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Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

Question: Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

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?

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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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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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Hi, I've been looking around for a laptop with the best battery life on the market and I've read the ThinkPad x230 ( http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/x-series/x230/ ) has a quite high battery life, I was wondering how to achieve that, on this site here; http://blog.laptopmag.com/all-day-strong-longest-lasting-notebooks  it says it can achieve even up to 20 hours and 46 minutes with a 9 cell battery and sheet batteries, so I've looked around for the 9 cell battery on your website and I found out it can be ordered with the laptop or separately so that's not a problem but the problem is with the battery sheet, as far as I am aware, the only one that supports the inbuilt battery is the 6 cell battery sheet here  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-76758 but I am still unsure how it all works, if I got the 6 sheet cell battery along with the 9 cell battery with the laptop would they somehow combine their battery life and work as one and when I charge the battery sheet would it charge both of the batteries and indicate the level of both on the battery sheet? will it really achieve 20 hours of battery life without me having to change any settings in the laptop to draw power from another power source (if i left the laptop on and unattended)? I'm really looking forward to buying this laptop if the batteries join and work as one and can get up to 20 hou... Read more

Answer:x230 Best Battery Life

Hi Eryklok,Thought I share my experience with you. I have an x220 with a 6cell battery. It is rated at a 7 hour battery life. Though, I find that the only way you can achieve that battery life is when you bring down the display really low to 1-3 levels out of 15. It gets pretty dark then. But if you're in an office environment the bright lights above should make reading text a manageable task. Not optimal, but of you are really in a crunch and want to save on battery life. Else you could vary the brightness to 50% and you should get close to the 7 hours with light usage. With max brightness, I normally get apporximately 5-6 hours of battery life.As I understand it, the newer processors are really power efficient so should have to worry too much about that. I would recommend seeking a 9cell battery option opposed to the slice battery option. Due to the compromise and the added weight factor. Perhaps that could last you and you could factor a charge at your desk at the end of each work day.Generally speaking, you should get fairly decent performance out of box. Of course this is dependant on your workload on the processor.

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I ordered last friday my x230 with an I5 and 9 cells battery.   I've read many things on the web, but I would like to know what  is real. With this configuration, what is the battery life? ( reading movie, text, internet)  Will I get some minutes with a ssd? Thanks





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Answer:[x230] battery life

Hi lemarseillais,
 
Check out this specs page: ThinkPad X230 Laptop
 
 
Under battery life: "Up to 24 hours with optional Lenovo 90W Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter"
 
Higher drain activities include watching videos, multitasking with many browser tabs or windows etc. An SSD typically uses less power than a HDD due to the fact that it has no moving parts so yes, that could be more efficient for you.
 
I hope that helps!
 
Ed





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I've only just begun using my new Thinkpad x230 and the battery life is pathetic. It IS a 4 cell, but the battery didn't last for a couple of hours running only open office on power saver settings. Is this normal?  (it's a core i7 16gig machine with the premium IPS display)    Thanks so much! 

Answer:X230 battery life - help!

couple of hours mean how many hours?

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I just got myself a Flex 14, and am disappointed to discover the battery life is only around 3 hours (or less), a far cry from the 6 hours advertised on the site. Is this expected, or can I need to so something to get longer run time from the machine? I hope to be able to use it at least through a short haul flight.

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I have the x61s w/ the UltraLight screen and 4-cell cylindrical battery. According to the specs I should be getting up to 4.5h.From what I've heard, lenovo's estimations are actually normally quite accurate.Well here's the thing - I probably top out at about 3hrs. This is QUITE a bit lower than expected. Could it be a faulty battery? I'm expecting more out of this baby! Message Edited by Kaitlyn2004 on 05-01-2009 07:13 PMMessage Edited by JaneL on 05-01-2009 10:59 PM

Answer:Lower than expected battery life? (pic warning)

The 4.5 hours estimate is when you don't use your laptop for anything other than word processing, and dim out your LCD. In addition it would also require you not use any wireless connection or lot of background processes.   You can check your battery condition, by going into power manager and look at what is the design capacity and actual capacity?Message Edited by JaneL on 05-01-2009 10:59 PM

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Despite being cabapble of 8+ hours on the 6 cell battery, I can only seems to get an estimation of a little over 4+ hours. Has anyone running Windows 8 been able to get the manufacturer's longevity? Could you share with me the setting you are using to reach it. My stats are:i5 323016gb RAM500 Gb 7200 RPM (msata ssd on the way)fingerprint reader Thanks for any and all help.  





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Answer:X230 and battery life in Windows 8

Disregard. I realized that my timing samples had been taken shortly after start up and not after doing work for a while. Seems things are as per advertised here. Just need to get the msata drive in and clone it. Did that in the x220t and it was a nice boost to startup and shutdown, and overall system responsivness.  





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Hey guys, I just got my x230 with a 44++ 9 cell battery. I am wondering what is the average battery duration for a 9 cell? Right now, I am getting about 7-8 (it fluctuates) hours of battery @ max battery life setting. IPS screen brightness is at 6. There is skype, word, chrome, and FF idling in the background. The reason I am making thread is because I read online reviews where 9 cell batteries were getting around 10+ hours of battery life. I just need a confirmation if other ppl with 9 cells are getting the time I am getting right now. If not, what setting did they use?  My laptop:i5 3230M320 GB of HDDIPS screen (not sure if this makes a power difference) Thanks in advance! 

Answer:X230 9 cell battery life

hi there yeah im getting the same amount of battery time the max i have gotton is between 10.5-11 hours and that was with brightness down and the max battery life setting. My sister's x220, on the other hand, easily does 12 hours so I would like to know how they somehow made the battery life worse on a new model

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I have an X230 Thinkpad which is about 10 months old. I am getting a new batter (6 cell) as the one it came with isn't giving me good performance - usually only lasts about 2 hours of use. I have the original battery set to "automatically optimize for battery lifespan" in Power Manager. This is my typical use: 1. Charge battery to 100%. Unplug from AC power.2. Use laptop on battery until it is anywhere from 10% to 20% - then plug in and recharge to 100%. Several cycles in a day if heavy use.3. Sometimes the charge cycle is overnight, so it stays plugged in after reaching 100% for several hours - never more than about 8 if it is truly overnight.4. I put it to sleep manually (FnF4) between active sessions. Is there something I can do differently to ensure that the battery both performs well and also lasts more than the 10 months this one has. I never run it consistently on AC power - though I could some of the time. When it was new, I got many more hours on a charge - now it is needing several charges in a day. I have read different things that say never charge it to 100% - but is a setting of 99% as the stopping point a good alternative? I had set it for a manual threshold for a time - but it needed a charge more frequently when set at soemthing like a 90%-30% type of charging scheme. Also - I have 4 GB RAM, run Win 7 Home Premium, and use a USB mouse and a WiFi hotspot at home if those have any effect. Thanks so much! Any ideas appreciated!Lily

Answer:Settings for battery optimal life on X230

Hi HLily,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We understood that your query is about setting the battery for more backup and optimal life on ThinkPad system.
 
Regarding to control the energy efficiently and improve the battery life, I suggest you to install Lenovo Power Manager Application.
 
Download latest version of Lenovo Power Manger Application from Lenovo support page.
 
Please click here to know how to setup the Lenovo Power Manager Application.
 
Hope this helps. 
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Hi there

Clean install from Windows Media creator -- on a VM though
Any idea why I'm getting in Searching for Display Driver -- a message about "Battery Life" -- this is on a Desktop (actually a Micro server).



I need to install vmware tools which will fix the display driver -- but any gurus here know why I'm getting Battery Life warning message on a NON Portable computer !!!!!.

This is just after a clean install of W10 x-64 PRO - Retail current version.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:W10 clean install "Battery Life" --On a DESKTOP !!!!

Hi,

I've seen that message on desktops before too.
It's just a generic message that does not in anyway affect a desktop though. I'd say, just ignore it.

Cheers,

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Hi there

Clean install from Windows Media creator -- on a VM though
Any idea why I'm getting in Searching for Display Driver -- a message about "Battery Life" -- this is on a Desktop (actually a Micro server).



I need to install vmware tools which will fix the display driver -- but any gurus here know why I'm getting Battery Life warning message on a NON Portable computer !!!!!.

This is just after a clean install of W10 x-64 PRO - Retail current version.

Cheers
jimbo

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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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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 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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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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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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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 just purchased the X1 and was very excited to get this computer mainly for its durability and the fact that it will be quicker than my old MDG notebook. I read many reviews online and they all were saying I would get 5 hours battery life. I have set it to maximum battery life in the battery power settings and all it says I am getting out of it is 3:17 max ( that's the highest I have seen on it). Does anyone know how I can get this 5 hr  battery life?? Also one more thing is it worth buying the X1 Slice Battery, I have read the forum that says it quits out after 24 hrs.  And does anyone know whether or not there will be more accessories released for the X1 like a docking station or even a longer lasting slice battery since the built in one has a low charge span?? I love this computer don't get me wrong but I feel I have been ripped off and might even think of trading it in and getting a larger Lenovo for less money but the same guts.

Answer:ThinkPad X1 Battery Life

1. When i use my X1 with 40% brightness with wifi on, and in battery saver mode, i get about 4.30 hr battery life. The battery life drop to around 3 hrs when i am using it performance mode with screen 60%, and just doing web surfing.2. There is no dock, since there is no dock connector. You can only get a usb port replicator for the machine. I don't think Lenovo would release a larger slice battery, maybe they would in the next iteration.

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I'm getting less than 4 hours of battery life on my Thinkpad 13, purchased in Nov. '16. (It may even be less thanthat: yesterday I noted a reading that said it was 93% charged, and had 2:50 remaining.) Is there some sort of system check I can run to figure out what the problem is?  

Answer:very poor battery life on Thinkpad 13

Here's a little more information. I just charged it fully, and checked the battery indicator: Once it dropped to 99%, it said that meant "5 hours, 11 minutes" of life -- which seems too short. About 5 minutes later, it said 98%, "four hours." One other detail: not sure if this is relevant: The charger gets very hot to the touch when the computer is charging.  

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I've had the Twist for quite some time now, and while the Lenovo website says 6 hours of battery life, I've yet to reach even close to that. I know the estimate is very generous, but in "Power Saver" mode with <50% brightness and bluetooth turned off, I rarely get over 3 hours in light usage (web browsing, typing up documents, etc.). Windows 8 battery report rates the battery life at around 2.5 hours and has around 90-95% design capacity, and I've checked the Lenovo Settings app and it says the battery condition is "good," so I assume the battery hasn't deteriorated from its original state too much.  Is this normal? I was really hoping for better battery life from something labeled as an "ultrabook." 

Answer:ThinkPad Twist 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,
Mithun.





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What sort of battery life are you guys getting with this laptop? (The one with usb 3.0 ports and 6000 series intel).  Of the countless issues I've had with this (mostly driver related), battery issue is one of the biggest. I can't seem to get more than 5 hours normal usage. I've got the screen at 50%, keyboard backlight at its lowest setting, and some music in the background. CPU usage averages below 20%. I've got several tests I tried:1. I have chrome minimized with ~8 tabs (nothing playing or anything), and excel minimized. The only large process was Google Drive downloading. I wasn't doing anything on the computer. That gives me 3 hours, 49 minutes of battery life (94% remaining).  2. Browsing a forum while listening to music in youtube. (Chrome eating so much ram Windows is at 6gb used just with 10 tabs open.). 3 hours, 32 minutes battery life (90% remaining) 3. A stress test, Aida64 running a CPU stress test. 2 hours 27 minutes battery life (87 remaining).  Here's what's even more interesting. Battery wear level. Based on Window's battery report, I lost over 9% battery life wear since when I got the laptop (January this year I think). So 6 months. Here's the catch, it's more like 5 months because those first 5 months is when I used the laptop for college. After the semester ended, I pretty much stopped using it. This means that if I used the laptop frequently like in college(which wasn't even that often), I would wear the battery 20% ev... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x1 Yoga 1st gen(?) battery life

Hi, the below is a copy-and-paste of a reply I posted in another thread.  That thread was discussing Gen 2 battery run-time (not "life") and I had done a little testing on my Gen 1 for reference:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/questions-about-TP-Yoga-series/m-p/3704325
 
Not sure how directly this applies to the Gen 2 , but I'm doing some testing with the Gen 1 X1Y this evening.
 
Letting things run long enough for the battery gauge to stabilize:
 
Thunderbird: reading email: 9-10 hours, maybe a little more.
 
FireFox: poking around the forums:  6-9 hours depending on content and how fast I'm navigating pages.
 
Skype video session:  maybe 4 hours.
 
This is an i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD with the 2560x1440 non-OLED display @ ~ half brightness - which is plenty bright for evening surfing.
 
In my use case(es) it's an 8-10 hour machine for the most part.  I don't use Chrome so I can't speak to that.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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I just purchased a ThinkPad Yoga 14 and I noticed that the battery life is projected to be about 4 hours on a full charge. I thought that this would be much longer, perhaps twice that. Has anyone noticed this? Should the battery life be about 8 hours or is 4 hours or typical?

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Hi, I have a ThinkPad T510 and recently bought a genuine Lenovo 70++ Battery. I get an average of about 3 hours out of it. Lenovo Power Manager says it's in good condition with a Full Charge Capacity of 93.52 Wh. The battery was manufactured in July of this year (2016). I also have a stockpile of new genuine Lenovo 25+ Batteries at my work. They were manufactured in 2015 and can only last about an 1.5 hours. Is this normal? I don' t do gaming on my laptop and don't use it very heavily (I don't have multiple browser tabs open while running tons of other stuff at the same time). I've heard people getting 8 hours out of these batteries! Meanwhile, I carry around 5 genuine Lenovo batteries in my laptop bag so I don't run out at the end of the day! Any suggestions? My arms are getting tired!

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I am considering purchasing a brand new Lenovo battery, from a website similar to eBay in my country (trademe.co.nz) It is a 9 Cell battery for the t400/t61 with a fru of  43R2499. However it is manufacured in December 2009. Would this battery still be good? I am think yes as I have a battery in my T61p from 2007 that has not been used much and works great. But i am ask the option of the users of this forum.  

Answer:Thinkpad battery shelf life

I have 5-year-old batteries that work fine, but a new one that has never been charged might be dead.  I bought a lot of never-charged 3-year-old batteries and a few wouldn't take a charge.  I will add that the ones that did take a charge, took a full charge and acted like new batteries.

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Hello I recently bout a thinkpad yoga all the way from america, so it came with an american charger, to which I luckily had a converter. It works, but it takes FOR EVER to charge compared to how long it takes to run out of charge.. this is without a doubt going to be a problem, is there any chance that the converter may be slow? or is it possible that buying a european version of the charger might help if they exist? much thanks, please help me Im clueless... thanks

Answer:Thinkpad yoga battery life

I have not seen a laptop made in the last 10 years, maybe much more, that can't run off any of the major power formats (110 to 240V 50 to 60hz) in the world and they should be able to do so with no loss of charging capacity.  This is certainly true of my thinkpad. There is no converter required, only a plug adapter which simply conects metal pins of different shapes together.   If you are just using a plug adapter, as you should be, then the voltage difference is not your problem.

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I'm pretty disgusted with the battery life with my Twist. It's advertsied for "up to 7 hrs". I don't expect the full 7 but at least 5 1/2 would be nice. I'm only getting 4 hrs out of it. I contacted Staples and they tried to tell me that it was because I had wifi on and my screen set at 70% brightness. Is anyone else having this issue? Is there anything I can do to improve the battery life?

Answer:ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

7 hours battery time is probably with 40% screen brightness and SSD installed. When i tested the pre-production model, i was getting around 5 hours on 50% brightness and just internet browsing.

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Hi, as I've said in my "WiFi" thread, I have a brand new Lenovo E430 (Intel Pentium i3, 500 GB HDD, 14" screen, 6 GB RAM - it was 4 GB, but I had a spare 2 GB 1066 lying aroundn so I've used it). It is advertisied everywhere, that these laptops have long batery life - from 6-8 hours. However, when I unplug mine, it shows only 3 hours left ("Balanced" power plan on Win 8 64 bit, brigtness set to lowestn and WiFi turned off). I'm now typing this message and downloading a 400 MB file, and it's already down to 91% or 2 hours and 40 minutes. I can accept that, but could just someone please verify that this is normal? If there are any other E430 users I would appreciate if you could share your experience with me. Thanks!













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Answer:ThinkPad E430 - Only 3 Hours of Battery Life?

It depends, really. After debloating my windows my E430 gives me 5 hours of battery life on very light tasks (light browsing, light programs).

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Having purchased the S440 Thinkpad late last year, I have since found that the Laptop losescharge whilst powered off!!! incredible... There's some leakage of power somewhere.... So what does this mean in practice? Well an overnight flight overseas means that being able to powerup and write a quick document is no longer feasible, unless I manage to find a power socket.  I situations where this is not possible productivity is severely impacted and am left wondering whether I should have brought my HP Elite with me. More often than not when I open up the laptop it won't start as there's no power and consequently I always have to keep the unit plugged into the power socket. I'm startinfg to think that there is something fundamentaly wrong with either this model or my specific unit. As a business laptop - I really could not recommend this. Mark 

Answer:Thinkpad S440 - Battery Life Appaling

Hi Stattman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Battery backup on ThinkPad S440.
 
To resolve the issue I suggest you to perform battery gauge reset from ?Lenovo power manager? application, if the system is not having Lenovo power manager then you have to download it from Lenovo support link.
 
On Lenovo power manger go to Advance option and click on Battery menu ? Battery maintenance ? Under battery gauge reset click on Perform reset.
 
This process will take nearly 3 to 4 hours to complete. Make sure power adapter is connected while performing battery gauge reset.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Hi everyone, I recently noticed that the battery life of my Thinkpad Yoga 12 has drastically decreased since I bought it two months ago. In the beginning I could get 5 hours of battery easily. Now it's down to 2 hours - in normal office mode. The long battery life was one of the reasons why I bought it initially - and now it's failing me. I don't recall having done anything to the battery, hence I am totally clueless as to why the battery life has decreased so severely. Any suggestions and help highly appreciated. Thank you,Kai

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 12: Battery life down down to 2 hrs after just 2 months

Find or install the app Lenovo Settings.
 
Go to Lenovo Settings > Home > Power > click on "Show details"
 
You will see there the Full Charge Capacity and the Designed Capacity. Tell me these numbers. If these numbers differ a lot your battery was corrupted due to aging related stress or other problems.
 
You can also try Lenovo Settings > Home > Power > Battery Gauge Reset to try to reset the way your computer measures full capacity, but if you experience 2 hours only this wont help.

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Hello, Just got an S1 Yoga last week, after having read that one of the best things was its battery life of around 8hours, and I just noticed today, when using it in Energy saving mode mainly for surfing the net, that it's displaying 48% of battery available (around 2 more hours of usage) after 1.5hours or so? ie, that'd be less than 4h just for surfing on Energy saving mode... Is this normal? or could the battery be faulty? Any idea how to determine whether it's faulty or not with Lenovo warranty team? Many thanks!

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 - what is its normal battery life?

I have quite similar results. Yesterday I was only watching movies for about 5h from 100% to 9% battery life with airplane mode and lowest screen brightness.

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Since I'm using LAN internet, My X1 Carbon is always connected to ThinkPad Dock at home use. In addition to connect the internet, the Dock is always charging my battery. AFAIK, the battery life will be shorten if it's always charged/plugged. Its better to work on battery after 100% charged and return to charge if asked to.I just worried, is connecting to ThinkPad Dock after 100% fully charged can shorten X1 Battery Life? Thank you in advance,YHY













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Answer:ThinkPad Dock shorten X1 Battery Life?

Hi Yoga,So you have the X1 Carbon Gen 2, and ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The answer to your question is this. For long term storage, the battery is best kept 40 to 60%. While, it is bad to keep the battery constantly at 100%, but it is even worse if you are constantly discharging it and recharging it for no reason.

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Hi, I brought my X220 in 2011 with a 9 cell battery and would get about 14 hours battery life out of it. The battery aged and would not hold full capacity so I brought a new 9 cell battery from Lenovo in December 2015. But the new battery only gives me 4 hours of battery life. What happened to the other 10 hours I used to get in 2011? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Intel Core i5 2520M @ 2.50GHz RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz Motherboard LENOVO 4286CTO LCD 1366x768 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Storage Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB

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How is your battery life? I am getting about 4-5 hours of battery life from full charge with medium brightness and full time connection to WIFI. I only use this device for school work and it is not demanding work. Just Microsoft Office Suit with Chrome Browser with multibe tabs open. 

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga Battery Life Sucks

Which model do you have? ThinkPad Yoga 12 2015? Or 2014 model? If it's just new it's possible that it's still updating and indexing files and email, which will drain the battery pretty quick. 

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Can someone estimate life of the new battery i mean how long you can work between charges for ThinkPad R40-2681-W19 P4 - 2.2GHz, 512 Ram, Wi-Fi card .  Battery is made by PowerSmart, Li-Ion, 14.40V, 4000mAh, equivalent to IBM-02K6928 There is also battery by AGPTEK with same specs except it say's 8 cells on it, and i am not sure how many is in powersmart one. And also one by Amsahr and IBM which cost slightly more. BTW is there real difference in quality among this manufacturers?Message Edited by JohnLara on 08-09-2009 06:38 PM

Answer:Whats the expected life of new battery for ThinkPad R40?

The battery life depends on what battery you use and how power hungry is your computer components. The 2.2 ghz P4 is very power hungry due to the netburst architecture, also they get hot easily so the fan on the heat sink always run. 512 mb of ram, is really not enough for most applications if you are planning to open multiple windows or softwares, as they would constantly use your hdd (much more power hungry than ram due to the various spinning motors) for virtual memory. Recommend you get at least 1 gig of ram. Also wi-fi also sucks up the juice of the battery. IBM batteries usually use Sanyo, Panasonic and Sony li-ion cells, other compatible batteries which are cheaper use cells from unknown manufacturers, and depending on the quality and purity of the lithium doped polymer matrix and the purity of the electrolytes, they can give varying degrees of longevity. Some may lose design charge capacity quickly, while some others will come close to the lifespan of the OEM IBM batteries. So it is a gamble. Check on user comments for the compatible cells, to make sure that the manufacturers have a good reputation for their products.  

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This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. Remaining Capacity: 39.75 WhFull Charge Capacity: 42.19 WhCycle Count: 30Manufacturer Name: LGCManufacture Date: 8/19/2015First Use Date: 9/18/2015Design Capacity: 50.22 Wh Do you think that my battery is degrading a bit too fast considering it has only seen light amount of charge cycles and it has only been one year? I am surprised that the full charge capacity is now only approximately 42.19/50.22 which is only 84% of total design capacity. Is this somewhat normal in terms of battery degredation? I have an old thinkpad T510 where according to its power manager it still has like 90% charge capacity of the designed. Maybe it is because in the old power manager it had the charge threshold and the new thinkpad x1 with windows 8/10 did not. Fortunately there was an update which allowed for Charging Threshold so that should help increase the battery longevity....but alas it came too late haha... 

Answer:Battery Life Charging Capacity on Thinkpad X1 Carb...

User88888888 wrote:
This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. 

That does seem a bit fast. Below are the stats from a 2nd gen X1 Carbon with an older battery and higher cycle count.
 
That said, battery deterioration depends on many factors like temperature, recharging protocol, manufacturer, etc. It can vary from battery to battery. This is like how brake and tire wear can differ based on automobile driving habits.
 
As far as I know Lenovo considers a battery to be defective if the Full Charge Capacity becomes less than 80% of Design Capacity in the first year. Seeing as your battery is close to that threshold I'd contact Lenovo to see how flexible they are. Also ask if they've seen significant differences in premature battery wear between LGC and SMP batteries. 
 
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does the 7200rpm version of the thinkpad edge shorten its battery life? if so, by how much time?  

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Hello, I am still having (for a long time now) problems with my battery life, it doesn't last longer than 2 hours on power save mode and almost lowest Brightness, anyone else having the same problem?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E420s battery life 2 hours?

download HWinfo32, and check the full charge capacity of your battery compared to design charge capacity.

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I understand the battery life on this thing leaves a lot to be desired, and from what I've seen that's from the i5 4gb model. My question is if I were to order the i7 with the SSD and 8GB would the added power significantly impact battery life? I dont know alot about computers but I would imagine the additional CPU power would eat up more juice. And with an already suspect battery life could that be something I would need to think about? Are the new drivers helping out at all? I'm seriously considering getting a twist but a major hangup is the battery life. Thanks for any help in advance.

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Hi,I have a Thinkpad L450 with AMD graphics. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 and it has lost its battery life. Earlier in Windows 8.1 it used to give me 7 hours of working. Now it lasts only for 4 hours. Not sure why this happens or what I should change to improve this.Anybody else facing this?If there's anything I can do to improve battery life, kindly give me suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Thinkpad L450 battery life issues after Windows 10...

Hi GhostDragon,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Install the desktop power management with the link here, hope it helps.
 
Please keep us posted with the results.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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After upgrading to windows 8, I've noticed that my E530 laptop battery life has decreased by alot. It used to be able to run for 2-3 hours while browsing the internet, but now, it only lasts approximately 1-2 hours. This may be because I have no power manager installed ( can't find the windows 8 version ). Anyone know how I can possibly fix this? 

Answer:Thinkpad E530 short battery life after Windows 8 upgrade

Hi, Hardy
 
I would agree that the lack of a power manager being installed is likely the root cause of your now-shorter battery life. I was able to locate this document that can assist you with finding the driver for Lenovo Power Manager. Select "Power management" from the first drop down menu and select "Windows 8" from the second.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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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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Hi!At first I hope I'm posting in the right forum for my questions about the upcoming X301. If not, please move to the right section.Next I want to ask a few questions about some facts I read in the first reviews of the X301 (sources see below). First the reviewers experience a notable shorter battery life of the Thinkpad X301 (3h max without the additional bay battery) compared to the X300 (4.5h max without the additional bay battery). Is this true or do you will there be any optimizations which will lengthen battery life until you sale them?Next, one of the testing sites mention, the boot time is about 1min 37sec on first startup, which is again far longer than booting the X300 on first startup. Will here also be some optimizations till shipping the X301?  I'm referring to these sources:geek.comGottaBeMobile.comLaptop MagazineTigerDirect videomaybe anyone can send this to someone official, who may answer my questions?greetings from Austria,myAces

Answer:2 questions about Thinkpad X301 (battery life/booting time)

*bump*Since I'm going to order my new notebook on Monday, I'd like to have these question cleared till then.So please write me an answer, also if no forum member can answer this questions, or send these to someone who can answer them.Sincerely,myAces

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I need it tomorrow for a presentation. Help! Have tried all the obvious things. What's the number for the support line in the UK?

Answer:Can you help me? My Thinkpad T440s won't charge and I have 4 per cent battery life left?

Hi Davesawyer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with system not charging on your ThinkPad T440s.
 
To resolve this issue please shutdown the system, remove the battery and switch ON the system connecting ?Power Adapter?. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ?Device Manager? then uninstall ?Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery? under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ?Power Adapter? and insert the battery and then switch ON the system and check if the issue has been resolved.
 
If the issue still persists then please click here to visit the Lenovo support link and select your region to get the contact number.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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Hello, Mid June last year (The 22nd to be exact) I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 for my study. Aside from some questionable design chooses (why on earth does the screen touch the keyboard when the lid is closed?) Did everything work like intended. With all power saving features active (lowered CPU clock speed, 50hz screen refresh rate .etc) I could get around 5 hours of battery while casually browsing the web or while doing some light gaming.Now, Almost 9 months later, Is it a miracle if I can get even 2 hours of battery life with the same usage and power saving features. Even while idling at the desktop is the avarage battery life around 3 hours at best. I find that having the battery life reduced by half in under a year time rather quick. Even if I use the thing almost everyday.I initially thought that it might have something to do with how the laptop is nearly always connected to the wall outlet. So I decided to use the battery utility that comes with the laptop to re-calibrate the battery. But this gave no improvement. I also checked if there were any programs running that could cause this but neither I nor my malware scanners could find a possible culprit.You might say it's because of poor usage because I use the laptop mostly while the charger is connected and rarely let the battery fully discharge before recharging it (although I usually use it until Windows goes into hibernation once every week) . But even if this would be true (I can't really find any prove... Read more

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My new ThinkPad Yoga has these modes in the power options of control panel: High performanceBalancedEnergy saverPower saver Which one should I choose for when using battery? Blanaced, Energy saver, or Power saver? It's not very clear. Thanks!













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Answer:My new ThinkPad Yoga comes with 3 power-saving modes. Which gives best battery life?

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
A power plan contains both the hardware and system settings that influence your computer?s power management. The main changes made by Windows when selecting a power plan are regarding the screen brightness, the time until the display is dimmed and then turn off, and the time until your computer is put to sleep. These changes are also different depending on whether your computer is using the battery or it is plugged in to a power supply.
 
The ?Power Saver? and ?Energy saver? plan significantly reduces your processor?s clock speed and display brightness with the intention of increasing battery life. ?High Performance? sets clock speed to its maximum value and screen brightness to maximum level but it reduces the battery backup. ?Balanced? changes the clock speed based on demand by your running applications, with an optimal drain of battery.
 
You can also create custom power plans depending on your requirement within Windows. Usually, power saver mode is preferred while on battery to extend the battery runtime.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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I'm going to install an SSD in the mSATA slot of my X230 and then do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 on it (setting the SSD to bootable and the HDD to not bootable).  I'm concerned that this will render the ThinkVantage button unusable (particularly since that's what happened when I upgraded my X61s from XP to Win7).  If this happens, is there a procedure for restoring its functionality?  Thanks.

Answer:Enabling ThinkVantage button after clean OS install (X230)

Why don't you just clone your hard drive and reimage it to the SSD? That way everything stays intact.

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The automatically optimize for battery life option in lenovo settings is not working as it should for my thinkpad twist. Instead of charging up to 50% and remaining there, my battery indicator immediately drops to 0% when it reaches 50%. The computer continues discharging until it dies (switches off by itself with no prior warning). Changing the option to always fully charge does not stop the discharge. The only way I can get the computer to start charging again is to press the reset button on the bottom of the computer. When the battery percentage is greater than 50%, instead of discharging to 50% and remaining there, the computer also discharges until it dies. I have tried updating the lenovo power management driver, the lenovo settings dependency package, and the lenovo dependency package, all to no avail. Can anyone help me?

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Hi, I have the below problems on my new Thinkpad E550 (it is about 1 month that I bought it) that I have upgraded to Win10 and updated every driver and application as it is suggested in the Lenovo support website and any Lenovo application: 1- Battery life is 5 hrs - 3 hrs instead in the official Lenovo website it says can live up to 9 hrs, anyway I was expecting something around 7 hrs but not so shorter life than it is officially said 2- In the Lenovo Settings application, in the battery section, in the Batter Status Message it says: No battery is installed. The power management application does not start. 3- The below hotkeys are not working, those that re located in the F4, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 keys. The Fn functions are working ok. 4- The warranty also does not appear in the LEnovo Solution Center version 5 5- Sometimes my keyboard unexpectedly stops working and I have to bruteforce shutdown my laptop and start it again Thank you in advance

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I noticed that the "B" key is about a third lower than the rest of my keys. Is this normal and if it isn't, how can I fix it?

Answer:"B" key on x230 is lower than the rest.

B key is also lower on my X220 keyboard as well but not that much. It is related to the trackpoint.





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Since installing win 10, noticed dramatic battery drain.
In the space of 30 mins, just sat browsing with Firefox, battery dropped 10% which is quite abnormal based on pre-win 10 install.
Anyone else had this, or know what processses are hogging resource?

Answer:Laptop battery life post win 10 install

Take your pick in Taskmanager.Windows module installer was the worst for me.Also Windows Updates and the Store. But there are others. I set Windows Updates to manual which helped.
Then of course you have one of Windows defenders set to automatic and running and the other one set to manual but not running. managed to get the automatic one to stop running but had to use msconfig for that.
Not sure why they still run crap programs like that.
Windows updates are set to automatic with an automatic download and install which is bound to cause problems eventually.

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I just installed windows 7 on a laptop (around a year and a half old) which with windows vista got around an hour and a half, which was perfect for me (about a lecture's worth of battery), the battery life dropped to about half an hour and the indicator was telling me that there was something wrong with the battery, giving a 'consider replacing the battery' message.

I wonder if it is a genuine problem, or just a software issue (MS deny any problems, but tbh I'm not so sure). I haven't tried anything else, like a linux distro or something, but I wondered if something like that would show up any problems if they existed?

Answer:Windows 7 install battery life indicator

Have you tried adjusting the power settings? Make sure they are not set for performance?

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Hello from France,Thanks for any reply. The lower case of my X230 is deeply craked. Could you advise some glues, repair gums... that could fill up the crack/rebuild the missing parts ?In other words, except from replacing the whole case, what would be the smartest move ? Have a nice day  

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I recently purchased an x60 tablet without the ultrabase (dvd portion) and want to install vista. I'm wondering if anyone have experience with network installs or using external usb hard drive to boot vista. Also for laptop users, how is the vista battery life? I'm reading mixed findings all over the net but nothing solid.
 

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I bought a Laptop for my significant others birthday. It's left on all the time while borrowing files from the internet. Is this bad to leave a laptop on? I have read where they get hot and that's not good, or is that only on older laptops?
 

Answer:Will having a laptop on all the time lower it's life span?

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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!
 
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 I want to clean install windows 7 on my Thinkpad Edge. I'm presuming the best way to do it is to use the recovery disks. I have used the Thinkpad tools to burn recovery disks, but I can't boot from them. I have gone into the Bios to try and change the boot order so I can boot from the DVD drive, but I can't seem to change the order (it says to press F5 and F6 to change the order but it doesn't seem to work). Thanks for any help.  

Answer:Clean install on a Thinkpad Edge 13

hey hi_all,could you visit our support page via http://support.lenovo.com and do an update of your bios and try again?at the same time with current boot order that you have, if the first disc of your recovery disc inside the optical drive, does it boot up into recovery mode ?





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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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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

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

you would have to have a pre-Windows 8 OS to gain that crucial battery reset function. This is one reason why i dislike running Win 8 on ThinkPad.

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I'm working on my mom's old laptop. It's a Thinkpad T42. Pentium M processor, 512mb ram, 32gb hd. She has noticed that the Thinkpad is very slow as of late. I cannot open taskman via ctl-alt-del or command line. Regedit and all other programs run fine. I ran diagnostics on the processor, ram, and hard drive (via the Ultimate Boot CD) and turned up nothing wrong. I reinstalled XP thinking that she may have had a virus or malware going undetected, but the problem still exists with the new install.

Answer:Thinkpad won't open taskman. Clean install.

"I reinstalled XP thinking that she may have had a virus or malware going undetected, but the problem still exists with the new install."How did you do this? Did you format the drive and reinstall Windows, or did you skip formatting the drive? Did you backup any files before you did this and if so what kind of files.?When you tried Task Manager is it there but Greyed Out or is it just not showing on the Ctrl+Alt+Del Menu?When the system does not allow you to run Task Manager then it is because you are on a Domain with Group Policies to prevent you or you have a Virus. I am guessing that you are some how putting the virus back on the system, not formatting the drive, or using an infected systems disk.

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Hello, I bought via my engineering school a T430 laptop without any OS installed. I'm planning to install a clean version of Windows 8, but when I went looking on Lenovo's website they only had tutorials to make the upgrade from Windows 7 to 8. So my question is: can I just install it right out of box without any problems ? PS: I'm not English, so sorry if I make some mistakes.

Answer:Thinkpad T430, Windows 8 clean install

Sure. Windows 8 will install all of the basic drivers. Thereafter you'll just install TVSU (ThinkVantageSystemUntilities) that will upgrade your drivers as required.

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 I have completed a clean install of Windows 7 on my Lenovo ThinkPad T61p.  Completed installation of the 'ThinkVantage System Update 4.0'.  Everything seems to be working with only one exception -- the Device Manager does not recognize two devices on my system.  The Device Manager lists them under 'Other Devices' as 'Base System Device'. Please help to identify and install the drivers for these two devices. Thank you in advance for any help/guidance. Sincerely, Rahul

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Install on ThinkPad T61p

Welcome to the forum!You need Ricoh Multi Card Reader driver:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/WIN7-BETA.html#rmcrHope it helps.





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I have been working on for 2 days to completely clean my laptop free of bugs and slow performance. I have NO Windows XP disk, I have everything backed up and have run the winnt32 process successfully. When I started this I had 6GB of free space on my HD. First off, Im not sure where the 45GB is being used at? When i add the pcitures and stuff it comes to like 10gb.

Anyways. I have followed various boot.ini dialogs on the web and deleted the old Windows Folder(most of it) and still had 6gb of 'free space on HDD" so, I did it again, runing WINNt32 from the i 386 folder, with similar results.

I installed drivers and tried to start fresh, but then ran into a hiccup installing devices and ran system restore to negate the installatioin of devices. After the SYs restore, I only have 2.5 GB of free space, and i cannot hardly run a computer on that much free space.

Please advise on how to proceed, if there are any direct ideas on how to truly free up this space. and have a smooth operating machine again.

I have no re-install disk with this machine, so I am using what i have. I have backed up Drivers on external HDD.
Thanks in advance for the help or links to a guide. I want to start fresh!
 

Answer:Winnt32 Clean Install XP on refurbished IBM thinkpad

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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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I intend on doing a clean install of W7 after I create the factory recovery disks. My question is, aside from drivers for the fingerprint reader and stuff like that, what thinkpad/lenovo software do you guys think is worthy of reinstalling? I assume everything is available from the Lenovo support sites? Is there any functionality that is lost in a clean install?

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So I'm getting a Thinkpad Twist in the mail in a few days and I planned on deleting the partitions and fresh installing Windows 8. I don't want half my hardrive wasted on recovery media and bloatware, I can fix it myself if it crashes.. Looking into it, it seems the laptops no longer have a printed windows key. Does the built in key work when installing from a Windows 8 disc? (Not a recovery disc!)

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I bought ThinkPad T430s last week and am shocked at the amount of bloatware on the system. I am thinking of doing a clean install of Windows 7 and install just the absolute minimum Think (or any other) apps - ThinkVantage System Update and Power Manager. I have couple questions: 1. Can I take a stock copy of Windows 7, and use my current Windows Product Key (from the laptop) to do a fresh install? Meaning would Windows accept the product key or say "hey, this is key for OEM version but I am retail version. Sorry."? 2. After I have a fresh Windows install, can I just download and install the ThinkVantage System Update and Power Manager? Or do those apps do some check to see if this is truly a Lenovo provided Windows copy or not? 3. Have any of you already been through this process? Any suggestions? 4. Are there any other apps, other than the system update and power manager, that I really should consider / need to install? Lenovo Patch Utility, maybe? I guess I can just go through this process but I wanted to get the advice/opinion of the experts here and learn from your experiences. Thank you!

Answer:ThinkPad T430s - clean install advice and experience

1) yes2) yes3) yes. 4) Hotkey driver, ultranav utility, fingerprint reader (if you use that), active protection (if you have a platter hdd).

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Just purchased a refurbished T420 with win 10 pro updated from win 7 pro, am wanting to do a clean install.
Anyone running a T420 on win 10 would appreciate any advice.
my only concern is obtaining correct drivers or will windows install them.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T420 clean install after upgrade.

In general Windows looks up drivers from an evolving database and provides them.

Occasionally the driver version is inappropriate; much less frequently a driver might not be found.

If all drivers are found without problems, do nothing more about driver maintenance.
We (almost never) recommend the use of driver scanner tools.

Note the Win 10 version on your PC may not be the newest major build; if so the iso you download may be newer, and might give rise to new issues.

(Check your version number with
Windows key + X, winver)

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I just ordered my first Thinkpad - I got the X1 Carbon. Adding Windows 8 Pro was an additional $50, but I already have a Windows 8 Pro Upgrade disc and the external DVD drive to install it. Is there anything specific to Thinkpads that I need to know when doing clean install of Windows 8? 

Answer:Just ordered my first Thinkpad (X1 Carbon). How can I do a clean Windows 8 install?

Hi, masonade
 
 Firstly, you'll want to make sure you have the latest BIOS, found here. Secondly, you need to boot into the BIOS by pressing Enter at POST to interrupt startup and then press F1 to go into BIOS. Once in BIOS, Secure Boot underneath Security ? Secure Boot needs to be set to Disabled and Boot mode underneath Startup needs to be set to UEFI. Once this is done, connect the external drive and interrupt startup at POST again, but now press F12 to choose and boot from the external device. Then all that needs to be done is follow the instructions to install Windows 8.
 
Hope it helps,
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Hi,I've problem with my notebook. After clean instalation of win7 64bit, instalation of all drivers with lenovo update and windows update is the hibernation option behaving in strange way.The screen turns black but the computer is still working and when I start moving with mouse it shows me the login screen. So basically it just logs me off:/ I tried to instal newest drivers of Chipset, Graphical card, Bios.... the option in cmd: powercfg -h is turned on... nothing helped and I'm starting to be desperate :/ I also updated powr manager soft and driver. Does anybody know what to do? 













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Answer:ThinkPad E530 (3259) - no hibernate after clean install

If anybidy will have the same problem here is what helped me in the end(after long struggle )when i used shutdown -h in cmd the system just logged me off and dimmed screen. Then in cmd was:system cannot find file specified (2) solution was really simple:set the boot partion as active Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk ManagementAnd verify that the partition reserved by the system is the one active.

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Hello Together, I got a new Lenovo Thinkpad Twist S230u and want to install windows 8 without all preinstalled Software. But i cannot find any Recovery Disc/Partition and there is no Registration Key for Windwos 8 in the Package.... So, how can I extract the clean Windwos 8 Image to take it on an USB Stick and how do i get the Windows 8 Key? It used to be so easy.... Thanks for your Help! 

Answer:Thinkpad Twist S230u: Install clean Windows 8

The key is embedded in the BIOS. You shouldn't need one.Anyway, you should be able to choose "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" from the start screen.Is easier... Only different.Cheers.





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I have a R61 Thinkpad laptop.  When I got my laptop, it had everything preinstalled at the factory. The problem is that there are a lot of items on this install that I don't need (i.e promotional items, sql server, and other software).  Here is what I would like to do: a) Delete everything on the Hard drive and reinstall Windows XP again.b) I want to then install all the drivers for the needed devices on my R61c) Then install my custom software I have Windows XP on CD.  However I don't know where to get all the drivers for the devices on my machine.  I received 3 CD's when I purchased the computer.  One is a recover and restore CD and the other two don't really say what they are. Can someone give me a step-by-step on how to do this?  Also, where can I get a disk with just the device drivers for my computer?  

Answer:How to do a clean install with just windows XP and necessary device drivers on R61 Thinkpad

Welcome to the forum! Before doing anything else make a set of recovery discs (1 boot cd and 3 or 4 dvd's) they will come in handy some day. If you don't make them and decide you need them later it will cost you about $50.00. After you have made the recovery disc set you need to copy the C:\ IBMTOOLS or SWSHARE (or something like that, look around in there) folder to a disc. One of those folders contains all the preinstalled drivers and apps for your machine, Or you can just download most of what you need from here.   Alternatively you could press the blue Thinkvantage button at startup and restore to factory condition, then later in the process it gives you the option to do a custom recovery or a full recovery. The custom recovery will allow you to un select a lot of the software you do not want and provide you with a fairly clean install with all the necessary drivers and apps preinstalled.





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I have a Thinkpad Yoga with Windows 8.1 Pro. As I have understood factory reset is only possible through Windows Update and Recovery? Will this option still work after I do a clean install of Windows 8.1? Thanks for replies!  /henrikh

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Hi folks, could someone please point me in the correct direction in terms of a link to download Windows 10 Signature Edition as I would like to do a complete clean install. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Scotty

Answer:Thinkpad L470 Windows 10 Signature Edition Clean Install

Hi Scotty,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
You can try using Lenovo Digital Download Recovery Service from Lenovo to download the image file for Windows 10
 
I hope the above information helped you. 
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I am no newbie. I've done dozens of clean installs of WinXP and Linux on Intel boxes of various flavors. My Thinkpad T42 has managed to thwart me. Arghh! Where I am at:1) Wiped hard disk2) Purchased Rescue and Recovery CD and ThinkPad Product Recovery CDs (7-pack)3) Installed Rescue/Recovery and navigated to "return to factory settings"4) Installed ThinkPad Product Recovery CDs. Following the required reboot after the 7th disk in the Product Recovery series I am immediatetly directed back to Rescue/Recovery hell and not into WinXP as I assumed. Huh? Could someone, anyone please rescue me from rescue/recovery hell. I just want my WinXP back. Thanks,Doug 

Answer:Thinkpad T42 | Clean Install Using Rescue/Recovery Refuses to Work

Doug, welcome to the forum, please try the following suggested in tip MIGR-54965  It has been the solution on occasions. Hope this helps.

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Hello everyone, I purchased a Thinkpad Yoga that comes along with Win 8.1 and embedded product key. Will it be possible to plug-in an external drive and install Win 8.1 from a Win 8.1-disc? BUT I don?t want to use the key that comes with the disc, but the key embedded in the bios. This is my girlfriends Windows 8.1 disc and license. Nevertheless I could use it for the clean install. But I'm not sure, if the original key from my Yoga will work then. Thanks Hutson

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - Clean install with Win 8.1 disc and embedded product key

No idea? I only want to clean install Win 8.1 but use the key embedded in my the Thinkpad Yoga.

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Hi all, Apologies if this has been answered prior (I've searched through the forums for viable solutions). I decided to format my hard drive on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220 laptop and perform a clean install of Windows. Since my laptop lacks a CD drive, I proceeded to download a Windows 7 Professional .iso file in hopes of using it as a bootable USB tool. Extracted the .iso file to the USB, went in BIOS and selected the USB, but to no avail. Decided to download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool exe with the .iso file I still had, but ended up receiving this prompt:  After a bit of googling, apparently there's a bypass to this by switching the .iso file to UDT (however the .iso file I had was already listed as UDT). If anyone has had any experiences with this, I would love to hear your feedback or advice.













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Answer:Thinkpad X220 clean install troubles (Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool)

did the site you got the iso from list an md5 checksum? if so, you may with to check your download file to rule out a corrupt file. i've never used the microsoft tool you're trying, but the bit i read about seems to indicate that all you need is the iso, a suitable usb stick and the app. since it's complaining about the iso, i'd check its validity. sorry if you've already done all of this...

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Hello!

I recently did a clean install of Win7 with help from advice I got here. Thanks again.

Now, I seem to be having battery issues. I changed my settings to where I thought I had them before (made a power plan, chose lowest screen brightness for unplugged). But when I unplug the power cord, the screen goes to dim as expected, but battery goes immediately to 91% and the fan goes to HIGH. When I plug it back in, the fans gets loud again, and it is immediately back to 100% charge.

It never used to do this. It used to simply dim when unplugged, begin at 100% and drop slowly, VERY slowly. The battery life before the clean install was quite good, but now seems to be less.

Is there some setting I am missing that was in effect when I set up a power plan last time?

Thanks!

Answer:After Clean Install: Battery Charge Issues

There may be /several/ hardware drivers that you need to get from your laptop manufacturer to make the laptop fully functional again. Try that first. I had to install about 10 driver packages before a clean install of Windows 7 worked completely like new on a Sony laptop (And I left off 5 more that were pure bloatware).

If after installing the manufacturers driver package(s) doesn't fix it. You can try googling "recalibrating laptop battery" though I've not actually found something that really does what it says. :/

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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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I have T400 and bought Thinkpad Advanced Ultrabay Battery. My T400 already has battery it came with. Where can I install this new battery? I want to extend battery life by installing this battery as well. The manual it came with has no instructions.

Answer:Install Thinkpad Advanced Ultrabay Battery?

the advanced ultrabay battery goes into the ultrabay slot of your dvd burner... 

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I'm working on a ThinkPad Edge E531, I've just swapped out the hard drive for an SSD and done a clean install of Win 10 Pro 64 bit Anniversary Update and installed the Intel Chipset Device Software (Inf).All has gone well except that the computer keeps freezing momentarily and in the Windows System Event log every time this occurs there's a Disk warning followed by a storeahci warning ("Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued" Event ID 129 ) at the same time as the freezing occurs.On checking Device Manager I can see that the Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller hasn't been installed, I believe this is normally installed by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.When I go to Lenovo Drivers & Software downloads for my model and choose Windows 10 64 bit there is only an old (2013) version of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver available for download. When I run this it appears to run through OK but doesn't register in Programs and Features and doesn't install the Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller so I still have the problem, even when run in compatibility mode for Win 8.I've tried another Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver from the Lenovo website and this doesn't work either and I've downloaded version 14.8.0.1042 from the Intel website but this faults on install with a This Platform Is Not supported error.Can anyone suggest a way ahead?

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I want to install Windows 8 using my own partition configuration, meaning where I'd get a C and a D drive. On my other computers, this is what I have and I really like this configuration. I want to install Windows 8 on the C drive and have all my data on D. I have reformatted and partitioned the HDD to C and D. When I slot in Windows 8 Enterprise to install, I keep getting this message "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one." What the machine keeps wanting is for me to delete both partitions and create its own partitions and I don't want this. I know it wants this because I have clicked delete of the partitions and looked to see what it would do. It ended up creating several of its own partitions (not at all how I want it). When I re-partitioned the drive back to C and D (2 partition config), it would repeat that same error message. Can someone please help tell me how do I install Windows 8 doing my own custom partition (C, D) where Win 8 is installed onto my choice of C and D is left for my data. Why does it keep saying, "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one"? Is it a settings in BIOS that I need to change to enable me to use my own partition? If so, what setting? I have never had these issues installing Win 8 using the C & D partition config on 3 other computers (not Lenovo S230u Twist). Thanks for your help!!! :-)

Answer:Thinkpad Twist S230u: Clean Install - Windows 8 on Custom Partition

Hello LightspeedX! I glad you wrote this issue cause i still having the same problem (and questions). I decided to put everithing down on my s230u because it is quietly irritant see a last generation porcessor like the I7 on a top plataform ultrabook running so slowly like our thinkpad do. Since the embed software and the poor resource planning is the resposable for that issue, i really cant imagine why Lenovo decide to bring all this things up together at this device. I realize that any cheap I3 china device is more confortable and "quickly" to run any software than this machine in his original state (factory defaults), so i decid to try a brand new and clean installation of windows 8 or (perhaps) a dual boot configuration using a linux frindly distro like ubuntu. At my own risc, like the cusummer service like to say, i will erase all HD and start this "saga" (making a full hard copy first, of course and will soon bring any results i found here.   Some interesting urls:Ubuntu on Yoga Ideapadhttp://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Ubuntu_12.10_on_Thinkpad_Twisthttp://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Lenovo/http://it.nmu.edu/news-article/lenovo-twist-s230u-screen-orientation-issueshttp://nerdanswer.com/answer.php?q=50276 Untill i got there, i wish you lucky because i doubt you can found any anwers from the "big fans" of Lenovo or there oficial costumer services!!!! Best Regards, Nilson  

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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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Hi everyone,I installed a mSATA SSD last night along with the stock 2.5" 320GB hdd on my X220i (4286-2AU). I did a clean install of Windows 7 on mSATA, which will be my OS drive.I've installed most of the device drivers but notice that though most of the function keys (FN + ...) work (the WIFI FN + 5 even doesn't work), there no longer is an on screen display. I did play around with this prior to clean install so I know that with the factory settings, OSD was working fine. I check the display properties in Windows and on screen display is ticked off.Also, in power manager, I no longer have the option to set the minimum and maximum battery charge start and stop thresholds.For the Power management driver, I only installed Power Manager for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadand left of two other drivers:ThinkPad Power Management driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadThinkPad Power Manager Patch module for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPadI've also already installed which I thought should have take care of OSD but I guess I was wrong:Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit) and 2000 - ThinkPadbut decided to skip:ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - NotebooksWould appreciate any help on this matter. It's not a killer but the OSD and battery thresholds were something I was lo... Read more

Answer:X220 clean install. Now, no OSD and battery charge threshold

Hi alanbrenton,
 
Did you put this one in there.
 
This has to go with the Hotkeys and Power Manager.
 
Dave

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Hello, my X301 with XP SP3 Preload was running fine on battery performance (5-6 hours with energy star profile). Have tried to make a clean XP install and everything is running fine except the battery performance went down to 2,5 hours (using all drivers and applications incl. energy manager and energy star profile from lenovo download section) Any ideas what  I'm doing wrong or what is wrong on my installation, that I can't reach the same battery performance? Is there any config file which is not in the x301 XP download section? Best regards and thanks Daniel

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I made a clean install for VAIO (with a lot of problems) but everything seemed to be working fine and dandy. I was happy but then the screens' brighter and darker switches weren't working, so I decided to download some Utilities drivers from the Sony VAIO official website. I downloaded a couple (since I'm a cave man in all this) and didn't know which is what....and then after restarting I started getting this error message....I uninstalled all the SONY VAIO software, but I'm still getting this message and then after I click OK, the computer goes into hibernation mode (which was actually turned OFF in the first place).

What should I do!? Arrg. This is so frustrating..

(Attached is the error message).

Answer:Clean Install - VAIO Driver = Problem with battery

Type System Restore in Start search box, find a Restore point before you copied the random files.

If the problems persist after restoring before it happened, then run sfc /scannow to see if you damaged system files.

As a last resort before clean install, run a Repair Install

Next time post your exact issue here and ask which apps/drivers are needed, or call Sony tech support.

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So I bought an Acer V3-572PG, core i5, nVidia Geforce 840m, with a boasted 7 hour battery life. It was great, however it came pre-installed with a lot of bloatware, which slowed it down (and there was even an unknown service running in the background that stated in its privacy policy that I had not agreed to, that it was allowed to track my movements on the internet and send it to them. Which I was NOT okay with). So I bought windows 8.1. Wiped the hard drive and installed Windows 8.1 again. However now, my 7 hour (sometimes 11 hours, if I reduced power settings enough) battery life, has been reduced to 4 hours. So I assume that Acer has modified the underlying OS to cut down on certain processes to extend the batty life considerably. Any idea on how I can bring my battery life back up? The long battery life was the main reason I bought this laptop. And I'd be rather dissapointed if I lost that feature. Thanks!

Answer:Acer V3 572PG - Clean Install caused bad battery

You can try the guidelines mentioned on the following link to save battery power on Windows 8.1 and check if that improves your battery performance:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/tips-save-battery-power Hope this will help you.

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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 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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