230 - Should the battery light be on when it's using battery only?

My battery light is on when on battery power. It turns amber when the battery is low.

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Hi guys! I want to purchase SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 2.5" 1TB SATA III for my x230.But I'm confused, does 1TB SSD supports by this laptop? Does anybody uses 1TB SSD drive on x230? 

Answer:Thinkpad x230 and 1TB SSD drive

I am only on ½TB SSD but that works like a charm and I will soon change this to most likely 2TB

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I use on the 
Thinkpad USB 3.0 Dock
Model No DU9019D1
ASM   0A34193
FRU   03X6059
a Laptop X230
Machine Type: 2325
Model Number: 77G
Product Number: 232577
Serial Number: ********
 
and don´t get a connection on the displays. I´am to stupid to understand the compatibilty excel. Could you tell me someone which know it if this X230 can work on the 3.0 USD Dockingstation ? 
thanks a lot
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.
 

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Hey Hi,  I am planning to upgrade my Thinkpad X230s memory to 8GB. I have few questions, it would be a great help if someone can help me.1) Is it better to use 2x4GB configuration or 1x8GB? What are the advantages? (Does Thinkpad X230 support dual channel configuration?)2) CPU-Z shows that my current RAM is running at 1.5 V. Can I put two 4GB RAM running at 1.35V? (Does Thinkpad X230 support DDR3L type memory?)3) What would happen if I use two RAM having different CAS latency? Thanks in advance.

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I have a ThinkPad X230 with a 500Gb hard drive (2306-CTO). When I purchased it, I also purchased a Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (DY-8A8NH13C). The DVD device works well to install some software from a CD or DVD. I want to consider upgrading this computer to a 1Tb hard drive (0A65633) 1. Will the 0A65633 1 Tb hard drive fit in the X230. That is, replace the existing drive with the new 1 Tb drive?2. The 1 Tb drive is 5400-rpm whereas the existing 500 Gb drive is 7200-rpm. It has been nearly 10 years that I have used anything slower that 7200-rpm. Will the 1 Tb drive be slow?3. Since if is a new drive (no recovery partitions), can I order Recovery DVD's from Lenovo for the X230?  I think I can.4. Can I boot the first Recovery DVD from the USB Slim DVD device?  Will that work? or do I need to purchase a Docking station? 5. I have not changed UEFI security at all in the BIOS. Can I just boot the Recovery DVD?  and will it even install? I imagine I might do this in November after Windows 8.1 is released and combine the two upgrades (hard drive and Windows 8.1) into one exercise. I also might wait until a faster 1 Tb drive is released. Do you imagine fast 1 Tb hard drives in the near future? Thank you, .... JDH 













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Answer:Upgrade a ThinkPad X230

1. The 0A65633 is a 9.5 mm drive, so it won't fit the X230. It requires 7 mm drives. 2. The speed of the drive is not only dependent on the RPM of the drive, there are other factors too i.e. amount of drive memory cache, etc. Since the density of the data of the 1TB drive more than 500 GB drive, then for each rotation theoretically the reader/writer head should also pick up/write more data thus making it faster. 3. Yes you can. Or make your own. 4. Yes you can. Or use a USB thumb drive to recover from. Fast platter hdd? The technology of platter will only allow so much data to be read, we are pretty much at the technological dead end with the current platter hdd in terms of transfer rate. Don't expect revolutionary breakthrough with the current platter hdd, i am expecting only tiny speed increase increments. I mean if you need speed, use a mSATA drive (maybe 64 gigs one) to act as a cache drive with Lenovo ExpressCache software, or get a SSHD (which is basically a platter hdd with SSD cache installed) pretty much same as the mSATA + normal spinning platter in terms of how it works.

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After a trip abroad, my laptop suddenly stopped powering on. I brought it home, connected it to a charger, and then tried turning it on. The power light flashed on but nothing happened, so I held it down to hard boot it, let it rest for a minute, and tried turning it on again. Except now nothing at all happens. I've tried buying a new charger, removing the connection of the BIOS battery/laptop battery and holding down the power button for 30 seconds with the battery removed, but it's all to no avail. I notice that when I plug the laptop in, the battery light flashes green a few times. After letting the computer rest for some time, I noticed that when I hit the power button, the green battery light would come on and stay on. However, the fan does not spin up and it gives no obvious signs of life (no other lights, beeps, no screen flashes, etc). The area around the CPU does appear to get warm, however, when plugged in (the heatsink in particular felt hot). The warmth around the CPU area and the flashing battery light lead me to believe that the motherboard is still functional. I fully disassembled and reassembled the laptop with only bare parts but it didn't help. I also peeled off the black sticker shielding to see if there were any obvious signs of damage, such as blown capacitors, but found nothing out of the ordinary. What is wrong with my laptop? Do I just need to go ahead and replace the motherboard? Did I void the 3-year limited warranty with my reassembly... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x230 won't power on

After all, the battery connects straight to the motherboard, and so does AC power, so it would have to be at least partially functional to give any signs of life via the flashing green battery symbol, no?

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Hello,I have Thinkpad X230 with Core i5-3320m and wonder if i can upgrade the CPU.The information I have found on the subject is quite controversial.Some sites say that the CPU is soldered to the motherboard,and others say that it is possible.Anyone know some information about it? If this is possible I had thought of these two CPUs: i7-3632qm  and i7-3820qm.The first is 35W, so I not see anyproblem(which carries the notebook is also 35W).The second one is 45W ,so maybe it is not very appropriate.What you think about this?













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Answer:CPU upgrade Thinkpad X230

CPU is soldered.

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Every time I connect it to a monitor and try to erase something using the pen it does not work, it is off by a lot does any one know how ot fix this?

Answer:THINKPAD X230 MONITOR AND PEN

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  Please try the following
Connect external Monitor, and then enter into Control Panel under Hardware and Sound scroll down to the section that shows Pen and Touch and Tablet PC Settings Now try Calibrate. Follow on screen options
Once the calibration is completed you should be able to use the Pen & all its functions
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hello, i start my laptop, after he give me screen Boot Menu"look pic" I click enter it remains on the same screen.please have you solution?thanks you http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/331432IMG0259.jpg 













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Answer:thinkpad x230 problem

If you mean that screen comes back after you press enter on your hard disk? If so it could be. Your hard disk no longer bootable due to Windows is damaged or something else caused the drive to lose its boot so then you would need a reinstall but it could be another issue causing it so I will let some one else give you more ways to fix this.

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Hi Lenovo community, I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my X230 but I've been unable to find detailed information about the size of RAM (pins) in the laptop. I looked up the model number of the original Samsung RAM in the laptop and found it on Amazon, where it is listed as having 204 pins. Is this the correct size I should look for when purchasing new RAM for this machine? Thanks!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 RAM question

204 pin ddr3 sodimm is the type of ram you use in your machine.

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