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X220 4 cell Battery ifetime and WEIGHT options

Question: X220 4 cell Battery ifetime and WEIGHT options

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

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Answer: X220 4 cell Battery ifetime and WEIGHT options

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

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Hallo,I ordered today the X220, with 6-pack lithium batteries. Apparently, its weight is 1.6 kg in this case. In order to have the minimal weight (1.3 kg), I need to get it with 3-pack batteries. But no shop here in  Denmark has a laptop with 3 pack batteries (they even dont understand what I want). How can I get the minimum weight? Can I just order 3-battery pack, and introduce it myself into X220?Or should I live now with 1.6 kh laptop (even if I dont need such long battery life in most cases)? Thank you Leo (Habe nicht verstanden - ist das ein Deutsches Forum, oder Englisches? Auf jedem Fall - Antworten sind auch auf Deutsch willkommen).

Answer:How to reduce the weight of X220 - how to achieve 1.3 kg weight?

you will need about 5 seconds to swap batteries...

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

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

Answer:X220 9-cell battery capacity?

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

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













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

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

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

Answer:9-cell battery problem on X220

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

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Last week ,I received my x220.IPS,i5-2520.But shortly I found that the battery life is too short.I have seen many reviews said that they tested their x220,and their machines will last for 7 hrs or more if just playing viedos or browse pages.And my poor laptop,if I only use it for internet iexplore and MSN,it will only last for 3 or 3.5 hours,the battery mode which I choose is energy saver,and the brightness or screen is 9,I don't know if there is somthing problem with my battery or laptop...And other thing is that when i charge my battery ,from 99% to 100%,it will take half an hour to comlete that ,although it display "charge will be comlete in 2 min."...I use the everest to test my battery ,and the battery consumption is 0%,but the designed capacity is less than the full charge capacity....is that normal?  Plz help me .....LoL....

Answer:Needs help: x220 battery life ,6 Cell

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





X220~i5 2520M~8GB~Vertex2~IPS~Win7Prox64~ It's amazing.

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

Answer:X220 9 cell battery lasts 6 hours

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

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

Answer:lenovo x220 tablet 6 cell battery

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

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













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

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

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

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

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

Answer:X220 battery options

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





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

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Does anyone have a ThinkPad Battery 19 + (6 Cell Slice - X220, X220T) - Partnumber: 0A36280 How long does the tablet work? Has anyone tried to connect this battery to x201t?

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Hi there, I use x220 top model with extended battery now. It weighs 3.6 pounds according to the spec sheet. I've been planning to buy x240 thinking it would be thinner and lighter considering the two years in between. However, the spec sheet of the x240 with extended battery is still 3.6 pounds! Could someone clarify this please? I'm loving my x220 though I recently bought Sony VAIO Pro 11. SONY's machine is good with HD screen and it's impossibly light and thin. However I feel scared to use it because it seems so fragile Thinkpad on the otherhand can take my beating, loves the keyboard and performance. But it's bit heavy considering other machines on the block noawadays. :-( What about thinkpad Yoga? Anyone can provide more info on that model? I mean compared to X series? Thank you very much, regards,Shereef

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I think this is pretty well documented here and elsewhere - the 6 cell battery that came with my lenovo doesn't sit tight and that just ruins the fit and finish for me. I recently ordered a 9-cell battery thru amazon (laptopbatteryexpress - it was $79, same serial# but not branded lenovo) and this one sits correctly. Just thought I'd share..

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Does any Laptop 9-cell Battery or 12-cell battery compatible with lenovo ideapad u160 series?Hey!I am a new lenovo ideapad u160 owner.I want to buy another battery extending my lenovo ideapad u160 run time.Does anyone know whether 9-cell battery or 12-cell battery that can be used with the lenovo ideapad u160?Thanks already.  

Answer:Does any Laptop 9-cell Battery or 12-cell battery compatible with lenovo ideapad u160 series?

as i know, u160 has been released recently, i suggest you to contact lenovo support line or check your manual for further information due to i couldn't find any battery for u160 at shop.lenovo.com

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Hi, I'm considering buying a second battery because my current 6-cell (29+ 42T4861) doesn't last more than 6 hours the way I use it. The current battery is in relatively good condition because I used to work while it was plugged in, I don't think the cycle count is greater than 80.  I'm considering the 29++ 9-cell and the 6-cell slice, but I don't know which combination would be the best in terms of battery life.I'm aware that the slice would be more comfortable to use, because the 9-cell sticks out, plus I would have to change batteries every time one discharges. Price wise they are rather similar where I live, considering that I would buy an external battery charger with the 9-cell.  Is there a significant (1-2+ hours) difference between the two batteries, or is it negligable? Thanks in advance, and my apologies if this was asked in the past.

Answer:X220: 6-cell + 9-cell vs 6-cell + slice (6-cell)

damnated,according to PSREF (tabook.pdf) the following batteries are compatible with x220 at present time:ThinkPad Battery 44 (4-cell) 0A36305 ann 06/05/12ThinkPad Battery 44+ (6-cell) 0A36306 ann 06/05/12ThinkPad Battery 44++ (9-cell) 0A36307 ann 06/05/12ThinkPad Battery 19+ (6-cell, Slim External) 0A36280 ann 03/01/11You see 44-series batteries instead of 29-series which are discontinued.As for the battery life look at this data from tabook.pdf also:4-cell (28Whr): up to 4.1 hr;6-cell (62.4Whr): up to 9.2 hr;9-cell (99.9Whr): up to 13.8 hr;external battery (64Whr): up to 9.4 hr;9-cell plus external battery: up to 23.2 hrAs you see 9-cell and external batteries combination is the best. There is no problem to use these batteries together.

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Hello there. I was wondering what the different sizes and weights of the new Thinkpad t440s is. I have only found the following: T440sAnd regarding to that:331mm x 226mm x 20.65mm; ab 1.58 kg (Non-Touch)331mm x 226mm x 22.94mm; ab 1.76 kg (Touch)with68+ 6-cell battery ? 180gr.But there is also the one option with a dedicated graphics unit, both for touch and non-touch, which somehow are not dockable. So do they differ also in size and weight?Plus, it has been years since my last thinkpad. So I might be new to its new era. The 6-cell batteries, which can be optionally bought, instead of a 3-cell one. Are those the ones, which sort of come out of the back of the laptops? I found those things pretty formfactor-killer. And I wouldn't really consider of getting one, just for an extra few hours, whereas the two 3-cell batteries already deliver like 12 hours.Thanks a lot for the answers already!PS: How funny, that the official Lenovo website doesn't have this kind of information.

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I've been trying to find comparison pictures of the X220 with a 6-cell and 9-cell battery, without much luck. I want to see how much the 9-cell sticks out vs the 6-cell. Has anyone seen such a picture anywhere?

Answer:X220, 6-cell vs 9-cell batt

If you go to youtube and search for "x220 review" you'll see different variations in the different videos. Personally, I ordered mine with the four-cell (for around 5-6 hours of battery life when I'm out of the office for just a little while) to keep it under three pounds, AND the nine-cell (for 12-14 hours of battery life) for when I'm at an all-day conference and don't want to lug along the A/C adapter. For the extra two ounces of the nine-cell vs. the six-cell, who cares what it looks like when you've got 50% more battery life?

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Question: Weight of battery

According to new rules for shipment of batteries by air, the carrier must be informed about the following specifications for the battery. http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Pages/lithium-batteries.aspxAmpVoltWattOhmsWeightThe battery in question is for a laptop HP 250 G4 - T6P47EAI have collected the necessary specifications with the exception of the weight of the battery - can anyone help me with that?

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I'm having trouble pinning this down because of the number of 'offbrand' units. Has the size or weight of the 90w adapters changed since the release x61/x61 tablet?













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Answer:Old X61 90w ac adapters versus current x230/x220 adapters in weight/size?

no not really, they weigh about the same.

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I just wonder if a Lenovo Notebook Z710(59396561), 17.3" Intel Core i7 4700MQ, comes with battery other than 4 cell, say a 6 cell battery? Is there any 6 cell battery for this type of machine?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 battery type, 4 cell or 6 cell?

hi liangxiang,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
From the IdeaPad Z10 SKUs that I've seen (US Models), all of them comes with a 4-cell battery which lasts an average of 5hrs.
 
This Lenovo Z710 (59396561) model though is advertised as having a 6-cell battery.
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Notebook-Z710-4700MQ-2-40GHz/dp/B00IRIJVAC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=13953...
 
 
Regards 

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I have two external battery packs, the 3 and the 6 cell batteries. Neither of them will charge at full capacity. The laptop is brand new, as well as the two batteries.  The 6 cell battery is shown as charging, but it is stopped at 59%, and Power Manager shows 5:00 hours to fully charge (it shows this constantly, with no change whatsoever).  Similar problem with the 3-cell battery, stopped at ~75%.  I have deleted the battery driver from Win7 Control Panel. I have changed Charge Mode from alway fully charged to battery health and back to full charge, I have also tried 80% charge threshold.  Running Windows 7 (downgrade form Win8) Any advice?  

Answer:uT440s Battery not charging to full capacity- 3-cell & 6-cell

Hi Radu_umbres,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are issue with the Battery not charging completely on your ThinkPad T440s.
 
To resolve this issue please restart the system connecting ?Power Adapter?. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ?Device Manager? then uninstall ?Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery? under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ?Power Adapter? and reconnect, then switch ON the system and check if the issue still persists.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I received my U150 (690969U) 06/07/2010, but it came with the 3 cell battery and not the 6 cell as shown when I placed my order.  Who do I contact to get my 6 cell battery? Thanks in advance!.

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According to the specification of the x200 series battery ThinkPad X200 Series 4 Cell Li-Ion Battery (43R9253):Approximate height: 12.9 mm (0.51 in)Approximate width: 207.4 mm (8.17 in)Approximate depth: 53.5 mm (2.10 in)Weight: 206.0 g (0.45 lb)ThinkPad X200 Series 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery (43R9254):Approximate height: 20.0 mm (0.79 in)Approximate width: 208.0 mm (8.20 in)Approximate depth: 53.4 mm (2.10 in)Weight: 330.0 g (0.73 LB)ThinkPad X200 Series 9 Cell Li-Ion Battery (43R9255):Approximate height: 20.0 mm (0.79 in)Approximate width: 231.3 mm (9.11 in)Approximate depth: 78.5mm (3.09 in)Weight: 510 g (1.12 LB)Looks like the 6-cell battery will extend in the bottom for 7.1mm while which 9-cell battery will extend in rear for 23.9mm and in the bottom for 7.1mm. My question:If equiped with a 6-cell battery or 9-cell battery, can I place the x200s on the dock station without removing the battery? Thanks

Answer:X200s with 6-cell or 9-cell battery + docking station

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

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

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





ThinkPad X220, I7 2620M, 8GB RAM, Intel 320 160GB SSD, IPS screen, USB 3.0, Bluethoot, Cam, Win 7 pro 64, BIOS: 1.17, Model: 4286-CTO, Fabrication date: 07/11

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Got my T410s with 250G hard disk, and 8GB of RAM a few days ago.  Was replacing my X201s  since the small monitor was a bit too small. I selected the T410s over the T410 because it was supposed to be lighter by 2 lbs and "thinner". This T410s is a big disappointment -  the tiny 1.8" hard disk is slow and you will find frequent periods when the system freezes while the hard drive icon spins away (what's the point of an i5 proc and 8G ram if the disk crawls?).  Yes, yes, i know i should have purchased the $1,000  SSD drive, etc. etc. but why sell this crap with a 1.8" drive anyway when it cannot keep up. Lets talk about the battery life - with my CPUs configured to keep at 25% and aggressive display and disk etc. in about 2 hours i hit the "nervous" zone - the battery indicator is below 50% and dropping fast, and you start wondering if you have 1 hour to last or 2 hours.  Very frustrating, especially when i see my wife's Macbook just chugging along for 5 hours without her having to press this and press that and kill the display. So after paying a $500 premium over the T410,  I am feeling really let down with this T410s.  Its probably 2lbs lighter than the T410, but 1 lbs of that is probably the shorter battery and with a slow 1.8" disk its just a complete waste of money and time.  It should ONLY be sold with a SSD drive, which might give it a better battery life anyway. And yes, i am a die-hard Thinkpad fan like t... Read more

Answer:T410s - Slow 1.8" disk drive, terribly battery life - all for 2 lbs of weight ??

Are you keeping the drive well defragged?Run a powercfg -energy diagnostic to see if there's anything amiss with regards to energy consumption.

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Hi Lenovo experts - I am having a strange issue with my new X270 laptop. I have been using it for over 3 weeks now. The X270 came with an integrated Li-Ion 3-cell battery (23 Wh) and also an external Li-Ion 3-cell battery  (23 Wh). With very light usage (just outlook and office apps) and brightness set to 25%, I can barely get 2h-2.5h of battery life. Is this normal? Per the PSREF, 3+3 cell should give me ~13h of battery life.  Anything else I can check? I did a 'battery report' and I see on average 45 Wh of charging capacity when active. However 'Battery life estimates' show between 2h-3h at full charge. 'Current estimate of battery life based on all observed drains since OS install' is showing 3:50.  Do I have a defective battery? Any advice appreciated!

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Hi, Can somebody be able to share whether 6 cell or 9 cell battery is available for Lenovo Yoga 500 14.0 inch laptop in the market?  Thanks.

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Re:  Battery # 746641-001(3 cell)  I need to replace the battery for my laptop.  Most of the batteries I'm finding are 4 cell and I need a 3 cell.  What is the diffrence between the 3 and 4 ?  Any help would be appreciated.  Terri

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Hi, all!

I wish to purchase an HP dv5000t series laptop with a 12 Cell Li-Ion battery, but I saw a diagram on the HP site which showed a bulky mass at the back of the laptop, compared to a 6 cell which did not have this. It seems that such a laptop will not be able to sit flat on a desk.

Does anybody know from experience if this will be the case? If so, how bad of an angle is it? Will it interfere with normal use, etc?

Thanks! Your help is appreciated.
 

Answer:6 Cell Li-Ion Battery vs. 12 Cell (Physical Properties)

If HP sells the battery with the laptop then it'll work. While it may not sit flat that isn't a problem.
 

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My battery has gone dead and I don't have warranty on it anymore,I want to buy a new one, can I buy a 9 cell? I have now 6 Cell.thank's,Oren

Answer:Can I replace a 6 cell battery with a 9 cell? lenovo n 100

anyone?

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I'm considering a 6 cell battery since I hardly ever use my W520 without a plug, but I do carry it between home and work every day.  According to the specs for the 9 and 6 cell batteries as listed here:  9 cell  6 cell , they are both the exact same size and weight.  Are these specs correct?  I was under the impression that the 6 cell doesn't stick out the back like the 9 cell and would therefore be a bit smaller and lighter. Would anyone recommend not buying the battery from Lenovo?  Many accessories I'd buy from a third party since they're cheaper, but I feel like a battery is the kind of thing not to take a chance on (and would it void the warranty using a non-Lenovo battery?). Also, where can I buy a second 170W AC adapter (and power cord...not sure if that's included or not, it's not shown in the picture)?  I see the part numbers listed here but I can't find on the Lenovo website where to buy one.  I'm in Canada and the AC adapter that came with my laptop is P/N 45N0113 which I don't see on that list.

Answer:W520 9 cell vs 6 cell battery, AC adapter

Yeah no. The 6-cell is flush and is lighter.I'm not sure if using a third-party battery voids your warranty.You might as well call the sales hotline for the adapter. It should come with the cord.

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For a Thinkpad T510 with 128gb SSD, i5-540 processor, nvidia 3100m 512 mb discrete graphics, and 4 gb RAM, does a 6-cell battery cut it? How much time should I expect with a 6-cell and with a 9-cell battery? Also, by how much does the 9-cell protrude past the back of the laptop?

Answer:Thinkpad T510 6-Cell vs. 9-Cell Battery

I have a 6 cell with my T510 and I'd say for normal usage (browsing internet on youtube, watching some news clips, reading email, surfing the net and stuff) the usual time I get on performance setting is around 2 hours.  If intend to take this out and use it for a day, 2 hours certainly won't cut it. 

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Hello everyone. I have bought this flex 5 with 7th i5 CPU, 256G SSD, and 2 cell battery. The laptop is great for me except the battery doesn't last enough. I wonder if I can replace the 2 cell battery with a 3 cell battery? From the HMM, I find some 3 cell batteries. But I don't know if they are compatible with my computer as the voltage is different. And If the battery is upgradable, do I need to upgrade the AC adapter as well? mine is 2.25A, while 3 cell battery versions have a 3.25A adapter. Thanks in advance.

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Dear guys, It seems that I'll hit for a 21 hrs flight in 6 weeks time or so, therefor I'd need something for light protection of my X220, however I am using the 9-cell batt, and heck, Im even considering the 6-cell slice.... (might end up with a secondary 9-cell batt though)...But, how to handle the sleeve matter with these options? I cant possibly be the first one that has had this thought. Please share some great solutions.













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Answer:X220/X230 9-cell batt, sleeve?

Hello,
 
eBags has a tool on their web site called the Laptop Bag Finder that let's you type in the dimensions of a laptop and it will return compatible cases.  You might want to measure your X220 with the various batteries installed, type the dimensions in, and see what comes back as a result.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I use the Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 model laptop and i want to replace the battery. It cuurently works with a 4 Cell battery but I want to replace it with a 6 cell  battery. Is it possible to do so ? Else does it affect the system negatively? 

Answer:Switching from 4 cell battery to 6 Cell battery

It will increase the weight of the system of course, but otherwise won't be a problem.  There is also a 9-cell battery for this model -- that said, that one doesn't fit entirely inside the system (it sticks out the back of the system) so it will also increase the size of the system.

You're better off with OEM batteries than with third-party knockoffs.

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

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

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





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

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

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

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Someone needs to get a new battery for a very old laptop they have. The battery doesn't work so they have to have it plugged all the time otherwise it wouldn't work. Laptop is 15.6 and sort of heavy but the thing is they never take the laptop outside the house. It will mainly be used on one floor in the house.


100% of the time the laptop is used in the kitchen area where there is a table where its connected using a charger to the wall. Thus if the person had a working battery, they could carry it around the house even though the laptop will stay in one place usually. However because right now the battery doesn't work, it does but it goes out very fast less than 1 minute, they need a new battery.


Is it better to get a 6 cell or 9 cell battery? The laptop will be used at home 100 percent. The thing is this person said if 9 cell last longer, get it. However, im sure 9 cell batteries make the laptop much heavier and has that back part sticking out right? I know this isn't a big deal if you going to stay inside but wouldn't it be a problem/annoyance if you have the laptop on yourself when on the sofa? Does the 9 cell would be really heavy on an already heavy 15.6' laptop?


Also 6 cell batteries last for around 2 hours i believe. How many hours does a 9 cell last for usually?


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Answer:6 Cell Vs 9 Cell Battery for Laptop?

It's a piece of hardware so you're in the right area.

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 that has a 48WattHour battery. A 9-cell battery would give longer working time when on battery-only so if it is offered and the price is affordable I'd get it.

As for physically working, it may lift the back edge of the Notebook higher but that's not a problem, usually have rubber feet on them. I find that type of rise is actually easier for typing as most Desktop keyboards have feet to raise the back edge, fingers seem to 'flow' better.

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I just recieved my Y550P a few days ago. I love everything about it except for two things: 1. The contrast ratio of the LCD is poor.2. The battery life is terrible. I expected a machine with such powerful hardware to be shipped with at least a 9-cell battery. In fact, I didn't even check and see that this laptop comes with a 6 cell battery. Lenovo, I'm calling you out. If you can engineer a 12 cell battery and sell it for around $100, or a 9 cell battery and sell it for around $75, you could probably get every single ideapad owner to buy one.

Answer:9 Cell or 12 Cell Battery for Y550P

LENOVO LISTEN TO THIS I need a larger battery. going to school and just want to be able to make it through the day on a charge. I have had the Y550P for about 2 weeks now and I will buy a 9 or 12 cell I hope that we get this soon.

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Hey guys, I'm currently using the T61 wide screen 14.1" and was wondering about the 6 cell battery.  I originally ordered the 4 cell battery because I prefer the battery remain flush with the back side of the system.  My brother is using the T61 4:3 system and says his 6 cell battery does not stick out at all.  Can anyone confirm the relative size of the 6 (or 9) cell battery to the 4 cell?  I've been having a hard time finding the information on the Lenovo site.And also, if I did use a 6 or 9 cell battery, would it still be able to dock with the advanced mini dock?  Or would I need to remove the battery first? Message Edited by singularity2006 on 12-08-2007 10:34 AM





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Answer:6 Cell / 9 cell Battery - How Much Bigger is it?

Hi, The 14'' widescreen T61 is offered in the 4, 6, and 7 cell batteries. The 4 cell will be flush with the laptop but the 6 and 7 will protrude out the back. Only the 15'' widescreen and the 14'' standard screen are offered in 6 and 9 cells with the 6 being flush and the 9 extending out the back. To give you an idea of what the 6 cell looks like on a 14'' widescreen T61, here are some pictures. The 7 cell will look similar but bigger and longer. http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/22775.jpg http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/22777.jpg 

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I recently tried to replace my 6 cell laptop battery with a 9 cell. With the 9 cell install it will not charge and laptop will not operate on AC power either. Please help

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I recently had to replace my battery.  Instead of a 6 cell battery I got a 9 cell battery.  Ever since I am experencing blue screens.  Could the battery be the cause?  I have tried just about everything to solve this.

Answer:Will replacing a 6 cell battery with a 9 cell for ...

It could be the cause of the bluescreens, but it could also be software or a different hardware problem. What is the part number of the battery you installed? I would like to check and make sure it is a suitable replacement part.





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Hi all, my Z61m battery has died. It is 6 cell 10.8V 5.2AH. I have looked at ebay list and found out that there are 9 cell batteries compatibe with Z61m (at least they say they are) but it strange that their voltage is 11.1 with 7800mAh. Are those batteries in any way compatible with 10.8 or this is totaly out of the picture. Thanks for help. 

Answer:Z61m battery 6 cell / 9 cell

Any 9-cell battery that is compatible with R60, T60/p, W500 - to name but a few - will work.
 
This doesn't apply to 6-cell batteries, these are 15.4" Z60m/Z61e/m/p - specific

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my ThinkPad X220 does not have SIM card, but does have SIM card Slot. So what should I do to get my laptop to go on the Internet with cell phone network? Thanks in advance.

Answer:How to set up SIM card in ThinkPad X220 to go on Cell phone network to go on Internet?

Mariah,1. look at laptop' user guide 2. be sure your laptop is wwan ready, i.e.has wwan antennas3. purchase wwan modem from x220' compatibility list according to your region and mobile carrier network type4. install modem into laptop; look at HMM or service video for your help5. download appropriate wwan modem driver from Lenovo' site and install it.6. If your carrier' network is simless find out on your laptop in Control Panel or download Mobile Broadband application from Lenovo' site, install it and activate your modem in carrier' network. OR in other case insert SIM card into laptop.7. If you prefer Windows connection manager set APN option. OR find out Lenovo Access Connection Manager on your laptop (or download from Lenovo' site), install it, create profile.8. Enjoy

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Question: X220 options

Hi, Was wondering if someone could help me out - I'm thinking of buying a X220 but having troubles with some of the options, and thought that someone may be able to help me. 1 Power cord - the options are as below, but I can't find anywhere that tells me which is which.  Is the EU generic a pack for the different countries? What does "WWAN enabled" mean? (I'm in the UK - so don't want to get the EU pack if it doesn't also do UK)Country Pack United Kingdom with Line cord & 65W AC adapterCountry Pack EU Generic (WWAN enabled) with Line cord and 65W AC adapter 2 SSD - do Lenovo offer a bigger SSD drive if I call them up?  When I ordered my last laptop (Dell), they had options availble which weren't listed on the site 3, When I first looked at the site Lenovo were offering the 'slice' battery - the one which covers the entire bottom of the laptop .  Looking now it's not there - is there any reason for this?  I think I can still order it in the store, but I'm worried that they removed it for a reason.  (it is the 'ThinkPad Battery 19+ (6 cell slice)', right?) Also - I know the x220 doesn't have a backlit keyboard (shame) but I read somewhere that it has a light that you can turn on which shines down on the keyboard.  Is there any truth to this? Thanks Martyn

Answer:X220 options

bump - anyone?

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Hi, I just bought a CTO X200 and I selected the 9 cell battery option. After I turned it up, the lenovo power manager pops up a sign says " Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!How come? the battery has a huge "lenovo" on it and it is right out of the box!!!!does anyone else have the same problem? Is there a way to resolve this? thanks

Answer:My brand new X200 9 cell battery receives"Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached"

Given that your machine is new, i would call Lenovo and ask them to check it out on your behalf. 

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Hi all! I'm just choosing an mSATA SSD for my x220 (80Gb or greater) and that's what I've found: Runcore T50     120Gb    320$ Renice X3         120Gb     300$ Runcore I50      120Gb     250$ OCZ Nocti         120Gb     250$ MyDigitalSSD    128Gb     210$ Intel 310             80Gb      180$ Someone has tried any of these SSDs (except the 310 that is proven to work)? How they work in the x220? I'm concerned for the Sandforce reputation to cause BSODs (practically all but Intel 310 and MyDigitalSSD are Sandforce drives), any experience?

Answer:mSata SSD options for x220

runcores are good but cost alot.there a niche drive.you shoud look at the new ready boot models there alot cheaper.i think that nocti is one but kinda high price.your also picking to big of a drive.

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Hi guys, I'm looking into getting an X220 from the UK site but there's something funny going on with the options for the machine.  When you reach the X220 page there are two "preconfigured" options, a cheaper i3 model and an i5 model.  When you follow the links they take you to completely different options:  the i3 page offers an i3 or an i5-2410M CPU, the i5 page offers an i5-2520M, i5-2540M or an i7-2620M.  What I'm confused about is that there doesn't seem to be any mention about why these are completely different "models" even though they both get referred to as the X220.  When you try to configure them with the same options they're identical except that one model has an i5-2410M and the other has an i5-2520M, yet there's a 179 difference between them.  There's also no mention at all of USB3, even though I've spotted people here talking about a USB3 option. Does anybody have any idea why the "model" with more CPU options is so much more expensive, even when it is almost identically configured?

Answer:Bit baffled by UK X220 options

The USB 3.0 option is only available with an i7-2620M, at least here in North America.

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What would you guys recommend to do? I have heard that you can purchase 2.5" SDD drives and take off the enclosure and still make them fit. 













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Answer:X220 SDD Upgrade options

1. Look at x220's Hardware Maintenance Manual2. Find out some threads here. For example, this one:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220i-SSD-options/m-p/611319#M33913

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

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

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

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Ok, so I bought a 9 cell battery from a local store called [REDACTED] for $137.99 and bypassed the $207.49 6 cell battery because I'm cheap and needed it now. As soon as I got home, I put it in, it fit perfectly. I opened it, only opened it roughly a 1/4 of the way and it pops the battery off the pc locking clasps and into my lap, The 3 spare cells hanging off the back interfere with the lip of my screen. I went back to exchange it and got all sales final after product seal is opened. My question, Is there a platform/module or battery extension peripheral to lower it at least 1/4 of an inch to un-obstruct the back of my screen? Hate to lose money on this and don't want to be stuck with something I cannot use. any solid help will be appreciated.

Answer:9 cell battery so-so fit. Battery pulled out by opening pc screen.

Sell it on Ebay and then buy one that fits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I don't own the laptop yet, but I'm considering it. My only question, which I haven't been able to find an answer for, is can I replace the 6-cell battery with a 9-cell sometime down the road?

Answer:Can the Y500's battery be exchanged with a higher-cell battery?

Just get a second battery.In energy Management when battery power goes crytical make it go hibernate (not sleep mode)Then swap the batteries, and start the computer again. And continue your work where you left off.

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I'd like to upgrade my 320 GB stock 5.4k HDD to all flash. I've come up with the plan to buy (2) 256 GB SDDs; one mSATA, one SATA:SSD: Samsung 850 Pro ~$120 (SATA3 slot from what I'm aware)mSSD: Samsung 840 EVO ~$125 (SATA3 in a SATA2 slot) A few questions:1. Is this overkill? 2. In the above setup, do you recommend I install the OS and programs on the highest performer, the 850 Pro, and use the mSSD for storage?  3. I've looked through many old threads about the x220 which cover mSSDs which worked with the x220 slot at the time. Will every modern mSSD likely work with the x220 or are there still issues? 4. Another scenario I've considered is:SSD: Crucial mx100, 512 GB $190mSSD: Intel 310 80 GB $45 (from ebay, the go-to for x220 in 2012 threads)Reduced performance, more 'dedicated' storage, larger SSD which will likely be used later.  I appreciate any insight you have to offer!

Answer:x220 mSSD + SSD Options and Opinions

Hello,
 
I have a 256GB MyDigitalSSD BP4 mSATA SSD for OS and apps and a 480GB Crucial M4 2.5" SSD for data in my X220.  Personally, I find this works for me.
 
It is my understanding that the 2.5" SSD interface operates at SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) speed, whlie the mSATA SSD interfaces operates at SATA 2.0 (3Gbps) speed, but I have not had any performance issues from using the "slower" mSATA SSD interface for my operating system and applications.
 
The capacities and interfaces for the SSDs you choose is entirely up to you.  Size them appropriately, including plans for future storage needs, including when you think you'll want to replace them with higher capacity SSDs.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I have been using my x220 and it's been working great, but I'm slowley runnig out of space. I'm a field tech and our company is picking up a 3rd line and that means more manuals. Right now I'm running a 120gb SSD for the OS with 8gb of ram and a 64gb SD card for the storage. I have 2 opptions in my budget. pickup a 120gb mSATA and run the OS on that and the 120gb SSD as storage, or put back the original 320HDD for storage. I'd love to put in a 240gb mSATA for the OS but at over $200 cant swing that right now. 

Answer:X220, storage options. mSATA and SSD?

'afternoon.
welcome to the community!
 
imho, a great configuration for the X220 is an mSATA SSD for os/swap/temp paired with a fast platter drive in the main bay for data/documents/personal files. others like an all-SSD solution and i don't disagree... i'm just waiting for the 512gb SSDs to come down a little in price, though they're already under $1/gb.
 
my personal X220 is set up with: 256gb m4Crucial mSATA SSD + 512gb 7200 Hitachi Travelstar (7200rpm/32mb cache) + 16gb ram, configured as above.
 
in your situation, where you've already got an SSD in your main bay, i'd probably try to sell the 320gb platter drive to raise funds to allow purchase of the bigger mSATA SSD to use as the data drive and leave your OS on the 120gb main bay SSD. then, as budget/price allow, you could upgrade the main bay to a bigger SSD, reconfiguring the contents as apprpriate.
 
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I had to buy the X220 with a 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive to speed up delivery but really want a 7200 RPM 320GB drive. I see two possible 7mm options. Hitachi Z7K320 (HTS723232A7A364)http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7031179&SRCCODE=PRICEGRAB... - Is this the Hitachi that ships in the X220 when purchasing the 320GB 7200 RPM drive?- Impossible to find in Canada. Seagate ST320LT007 (listed on seagate.com) or ST320LT023 (model most vendors sell, but no on seagate.com)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148745 - Cant tell the difference between the 007 and 023 models.- Seagate only lists the ST320LT007 on their site.  Vendors only sell the ST320LT023 model.  Are they the same?- Anybody tried the ST320LT023?  Can find this model here in Canada.  

Answer:Question re X220 Hard Drive Options

Get the Hitachi drive (Travelstar Z7K320).It's the one that Lenovo uses in the X220, and a better drive than the Seagate IMHO.http://www.canadacomputers.com/canadacomp/product_info.php?cPath=569_15_215_217&item_id=035412





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I use the Dell Inspiron 15r 3537 model laptop and i want to replace the battery. It cuurently works with a 4 Cell battery but I want to replace it with a 6 cell  battery. Is it possible to do so ?

Answer:Can i replace a 4cell battery with 6 cell battery?

It looks like it is possible - however, realize that the 6-cell battery is larger than the 4-cell and will not fit entirely inside the system  -it will extend beyond the rear of the system (along with adding weight, of course).

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Hi,

Vista is retrieving me the error message that it is not able to retrieve the power parameters.
Do i need to install a softawre to allow me to access those parameters ?

Thanks for you feedback,

Rgds,

F,

Answer:Battery - Vista is not able the retrieve the power options for the battery

Hi

To be honest I have no idea what you are talking about.
The Vista power options are a part of the Vista OS and you don?t need to install anything.

But on Toshiba notebook the Vista power option would be extended by some Toshiba power options.
Are you speaking about this Power Saver options?
If yes, then I would recommend reinstalling the VAP (value added package) because these power options are a part of VAP.

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How much better in hours is the 8-cell than the 4-cell battery, realistically, based on your experience?I also noticed the battery description when configuring an X61 says "X60"; this is normal?

Answer:X61 4-cell vs. 8-cell battery?

Well in terms of actual battery capacity, the 8-cell has about two times greater capacity than the 4-cell. The X61 calls for up to 3.9hr on the 4-cell and 7.8hr on the 8-cell, both in Windows XP. However these are generally best-case scenarios, so you will likely see less life than that.And yes, it is normal for the battery descriptions to say X60 when it does indeed work on the X61. X60, X60s, X61 and X61s are compatible with the 4-cell "Enhanced Capacity" and 8-cell "High Capacity" batteries. However be aware that the 4-cell "Slim line" battery is for the X60s and X61s models only. Also note that the X60/X61 Tablet batteries are different.





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I have a lenovo 3000 N100 series.. couple of days back i bought a new battery which the seller said is 9 cell, it also protudes from behind... but i doubt its just 6 cells bcoz the power gets drained out in 2.5 hours... and thats with just web browsing on google crome.. its a 10.8 V 4.4AH, FRU P/N 92P1186.. Battery name: PABAS024Unique ID: 3658QSANYO PABAS024Chemistry: LION Power state: On Line, chargingManufacturer: SANYO any way i can come to know whether its actually a 6 or 9 cell... Thanks in advance..













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Answer:Is my battery 6 cell or 9 cell.

Hey there guys any help on this one??

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I have bought my laptop, with 6-cell battery, and recently I have realized that it is just not enough/ 2.5-3.5 hours are good, but just not good iif you actually want to do something on your computer....
Anyway I heard about external 9-cell battery that can be plugged in to the computer, where can I buy? can you explain how it works please?

Answer:6-cell battery and the ext 9-call battery

A 6 cell battery for a laptop is pretty standard and is usually self contained right within the laptop. You can replace that 6 cell battery, with a 9 cell battery. Since the 9 cell battery has more cells and lasts longer, the battery itself is natually larger. So, they often either stick out of the back or out of the bottom of the laptop. Oh yeah, they also weigh more because of the extra cells.

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

Answer:Sulphured" battery on X220

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

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

Answer:x220 battery drain help

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

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













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Answer:Battery Question - x220

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

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

Answer:How to preserve battery on X220?

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

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

Answer:X220 battery lifetime

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

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













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Answer:X220 battery indicator

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

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













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Answer:X220 battery question

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

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

Answer:CMOS battery for X220

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

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

Answer:x220 can't run from hibernate on battery

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





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

Answer:x220 Battery maintenance

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

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

Answer:X220 - trouble with battery

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

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













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Answer:X220 laptop - Battery Li-ion

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

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

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

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

Answer:Reviving x220 battery

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

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

Answer:X220 Battery life w/ Slice

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

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

Answer:Replacement feet for X220 battery?

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

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

Answer:X220 Slice battery dead

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





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

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

Answer:X220 Battery Level Suddenly Changes

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

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

Answer:Extending Battery Life on X220?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:x220 tablet 4 hours battery

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

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





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Answer:X220 Battery General Information

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

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

Answer:X220 replacing battery clips?

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

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

Answer:ThinkPad X220 battery problem

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

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

Answer:X220 battery sits loose

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





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