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Ideapad Z500 touch battery will not charge - plugged in not charging after windows 8.1 upgrae

Question: Ideapad Z500 touch battery will not charge - plugged in not charging after windows 8.1 upgrae

Hi, I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and my battery won't charge anymore. I saw a similar post with firmware update solution suggeste back in May 2013, but I also saw there was no support for windows 8.1 on the software. Is there any fix for this issue out there? If not my product is still under warranty, any suggestions? Regards,Dhruv













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Answer: Ideapad Z500 touch battery will not charge - plugged in not charging after windows 8.1 upgrae

Try installing the Power Management program update for Win 8.1.

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The other forum for this did not help as the firmware update is not updated for Windows 8.1, and is not available for Z500 in the updated battery upgrade. Assistance, please.

Answer:Ideapad Z500 battery will not charge - plugged in not charging

Read the first and second post in this link.

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This is in response to the problem everyone is having with the battery not charging when plugged in. I found this in the guide for my idea pad Z400. It should help many of you to finally make peace with your battery Battery (B):      Battery Mode (B-1):  By using the battery maintenance function, it is possible to extend the battery lifespan. Before you use this function, read the precaution. Energy Management 8.0 can automatically track your habit of battery use, and then provide suggestions on selecting a battery maintenance mode for extending the battery lifespan. Two battery modes are provided: Maximum Battery Life and Optimized Battery Health.       Maximum Battery Life: In this mode, the battery has the most powerful charging capacity. Note that this mode cannot optimize the battery circle lifespan.       Optimized Battery Health: In this mode, the battery limits charging to 60% of its full capacity. This can reduce the battery degradation and extend the battery lifespan.













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Answer:Ideapad Z400 or Z500 battery will not charge - plugged in not charging

Thanks for the reminder.

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Hello. First of all, thank you for taking the time to view my post and potentially help me out. So the problem is that my laptop will not start. I was using my laptop here one day and it was working fine, but it was unable to charge for some reason and ended up shutting down so I went to bed. The next morning I tried turning it on, but it was dead. I have tried a different charger as my sister also has a lenovo laptop, but this did not work either. I would think if the battery was the problem, the laptop should still be working with the charger in? I have tried calling support line several times with no answer, the warranty has gone out and I forgot where i bought the laptop sadly. Really frustrated over here, and any help is highly appreciated!

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This started happening yesterday with my laptop. When I plug in the AC adaptor, it provides power to my laptop but doesn't charge it. My laptop battery is at 0% so whenever I unplug the adaptor, it dies instantly. Anyone know if this is a dead battery or another issue?

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hi i tried to update the firmware but it tells me "No battery attached requires firmware update"i tried uninstall and install  energy management also didn't work  any other solutions i can try ?? thank u  













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Answer:Z500 touch battery issue plugged in not charging

hi lebanese,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
If you're following this article on how to fix the battery charging issue for the Z500 Touch but a "No battery attached" error appears, try to turn the computer off and hold the power button for 20secs. When done, boot back into Windows and check if the battery is now detected.
 
If same "No battery attached" error appears then I'm afraid this firmware update won't work as the battery or the connection of the battery to the motherboard might be defective (the battery needs to be connected for the firmware update to work).
 
- Link to picture
 
I recommend you contact Lenovo and report the issue as you may need to send the unit for service.
 
If you're in Lebanon:
Contact: +961-1-485650 ext. 113. 115, or 131
 
Z500 Touch IWS
 
 
Regards

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Hi,I have a problem.Since this morning my lenovo ideapad z500 battery won't charge and if I unplug the laptop it shuts down.I've downloaded and started battery firmware update and there was text saying:"Now configuring the program" . And it was stuck like that for at least half hour and when I pressed cancel and restarted battery firmware update it displayed error that said: "This system is not supported or is not configured for battery firmware update" Please help me.I have windows 7

Answer:Help Lenovo ideapad z500 battery plugged in not charging

Hi Luca_z500,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with system not charging on your Ideapad Z500.
 
Run the system restore to earlier date and check if the issue still persists, if occurs then perform below troubleshooting steps.
 
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 has been resolved.
 
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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I have an IdeaPad 500.  The A/C charger is "plugged in" and the icon says it is "charging" but there is no charge to the battery, which is now at 53% (it was 55% yesterday).   I have gone to the forum and done what they suggest (e.g. turned off the Conservation Mode).  Unlike most questions on the forum, my system says "charging" rather than "not charging".  And because it is an IdeaPad, I cannot remove the battery (at least not without opening up the case).  I am a bit worried this is a hardware/battery failure -- but I hope this forum might give me a software fix
 
Thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hi there! I just recieved my refurb ideapad z500 and not only was the battery not working ,but it has a wierd small white/bright spot on the screen. Will waranty replace it? Also what is it? Thanks!     I picked up my laptop last Friday from UPS. As soon as I got arround to opening it, I noticed that it would no power on without being pluggen in. That is strange because all my previous laptops had at least enough charge to power on, and it said it had 34%(when I powered it on with the power cord). That was the first strange thing. Then, after about a couple hours, I checked to see if it had charged anymore and it still said ?Plugged in, charging 34%?. I left it all night. The next morning, I went to see if it had moved. It hadnt. Then I thought maybe it was just saying that so I unplugged it. It still wouldn?t come on without the power cord.Then on Sunday it finally told me ?Plugged in, Not charging 34%. Somethings wrong with it. Then, I noticed a strange white spot on the right side of the display. It was really annoying me so I called in and added that to the repair list. I just Googled it and it seems like a problem with some lenovo laptops. I also talked to my friend (who knows a lot about computers) and he said it was something behind the display. Will they fix these issues since it was supposedly "inspected" and was as good as new. Thanks!













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Answer:Ideapad z500 weird white spot screen and battery not charging/holding a charge!

Dear Customer 
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
Please contact the below support to have you issue sorted out at the service center 
 

 
Thanks
Alaa





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Laptop: Lenovo Ideapad S100c  Good day! I'm a complete novice at computer troubleshooting. So, please excuse me if I sound like an idiot.  I bought the laptop just 10 days ago (warranty of 1 year). It worked fine before but suddenly the battery won't charge. The icon indicates that it is 'plugged in, charging'. But even if i leave it with the charger plugged in, it won't seem to store the 'charge' and now I'm stuck at 6%.  This is not the first time this problem occurred. One time, I shut it down and plugged it into the charger and left it to charge for a couple of hours. When I opened it, it didn't seem to charge at all. So, I opted to charge it while it was open and it worked.  And, now I leave it open when I charge it but it doesn't seem to although it is indicated. Should I wait for a miracle to happen or do I get a new battery pack?Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Ideapad S100c battery problems. 'Plugged in, charging' but does not store charge.

hi CynicalTurtle,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Remove the battery and AC adapter
2. Press and hold the power button for 30secs
3. Insert the AC adapter and boot into WIndows
4. When the WIndows OS is loaded, slide the battery back in place and see if it takes a charge
5. If the battery still doesn't charge, try to perform a battery gauge reset as discussed in this article.
 
If the battery starts charge, monitor the battery health by using Passmark's BatteryMon.
If the problem persist and the battery still doesn't charge, I recommend you contact lenovo for a replacement battery.
 
 
 
Hope this helps
 
 

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Good day,I have reached the next problem: after I've returned back from a vacation, I have inserted AC adapter into my laptop and the orange battery indicator was not displayed. I have turned on my laptop and found, that the battery doesn't charge - there is "Plugged in and not charging" message near the battery indicator in the tray. I have tried to follow the steps from the http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Ideapad-Z400-or-Z500-battery-will-not-cha... , but it didn't hepl - the program freezes on the first step "Now configuring the program..." http://take.ms/k0TBi Have also tried to delete/reinstall Energy Management - nothing helped. OS - Windows 8.1 x64.Power Management Version 8.0.2.14. (have also tried to reset battery via that toold - didn't help). Thanks in advance.

Answer:Z500: After full discharge battery is not charging - "Plugged in and not charging" message is shown

After 6 hours I have unplugged AC and then plugged in it againg - everything works well.Do not know what really happened The topic can be closed.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo u330p machine that was bought in Sept 2013, upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015. Recently, the device stopped charging (as of now: 96%, plugged in, not charging). I checked the Lenovo Energy Manager, the Conservation mode is disabled. I checked the Power Options on my Control Panel and it is on Daily Mode. What is the problem that is causing my battery to not charge? What can I do? Please help, thanks! 


























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Answer:Yoga 3 battery won't charge - shows plugged in charging but shuts down when not plugged in

I had the same issue a few months ago. I had to send it in and after analysis found out there was a motherboard issue.I have been using the replaced one for a few months and am running into the same issue again, am having to send it back in

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I've been running Windows 10 flawlessly for the past month or so.  All of a sudden my battery would stop at 90% (I had this problem in Win 8.1 and several battery guage resets worked). I tried running the reset from energy management but it would just run forever and never finish.  I tried running down the battery manually and letting the computer sit for several hours.  After plugging it in it would climb to about 60% and then say plugged in not charging.  It's very erratic now and will often not charge, and when it does it doesn't go past 60%.I've tried uninstalling energy management completely with no luck.  I've reinstalled it and run the guage reset with no luck.  It will now finish (as opposed to running forever) but I can't get the battery past 60%. How do I fix this?  Running the guage reset actually made the problem much worse and I haven't been able to get it fully charged or even to 90% since...

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Hi All, I need help. My laptop is not charging. Cable is plugged and the status 8% available (plugged in, charging). i have waited for 2 or 3 hours, but the battery won't increase. I already uninstall "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery", but it did'nt work  I have been searching how to fix it, but did'nt found it. Now, i am getting depressed. T_T

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I have two Lenovo Y40-70 computers that I purchased within a couple weeks of each other.  They came with Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10. A few months ago, I noticed that my computer battery meter was reading 100% for an hour.  I continued to work unplugged until the battery died while still reading 100%.  I recharged and the battery again read 100% for more than a couple hours, then died.  So the battery lifetime is as good as always, but the reading is not right.  When I reboot, it still reads 100%. Strangely, the second system, whcih I had not used for a while, was OK, but a few days later, it started doing the same thing (though it was reading 87%, the charge when the computer last worked right.  I suscpect that this happened after a critical update, which the second system went through later. Recently, I downloaded from the Lenovo website the newer power management software on both computers, and it did not help. Then I noticed the Battery recall so downloaded the "Lenovo Battery Utility 2015" to see if my system was afffected by the problem.  When I run the utility, I get the mssage "No Battery Detect."  So it would appear that there may be an issue with the software detecting the batter. Since I can't know the state of the battery (it appears to not want to recharge until it's empty, I gues because it thinks it's 100% charged), I cannot count on this computer when it's not plugged in. Now I ... Read more

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Hey guys, Im hoping someome can help me. As the subject states my IdeaPad will not charge when i plug it in.  By the time i realised the problem i was running low on power and in trying to find a resolution to the problem online the power went and my laptop cut out. Now i cant turn the machine on or charge the laptop as the laptop doesnt want to know.  Ive tried using different sockets etc and im pretty sure theres nothing wrong with my charging lead.  The problem seems to of come out of nowhere. Has anyone been on the same boat?   Cheers for your help all.

Answer:IdeaPad Z500 battery is out of juice and it wont charge

Hi thePirate,
 
Welcome to the community,
 
The fact that the laptop has an internal battery limits a bit the troubleshooting I can provide.
 
Are you able to get a hold of another power cable to try completely rule out that it might be the charger?
 
If not then realistically the only thing I could recommend is to get in touch with support and to arrange a repair.
 
Sorry I couldn't offer more help.

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I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

Answer:Ideapad Z400, Z500, Z510 battery will not charge -...

Hi CuriousFox , 
 
Greetings.
 
To isolate fastest is to have another battery to use or charging the original battery on a known working compatible laptop.
The power checkout guide of the hardware machine manual provides steps to check battery charging integrity (example form Z510 manual page 21) .
 
You can also try plugging the laptop but not turning it on for 1-2 hours checking if there would be changes with the battery indicator LED.
 
Would it be the same using similar energy manager and operating system that came originally with the machine?
How is the battery health and battery report?
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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I followed instruction of OKO and started to callibrate my batttery. Now my battery is 0%, charging, but never get more than 0%, does not work if unplugged. Tried bios reset, acpi cleaned up.nothing help. Lenovo official service insitis to replace the battery. I feel that this is a programming bug rather than hardware issue. Please advise what shoudl i do?

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Hello,
 
I have a problem with my Lenovo z500.It has just four months and the battery will no longer charge!On windows, the icon indicates 37% (plugged in charging) and remains in this state without moving.
If I unplug power,the PC shutdown.
In addition, the battery does not charge when the computer is off an I can't turn on the computer if it's not plug on the power.
 
Do you have a solution to my problem?
 
Sorry for my bad english.
Best regards.
 
Moderator Note; please don't bump posts within 3 days, it's unfait to others also seeking assistance.

Answer:Lenova Ideapad Z500 Battery not charging

hi brice572,
 
The battery on that Z500 is showing a sign of imminent failure. Can you try to perform a battery gauge reset to fully dragin the battery and reset the charge capacity. To do this, open the Lenovo Energy Management > Battery > Battery Gauge Reset (see spoiler)
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
If the above steps doesn't work, you need to call lenovo on how to go about replacing the battery.
 
 
 
Hope this helps

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Lenova Ideapad Z500 Battery not charging Hello, I have a problem with my Lenovo Z500.It has just 3 months and the battery will no longer charge!On windows, the icon indicates 0% (plugged in charging) and remains in this state without moving.If I unplug power,the PC shutdown.In addition, the battery does not charge when the computer is off an I can't turn on the computer if it's not plug on the power. Do you have a solution to my problem?  

Answer:Lenova Ideapad Z500 Battery not charging

 I have a problem with my Lenovo Z500.It has just 3 months and the battery will no longer charge!On windows, the icon indicates 0% (plugged in charging) and remains in this state without moving.If I unplug power,the PC shutdown.In addition, the battery does not charge when the computer is off an I can't turn on the computer if it's not plug on the power. Do you have a solution to my problem?  

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Hi, I have this brand new z500 and it's been useless couple of months, today I take it back in use and of course plug in charger. After about half an hour I'll start the computer and battery icon says 28% and charging, usually icon is animated but now nothing happens. Also when I unplug power cord, computer shuts down immediately, same like if  you remove battery. Could the battery has been died during the time computer was unused? Is there any way to bring it back to life, or do I have to send this machine to warranty service?

Answer:ideapad z500 battery charging stuck in 28%

Under Energy Management set the battery setting to "Maximum Battery Life".

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Hi, I have updated my laptop z500 with the latest energy management software from lenovo. I am mostly using my laptop on AC charging. I have read in some forum topics that we can lock the battery at 60 percent charge and then use the laptop on AC power. I am not able to find the options in my version. Please, let me know the steps to do so. By the was I am running on Win 8.

Answer:Ideapad z500 energy management how to lock battery at 60 % charge

hi danish_jpr,
 
Can you try to:
1. Open Lenovo Energy Management on the system notification area and set battery status to "Optimized Battery Health"
 Link to picture
 
2. Use the computer just with the battery and drain it up to 10% or until the system goes to sleep/hibernate. When the unit turns off or reaches 10% battery life, plug the AC adapter and observe the battery status (the charge should now be halted at 60%).
 
 
Regards

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My laptop won't charge my battery have uninstalled complaint control method battery from device manager and restarted the PC it won't charge still

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Hi,

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015.

Some time ago, the original battery suddenly started to have a problem where it would say 45% available, plugged in, not charging. No matter what fixes I tried (after looking through a lot of articles, posts, comments, etc.), nothing made the battery start charging again. It always stays at 45%. Also the battery light/indicator on the front of the laptop is always blinking white.

So I got a new battery, put it in hoping that it would work and charge up to 100%, but the new battery is having exactly the same problem as the original old one! It will only charge up to 45%, then it says plugged in not charging. The battery light is again always blinking white.

What do I do? How can this be fixed? What's going on?

Appreciate any help. Thank you very much.
 

Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 battery plugged in not charging, won't charge

AnonPerson said:


I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015.Click to expand...

check the warranty is still active, as thats one route you could take with a relatively new laptop.

also, try uninstalling the energy management and restart the system and check for the issue. also try uninstalling the Microsoft ACPI from the device manager and restart the system and check for the issue. for more info on this action see this thread in the link:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo...t-charge-shows-100-but-dies-when/td-p/2086399

also, power management link:
http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/pro...ops/ideapad-y410p-notebook/downloads/DS037135
 

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Hi,I am using HP 430 Notebook PC with Windows 8.1. I am having problem for 3 days. The problem is at reaching 93% of batery charge, the battery indicatior in OS says "Plugged in, Not Carging" and with that "LED indicatior blinks" from orange to white with few seconds interval of time. Few seconds it stays white and after that it becomes orange in a cycleAnd the OS showing "Plugged in, Carging" after that "Plugged in, Not Carging" without removing charger chord.Also this happens repeatedly. 1. I have run Hp Support assistant Battery check, and result is "Promary Battery: OK"2. Have drained static charge, removing battery. But same result.3. Have tried with charging with another charger. No improvement. Did not found Battery test in BIOS diagnostic. Battery is 2 year old. Mosty use plugging charger chord. But use to drain battery twice in a month to keep battery healty. Pls give some suggestions for this trouble.

Answer:Laptop Battery at 93% "Plugged in, Not Charging" and charge ...

Hi,That usually means battery had insufficient charge. You've to replace battery with a new HP genuine battery.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01732674#AbT12 years is good enough life.What are the cell voltages of each cell, cycle count after doing battery tests?Are you able to plug in AC adapter alone with battery removed, use laptop in usual manner?RegardsVisruth

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Hi,I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015.Some time ago, the original battery suddenly started to have a problem where it would say 45% available, plugged in, not charging. No matter what fixes I tried (after looking through a lot of articles, posts, comments, etc.), nothing made the battery start charging again. It always stays at 45%. Also the battery light/indicator on the front of the laptop is always blinking white.So I got a new battery, put it in hoping that it would work and charge up to 100%, but the new battery is having exactly the same problem as the original old one! It will only charge up to 45%, then it says plugged in not charging. The battery light is again always blinking white.What do I do? How can this be fixed? What's going on?Appreciate any help. Thank you very much.

Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 battery plugged in not charging, won't charge no matter what I do

Sounds like it may be either the charger or the charging port at fault here.  However, I have a couple of questions...1. Does the battery charge increase at all if you leave the machine turned off and plugged in, or does it still report 45%?2. Does it power on when only on battery power?3. Was the new battery a new, genuine Lenovo part?There seem to be a lot of people reporting similar issues with this model unfortunately.

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Hi,I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015.Some time ago, the original battery suddenly started to have a problem where it would say 45% available, plugged in, not charging. No matter what fixes I tried (after looking through a lot of articles, posts, comments, etc.), nothing made the battery start charging again. It always stays at 45%. Also the battery light/indicator on the front of the laptop is always blinking white.So I got a new battery, put it in hoping that it would work and charge up to 100%, but the new battery is having exactly the same problem as the original old one! It will only charge up to 45%, then it says plugged in not charging. The battery light is again always blinking white.What do I do? How can this be fixed? What's going on?Appreciate any help. Thank you very much.

Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 battery plugged in not charging, won't charge no matter what I do

Sounds like it may be either the charger or the charging port at fault here.  However, I have a couple of questions...1. Does the battery charge increase at all if you leave the machine turned off and plugged in, or does it still report 45%?2. Does it power on when only on battery power?3. Was the new battery a new, genuine Lenovo part?There seem to be a lot of people reporting similar issues with this model unfortunately.

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Hi there,
 
I have a Lenovo T430 running UBUNTU 14.04
 
I have just bought a new battery (official battery) and it was fine for a couple of weeks, but now it doesnt charge, and the battery light flashes amber continually. I checked the battery status and it says 0 for charging.
 
I have searched online and there are suggestions for WIndows about deleting drivers, but with UBUNTU there doesnt seem to be a solution?
 
Can anyone help please?
 
Regards,

Answer:ThinkPad T430 battery will not charge - plugged in not charging

Hi and welcome, bendeneo Has the battery been charging when you plugged it in the first time, in the past?

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My computer used to charge but all of a sudden it just stoped. Sometimes at first it say that it is plugged in and charging but that changes to plugged in and not charging after a few minutes. Also it does not charge when i have it plugged in over night to charge it. Then when I try to use it without it being plugged in, it turns off after about a minute because it has no battery. Please Help!

Answer:My Lenovo Ideapad U430 Touch keeps saying "plugged in and not charging". Please Help

Dear David11,
 
Thank You For Contacting Lenovo.
 
1. Apply this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Plugged-in-not-charging-message-Lenovo-... fix (Windows 7 only)
 
2. In Windows 8, uninstall Lenovo Energy Management and test. If battery stays charging, reinstall Lenovo Energy Management and observe:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad-u430-... (Win 8 32/64 Bit)
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad-u430-... (Win 7 32/64 Bit)
 
  
3. If you still get the same error, try to:
a. turn off the computer and Connect the charger
b. press and hold the power button for 30 secs.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
 





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I have a Ideapad 580. Only had it a few months and it says the Battery Plugged in But Not Charging. This is new, and I have googled it and it seems to be an on going problem with Lenovo Computors. Has anyone figured out the solution yet? For such a short time period owning this computor,.. I am not impressed. Someone please help me. Thank you. 

Answer:Battery Plugged in But Not Charging. Ideapad 580

i just bought an Ideapad Z580 three weeks ago. I too am facing the same issue : Battery Plugged in But Not Charging. Is there any solution to this problem? I was extremely disappointed because of this issue on my new laptop. Please Help.

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suddenly i checked the battery symbol and it is plugged in but not charging what should i do??

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HP ENVY 15t Touch laptop. Upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 64 bit.  Laptop can be used when plugged in to outlet. Battery charge always shows at 10% charge and shows plugged in, not charging.  Is this issue with power adapter or battery ? Please help troubleshoot the issue.  Any help is much apreciated. Thanks NP

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Hi, I bought my lenovo z400 ideapad beginning of April this year and just about two days ago it just turned off and though I plugged it in later it started saying 'plugged in but not charging'. What do you think is the problem?  Furthermore I lost the receipt ( the sales receipt) but there is still the model/series no. , is the warranty still on please?













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Answer:Z400 ideapad Battery plugged in but not charging

You did not state how many percent is the charge in the stated condition. Can you supply it?

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Ideapad 100-15IBD battery does not load anymore.Battery icon says: "0%, Battery plugged in not charging"Can only work with AC adapter.Can't remove battery because its internal.Booted from USB with linux same problem.Can't do a BIOS upgrade because battery needs to be 30% loaded.Can somebody help?

























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Hi, I had the problem where the battery didn't charge at all even if it was connected in the right way and the charger was plugged in. So I started to search internet for possible solutions. Those I found where to 1) disable alt uninstall ac and acpi adapter in Windows Device Manager. Restart computer.. Not charging problem is related to some Windows issue. 2) Choose the alternative "maximum battery life" in Lenovo Energy management.. Neither worked after several and time consuming tries... The problem here is Lenovos "smart" Energy management system that prevents the computer from charging the battery to "save it".. Solution: Uninstall Energy Management (Publisher: Lenovo) under Program and Features in Windows Control Panel and the problem is solved.. And don't reinstall this program again....
 
 
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Answer:Lenovo ideapad S400, battery not charging when plugged in

what should or can I do? I tried both options named in the statement above and still does not work... help needed please 

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My lenovo s10 netbook, with windows 7 and XP isn't charging anymore. I thought it was because XP is no longer supported or something, but I upgraded to Windows 7 and it still doesn't work. There's an orange light on, and when I move the battery around it turns blinking blue, I thought that meant it was charging, but in Windows 7 it says no battery detected and it's not holding any charge. Any advice would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!!

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad S10 Battery Problem (plugged in, not charging) HELP!!!

hi john_i,
 
Try performing a system power drain,
  Remove the Battery and AC charger,
          Hold the power button down for 15 sec.
             Reconnect the battery and AC and turn the system on, Check if the charging will continue.
If not try removing the AC and see if the the computer will shut off.
      If yes then you might need to replace the battery.
 
Regards
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The battery in my Lenovo ideapad 300 - 151SK started last week to drop the % available every day lower, and lower, to now it's only 15%. It is always plugged into AC power. What do I need to do? Wierd that there was a big update downloaded last week and I wonder if this caused the problem.? I am not a tech person...just a user. Thanks for any help you can give me. Terry

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Got the same issue that windows users had but, I can solve the same way cuz I did Install Linux on my s400, is there anything that  can do under linux?

Answer:ideapad S400 battery charge until 60% and stop charging, on Linux

 
Hi Yasumitsu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your S400 Laptop is charging only upto 60%, this issue in windows will get resolved by install the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) and by choosing the (Optimized Battery Health), the Battery charges only to 60% and stops charging the battery and then it take its power from the charger, so if you want to charge the battery to 100%, you need to choose (Maximum Battery Life).
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello, I have a 3 yr old Ideapad Z510(that came with Win8)which worked absolutely fine until recently. If I plug in the charger when the laptop is on, it abruptly turns off and would never boot again until I remove the charger. However, this is not how it behaves every time. There are some rare instances where I could still operate the machine with charger plugged in.  When turned off, battery is charging and also goes to full 100%. When turned on(battery mode) it does not drain rapidly - I could still get a fairly decent stand up time. So I am assuming the battery is good. I don't see any thermal issues either. Things I tried:-------------- > Tried with a different charger - no help.> Updated the firmware - no help.> Update the entire driver pack - no help.> Applied windows patches, reinstalled and also upgraded windows to Win 10 - no help.> Reseated the battery and associated cables - no help.  I am not sure if there is anything that I could do to at least diagonize the problem before I give it to the service station. Any pointers on this is much appreciated   Thanks much in advance.

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Hi, I have a lenovo ideapad u410, it is about 2 years old now, and I've been having charging problems. This started last year, where my laptop would be plugged in and down on the battery icon it would say that it's "plugged in, not charging." The battery would deplete completely, and when I try to charge it, the light would just blink.This eventually went away after about a month, I didn't do anything, and I could use my laptop again. However now it's back, at first I thought it was my charger, but I removed my battery and plugged it in and I can use my laptop without the battery. I tried to replace the battery, but it still did not charge. When I plug it in with a battery in the laptop, it will only blink a few times then stop entirely. Do I need to download any battery management drivers? I don't know what the problem is.

Answer:Lenovo ideapad u410 plugged in, not charging, battery depleted

I have my U410 Touch for 10 months now.  It always charged to 100 % but starting a couple days ago it only charged up to 90% and stoppped.  I called Technical support as I am still within warranty, they told me to perform the  the battery gauge, but it did not work.  Then they asked me to reinstall the battery driver and the energy management software but it is still not working not charging to 100%.  They now suggest to me to do one key recovey to reset to the factory setting to see if it works.  If not, they said I can send back the computer for service.  I am not sure if I should do the one key recovery becaue I will loose all my files and etc.  I am skeptical if this will work?  Any suggestion?  Should I just tell them I will send back the computer to Lenovo to fix the problem but then I will not have the computer for at least two weeks. ....

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I am having issue with my Ideapad U510 Battery. It's plugged in, but not getting charged. on the battery icon, it's showing up as " 4% avaialble (plugged in , charging) "  - but not getting charged. This issue started couple of days ago and so far i have tried few options but no success yet ( restarted the computer, changed few options in lenovo energy management, unplugged teh power for couple of minutes). since last couple of days, it's showing 4% available charge(although plugged in). Has any in the forum encountered this issue ? Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Answer:Ideapad U510 Battery Issue stuck at 4%(plugged in , charging) - but not getting charged

hi prad,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
 Can you try the following:
1. Turn off the computer but let the AC adapter remain plugged-in.
2. While the computer is off, let the battery charge for about an hour or two and observe the light indicators. When finished, turn on the computer check the battery status.
 
- Link to picture
 
 If the battery still stays at 4% and the battery notification is still "Plugged-in, charging" then I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue as you most likely need to get the battery replaced.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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Hi, all. I have had my Ideapad P400 for a few years now and i have never encountered a problem like this one. I just recently upgraded to Windows 10, which i actually like a lot, and all of a sudden, my battery says "plugged in, not charging." It will only charge up to 59% and it dies very quickly. I thought it was the battery, so i bought a replacement and installed it. It did the same exact thing. I've tried doing a battery reset in the energy management window, i have tried downgrading to windows 8 again, and i have tried looking up different firmware updates that could potentially fix the problem, but nothing. If anyone has any idea on how to fix this problem of mine, i greatly appreciate it. This is really my last shot before i have to take it in to be repaaired. Thanks! -Frank C. (P.S. This is my first time posting in any forum, so i hope i didnt leave anything out.)













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Answer:[P400] Battery is Plugged in "Plugged in, Not Charging" After Upgrading to Windows 10

Dear Concemi1,
 
Welcome in Lenovo Community.
 
Kindly try to uninstall and reinstall th Energy managment application.
 
Please try and let me know.
 
Regards,
 
Menna.
 
 

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Hi I just bought a refurbished HP Envy M6 laptop from PCWorld, and for some reason when I plug in the charger, the battery icon says 'plugged in, charging' however it has been stuck on 12% for over 3 hours now! The battery level on the icon increases at first (i.e. it goes up and down, showing it is charging) for about a minute, and then the icon stops moving at all.

When I got the laptop the battery level was about 35% and I used it at first without charging it until it got to 12%, and now its been stuck ever since.

I would be extremely grateful if someone could shed some light on this issue for me.

I would take it back to PCWorld however I bought it from the ebay outlet, and the only option they have given is either a full refund or a partial refund, however I would prefer to keep this laptop and get this issue sorted out.

Thanks

Answer:New windows 8 laptop says 'Plugged in, Charging' but doesn't charge!

See > New laptop says 'Plugged in, Charging' but doesn't charge!

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Hello all, I recently recieved my IdeaPad Y410p from the Lenovo repair centre and they changed my system board for a different issue, but now I have a new problem. I updated Windows to 8.1 and did all the critical updates and then tried to uninstall some of Lenovo's bloatware and now my laptop won't turn on or charge the battery. I tried to do a power drain (remove the battery and hold down the power button), but still no luck. The laptop won't turn on at all with the battery or the plug by itself.  I then waited a few hours and tried to turn on my laptop again and then this time it powered on for some reason! I quickly restored my system back to Windows 8 thinking there was a problem with an update or bloatware uninstallation and then all seemed well until  I powered down my laptop again, but then couldn't power it back on. I called Leneovo and they said it was impossible for it to be a hardware problem since they just repaired it and since I updated everything and then restored it back, which then it still had the same power issues means it most likely isn't software. The only other thing I could think of is there might be a problem with the power adapter, but I've had this laptop since July 2013 and the adapter was working perfectly fine and this problem only started once I received my laptop back from Lenovo after a "repair". Any other suggestions would be very much appreciated at this point. Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p won't power on with power adapter plugged in and won't charge battery.

Hi there -  I wanted to add that I am having the same problem. I sent my Lenovo in for warranty repair (rear left hinge broke) - I got it back Friday May 16th and ever since then it won't stay on and sometimes won't turn on. I called Lenovo warranty support and (of course) they denied it was their problem. However, I complained enough that they're going to send me a new one. Of course, you have to be in-warranty for this to work. Just a suggestion Hope you get your straightened out!!!

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My touchpad is not functioning properly. It suddenly would not allow right click function, and i no longer can scroll up and down. I have tried updating and restarting , it still has not worked. Also the right hand side of the touchpad seems stiff, it is not clicking as it used to. Please help, as i have no one hear or in my visinity who knows how to fix lenovo laptops.

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Hello everyone, Last week, I received my new ThinkPad Edge E545. Everything seems to work well except for 1 detail: while plugged, I get the message "plugged in, not charging". Anyone can help me? Thank you!

Answer:My battery does not charge while plugged (Windows 7)

Problem apparently solved, thank you!

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 hi every one.i have a Z500 ideapad on Windows 8 OS, and now i have the charging problem , when i plugg in the charger , it not charging.. and i must plug it out and try 20 10 times again to it can be charge for 5 or 10 minutes and after that.. again NOT CHARGING !i also test it with another adapter but not any action about charging! i't almost dead!i try to install firmware on this=> https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Ideapad-Z400-Z500-Z510-battery-will-not-charge-...link and this=>http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035310link. but after two or thee steps of installing . i get an error like this => "this system is not support firmware or not configured" i visit every page u can think about it on google about this problem but it not fixed with any solution!and also i try to contact to lenovo support but i cant find LENOVO SUPPORT PHONE NUMBER FOR IRANIAN MEMBERS in contact phone number list! why?!and also when i want to register in this forum , i can't find iran in list of country's for member location!if lenovo cant support iranian members , why send the products to iran?! i realy need help..please help me..

Answer:lenovo z500 charger is plugged in but not charging

When this has happened to me with my laptops, it meant a hardware problem. Either the adapter is broken or the power jack is broken inside your laptop, or had been bent off. You can try to solder a replacement back on the motherboard if your laptop isn't under warranty. Or take it to a repair shop if that isn't too expensive. Either way, I don't think downloading anything is going to help you.

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hello every onei do have problem with my touch screenbad thing i can talk about it its some thing you have to see it yourself so please check this on youtubeNotice   ( pass first 1 min from video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGVoiU-VZ2g

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Ive done a clean install and in the midst of putting back on my programs, im getting the error battery plugged in , not charging, i uni stalled the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery in device manager, scanned for changes and its back again, still same error, any ideas pls, genuine dell charger and new battery which was charging yesterday, battery meter doesnt flag up any issues, any ideas pls ? thanks

Answer:Battery not chargin windows 7 64 bit error plugged in no charge

Hi Linda ... What percentage is the Battery at .. Also does it show up in the BIOS .. You are never out of trouble girl

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Have an R61.  My battery isn't one of the affected in the battery tips sticky. I upgraded to Windows 7 a few weeks ago from Vista, and upgraded my bios at the same time.  I couldn't get audio to work on the laptop, so haven't used it until I fixed audio today.   Since I hadn't used my laptop since I just noticed, but the battery is at 0% and I have the plugged in not charging error.  I doubt this is a hardware issue since it happened right after a Windows 7 and bios upgrade.  Any idea what I should do?










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Answer:Plugged in, not charging battery after Windows 7/b...

have you installed the Thinkvantage power manager?
 
Also, if you left the laptop off, and charge the battery when it is off, does it work?

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DEAR TEAM PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEM  I AM HAVE LOTS OF WORK IN MY OFFICE.....GIVE A SOLOTION IN A DAY..PLEASE UNDERSTAND MY SITUATION....         THANK YOU TEAMBEST REGARDS FROM BARATHSTZ

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the firmware update doesnt work for windows 8.1, nor did it for me in windows 8 because it says plugged in not charging. i've tried uninstalling LEM, i've tried the battery gauge reset. both did not work. now the light near the touchpad indicating that the battery is active in not lit. fix please 

Answer:Z400 battery plugged in not charging windows 8.1

Is your bios version 1.21? You might want to update. After the update go to bios and restore to default settings. Also uninstall LEM. Reboot after then install the latest.

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I am using sl400 with windows 8.1 on it . I was using my laptop on battery till 4% charge . thats when the laptop automatically got shutdown . After that When I connected my ac adaptor , the battery charging indicator just blinked once and then off . after booting I see the battery is not charging . I have tried the conventional device manager method , but still not working. Battery normally holds 2 hours of charge under normal use . the ac adapter is also in good condition. Someone help me .

Answer:SL400 with windows 8.1- Battery plugged in , not charging

Hi Sandeeps061,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery not charging on your ThinkPad SL400.
 

Check with uninstalling and reinstall Lenovo power manager and Lenovo power management driver for your system.
Perform battery gauge reset from Lenovo power manger ? battery ? battery maintenance ? gauge reset.
Run ThinkVantage system update utility to update all the latest drivers and application for your system.

Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hey mangers .... I got win 8.1 and suddenly i found the laptop turn off by its own ... so i tried to switch it on again but fail .. then i changed the battery from another inspiron laptop which is charged and switched my laptop on again and looked at the battery icon and found it saying plugged in - charging ... also the bulb on charging was lit .... after a while ...i found out that i am just losing charge and suddenly with out warning me the laptop turn off again .... so i went back to the inspiron  have taken the battery from after connecting my laptop battery on ... and it was charging even when the laptop was plugged in ... while my laptop don't charge untill it is switched down .... and sometimes it dont charge the bettery while is is switched down .... so i really need your help and would like to know how to fix this ... By the way i tried much thing i have seen on youtube ... but nothing work ... thanks ....  

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I have a Lenovo y510p, and it doesnt charge over %60. It says it is charging, but it doesnt. My battery plan is " maximum battery life " in energy management. when i change it to the "optimized battery health" it says, plugged in, not charging. I searched about it, but couldnt find anything. Help me to charge it to do %100.













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Answer:%60 (plugged in, charging) but doesn't charge

anyone wanna help?

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Hi, I bought a laptop U410 last week. However, the battery does not work. When the AC power adapter is plugged in, it shows "plugged in, charging".  But the battery can not be charged any more. It is always showing "0% available" as shown in the following picture. The LED (battery indicator) is in fast blinking with amber color. The laptop works very well with AC power adapter. Without it, the laptop can not be turned on. I suppose that the AC power adapter works well. Does anyone meet the same situation? What is wrong with the mainboard or battery? Please give me some suggestion to deal with it. Thanks in advance. 

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Hi, I'm new to this forum. got my b450 laptop 2 years back... still in very good condition until a month ago my laptop does not charge at all. 1. My first problem was that laptop does not take a charge after a left it running overnight, even thought i still used it for two days after that.2. Second problem was that after two days without backup battery. Laptop died on me. when i tried power on there is no display even though the laptop runs normally.So i googled for solution and found out that it was bios fault. after a day passed, i borrowed a friend laptop that was exactly like mine. Disassemble it, remove the bios from friend laptop and of mine. and revived my bios using eeprom copier  assembled them together again.after that i check whether my battery died or not on my friend laptop but it still runs for more than 2 hours after fully charge.Battery's not dead. Still it does not take charge.If any one got any solution/suggestion for this please do help or if anyone got any idea which component in the mobo laptop part is responsible for charging. Really need it

Answer:B450 does not take charge | Plugged in, not charging. Help

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
As your concern is regarding the battery's improper charging. So in order to overcome this issue, you please need to undergo the following steps:
1. Open Lenovo Energy Management
2. Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.
3. Under Battery Health, Click on Start for Battery Gauge Reset. (refer to Fig. 1 below)
4. That should refresh the gauge and let the system finish through the cycle.
5.  Please do not close the system while performing the Gauge Reset, it will take more time for this.
 
Afterwards, please restart the system and check whether the issue gets resolved.
 
Regards,
Sameer





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Hi I own a Lenovo G560 with an Intel Pentium CPU. I upgraded to Windows 10, and it worked fine for about a year. After I deleted a few viruses and a few garbage programs off the machine, the battery refused to charge past 87%. I have heard to check Lenovo Power Manager, but there is no such software on the system. Is there any other solution I could try?

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

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

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





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Hi.  Im wanting to get into my laptop (it is pretty broken and I just want to see wires are connected etc)... but I cant work out how to open it up!Ive unscrewed all the screws, gently tried to force gaps in parts, used a screw driver to try and prize up the keys in the keyboard etc, I just cant work it out!Can someone please advise me what to do?  The laptop is out of warrenty, paid to have it repaired and they just gave me a £500 bill to which I laughed.  I have a spare macbook running windows, so this more than willing to 'experiment' with this one.  Thanks for any help

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Recently, I have bought ideapad z500 touch and found out that it doesn't come with veriface software. I have try to find the software at support.lenovo.com but no such software. By the way, the OS is window 8 (64 bits).So, I want to know where to download it? and also What is the installation steps?

Answer:How to get veriface for ideapad z500 touch?

The Z500T does not come with the Veriface software. There are models (Z580 for example) that comes with Veriface but not with the Z500T.

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Hello Bit of a noob question here but I got this laptop a while ago when i didnt really know anythign about computers. since then, I have learend a bit (still no expert).  however every search of this model I search for even on this website claims this system should have a Nvidia GPU, Mine doesnt, or doesnt seem to have any trace of one, I only hadve HD4000  All I want to know is, am i doing soemthing wrong, or do I simple not have the GPU?  Model name 20221

Answer:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch

bigrumba wrote:Hello Bit of a noob question here but I got this laptop a while ago when i didnt really know anythign about computers. since then, I have learend a bit (still no expert).  however every search of this model I search for even on this website claims this system should have a Nvidia GPU, Mine doesnt, or doesnt seem to have any trace of one, I only hadve HD4000  All I want to know is, am i doing soemthing wrong, or do I simple not have the GPU?  Model name 20221Go to bios and examine the settings for the Graphics. Select optimus or similar statement. See picture. 

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

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

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

Shiva Kumar






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I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Gen3) Model 20BS touchscreen  running Windows 7 64 bit. The battery is not charging -- it's in a perpetual state of "plugged in not charging"  and even when plugged in, it?s losing appr 1 percent per day (down to 31%). This has happened a few times over the past 3-4 months since I got the machine, but I've managed to find things that "fixed" it (at least temporarily): - Resetting the power gauge worked once - Changing the custom battery charge threshold worked a few times - Plugging in the power cord at different stages of reboot seemed to fix it once (although not sure why / how) Based on previous thread posts, I've uninstalled and reinstalled Power Manager and then tried to run Battery Gauge Reset, but to no avail. And the reset only appears to run for about 30 sec before the system tray icon switches back to normal. Thanks in advance. Karl

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How do i stop using the battery when my laptop is plugged in? Lenovo Z500

Answer:Z500 - How to stop using battery when plugged in?

HiYour best option would be to work without the battery while using plugged in. Your othere option would be using energy management to limit the battery charge to 60%. Just set the battery mode to"optimize for battery life span"Regards





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My W520 says its charging but it is losing power.I replaced both adapter and battery. (genuine parts) but it doesn't work.Its really weird what happens. I have used the battery about 4 cycles. The new battery charged properly in the first cycle. Then, it stopped charging. The battery status was 'Plugged in / Charging' but it was losing charge.I plugged in overnight and I saw that it was charging again. Then again it stopped charging. I managed to charge again for few cycles...then it stopped again... I am waiting for it to charge again.....lol Did anyone have similar problem? I couldn't find anything about this in the forum. I would greatly appreciate any ideas or help. Laptop is about 2 years old.

Answer:W520 Plugged in /Charging but losing charge

What percentage of capacity seems to be the limit? Check the charge settings in the power manager.

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My Z50 Laptop, only 5 months old, is plugged in, saying "charging", but it doesn't charge. It is at 6% battery now, I cannot unplug it without turning it off before. WHAT CAN I DO? The service phone number is permanently engaged. I have already taken the battery out for a while and run the "Zurücksetzen des Akkustandanzeigers" program. No result. I am relly disappointed about this lack of service!

Answer:Z50 Laptop plugged in, saying "charging", but it doesn't charge

Dear Elke,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Could you please tell us, what is your laptop operating system, and the full machine model.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi, The laptop(HP envy m6 notebook PC) is switching off if removed from charging and the battery icon says "10% available, Plugged in, not chrarging". Despite this, the indicator next to chrarging plug is white, which generally is orange if the laptop not fully charged. Please help! 

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I have the flex 2 and the only time my laptop charges is when it is completely turned off. The battery life is also very short, even when I am using my laptop it says "plugged in, charging" but the battery life continues to go down, it only lasts about an hour or two WHILE BEING PLUGGED IN. And it takes a couple hours to fully charge when i have it turned off, i usually plug it in at night and in the morning it will be a full charge. I have only had this laptop about 4 months, it is not old, and I have not been over using it. Everything else functions perfectly fine on it and i love it, but this is a huge problem when i am trying to get school work done. this has been going on a few weeks now. Why is this happening is there something i can do to fix it?

Answer:"PLUGGED IN CHARGING" but doesnt charge Flex 2 PLEASE HELP

hsergent, Welcome to Lenovo Forums ! Thank you for taking time to post in you inquiry. I can see that you have an issue on the battery life of your Lenovo Flex 2 15. I would like to check if there are any changes on the computer ?  Issue : Battery Solution : you need to make sure that the power management software of your computer is updated.Check this link  





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My notebook wont charge anymore i noticed that the led light in charging port is blinking. what does that indicate?

Answer:My notebook wont charge it says (plugged in, not charging)

Hello @ShetauroKagame,  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.   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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Hello everyone,I recently got the Z500, working under Windows 8.I got a question regarding the battery charge. I work on the laptop for extended periods of time with the power plugged in. Since this is bad for the battery, is there any way to disable the charging or to perhaps remove the battery?I've looked in the manual and the forums but I wasn't able to find anything similar for this model.Would anyone know what I could do? Thanks in Advance.













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Answer:Lenovo Z500 Disable battery charge

There is a setting in lenovo energy management which limits the battery charge limt to 60% and there after stop charging tilll battery level falls down to around 55%. This is the battery protection mode(In some laptop it is optimize for battery life or similar). Just open energy management and go to battery settings by clicking the icon. Then select the mode and voila!!





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Hi, I just bought my Yoga 13 few days ago, since it is new i updated the OS and did windows update. I updated my laptop to 8.1, after the update i noticed that the charging get stuck at 60percent and when hovering over the battery icon it shows "PLUGGED IN, NOT CHARGING." Help on this issue, it's frustating to see this problem since it's a new unit.  Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Yoga 13 Battery stuck at 60% "Plugged in, not charging" after updating to Windows 8.1

Go into Lenovo Energy Manager > click on the menu button > Settings tab > turn OFF conservation mode. This setting is designed to help conserve the health of your battery if you tend to use your laptop while plugged in.  It's not good for the battery to be held at 100% for long periods of time, so instead this setting stops chargins when the battery reaches 60% to prevent battery damage.

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Hello and peace on you..
I have a DELL Inspiron N5110 from early 2011
I was using the laptop correctly..The laptop was plugged in and the battery was charging..Then i removed the charger let the laptop on battery until suddenly the laptop shuts down without even telling me that the battery is low or even leaving some "emergency" charge on it (usually 7% or 5% i don't know)..I plugged it in to charge it again and open my leptop and i found out that the battery is not taking charge anymore!
I tried to see if the propblem is with the connector and tried to remove and put in again the charger and it ddid not work
i tried also to remove the battery and put it in again, it did not help
Now it is stuck on 2% of charge from 5 days and it's plugged in!
The laptop says that the battery is charging, but actually it is not charging and the charge level is the same from days
I looked up some solutions online like uninstalling ACPI microsof from Device manager and reboot the laptop..It did not work
"Jauge de batterie" which is an integrated software related to DELL, says that the battery health is good and that my battery is working properly
The laptop works fine with only the charger plugged in and battery out
PS: the laptop heats usually but i think it did not affect the battery at all since it was working fine and the charge took me about at minimum 30 min on high performance to be emptyed before this happens.
Please, i'm seeking for help
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Answer:Battery says: Charging, but it is not actually charging while plugged in and is stuck in 2% for 5 days !

First thing to check is wherther the sysetm recognizes the AC adapter - F2 at powerup to check that.
If it doesn't, try a new Dell OEM AC adapter - if that doesn't fix the issue, replace the DC jack board, and if that doesn't solve it, the mainboard.  Note:  you MUST use a Dell adapter - NOT a third party unit.
If the system DOES recognize the AC adapter, but won't charge the battery, chances are the battery is bad and will need to be replaced.
You cannot solve the issue without checking and, if necessary, replacing these parts.  

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Hi ! Over the past two weeks I've spent my time troubleshooting why my recently (used) bought X240 is not charging the internal battery. Short timeline: 1. Bought used X240 in good condition but with dead internal and external battery - working well when using power supply.2. Came home and tested that thing -> both batteries show "0% - not charging" (with Win10Pro installed) *suprise, surprise*3. Ordered both new internal and external battery.4. External battery came 1.5 weeks ago. Installed it and worked like a charm (Battery 2 (external): X%, charging).5. Internal battery came the day before yesterday. Installed it and did not work -> "Battery 1: 53% - plugged in, charging - Battery 2: 6% - plugged in, not charging)6. Waited the recommended 6-12 hours like it was written in the "manual" to get it fully charged.7. Next morning -> Batterystatus unchanged (see point 5) ... It's stuck at 53%. Though the status says it's charging, it doesn't.8. Simply tried out what's going to happen when I pull the cable of the power supply -> Notebook instant off *hmmm*9. As the external battery was obviously blocked from charging by the internal (as it was not charged), I've taken out the internal battery again and et voila, external battery is charging again.I've tried to remove both batteries and perform the "Magic Trick" (press the main power switch for 30 secs) and I've also pushed the "reset" switch on the backside near the battery. Sadly without any result ;-(... Read more

Answer:X240 internal battery not charging though "plugged in - charging"

Did you buy Lenovo or aftermarket batteries?  It could be defective

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Hello all. My Laptop's screen is currently heavily cracked due to my own clumsiness though I've noticed that it is just the glass digitizer over the LCD. My issue is that I can't seem to find a straight up replacement part to swap over the old cracked glass. Any help finding one would brilliant. Failing that I've found the digitizer for a U350 which looks like it has identical dimensions; would it be possible to use this instead? Laptop is IdeaPad Z500 Touch as stated in the subject. Kind regards to all.













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Answer:Ideapad Z500 Touch Digitizer Replacement

Aidan02 wrote:Hello all. My Laptop's screen is currently heavily cracked due to my own clumsiness though I've noticed that it is just the glass digitizer over the LCD. My issue is that I can't seem to find a straight up replacement part to swap over the old cracked glass. Any help finding one would brilliant. Failing that I've found the digitizer for a U350 which looks like it has identical dimensions; would it be possible to use this instead? Laptop is IdeaPad Z500 Touch as stated in the subject. Kind regards to all.Take a look at this.

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

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hello ... i have bought a lenovo z500 touch notebook 2 years ago there was a problem with the screen which i neglected the problem apeared when it was new !! now the problems has increased and i cannot deal with it anymore same problem as this video !! pls help ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp12dYt6OWE

Answer:ideapad z500 touch screen flickering

Dear MarkSameh,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try the below,
 
1- shutdown the laptop >> unplug the charger >> hold the power button for 20 seconds.
2- Connect the charger >> Hold the power button for 10 seconds.
3- Turn on the laptop and check.
 
And please inform us if there is any software changes has been made to the laptop or not,
 
Like Windows upgrade or BIOS update .. etc
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch - very slow and about Wi...

rushyendar wrote:Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.   What operating system is it currently using? How long have you had the laptop? Do you have an antivirus software installed? Is it HDD or SSD?

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Hi,I am facing issues with my ideapad z500 touch. It is pressing enter key itself almost everytime after I login. Windows reset didnt solve the issue. I ran device check option provided by lenovo. As per the stats, no issues with hardware. It has windows 10 installed. Please let me know if you think of any solution for this. Thanks 

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Hi,I am facing issues with my ideapad z500 touch. It is pressing enter key itself almost everytime after I login. Windows reset didnt solve the issue. I ran device check option provided by lenovo. As per the stats, no issues with hardware. It has windows 10 installed. Please let me know if you think of any solution for this. Thanks 

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Hi thereMy z500 cannot boot up without power cable plugged in. Usually,a few seconds after I saw the lenovo logo,the system will suddenly shut down just like the battery was removed.however,if I connect powercable to the laptop and power on,everything is fine,I can enter windows 8,or ubuntu,after I enter OS,I can disconnect the power cable without any problems.the battery is healthy and can last for more than 2 hours.Is there any one have any idea what's the problem and how to solve itso far I tried the following methods:1.update BIOS2.update battery firmware3.reset BIOS none of them worked for me













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Answer:lenovo ideapad z500 laptop won't boot up without power cable plugged in

Hi maoxiaomin,Thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Based from your post does sound a bit similar to a machine I have which is the Y500. In my case I had to send my machine in to servie for board replacement as they detected it to be faulty. However in your case, I'm not saying that this is the exact same case but let look at the the possibilities first and if all still fails you'll need to contact our service team for further diagnosis.Understandably we've established that you've update the BIOS, battery firmware and ever rest you BIOS.Firsting first though could you uninstall the Lenovo energy mangement and reinstall it back from the Link belowWin8 :http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/em8.08.0.2.4.exeWin8.1http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/em8180214.exeHope this helps and please do post back your results.Regards

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Product Name: HP ENVY 15-u010dx x360 Convertible PCProduct Model: 15-U010dXOperating System: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)When Purchased: July 2014 The Problem: The LED charging light flashes continuously (even when powered off or plugged in) and when the laptop is plugged in, the battery simply will not charge.  Details: This just started today. When the laptop is plugged in, it states "plugged in, not charging." However, the battery doesn't lose charge while it's plugged in. It's like the computer is dependent upon the power cord and the battery is shot.  This is strange because I don't leave my laptop charging for long periods of time. Thinking back, my laptop has died at around 11% charge since I purchased it. What I've Tried:turning it off and back oninstalling updates and restartingseeing if the laptop would charge while it's offswitching cordsswitching outletshours of browsing HP and other support forumsI'm hesitant to try any battery calibration or removal until I know whether my battery is removable. Hopefully, you all can help. I also don't even know what the diagnosis of the problem is, and don't want to spend money taking it in to get it fixed until I have a better idea. 

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I saw a warning about trying to replace my Sony Laptop battery...that it wouldn't work with Windows 7, but the battery sales person convinced me it would. Now I've spent all day trying to figure out a solution, and have found none.

The battery came with a driver disk which won't load cause it was for a 32 bit, mine is 64 bit.

I tried uninstalling the "Batteries > Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" and reinstalling, but it gave me an error message saying it couldn't install.

I went to Microsoft and downloaded all the updates.

I tried this...but could not find "ISBmgr.exe" under the start up tab.

From either the Start menu or command prompt run MSCONFIG.exe
On Vista machines, Windows will prompt you for permission to continue
In the System Configuration window, click the "Startup" tab and find the item containing "ISBMgr.exe"
Uncheck the box for the "ISBMgr.exe"
Click "Ok" to save and accept the changes and restart the laptop
You may be prompted on restart that Windows is running in selective mode. Just uncheck the notification option on bottom right.
I followed a few other iterations of those above steps with battery in, battery out, and other pokie turn yourself around things and am now stuck.
The new battery does not charge even when everything is shut down and plugged in. Yet, my old battery charges fine. It just won't hold a charge for longer than 20 minutes. T... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Battery Replacement Windows 7 (Plugged in, not charging)

Is this new battery a SONY battery?
If NOT, I would take it back to where you got it, get your money and get a REALLY Sony battery.

All I can find at http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGN-FZ180E&region_id=1 is Vista, no Windows 7 support.

Did you install a retail version of Windows 7 on a Vista machine?
 

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I've had my Lenovo for 3 months now, love it.  The battery drained during a trip this weekend, now it will not charge the battery.  I can run it off of the power supply, but the battery does not charge.  I had this happen with an HP and had to replace the power supply and not the battery.  What is the fix for the Lenovo? Thanks

Answer:Ideapad S10-3T Plugged in and will not charge

Hi and welcome...
...best way... call your local service
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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I have an XPS 9550 6th Gen running Windows 10 (Just over 1 year, out of warranty).
The issue is when the charge plug is plugged in and hovering over the battery icon it says that battery is charging.  However the battery is not charging but discharging until the laptop switches off.  The only way for the battery to charge again is to deplete the battery until the laptop is unresponsive when the power button is pushed to switch lap top on.  Once there is no residual power in the battery it will start charging again to 100% after which the cycle repeats, discharge.
Things I have tried.
Latest Bios update - no change
Another A/C charger - worked ok for a few days
Replaced battery - no change
Bios settings - reset to default (info related to battery and A/C charge reports all good)
F12 - Dell diagnostics, reports all good
When Battery is disconnected the laptop works normally
The laptop charge socket seems tight and secure
I have searched the internet exhaustively but have not found this same issue reported.  The only feasible way I can use the laptop is to disconnect the battery.
Can anyone suggest anything?
I would also like to disable the battery instead of having to open it up to disconnect, is this possible?
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks 
Andrew

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Hello, I've had my IdeaPad s405 for over a year and I've mostly been happy with it. However, after updating to Windows 8.1 a few days ago, my battery will not charge past ~50%It's very frustrating. One solution I've seen is to download the "Lenovo Settings" app, then, in the power settings, make sure the battery is set to "always fully charge." I downloaded the app, and found that that feature had been removed in the current version. I downloaded an earlier version ("Lenovo Settings Dependency Package") and found that it could only beused with ThinkPads.I also cannot find any solution "power options" that are built into the computer. If anyone can help, I would be very grateful. It's incredibly aggravating to be unable to fully charge a perfectly good battery.Thanks.













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Answer:IdeaPad S405 Battery Will Not Fully Charge With Windows 8.1

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Please use the below link to download and install the latest update of ( Lenovo Energy Management ) that supposed to be installed on your machine 
 
Link  :  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS037135
 
Once you open the application please make sure that you did set the battery option in ( Maximum battery health ) 
 
Let me know 
 
Thanks
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Hi I have a lenovo ideapad z500 that I've fitted a new battery in as it had not been charging the old one for some time , It now won't charge the new battery I've tried updating the firmware and it won't allow that now saying "this system is not suitable or prepared for firmware updates" this only occurred after having updated the bios as it allowed me to use the firmware tool before ( incidentally it never updated the firmware then either) . I'm at the end of my tether with all the workarounds this seems to be a seriously bad laptop with loads of issues with windows 8 & 8.1 which it comes packaged with !!! Please if anyone has an actual fix which works I'd be much obliged , really wasn't happy with the screen brightness issue either this machine needs to be recalled due to the amount of silly issues it "just" seems to develop. waiting by the keyboard for the first knee jerk fix also it should be known I've a degree In I.T. and have repaired/refurbed 30k plus units for acer/sony/emachines/gateway/lenovo/toshiba and so on, so no turn it off then on again pls I may have to laugh
 
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Hi. I just upgraded my notebook (ThinkPad Edge 14", E40) from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit few days ago. After the upgrade, the touchpad gesture worked (e.g. swipe from right edge shows the charm bar) but the battery didn't charge. I thought it was the problem of battery, so I sent it to service center to check it. (But from the Power Manager program, the charge cycle was less than 50 and very unlikely that the problem was caused by the battery.) Few days later, I got my notebook back (yesterday). Service center said that they can charge the computer with Windows 7 (using their hard disk with Windows 7 on it), so they suggested me to reinstall my system. I then refresh the system using Windows 8 built-in function (which could be found in PC settings/ General/ Refresh computer). After that, the problem was not solved, in addition, the touchpad gesture was gone. (So I wasted my money for nothing... :-( In short, here are the problems with my computer:Battery doesn't charge, even the level dropped to 30% and I have AC power plugged in.Touchpad gesture is gone, even I have installed UltraNav driver through Windows Update.Do anyone experience similar issues? I read a few pages on this site and found that some drivers are said to be compatible with Windows 8 (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT072024), should I install the Power Management Driver? And for the touchpad gesture, someon... Read more

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