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Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

Question: Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

Hi, For few weeks now, I have been experiencing a very frustrating battery issue with my X220. Usually I put my laptop in hibernation while there is still a good battery capacity (70-80%) at night (or before going to work). On the next day, when restarting the laptop, both Power manager and the windows gauge are indicating close to the same percentage as just before it was stopped the night before. Then after a random time, ranging from few minutes to a hour or so, windows will notify me that the battery is at a critical level of charge (6%) while just before both Power manager and windows indicator were showing something like 60% remaining. At that point windows shows 6% while power manager still shows the previous level of charge (let say 60%). After few minutes, Power manager indicator goes all to 6% and then the PC hibernates. I think that my issue appeared after I updated Power manager, I reinstalled it including its driver with no luck...I am now performing a battery reset to see if it helps. I read several other posts regarding similar issues on the lenovo forums, it was suggested that some battery cells might been faulty and that a battery swap might solve the problem. However, as far as I read, it seems that people who performed a battery swap were still experiencing the issue. I wanted to know if there were any know fix for this battery issue or at least what steps I should be taking to investigate/debug this issue? Thanks in advance for your help













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Answer: Battery issue (6-cells) with my X220

To get the obvious out of the way, when your battery life suddenly drops off, are you watching YouTube or surfing Flash-heavy web sites? Yeah, a sudden drop-off in indicated battery life sounds like a driver issue, so I dunno...maybe you could try rolling back the battery driver or Power Manager. (There's a way to roll back the driver via Windows Device Manager, right? Just make sure you don't uninstall the driver through Windows; there should be a button to click for "roll back driver.") I suggest making regular full-system-image backups of your X220 while you're working on the drivers. With my old x100e, I got myself into trouble after uninstalling AMD Catalyst Controller, and it just refused to reinstall. Do you think like...a battery calibration would work? Go into Power Manager, Advanced, then Global Settings. Go to the battery low/critical section and click the box that says "do nothing" for when low and critical are reached. Power Manager will force the computer to run, even though the battery will broadcast a 0% level remaining. (And just to be safe, run the calibration with everything closed, use Power Manager to set the CPU to "low," and set a video looping in WMP or something like that, at brightness 11 of 15.) It's not too healthy for the battery (to deep discharge), but if you get 3-6 hours in that test, it'll be safe to say the problem's in the software, either something hogging CPU power or a driver issue. I've done it a bunch of times, but in my experience it doesn't change much. I've only ever gotten 7-10 minutes of runtime while the battery says it's at 0%. The laptop will just wink out when it's done, no hibernation. Try it if you haven't yet.

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Hi I am looking for FRU of lenovo battery with Panasonic cells. If someone has that battery with LG cells please write your experiences ... cycle count ... wirst use ....  

Answer:X220 9 cell battery Panasonic cells (lenovo 44++)

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We discovered this problem in early August with our new X220 tablets.  We have a 1-to-1 tablet pc program.  About 75% of our freshmen class has experienced this issue.  The tablets are running on battery power with the extended battery slice.  The units will spontaneously just power off.  Not a clean shutdown but just a power off.  The batteries are in various states when this happens, most of the time both batteries are almost fully charged.  I've witnessed this dozens of times with the students in my classes.  We found out that this also is affecting another high school in our consortium.  We bulk purchase our tablets with several other high schools.  The other high school that is experiencing this issue has the same model and the same manufacturer date 6-11-2012.  We estimate 200-300 units are affected between the two schools.  Lenovo product engineers are working on finding the source of the problem, but we currently have many frustrated students and parents.  Just curious if anyone else has seen this issue with X220 tablets and slices that were manufactured around the first part of June?













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Answer:Sudden Power Off Issue on X220 Tablet with Battery Slice

My X220 tablet with a splice battery has the following issue: If you don't set the laptop down very gingerly while holding the external  splice battery firmly against the laptop, it shuts off entirelyYou then have to take out splice and main battery and put them back in and rebootPower mode set up is hibernateIf you use sleep mode, it shuts down if it shifts around a little while in backpackFor such a rugged design, you wouldn't expect this to happen.  Any ideas on how to correct this? thanks 

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I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X220. However, after only 1 week use, i receive the error "The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery." In particular the battery meter indicates 48%, however when I remove the a/c the laptop immediately shut downs. The problem occured after only 3 charging cycles, when i upgraded the firmware to the 1.19 version and installed the lenovo's power management software. However, i cannot correlate the 2 events for sure. I tried to get back to a previous version, re-install (or remove) the power management software, however the problem persists. Any suggestions?Thanks in advance

Answer:X220 battery problem: "The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery".

Hi, I already had this problem on my X300, and the battery was basically dead. You need to replace it. Probably yours was defective. In my X300 it had append after 9 months only.





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I have got it to do this twice so far, so looks like a problem.  My wife always puts her X220 to sleep versus shutdown.  Sleep still uses some power apparently which is fine.  It looks like it is draining only the primary battery even though the slice battery is connected. The issue is that with the primary battery drained and the slice battery connected, the TP will not power up.  Plug the power adapter into the slice battery and still no power up.  The slice battery charged to 100% with it pluged in, but the primary battery would not charge.  Plug the power adapter into the X220 directly and let it charge for a moment, then everything works as it should even if you then move the power adapter back to the slice battery. So if the primary battery is dead, the slice battery and charging the primary battery through it seems to stop working under this scenario. Obviously not a huge deal since we now know what causes this, but maybe someone wants to fix some day. I am using BIOS 1.16 and have been for a while.

Answer:X220 Will Not Charge When Primary Battery is Dead with Slice Battery Installed

hey DevItHere,have you tried updating your bios and at the same time uninstalling the power manager for your X220 and reinstalling it ?if not, please do so





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After a couple years of use, my X220's battery clips/locks have failed. Both clips/locks (left and right) are in the locked position, but the battery slips right off if pulled away. I have reviewed this thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-replacing-battery-clips/td-p/891177 Will replacing the battery clips using the materials in the parts kit referenced in the above thread solve my problem? Better question: can this be repaired by a service center? My X220 is not warrantied-- how much would something like this cost, approximately? I do use my laptop on the go all the time, so the battery has to be secure.

Answer:x220 battery clips/locks broken, battery slips out

take some pictures of the battery and the battery bay area. If it is the battery, then it is cheap. If it is the laptop's battery bay clip on the chassis, then it would require a new bottom case and that would cost around 300 dollars at least including labour for an out of warranty repair. You can do it yourself, by disassembling the system and replacing the base. A new base should cost around 80 to 100 dollars from IBM parts.

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Running into an issue with a relatively new (refurbished) x220 (9-cell battery) and a brand new 19+ 6-cell sheet battery. Namely: 19+ sheet battery seems to be dead after only a few weeks of ownership. The external battery is listed in Power Manager as Battery 2, which doesn't give a percentage / charge value but rather reads "Battery 2: There is an error." When I click on Battery Firmware Update, it lists the current firmware version for Battery 2 as 0000-0000-000-0000, and "last checked" as blank. (Battery 1 firmware version is 0003-005c-0030-00fa, also with a blank "last checked" space.) Checking for updates for EITHER battery returns "No updates found".  When I attempt to reset the battery gauge, it tells me to plug in my AC adapter. When it's already plugged into the external battery. In fact, when I plug my AC adapter into the external battery, I get an error message informing me that I should plug my AC adapter into the external battery rather than into my laptop's chassis. (Never have I ever plugged into the chassis with the external battery attached. It told me not to.) Lenovo Solutions Center tells me there's an issue with a battery, and, at the top, states "A communication problem has occured". It suggests that I open Power Manager. Power Manager  yields the above results. Most interesting part: The charge level lights on the battery don't light up, even when plugged in. (They used to).I'm afraid that the battery itself is dead, b... Read more

Answer:X220 with 19+ sheet battery "Battery Error"

i had a similar problem before, and the only fix was to get a new battery from Lenovo.

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Question: Battery Cells

Hello all,Quick question.. I'm purchasing a new laptop, how many battery cell's should I be looking at to get around 2-3 hour use with an average work load (ie word processing, listening to music, maybe a film). If my memory is correct the majority that I've seen have 6 cells, is that adequate or should I be looking for more?Thanking you in advance.

Answer:Battery Cells

Its not just battry cells, but also the type of CPU how setup and many other things tha make it run longer on battery

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Hello,
i have Dell N4050 Laptop and my battery timing is decreasing day by day, and now i am thinking to replace my battery. i want to order new battery but i dont know how many cells are in my battery? how i can check?is its write on Battery?
Please help,Thx

Answer:How Many Cells Are In My Laptop Battery?

Hi TODAYPKS,
The n4050 usually was shipped with 6 cell batteries.
You could enter the service tag here and check for the original system configuration and the battery info should be listed.
I am not sure if we still have the batteries in stock for this system as it is over 5 years old model.
You could however, order the battery here or through other online / local resellers.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Like so many others my Lenovo 3000N100 battery is dead after about a year and nine months of life.  I cannot afford a replacement, and my call to support was of little consolation.  I am thinking about trying to disassemble the battery case and proceed with replacing the individual cells.  (Rechargable lithium/ion batteries are not difficult to come by.)  Every hear of anyone trying this before?  Looks like the most challenging issue will be cutting apart the plastic housing.  Please let me know if you have ever heard of anyone successfully attempting this repair.  I also noted that ThinkPad notebooks have a "discharge" procedure as part of attempted repairs.  Anyone ever heard of such a thing being available for 3000 series?  My battery shows as fully charged, but the laptop will only run on plug power...unplug it and it dies immediately.  What contacts are what on the battery so I can check it with a volt meter?  (I am technically capable of performing such an evaluation...)  Thanks for any info you can share. Wayne in Milwaukee Thank you. Wayne in Milwaukee

Answer:Can 3000N100 battery cells be replaced?

I was thinking of doing the same thing myself.I too was looking for a pin out schematic but I think that since there are only a few pins, you will get an answer faster if you just start probing with your voltmeter.

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I need to purchase a new battery for my Lenovo T61 15.4'' as soon as possible.  The two batteries recommended by the system are:- ThinkPad Battery 41+ (6cell) 40Y6799- ThinkPad Battery 41++ (9cell) 40Y6797 I want to get the 9 cells battery, however I read the features and the 6 cells width is:8.09in, and the 9 cells width is: 8.92in. My original battery is a 6 cells and the width is 8in aprox. I don't think that a battery with 8.92in width might fit in my laptop. I'd like to get advice about what to do, because I read suggestions of upgrading from 6 cells to 9 cells as if the batteries were the same width. Thanks













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Answer:Width of the 6 and 9 cells Lenovo battery for T61

the 9 cell will fit, the extra width is an addition that extrudes from the back... basically the 6 cell with 3 more cells from the back except they offset one cell a little to the right(to give room for your fingers when unplugging your ac adapter)

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Was configuring a T61 and saw that there was a new 9 cells option available for the widescreen model. Previously only the 7 cells were available.Would anyone be able to share how long the battery will last for the 4, 6, 7 and 9 cells, lets say at max performance setting on their T61?Lets say you have a 4 cells, maybe you can leave a post here on how long the battery last. Similarly if you have a 7 cells etc.Appreciate your effort and help B-)PS: I"ll post mine when I get the 9 cells....

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i just bought white lenovo s10,with win xp, 160 gb hd, 1gb ram  and there are some problem: -the sound& wireless device are disabled by themself, so i must go to device manager to enable them ,almost every start up-how can you tell the batttery is 6  or 3 cells ? plese help thanks a lot

Answer:sound & wireless problem + 3/6 cells battery?

First check if the wireless button is switched on, the one with the green wireless icon next to the one key recovery button near the power on button. As for the battery, you can look at the physical shape; the 3 cell is just one cylinder while the 6 cell is like two cylinders joined at the side. You can look at some photos of the 6 cell battery in my blog. Also the 3 cell will last only around 2 hours while the 6 cells about 4 hours or more for normal use.





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I just bought new 9 cells battery for my x200. I try to search in lenovo website but can't find that it has international warranty or not. Thanks

Answer:Does 9 cells battery for X200 have International Warranty?

you probably have ask Cleo_Lenovo or someone like that...

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

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Hello all, This is my first post yehey! I tried to look in the forum but I couldn't find an answer to my question. Basically I am using the Lenovo power manager application with the setting "automatically optimize for battery lifespan" to ensure longer life of my new 44++ battery. I wanted to know if I put my computer in hibernate/sleep mode, is the power manager still working to help prolong the life of the battery? How about if the Thinkpad is completely shutdown but is left plugged into the A/C? As much as I want to just unplug the A/C overnight, I need the laptop to be fully charged when I start using it for work in the morning. Thanks!mOUs3y













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Answer:Battery Question - x220

Hi and welcomeBattery controller manages the processes of its charging according to the PM battery charge threshold settings. So, it doesn't matter what mode laptop is in - turned on, sleep, hibernate, turned off.

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Hello all, I have problem when my laptop came into hibernate mode (on battery as energy source). I connect it to electricity and even after the battery is full charged I can't it run. How to enable it without restart? Should I change any settings in the Power Plan? Thanks a lot for any advice

Answer:x220 can't run from hibernate on battery

Hello Bojus!
 
Does this happen everytime you go to hibernate mode while running off the battery?  Had you previously changed your Power Plan? If you have try changing your Power Plan to High Performance to see if this makes a difference.
 
If this does not make a difference, check to see if you have the most recent Power Management Driver, you can do this by installing System Update 5.01. System Update downloads data updates for software, drivers, and BIOS from a Lenovo server directly over the Internet without requiring specific user knowledge of where the package is located or if it is needed by the target system.





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I just bought my first x220 and want to make sure I get the most out of my battery. Is there anything special I should no about maintaining it? I have the standard 6 cell battery. Thanks for any advice!

Answer:x220 Battery maintenance

the batteries are calibrated out of factory, so you don't need to do anything special.You can do a re calibration through Thinkvantage Power Manager after every couple of months or so.

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I'm buying an X220 for a college student.  What battery option do you recommend.  I like the idea of a larger battery but I don't want the notbook to get bulky.  I understand that 6 hours on the 6 cell is very possible.  True?

Answer:X220 battery options

I have the 9 cell battery - lasts for a whole 8-10 hours working day.  So i guess that the 6 cell will do 5-7 hours. The back of the X220 is a litle bulky with the 9 cell battery, but thats a good trade-off for me to get the 8-10 hours.





/Henrik - DenmarkX220 - i7-2620, 8GB, 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (I just LOVE my X220!)

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Hi guys, yet another question related to my X220 Its Lithium-Ion batt, and from what I know 100% charge is not recommended at all time when power being plugged in.I use my laptop during ~4 hrs in day hours,  and at home its mostly connected to the charger and lightly used.Would a charge threshold be recommended? And if so, which sort of range should I put? I did notice that I dropped from 90.xx Wh to 88.76 in no time, but after putting 55-77% there, I have lost nothing for a couple of days, still 88.76%... However 77% charge isnt that high.....Which range is recommendable?Oh and obviously I still plan doing 100% charge before flight etc. Cheers.

Answer:How to preserve battery on X220?

Anyone??? Im down to 86.56Wh from the original 93.24Wh....7.16% lost in less than 3 weeks.... At this rate it sure wont last long!!!

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Can I use the CMOS battery from T400s (45N5864) to the X220?Will it we working correctly?The plug is the same

Answer:CMOS battery for X220

The battery type for x220 is 2032, for t400 - 1632, 3v both. So, at your choice

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I bought my laptop only one month ago and kept launching battery not charing messages. Today I opened it and to my surprise, all battery contacts were covered with green dust, like what you find in your car battery (which has sulphuric acid inside). Has anyone experienced something similar? This is the first time I hear of this, and I've had many notebooks..  

Answer:Sulphured" battery on X220

no i haven't experienced anything like this before. Try to clean the contact and see whether the problem persists, if it does then contact warranty.

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I've got brand new X220 with i7, GMA, SSD and 6-cell battery. I've tried several times and average lifetime is about 3.5-4 hours. Yep, I know that i7 is powerfull one CPU, but 4 hours even on low-power scheme and not very bright display? Looks very strange for me.

Answer:X220 battery lifetime

I've never had a laptop yet that gave me the claimed battery life when in real world use instead of some artificial test. 

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I had a battery  (the original one) for about 2 years of usage. About three weeks ago from nowhere, the battery had crash, from 6 hours of  working the time split in half and in one week, he give failed completely. I just bought a new one from an online shop from my country. I hadn't formatted it yet (let to make a fluctuation from 0 to 100%), but I used it and sometimes my laptop is closing from nowhere. I would like to know if there is a problem with my laptop or with my charging... The battery model is 42T4940.  Technology Lithium Ion. I'm using windows 7 and linux OS. 

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Hi, My X220 just recently started shutting off a few times a day when on battery saying that I am using a non OEM battery.  I am using the same 9 cell battery that came with the computer. I checked if I am included in the battery recall with the lenovo recall check program, but it said my computer is not included. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help!

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on my x220 Ci5 the battery indicator changes sometimes without any reason, i mean the time of discharge. Once it is the 'normal' period, the other time it is much lower , ra ra ?













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Answer:X220 battery indicator

Do you mean the green time remaining battery indicator? It'll change based on your workload as it tries to estimate your remaining lifetime. The Windows meter uses a different algorithm and different polling intervals, so there'll be a bit of a discrepancy most of the time.

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HI everyone, i have Lenovo x220 with the following specs i7, 160 SSD, 8GB ram, IPS display and finally a 9 cell battery however i notice that when my laptop is turned off i lose about 15% - 20% of my battery charge which i believe is too much. I have set my power management plan to charge my battery once it reaches 30% and up to 90% max. I always update my software & i didn't make any significant changes to any of Lenovo?s installed software. Is the battery drain that is suffer from especially when my laptop is off is considered normal? i appreciate your help 

Answer:x220 battery drain help

Go to Command Prompt, typepowercfg -devicequery wake_armedIf any devices are listed, they are semi-active when the computer is off. You can go to Device Manager, find the device, open it's properties, go to the Power Management tab, and uncheck the wake box.

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Hello, For professional purpose, we are using a thinkPad X220 4287 laptop.For a use in aircraft, it is mandatory that the Li-ion batteries are tested under UL1642.I am looking for the certificate of conformity of the batteries against UL1642. Can anyone help me where to find this information?Many thanks. Emmanuelle













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Answer:X220 laptop - Battery Li-ion

emmanuelle wrote:
 
For a use in aircraft, it is mandatory that the Li-ion batteries are tested under UL1642.
 

UL1642 is a compliance standard for individual LiON battery cells, not for battery packs made up of multiple cells.
 
Can you please indicate which regulation, from which jurisdiction, you found this mandaory requirenment in?
 
BTW, as far as I am aware, most Levnovo ThinkPad battery packs are compliant with the UL standard for battery "packs" - UL 2054 and/or UL 60950
Cheers,
 
Bill 

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Hi guys,I've just got my X220 back from warranty (main board replacement as per error 2100).After that, there was another problem with my battery: error 0190.Even I pluged AC to my laptop, the battery said: 0% available, charging.But not charge at all.The battery indicator was in blinking orange all the time.Are there any configuration I can do? Or just only way for battery replacement???

Answer:X220 - trouble with battery

there not much you can do, you should be able to replace the battery as it is still in warranty.

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Hi all, I bought a secondhand X220. The 9-cell battery (manufacture date 2012-04) was at 51% full charge capacity at 380 cycles. It still gave me about three hours running time. It did some reading on how to revive some of the capacity. I'm not trying "storing it in the freezer" kind of stuff. First I update the BIOS and battery firmware. Then I tried a battery gauge reset with Powermanager. I think it is supposed to decharge your battery to 0% and then recharge it to 100%. The decharging took ages and I never got a completed result.  Then I came across this method and tried it last night: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/just-managed-to-restore-full-capacity-of-the-9-cell-battery-... This morning I booted the machine and Powermanager shows 63% full charge capacity! Result I'll do a few normal cycles now and then try the above method again. I know depleting Li-Ion cells to 0% can be harmful and shouldn't be done too often. In short: 1) Run CPU stress tests on battery until it hibernates due to low battery;2) Enter BIOS on battery until the machine turns off due to empty battery;3) Connect the power cord to start charging, WITHOUT turning on the machine, for a whole night. My step 4 was to disconnect the charger before booting up again. Good thing to know that the battery chip doesn't lock the full charge capacity from going upwards. Just thought I would share Do you have other methods to improve your ba... Read more

Answer:Reviving x220 battery

As regards battery health with most devices not just laptops i find that as you have written that running them to absolute empty (the point the device will not turn on) then charging them with the device turned off over night does wonders for the longevity. Works on my thinkpads and samsung smart phones.

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Is there any real difference between a 29+ and a 44+ battery when used in an x220 laptop??













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Answer:X220 battery question

'afternoon.
 
no difference in usage or performance.
the 44 is the X230 battery, that also works in the X220. it's got an extra chip in it that the x230 uses to allow charging.
the 29 is the X220 battery, that will power the X230, but will not recharge in the X230, because it lacks the chip.
 
my X220 came with the 29+ 6-cell. i ordered a 4-cell from the Lenovo store and received the 44. works perfectly.
 
hth.

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I just bought a new 9 cell battery in my ThinkPad X220 to replace the previous 6y old one.The battery is genuine Lenovo, from a reputable trader, FRU 45N1029, manufactured 2017.02. Exactly the same as the previous, except it is 44++ instead of 29++ (this is about the authentication chip afaik, but this should not be problem at X220).After replacing the battery and connecting the AC adapter the battery led blinks 3x green acknowledging the connection, after blinks slowly 11x orange, then 3x fast orange, and 1x fast green. Then it remains off. If I start the computer it says battery is in unknown state (not known whether it's charging or discharging) and is at 0%. Also other parameters like manufacturer, cycle count, etc can not be queried. This did not change with operating the computer for an hour. Then I turned off and let it with AC connected overnight. Nothing changed. Of course I also examined the connection, the battery is in place and should be electrically connected. Testing with the old battery charging and everything else looks normal. See `tlp-stat -b` outputs below the post.Do you know the led blink codes detailed above what do they mean?Do you have any idea to explain this behaviour? Is there anything special about installation of this battery? May it be faulty and if so what could be the problem? Old battery, `tlp-stat -b` output: +++ ThinkPad Battery Features
tp-smapi = active
tpacpi-bat = active

+++ ThinkPad Battery Status: BAT0 (Main / Internal)
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Answer:X220: new battery does not charge after first installation

Hello and welcome to the CommunityThe battery seems a fake, or its controller dead as it doesn't communicate with laptop EC/BIOS. Even though the batteries for x220 don't have HW authentication protection, there is a protocol to communicate with laptop.Could you provide the battery' label photo, with quality enough to recognize the symbols?

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Hello there, I bought my X220 from Lenovo website in december 2011. It came with a 9 cell battery. These have been working flawlessly since. In september 2013, I bought a spare 6 cell battery (44+) from Lenovo website. This computer being often wall-plugged, I set Power Manager with these thresholds 85% - 95%.In july 2014, it started acting weirdly : when reaching 40% capacity in Lenovo Power Manager, Windows would pop a warning window for critical 6% power left, and seconds after the computer would go to hibernate. The battery had 40 cycles. Support sent me a replacement battery (but didn't claim the faulty one). December came, and this new one showed the same behaviour as the one before, as it had only 5 cycles ! Hadn't the original 9 cell battery still worked, I would have suspected the laptop to "kill" batteries.So I tried a calibration of the faulty batteries : both would work perfectly for a few time, then get back to that erratic behaviour. I'm not willing to try another calibration as I am concerned with safety. Is it possible that 2 batteries, built 1 year appart, to be faulty ?What should I do ?

Answer:X220 - Weird battery problem

It could just be really bad luck, or a bad batch with weak cells. The original (now recalled) 9-cell in my W520 would jump from 25% to 6% sometimes (notably if the machine was under heavier load than usual battery tasks). A calibration will make the gauge normal for a while, but it would invariably return to the same behavior. Still got almost 600 cycles out of it up until recall with only 14% stated battery wear. This new replacement seems to be holding up fine, though.

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Hello all! I've tried to search for past topics comparing Sanyo and LGC 9-cell battery but have been unsuccessful.  In our office, I basically have the choice to get a new 9-cell Sanyo (Japan made, finished in China) or LGC (Korea made, finished in China) battery. Which should I choose?  Thanks in advance for your replies!













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Answer:9-cell X220 battery: Sanyo or LGC?

My Sanyo 2 x 9 cells have called it quit after 15 months, and my LGC is still going strong after 3 years (well 70% of the original capacity after 220 cycles).

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I have an X220 that works fine most of the time. But recently (this only started a couple weeks ago), the laptop has started shutting itself off randomly and without warning, as if the battery were dead (I get a message telling me that when I turn it back on). This is despite the fact that the battery is actually around 60% full (it even says so when I turn it back on), and still has most of the orgiinal capacity. Has anyone else experienced this?

Answer:X220 thinks battery is dead sometimes

HiWhat's the battery condition? Check it out in the Lenovo Power Manager, I mean Cycle count, temperature. Also you can perform battery reset. Laptop shutdown might be caused by another reasons. For example, CPU or even chips overheating, or pins (lines) closing by dust on the PCB. Did you service laptop for these reasons before?

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I have noticed that my X220 battery sits loose in the case. This guy actually made a YouTube video out of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9mTk4d3S0.  Has anyone else noticed this, either? On another note--I just want to say that, even though I just made some other posts about minor annoyances (the buttonless trackpad travel distance and the fan whine issue), the fact is that I really love the X220. It really is an awesome machine---great display, fantastic performance, AMAZING keyboard, good size, and nice battery life. I am glad I bought this machine over the others in the same class and price range. I love ThinkPads!

Answer:X220 battery sits loose

That video isn't an x220. On the x220 there's a second lock (labelled 1) on the opposite side of the battery to the obvious one (labelled 2).  This stops the battery from moving or rocking. S





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Dear all, first of all, I'd like to announce that im very pleased with my X220, but lately I've had a problem...I bought the PC because of the utterly nuts battery, obviously I got the 9-cell... Battery condition is: GOOD Full charge: 83.76Wh This sounds relatively acceptable, right?But no matter what these days when im on the battery, it claims that im doing 2A or more... However, this time, it claimed 3A... So be it, its 'very realistic' that idle my laptop uses 36W riiiiight..... But thats not entirely it... I was cooking and watching telly, LESS than 40 min, it went from 95% to 5%.... Thats 90% of 83,76 = 75,384W in 40 min, bringing the power consumption to 113,076W.... IDLEThats more than my workstation uses when idling, and isnt realistic.... What the heck can be wrong? Any suggestions? Cheers,Marc

Answer:Faulty battery or software? X220

That sounds like one or more bad cells in that battery of yours, not like a software issue.

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Hi I just got my laptop and after charging the battery to the max for 4 hours straight, the battery died after 4 hours using word 2010. The settings were on medium with 70% brightness. the turbo boost is not on too. any comments? Where is that 9 hours promissing battery life? even on the lowest setting its only 6 hours.

Answer:x220 tablet 4 hours battery

The fan is sometimes really noisy, and when i reduce to max bat life (min brightness, ect.) i get now 3:45 h battery... I guess ill call a tech

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My X220 has developed an unfortunate tendency to keep dropping one of its rubber feet -- and the last time it did so, the foot was lost for good, leaving an unbalanced laptop.  I purchased the rubber foot kit, which includes four rubber feet -- but not the ones for the battery, which supports the back of the laptop (the back feet don't actually touch the table). I talked to Lenovo support but they said no feet were available, either under warranty or to purchase, the only thing possible was to buy a new battery.  But my battery still has almost 90% of design capacity, and I neither want to spend the money nor throw another battery into the landfill. Surely there must be a way ... I find none on eBay, either, someone suggested making my own from Sugru.  Any suggestions on how I can secure a rubber foot or two to fit the X220 battery?

Answer:Replacement feet for X220 battery?

Hello,
 
I would suggest measuring the remaining rubber feet on the battery as best as you can, and then trying to order the closest replacement you can find on eBay.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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The battery on my x220 is loose, and I found out that the reason is that the clips connected to one of the battery switches on the case has broken off so there is only one "clip" clip holding the battery in. I'm afraid that with all the traveling I do and I often grab the laptop bit its battery, that eventually it will start losing connection or something. Is there anyway to replace the clips instead of buying an entire new bottom case. I still have 2 months of the original warranty if that helps

Answer:X220 replacing battery clips?

you would have to salvage the part from somewhere to do this, as this is a not a part that Lenovo stocks.

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I have an x220 running windows 10 and I recently left it idle and unplugged for ~2 months.  When I started it back up again the battery gauge was way off.  The gauge drops down to about 7% within 5 minutes or so but it will continue running for >2 hours while playing videos and surfing the internet.  They battery report claims a design capacity of 62,160 mWh and a full charge capacity of 3,110 mWh. I have tried to reset the battery gauge by full charging and the fully discharging the battery about 5 times to no avail.  Any thoughts?

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Hi there, I recently bought a ThinkPad x220 with a 9-cell battery, thinking that it would help me get through the day without a charger. However, it seems like the battery is quickly deteriorating. It's been around a month since I purchased it, and the battery stat shows it's had 18 cycles of charge and discharge. I've made sure to never drain the battery down to 25%.  The capacity is reported to be at 97.4% of design capacity! Another laptop I had from Dell only dropped down to similar figures after a year. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do to mitigate? Or is this battery flawed in its production? Answers would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:X220 9-cell battery capacity?

Hi nzguy, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
What you're seeing is normal for a lithium-ion battery. In normal use it's going to last 2-3 years.
 
Hope this helps explain!

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Dear All,I am facing this problem. I have just purchased a new genuine Lenovo 9-cell battery for my 3 year old X220.  It is verified with the Lenovo power manager and all relevant battery information were displayed correctly. However, the battery is being charged at constant 0.17A and taking forever to charge up.  The battery reset procedure was aborted after 24 hours. When I put my original 6-cell battery inside and the charging Amp varies according to the level of the battery. I have tried downgrading BIOS, removing Lenovo Power Manager and driver. There is no improvement. The vendor was kind enough to let me test the new 9-cell battery on other units of X220, X230 and it performed normally: the charging Amp varies according to the level of battery left.  Therefore, the battery is not at fault here. Can you share any experience and solution? Thanks.Best regardsEric

Answer:9-cell battery problem on X220

Hiis the AC charge adapter Lenovo geniune too? What about its temperature while the batteries (6-cell and new 9-cell) are charging?

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Hi, This is my second slice battery on X220 tablet. Went through charging and discharging fine for few days. Now it does not charge. It is in ON position. If I connect to the tablet, it refuses to charge. same if I disconnect from tablet and try to charge. No led blinks, nothing happens. What shall i do? Shall i return it or is there a firmware to fix this issue? By the way, my first slice battery also died a week back. It refused to charge after 48 hours of use. Please help. The power manager states "Battery 2: there is an error" FRU 42T4967Serial: 11S42T4904Z1ZJT******

Answer:X220 Slice battery dead

hey tiger015,sad to hear about what had happened to your second slice battery.and with regards to this, i recommend getting in contact with our support team about this : http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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Hello there, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 42914CG that will not charge my 9 cell battery nor the 4 cell battery I bought extra.  This computer is only a few months old, so I can just send it to service, but I'd prefer to fix it myself if it's just a simple issue of updating the BIOS firmware or similar. Observations: When I pull out the power cord from a running laptop, it immediately blacks out, so I assume the battery is totally flat.When I plug the power cord in a shut down laptop, the battery lamp on the laptop lid flashes green three times and then stays off.When I plug in the power cord, power on, and enter the BIOS, the laptop battery lamp doesn't indicate charging; usually it would flash orange, then green, and finally stay green.  (The point of entering the BIOS here is to keep operating system-specific issues out of the equation).When I boot into Ubuntu 11.10, the battery indicator says that the laptop is on AC power and the battery is charged 5%.  The history charge graphs show that no charging has been happening the past few days.Here is the battery-related information I can retrieve from the ACPI driver:[email protected]:~$ tree /proc/acpi/battery//proc/acpi/battery/??? BAT0    ??? alarm    ??? info    ??? stat [email protected]:~$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/alarm alarm:               &nbs... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad X220 battery not charging

Zta,
 
This seems odd that the situation has affected two unrelated batteries.  
 
I know we had some no charge issues on other batteries and we've released firmware updates to address them, but I don't see the X220 listed.  Here is an example of the firmware update for some other models..
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-75738
 
I mention these in case you are searching ...
 
Since those don't apply, I can think of several possibilities...
 
1) Software settings.  If you were running windows, with our power manager, you could customize the charging start / stop thresholds.  Since you are running Linux, I don't know if there are similar controls.  I'm also not sure, but if the system were off and the battery needs charging and you plug it in, I would expect it to charge regardless of the settings.    I don't think this is it because you note they won't charge even with the system off.
 
2) Out of spec AC adapter.  It is possible that the output from the AC adapter is out of spec - under volt or under current - less than expected wattage.  You can easily test voltage with a digital multi-meter if you have one.  Given the degraded system performance, this might be the first thing to try.   Are you running the 65 or 90w?   
 
Another reason to start there is that service can just ship you another AC adapter and you don't have to send in the system.
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Last week ,I received my x220.IPS,i5-2520.But shortly I found that the battery life is too short.I have seen many reviews said that they tested their x220,and their machines will last for 7 hrs or more if just playing viedos or browse pages.And my poor laptop,if I only use it for internet iexplore and MSN,it will only last for 3 or 3.5 hours,the battery mode which I choose is energy saver,and the brightness or screen is 9,I don't know if there is somthing problem with my battery or laptop...And other thing is that when i charge my battery ,from 99% to 100%,it will take half an hour to comlete that ,although it display "charge will be comlete in 2 min."...I use the everest to test my battery ,and the battery consumption is 0%,but the designed capacity is less than the full charge capacity....is that normal?  Plz help me .....LoL....

Answer:Needs help: x220 battery life ,6 Cell

 Screen brightness 9 is pretty bright and will drain the battery quicker but off hand something fishy does seem up with your battery.   Hopefully someone else will know more ~Novak





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Hi, I own a 2 year old ThinkPad X220. Till a few days ago, I used to get 3 hours battery backup on my laptop. A couple of days ago, my laptop battery dropped to 5% very soon. Then, it would charge upto 100% in 15 miinutes. I tried to do a battery gauge reset using Lenovo power management tool. Since then, my battery has been on 0%. I tried to do the trick of removing battery and AC power and pressing the power button for 10 seconds, but it didn't work.Since my laptop runs fine on AC, I dont think it is the fault of the power cord. Also, I run a dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, so it is unlikely to be an OS problem.Now, when I plug in the AC adapter with battery, the charging light falshes green thrice and after about 5-6 seconds, it flashes orange twice and green once, after which the light goes off.Is my battery really dead or is it my system's fault? Please advise me what to do.Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:ThinkPad X220 battery problem

Hi1. What does Lenovo Power Manager say about battery health, status?2. What value of the count cycles does the battery have (PM shows in the battery tab)? 3. Do you know about battery recall Lenovo program? There is a chance your battery is affected:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/hf004122

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I ordered my x220 from Lenovo website. All parts arrived 10 days later except that the battery was wrong. I didn't even order the 9-cell battery, I left it to the standard 6-cell battery.   How is this even possible?! I called up Lenovo toll-line to inform them of the mistake and they told me that they will send me a replacement 2 weeks later. It is unbelievable! I don't even get a spare battery to use now... and instead of being mobile, I am stuck to a wall socket! I had purchased onsite warranty for 3 years - don't I get a spare battery until the new one arrives from China?  Does anyone know how I can complain about this matter? I want compensation for the inconvenience caused to me, which is not my fault at all.  

Answer:x220 wrong battery during shipment

They should overnight you a battery, if you ask me...Perhaps someone from this forum can assist with that.

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Hi forumi have had my X220 for many years, and i have always been very happy with it.  Not using it so much right now, but it is still important to me.After i updated to Windows 10, i noticed that the battery life was getting shorter - and the battery is even drained when the X220 is not used.  My 6 and 9 cell batteries did the same, so i thought that it was because they are old (5-6 years i guess).  Therefore i bought a new 6 cell battery ...... but unfortunately it behave in exactly the same way.  When fully charged and used for max 20 minuttes pr. day, after 3 days the battery is 'flat'.Does anyone have any idea what to do?Best regardsHenrik - Denmark





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Answer:Short battery life X220

Hi there, Motomandk -  
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
When you have a moment, can you please refer to this bug that was filed regarding a similar issue and let me know if it is relevant to the problem you are seeing?
 
Also, Click here
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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I just received my new Thinkpad X220 4286CTO and found that when the computer is unplugged, I cannot start the computer after hibernation or shutting down. The battery will charge just fine, and the laptop can run on battery just fine (drained from 100% to about 82% in two hours of use). When running on battery only, the computer can wake up from sleep. However, if I hibernate or shut down and then try to turn it on when unplugged, there is no response (no lights or anything). Then, when I plug the computer back in, it will turn on immediately (without pressing any keys), which surprised me. During this whole time the battery was between 80 and 100% charge. One other quirk I noticed is that if I turn the laptop back on very quickly (press the power button within 5 seconds of finishing hibernating or shutting down), it will come back on, but if I wait more than 5 seconds, it is completely unresponsive until I plug it back in.  Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it? I will probably just send it back for possible motherboard / battery replacement, but I was wondering if there was anything I could try to fix it and avoid this. Thanks!

Answer:new X220 will not start up when running on battery

I think you need to call support. Sounds like a defective battery or motherboard, as you suggested.

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I just got the X220t with the slice battery and love it. However, I notice that when my computer is running on only battery life it drains the slice first and then moves onto the regular battery. In addition it brings the slice down to 0 battery before moving on. It seems to me that it would be healthier for the batteries to both be used at the same time so each one ends up being charged equally in frequency. Also,  the battery should never be completely discharged. Perhaps there is a way to set the minimum a battery can be discharged to?  Is there any way to do either of these things?

Answer:Extending Battery Life on X220?

AFAIK, there's no option to do that yet. You might be able to force a switch manually by flicking the slice battery's switch once it hits 15% or so.

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Hi.  My 9cell battery level suddenly changes: everything seems fine, the battery level seems fair, then suddenly the battery level goes to low and the computer give the battery low warning.  This happened more than once.  My laptop used to go much longer, and it is only a little over 1 year old.  The battery level shouldn't suddenly change from a fair amount (over 50% I think) to almost nothing.  Defective battery perhaps or some other issue?

Answer:X220 Battery Level Suddenly Changes

do you have the lenovo power manager installed? if so, does it indicate good battery health? also, what is the listed cycle count? batteries can wear out after a year, or even less, depending on how they're used. power manager has a battery gauge reset utility (under battery maintenance) that might help you, if you want to try it out. instructions and details are shown on the pop-up when select the reset button. hth.

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Hi, my quite new x220 with 9-cell  battery  was working perfectly fine last week and the battery life was excellent with the battery condition at somewhere around 90%.The laptop was left to hibernate for bit less than a week and when I tried turning it back on it had no life, finally I connected the power supply and the laptop started but the power manager showed that the battery has failed due to normal wear.This seems really strange considering the battery was perfectly fine the last time I used it and the cycle count is just 10. As the laptop is used the battery is allready out of warranty and I really would not like to buy new battery when the other one was basically unused.So is there anything I could do or do I have to buy a new one?

Answer:x220 battery sudden death

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I, like many others, bought the X220 in large part because of the reputed battery life.  I didn't actually expect to get 20 hours of usage with the slice battery, but I figured 15 or so hours was a reasonable expectation.  At the moment my screen brightness is at 0, the Power Manager is set at Maximum Battery Life, the battery meter reads 99%, and I supposedly have 8 or so hours of battery life remaining - with the slice attached.  I'm using Chrome right now with 3 tabs open so I don't get it.  Do I need to (re)calibrate my batteries?  Am I missing the optimum settings?  Any help would be greatly appreciated in terms of maximizing my battery life.  

Answer:X220 Battery life w/ Slice

You should have around 8 hours on the 9-cell (no-slice) alone...Open Power Manager while on battery under normal battery usage conditions, and go to the Battery tab. Look for wattage. This is the amount of power currently consumed.Chrome tends to be a power hog, so I'd recommend going with IE9 or Firefox Aurora. (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/03/28/browser-power-consumption-leading-the-industry-with-in...

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I just bought a 3rd party replacement 9-cell (29++) battery off of eBay for my X220 thinkpad.  My old battery was from 2011 and 29++ model. I don't exactly know the difference between 44++ or 29++ but I know lenovo does not sell the 29 model batteries anymore on their site only the 44.  My question is what is the difference between these two and should I return the 29++ for a 44++ battery? It seems to be running fine currently off of 2 cycles.  Also, what can I do to generally keep the battery in good condition/long lasting? My last battery lasted for 4 years but in the 4th year it only held about 10% of the original charge capacity so I had to keep it plugged in all the time.  Should I let it discharge to 20%, 10%, or 0%? Can I use it while it is plugged in and charging from 20% etc to 100%?  Thanks!   





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Answer:X220 Battery General Information

Hi44 series is a replaicement of the 29 one since 07.2012 the successor, x230, has been introduced. Both laptops uses the same battery series. The series difference is the 44 has internal chip for the hardware authentication. x230 supports this feature, x220 - doesn't support.To keep the maximum battery healthy do not discharge it completely, do not charge it to the 100% level and not retain it fully charged. Battery charge thresholds is a very good feature of the Lenovo Power Manager application for that care.

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Hello

I am trying to multiply two cells together. Easy enough you would think but I am struggling....

First Cell: Cell I3
This contains a ? amount which has been created by a formula H3/G3

Second cell: Cell P3
This contains a % amount which has been created by =SUM(L3-D3)/D3

I3 value is ?180.44
P3 value is 3.3%
I want the result to of this calculation to end up in Z3 and to read ?186.39

What formula do I use?! I have 300 rows that need this formula so help would be much appreciated!!

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Do I have to turn off the laptop before I recharge the battery?
 
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Answer:Turn off ThinkPad X220 before I recharge the battery?

No. The battery will charge with the laptop on - but not as quickly.

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I cannot turn on the laptop with the A/C adapter plugged in both with and without the battery.  It seems the battery will not charge (no indication of battery status). Upon plugging in the A/C adapter, the battery light blinks in the following pattern: 3 short1 long1 short Any ideas?

Answer:X220 won't start up - blinking battery light

What year did you purchase your X220? I bought units around OCT-DEC 2011, turned out 4 of the 10 I purchased had bad motherboards and had similar symptoms. Blinking power light though, no screen output.  Does your power light blink also? I would check with Lenovo support to see if your laptop is still under warranty.

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A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

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my BIOS date/time gets reset every time i remove the battery from my x220 (but if I keep the AC power plugged, it's fine). I'm thinking about replacing it myself, and wondering if anyone knows how I can access the cmos battery on the x220? Any pictures/diagrams etc. will be helpful! Thanks.

Answer:thinkpad x220 cmos battery location

I strongly suggest you contact the support and let them replace it for you. There are several different types of battery, all looks the same, with different pin-out, different voltage, and different characteristics.But if you insist, please refer to the Hardware Maintenance Manual for X220 here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_SE/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-77125

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I got this laptop a couple of months ago and since the first charge the battery has always lasted 5 to 6 hours. I was told by some people that the battery needed full charge/discharge cycles in order to achieve full capacity, but I am still getting 6h at most of the 9 cell battery opposed to 14h as advertised. I am running Linux, but I get the same duration in Windows. If I activate extreme performance on the Lenovo tool I can get up to 8h but effectively turning the laptop into half the machine I paid for. Are there any recommendations?

Answer:X220 9 cell battery lasts 6 hours

I'm disappointed too. I get about 4 hours on a 6 cell battery. It is possible to get long battery life but it requires extreme compromises.

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Hi there, I'm having issue with ThinkPad X220 laptop.. This is the issue With battery = Running perfectly & smoothly With battery and charging wire plugged in = Running perfectly & smoothly !- Without battery ONLY charging wire plugged in = Runs very slow. CPU looks limited to certain percentage, won't run higher than 25%. -! Tried changing around battery power option no different.. also tried see-ing at the Intel Graphics Application.. like no changes. I think is something related to CPU being limited... but I don't know how to change.. can someone help me. 

Answer:X220 ThinkPad lags with battery removed

Hi there.. any one...

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Hello I am using ThinkPad X220 with 9-cell battery (FRU P/N 42T4940)Yesterday, I update my system with Lenovo system Update, and the battery firmware update is the only important updates that I (try) to install. Long story short, when the program said that the sytem will automatically shuts down after the firmware update is complete, I clicked next to start the upgrade. Suddenly my system shut down right after the firmware upgrade started and when I turn it on again, it said that the firmware upgrade was failed and I need to turn my computer off. After I turn my computer on, the Power Manager said that my battery canot be charged because of poor condition from normal wear (my battery still can hold more than 85% of charge, more specifically 87%).I even tried to update it again using Windows 7 but no luck. From that on, I cannot charge my battery despite any ways that I tried (reset power gauge, take off the battery while the system turned on and charge it when it turned off, etc) Is there any solution for my problems?Anyway I am using the latest version of BIOS available (1.42 - EC 1.24)I am using UEFI booting with GRUB as main bootloader (Windows 10 and Debian 8.0) but when using Windows 7 I am using the legacy booting with GRUB as main bootloader

Answer:Thinkpad X220 Battery Not Charging After Failed Fi...

It may be that the battery is just failing.  There is a lot more to battery health than how much charge the cells can take,  If yours is the original battery for the machine, it has been used for a normal life.  The service manual for your machine https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60739_04.pdf
 
shows the procedure for checking the battery with a meter on page 34, but there are orter types of failure that won't show up.

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It used to charge to 100% but now it's only 95%. Also, anyone to make icon smaller to save taskbar space?

Answer:x220: battery icon only charges to 95% and is huge

anyone?

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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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A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

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Hello All. I have a x220 thinkpad laptop which i bought a few months back. its great for the most part. my issue is with the docking station at this time. The program "Power Manager" does not show the docking station battery at all. It only shows "Main Battery" for the laptop.Ironically though this has worked in the past. not sure what happened to may have caused it to stop suddenly. If I plug the power adaptor in either port whether its the laptop or the docking station the laptop will show charging indicator. This is the 65W charger that came with it which worked in the beginning..  [[all buttons, usb plugs, etc on docking station work just fine]]

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i ordered my x220t yesterday after much consideration . visually.. I HATE HOW THE BATTERY LOOKS sticking out from the bottom, i dont mind it sticking out from the back.. just not the bottom. however i do love the specs of the system. this battery needs to be worked on. so even tho i bought this system.. i call on lenovo to make a new battery for this system that is flush to the bottom of th system and offers the same battery strength as the ugly one.  i would buy that in a heartbeat. SO PLEASE! 

Answer:lenovo x220 tablet 6 cell battery

Unfortunately what you're asking for isn't possible as a physically larger battery will always have a higher capacity than a larger one assuming they both use the same technology. There is a 3-cell battery for the x220t that fits flush in the x220t but of course it only has half the capacity of the 6-cell battery.

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A few weeks ago I've ordered a repacement battery via https://lenovobattery2014.orderz.com/ A couple days later I've recieved a package, but when I opened up, I've found that the battery is not compatible with my Thinkpad x220. I've checked it's P/N and it seems that they shipped me a battery for x240 or x240t. I've send a few emails on different Lenovo adresses about it, but it didn't work out:Local support (I live in Russia) told me that they do not deal with replacement battery program.My emails to global support were left unrepled (I've tried [email protected][email protected]) What should I do? If that's relevant, I've bought my thinkpad in US.













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Answer:Lenovo shipped a wrong battery for my x220

molodykh
 
I'm sorry to her that you've got a wrong battery for your laptop. I'd like to give you a hand with this. Did you use the same email address for creating  request for the battery replacement as you have on the forum? If not, then send me it in the personal message. Once I will have correct email address I can check your order.
 
Thank you,
 
Pavlo

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Hello, I've got the x220 i7 with the 6 cell battery - it's about three to four months old. Usually I am running it with ac plugged in and my charge threshold set to 80%.However, I think my battery used to last a long time, like 5h+. Now,  when I use my laptop without ac, it still displays, that it's gonna last like 5-7h however, after 1,5h or so it suddenly triggers the low battery alert and the batterylevel suddenly drops a chunk.As advertised in the help of the powermanager, im now running a battery gauge reset. however, ive read on the forums that thats rather going to damage my battery than help to display its charge correctly?Will my battery still be covered by warranty if the gauge reset destroies it? thanks for your time

Answer:Battery Gauge Reset x220 6cell

It sounds like a few of the cells shut down or are unable to hold a charge. Run the gauge reset, but I'm pretty sure you're going to need to warranty the battery. They should cover it.

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A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

Answer:X220 Thinkpad Tablet not indicating battery

Hello and welcomeIs the battery Lenovo genuine or from the aftermarket and has been replaced yourself?

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I got my new x220 around a weeks ago. I updated all the drivers, upgrades the system to ultimate x64 SP1, slip installed the Intel video driver to 8.15.10.2361 and put in 8gb of G.SKILL ram Everything seemed fine, I ran the PC doctor ram test and it passed everything. Today I was just browsing google using firefox when it suddenly shut down on me and rebooted. Then before it can get to my desktop, it gave me a BSOD (passed too quick to read) and rebooted again. I ran the startup fix and it said can't fix problem. So I booted in safe mode and checked event viewer. All it had was a event 41 telling me the system didn't shut down properly due to crash/power loss/etc. I stayed in safe mode for half and hour and everything seemed ok I was able to boot into windows the next time, but it wasn't long before it gave me another BSOD and shut down. At that time my battery had around 37% and I was on energy saver So I plugged in the power source and it seems to have solved the problem. From the thinkvantage toolbox I ran the memory test again, along with harddrive and video test and it all passed  I live in Canada and I really don't feel like shipping it all the way back so I was hoping to find a solution without resolving to that... thank you!

Answer:x220 BSOD + reboot cycle when on battery

hey Melkorbane,you mentioned about upgrading to Ultimate x64, was this the original OS that came with the machine or was it something else ?And since you added the G.SKill RAM, could you use the original RAM and see if that makes a difference.





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***Update: I was able to boot to HD Partition 2 using PloP boot manager via MiniXP boot disc, it did a CHKDSK, and now I am in Windows 7 and all seems fine***  Hi, I was using my x220 (Windows 7) and the battery was almost dead so it put itself into sleep mode. I then made the mistake of turning it back on again, to shut down my programs and shut down the machine properly. I got a lot of loud beeps I never heard before, sounded like an alarm. But it seemed to have shut down properly But now when I try to turn it on, I get a blank screen after the "Lenevo" logo screen that doesn't go away; no windows boot. I tried the following:-unplugging power and battery and pressing/holding power button-I swapped the RAM and tried it with only one-When I take both RAM out, I hear multiple beeps, which is a good sign right?-I reset BIOS settings to default.-I upgraded the BIOS via CD.-I took out the HDD and booted up, then put it back in.-I can't seem to get into a Windows boot menu, I tried all the keys.-Pressing the ThinkVantage button I get a beep but then the same blank screen-I checked my USB ports for touching pins, but all seems normal.-I can get into the HDD with MiniXP, but I don't know what to do in there other than backup my files Yet still hanging on a blank screen after the Lenevo logo, when its hanging there I can adjust brightness and what not. Any ideas? I am desperate! Thanks,Also, I think I only had the regular year warranty, which o... Read more

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Which battery manager do you use? I'm getting like 3-3.5 hours w/ the lenovo one. Can you disable it and use windows? how do i do that? thanks.

Answer:x220: lenovo battery manger vs windows?

Thinkvantage Power Manager is designed specifically for thinkpads and optimised for the batteries that ship with Thinkpads. It is more accurate and have better charging method.While, windows one is more generic built with no particular system in mind. As such Lenovo's one is better, as you can select the different charging plan which is not allowed by windows.

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Hi, got an odd one I hope somebody can assist with.
I'm trying to copy and paste cells within a table in word.
I want it so you copy a cell, use the down arrow (or equivalent), paste into the cell, use the down arrow, paste into the next row, etc, etc.
It only appears to cause problems within the 1st column.
The problem is, after a few pastes, it jumps a cell and leaves a blank one. Never heard of this before but it does the same for other people having asked them to try it. Any ideas?
Its XP - Office 2003 Pro.
Thanks in advance,
Martin.
 

Answer:Word Table - Paste Cells issue

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Have several Excel docs that have only 2 short rows of data, but blank cells all the way to cell IV60927, which makes the document huge. Also gets quarantined everytime we try to email them. Is there a way to "delete" the empty cells to reduce the size of the spreadsheet? I've tried selecting the rows and deleting, but Ctrl+End stills takes me to IV60927.
 

Answer:Excel 2007 blank cells issue

Hi there!

Take a look here...

http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=83

That code was actually designed for Excel 2003, but you can use in 2007. I would make one adjustment though.

Change these two lines...

Code:
.Range(Cells(1, LastCol + 1).Address & ":IV65536").Delete
.Range(Cells(LastRow + 1, 1).Address & ":IV65536").Delete
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Code:
.Range(.Cells(1, LastCol + 1, .Cells(.Rows.Count, .Columns.Count)).Delete
.Range(.Cells(LastRow + 1, 1, .Cells(.Rows.Count, .Columns.Count)).Delete
Run that and see if it helps.
 

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Hello everybody,this is my first post on this forum. I want to buy a X220, but I am still uncertain between the X220 and the new Sony Vaio Z (2011 model). I would like to know if anyone of you has used the X220 with the 4 cell battery and how much was the runtime. Technically, with the 4 cell, the X220 weights 2.95 pounds, but will it last for at least 5 hrs? With the 9 cell, the weights goes up a lot, to 3.6 pounds, and the real runtime, I've seen on this forum, is no more than 8-9 hrs. Can you give me feedback on this? ThankS!

Answer:X220 4 cell Battery ifetime and WEIGHT options

I usually get less than 5 hours with a 6 cell battery, so I wouldn't count on a 4 cell lasting that long. Of course, it will depend on what you're doing, but I'm using web browser on WWAN and nothing cpu or graphics intensive.

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This is a really strange issue.I had been using my laptop with the oriiginal 1.10 (or whatever the very first one was) BIOS until yesterday with no problems. I head that there were some important fixes in the newer BIOS versions so I updated to 1.25. Everything seemed to be working fine until I went to work and turned on my laptop. It kept  crashing before Windows would load (after the post screen but before any of the windows screens. It just stays black for a long time and then flashes a BSOD and restarts). I tried downgrading to BIOS 1.24 but the problem persisted.It turns out that it does this whenever I try to start the computer without it plugged into the ac adaptor. When it is plugged in it starts up as normal but when unplugged it won't boot into windows. Once Windows is loaded I can unplug it and nothing happens but I still can't restart it without plugging it back inHas anyone else encountered this problem? Is this a known issue? Any suggestions for what could be causing this strange behaviour?If I can't get it figured out right away I will have to try to downgrade to the original BIOS version.

Answer:x220 won't start up on battery power after BIOS update 1.24/1.25

Today I discovered that my laptop also wouldn't wake from sleep whether on ac power or not. I had to do a hard reset. Not sure why all the problems on the newer BIOS version but I reverted back to 1.11 and now everything is working great like before. I guess it it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Dear,     I purchased new x220 tablet Win7 Pro, when I'm shup down window completely and close lip the battery LED light and half moon light sleep light are til on and linking about 5 second. Eventhough I set onp power option shut off when close lid. Is that normal for x220 talbet. Please advise, anyone have same problem. Thank in advance

Answer:x220 tablet battery & sleep light on when shut down

hey IBMx220tab,that should not occur. could you uninstall the power manager software and then set the same settings via the windows power manager.close the lid and see if the same problem happens.if it doesnt, i recommend heading to http://support.lenovo.com and install the latest power manager.





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Hi I just bought a used Lenovo X220 in mint condition. It came with Windows 10 installed and everything works fine apart from teh trackpad. It just feels very innacurate especially when moving slowly and trying to click on something small.....it kind of jumps around in a very small area, making it very frustrating to be accurate. It's as if it is only moving in rather large square movements around the screen rather than smoothly.   I've read various threads about these trackpads and issues with using certain power supplies. But my problem is happening on battery power or with it plugged in. I keep trying different drivers that I come across on forums, but nothing seems to change.  I have read in a couple of places that using the drivers from the Synaptics site are much better, but they dont seem to install for me. Can anyone tell me exactly which ones to use from their site? I was just going for the top ones for Windows 10, but there are two? There is no Bios update program on the lenovo site for windows 10, although some people seem to think updating the Bios might help. Any ideas about this? Is there anything I can do about this, as it's so frustrating I can barely use it. I dont like the track point either. Im currently using a mouse which tracks great!  I'd really appreicate any help Thanks in advance 

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Simple issue, but don't know what's wrong--have tried AC connection through docking station and direct to laptop, in power manager it shows AC is connected but the battery does not charge. Had it connected all night, stil at 8%. It actually says "plugged in, not charging" in the battery manager. how do i get it charging? what to do????

Answer:Week-old x220 battery won't charge, even though AC shows connected

Go to Lenovo Power Manager and check the battery charge threshold . Might been set to not charge unless at certain percentage.

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I recently upgraded my hard drive with a Kingston SSD. Everything went smoothly and it runs nicely. The only thing that is causing me an issue is that the battery charge indicator in Power Manager continually fluctuates greatly. I have the extended batter installed and it will jump up and down with the number of hours of power left. Is this normal? Anyway to fix this? Thanks.

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Guys, I have read a few older posts about the Sanyo batteries (which I have). Where else can I start to look to see wha tthe problem would be? A few points below: Cycle Count: 3Stuck @ 96% ("plugged in, not charging")Lenovo Power Manager is runningCondition: GoodManufacture date: 2011-07-19Right now I'm in the middle of a battery reset, not sure what good it will do. Any other services, processes, etc I should check to ensure all is working properly? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Answer:X220 Battery "Plugged in, not charging", brand new laptop. . .?

By default, Power Manager starts charging when below 95%. If you plug it in with the battery between 96% and 99%, it won't charge.For long lasting batteries, set a lower charging threshold of around 85% max, and avoid discharging below 10%.

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The ThinkPad Battery 19+ (6 Cell Slice - X220, X220T) I've checked the lenovo website. Is it not available?When I add it to the shopping cart, it is crossed out, and labelled "Item Expired". Is it discontinued, or out of stock, or in short supply? And at 230$, it's a bit expensive.













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Answer:ThinkPad Battery 19+ (6 Cell Slice - X220, X220T)

they're in short supply.   i suspect you'll see more available within the next week or two.   just a guess.
 
in the meantime you might find one in stock through a lenovo reseller.   search google products for "thinkpad battery 19+" and you should get a few hits.   http://www.google.com/prdhp

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I observed on my new Thinkpad x220 that Intel's Turbo Boost is not functional/active if the battery is not attached. I confirmed it with intels turbo boost desktop app and CPUID.I started noticing my laptop was inconsistently slow when web browsing...even if i had power management set to max performance. I usually remove my battery when I am at home for extended periods. With the battery installed, the system will change freq. Without battery, system stays at 800Mhz.Can anyone else check to confirm this issue...

Answer:x220 - No Intel Turbo Boost without Battery Attached?

Hi acuratisfan, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
That's normal behavior when the battery is removed:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/Should-I-run-with-my-battery-in-or-out/ta-p/...
 
Hope this helps!

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3 year old x220 i5-2520 8GB Ram Win7 Pro I'm due for a new machine but overall I love the one I have.  My only annoyances are the battery life is rather short and the machine gets really hot.  Can anyone tell me what to expect with regards to these two issues with switching to a SSD drive?  And I know all about power saving settings and new batteries.  The performance/boot speed increase with the SSD is not really anything I'd spend any money to improve since I rarely boot (sleep works great) and the machine is plenty fast for everything I do.   Thanks for any information. 

Answer:x220 upgrade to SSD longer battery life? Less heat?

An SSD may give you 30min extra battery life.You can buy a new 9-cell battery and use the 9-cell battery slice which you can mount at the bottom. This could give you about 18h battery life.I would also check the cooling after 3 years, maybe replace the thermal paste and blow the dust out.

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My laptop got a little water on it the other day and now it will not boot up unless it is in the docking station.  Any solutions?Thanks!

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I am considering purchasing the ThinkPad Battery 19+.  However, I'm concerned it will increase the incline of  X220T keyboard when resting on desk.  The Ultrabase elevates the battery side of the X220T so much that is not very usable/comfortable when writting with the stylus in portrait/tablet mode.  It seems to be designed exclusively with keyboard users in mind, who may prefer the keyboard incline. I would like to avoid purchasing another accessory with the same design deficiency. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with the 19+ Battery to share? Thank you.  

Answer:Ergonomics of ThinkPad Battery 19+ with X220+ in Portrait mode

Hey, I bought the 19+ battery awhile ago, and I have to say I regret it so much. 100+ dollars to add like 6 hours of battery, and it made my tablet bulkier when thinkpads are suppose to be built for mobility. I barely use it now.  The incline thing is not an issue. I don't think it even adds anymore incline. But, my recommendation is don't buy it. If you carry around your laptop a lot, it's going to be a pain.

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Can I connect an external battery to the "always on" USB port in order to extend the run-time? If not, are there any other options? (I already have the largest available internal battery.) Thanks,Don C. 

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Hi guys, hoping for yet another tip!I just updated all the software this morning, and as a direct result my battery gauge just shows as blank "Battery not installed" once opening the manager all is fine in the manager, yet in my taskbar I cant get any details, this is quite annoying.... Any work around?Cheers

Answer:Updated X220 software, battery icon messed up

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9351/lenovobatteryiconbug.jpgLooks like so.

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