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X230 and battery life in Windows 8

Question: X230 and battery life in Windows 8

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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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'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 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





Mbp I5, 160ssd, 8go ram

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

Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

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

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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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Since updating to Windows 10 x64 (clean install and a full "system update"), the laptop is working fine, but I no longer have options to set the battery charging parameters. I reinstalled the Power Management update manually but it made no difference. I have tried the Win10 Apps too with no luck. Can anyone help please?  Henry

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

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Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani

Answer:Windows 7 Battery Life??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mani


Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani


It better on my dell by abt 15%. Dont think 7 hrs is do'able wo a larger battery.

Ken

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Initially battery life increased for my laptop ASUS S400CA from 2:35 to 3:35. Now it has come down to 2:30. In between I changed battery saver from 100 to 60. Now again I changed to 100. Still battery life is going down.
I would like to know about other users exp.

Any solution to increase it.

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I know this is an advertised benefit of Windows 7, but now I can testify first-hand to the better battery life. I bought a laptop with Vista on it, and upgraded it to 7 today. I charged the battery before installing, and unplugged it soon after it started installing.

I haven't plugged it in yet. I have been using it for about 2.5 hours now, and the battery is at 73%.

Granted, it is a very good battery, but if this had been Vista, it would be at about 20% by now.

Windows 7 is a great OS, isn't it?

Answer:Windows 7 and battery life

Hi Jonathan,

I think most Members would agree that Windows 7 wins hands down over Vista. I think that it is true that Vista should have never been marketed, in so many ways it was not ready. Windows 7, is basically Vista under the hood with additional features and benefits that should have been claimed by Vista. Your battery experience, for one, security, aero, driver availablity to mention just a few. Enjoy your new computer, Jonathan, and keep busy on the keyboard, helping us at the Forum.
Richard

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Preface... (and yes, this is one of my infamous "Megaposts" and this one might be in several parts, so, bear with me and get edjumicated...

I found that link about this "new" power configuration diagnostic in Windows 7 and posted it in the other thread, but as it'll get buried in the muck soon enough, and considering just how vital this specific tool could turn out to be in terms of maximizing the potential battery life/run-time of laptops and notebooks (and Tablet PCs too) that will use Windows, I figured this specific topic is very deserving of its own thread, so here it is.

What I'm hoping this thread will be about is related to a diagnostic tool that, until recently, has been relatively unknown (and I admit I just discovered info about it last week myself, so I'm cobbling together a bunch of information from a variety of sources, several being Microsoft and blogs from MSDN folk, and some Windows 7 developers also, and putting it in this one post/thread.

Hopefully there will be some intelligent discussion as time goes by as the more I do research on this the more I realize it could very well be one of the coolest things - and gain one of the most vital aspects - about Windows 7.

So let's get this thing started... who knows, maybe this'll get stickied like some other stuff I've written about... if people deem it valuable, by all means, tell the Admins/Mods and point people to it as needed.

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Answer:Windows 7 and Battery Life... What You Should Know...

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I have a Acer Aspire V5 laptop. When I was running Win 8.1, the battery life wasn't great, but lasted about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Now that I upgraded to Windows 10, the last time I turned it on the battery meter said 52 %. Two minutes later, it was dead.
I just turned it on after charging it, and the meter read 98%, 1 hr 50 min remaining. I haven't touched it yet, and five minutes later the battery's down to 90 %, although it says that there's 3 hr 5 min remaining. When I do any work on it, the battery goes down drastically. Does this have anything to do with Windows 10?

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

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

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





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Hi folks, Had a quick search but can't find discussion of this. How are people finding the battery life since the upgrade? I'm finding that it's even worse than it was before - and it's always been pretty terrible. I reckon i'm getting about 3 hours on average.  Does anyone have any tips as to how I can monitor what's using up the battery? Ideally a bit like battery monitor apps on Android. I've also noticed a general performance degredation - Chrome becomes all choppy and slow. Not sure what's going on there but I'm guessing the two things are linked if the CPU is under a heavy load. Cheers Alex

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My battery life is about the same as 8.1 (6 to 6.5 hrs). I use a program called BatteryBar that will monitor your usage and gives pretty accurate predictions of when you battery will run down. It doesn't track specific programs however. Also, keep an eye on tasks running in the background using task manager while you think it should be idle. You can minimize the task manager to the icon tray to help with this. I also run the displlay at 2048x1152 resolution (@150% scaling)  which makes apps like chrome scroll a little smoother (perhaps due to less data being displayed). Not sure if that helps battery life or not. There a lots of sites you can google to track down specific issues with battery life. 

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http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-bug-can-cut-laptop-battery-life-be-fixed-microsoft-and-intel
Has the fix for this problem been released yet?

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So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?

Answer:Does windows 7 really improve battery life?!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hp7Windows


So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?


Yes by about 10%. Thats on performance power plan. 32 bit

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How's the battery life on ur asus vivobook after updating to windows 10? Is it the same as 8.1?

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I upgraded my Nokia Lumia Icon from 8.1 to the most current slow ring build of Win 10 Mobile. Since upgrading to Win 10 my Icon's battery life is horrible. Within a couple hours my phone will drop 30-40% with little to no use.
I am curious, is this a problem experienced by others? I am wondering if a clean install of Win 10 Mobile will solve/help the problem (I did not do a clean upgrade to Win 10), or if this is just "the nature of the beast?"
Thank you in advance for your replies!

Answer:Windows Phone 10 Battery Life

Same here on lumia 925...with w10m i lost at least 20% of battery life.

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I remember when windows 7 first came out the reports of battery life being less than when running vista. I am wondering with newer drivers being released if the battery life of windows 7 is less than/equal/ or greater than running vista. I've been wanting to upgrade but have found few reasons to upgrade but battery life might make me want to reconsider

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I am using a lenovo z580 and on windows 7 it was giving me about 4 to 4 and a half hours of battery life. However after updating to windows 8 and windows 8.1, the battery life has reduced to 2 hours of usage. All my drivers have been updated. I am using a samsung 840EVO 120gb ssd, if that makes any difference. Please help.

Answer:Battery Life after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

No help from anyone?! 

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Am losing Battery Life after installing Windows 10 TP. It doesn't even last 1hr.Why is this so? And the Store hasn't been opening since yesterday. It constantly says "The server has stumbled". Anyone facing similar problems??

Answer:Why is my battery life so poor on Windows 10?

What device are you using?

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Got another X230T and I want to upgrade to Windows 8,however, has all the issues been ironed out like battery life, rotating screen etc?.

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I, like many others, had Windows 10 installed automatically when I wasn't home. I'm not necessarily opposed to this except that it has OBLITERATED my battery life. As an ultrabook user, I primarily own my Lenovo T431s because it can last me days at a time, or at least one day of heavy usage (8+ hours). However, I noticed that since Windows 10 was introduced my usage time is not nearly the same. Just listening to music will result in 1-2 hours at best, even with dim settings. I have to count the minutes every time I take my laptop off the charger.
I've read that MS is working on optimizing performance, but this is beyond optimization -- something must be actively draining the machine. Any thoughts?

Answer:Windows 10 Destroyed my Battery Life

Hello oobio

Welcome to tenForums!

To investigate your battery usage please have a look at the following tutorial and work through the steps:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

Then you should also run the power efficiency report:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

Looking through these reports will help you identify at what times in the day the battery was drained the most, hopefully you can relate it to what you were doing. You may also find there are a number of settings you can tweak to improve battery performance based on the analysis.

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hi people, I updated my x230 to windows 8 yesterday since the power management tool had been updated too but no matter what I do, I can't seem to get my power consumption to 6-7 watts like I could with windows 7, it won't go below 14-15 watts... so basically I have 5-6 hours of autonomy instead of my beloved 12-13 hours I think it may be because of the metro interface that require constant updates to display fresh content what can I do? did any of you encounter this problem? any idea of solution?

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Hello, I have new Lenovo laptop, type T430s (2353-2QV). I was realized to try Windows 8 and reinstalled it using lenovo w8 drivers. But something is wrong with battery life. It is very weak. I was hope that I can use my laptop on battery more than 4 hours, but depens on usage, I can use it maximum for about 3 hours. And that is not right, from my point of view. I do not have informatiom how much time is battery life on W7, but I think it is much better. Please, can anybody  tell me if it is right or not and what I can do with it? I welcome the response not only from users with same type of laptop. Thank you in advance.Peter

Answer:T430s Windows 8 battery life

Which battery do you have?I have the six cell and get about four hours of normal usage, more with a dim backlight

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I would like to get a Windows 10 tablet (keyboard optional) with battery life being the highest priority. I currently have a Lenovo ThinkPad 8 on Windows 10. It's a terrific device, but it can only run for about 2-3 hours before a very long charging period.
The iPad is my gold standard tablet, being able to last for weeks on standby. Is there anything in the Windows category that's comparable?

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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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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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Hello All, This will be my first post. I bought an L540(with 9-cell) and installed Ubuntu 14.10 so its well supported. The only problem I have is wifi (rectified with usb dongle till better driver is written). Although battery is not a real problem, I'm curios about how many hours windows folks get from their L540(with 9-cell). My current setup with linux is when I pull the plug, I drop the cpu scaling to about 800Mhz-1.6ghz, and it varies base on load from there. I can get about 8-9hrs from this. Again, how much hours are windows folks are getting from their L540(with 9-cell). Extra Info: I also have the i7-4702MQ cpu which would like have factor in the draining.

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Greetings,
Somebody please help me! I just upgraded my laptop from windows 8.1 to windows 10 last tuesday. My laptop is Asus X555LB-XX198H(i75500U,8GB RAM,2GM VRAM, 1TB HDD). When my battery life is 10% my pc slow down dramatically & when I checked the computer frequency in the task manager it is in 0.48GHz it's not going up or down either. I don't know if it is the battery saver of the win10 problem or not. I already tried changing my battery power from balanced to high performance but it doesn't help. In the 10% battery life of my laptop my mouse cursor hardly move and the files and this laptop seems to move at slow motion. Please help me solve this problem.

Here pic of evidence.
Thank You In Advance,

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Wondering if anyone out there is getting better battery life (overall) with the Creators Update? You notice your system running better? Smoother, less resources needed?

Answer:Better battery life in Windows 10 Creators Update?

Slightly better perhaps on my Idol4s.
Sent from mTalk on my SP4

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Yesterday, I manually triggered the windows 10 update on my laptop which was running Windows 8.1 While I'm loving the Windows10 but the battery life has become terrible. The laptop hardly lasts for 1:30 hrs, earlier it used to last atleast 4-5 hours. What could be the problem? Is anyone else facing the same problem?

Answer:Why do I have such terrible battery life after updating to Windows 10?

Could be drivers. Could be almost-baked OS

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I installed Windows 8 on my Dell XPS M1530 (It's pretty old; about 5 years) and ever since the battery life on this thing has plummeted. It was never amazing, but I have the extended battery and would get at least an hour to two hours of light web usage before it died. Now, it lasts 20 minutes, tops. Why has Windows 8 killed my battery performance?

Answer:Windows 8 KILLED laptop battery life

What did you have installed on the laptop before Windows 8.

Sounds like it may be a driver issue with the battery.

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Hello everybody,
i just wanted to see if anyone else had similar results to this. it seems crazy, i know but my dell mini 10v gets better battery life on full back light.

I even timed it.

Back light full- 6 hrs 27 mins
Back light minimum- 4 hrs 32 mins
i don't know what to think of this, its kinda weird, like my post about how the full blast eye candy win 7 aero theme makes my net book run faster than any other theme.

All input is appreciated!
 

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

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

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





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I have updated my nokia lumia 625 to the latest version of windows. I have now a battery life of only a few hours when I used to charge my phone only every 3 days. I still use my phone the same way and I was wondering what could cause that change... Any help welcome

Answer:post windows update battery life

Updates sometimes trigger battery life issues. Sometimes they can be fixed by something as simple as a reboot or a soft reset (power off + volume down until the phone restarts). Sometimes it takes something more drastic, like a hard reset. If you haven't tried the simple fixes, do those first.

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

Answer:Lenovo y410p Windows 8.1 Battery Life

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Hi, Lenovo U310 - i5 - Windows 8 A week ago I upgraded from W7 to W8.In its W7 period batterylife was quite according to expectations - 5 hours with connected external drive, USB printer/scanner, second 22" screen - but since I switched to W8 batterylife barely reached 3 hours. Can anybody explain this and can I expect another firmware update where these W8 issues will be solved? Thanks in advance Grtz,Jim

Answer:U310: Very poor battery life under Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Before upgrading to windows 8 it is recommended to update the bios
 
 Please update the bios to fix the issue
BIOS Update
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi guys! New happy owner of lenovo hardware. Just wondering if other community members have noticed significant battery life loss after an upgrade to windows 8? I've tried updating drivers, some were unnecessary, and reducing to pwer saver mode. Also, as I am new to nvidia switching graphics, should i keep my unit plugged to enjoy full graphics power during game play or will an nvidia setting switch do? Forgive my ignorance and thanks a lot!

Answer:y580 shortened battery life windows 8

I've got the same problem.  did you ever find a solution?

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Hi all,Just made the jump to W10 and first thing I noticed is I have double the battery drain during idel. Not good.I've been working through process I can kill/disable and cleared out Skype, Search etc. and it was still a battery killer so now I've killed all of the Intel processes. Is this bad? I don't see any change in performance or heating, but I'm back to the old W8 idle drain of 5000 - 6000 which is 8+ hours of idle with screen at 50%.Is this safe does anybody know? I never killed the Intel stuff under W8.Otherwise I really like W10 but if the battery is this bad and I need those processes for safe running I'll revert to W8.

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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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Hi, I have a Xiaomi MI4 running Windows 10 Mobile ( 10586.164 build ). But I noticed that my phone has a poor battery life. Battery percent decreases by 1% every 15 min if I keep the screen on . Is it a problem on my phone or is it common . Please tell me because I am really nervous because my phone has a non removable battery . Any help would be really appreciated . Thanks in advance .

Answer:Windows 10 Mobile Poor Battery Life

are you sure that its 1% per 15 min? thats equivalent to 25 hours of screen-on time. not even my phone with 4000 mah batery can pull that one.lol. if you meant 10% then that is equal to 2.5 hrs of SoT which is really poor.

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Ever since I installed windows 10 on my surface pro 3 the batter life dropped from 5-6 hrs 1 - 2 hrs I did a clean install 3 times but this doesn't help. The tackpad has an issue too. I turned off the allow right click but it doesn't work.t I tried going back to windows 8.1, but they some how block user to download apps from store I always get an error "this app wasn't installed" I tried all possible solutions but no luck. The onenote app for windows 10 sucks too I hate windows 10 :(
Note: I always put on battery saver even on 100% charge.
And the Cortana is disabled too

Answer:Windows 10 sucks my battery life, how can I stop this?

Try taking it to a Microsoft store, fully charged. Turn it on and show them the battery drop. If it's only lasting 1-2 hours, let's use 2 hours as a conservative number, then it's dropping 0.83% per minute. Just run something normal for the tech guy for 5 mins, and show him it's dropping nearly 5%. If they want you to hard reset it - then offer to perform the reset right there in the store (plug into their bar with your adapter). It only takes 30-60 mins to do so. Then show how that does NOT solve the problem.
Then ask for a replacement SP3 (they now come preloaded with Windows 10). Hopefully you have Microsoft Complete. :-)
BTW - my SP3 upgraded to 10 and has been great so far. I can run it nearly all day on battery. I usually have about 40% left after 6 hours.

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hi all,im one of the eager guys who updated to win 10 straight away on my S7-392after suffering constant minor glitchesi restarted windows 10 on my device which is a semi clean sweephowever since ive done that ive noticed that my comp batter life is not the sameit is not as long as it used to bethe only software that i dont have from my original setup are the acer management appsi was wondering if the acer power management helped make the battery last longer?any solutions to this guysany help is always appreciatedPS i upgraded the SSD myself to a 500GB and it works a treat  

Answer:extend battery life after windows 10 upgrade

Bring up the old Power Options and check to see if anything is set to use more power than you'd expect, especially the processor. For best battery life it should be set to slow down when not in use.

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I am getting extremely poor battery life after I recently upgraded my operating system from windows 7 to windows 8.  I am getting atmost 3.5 hours now.  What is even more strange is that at about 30-45% battery it immediately drops to 6% and I get a warning that my battery is at a critical level.  I have updated the BIOS but I am still getting this issue.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

Answer:W530 bad battery life after upgrading to windows 8

Update all of your drivers using System Update. Use the NVIDIA Control Panel to make sure the discrete GPU isn't active when you don't need it to be.Also run a battery reset overnight to recalibrate the battery gauge.

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Greetings,
Somebody please help me! I just upgraded my laptop from windows 8.1 to windows 10 last tuesday. My laptop is Asus X555LB-XX198H(i75500U,8GB RAM,2GM VRAM, 1TB HDD). When my battery life is 10% my pc slow down dramatically & when I checked the computer frequency in the task manager it is in 0.48GHz it's not going up or down either. I don't know if it is the battery saver of the win10 problem or not. I already tried changing my battery power from balanced to high performance but it doesn't help. In the 10% battery life of my laptop my mouse cursor hardly move and the files and this laptop seems to move at slow motion. Please help me solve this problem.

Here pic of evidence.
Thank You In Advance,

Answer:Windows 10 10% battery life slowing down my laptop

Update!

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Hi, I have a Z580 ideapad (i3), since I upgraded my computer with windows 8 pro, the battery life is about 2 hours only:  Power saver mode + brightness 50% + Nvidia card is off (instead of + than 4h  with Win 7). And since that time, the fan is always on and the fan control button is not working.All the driver are up to date, i have the last "lenovo battery manager" installed. Do you know if a fix or a bios update is available for this computer?  Thanks in advance! JC

Answer:Z580 with windows 8: very poor battery life

Hi sika95Actually the lenovo battery manager of windows 8 is bugged and doesn't allow some features to work. This is being discussed herehttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...The temporary fix is to use the windows 7 lenovo power manager. You can download it from the driver page.Regards





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Is anybody having this trouble ? After the Windows 8.1 update i'm only having 4 to 4:30 hours of battery life with the screen bright setting on 50 % , WiFi on , and the Power Saver on. 

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The Engineering Windows 7 blog mentioned about a new feature of Windows 7. It is capable of telling you that how much life is remaining in your laptop?s battery. Now, there is no need to use any other 3rd party useless software to do so. It will also suggest you when to replace for a new battery.
Windows 7 makes use of a feature of modern laptop batteries which have circuitry and firmware that can report to Windows the overall health of the battery. This is reported in absolute terms as Watt-hours (W-hr) power capacity. Windows 7 then does a simple calculation to determine a percentage of degradation from the original design capacity. In Windows 7 we set a threshold of 60% degradation (that is the battery is performing at 40% of its designed capacity) and in reading this Windows 7 reports the status to you. At this point, for example, a battery that originally delivered 5 hours of charge now delivers, on average, approximately 2 hours of charge. The Windows 7 the notification is a battery meter icon and notification with a message ?Consider replacing your battery?. This notification is new to Windows 7 and not available in Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Answer:Windows 7 Notifies users about there Laptop’s battery life

It seems that after upgrading to Windows 7, many Windows 7 users used to get a warning message about needing to replace their laptop batteries, inspite of having new batteries.

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Have a 6 month old T500 which I love.  Always had good battery life (can't remember the duration, but never had an issue with battery life). Earlier this week, I did the Windows 7 Upgrade (machine originally came with Windows Vista OS).  After doing the upgrade, I've noticed a substantial decrease in battery life (now lasts for about 2 hours max). Have reinstalled ThinkVantage Power Manager and Toolbox applications, but that hasn't helped.  Also did power meter reset, but that doesn't seemed to have helped. Has anyone else experienced this?  Any suggestions out there?

Answer:T500 Battery Life post Windows 7 Upgrade

Hello ejones565, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
Please refer to this extensive thread.

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When I had my native windows 7 setup..My battery life was amazing. 7 hrs easily.  With 9 cell battery. But ever since I upgraded to windows 10...my battery life has dwindled to 3hrs. And the cpu is always running hot. I guess lenovo optimized the t430 for windows 7/8.  Which makes sense.  Anybody else experiencing the same thing on their machine??  On a side note...the t430 is my favorite thinkpad of all time.  It has excellent battery life,lots of ports, msata capability, backlit keys, the last thinkpad with 4 tactile mouse buttons for trackpad and pointing stick. Only thing I iwsh it had was 1080p resolution for the 14inch model. But 1600x900 is lovely. Every thinkpad that came out after seems to have cut corners to be more like an ultra book. sigh..  

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

Having the same problem related to batterylife.

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Appreciate if people could start to post their respective battery lifes with basic info on the typical battery life, OS, battery configuration, Power profile and screen brightness they are using.  Like to see if Visa or Windows 7 is working better  Battery Life: 4.5 hoursOS: Windows 7 64 bitBattery Config: 6 cell plus slim 3 cell dvd batteryPower profile: balancedScreen Brightness:  max

Answer:X301 Battery Life Comparison between Vista and Windows 7.

you are getting 4.5 hours from 9 cells? that's terrible. it was for that reason i downgraded to xp. actually your numbers match my experience under vista. i thought it was joke when i first booted up the machine and found the 3 cell battery fully charged but only got 90 minutes from it. i won't even say what i think of lenovo's claim of 'up to 3.45 hours' from the 3 cell battery. anyway, it looks like windows 7 is just as bad as vista. under xp with wireless on, bluetooth off, my numbers look like this for 6 cells: Battery Life: 5 hoursOS: xp proBattery Config: 3 cell main + 3 cell bayPower profile: balancedScreen Brightness: -4 i actually just got the 6 cell battery yesterday after owning the machine for almost a year now. i'll post my results for the full 9 cells later, but my initial experience would lead me to believe it is going to be somewhere near 7.5 hours. Message Edited by redwood01 on 06-12-2009 09:15 AM

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Short Battery Life Sinks First Windows 8 Notebooks

Confusing dual-mode operating system, no Start button, counterintuitive swipe gestures? None of these things spells doom for Windows 8. What will kill Microsoft's newest operating system is the abysmal battery life of the systems on which it's supposed to perform the best.

For all of Windows 8's strengths, its one major weakness might be something no one saw coming; significantly worse battery life than the previous generation of PCs.

Leading up to the launch of Windows 8, we saw progressively longer endurance on the two most-portable categories of notebooks. As of September, the average ultraportable (a notebook with a screen size of 11 to 13 inches and weighing less than 4 pounds) lasted 6 hours and 52 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test (Web surfing via Wi-Fi, screen at 40% brightness). The average thin-and-light (12 to 14 inches, less than 6 pounds) was right behind, at 6 hours and 40 minutes.
However, when we started adding Windows 8 notebooks to the mix, those averages receded faster than Steve Ballmer?s hairline. By November, the ultraportable average dropped by half an hour, and the average thin-and-light decreased by 10 minutes. A number of challenges face OEMs and Microsoft when it comes to the adoption of Windows 8, from design to pricing. But solving all those issues will be moot until they fix the most basic requirement for any laptop ? good battery life. www.laptopmag.com

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Answer:Short Battery Life Sinks First Windows 8 Notebooks

just curious but are the systems running the same internal hardware ie cpu's/gpu's?

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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.
 
Did someone help you today? Click on the ?upper half star? at the left side of the post to thank them with a Kudo!
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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I want to know how to turn off or shut down apps when I'm finished without turning off my computer to keep them from draining my battery.

Answer:how to turn off apps in Windows 8 to conserve battery life

Alt+F4 is the keyboard shortcut to close programs and it works for me on my Win8 machine.You can also use Alt+Tab to tab through all of the open programs to select them and use the Alt+F4 to close them.Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.

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













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Answer:x230 battery stuck at 99% during battery reset

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

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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 All,

I am having a problem with my Acer aspire s3 ultrabook (i7 2637 4GB ram running windows 7 home premium 64 bit).

The fan is on all the time, really loud and noisy, and the laptop is usually heating up too rapidly, and the battery life is less than 1 hour on power saving mode!! I don't know how it became this way, but I think that I once downloaded the windows 8 preview, installed it, but nothing happened, and I could not detect it on the control panel or in my hard-drive, it just disappeared, and my laptop has not been well eversince. I am not sure If I want to restore it or if I have a restoration point before the problem, but I have important software I do not want to lose. Is there any solution for that?

Thanks

Answer:laptop heating, fan loud, battery life short in windows 7

dalhoomist,
Welcome to SF. Have you ever opened the bottom up to change ram or your HDD? I would open it up and see how much that exposes the guts and especially the fan which I would take a very close look at and then clean it with air and a damp q-tip. Air flow is critical and these fans get dirty and even clumps of dust can break off and slow if not block the flow of air.

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Since installing Windows 10 my lap top battery drains very fast and sometimes goes from 30/40 % to shut down in minutes

Answer:Why is my battery life draining so fast with Windows 10 ( what can be done to correct this issue)?

Originally Posted by RonKunda Since installing Windows 10 my lap top battery drains very fast and sometimes goes from 30/40 % to shut down in minutes go to settings and check under system > battery > apps or programs that can run in background and disable those not needed
also check under task manager what is enabled at startup and disable unnecessary programs
check which apps are syncing always and disable those not needed
reduce syncing times such that the app checks fewer times
switch off wifi/cellular when not needed
check your brightness levels, are they more than enough?
check battery setting, is it high performance or normal or battery saver
Also, allow apps to update while on charge as there could be many apps still updating after doing the windows 10 upgrade

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lumia 640 xl with windows 10 anniversary update please give full review specially for battery life and performance

Answer:lumia 640 xl with windows 10 anniversary update battery life can better this time ?

I am afraid the only way to improve battery life is hard reset (reset to factory settings).

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

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

GOOD JOB LENOVO (power manager pfff )

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Hi, prior to upgrading to windows 8.1 i would usually get about 4 to 5 hours of battery usage. However after updating to windows 8.1 this has significantly reduced to about 1.5 to 2 hours doing the exact same things with nothing changing . I have contacted toshiba who provided me with a replacement battery however this issue still persists. I have followed to the letter on how to update 8.1 following all instructions.

I am not really good with computers but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite U940 - Battery Life decrease with Windows 8.1 update

Huh it is not easy to say what is wrong there. In front of me I have U940-103 with Win8.1.
Three weeks ago I?ve updated original preinstalled Win8 with Win8.1 and after battery test I didn?t notice any difference.
With full battery I can watch two movies without problems so with full battery I can use my Satellite U940 up to 4 hours.

It is not easy to say if the reason for lower battery capacity Win8.1 is.
I don't know if you want to do this but it will be interesting to know if something will change if you install original recovery image again.

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On Thursday, an Intel spokesman confirmed that the company is working to patch a minor bug that will reduce the battery life of some Windows 10 machines by less than 10 percent. 
The good news is that, once fixed, Intel expects the battery life of a Windows 10 PC to be on par with a Windows 8 system, the Intel spokesman said.
With the Windows 10 launch just days away on July 29, Intel, Microsoft, app developers, and hardware makers are working to finalize drivers and fix bugs. Microsoft, for example, issued an update for Intel’s HD Graphics integrated GPU on Thursday for its Surface line—along with a firmware update that failed to update for many people.
In some sense, both Intel and Microsoft are on an intercept course, with Microsoft’s Windows 10 scheduled to hit the market shortly before Intel is expected to begin shipping its next-generation Skylake chips. The combination of new drivers, new software, and new hardware usually means a fertile ground for bugs, which all parties are busy patching, Intel among them.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2952393/windows/intel-microsoft-working-to-squash-windows-10-battery-life-bug.html

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I recently upgraded my W500 to Windows 7, which appears to begenerally working fine. However, when I work with the computer on battery power I am getting extremely reduced performance (around 1 hour of battery life or less) than I previously had in Vista (if I was working in Power Saver or Energy Star modes I could often get almost 3 hours of battery life even though it's a fairly old (2+ years) machine and heavily used).  I've noticed that changing between power settings, adjusting screen brightness and switching off wifi DO NOT improve the battery life. I'm wondering if the power manager is not working properly. I'm also wondering if it's an issue with the switchable graphics. I have downloaded the most recent power manager drivers. Any ideas? Any help on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Answer:W500 extremely reduced battery life after Windows 7 upgrade

To ask the obvious, are you actually in a BATTERY profile that is NOT a highest max CPU Speed?Also, have you checked the Windows Task Manager Performance task to see what you CPU usage is for each process (SORTed)?

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Hello

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

Thanks!

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

Hi,

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

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Definitely I desire the below:
-Micro SD support
-64 bit
-WWAN (SIM enabled (3G/4G) )
-ROM 64GB or more
Till now my choices have narrowed down to Toshiba 8 and Dell Venue Pro 8 but its been a while since these tablets have come out. Toshiba 8 is hard to find. Can anybody suggest anything better thats released recently.

Answer:What is the best 8-inch windows tablet with respect to configuration, battery life, performance?

I had a Venue Pro 8 that I liked quite a bit. Not expensive and does the job.

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just wondering if build 10581 is for my lumia icon to install, coz I installed the last build, battery was horrible.

Answer:did anyone tell about battery life for lumia icon with windows 10 mobile build 10581

I've found that battery life on 10581 is about as good at WP8.1. The Icon's battery life has never been great. You can read reports from many Icon users running Windows 10 Mobile here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok.../358896-17.htm

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I use my SP3 for taking notes for at least 5 hours on battery. I would like to run windows 10 on it but I know in the previous builds the battery life has been terrible. I was wondering if they have fixed some of the battery issues in build 10049?

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my battery is draining so fast after the update to windows 10,which makes me very irritated by looking the battery backup.

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













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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Optimizing battery run time and battery life Faulty setting

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

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Hi
Anyone had this issue?

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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





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

Hi,

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

Hope this answers your question. 





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Are there any metrics on this? people swear by Windows 8 but googling 'windows 7 vs windows 8 battery life' almost always has Windows 7 come out on top.

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I updated to 8.1 and noticed that the orange battery light now blinks all the time (about 1 per second) and the battery only charges 50 - 60% range.  I have Lenovo Energy Management enabled and set to maximize battery life (power plan=balanced).  Tried running the Battery Gauge Reset - it ran for 10+ hours before I had to cancel it to use the laptop... how long does it take to run?? Any fixes? Anyone roll back to Windows 8.0 with any success?

Answer:Yoga 13 - updated to 8.1 Charges 50 - 60%, battery set to Max Battery Life

Try this: bricot wrote:I updated to 8.1 and noticed that the orange battery light now blinks all the time (about 1 per second) and the battery only charges 50 - 60% range.  I have Lenovo Energy Management enabled and set to maximize battery life (power plan=balanced).  Tried running the Battery Gauge Reset - it ran for 10+ hours before I had to cancel it to use the laptop... how long does it take to run?? Any fixes? Anyone roll back to Windows 8.0 with any success?Open the Energy Manager > click on the "menu" with three vertical lines on the upper right side > click settings and make sure conservation mode it not turned on. If that's not the issue, than you may have a battery problem and I would exchange it is possible or contact Lenovo about warrenty repair.

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

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

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

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I don't care if this voids the warranty. Just curious if it's possible get maybe another hour or 2 on a YP2.

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

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

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

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My X1 is about a month and a half old: 1. Battery life on a charge appears to be a little under 3 hours without changing the settings it came with. I know there are setting to maximize the time on one charge but for normal factory settings is this time normal? 2. When I check battery Power and Performance it states that the battery is at 85% of its original capacity. To lose so much capacity in just a month and a half seems odd. Is this normal or can this measure vary? All in all I am having a very positive experience with this computer however I am a little concerned with these power readings I am getting. Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Battery Life on a charge and Battery Health Questions

hey bbfolgart,1 - since you did not change any setting, the hours of usage in my opinion is about right; though this also depends on the battery you are using as well as other factors such as screen brightness; application that you're using, if the wireless is on, etc. all of this plays a role on the how much power is left for the battery.2. battery going down to 85% capacity is weird. for this try doing a battery gauge reset from the Power Manager.At the same time, do fully charge the battery and then use your unit without the AC adapter until the battery fully discharges.Recharge the battery and do not use it at this time. Once fully charge, use it again without adapter and see how long the battery last and check the capacity as well.while you do all of this, do check on http://support.lenovo.com if there is any updates for the Power Manager software that you are using and update if applicable.





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When I pin the battery saver tile to the start screen it doesn't show the battery life in percent. Although it used to.

Answer:battery Saver tile not showing battery life

It does show in my 620.It needs The Denim Update

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When running on the battery, at the start it suggests some 3 hours of life with 100%, but after less than an hour the system suddenly goes into standby.

I get no "low level" warning any more. The Toshiba Power Saver actions are set up to alarm at 20% and go to standby at 10%. This matches the settings under control panel / power options.
I tried a new battery but the symptoms are exactly the same.

Any ideas?

Answer:Tecra M2 - battery meter/ battery life problem

Nothing immediately springs to mind, but I have a few questions which may help to elicit more information:

- Do you need to plug the M2 in to the charger to make it come out of Standby?
- What happens when you come out of Standby? Does it indicate near 0% of some other value?
- Does it recover from Standby or has it lost any BIOS settings (e.g.) wrong timedate?

Might be worth checking to see if you did anything prior to the problem which may be a factor.

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