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Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

Question: Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

1.Prolonging battery life-cycle by the "do not charge when battery charge is above nn% which by default is 96%. How about setting it manually to much smaller value. 50%-60%. Would that prolong batterly life-cycle? (When I dont want to charge the battery)2. All parameters set to small values for using as little energy as possible for extending the time when nly battery power is available: The temperature is still (far too) high underneath where (center-center) the ventilation gaps are. How come? The only process take CPU-power is logmon.exe from IBM/Lenovo...3. Logmon.exe is alway running at about 15% CPU... How can I change that?4 Is the screen background light gas-filled? If so, will the life-cycle shorten if it turns on/off to frequently? (Light timeout value to low)Thank you IBM/Lenovo for this site.Regards,





-Tom Hummel, Norway ThinkPad Z60m 2529-FJGP M 760(2GHz), 1GB RAM, 100GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X600, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion batt, WinXP Home

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Answer: Battery life and charge-cycle. Background light life-cycle.

1) See and follow the hints and tips of the Battery University2) Look at the Z60m part list or into the HMM in order to detect which parts/components are sitting there, this will give you some hint what parts might get heated up a lot near the thermal device.3) AFAIK logmon.exe is part of or belongs to ThinkVantage rescues & recovery. - If it runs as a service on your OS, then you can disable that service or maybe you can just change the scheduling times for that monitor service inside r & r. A look into the r & r manual, which can be found on Lenovo's website, might can tell you more about this.4) Look for yourself here, CCFL backlights for notebooks have usually a life time of 15.000 till 30.000 hours. Yes in practise the life-time will shorten, but this is common for all electronic devices over time.





ThinkPad T60/X32/600/770 · IBM IntelliStation · 3x IBM SpaceSaver II

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hello all,
i used to have the option for battery life cycle inside the economy utility which let the battery charge only to 80 in order increase the lifespan,however since i upgraded to windows 10 i reinstalled the eco utility again but it docent have the option for battery lifecycle anymore any idea ?

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Latutude 5x80 spec sheet mention 68 WHr Long Life Cycle Polymer (Summer 2017) as one of battery options.
What is exactly Long Life here? What differentiate this battery from other 68 WHr Polymer battery?
Link to spec .pdf :
i.dell.com/.../Latitude-5x80-series-spec-sheet.pdf

Answer:Long Life Cycle Polymer battery option

The biggest trade-off is that the long life cycle batteries take longer to charge - they cannot be express charged.
This is what reduces stress on the battery and prolongs its lifespan.

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I am using a Dell XPS 9550 primarily as a desktop.  By that, I mean, it is pretty much always plugged in and I rarely need to move it.  In order to keep from totally burning out the battery, I have completely pulled the battery out and just use the laptop on AC power.  When I need to travel, I'll put the battery in.  With the number of screws needed to do this every time, it is super inconvenient, so I wanted to know if there was a better alternative.
The BIOS battery options include a "Primarily AC Use" setting that says it is for users who mainly use the laptop plugged in.  Does anyone know how this actually works?  If I am on AC power with the battery charging and it hits 100%, what happens to the battery if I continue to leave the thing plugged in for an extended session, say 6 hours?  Is it just constantly running down to 99% and then charging back up to 100%?  And how does the AC Use option change this?
It would be nice if there was simply a way to disable battery charging completely without pulling the thing out, but if there is some good alternative, i would love to hear about it.
Thanks!

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How long is the life cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1? If I recall correctly, I remember it not being very long.

Answer:Life Cycle for Windows 8 and 8.1?

Windows 8.x support ends in January of 2016. Windows 8.1 is supported until January of 2023.

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have a look at this mailing from PCBUILD - Personal Computer Hardware discussion List [email protected]>, it should be very useful for those who are running Win98.click here

Answer:MS "End Of Life" cycle & Win98

the new "end of life" date has been pushed back to Jan 16 2005see:click hereclick hereclick hereclick here

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Question: Helix life cycle

I am becoming concerned that the Helix will have a short lifecycle.   It has been plagued with production issues, delaying release.  And now with the cancelation of the LTE models, at least until August, it may be the best use of Lenovo resources to just drop this model and move on.  

Answer:Helix life cycle

Then don't buy one.  I have the i7 8GB and I love it.    

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When support for DOS 6 was ended by Microsoft, we who wanted to continue using it, could. The same for Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000. As long as we can find compatible hardware, we who want to use it can continue indefinitely.

But there is a worry I have about Windows XP; it requires activation. When Microsoft chooses to cease support for Windows XP, what is to keep them from simply refusing to activate it?

Is there anything in the license agreement that says we are guaranteed the use of it after its Microsoft-defined life cycle ends?
 

Answer:What happens when XP's MS-defined life cycle ends?

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...Support and Availability Policies for Consumers click here...Support and Availability Policies for Businesses click hereProduct Life-Cycle Wizard click hereNow you know ;-)

Answer:Windows Desktop Product Life Cycle

About the 'same time' you can still get parts for your 'old' washing machine - before you gottareplace it!...figures.

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When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service?

I already know people opinions on these subjects. This will tell me if I even buy a new computer several years later using windows 10 or windows 10.99999

It will also tell me if I will upgrade to windows 10 (Maybe) or Keep windows 7.

Answer:When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Win...

What does Microsoft have to do with the life cycle of a device ?

Nobody tells you to upgrade to 10 or keep 7, that is your decision and no one elses.

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hi here, i have a new laptop battery and was wondering what is the first first charge cycle to optimise battery life. i have read that you plug it in , disconnect charge and completely empty it before charging. Alternatively i have read to fully charge before hand. the actual instructions a re clearly a translation and tricky to comprehend. Whats the normal go for a new battery? Cheers

Answer:new laptop battery charge cycle

I would suggest you put the laptop on charge until the indicator shows 100% and then leave it for a further hour; this is similar to recommendations made for digital camera batteries. There is a very good site for battery information which may also be of interest.

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I have been getting this weird charge discharge cycle on my Pavilion 15. I pretty much have my Laptop always plugged in. A couple of days ago it shutdown in a blink even though it was at full charge. Then it would'nt start even when I pressed the power ON button. It started after I took out the battery and put it back in. Ever since then its trapped in a cycle where it always shows "2 mins to charge" in the notification icon and a certain percentage. Then when the percentage hits 100 it stops charging and instead discharges gradually even though it's plugged in. When it hits 0% it shutsdown again and won't start till I take the battery off.  Can someone tell me whether this is a problem with the battery or the charger and how can I fix this. Thanks

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Battery problems, as usual.  here are the stats:  Cycle count: 6** Full charge capacity: 22.76 Wh ** Design capacity: 73.26 Wh  I've full discharged/recharged a few times. The weird thing is that the cycle count doesn't increase! More importantly, the charge capacity hasn't  improved either.  Anything else I can try, or is this battery toast?  Thanks!      Message Edited by strategery238 on 05-26-2009 06:08 AM

Answer:T42 Battery Weirdness - cycle count stuck at 6, and full charge capacity at 30% after reconditioning

Also, what do the ** stars mean next to cycle count? This is from the thinkpad Battery Information program

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 Ok weird problem - I have a T42 with a "real" IBM battery running XP and latest version of power manager s/w  V1.85 . I can run the battery maint.  test cycle and the T42 successfuly (or so it claims) runs the battery down and then charges it back up and reports that it is in good condition.  But when I unplug the 120V charger the laptop immediately shuts off, and will not run from battery. The contacts on the battery and in the laptop seem to be in fine shape.  I have tried another battery that works fine in a different T42 but I still have the same problem. When problem started the BIOS/controller code were downlevel, but I have now updated to the latest:    BIOS  - V3.23   Embedded controller code V3.04   Then reset BIOS to default settings But ... problem remains. Thanks for any assistance!    

Answer:T42 dies when unplugged yet battery is good, power mgr shows charge/discharge cycle OK

there is probably a problem with the motherboard. Did the person whom donated the laptop to your organisation spoke to you about this problem?
 
 

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Hi, I have my Z60m for about 3 years now. For this time I had two batteries - 6 cell. I didn't notice anything bad about the original one - I used not much power management and didn't remember seeing it to degrade quickly. However one day it shut off. I checked and it appeared to be affected by the battery recall program. I applied for a replacement and I received it very quickly - a few days later. So, a year and a few months now after I started using the new battery it is almost dead. I use it at a bare minimum - most of the time I am plugged into AC and my power management is adjusted so that the battery starts charging when below 65% and stops at 90%. But it just slowly dies. It was at less than 80% its original capacity when just over 10 cycles. I never noticed the battery getting too hot - it was cold even when the system was under load and the chasis was heated. Now Battery Information displays cycle count as 29. And its capacity is 22% compared to the original. Some of the cycles are me using battery reset checking how much of the capacity I have lost. Today I have tested for how long it would keep the system running - on Maximum Battery Life power plan and no system load at all. It was 15 minutes flat - although the battery meter showed 40 remaining minutes at the start. At about 60% of the battery remaining, the orange light started to blink and the system hybernated. After I connected to AC it showed 5% charge. So is this my bad luck getting a crappy... Read more

Answer:Battery life - Charge cycles and age

Hi, I also have bad experiences about Z60/T60 batteries. At my job i can see many different model laptops and Lenovo Z60/T60 batteries seem to fail after 1 year. Thinkpad T40 batteries are still fine after 5 years.

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I've bought this m/c secondhand (production date 8th Feb 2005) and wondering if I should invest in a replacement battery. After a full charge it shows a duration of about 1hr 20min but this decreases very quickly with use and don't think I get more than an hour operation out of it.

The battery is an 8 cell Li-ion 14.8V 4300 mAh

Should/can I expect something better?

Answer:Battery Life on one charge Satellite Pro A60

Hi

I think it?s not easy to say how long the notebook should runs only with a battery.
The battery working time depends on the notebook usage. You know, it depends on the applications and devices which run on the notebook. Heavy software like games or videos needs more graphic performance as the Office software. If the drive or HDD spins all the time so the battery performance will also decreases much faster.

But you could also try to buy a battery witch better performance. On the Toshiba page I have found a battery for Satellite Pro A60 and it?s a Battery Pack Li-Ion, 9 cell, 4500mAh. As you can see this battery supports 9 cell and 4500mAh and should be better as your first old battery.

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Hey :)I've had my Dell XPS 9550 for a couple years now. It's amazing.The only thing I'm not fully in love with is the battery life I get. After a full charge I tend to get about 1-2 hours, 3 hours tops if i'm only emailing.I just finished charging it and put it on battery saver, closed google chrome so only a couple windows explorer windows were open, and my battery says 1 hour left..I've got a Dell XPS 9550i5 processorWindows 101tb SSD filled appox half full32gb ramI've got the smaller of the 2 batteries, but it seems like I should get more than 2 hours on a full battery, right?Thanks everybody!-Garnet

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

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

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





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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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Windows Phone 1020 won't charge/hold a charge

Answer:Why is battery life draining so fast and not holding a charge?

how old is the phone / battery ??Possibly time for a NEW battery.

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Last night it showed 20%. The computer is only a month old. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

Answer:Battery life indicator shows only 18% regardless of overnight charge

so did you unplug the battery and replug it back??? Did you do a battery reset. If all else fails call Lenovo support and get a new battery sent to you.

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Hi,=I got my G50-70 laptop less than a month ago, and I liked the fact that it had long batttery life which could surivve 4 hr powercuts. I was happy I could use 6+- hours in WordAs I had previous experience with other notebooks (not lenova) which didn't retain their battery life, due to being plugged in the whole time, I decided to be extra careful about how I use this notebook in order to keep its long battery life.Therefore I hardly used it when plugged, instead using it like a tablet - charging and then using wihtout plugged in.last week, I used it for about 5 hours on word, without charging (albeit with a low brightness screen) and it survived with battery to spare.However, over the weekend, i by mistake left it in to charge for 24 hours and when I use it since than.. it only gives me 4 hours. Could new apps installed be the cause for it?I am wondering how to solve it? Also, what is the Lenova verdict regarding the extend life of battery verdict? i read the atricle and the only new thing I gained was conservation modde. Other than that- does using the laptop when plugged in ruin battery (if conservation mode is on?). Is it better to use the laptop unplugged  when watching videos and skyping Or should I rather have it plugged in on conservation mode? Another thing.. my ntoebook does not always give me how many hours I have left -  it will just say 60%. How do I get the exact number?RegardsCK

Answer:new G50-70 no longer has 6hr battery at 100% charge and batt. life queries

hi chach613,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Regarding your questions:
1. It's possible that the apps that you've installed are running in the background and are eating up system resources. To check, try the following:
a. Open Command Prompt as admin (press Winkey+X, choose Command Prompt (Admin))
b. On the command prompt box, type powercfg -energy -output %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Energy_Report.html and post the energy-report.here or upload it online (e.g., Google drive)
 
More info:
Battery Usage Report - Generate in Windows 8
How to Run a Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report in Windows 7 and Windows 8
 
2. If you'll be using MS Word only, then you should set the power plan to Power Saver and use the unit using low brightness (battery power). If you'll be plugged in most of the time while playing movies, Skype, or running graphics intensive then you should enable Conservation Mode. Once activated, the battery charge will be limitted to 60% and the power source will be routed to the AC adapter (preventing the battery from over charging).
 
3. Can you try to download and install BatteryInfoView to get a rought information on the battery.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My problem is almost identical to this thread http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic121358.html
I am putting a new video card (HD 4650) into the system in my sig.
Uninstalled drivers, put new card in, plugged in power supply and the CPU and GPU fans started for 2 to 3 second, than stoped, started again and stopped, they continued to cycle on and off without me ever pressing my cases power button.
I had to put the power cord the get the fans to stop cycling.
Then I removed the video card and the booted the computer using the integrated graphics and everything worked fine.
Is the start up power draw from the video card is to much for my Dell 305w PSU? Maybe the PSU can't supply enough power, which would explain why removing the card fixes the problem.
I tried removing two of my computer's four RAM stick and reinserting the video card, but the fans would still endlessly cycle until I pulled the power cord.

What should I do?
Should I get a new power supply?
I measured the current PSU and it is a weird size:
~3 7/8" tall (9.8 cm)
~5 1/2" long (13.8 cm)
~6" deep / width (14.7 cm)
Voltage and such... 305W
+5V = 22A
+12VA = 18A
+12VB = 18A
-12V = 1A
+3.3V = 17A
+5VSB = 2A
combined max 12VA and 12VB = 22A

I saw this PSU... at newegg
Any help, comments suggestions? Do you think it really is the psu or am I barking up the wrong tree?

P.S. I just noticed that the HD 4650 box and newegg page recommend a 400w power supply, so I guess the power supp... Read more

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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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Bought two farily expensive OEM PH09 extended life batteries from an authorized HP vendor online eight months ago for a conference. Used each battery twice over the course of four days. One then sat in my laptop unused for a couple months after that, and when I next turned it on, the laptop reported it as "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". I assume it discharged completely, even though the laptop was off or hibernating. Battery reports same condition on friend's ProBook. OEM power supply charges the other battery (and my original battery) fine. On plugging in the power cord, I get a brief orange flash from the charging light above the port, then nothing. Updated the laptop BIOS, no joy. Have deleted the battery items in Device Manager, no joy. Have booted without battery and added, booted with it and removed it, all the combinations, no joy. Installed the HP Support Assistant and ran the battery check and it reports "The battery is functioning correctly, but it has not been charged recently. The battery should be charged completely before removing the AC adapter." Thanks :-). Research suggests some chip in the battery itself has simply "turned off". I asked the vendor for help, they said call HP. Took a long time to reach someone at HP, they said talk to the vendor. Vendor then said there's only a 90-day warranty on batteries, and basically bugger off. I still have my original sales receipt. Can I send this battery in to HP for a replacement? It's very frustratin... Read more

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

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

Hi Davesawyer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with system not charging on your ThinkPad T440s.
 
To resolve this issue please shutdown the system, remove the battery and switch ON the system connecting ?Power Adapter?. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ?Device Manager? then uninstall ?Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery? under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ?Power Adapter? and insert the battery and then switch ON the system and check if the issue has been resolved.
 
If the issue still persists then please click here to visit the Lenovo support link and select your region to get the contact number.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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

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Does anybody play this rather good free download game?

I have trouble beating the AI and could use a few tips (not cheats.) Mainly to do with getting my light cycle to turn quickly enough.
Any suggestions welcome
 

Answer:Armagetron Light Cycle game

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&q=Armagetron+Light+Cycle+game+tips

I DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP, BUT ITS WORTH A TRY.
 

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I have a custom Windows 7 theme with multiple backgrounds but it will not cycle though the backgrounds. it just sits on one background and does not move to the next. Googling the problem came up with all unresolved same issue problems. one did say to check power management but everything is fine there

Answer:windows 7 background won't cycle

right click.. desktop .. click personalize .. then double click any aero theme.. and then.. click desktop background(below)..select change the picture every(the duration of changing from one pic to another)..and then..uncheck.. when using battery power pause the slide show.. then click..save changes

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Hi,
Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in findnearyou.com Findnearyou.com
 

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I want the background to change every so often using a folder I set with images I put in there.
Is there a way to do that with windows 10 mobile?

Answer:How to get windows 10 mobile to cycle thru images in a folder for the background

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I want the background to change every so often using a folder I set with images I put in there.
Is there a way to do that with windows 10 mobile? It's a feature that has been requested, check in the feedback app if you have a device with windows 10 mobile

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All,I bought my w520 in late October 2011, and have had to travel since then enough to know that 183 cycles is too low. Well, perhaps there is a way they count a "cycle" that affects this. My battery is the unit that extends about 3/4 inch past the back edge; I have forgotten the name/designation. I felt, without any scientific evidence, that I had shorter work sessions on battery during the past several months. I know I receive a better time on Optimus -- I factor that into my expectations. With previous Lenovo ThinkPads I have bought second batteries and will do so soon, I guess, but I was surprised by the count. Thoughts on count accuracy? jonathan7007 





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Answer:Battery cycle # way too low. Any better way to know?

Hey there jonathan7007,
 
A battery cycle is defined as using and recharging 100% of battery capacity equals one full charge cycle. My understanding of this can be explained with the follow example:
 
I use my machine on battery and it drain down to 40% and I recharge it back 100%. Later on I use the machine again on battery down to 60% and recharge it back to 100%. This, 60% + 40%, equals 1 battery cycle. So 183 cycles may actually be in line depending on how battery heaving you have been, if you bring it close to 0% often, etc..
 
With this battery coming on a year and half old, what is the average battery life your getting at max charge? Does the power manager report the health of the battery as good? It is not unusual to see a decline in available battery's usage without AC over time. However, there are a few knowledgebase articles that are quite handy to take a look at if you are unfamiliar with them:
 
How Can I Increase Battery Life?
How To Maximize Battery Life
 
I hope this helpful.





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Hello, Is there a way to see the battery cycle count on a Lenovo Yoga pro 2? Thanks!

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Is there anyway to reset the cycle count? I know there is a microchip/microcontroller in the battery to count down the cycle number and force the battery to be dead when the number comes to a level, which is definitely a bad thing for the customers. Just searched online, no luck... But if you know any way to revive a dead battery because of cycle count, please reply. Thanks! Cheers,





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Answer:Regarding battery cycle counting

the battery's life isn't related to the battery cycle count, some of my battery died at 90 cycle, while another has 500 cycles on it and still working. There is no reset software for the cycle counts.

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  just 3 cycle remainingwhat can i domy battery backup 4 to 6 hour

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I bought a brand new Pavilion 15 laptop from the HP UK store. Since arriving yesterday I have been setting it up. I ran a battery test this morning because the level seemed quite low. It is healthy but showed a cycle count of 374! I can not believe this is correct for a brand new laptop from the HP store - is it?

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HP support assistant says that my battery cycle count is 252/300. My question is ,, how this is calculated ??My laptop is of 9/10 months..What should I do to control the increase rate?How I should charge or discharge the battery ?When the cycle count is exceeds 300 , will the battery work ?Someone please help..thanks in advance..

Answer:Battery Cycle Count

Hi, Normally "A charge cycle means using all of the battery?s power, but that doesn?t necessarily mean a single charge. For example, you could use your notebook for an hour or more one day, using half its charge, and then recharge it fully. If you did the same thing the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two, so it may take several days to complete a cycle" Source: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201585 (Same for many types of batteries now). The following site will tell you all about batteries:        http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/ Depending on the quality of batteries, you can get over 700 charges or more (that why some machines can get 3 years warranty on batteries) but time between charges will get shorter. Regards.

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I have looked in ThinkVantage and Vista (Business) modules but cannot find the battery cycle count. I have a 15 month-old 8 cell battery and must be ready (in advance) for its end-of-life replacement. This is a CTO 7764 X61 tablet. Jonathan7007





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Answer:Where is battery cycle count found?

Look under the "Battery Maintenance" function in Power Manager.
 
Cheers,
 
Bill

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The cycle counter for the Lithium-Ion Battery in this HP Spectre 13-4103dx laptop is stuck!  I have charged the unit at least 7 more times since and the counter is still the same.  There are no failure codes, at this time!  Is 187 the highest is will go?  Is there something wrong with the battery?  It does not say it needs calibration, but could it?  I know the charges are not lasting as long as when it was new and that was expected!  Thanks!

Answer:The cycle count for the Lithium-Ion Battery on this HP Spect...

Hello  Spirit98  You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c00821536   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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

Answer:x220 BSOD + reboot cycle when on battery

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





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All,Two questions:1. Where is the info found about # of battery cycles? I looked around in System and the ThinkVantage info. I got the answer that Windows Management Instrumentation SW/Info was diasabled or not working ("files may be moved or missing") and I don't know how to fix that without a Vista (SP1) re-install. (Not going to happen unless I have to.) My x61T is a year old and I use the 8-cell battery fairly often. Howevere, I disconnect the battery when I know I will be on AC for a while. I believe that helps with battery life. 2. Are there sources of Lenovo batteries -- not copies -- anywhere beside Lenovo. The Amazon options looked like they might be lower quality and life. I will pony up the [Lenovo-built] $150+shipping way out here if I have to. Thanks, in advance, for thoughts about this.  jonathan7007





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Can't find it in Power Manager nor battery report...













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Answer:Where to check battery cycle count (T431s)?

HiPM in Advanced Mode - Battery tab - Battery details list - Cycle count

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In my laptop lenovo IBM Thinkpad T60, I have the original battery of news that I cared, always charged and discharged to the end, rarely recharged. Today it has 157 cycles and its condition is poor. Why? Perform Reset did nothing but that does not help you in any way to reset the program cycles of the battery or reduce their number? I have seen with friends on batteries that have more than 200 cycles and the condition is Good, the battery works very nicely. My other hand is charged at 100% and stand about 40min of work, further diminishing the scale of the battery is not evenly but drops to 60%, and suddenly at 1%.

Answer:Battery Condition Poor why, cycle count: 157

Lithium ion batteries can last 300-500 cycles, but there are other factors which effect life: Capacity reduces over time, even if you're not using it, typically over 2-3 years. Keeping them fully charged, and/or at high temperatures accelerates aging. If your laptop is mainly plugged in, they can last as little as 12-18 months. Check Battery University or Wikipedia for more information.

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I just purchased a used helix, and when I first opened it in the windows metro app for support there was a place where I could check the battery cycle count, and battery first use date. I have since factory reset it, and set everything back up (upgraded to windows 8.1), but there are no settings in the app for checking battery cycle, and in the settings app there is no option to set it to battery extend mode when plugged into an AC adapter. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Check battery cycle count on Helix and windows 8.1?

Hi Daemos,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform that the Battery Health Mode setting has been removed from Lenovo Settings.  When you install the latest version of the Lenovo Settings Dependency Package, Battery Health Mode will become disabled and the setting will no longer be available to change within Lenovo Settings.
 
It was removed just because it created needless confusion regarding battery charging. Fully charging the battery is totally fine.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Why is there no more battery counting? Lenovo Settings no longer works and within lenovo companion program there is no longer this function !!!How do you check your battery cycles in windows 10?CMD > BatteryReport is generic and does not have this reliable count.

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I buy my laptop mainly to play games. E540 20C600AAUS . Do the E540 come with a preinstalled graphic card?The games i plan to play with this laptop and requirements r: hope i can edit this after, should i post link or copy n paste requirements for games? I want to know is it is wise to play the games with the requirement they have. Only 4 games. Drivers: I have not download any drivers. Do i need to download them? Do drivers come preinstalled? If they do how can i check? Cycle count: How should i setup my thesrold  if i plan to use my laptop everyday? If i set it at 50% max charge and charge it 2 times a day that would be 1 cycle right? Battery: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/E540-The-battery-installed-is-not-supported-by-th... ,this person hav the same thing as me when i first put in my battery and turn on my laptop.The battery that came with my laptop is FRU P/N 45N1043 and the AC adapter is FRU PN 45N0256.Should i use those with my laptop? Been using my laptop since 10/11th jan 2015. Right now using the Ac adapter until i understand the cycle and if i should use battery with this laptopTY for the help

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I just updated my BIOS from 2.05 to 2.07.My laptop was plugged in and the battery was full. Before the BIOS update my battery cycle count was showing 14. After the BIOS update my cycle count jumped to 25. This all happened within 3 minutes and the laptop was plugged in the whole time.This just goes to show that the cycle count is completely inaccurate.

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Valence's N-Charge power systems have gone end-of-life and they are no longer producing a comparable product. My company has long used these units as a long-life power solution. Any reccomendations on manufacturers making a similar product? We need it to be compatible, ideally with Dell's D-series latitudes as well as the upcoming e-series...

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Hi everyone. Wondering if anyone can shed some light. I've just successfully replaced a Thinkpad S1 (1st gen) with a genuine, suppose to be a "new" battery that I got from eBay. However, checking the Lenovo Settings app, I see the battery cycle count as 97 times. I was expecting 1 or any number less than 10. Could it be that I got a used battery? Or I have to perform a battery reset (currently in progress) to get the accurate cycle count? Appreciate any inputs. TIA!





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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 - Newly replaced battery showing huge cycle count

Good day.
 
I've never seen a new battery with cycles on it.
What's listed as the First used date, Design capacity, and Full charge capacity?
The battery reset won't "reset" the count. You should see it increase by 1.
 
Regards.

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Hi All,  I was using my machine yesterday and during use, it stopped charging the battery (even though it was plugged in) the laptop then proceeded to run out of battery and not turn on. I decided to change the fuse in the charger thinking that might be the problem. However, the machine would still not switch on. I then decided to pull out the multimeter I had lying around and at the charging point on the charger, I found that it was producing the correct 20v. Searching I removed the battery and power supply and held down the power button on the machine, and it is still not switching on, or showing any signs of life =[ Any help would be great before I call out someone out,  Thanks!

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I am in a very bad situation here, my USB which has all my work in for University seems to be faulty. When I connect my SanDisk USB, it shows the orange light for one second then that is it. It's suppose to show all the time... I tried different computers but problem persists

I am extremely worried.. can this be rectified at all?
 

Answer:Does my USB have life? Light shows only for a second

The Sandisk is most likely bad...
 

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It was at about 25% battery life, 1 hour 30 mins later I pick it up and press the lock button and nothing, go plug it on charge and nothing, no flashing home button - nothing.
Left it on charge for a bit, but still nothing - tried almost everything, not sure if there's anything I can still do?

Answer:Lumia 930 died, no signs of life even on charge - how can i bring it back?

Leave it off the charge for a bit. My ICON would do that sometimes and I had to let the battery cool down. Plug it in later on and try again.

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This just started happening recently. The power indicator light (near the power plug) does not turn on and Windows does not recognize when the adapter is plugged in; the power icon and cusomized power saving "on battery" behavior reflect that. HOWEVER, the battery does charge. The "lightning bolt" charging light on the front between HDD and system power lights comes on and the battery recharges if not at 100%. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this? Is it more likely a Windows or hardware problem? The BIOS does not have the power adapter test mentioned here, and I could not find the software download for the Smart Adapter functionality (this laptop was installed with clean, non-OEM OS, so any OEM software had to be added manually). Thanks in advance,Kyle

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

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

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

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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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hi.
Ive got a life book e series laptop,
when i turn it on it looks like it will power up and give me the normal windows tune but my LCD is really dark and i just cannot see the screen though i can just make it out with the right light conditions.
Ive tried to put my LCD monitor into it but that just keeps saying ( no signal)
so does that sound like the inverter for the back light or is there something else i should try ?

please bare in mind I'm not brill with techno language as I'm more comfortable with mechanics then electronics so if you could keep the difficult words to a minimum

Answer:dark screen on my Fujitsu life book, is it just the back light?

Try taking a flashlight, shine it at the screen at a 45* angle. That work? Can you see the desktop? If so, your backlight is bad.

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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
Anyone had this issue?

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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Hey there,
Yes you read it correctly: I have just received mine, which I purchased because of battery life and overheating and fan noise issues on the Dell XPS 13 i7 7th gen. The 8th gen was supposed to have solved all the issues the previous version was plagued with...
Well... I unboxed it, loaded all of my softwares, installed all the WIndows updates, Dell drivers, you name it. Charged it and started using it. When I unplugged the power cord, first estimate was 4hrs on the Windows battery indicator. Then I installed BatteryBar to have a more reliable estimator. Same.
Later on, I discovered a very strong and very loud fan. Unsurprisingly, the underneath was burning hot.
Got the support team on the phone, whilst I was talking with them, the fan kicked in and I even could give them a glimpse of how loud that was over the phone.
Has any of the lucky owners of the XPS 13 i7 8th gen come across similar issues? 
Sometimes, I am just baffled by the world there is between the promise and the reality....

Answer:XPS 13 8th gen i7 16GB RAM QHD+ Battery Issues 4hrs battery life tops

A brand new system may have an unusually high level of background tasks running simultaneously, such as Windows and other applications checking for and downloading updates, Windows monitoring your usage to optimize technologies such as PreFetch for your usage patterns, etc.  You might want to conduct a battery test after things have settled in a bit more.  The QHD+ display takes 2-3 hours off of the expected battery life, but you should still get 7-8 hours under normal use.  Then again, if you're heavy on WiFi and max out display brightness, you'll get less than that.  The fact that the fans are kicking on also suggests there's an unusually high level of background activity running, so check Task Manager to see if you can find out what's responsible for that.

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





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

Hi,

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

Hope this answers your question. 





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

Answer:Optimizing battery run time and battery life Faulty setting

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Answer:Tecra M2 - battery meter/ battery life problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:battery Saver tile not showing battery life

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

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I have had this laptop for seven months and my battery is down to 40% of it's capacity.  I understand that batteries lose capactiy over time, but to lose this much battery life is unheard of. I have done some research and I have found that this could be a Windows 7 issue or something with the laptop itself. I have done a few driver updates and I am very diligant about making sure my computer is not over charged and is only plugged until it is fully charged. My battery life has also seen a rapid decrease in holding in charge over the past two weeks-- it has cut my battery life to almost an hour from 2.5 hours and I'm afraid it will continue to decrease at this quick rate. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried calling customer service three times and I have been unsucessful in finding a solution.

Answer:T 410 battery life?

hey djyers,welcome to the forums.try the following- after a full charge use the laptop without power adapter until it goes dead on its own- charge it with adapter but do not use it, do not switch it on.- once fully charge and with adapter still connected, switch on and head over to Power Manager and do a battery gauge reset.- shutdown, unplug power adapter.- switch on unit and use it.calculate how long it takes from (100% battery) till it reaches critical 10% level ?





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Question: Battery Life

My friend told me that if I keep my laptop plugged in to charge it that it would start loosing battery life if I keep it plugged in even if it finished charging. Is this true? Usually I leave my laptop on overnight because I'm a torrenter(I download and seed torrents) and so I end up keeping my laptop plugged in so it won't run out of battery. Is this okay for me to do? Any help is appreciated. Thanks is advance.

Answer:Battery Life

Can't plug it in and take the battery out?

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Question: Battery LIfe

For a lumia Battery to last for a whole day , how much do you think you should use it.. I mean how much time on whatsapp,fb(or others),browsing,call, etc.. plus specify the options to be enabled for a battery to last a day such as location,data etc..

Answer:Battery LIfe

it really varies between models, Lumia's have different hardware and battery sizes...
GSMArena does nice battery tests I think you should check.
All I recommend is minimal FB Messenger use because at least for me it runs excessively hot.
Although general use, you should get at least a day with any phone without excessive monitoring and turning everything off.
Set it as you like and go from there.

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I would like to how how to preserve in the best way my battery.My HP product number: N1R85UA#ABAWhich is the best way whem I have the possibility of been plugged?Be plugged all the time even if te battery is fully charged.Unplug whenever the battery is fully charged.Thank you so much.Regards, Fernando.

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Question: Battery Life ?

Hi allActually my question about charging perriod of battery;im mostly home user near by a power source and its not matter find  a power source its matter not shorten my battery life and using properly.1-) is that true when charging complete as %100 and pc detect this and convey the power directly to pc untill you unplug the charge or the power always goes first to battery and then to goes pc in every situation ?2-) is that create a problem what if i separate the battery form the pc and using it with only plug because of every charging perriod shorten the battery life i heard.or what do you suggesti dont know is it 3 or 6 cell not writing on it but find Model Name: L09M6Y11i really need a technical information about this from a person who has really technically knowledgeThanks in advance and Best regards. ?deapad S10-2-2957

Answer:Battery Life ?

hi mtrcurse,as i know it's 3 cell battery and i suggest you to keep it plugged. if you don't use your battery all the time, i suggest you to check the power management settings. there should be an option to optimize battery life. ( please, select "best battery health" )about battery usage, we have couple of threads and kb articles. please, search the forum.hope this helps.

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Could someone be kind enough to help me?I want to preserve my battery for as long as possible - on my last machine the battery capacity diminished very quickly.How can I extend the life of my battery? I am using a Samsung Q45. The battery is lithium ion. Should I let it run out fully then recharge? Should I keep it connected to the mains at all times? etc.Many thanks

Answer:Battery Life

If you run mostly on mains then remove the battery when its fully charged. Once every couple of months reconnect battery and run it completely flat then fully charge again.

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good evening,

has anyone noticed a shortened battery life with windows 10 or is around 2 hours good for a laptop battery to last without using the charger. I bought my dell e6410 with windows 7 ultimate on it but only used it for a little while that night before upgrading it to windows 10 pro so really don't know if it lost any battery life. it has the i5 2.67 processor and the backlit keyboard. also seems to be the original battery for it as well.

Answer:battery life

I would say it's okay, though be sure to use the battery because if you always use the power supply the battery will then lose some of its power. So by using it, it helps it stay charged longer

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Hello
Have had A10 almost 2 years, Now when you run it on battery only I am lucky if it lasts 10 mins before closing down. The battery life icon says expected life I expect ie in hours. My A10 just powers down regardless to what percentage is there.
Is it a set-up/power management problem? A fault battery? What is an averge life of a battery?
Regards
AJM

Answer:Battery Life on A10

Hi,

it seems like your battery is dying. That's normal, no battery works more than a few years, if it is used almost all the time. You need a new battery. It should work about 2.5 hours. If you want to increase the life of your next battery, eject it when power supply is connected and the battery don't need to be loaded.

Bye

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Question: Battery life

Hey guys I am using a Lumia 625 with 8.1 update1. This morning suddenly I noticed something horrible.. I had my phone on 100% battery.. I randomly restarted my phone and after reboot it went straing to 31%.. I feel crazy...

Answer:Battery life

Alright, reboot your phone multiple times. If you're seeing the battery meter fluctuate, it's probably just the battery meter being recalibrated.
You should just lose ~1-2% per reboot.

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Question: Battery life

Spoiler (Highlight to read)  So coming back from my other post about this laptop I was just wanted to make sure that this laptop as advertised says you can get 14 hours and 15 minutes now for me as a student that's awesome but I am required to have 8 hours minimum   if I was to buy this laptop for next year for school to use in the classroom and do work etc with it can I achieve a full day because it says something about  3 cell long life li on 48 whr battery  im talking about the model with the terrranyte hard drive etc i chose this one cause of cost etc. I was going to go with the i7 but I chose the i5 cause I thought they would both be power efficient CPUs but basically to sum it up what can I expect with this laptop and will it give me good battery life thank you

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Question: Battery Life

For the past 2 days battery life is reading 96% although computer is plugged in.  Don't use computer for anything fancy, mostly emails.  Have only owned computer for 4 months.

Answer:Battery Life

Disconnect the AC adapter and let the battery drain below 95%, then reconnect it and it should charge. The battery, by default, will not charge when its capacity is above 96% (look in the thinkvantage power manager under "Battery" and "Advanced" for settings on battery charging cycles). This setting is supposed to extend the batteries life.





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Question: Battery life

How much difference in battery life between the 1020 & 930?

Answer:Battery life

Should help:The Nokia Lumia 1020 battery test - GSMArena BlogNokia Lumia 930 review: Iconic once again - page 3 - GSMArena.com

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what is the average battery life for my laptop (hp probook 450 g2 i3) if i watch only movies or browse the internet and stream videos with wifi always connected /

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hi does anybody no anyways to gain extra battery life,or programes that can help.?im running a windows 7 laptop and the battery seems to go down quickly for a new computer.cheers.

Answer:battery life

Check your power settings.What computer have you got and what do you do with it?

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I just bought my first laptop and am sitting outside on a nice April day in Chicago. This is nice but I know it will be shortlived because I will only get 2and half hours out of this battery. No cd going just wondering what kind of battery life people are getting?
 

Answer:how much battery life do you get?

two and a half hours is about average for laptop running on battery, if you require longer you could buy a second battery, i would suggest yopu shop around as you will probaly find a cheaper compatible rather than going opting for the manufacturers.
 

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Hi.  I just received a HP 15 Laptop AMD A12 Quad, 12GB RAM, 2TB, computer for Xmas from QVC.   The battery runs down within an hour and I had a Dell that the battery lasted for hours before running down.  I  did do a power saver when a pop up came up for it.   I just need to know if I should keep this computer or take back and get a smaller one?  thank you so much.Renee

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Hi, i have a few questions about battery life, i would like to maintain my battery life to last as long as possible. It was never brilliant but a can get about 2 hours out of it. One thing that i though was perhaps a problem from stuff i heard is that it is not good for it to leave it charging when its fully charged because of the way its managed it keeps putting little bits of charge in, is that true with win 7. Because i like to paly games with the laptop plugged in for performance so its annoying about charging it. There also the whole thing about letting it run flat then fully charge it. Just any tips on what you do and whether the above is acutally true would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:battery life

Strategies for conserving battery power
How to prolong lithium-based batteries
The most important strategy is to let it lose almost all strength, once in a while, and then give it a full charge.

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Question: Battery Life

When a battery on a laptop loses its battery life, do you usually contribute that to the adapter that charges the battery, or the battery itself? Reason I ask is because i've had my HP dz8000 (or zd) for about 4 years now. It is a desktop replacement and never really had a lot of battery life in the first place. It has a 3.4 intel P4, 2 gig ram, and a 256 mb video card. When i first purchased it i got two batteries, and they both lasted about an hour in a half. As time went on they kind of slowly lost their charge, and were down to about 50 minutes to an hour. Then within a week BOTH batteries died to where the laptop didn't get anymore than 8 minutes (on the best power save setting).

I was going to purchase a new battery, but the suckers run like 160 dollars. Then I got to thinking about how both batteries died at the same time. And how one battery was barely ever used (only switched them out like a handful of times on long trips) and it died at the same time and will only give me 8 minutes.

Okay long story short, i was starting to think it could be the adapter. And since the adapter is hella cheaper I was hoping it would be that. What do you guys think?

Answer:Battery Life

Hello,

No batteries last forever. Every rechargable battery dies after a period of time. Even the little AA ones you use with the Wiimotes or whatever. You will see that after a few years of constant use and recharge they need to be charged more often till they cant work anymore.

I know tha tin the case of the AA batteries this is because of the Acid that is in them starts to degrade over time and not hold the charge for long. I do not know how the laptop batteries work as per the interior. But i would guess it is along those lines.

Plus having the battery in if you are using a wall adapter will help kill the battery faster.

Cheers,
Mak

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Question: Battery Life

I have had my laptop for 1 year and 1 month, when I first got it the battery lasted about 3 hours, then about 3 months ago it went to 2 hours, then 1 hour, then 30min, now today it had a full charge and i took it outside so i could check my email while i had a smoke, now it takes about 5 min to smoke a cigarette. i hit the power button right when i lit my cig, and it died when i finished it.

my battery went from full to dead in 5 min...

its a 4500mah battery

bios reports 758mah, after battery learning it usually goes to 1000mah, and thats about 40min... what would cause it to go from 40min and drop to 5 min?

Answer:Battery Life

Batteries do not have an unlimited life span. On average they last between one and two years. Heck my HP ones barely last a year.

This is normal, you're just going to have to purchase a new battery for your laptop.

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Dear All,Today I swithced on my laptop after 3-4 weeks of no use, but it woud not switch on. I plugged in the ac then it did swith on. On desktop i chekced my battery life and it was a 0%. Last time I used my laptop it was fully charged when I shut down. Theres something wrong right? If I have 100% battery life , then i should have 100% battery life if i havnt used it for a few weeks right?ThanksMary

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How old is the machine?As batteries age, they tend to lose their ability to store a charge for a long time. This can be exacerbated if you always keep the battery in the laptop while it's running on mains. Then it's not being regularly fully discharged and then charged right up again, which is what's best for batteries.

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Question: battery life

Should I send my computer in for repair?  Using only a DOS program and Word, with wireless and bluetooth disabled, and the screen set at a low level, I get about 3 hours of battery life.  I have the larger battery with 6 or 8 cells.  This has been true for several batteries. Any advice?

Answer:battery life

which thinkpad model are we talking about here?
 
Also, the dos program doesn't support the laptop's power management system, which is why the battery life is shorter. 

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