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Nomal battery life for x270 - internal battery

Question: Nomal battery life for x270 - internal battery

I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

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HiX270 discharge internal battery first bios version 1.26, any body have same issue I think this is the last bios versionThanks

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

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

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

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

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

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I don't 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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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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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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Hoping this problem will be noticed by more people, the original post on this issue came from:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/T470-Linux-Power-Bridge-wrong-discharge-order/td-p/365...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/63odjr/t470_battery_order_question_internal_discharges/ Brief description: same problem with OS including Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Gentoo etc. The internal battery always gets discharged first regardless its remaining power, which is generally harmless but seems not so good for the internal battery life. With my own T470 machine, updated with the latest 1.29 BIOS, this problem remains. According to searching results online, this little bug came with early versions of X's and T' including T460. PS: this issue had been successfully fixed with T460 via BIOS update 1.26, hoping it would be fixed with T470 sooner or later. Best regards. 

Answer:T470 power bridge wired battery discharging order, always internal battery first

I see the same behavior here.  We will check it.

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After a round of Windows updates, I went to turn on my laptop and recieved the "Primary internal battery (601)" error.  After this screen, however, Windows would not load.  I have tried taking the battery out and 'draining the charge',  and starting up the computer plugged directly to AC with no battery.  Windows still does not load.  The start-up test in the diagnostics menu said the battery needed calibration, however when I go to run the battery test, it gets to "waiting for battery to charge" and exits out of the test without giving me any results at all.  Currently when turning on the computer I no longer get the "primary internal battery" error, it just goes directly to a black screen with blinking cursor.  Any help is appreciated, I'm completely at a loss here!

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Similar to why some people don't like to charge laptop batteries to 100% and in line with preserving battery life, I also rarely let my laptop batteries hit a rock bottom 0%. By default the laptop was set to hibernate if the battery reached 5 or 6% but I raised this lower limit to 10%. (i.e. auto-hibernate at 10%) I heard the reasons why it is bad to let batteries completely drain to 0. Main one being something to do with the battery cells falling into a "deep slumber" and simply not waking up unless you send the laptop in for a "shock treatment". Like the "gate" at the entrance to the battery cells don't even have enough energy themselves to even open the "gate" to allow energy to go into the cell itself. Anyway, is there a way to stop the slice battery from reaching 0%? So that once the slice battery goes down to 10%, for example, the laptop will switch over to use the main internal battery?  













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Answer:laptop allows 39+ slice battery to reach 0% before switching to use internal battery.

There is not currently any way to do what you request.  But draining the battery to 0% isn't really 0% capacity of the battery. The 100% charge of the battery is normally 4.2 volts. The 0% charge state is really 3.0 volts. So when the battery reports 0% it is not really zero volts because the cell must be kept at higher state of charge for the health of the battery. The battery firmware is intelligent enough not to let the battery discharge to a point where the battery health is impacted.

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Clocked on various ocassions, from pressing on button (laptop is off and not restarting from hibernation or suspension), to laptop going into hibernation at 2% critical battery level, using the maximum energy saving mode.

This is with wifi on and surfing the web.

Hdd shuts off after 1 min, display brightness at minimum.

Battery was manufactured at least 4 months ago and is the 9 cell official Toshiba unit supplied with the laptop.

Laptop has 2gb memory and the Core 2 Duo T5750 processor, running Vista basic.

Message was edited by: michael_L300

Just want to add that this means the laptop is using approx 18 watts, which seems to be a very reasonable number, given that just the processor has a tdp of 35 watts. These Core 2 Duos with speed stepping really reduce their energy consumption.

By the way, display is 1280x800, and the wireless adapter is the realtek rtl8781lb, not the intel one.

Answer:3 hr 45 min battery life on 65Wh battery: Pro L300

Do you have some question?
How to understand your thread?

If you can work so long with battery power supply only, that is great. Almost 4 hours.
My Satellite A300 runs about 3 hours.

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My family, myself are long time Lenovo Thinkpad T users.  I currently have a T 520.  It's fine as it always has been and quite pleased,  but I would now like something much lighter and it has developed a little glitch that doesn't seem reparable.  I will still keep it as a second, back-up laptop.  I just ordered the T460s that is to my liking and right in my price range (got the basic one new from Lenovo for under $800).   But to my dismay and amazement, I keep reading and hearing about lousy battery charge times ranging from 4 to 7 hrs when it is suppose to be at least 10 hrs.  And about all kinds of efforts and ways to increase it with apparently little success.   I have searched several times in this Thinkpad T forum (and elsewhere) on the latest, up to date info and experience regarding the battery and maximizing, extending battery life for the T460s.  I have not found anything beyond around 10/16/16.    As of 2/12/17, I am wondering what battery is now going into T460s, like the one being built for me.   Is it the same as always or something diferent, new, improved? Are T460s users still having the same problems and issues with the length of the battery charge? Has anyone found something, anything that really does maximize, improve or extend T460s battery life? Thanks, Randy   

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hi guys, i want to get a battery for my acer aspire 5315 laptop that will give me the longest possible time on the go.

what will i need 4 cell, 6 cell 12cell? which one?

ps. and i know that i can change powerplan and tweak some settings but i think a new battery would be best.

Answer:best battery to give longest battery life?

Assuming that they are all designed to fit your laptop, you need to look at the ratings. Basically, you want the one with the greatest Ah (amp?re-hour) as that should last longest. Although this usually means the battery with the most cells, it doesn't always follow. Check their specifications.

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I have a 2013 X1 Carbon.  The battery had originally given me 4-5 hours of life on normal settings.  Recently it had gone down to 2 hours, close to 3 if I used power saver mode, dimmed the screen, etc.  So I got a replacement battery -- and it made no difference.  The battery was installed by a service tech, since it's not user-replaceable.  I thought maybe it was a defective battery (or the tech put the old one back in by mistake), so I called, and they sent me another new battery.  SAME THING.  Battery life is still about 2 hours.   I installed all updates and ran a complete virus check (no viruses).  I run a normal amount of programs and nothing crazy - Chrome web browser, MS Office applications, Skype, and a few others.  I can't understand this at all.  Any ideas would be most appreciated!

Answer:Battery life terrible even with replacement battery

BatteryBar Pro helps me monitor how much battery I am using and how much I have left.  I tend to average about 8 watts of drain when I'm using my 2015 X1 which translates into about 6 hours of use with a 50 watt hour battery.  Download it (they have a free version too which is a little more limited in functionality) and that coupled with your Task Manager should help you quite a bit.  Task Manager allows you to sort open programs by how much CPU they are using so you can figure out the offender.  Chrome is a notorious battery suck but I doubt even Chrome could cause the severe drain you are experiencing. 





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The 6 cell battery for my t500 has a first used date of June 2010, and it currently has 298 cycles on it.   (This is my second battery for the machine.) The condition says fair, and says it currently lasts for up to 30 min full charge, and a new battery would give me up to 1 hour of battery life. Is that normal wear?  How many cycles do you usually get out of a battery?





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Answer:Is this normal battery life for 1.5 year old battery? :\

It sounds low, unless you're always running in discrete mode.I got 3-4 hours on my T400 6-cell.

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

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

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





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Hi, I recently ordered and started using a T500 with P8600 processor and 9-cell battery (the one sticking out in the back). After adding 2GB extra memory and an Intel x25-m g2 SSD, I started using it with Windows 7. I have been using it for a little more than a week now, and I've noticed that battery life seems quite bad. Granted, I've only run it on battery for a longer period once, and then I got about 3h 10 min running time on battery. This was with graphics switched to intel, optical drive turned off, wlan and 3g-card off, screen dimmed to half, power plan set to power source optimized.Usage was fairly light, editing code inside Visual Studio. Would this be expected running time? It seems quite short to me, considering my old HP nc8430 with T7200 processor (34W TDP) and 7200rpm disk got nearly 5 hours when it was new.. Is there any kind of extended battery available?

Answer:T500 battery life and extra battery

Heoo hugohallqvist, welcome to the forums, You should see this link here http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T400-amp-T500-Battery-size-what-sticks-out-... Battery life wise, I can get around 1:30 minutes, pure gaming to about 4 hours. If you have battery issues, get the larger 9 cell and 3 cell one that fits into the Optical Drive Slot so you can get double battery life. It will be a lot heavier but except 6-8 hours.





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I have a x240 Laptop running windows 7/64. I get low batter warnings when the main (external) battery is low and the laptop hibernates despite the internal battery being fully charged and the battery gauge still showing 4h remaiing.  How can I change the low batter warning to only kick in when both the ext and int batter are running low? Thanks.

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Are there any photos available of the three options for the rear battery on the X270? The Lenovo ordering page lists the option, but gives no clue of the size or weight involved.  Any information will be gratefully received.

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I just received a new x270 and it's working very well. I ordered it with the larger 6cell 47Wh Rear battery. That works best when I'm on the road and have no access to AC power. But I'm often using it plugged in and the unit would be lighter and lay flatter without that larger rear battery bulge. Does anyone know what the part number is for the 3 Cell Li-Ion Rear Battery (23.2Wh)? I've searched the Lenovo website and have not found it listed as a part that can be ordered. Thanks, Russell

Answer:x270 battery part number??

http://www.lenovoquickpick.com/can/system/thinkpad/x-series/x270#category/43

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I recently received my 39+ slice battery and, after attaching it to the x1, set the charge thresholds for both internal and slice batteries to stop at 90%. (I used this threshold on the internal battery and hoped to set up the slice battery to 90% also.) i.e. start charging when below 86% and stop at 90%. Unfortunately I have been unable to maintain both batteries at 90% charge. After extensive testing, updating drivers, software, firmware, bios, resetting battery meter and various charge threshold combinations, etc., it seems that the slice battery won't charge past 80% unless the internal battery is allowed to charge to 100%. If I set both batteries to charge until full (100%), this happens:1. internal battery charges to 80%, then stops.2. laptop switches to slice battery. charges slice battery to 80%, then stops.3. laptop switches back to internal battery and continues charging it to the 100% threshold.4. finally laptop switches back to slice battery and finishes charging it to 100% also. However, if I set both batteries charge threshold to stop at 90%, this happens:1. internal battery charges to 80%, stops.2. slice battery charges to 80%, stops.3. internal battery starts charging again until it reaches the 90% that i set, stops again.4. and then, that's it....lol.. The slice battery does not continue to charge until 90%. it just gets stuck at 80%. At this point, both Windows and Lenovo power manager keeps switching between: saying that the slice b... Read more

Answer:x1 slice battery won't pass 80% unless internal battery is 100%.

Having the same issue with a T520 + Slice...

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Dears,  I'm facing this issue in my Thinkpad X240 "Battery #1 not present", I've tried many solutions like BIOS/Power manager/Battery device manager update ... but nothing works out. At the power manager interface, I can recognize just the removable battery.Do you have please any suggestions to activate my internal battery ?  Thank you.

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Hi I bought a Thinkpad X270 two days ago (MTM 20HM0007MY). I thought it had two batteries installed, one internal and one 6 cell external cylindrical battery. However, when I go to my power options it says Battery 1 Not Present:                I am rather confused. Should there not be an internal battery as well? Thanks Montakim

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Hello there!, I upgraded to x270 win 10/64 from x250 win 7, but after get the latest drivers and aplications from Lenovo for my x270 I can not find the baterry options to control desirable levels for charging available on my last x250. I have 2 bateries and want to change these options in order to preserve baterry duration, some one of you could help me with this please?thanks.

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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I have a new G580.  I can't find a battery management program on it, but I want to take measures to prolong the battery service lifetime.  What do I do? Second qustion:  I went to the site link for ordering a spare/new battery, but it wants a nine digit model number, and the model number on the underside of this computer is a 5 digit number: 20150.  but there is this number : 59354100.  Also, I can't read the text very well, my eyes are bad, why the hell do they have to make the numbers so small?

Answer:how do I prolong battery life and how do I get another battery

Hi signmeuptoo,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
As I understand your need that you want the Lenovo Power management application,
 
For Windows 7(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS030145
 
For Windows 8(32bit-64bit):
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_EG/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS031269
 
Regarding the second question for the battery replacement can you please clarify more about that page and also please check the below link for the Order for the battery:
 
Link to picture 
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/special-offers.workflowhowPro...
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha
 
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Hi everyone, I just got a Thinkpad x270 and I'm having an issue where the processor gets throttled to 60c / 2GHz when the lid is closed on battery power.  I posted about it in detail on the Linux Mint forums here.  I originally thought this was a Linux kernel / driver issue, but it turns out this happens on Windows too, no matter whether I set every setting in the BIOS and OS power management to max performance, power save, balanced, etc.  I can get around this by closing the lid on A/C power and then unplugging, or just running the  laptop on A/C while the lid is closed.  If there is some kind of inherent danger in running the processor over 60c with the lid closed, I would expect it to thermal throttle at that temperature regardless of whether or not it was plugged in when the lid was closed.  I can also boot up the laptop with the lid closed and bypass the throttling limitation. It seems like either:- the temperature should always be throttled to 60c when the lid is closed for some reason, and it's not being enforced in all scenarios even though it should be, or...- it's a bug and the CPU shouldn't be throttled at such a low temperature at all. Either way, it seems like there is a firmware issue that needs to be fixed.  Can anyone from Lenovo shed some light on this issue?  Is it by accident or by design? 

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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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Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

Answer:Catch-22: No BIOS updated without battery, no battery life without BIOS update...

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then look for System model.....
In the meantime, please check the USB port, where the AC adapter is plugged into system, is loose. You could also wiggle the Adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS to see if the Adapter's type appears.  

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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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I have a Thinkpad t440s running windows 7. The internal battery won't charge beyond 80% and the removable battery won't charge at all.  I've read other threads here and have tried uninstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery using device manager but this has not fixed the issue. Any other ideas?













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Answer:Thinkpad T440s internal battery won't charge beyond 80% and external battery won't charge at all

Hi Nicktr,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I think the problem you are running into is Power Manager conflicting with the 80% BIOS threshold. So to avoid this, either keeps the Power Manager threshold for both batteries below 80%, or else both batteries above 80%.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi all, I just picked up a G40-70 but was suprised to see that the battery only appears to last for 2 hours. Is this normal? Can I purcahse a bigger battery for this laptop and if so, does any one have any advice on where to get one online? Thanks,Joe

Answer:G40-70 Battery Life / New Battery?

Hi Joef,            
                                                  
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                       
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the low battery life.
                                              
As you have mentioned that the battery lasts upto 2 hours, as this model will supports upto 4hours of battery backup.
Type power manager in start search, in the basic mode change the high performance to high energy savings.
 
Also try to reduce the brig... Read more

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Okay, so I've been having a few programs with my computer...this including slowness, poor wifi connections, and odd performance of wacom tablets.

The problems with a tablet are described in more detail here--> http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/1...ml#post1658350

Recently, before I signed into windows, a message on a black screen popped up stating something about my internal battery needing to be replaced. I'm on an HP pavilion laptop // HP pavilion entertainment PC.

Could the problems I mentioned above be related to the battery? I desperately need to be able to use my tablets for my major in college, and are majorly concerned with how they've been acting poorly with my laptop...could just replacing the battery work?

Also, would the 'internal battery' still be the battery that is capable of being removed from the laptop? Or does a laptop of two batteries?

Answer:"Internal battery" notices..what problems could a low battery cause?

This is the CMOS battery it is talking about. It should be replaced asap. But this is not a do it yourself job in a laptop. Better have some expert deal with it.

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I am using T400 laptop,  problem is battery indicator light is blinking orange even though my main battery is well charged. Power manager indicates Battery 1 is fine but it is also showing Battery 2: Error detected. Power manager says main battery condition as good and second battery condition as error? Any Ideas?There is NO secondary battery in the laptop. 

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I use the laptop longer every day indoor where electricity is available. I only need the battery when I'm taking the laptop out. A laptop battery will stop working in around 6 months
Is removing the battery completely or 'Desktop mode battery charge' is good to save battery?
www.dell.com/.../alienware-laptop-battery-issues

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

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Product informationLess than week old Lenovo T430S6cell LI Battery T81+Microsoft Windows 8 64bit Issue After working for multiple days, the battery decided to stop charging yesterday. Upon loading the desktop, I get this error message.  I Googled this issue and found that other people have had similar problems. Some of the solutions I tried (and did not work) are: Reinstalling Lenovo Power ManagerUninstalling  Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method BatteryRemoving the battery and putting it back in  As it stands, the battery menu says "Plugged in, not charging" and is stuck at 84%.  If anyone could give me other ideas, I would greatly appreciate it. I am assuming it's not a hardware issue as the battery is brand new and was working just fine a few days ago.  

Answer:Brand New T430s: A battery error has occurred. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery.

Not sure if there's any known quirks with that combination of hardware and software, but it sounds to me like the battery had a spontaneous failure, in which case you should just get it replaced under warranty.

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My battery (FRU: 42t4957) is stuck at 2% and refuses to charge:I kept it at 40-50% most of the time by changing battery threshold. Total cycle count was about 80 (84 now) first use date 2013-03.On Saturday I tried to run a "discharge-charge-discharge-charge" cycle (by watching some movies) to reset the gauge of my battery. During 2nd discharge my laptop hibernated due to low charge much earlier than expected, when I turned it on it showed that the max capacity is 28 Wh and the battery is in the "poor" condition.I tried to perform automatic gauge reset but didn't get much (29 Wh). I updated power manager and performed another automatic reset which failed too.So I tried to make a manual reset and left my laptop paying a movie for a night. On Monday I plugged my AC adapter in but found out that the battery won't charge: "a battery error has occurred the battery cannot be charged".I cleared residual capacitance by pushing the power button several times and reset the BIOS to defaults but got nothing.If this problem can't be sold I would like to know the reason of it to avoid such things in the future. While googling this forum I met contradictory opinions on battery reset: ones say that it's extremely harmful because battery "doesn't like" to be discharged to 0%, others say its harmless.













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Answer:x121e "A battery error has occurred. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery"

Hi Dimaz30,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Battery not charging on ThinkPad X121e.
 
To resolve the issue you have to replace the battery, as per the screenshot which you have mentioned that there is an error in the battery and suggested to replace. And you have performed all types of troubleshooting steps for the issue.
 
I strongly suggest you to visit our authorized service center and get it replaced.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

Answer:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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Question: battery life

the battery just charge to 60% << how i can charge it to 97% then the charger plugged in but not charging /? 

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Question: battery life

acer travelmate 5720 the battery is only lasting about 30 mins before i get the warning it needs charging its only 2 years old and the laptop used only indoors with mains lead pluged in, i have been using a cooling fan what run from a usb, most of the time could that have damaged the battery

Answer:battery life

Your battery is probably failing if it is 2yrs old.Acer only guarantee them for 6 months.

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Hi, I have a T430 and it's been great, but I left in in a bag in the cab of my friends truck during a rainstorm, and I guess there's a leak or something, because when I went to retrieve it, the bottom of the bag was wet, and my laptop had moisture around the battery. It's working fine except the battery life is GREATLY reduced! I bought a replacement battery and it's no better. I'm considering taking it apart and cleaning all of the solder points with rubbing alcohol.Any thoughts before I get surgical?

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Question: Battery Life

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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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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Question: Bad battery life

After win10 upgrade my laptop stays alive for maybe 1hour but before upgrade i used to work with my laptop for about 5hour. The same problem appeared when I was using Linux, the solution was 'bumblebee'-package, there wasn't a driver for my graphics card (I have an integrated and dedicated card) so it was exhausting the battery.

I don't it's problem with drivers now... at least it would be really weird.

Has someone a similar problem? Have you found a solution?

Answer:Bad battery life

Linux's bumblebee package is what switches between your integrated and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Look for NVIDIA optimus drivers on NVIDIA's website. What's the model of your laptop and the model of your GPUs?

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Question: battery life

I just bought this notebook 17 and the battery completely discharges with little or no use in less than 24 hours. Is this normal, and if it is that seems unexceptable. I have tried to contact support but this seems like the only way to talk to anyone.

Answer:battery life

That's pretty much what you get here..."anyone". That's me. We don't work for HP for the most part we are just fellow end users who can give advice but have no power to make any kind of financial adjustment or ship any replacement parts to you. But the advice I can give you starts with testing the battery. There is a battery health diagnostic both in the UEFI diagnostic (tap F2 as you power up) and the HP Support Assistant from within running Windows. Try those and report back what it says as far as how the cells of the battery are working. Either the battery itself is defective or you are not really shutting off the laptop and some program or process is continuing to leach power when you think it is off. 

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Question: battery life

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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Question: Battery Life

This laptop is advertised to have 9.8 hours of battery life. So far, I've only had a max of 1.5 to 2 hours of battery life. No intensive usage, just emails and typing papers. What can I do about this? 

Answer:Battery Life

Hello GLONGRYFQ, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum   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.  Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217  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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Question: Battery life,IBM

Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, Tommy
 

Answer:Battery life,IBM

Can you run your laptop off AC power WITHOUT the battery installed?

If so, only connect the battery once or twice a month, or so, to check that it is still holding a full, or nearly full, charge.
That way you should get more life out of your battery.

I got around 3 years battery life out of my old Gateway Solo 9300, that could NOT be run without the battery installed (even if the battery was stuffed).

All laptops / batteries, are unique.
What figures are quoted for one combination may be completely different to your combo.

Sorry can't be more definite. Bazza

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Hi, I have an IBM 600x laptop. I have found new batteries online,but since this machine is so old, I'd like to know how long a charge will last or shouild last with a new battery ? I'm sure it is not like todays batteries? Thanks, TommyClick to expand...


 

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Question: battery life

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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Question: Battery life ?

Hi, I am using Edge 13, Intel, 2gb,7200K HD, 6 cell battery , and the battery life is only up to 4 hours. Basically I am doing purely doing development and very little wifi. Lenovo claims that the battery life would go up to 8 hrs. Not sure if there is any problem with my battery or Lenovo actually exaggerating about about the hours... Can someone share your battery life information here and what hardware you have ? Thanks.

Answer:Battery life ?

Hi, I am running edge 13, Intel ULV, 4 Gig Ram, 500 GIG HD, 6 cell battery with intergrated 3g. With WIFi running and my I get around 5h 30. But that is basically with word processing and and a some internet surfing. You dont have anything running in the background that might be chewing juice, like a virus scanner ? Kind Regards,  Leighton

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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: pc battery life

How long apprx does the battery in pc motherboard last for? What are the warning signs if it is failing. If it fails does it mean buying a new m/board or what? thanks in advance.

Answer:pc battery life

Battery life is not fixed - I've had many motherboards and never had to replace a single battery - a friend had to replace a battery after less than 2 years.The first indication is that the system fails to remember time and date and reverts to the BIOS basic settings on boot-up. If the battery fails, its normally just a matter of replacing it. Some older PC have mobos with the battery soldered into place, but even these CAN be replaced. But the modern ones take watch-type batteries you can pick up from any PC repair shop.

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I work on my Z61M 945038U with ac power almost exclusively.  Rarely, do I need to run the machine on the battery.  What is the best way to extend battery life?  I've looked for a definitive answer, but haven't been able to find one.  Thanks! Ian

Answer:Battery life while using ac?

if you don't use your battery, then it is best to keep it between at 40 to 60 % charge level, you can set the charge level in your Thinkvantage power manager under battery maintenance. 

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Question: A31 Battery Life

I've had this laptop for years.  The battery life has always been deceptive.  It would say I had two hours when I really had 30 minutes.  Tech support suggested I update the battery bios to solve this problem years ago.  I finally got a new battery and think I should do this update to get the most out of my new battery.  Of course, my warranty service has run out and I'm wondering what the update actually entails.  Has anyone done it and could they share this information with me?  I'd appreciate the files that need to be downloaded.  I've done some investigation and see a number of files but am not sure how to proceed.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.Suz 

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Question: BATTERY LIFE

Does any body else have a ridiculous battery life with the HP ENVY Notebook??? i bought mine around 2 months back, it seems to be getting worse, i have nothing but the bare basics running and the screen brightness set to 70% when on battery life, i literally was using a single website with only that open within 10 minutes i have drained the battery down to 79%! do i have a faulty battery? ive ran the tests which comes back with OK thats certainly not OK for me!

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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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Question: T42 Battery Life

I'm purchasing a replacement battery for my T42 ThinkPad.  On average, how long can I expect the battery to hold a charge once fully charged?

Answer:T42 Battery Life

Did you get the six cell or the nine cell battery?  As I recall I got about four and a half hours on my T42 on the nine cell with the screen dimmed to about half and WiFi on, just browsing and the like.  It was a 15" SXGA+.  You'll do better with a 14" screened model.  A lot of the battery life depends on the settings.  Dimming the screen as much as you can will help.  Whether WiFi is on is another.  Running in low power if you can will help too.  Office and Internet don't need more than low power mode.





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I have had my T61 for <2yrs and the battery will not hold a charge.  Everytime I unplug the computer it dies....Any words of adivce or in the same boat?

Answer:Battery Life

Hi jeepchick76, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
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.
 
One thing to check is whether your battery is covered by this replacement program:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=BATT-082009
 
Hope this helps!

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Is there some type of diagnostic I can use to determine if my laptop battery is at an end or if the settings are just really screwed up somewhere? I have a two year old Toshiba laptop that I am unable to use unless it is plugged in. This has been going on for a while but I was able to get at least 10 minutes out of it until tonight. If there is some way that I could test it before putting the money down for a new battery I would love to hear about it. Also, if anyone could tell me the settings I should be using for the longest battery life available I could check mine to see if they are not where they should be.

Thanks
 

Answer:Battery Life

It could be the battery but it could also be that your charger isn't working properly and not charging the battery. The third possibility is that the mother board connection where you plug the charger into the notebook might be bad. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for someone that knows, volts and amps so they can explain how to use a multimeter to see if it is a hardware problem before you purchase another battery.
 

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Battery life is bad. Only turns on when the charger is plugged in. It tries to turn on without the charger and it fails. Even when the battery is full and i take the charger out while on it, it will turn of at 100%

Answer:Battery life

If it is a recently bought HP battery and is within 1 year period, normally HP would replace it free of cost.You've to go for replacement, no other solution I suppose.You might be able to do battery test from HP support assistant software.

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I now own 3 batteries for my Thinkpad, and with the installation of Thinkvantage Power Manager (interesting enough, this program is only listed for T43 on Lenovos download-page, but it works fine anyhow on T40/41 !) some interesting statistics of the batteries can be obtained:6-cell SANYO:Full charge capacity 17,8 WhDesign capacity 47,5 WhCycle count 205Mfg. date 2005-03-26First used 2005-039-cell SONY #1Full charge capacity 69,6 WhDesign capacity 71,3 WhCycle count 605Mfg. date 2003-11-07First used 2005-039-cell SONY #2Full charge capacity 77,8 WhDesign capacity 77,8 WhCycle count 91Mfg. date 2006-05-15First used 2007-03The 6-cell battery (original with the T41) is in the worst condition, and since I got a Docking station together with it, I asume that it has been killed by sitting fully charged over long periods with charger attached.The first 9-cell battery have been used by me in the T40 since march 2005, I think it has survived very well considering the relatively high number of cycles (which I take is calculated by total charge divided by design or full charge capacity?). And unaffected by the fact that the new battery was stored nearly two years before used. With this battery, I have been very careful only to charge when needed, and almost always I use the laptop in battery mode in my armchair or in the garden The last 9-cell, which I got with the T41 recently, has a slightly higher design capacity, and the meter on that just now as I type is showing 5:25 hrs of time l... Read more

Answer:Battery life

The battery cells vary manufacturer to manufacturer, even batch to batch... QA/QC would ensure that the difference should not be more than 5% or such, depending on the manufacturers. 

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Just got a new Envy 4520 laptop. The battery isl asting about 5 hrs on ordinary use, not streaming or heavy file downloading. I would have expected more like 8 hrs! 

Answer:Battery life

Envy 4520 is a printer

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Is the battery life with the 1.6 better than the 1.4?I've heard the 1.4 is superior to the 1.2 with longer battery life (as well as performance)   thanks

Answer:1.4 v 1.6 battery life

you mean 1.4 and 1.6 ghz Pentium M??? It depends on whether the processor is bania or dothan... most of the thinkpad that was shipped with 1.4 ghz was bania which is produced on a 130 nm fabrication process with 1 mb of cache. And if the 1.6 ghz Pentium M is a dothan processor, then it is produced using strained silicon technology, in addition to the 90 nm and 2 mb of L2 cache, makes the Dothan processor at the same clock speed more energy efficient and cycle efficient than an equivalent Bania processor on the same Front Side Bus speed.   

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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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Lap top battery life. What is the best way to take care of a laptop battery. I have been told (a) let it run right down, (b) Not to let it run right down, and something to do with taking the battery out. Will it be alright to leave it in indefinitely, as I will be using it lots at home off the mains?

Answer:Battery life

I've had mine about 14 months now and I leave the battery in the laptop all the time. The laptop runs from the mains all the time, I rarely use it (mobile) on the battery for normal use. Obviously therefore the battery is always charged to 100%, so about once a month I run the laptop on battery just to discharge it, then plug it in again and run the laptop on the mains to recharge. This seems to work okay, it appears that I haven't lost any of the original time that the laptop will operate via battery, about 2 hours in the case of my Dell Inspiron 1545.

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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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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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How could I encrease battery life. Schould I always fully charge, unplug, fully discharge and then again fully charge? Or somewhere I read i scould charge until 80%...Which is better and how to make it happen?

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Hello Team!On the product details, it was stated that the average battery life is 7.5 hours but less than one month, my laptop battery bearly last 1 hour. What could be the problem?Thanks for the urgent reply.

Answer:Battery Life

Hi Eige, The battery life menitoned on the product is based on the ideal factory conditions.  Are you talking about the battery or the computer which is one month old. Well .. let us do the battery test to find , if anything wrong with the battery itself.  Turn the computer off.  And , as you push the power button on , start tapping F2 (Tap, Tap, Tap) and you should see the diagnostic page on the screen.  After choosing the language, you will see few options, and in that , choose  component test/batter/quick test.Based on the result , we can decide whether it is the issue with it or not. If we unplug and replug the laptop, and recharge the battery , that affects the life of the battery..  Anyways please let me know the result of the battery test ..  Thank you for choosing HP , Regards, Ashok





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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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Hello all, Just got a new XPS L521X with 8 pre installed but the battery life isn't that great. I am getting mixed responses about if this is the normal battery life (about 25% an hour). I put "powercfg /energy" in CMD and I got this back:


Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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Hello all, Just got a new XPS L521X with 8 pre installed but the battery life isn't that great. I am getting mixed responses about if this is the normal battery life (about 25% an hour). I put "powercfg /energy" in CMD and I got this back:


Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_0CF3&PID_E003
Port Path 1,5




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not prevent the system from sleeping.
Device Name USB Root Hub
Host Controller ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E26
Host Controller Location PCI bus 0, device 29, function 0
Device ID USB\VID_8086&PID_1E26
Port Path




Code:
USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend


This device did not enter the USB Selective Suspend state. Processor power management may be prevented when this USB device is not in the Selective Suspend state. Note that this issue will not pre... Read more

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Question: battery life

whats the average battery life for a pentium 4 laptop and a pentium m laptop?

Answer:battery life

My Dad has a Pentium M in his Dell laptop and it lasts about 3 hours usually.

It depends what else you have in there though. If it's a very fast processor then it won't last as long, and a powerful graphics card will drain power too.

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