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

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

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

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

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

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My System: Windows XP Pro SP2 -Thinkpad R61E I uninstalled my thinkpad power manager (it was the original which came with the system - perhaps 1.17 or earlier). I noticed when reinstalling the new 1.53 version, this wreaked havoc with some of my video related progams - screen became washed out and highly colored for certain programs.) The battery charges fine with 1.53 installed. When I uninstall the 1.53 and reboot, the battery will not charge with the windows power manager alone.  But the other programs video returns to normal. This outcome was reproduced several times (it is not a problem battery. I am aware of the recall so did your diagnostic tool.) Hence an easy solution would be to get an archived version of the original compatible power manager. question: WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD AN OLDER VERSION OF THE POWER MANAGER SOFTWARE?? Thank you!

Answer:R61e Power Manager 1.53 Issue - Battery not charging without 1.53 installed

lenovo_r61e, welcome to the forum,
 
if your system has a factory installation you can find all the drivers and utilities which were originally installed at the factory in the C:\SWTOOLS folder. The folder you need to look for, which contains the older version, will probably be named PWRMGR or similar.
 
Hope this helps

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I have a brand new Lenovo SL510 model 2847-72U running power manager v 3.04 and windows 7 Professional and am experiencing battery recharging "issues".  After initially charging the battery it seemed to charge to 100% rather quickly. Then I ran on battery down to about 8-10 % while unplugged, and now power manager seems to jump between 0% battery and 24% and back again for no reason after being plugged in all day. When I remove the AC power the system suspends. I troubleshot the AC adapter with and this is not the problem. My brand new computer will not charge the battery and power manager goes intermittently from o to 24% an back again and the battery never seems to charge. My machine has a LENOVO Bios dated 10/19/2009 and is a 6JET65WW(1.23) version from the registry values

Answer:SL510 Battery Power Manager Issue jumping 0% to 24% with no charging occurring

Hi rthrash,Welcome to the forum!Check whether there is any option for setting battery thresholds in the Power Manager; although prior SL models didn't have this option but perhaps SLx10 series may have. You also can also try updating your BIOS, latest version is dated 2010/01/26:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-73435Hope it helps. 





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Hopefully someone here will be able to help me. My warranty expired in late November, but about a month before I had a power issue and the motherboard was to blame. It got fixed uner warranty and everything has been working fine until today. I had the laptop charging overnight and when I woke up this morning the battery indicator was still red, but it was running because the ac adapter was in. However, the battery indicator was solid and not blinking so it wasn't charging. I pulled the adapter out and re-inserted it. The battery indicator began blinking as if it was charging, but became solid again after only a few second. Then the power indicator (z with a circle around it or number 4 on the list of lights) started blinking steady like the battery indicator should. I tried to look it up on the forums, but as I was doing so it shut off. I pulled everything out for a couple of minutes and reconnected it, but now when I power up it loads a bit and just turns off. Any ideas? New motherboard again? If they fixed this and it is broke again is the warranty extended? Thanks to all those that help.

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Hey guys...I have an issue with my lenovo v570 modelI installed a App... i think it was calledPower Manager version 3.65but the main problem is, it says battery is not installed... Everything are in original package.and i have a Energy Management installed and it recognize it on their...so how come i am having an issue with power manager? i had done the basic step measure, e.g. uninstall, reinstall...anyone have any idea??  













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Answer:Lenovo V570 - Power Manager -Issue NO BATTERY IS INSTALLED??

Power Manager version 3.65?
Who makes that?
What is it for?

Lenovo Energy Management is what you should use
for power and battery management.

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hi, i recently noticed a bunch of new drivers for my x61 (xp pro sp3) so i installed the power manager 1.52. i immediately noticed the battery usage dropping visibly faster than before (about 1% each 2 min on a 6 cell). i remembered when i had win 2k on this thing and it did the same thing after a bios upgrade.  back then i reverted to the prior bios and the problem persisted. this was one of the reasons i finally went to xp (this was last year). so this timei tried the prior version of power manager and went back to version 1.48 until my battery usage was normal. during each driver change i restarted the system upon uninstalling and rebooted upon installation of new power manager software. i also tried different acpi drivers and bios. every other driver change i shut down the machine and pulled the battery out and cycled the battery to make sure. i also tried different usage profiles, including my custom ones and they had no effect on battery consumption - which was alarmingly high: 2:30 at 90% when i usually get more than double of real usage time nothing i did would give me my normal battery consumption back except rolling back to version 1.48 of the power manager.  has anybody else experienced this? any ideas as to what the problem could be? thanks in advance

Answer:different battery life on x61 with different power manager software

ok, i can confirm its a software issue. the problem was high battery consumption  (-1% every two minutes on max batt and dimmest screen) after updates to power manager driver on an x61 running xp pro sp3. reverting to prior drivers would not solve the issue. the only solution was restoring the system using acronis and problem solved. my battery consumption is normal now. i think its a combination of drivers and windows updates that breaks the power manager. ive encountered this problem several times under win2k and xp.  the only solution i found is reverting to a prior install or a clean install

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 which is about 19 months old.  When at work, the computer is in a Lenovo docking station.  At the end of the day, it is removed and any further evening use is typically on the battery. Yesterday, the battery symbol in the tray at the bottom of the screen displayed a red X on it and indicated that there was an "error".  I presume from this that that battery is dead and needs to be replaced.  I am surprised by the comparatively short life of this battery. I was thinking that perhaps the use of the powered docking station played some role in shortening the battery's life.  For example, it may have repeatedly overcharged the battery. Is there a Power Manager setting that will reduce the likelihood that the battery is being overcharged while in the docking station?  In the future, is it feasible to simply remove the battery before inserting it into the docking station so that this won't continue to occur? Thank you. (I did a search of the community's knowledgebase, but didn't find anything on point.)  

Answer:Power Manager Setting To Preserve Battery Life When Using A Docking Station

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that battery of your Lenovo ThinkPad X220 had undergone wear and tear and has to be replaced.
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
Most laptops today use lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries. Overcharging Li-ion batteries is not a problem and does not affect the battery life span. These batteries have an internal circuit to stop the charging process at full charge. This is why the Li-ion batteries are more expensive. The only way for the Li-ion battery to overcharge is if the charging system malfunctions, and then the battery will heat up while in the charger. Older laptops use Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. They require more maintenance than Lithium Ion batteries. They must be fully discharged and then fully recharged so that they don't lose battery life.
 
Refer this document to see the tips on how to increase the battery life.
 
Hope this provided enough clarity for your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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

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The below picture explains the issue. It worked for some time, but now it just stopped. Power Manager 6.66.1 is installed. 

Answer:T420s Windows 7 and Power Manager 6 will not stop charging battery at 90% as configured

Hi Kosovjanko,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with charging on ThinkPad T420s.
 

This kind of issue occurs if there is any malfunction with the drivers.
Is the setting set after the system charged to 100%?
Change the setting to ?Always fully charge? and click on OK, after that disconnect the power adapter from the system and let the system work with battery till 50 % and after that change the power setting to ?custom charge threshold? and check it once.
If the issue still persists then you can check with uninstalling the current Lenovo power manager and Lenovo power management driver from your system and restart the system and update it with latest driver which you can download from Lenovo support site.  

Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Search by Machine Type Mode" then enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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HelloI am on my second identical U330 Touch as my first failed, and when bought the laptop was completely reset and had non of lenovo's original software installed and also updated from windows 8 to windows 10 I Installed lenovo power manager 1.5.0.18 but under 'settings' tab there its missing the option to turn off/on USB charging at will (iv enabled it in the bios and windows suspension it works) also update and dust removal is missing Examples of what it should look like and what it dose now. ????In the power management help it lists USB charging as one of the options that is activated if its supportedAm I missing some drivers, how can i get theses options working again? the laptop is still under warranty. This software is not available on the software/drivers page windows 8 or 10 of the u330 even though it came with new laptops and is still being sold with new laptops This functionality worked perfectly on my previous laptop under windows 8 and also window 10, I also see other lenovo laptops in the shops running windows 10 with the options available.Thank You

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I have an HP HDX16-1200 CTO laptop and have been having a strange power problem for the last year.  The power supplied to the computer goes on and off when I'm using it (charging of the battery cuts in and out).  The strange thing that is happening is that the power supply remains on and charges the battery (does not cut in and out) when the computer is off, in sleep mode or hibernation.  The computer works fine with just the battery, but my computer does not work when I only use the power supply and no battery.  Geek Squad at Best Buy said it wasn't the power supply or the jack.  Thanks! O/S  - Windows 7/64-bit

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Just recently purchased the laptop and it is getting a message that it will not charge the battery because it is not a genuine lenovo battery, which it is.  Purchased a new battery still getting the same message and it will not charge.  The laptop will boot and run normally when you remove the battery.  Running Win7 sp1 64.  Anyone what problem could be or how to correct, would like to be able to use laptop with out having to have a power outlet everywhere.

Answer:b575 battery charging and power issue

Hi SirDr4cos,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your B575 Laptop is displaying ?Not Charging/Non Genuine? battery. I would suggest you to re-install the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) from the support website and if the issue persists. I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the details of the nearest Authorized Service Center to get the issue analyzed.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi, My lenovo g505s has stooped charging and both battery and power tlights are on (white ) when Ac power is not plugged in. When I plugged in AC power both light will start blinking (power white battery orange). Is it a software problem or problem with the pin of power. My battery and charger are working fine.(checked on another laptop). Please help out. 

Answer:Lenovo G505s Not charging both battery and power light are white.

From your service manual (available on the Support tab for your notebook) ... it says that your blinking while is sleep mode, the blinking amber indicates charging battery.  If your lights are fast blinking (less than one second apart) it may mean something different.
 
Would try removing battery and AC adapter, press and hold power button for 30 seconds then release.  Reinstall battery and AC power then start the notebook using power button.  Run Lenovo diagnostics and have it check the battery for faults.
 
Good luck.
 
CB
 
 

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Hey like many others I'm having some issues with my FLEX 3-1580. Issue: The battery originally would not charge above 15%, now it will not charge above 14%. The battery light near the power button is on, and the charger works (tested with DMM). Sometimes I get a constant on and off between the computer detecting the power cord. This makes the screen flash back and forth in brightness going from plugged in to unplugged (This is remedied by disabling Microsoft AC Adapter in Device Manager, meaning it then stays "plugged in", still doesn't charge). If the battery is not plugged into the laptop it will start on AC Adapter after many attempts of 2 second boot/stop/boot/stop. Attempts: I have checked the voltages from the power cable internally to where it plugs into the board. The top two connectors get the 21V. The CMOS battery is at 3V. I reapplied thermal paste. I reset all connections. Looked for component burn marks but couldn't see any. I know other laptops have had issues with the MOSFETS but I could not find any MOSFET on the motherboard. Ran registry fixer with CCleaner. Updated all the drivers. Flashed newest BIOS In the end I don't know if its a software problem and something seriously got messed up by a virus in my registry or somthing.. Or if there is something on the motherboard that is bad.

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I've recently bought a brand new lenovo Ideapad 510 15IKB MTM is 80SV001PIH. Since last few days I'm facing issue with battery. I plugged in my machine at a charge level of 96%. After half an hour I noticed that still the battery level is 96% . When I put the pointer on battery guage, it's showed that "Plugged in, not charging". In my laptop battery is not removable, so I can't try removing the battery and putting it back again. I've restarted my machine many times but still the situation is same.


























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After changing my laptops hdd i am unable to charge my battery chk the following setting and the power daignostic report

Answer:(0%avaible plugged,charging)Power Efficiency/Battery issue

Have you tried removing all power, then removing the battery, and then pressing and holding for 30 seconds the laptops power button. Refit the battery and try again.

Is the battery an original type supplied by the laptop manufacturer ?

Although I don't hold much hope, you could also try uninstalling 'ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery' that you can see in control panel and then clicking 'scan for hardware changes' on the top line in device manager. Don't uninstall anything else.

Often these problems are down to faulty batteries.

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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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I inherited a little used 3000 n100 almost 3 years ago.  Like many others I found the battery rather poor, but it kept working sufficiently for home use mostly on the mains supply.  Recently on battery it was achieving only about 12 minutes use and would suddenly seem to go from about 90% charge to almost zero and force the machine to hibernate.  It's a 3000 n100 type 0768 6VG, running Windows XP. Yesterday I uninstalled and reinstalled the Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows XP (61ku06ww) from the Lenovo site.  Following that, the battery now seems to discharge normally and gave about an hour (quite good considering it's >3 years old).So you might like try this.  I've no idea whether it's why things got better, nor whether it will stay OK.Perhaps the Lenovo moderators can add comments? In all the adverse comment about these batteries, there didn't seem to be much about what may be a factor in the relatively short serviceable life.  If you take the battery out just after using the PC, you'll notice it is quite warm just along the area close to the connector.  Since lithium batteries don't like heat, maybe the packaged electronic board is heating the nearest cell or two more than the others leading to premature failure or life shortening, emphasised in warm climates?  

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Power Manager shows my P70 battery at 100%.  The laptop is always plugged into power, and never runs on battery.
 
So exactly HOW am I supposed to enable the tweaks in settings so that it stops charging at 100% and drains gradually down to 96% and then charging kicks back in?
 
There's no change in the GUI for Power Manager compared to the version running on my W530. But on the W530 it actually seems to work as I described above, whereas on the P70 it simply stays at 100%.
 
Exactly what am I supposed to adjust, and to what new settings or values?













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Answer:P70 and Win7 Lenovo Power Manager - how to set Battery??

i can set mine. https://www.flickr.com/photos/alpakagear/24016886004/in/dateposted-public/

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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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Hello, Suddenly, both of my T61 batteries (the one on the back and the extra one in the drive bay) are not charging. It seems incredibly unlikely that both would die at exactly the same time, which suggests a more insidious problem. The battery LED blinks continuously. Power Manager 2 reports "There is an error". The AC adapter is apparently working fine. I didn't see any T61 batteries included in the battery recall. Ideas? -- Charles 

Answer:Both T61 batteries suddenly not charging (Power Manager: "There is an error")

Any thoughts before I contact support? -- Charles 

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I want to share my experience with setting idle timers under Lenovo Power Manager or Windows Power Options, respectively. I noticed that every time the monitor just had dimmed or shut off according to my power savings options, it brightened up or turned on again only a few seconds later. I had seen the same behavior before using my Dell Latitude laptop, so I came up with the solution relatively quickly this time. The interference was caused by a Logitech wireless mouse, even though all drivers were installed correctly and the mouse was working flawlessly. Installing the Logitech SetPoint firmware solved the problem in both cases without further steps being necessary. Maybe this note will help other users facing the same issue. Good luck.













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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Power Manager/ Windows Power Options Issue: Display Re-awakens Immediately

Problem solved (see above).

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I purchased a G 570 about 6 weeks ago. About a week to ten days after the purchase I downloaded the Lenovo Toolbox, Since that time, I have a icon on my toolbar which shows a greyed out battery symbol with dotted lines. When I hover the cursor over it  'Battery not installed' appears. In addition Lenovo Power Manager also tells me that I do not have a battery installed.My battery is alive and well - I have run my laptop several times for up to 4 hours on my battery!!! I have uninstalled the Lenovo Toolbox but to no avail. How can I fix this?Please note, any suggestions will have to be in simple terms, as I am no expert. Regards,Don Stewart













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Answer:Battery not recognised by Lenovo Toolbox or Power Manager

try to re-install power management and remove/replace the battery.

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I received Lenovo 3 days back and facing some weired issue with Battery. It sometimes doesn't charge at all and stays constant. When I did some more reasearch found that with Power Manager -> Advanced -> Battery maintenance there is one setting to keep the threshold for battery charging. When I keep it to 95 % -100 % and if I drain my battery below 95 % it should start charging else between 95% to 100 % it should logically not charge. But this functionality is weird and works sometimes or not . And when I spoke to Tech. support they were not clear about this issue and said I can return my laptop.  Anyone has any clue about this issue? I really don't want to give my laptop back only for small reason for which I am not sure how it should function.

Answer:Issue with Battery Or Power Manager for SL410

Did you try updating Power Manager Driver and Application to the latest version? 

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So, my issue that ive looked everywhere for a solution to is this.  I was about to give this laptop to someone and I reformatted the hard drive to clean it up before doing so.  After this I went to dells site and loaded up the drivers for this machine.  All is fine up till this point.  Then I updated the bios to the newest version a12, and all went fine.

Well, later that day I needed to unplug the laptop and go to a different room and It just turned off after I unplugged it.  It wouldnt turn on with battery power either.  Plugged it back in and it loads fine but the battery is stuck on 36 percent charge and says not charging.  Now im getting a message saying the battery needs to be replaced as well, which is *** because I know that the battery was working just fine before this day.  Not only that why wont a battery with 36 percent charge turn on the laptop?  Its got the flashing red battery symbol when powered on with the ac adapter but without the computer on, but still plugged in, the battery doesnt charge or have any lights. 

I have already tried the uninstalling of the acpi trick, as well as the taking the battery out while its running, or taking it out purging the power and reseating.  Ive tried all the common tricks to no avail.  Not sure whats going on but I know this battery was good, and it still says 36 percent but wont charge and wont power the laptop on.  Hope someone can help.

Thanks Gary

Answer:DELL VOSTRO 3500 BATTERY ISSUE (not charging and wont power on computer with charge) HELP!

First check:  make sure the BIOS (F2 at powerup) recognizes the AC adapter.  If it does not, the battery will not charge. 
If the AC adapter is not recognized, try another Dell OEM adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=9935
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.
If the AC adapter IS recognized, but the battery will not charge, unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Try again -- if the battery still won't charge, odds are the battery itself is bad.
If the battery is original to the system, it's about four years old - well past its expected lifespan.

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I am having Inspiron-6400 (XP SP3) laptop. 2 years old. Suddenly I am getting the following message for the past two days:
"Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation."
That error message comes when I plug in the AC adapter to go to AC from battery.
It results in Battery not charging. That is a big problem. The tray-icon just shows 'On AC Power' and the 'Charging' indication does not appear any more.
A related message is also seen when I reboot the laptop, at the start itself. That message adds a suggestion by saying 'Try to reseat the power adapter'. Reseating it does not help. Though, a couple of times it helped. So I am not sure what this mechanical / reseating thing has to do with this error.
Overall, it is frustrating. It will be great if someone can help me with the exact solution for this, other than going to Dell requesting for paid-service support.
 

Answer:Power Adapter Error message & Battery Not charging!

I am having the same problem with my Studio 1735, 5 months old.  I removed and reinserted the battery, which seemed to fix the issue (at least for now).  Anyone else having the same problem, and if so, anything else that needs done to fix it?  Thanks.

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Hello,I don't know how many people meet the similar issue as me.My E530's battery drains 5% per day after power off.I searched online and somebody else complained about similar issue on his Y-series laptop. His problem was solved by plugging off power cord before turning off the laptop. Lenovo also updated BIOS regarding this issue for his model after then.Yesterday I tried his way and the issue was gone too.Can Lenovo update BIOS regarding this issue? Thanks. I also find the power manage scheme doesn't work. It always charges the battery from 96% to 100% in whatever scheme I chose. I tried to uninstall the driver and downgrade the power manager, still doesn't work. I didn't try reinstall the system because it is too time consuming. Does it matter I installed win7 in my SSD?  













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Answer:E530 battery drain and power manager issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community ,  
 
You may wish to update the bios
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS028608
 
Secondly it should not matter if OS is installed on SSD or normal HDD
For power manager issue , please update following
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014924
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014939
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi, I have had my T430 since August of 2012 at the start of college. I am currently running windows 8.1 pro and I recently just noticed my battery life issues and after installing lenovo settings I discovered that my battery's capacity is at 27% of the original capacity. The battery life is really bad, e.g. it says 15 minutes remaining at 25% on POWER SAVER mode.  I have google this and it said to "reset my battery" but unfortunately 8.1 Lenovo power manager doesn't have that feature.  I am just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what to do?  Will I just have to get a new battery?

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

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

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I have the following problem.  Hi guys, Lenovo power manager v1,6 quit working properly lately so I googled for a solution which involved removing power schemes which had reproduced in the registry to cause an overload to the application. Anyway because this wasnt really working (I ended up with having powerschemes but wasnt allowed to change them) I in my brightest moments decieded to delete the messed up part of my registry [HKEY_CURREN_USER --> Control panel --> PoweCfg] because it was preventing my reinstalations of said program from functioning properly since they resorted to the previosly present registryentrys. Well it appears that when installing the powermanager it does not write these new registry entrys and Im stuck now without a way to get them back. I wonder at what point that registry entry is written in the first place, does anyone feel like exporting said part of their healthy registry...please...?  

Answer:Registry issue with Lenovo Power Manager with X61

..this one is from an x200 with Server2003...seems like you're familiar enough with registry exports and wrapping and shoiuld be able to convert this into a *.reg form:'   Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg]"CurrentPowerPolicy"="7"[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\GlobalPowerPolicy]"Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,\  00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,03,00,\  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,80,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\  00,00,00,00,80,01,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,04,00,00,c0,01,00,00,00,\  04,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,0a,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,01,00,01,00,01,\  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,\  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,\  00,17,00,00,00[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies][HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\PowerCfg\PowerPolicies\0]"Name"="Home/Office Desk""Description"="This scheme is suited to most home or desktop computers that are left plugged in all the time.""Policies"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2c,01,00,00,32,32,00,03,04,00,00,00,04,00,\  00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,b0,04,00,00,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,58,02,00,\  00,01,01,64,50,64,64,00,00[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAU... Read more

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I have been using Lenovo ThinPad Power Manager Application since the time I purchased my laptop... From past few days I am encountering an issue where the power manager gauge says "Battery Not Installed" even though it is installed... When I remove the battery and place it back, Power Manager works fine for a few days... I am using the latest version of all the ThinkVantage softwares... Help needed.!

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Power Manager Issue

hey abhsnh,welcome to the forums.uninstall the Power Manager software and driver. Download the two items from >>http://support.lenovo.com and do not install it yet.set your unit to diagnostic mode via msconfig and then install and try again.btw, what is the MTM of your unit ? To locate MTM - http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/FindProductNumber.page#find





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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon shows "filling in process" for few seconds then stopped i.e no filling in process. Furthermore, after whole night charging, battery is now 94% charged, battery 2: 100% charged, fully charged; battery 1: 0% charged, not charging (please attached images).Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid

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I purchased a Lenovo 110S a week ago. I?ve found that I have issues turning it on sometimes whereby the power indicator flashes a few seconds but the laptop doesn?t power on. This happens with enough battery power, for example it?s happened when I have had 50% battery power remaining. I plug the laptop into mains AC power and it will then power on.  But im stumped as to why this doesn?t happen all the time. If anyone can offer help it would be appreciated! PS: my battery is a concealed one ie; in the laptop casing with a cover that?s screwed on.

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First of all my laptop warrenty has run out a while back, so i cant send it back unless i can and have to pay the costs
but recenetly my laptop battery life has somewhat died in recent months, it can last about an hour tops

But i have recently found out that it will charge to 86% then start discharging even still with the AC adapter is plugged in
Any ideas?? I am thinking of replacing the battery but was wondering if it is anything else that is causing the problem

Cheers

Answer:Satellite Pro A30 - Battery life and Charging

If the battery is 3 years+ then it may simply need replacing.

However it could be caused by other things, the power circuit or DC IN plug on the mainboard might have a problem.
I would send the laptop to an ASP for a quote.

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 Hello!  This is my first time here and I will appreciated any thought on my problem. I have a Lenovo B570 and suddenly  It start to behave strangely when I power on the laptop using the battery source. With the AC power cable the laptop works fine but when I unplugged the AC cable laptop shutdown immediately and the battery is 100% charged.  Also when I select the option "best battery health" in the energy management application and  then press Apply the laptop shutdown instantly (all the lights off) Then the power button indicator light and the battery indicator light start blinking but the monitor indicator  light stays off. I have to plug the AC cable and pull out the battery to be able to turn it on again and the computer displays that windows shutdown incorrectly and give me the option to start in safe modes or normally.  Laptop was working fine with battery and one day it jus started to do this......the battery is damage or it could be something else? thank for your help   

Answer:Lenovo B570 battery power issue

Hello Flakko, Welcome to the forum!
 
It could be a faulty battery. This usually happens if the battery is not communicating with the system.
 
Try this step.
 
Power off the system. Disconnect the adapter and the battery. Press and hold the power button for at least 30 seconds (without adapter and battery). Now connect the battery and the adapter. Power on the system and check if it works fine. 
 
Also check the battery health in the power management. If it shows as bad, exhausted, the battery needs to be replaced.





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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the Lenovo Settings app was missing a few features. I installed the latest Settings Dependency package, which returned the Power options to the App. However, "charge to 50% to extend battery life" is still not available. Any word on this?













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Answer:8.1 and Lenovo Power App: Battery Health issue

Yep, I confirm I have the same issue. It was a really useful battery-life saver. Is there any way to have it back?

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Hi,

I wanted to how to avoid this battery damage. This is my second experience with this issue. One was with my first laptop Toshiba bought in US, which when using in EU and charging it with the same charger + adapter, the battery life decreased significantly. The battery would only last 20-30min or so. Where as before it was about 1h to 2hrs. The second one is with my current Macbook also bought in US and now using in EU. Same thing. I just changed the removable adapter on the charger and again full charge only gives me about 1h or so where before it would be 2-3hrs. Any ideas how to resolve this problem?

Regards
Tony
 

Answer:Battery life decreases after charging in EU using US charger.

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I've turned off Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, a few apps & it's still the same - took it off charge this morning at 5.30 & was down to 12 % battery by 4pm. I only used mobile data for about 5 minutes today - no calls or anything ! Is there something I'm missing or do I have a bad phone or battery ? Please help !

Answer:Had the new Lumia 550 a week now, battery life is so bad I'm charging it twice a day !

Check for updates... You should have some hotfixes waiting.

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Hello
I recently purchased a new battery for my laptop. Its charging upto 92/93% and then the battery icon shows that 93 % available, plugged in, not charging like this..

so.. I have tried charging it for a very long hour to see if it exceeds 93%, but that didn't work. There is no such power plan option in my laptop which limits the charging percentage.
Note that this was the same issue with my first battery. And after using it for a while, it automatically started charging to 100%.
So, should I be worried?

Second question, I keep my laptop on for most of the time. So how should I discharge and recharge it while using it? Or should I just keep it plugged in for 24*7 since it doesn't charge beyond 93%? What should I do?(Note that my battery is hardwired, its inside the laptop, removing it requires disassembling the laptop)

Third question, My laptop battery wear level keeps changing(I checked it using almost all the softwares like HWinfo, HWmonitor). When I bought it, it was 1 %, then it went to 7%, after next reboot, it was 5%, and now its 9%)

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ThinkPad T520, Win7 Pro 64.  TVSU updates Power Manager to V. 6.38. Immediately on reboot notification area shows 0% power and a message stating that a battery error has occurred. The battery LED is now blinking orange and the battery will not charge. Considering that the battery was fully charged and had only 31 cycles on it (although it dates to October 2011) I can only assume that the software has killed the battery. Again, prior to the update there were no indications that the battery was malfunctioning or even losing capacity. Uninstalling Power Manaager  did not help. Re-installing Power Manager did not help. Is there a way to reset the battery? Am I locked in to buying a Lenovo battery to avoid task bar notifications of a non-genuine battery? Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Here in Mexico these batteries are very, very expensive.

Answer:Battery Error after Power Manager Update

Hey there mixz1,
 
Have you seen this article on how to perform a battery guage reset? Additionally, it may be wise to remove the battery and AC, then press and hold the power button several times to clear residual capacitance and then re-attach them and restart. I hope this helps.





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Recently installed Win 8 on my x220t.  I am now getting a ''Battery 2 - there is an error'' message related to the slice battery. All the related info to this online tell me to look up various information for the battery in the Power Manager, which I can not install, as its for Win 7 only. Any suggestions? I have installed the Lenovo System Update app to ensure I get all the latest drivers. I did find the 'Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for Windows 8' here but my battery part number is not in the list.

Answer:Win 8 x220t battery error - and no Power Manager

Hi Nickb99
 
Here is a link to the Lenovo Power Manager update for Windows 8.
See if this update helps.
 
Click this picture for the README file.

 
Click this picture to download the driver.

 
 





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My power manager does not work properly. When I turn the slider up or down, CPU-z indicates that my cpu clock stays at 1995 MHz. When I turn the slider all the way down, CPU-z indicates that my clock stays at 1995MHz. Basically, power manager doesnt throttle my cpu any more. I dont know why but this happened after I did a lenovo update for the bios, which I really regret.  Anyway, I tried going into the bios, but It looks different than the bioses that Im used to. I think its Lenovo's propriatory bios and I dont really know what to look for.  My second issue is that my video will just go blank for a second randomly and windows 7 will then tell me that the intel graphics driver has crashed but has not rescued it self. I dont know why this happens either. Can anyone help with either of my issues? Here are my specs:X201tablet w/Windows 7Intel Core i7Bios version: 6QET69WW (1.39) 6144 MBytes of DDR3 memory Intel HD Graphics driver ver. 8.15.10.2622Video BIOS: 2117.0

Answer:Lenovo x201 tablet power manager and video issue

You may want to try updating all of your drivers through ThinkVantage System Update.
 
If this doesn't help you can try uninstalling Power Manager and reinstalling it from lenovo.com/support.
 
Here is the link for downloading Power Manager (under Power Management):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?





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

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

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

That does seem a bit fast. Below are the stats from a 2nd gen X1 Carbon with an older battery and higher cycle count.
 
That said, battery deterioration depends on many factors like temperature, recharging protocol, manufacturer, etc. It can vary from battery to battery. This is like how brake and tire wear can differ based on automobile driving habits.
 
As far as I know Lenovo considers a battery to be defective if the Full Charge Capacity becomes less than 80% of Design Capacity in the first year. Seeing as your battery is close to that threshold I'd contact Lenovo to see how flexible they are. Also ask if they've seen significant differences in premature battery wear between LGC and SMP batteries. 
 
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i buyed dell i5 3443 just 3 days ago and it has just 2 hours battery life and doesn't charge up to 100% it charges only upto 97% .
it has a problem that when the battery life becomes 61%  it goes down to 7% in a second and shutdown the laptop........................... i have warranty but i am in mountain area in nepal please help me with it...

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I leave my phone charging for 8 hours but when I come back it is drained already though I left it charging. It's been like this since last month. What am I suppose to do?

Answer:My Nokia 1320 is charging but my battery life is not increasing.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I leave my phone charging for 8 hours but when I come back it is drained already though I left it charging. It's been like this since last month. What am I suppose to do? common sense dude!! go to a nokia service store\ microsoft store and get things sorted. OR spend a few bucks and buy a fresh battery as it seems yours is finished.

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I bought lenovo y500 two days ago in INDIA.  In the lenovo energy management system 8.0, I found a battery calibration option and decided to do it.  The steps mentioned there were as follows. 1. Full charge2. Full discharge  The process performed full charging followed by complete discharge of the battery which caused the laptop to shut down.   When I tried turning on my laptop, it could not start.  The battery charging indicator LED wasnt switched on even though the power cord was inserted into the laptop.  I could start the laptop only after removing the battery.   Once the laptop was on, I inserted the battery back in and it began to charge.  After about 50% of charging, I removed the power cord and inserted it again.  Now the battery couldnt resume charging.  I again had to shut down the laptop and repeat the above steps of inserting battery after switching on the laptop without battery.  Only then the battery would resume charging. After this, I decided to allow the battery to charge to 100%. But, the charging remained stuck at 99% and could not fully charge the battery.  When I removed and reinserted the power cord, the same problem persisted of battery not resuming charging. Please help me with this problem.  I read on few forums about uninstalling microsoft ACPI which supposedly solves this issue.  However, ACPI returns back after I restart my laptop.I also tried switch... Read more

Answer:LENOVO Y500 BATTERY NOT CHARGING AFTER USING LENOVO'S BATTERY GAUGE CALIBRATION

 
 
ADMIN Edit - While the original post below is marked as the solution, because service will be required if the battery will no longer charge after performing a battery reset, I am adding a Lenovo update here to confirm.   Normal operation will allow the battery to relearn its capacity characteristics when using the battery reset function.  Typically this is not needed in normal use..   Batteries are equipped with a safety feature that will permanently disconnect them (like a fuse) if cell imbalance or an internal short is detected.   This tends to be statistically infrequent, but also normal, and would require a battery replacement.  (Batteries have a 1 year warranty).   This battery feature can also  produce similar results to what is being discussed in the thread, so it should first be considered by service.   This particular  forum discussion also involves a situation that could affect a limited number of systems, and could lead service to replace the system board during warranty.  
 
If your system experiences these symptoms, please contact service during the warranty period.
 
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dear iconoclast
 
Hi I also have the same exact problem as you.
One Key Recovery does not work.
Performing the battery gauge reset again won't work.
Let me just tell you that you ... Read more

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Hello,please help me  Laptop: Lenovo 3000 N200  Laptop Battery not charging "plugged in, not charging" Please say how to fix?  

Answer:Laptop Battery not charging "plugged in, not charging" Lenovo 3000 N200

Hey Matrix4478,      Welcome to the forums,    First of all I would suggest you to completely drain out the battery, and then once it is completely drained out, while your N200 isd powered off let it charge.     keep me postedregards





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Good day, I bought my Lenovo G580H 1 week before, and before few days i saw, that the battery is not charging. First time the battery was on 61%, later when i was watching the film without AC adapter and after it pluged the AC adapter i saw, that the battery is on 7% and not charging. So no it's not charging too and when you want to watch a film or something without ac adapter laptop is truns off autmatically. So for what i should be angry? For Lenovo or for Windows? Thanks for your help, and sorry for my bad language .Regards from Lithuania.

Answer:(Win 7) Lenovo G580 Battery problem ''Plugged in, charging'' but not charging

Hi Alabama,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Battery is not charging and also not providing backup as expected in your G580 Laptop, I suggest you to open the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) and perform ?Battery Gauge Reset? to get the issue confirmed.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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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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Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The battery is 2 weeks old; worked for that time; now just reports (Power Manager) error: Running Powermanager 3.64 and all latest updates: SN: 11S51J0507Z1Zh69191207FRU: 51J0508 

Answer:T420s Ultrabay Batter Dead - Power Manager Reports "Battery 2: Error".

hey cicorias,since the battery is two weeks old, i suggest calling our support team immediately.http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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The battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery after it was calibrated using one key. Before that, the battery was working perfectly, lasting close to 5 hours. Now the laptop shuts off when unplugged and the battery status is constantly changing. I've had this laptop for approximately a year now and it was unused and left in an unopened box for the first 8 months. 

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500: battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery

Hi, Denkendale ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Do this test -
 
1) Switch off the laptop.
2) Disconnect power supply. Keep the battery connected.
3) Try to Turn ON the laptop.
 
If the laptop does not turn ON, the battery is faulty.
 
Also, Try turning the laptop off, removing the battery, unplug the AC adapter, press and hold the power button for thirty seconds, install the battery back into the laptop but don't connect the power cable and try to start the laptop on battery power. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
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I am using a G500s laptop and  it was having the following issues *laptop was not charging * both battery and power indicator keeps on blinking when the laptop is connected to power. Even when the laptop is switched off and when it is connected to a charger the power and power indicators are blinking. I gave my laptop for repair and they informed that they had replaced the motherboard and the laptop was working fine for 2 months. Again the same issue is happening. Please advise me what can be the issue?  

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I am having Y500 laptop. It is almost 16-18 months old with no problem till last week.Suddenly I found that i can not start my laptop without AC power in. After starting using AC power I found that my battery icon shows that is is "70% charged,, not charging."  Now the battery indicator shows blinking but battery doe not get charged and also now AC power is always needed for working on laptop.. I am not able to change power options too. They are disabled in advaces power setting tab in power option. I am logged in through administrator rights.. My laptop can not draw power from battery ..even though it is charged to 70%..

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I am facing the below given 2 problems with the battery of a brand new lenovo U41-70 i5 Red model.
 
1. The plugged in but not charging error. Some suggestions in the web ask the user to remove the battery and change some stuff in the device drivers, but in my model the battery is not removable.
 
2. The battery dissipates a lot of charge while in complete switched off mode (not in sleep, nor hibernated). I have also disabled the windows fast boot mode from the power options, but doesn't work.
To give an estimate, in approximately 9 hours of shutdown (and the charging removed) the battery dissipates from a full 100 to 70%.
 
Note: I have updated the laptop which came with Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Hence, the system is running on windows 10 now. The laptop is 10 days old.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

Answer:U41-70 - 2 battery problems (Battery not charging and charge loss in shutdown mode): Model Lenovo U4...

Hi Rudranil,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery in your Lenovo U41-70 laptop.
 
Check with different battery and different adapter if available, check if there are any damage in the port, also try to uninstall the Microsoft ACPI and check for the issue. To uninstall go to device manager and select batteries option and select the drop down and select Microsoft ACPI control method battery option and right click and select uninstall.
 
Let us know the result.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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Hi, I recently purchased an Ideapad y560 and I was just wondering how to maximize the battery life and the Laptop's wellbeing. I read the thread http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/HOW-TO-MAXIMIZE-YOUR-LAPTOP-S-BATTERY-LIFE/m-... which has a lot of information on battery life except it is 2 years old. With my current Hp laptop I take the battery out at 35% and leave it in a ziploc while running the laptop on AC power with no battery connected.  I then try to charge the battery to full after 2 weeks and then kill it back to 35% to restore it.  Is this still the best way to run laptops if the laptop will not need to run on battery power for 1-2 weeks?

Answer:Maximize Battery Life Run on AC Power No battery?

You can try this option:http://drop.io/c6qriao/asset/battery-settings-pngIt's on the Lenovo Energy Management (the bright button on next to the right speaker) --> Click on the "mechanical weel" on the bottom --> Choose the second option.... And read the hint on that screen for more information.





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Hello All, I'll try to keep it brief. I recently purchased a B560 system and noticed the Battery Indicator (located on the left side palmrest) is flashing orange constantly. In addition to this, the Windows Battery Icon (on the system tray) is indicating that the battery is not charging at all. I've done some basic troubleshooting: Rebooting the system. Removed the battery, reseated it. Unplugged the system from the power connector etc. and the system still indicates the battery isn't charging. More details:The system was manufactured March 03, 2011 and purchased new from on Bestbuy May, 2011.Windows 7 64bit, recently upgraded to SP1, no other issues to report 

Answer:Lenovo B560 Battery Indicator flashing and Battery not charging

http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Ideapad-Y560D-AC-Adapter-Battery-Prob...

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Hi, My Lenovo G570 battery is stuck at 90%. It says plugged in, not charging. It just happened over night. Next day battery refuse to work. In windows it says battery 90% and is not charging but battery has no charge at all. When I disconnet the A/C power laptop just shutdown immediately. As soon as I unplug the power laptop just shutdown as there is no charge in the battery. I did reinstalled the Power managment and also updated it. I all unpluged reboot in OS, restart, put battery back and boot into the OS back. Nothing seems to work. Is there any suggestions?  UPDATE: I just installed Lenovo Enery Managment in windows 8 before I was trying in windows 7. In the battery tab there are two options Maximun battery LifeOptimized battery HealthIt is selected to "Optimized battery Health" and won't change regardless of power plan. I click on  "Maximun battery Life" and when I open the app again it reset it to "Optimized battery Health". UPDATE # 2: Lenovo Solution Center say that battery life is GOOD. "Your battery is in good condition".













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Answer:Lenovo G570 battery not charging. Battery stuck at 90% but has no charge at all.

Hi Katag570,   Considering the age of the G570, I belive you might have to replace the battery   





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Hello, so I am having a problem with my Lenovo charger. It won't charge my computer at all! When I plug it in, the battery icon flashes. I have tried many other outlets to check if it was a problem with my outlet, butIt's definitely not. My sister has the same charger and I tried it on mine and it worked perfectly fine, so it's not a problem with my battery. I still have the 1 year warranty on it, so am I able to get a new charger? I need to have one of my own that works!! Please help!!













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Answer:Power charging not charging my Lenovo flex 15

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelistcontact the support they can tell you if it is covered, and what to do next

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I have done the custom settings for battery from dell power management. I have set that the battery should start charging when it is at 50% and stop charging at 80%. When the battery has charged 80%.It has stopped charging. But the discharging of the battery is not happening itself. I have to remove the ac power so that the laptop should start using battery instead of ac power. The battery should self discharge when it reaches 80% and start charging when it reaches 50%. which is not happening currently. Can any suggest any solution.

Answer:Dell Power manager Lite battery discharge issue -Dell vostro 5568

The system will use AC power in preference to battery if the adapter is connected.  If you want the system to run on battery, you must disconnect the adapter.

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Hello I am trying a power gauge reset in the first instance but wanted to find out if the battery is covered under the warranty as it shows plugged in charging but does not go above 8% 

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 not charging is the battery is the battery covered under warranty?

Hi sasman20,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
To answer your question first.
(Yes the battery is covered under the Base warranty of 1 Year)
Call Lenovo Technical Hotline for assistance 
 
 
Also try this step as this helped other with battery problems
1. Turn OFF the Computer and Remove th AC adapter (Leave the battery connected)
2. TURN the computer back ON and start hitting F2 (This will boot the computer into BIOS)
3. Let the computer ON inside the BIOS and let it turn off by itself due to Battery loss of Power.
4.  Now charge the battery again and check.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

Answer:Charging Battery and powering W530 Laptop with Airline Power and 170W Power Supply

Can someone please help with this question? Hard to believe nobody has taken a W530 laptop on an airplane and whether the power supply operated the laptop (and did or did not charge the battery).  Thanks, greatly appreciate experience here. 

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo y50-70 battery life

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





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

Answer:new lenovo Y50 70 battery life?

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





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I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.

It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.

I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.

What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.

I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.

Thanks!
 

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo U400- Battery Life

Hi CalciumKid
Welcome to the Forums!
 
The following KB article could help with your issue.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Optimizing-battery-run-time-and-battery-l...
 
One of our gurus, Zehnsteine, also provided this tip, which may help:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Y460p-battery-draining-too-fast-also-charging...
 
Hope the above helped, and please DO come back to post results so that others can know what worked for you
 
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Hi,As you know the Lenovo  Z500 notebook has a built-in battery.And I work on it for extended periods of time.My question is : Which better for the battery : to use it with the AC Power or simply by Charging/Discharging .---I read some articles that say that the z500 system cut the energy from the battery when it is fully charged  but i am not sure about that.So which better ? 













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Answer:Battery life Lenovo z500

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 110 battery life

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

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

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

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Dear's I bought Thinkpad T440s recently and it was working fine , but what i have noticed is that When i charged bettery full , it gaive indicator for life arround 4 and half hour , i'm using it for word and excel sheet data entry mainly , after one hour the bettrey indicator showing 1 hour remaining in bettery life !! what i have understood from device specification on lenovo website , the bettery life from 6 hours up to 9 hours  did any one have such experience ? dsoe it mean any manufacturing issue ? how we can solve this issue  looking to hear from you 

Answer:Battery life issue !!

Hi1. is the battery Lenovo genuine?2. what's the OS on your laptop?3. if the OS is win7 open Power Manager application, Advanced mode, Battery tab. Post values here for parameters:full charge capacity, cycle count, manufacture date, first used date, FRU p/n, design capacity

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hi all, i have an Acer Aspire 5510, the batteries pretty rubbish, only lasts about 40 mins, but if i unplug it for more than about 5 mins and plug it back in to the mains, the light on the adapter goes out and no power gets to the laptop. its seems completely random how long it takes for power to start flowing again (i just try plugging it in now and then).
does anyone have any ideas about it?
cheers

Answer:Tempramental Power Cord on low battery life

can it at least run without the batteries (only AC adapter)?

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

Answer:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

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

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

Answer:Lenovo E530 terrible battery life

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
If you feel that the battery backup is too low, try doing a battery firmware upgrade and BIOS update. Check the Lenovo support site for any battery firmware updates for your particular model.
 
Refer this knowledgebase which explains some tips to improve battery backup.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
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Hello community. I would like to know what is the average battery life of your computers using the web (Facebook, Youtube, Google) and when you are playing. Thanks 

Answer:Lenovo Y700 15ISK Battery Life

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





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

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

Answer:Lenovo T400 9-Cell Battery Life?

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

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













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

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

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

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Full charge will show me an indicator of 3 hours and 30 minutes.But as I use my laptop, it sometimes goes up to 4 hours.Then drops at 2 hours in a span of 5 minutes. It's too erratic. I just got this as a gift from my uncle in the US. I know it's brand new and fresh out of the box. 

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

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Hi everybody.I'm the proud owner of a Lenovo 3000N100 since over 4 Years; the best laptop I ever owned.Everything is still working fine, but I'm as well a victim of the Bad Batteries Problem early on, unfortunately my battery died on me after the warranty finished(even after the extended period of 1/2 Y.)One year ago( Aug 18. 2008) I decided to buy a new original extended Battery 9cell which set me back almost $200 and now a week ago it started to decease to do it's job( it's just charging to 87% and stays there and if I unplug the power it won't turn on no running on batteries again) My question: Is that the new scheme Lenovo is cursing it's customers with to sell batteries they last only 1 Year????Now I'm exactly 1 week over the warranty and I have probably to buy a new battery which I think I'm gone buy this time a cheap  non-original one not made by Lenovo, I heard they last about one year and cost a fraction of the original... What do You Think????....a very disappointed customer  

Answer:Battery life lenovo 3000 Please respond!

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

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

Answer:Lenovo P400 Touch Battery Life...

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

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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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