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Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

Question: Relatively poor battery life on Lenovo Ideapad 320s and possible 30Wh -> 60Wh battery upgrade

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, I want to ask before buying this notebook, will I get more battery life using linux with completly disabled nvidia graphics bluetooth and camera? I found on internet that windows is better due to better compatibility but is that true on this notebook?

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Hi everyone. I recently purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14 for school and general purposes. In general I really like it, but I have noticed that the battery life is not like the 9h (or was it 6h?) that were advertised. I am getting around 2,5-3,5h of battery life, while I'm doing some light tasks like surfing the web. I should also note that this is with power saving mode on. Have I gotten a bad battery or is this basically what I can expect with this product?  You can see the specs in this link: http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?e=3019464

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14, poor battery life?

I have the same problem. Probably lasts an hour on a full charge. Piece of crap laptop and Lenovo should recall this garbage. I wouldn't recommend any of their products.

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Can anybody give me a guestimate on battery life for this unit? This is for office work, no sound, no  multimedia, browsing the web and productivity. Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKBR(81BN004JTA) i5-8250U https://www.lazada.co.th/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikbr81bn004jta-i5-8250u-16ghz8gb1tbnvidia-920mx-2gb14...  

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Hi AllI have one of these laptops and i have 2 questions. 1) What battery life should i expect from it during basis tasks like just surfing the www?2) Can this battery be replaced by me when it no longer holds decent charge? If so, is there any instruction how to do this and where can i buy a battery from? I can't find any info on the net, perhaps as this is quite a new model (?) Many thanks 

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I got a Lenovo 320S a few days ago and started it up plugged in. Unfortunately at 100% it says it only has like 2 hours and 15 minutes remaining. It goes through the first 20% pretty quickly but then it slows down and goes up to 4 hours or so. I just left it there for a few minutes or so at 33% and it went down to 5%. Is the battery still stuck in Ship Mode? It's supposed to last for 7 hours. I don't think I can remove the battery and I have already tried an apparent solution where you press the power button for 90 seconds with the PC turned off and then you plug it in again. That does not solve the problem. I'll need to be carrying this PC around so it's pretty urgent.

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Hi I recently bought an Ideapad Y700-14isk. The model is 80NU000WUS. I am having issues with the battery. Since the first day the battery life has been very poor. While using windows 10 power saving settings, and also graphics options set to power save, I am only able to get 1.5-2 hours when running minimal programs and no games. I just use chrome to study but the battery life is incredibly poor. Has anyone else been having issues with the 14" version? I was wondering if the battery is upgradeable to a higher capacity, and where I could possibly buy one from. I understand its a gaming laptop but 2 hours on a full charge while studying power point slides in the chrome browser is just too poor for me. Please let me know if any of you have this issue, and if there is a way to buy a higher capacity battery. Any input helps. Thanks in advance.  I spoke to tech support twice and both times they seemed very clueless. Not helpful at all. 

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Using the power saver mode with my Yoga 700, I only have about 4 hours of battery life. Lenovo claims it has up to 7 hours. This is only 57% of the battery life that lenovo advertises. I don't understand how lenovo can advertise this, what additional settings should I be using to get this proclaimed 7 hours of battery life? Very unhappy.

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My son has a two year T500 that's been working well (running Windows 7 Professional). Over the summer, I ran System Update and updated a bunch of drivers, including the Power Manager. He's now back at school and says he is only getting an hour and a half of battery life, which is much less than he used to get. Is it possible that the new Power Manager did something to reduce the battery life? I guess it's possible that two years of use has taken its toll but it would be a major coincidence.

Answer:T500 battery life poor since installing Lenovo updates

well what is the full model number of the T500? xxxx-xxx?Also under the information tab in Thinkvantage power manager? what is the full charge capacity and what is the design charge capacity for the battery?If he uses the battery everyday, then after 2 years this behaviour would be considered normal.

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

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 110 battery life

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

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

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

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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I recently bought an IdeaPad N20P, mostly because I wanted a small notebook with a long battery life. Unfortunately, the battery charge only lasts for 2 hours max. I don't see any settings associated with battery life or power savings plans. Can anyone give me any tips on getting more battery life?

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On the Lenovo IdeaPad 310 - What is the name of the application which prelongs the battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad 310  

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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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Helloi have lenovo ideapad y510p, installed Energy manegment 8.0.2.14after i select Maximum battery life it charging only to 60% , i saw the same option in another model and charge to 80%so how can make customize to change it to charge to 80% instead of 60% ?

Answer:Lenovo Energy Managment ideapad y510p with Maximum battery life gives only 60% instead of 80%

man you ain't gonna be able to change whats writtin in the code of Lenovo Software to charge your battery.. mine charges to 60% also.. its correct.. your friend probably has a different version of energy manager..

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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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Hey Team, I just had a question if we can upgrade th processor and ram from i3 7th gen and 4 GB to i5 7th gen and 8 GB. Also what would be the cost for it if i go through verirver Lenovo Service centers. Regards,Harpreet Singh

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Question: Poor battery life

This is the second time I upgraded my laptop to Vista from XP, and this time the battery life sucks.
First time, battery lasted about 1-2 hours.
With XP, it's 2-2.5 hours.
Now, it's 30-45 minutes.
How can I improve this life? Or does it improve with time as ReadyBoost and SuperFetch or something settles in?
 

Answer:Poor battery life

I would first just go through the Power Option settings

Right-Click, the battery icon, and select power options, then select change plan settings for whatever plan, and then select change advanced power settings.

See if you can find something

Ive got a desktop replacement laptop, and i get about 2hrs

my spec:

Dell 9300
2ghz Pentium M
2gb Ram
17" widescreen
256mb geforce go 6800
 

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I just received my Omen 17" laptop last week!  Really excited.  But, really not liking the poor battery performance, and to exacerbate matters, it's internal.  So, I can't even just swap the battery out for a quick replacement.  My current battery life is approximately 3 hours if fully-charged to 100%.  Help!

Answer:Why The Poor Battery Life?

Hi, With a gamings laptop and 17" screen, around 3hrs life for a battery is a bonus. Many normal 17" laptops won't even go that frar. Regards.

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Question: poor battery life

Bought Lenovo G50 two weeks ago the battery performance is awful I have tried everything and still only get just over an hour before I have to charge it again has anyone any ideas coz I am stumped













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Answer:poor battery life

Hi loz56,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
One thing I did before was to  download a battery monitor
like this one 
Watch out for the discharge rate and take note of it.
 
I then Perform a clean boot, disabling bloatwares that might be running in the background.
Check the discharge rate again and itwas lessen giving more battery life.
 
Also it is best to set the Power settings to Power saver, less brightness.
setting the maximum processor state to 99% on battery and plugged in  will help as well.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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Question: poor battery life

i bought my s10 about a month ago, and the 6 cells battery recharged less than 20 times, never overcharge, using medium screen brightness, no wireless connection, i tested it when i just bought it and it last 5hrs 30mins for movie, but now it only last 4 hours with same setting. so is it normal?Message Edited by eko on 06-09-2009 07:31 PMMessage Edited by eko on 06-09-2009 07:32 PM

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Can I upgrade my lenovo Flex 14 with a more powerfull battery?   





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Am losing Battery Life after installing Windows 10 TP. It doesn't even last 1hr.Why is this so? And the Store hasn't been opening since yesterday. It constantly says "The server has stumbled". Anyone facing similar problems??

Answer:Why is my battery life so poor on Windows 10?

What device are you using?

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Hello I've had this machine for almost one month now, and I've realized recently that the battery life on my unit is bad, comparing to reviews and charts found on the internet (including users on this site). I've never gotten more than 2.5 hours even on the lowest brightness setting on powersave mode casually browsing on chrome.When I'm on YouTube watching HD vids the most I get is less than two hours.I've ran a battery guage reset a few times now, and it says it's normal. There's about 1% battery wear which leaves me with 54mWh, according to various softwares.I even tried changing the resolution to 1080p as an experiment, and it made no difference whatsoever. Oh, and I also tried disabling Nvidia graphics from the bios, that made no difference either. What should I do? Please help. Edit: It's the i7-4710HQ Model with the 1TB SSHD, if that helps.

Answer:Y50-70 UHD non-touch poor battery life

Check CPU usage. High use will definitely cause poor battery life.





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hey ya'll -- I've been writing a review on the U330 for a couple days now, and keep getting horrible battery life (horrible in the sense that the rated battery life on lenovo's product page is 3-5 hours, and I keep getting 1.5-3 hours -- others in different forums are getting the same results). Are these batteries bad?  Perhaps the rated batter life is incorrect? I have been testing with BatteryEaterPro (which I realize will result in shorter battery times than the lowest rated time), but I've also just done normal usage (power saver mode, intel graphics, 3/10 brightness) and can only get about 3 hours. (feel free to read more of the review at http://www.jrin.net/2008_09_26/lenovo-ideapad-u330-initial-hands-on-review ) anyone else have this issue?





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Answer:poor battery life on U330

Same battery issues for me... I did a clean VISTA install - and stil not even close to 5 hours... I will call lenovo later on to see what they think about this.

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I have the same problem with my 15-ba079dx. After a bad customer service I experienced and the weird set up that disallows native admin to make changes to the OS on a desktop, I vowed to never buy an HP again. However, I was lured by a fantastic price on this touchscreen w powerhouse specs for the price after I accidentally killed my beloved Toshiba. Since jump, the battery longevity has been AWFUL. I cannot even watch a full movie; I'm getting 90 min or even less. It made the laptop useless for school, since most classrooms don't have plugs at desks and I wound up carrying a brick all day before even the 1st class finished.

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I've only had my laptop for a little over a year and a full battery only lasts about 1 hour.  I frequently check my battery condition in Power Manager and it says that my battery is in good condition.  I really started to notice a difference in battery life after I upgraded to Windows 7.  Is there anything I can do to improve my battery life? Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:W500 - Poor Battery Life

are you using the battery in performance mode?This is probably due to the two graphics card been activated, and the Win 7 OS does use more battery power than Vista and Win XP.

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Hi, I've had my HP Envy 15 for abou 1.5 years now, but the battery has never lasted more than 1.5 hours without a charge. This seems awful short for a product that advertises online as 8-9 hours.  I've bought a replacement battery (no change), people always post online that it's related to the brightness settings (mine is set at just about 1/3 bright... ie not bright at all), and I've read about redoing the battery control method in Device Manager.  None of these have had any effect.   There has to be something that can be done to get a laptop to last longer than this.  90 minute battery life doesn't even make it much of a laptop anymore and keeps me constantly locked to a desk.  Any thoughts?  Or any possible batteries that actually work better than this one?

Answer:poor battery life hp envy 15

 Hi @russ27, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community! I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP ENVY 15 Notebook and concerns with your battery longevity. I am seeing that if you change the power plan options to balanced option in the Notebook will help. Here is a link that will help. Go into your power options. Select Balanced and click Change plan settings. Click Change advanced power settings. Then save setting changes. Sometimes just changing it and selecting the apply and changing it back fixes this.Here is some help with those questions on Batteries.  Here is some help on a few things that need checking on the Notebook. Please let me know how this goes. You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!  Thanks. 

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Hi I have a very poor battery life on my HP Spectre 13 G1 (X2F00EA#UUW) notebook. It can very, but usually it is less then 2 hours. I have red somewhere else in the community that it is supposed to be a firmware or something which can help. I have run the diagnostics recommended on this page, but it did not help.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01297640  Please help me! I just realized that I have lost 8% of my battery life, just doing the registration for the community and writing this post  

Answer:HP SPectre 13 Very poor battery life

NickeDigital wrote:Hi I have a very poor battery life on my HP Spectre 13 G1 (X2F00EA#UUW) notebook. It can very, but usually it is less then 2 hours. I have red somewhere else in the community that it is supposed to be a firmware or something which can help. I have run the diagnostics recommended on this page, but it did not help.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01297640  Please help me! I just realized that I have lost 8% of my battery life, just doing the registration for the community and writing this post  Hi, Kindly check the suggestion from @Riddle_Decipher https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows/Spectre-x2-battery-life/td-p/5936663 Regards





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It seems that this laptop just doesn't have a very good battery or something is wrong? I've never been able to keep the laptop on for over 45 minutes of use, no matter what I try it seems. And keep in mind I've only had it a few months. Fully charged and simply doing basic web browsing seems to even drain the battery within 45 minutes or so. At first it seems to be fine, and estimates 2.5 hours or so, and slowly goes down, then around 40% it seems to just die and dip to 5% within minutes. Strange thing is it still "estimates 1.25 hours left" with 5%, but the laptop will shut itself down within 1 minute and will not boot again until I plug in AC power? What gives? I've updated to the latest bios last week, video drivers, and the lenovo power management software also.

Answer:g460 Very poor battery life?

Here is a method to recalibrate battery I posted: Post Or set power management to never sleep, never shut down, etc. I just find it easier to let it run down in the bios setup.

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I understand this laptop is a powerhouse and draws a lot of power however the battery life is just poor I have it on Super Energy Saver and I can barely get 1.5hrs just sitting idle doing absolutely nothing...thats REALLY bad especially when its advertised upto 4.5 hours...is this normal? 

Answer:Y550P Poor Battery Life

disable the device that you're not going to use ( sound, lan, wireless & bluetooth or etc... )

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Suddenly my acer battery life is diminished . Since four months of purchase it was giving me 4 hours with normal use. But now it is 2 hours in same conditions. I installed chrome recently. But after seeing draining of battery I stopped using it. But no change is seen . please help.

Answer:Poor battery life aspire E5 575

Hi,You could try a battery calibration and see whether it helps.https://www.howtogeek.com/172271/how-to-calibrate-your-laptops-battery-for-accurate-battery-life-est...

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I'm getting less than 4 hours of battery life on my Thinkpad 13, purchased in Nov. '16. (It may even be less thanthat: yesterday I noted a reading that said it was 93% charged, and had 2:50 remaining.) Is there some sort of system check I can run to figure out what the problem is?  

Answer:very poor battery life on Thinkpad 13

Here's a little more information. I just charged it fully, and checked the battery indicator: Once it dropped to 99%, it said that meant "5 hours, 11 minutes" of life -- which seems too short. About 5 minutes later, it said 98%, "four hours." One other detail: not sure if this is relevant: The charger gets very hot to the touch when the computer is charging.  

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Hey there! So I just picked up my Yoga 3 14 after reading a number of reviews. From what I read people seem to to be clocking up around 7 hours. Since owing the machine I have updated the OS to Windows 10 and installed a few bits and bobs. As I sit here with the screen brightness at 50% Windows tells me that I have 2 hours remaining. Naturally this estimate varies quite a bit but I generally seem to be getting around 3 hours of light use. Running the windows battery health check shows that the battery looks OK so I'm not sure why I seem to be getting less battery life than the revewers, unless Windows 10 is a massive battery hog. Also, I tend to keep the brightness around 50% and the power plan on balanced. Any more Yoga 3 14 owners out there? How does your battery fair?

Answer:Yoga 3 14 i7 poor battery life

Same problem, downgraded it back to 8.1 and same problem. Looks like about 3 hours of battery on this thing, must be a dud. 

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Hi all,

Am wondering if anyone would be able to help me with this. I've recently purchased a NB520. Its been less than a month but I am already having problems with my battery. The batt life when it's not plugged in is really weak (1-2 hours at most), and I get a message prompting me to replace my battery. Find this really odd for a machine that's new. Any ideas guys?


Cheers, new NB user.

Answer:New NB520 - poor battery life

Yes, 2 hours is a really bad result.
I think you should contact with Toshiba service - maybe they'll exchange the battery?

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Have a w520 with 2720QM, 9 cell battery, 8 gig ram and FHD display. I am getting around 3 maybe 4 hours of battery life with the monitor turned all the way down and Power Manager set to Maximum Battery Life... Anyone have any ideas of why I am not getting hte expected 10+ hours? I am getting this same amount of time when WiFi is disabled and I am just watching movies on VLC. I run a SSD (crucial c300) in the ultrabay and the stock 500gig in the hdd bay. But when doing my "movie battery test" i moved the movie to the ssd so I was not using a spinning HDD and got around the same amount of battery life.

Answer:Poor Battery Life w520

Have a w520 with 2720QM, 9 cell battery, 8 gig ram and FHD display. I am getting around 3 maybe 4 hours of battery life with the monitor turned all the way down and Power Manager set to Maximum Battery Life... Anyone have any ideas of why I am not getting hte expected 10+ hours?Just a thought.... If you are watching movies or are using an external monitor you likely have the NVidia discrete graphics (and associated cooling) running, which will have at least some effect on battery life. I have your same configuration, but have my battery settings at pretty high performance since I am usually on battery only when I am in meetings.  At full charge, the battery icon tells me I have about 5.5 hours remaining.  Never actually ran it that long to know if it's accurate.  Does your actual run time match your battery gauge? Also use Power Manager to verify that your Full Charge Capacity is somewhere close to your Design Capacity.   Assuming the 520 is new, they should be close, or else you got a dud battery.





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I'm having an issue with my HP Envy E1P05AV.  Battery life is 2 hours max.  This is the original HP battery and my charger is working fine.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z400 that was bought in 1st-2nd week of May, 2013. I have a problem that started on May 21, 2013, my laptop battery suddenly drops from 25% to 6%. I've read some posts that it requires firmware update to work normally.. This is the site
 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035310

 
Is there any steps needed while performing this Upgrade? Is it safe? Will it fix my problem?  By the way, I'm here in Philippines and the Ideapad Z400 was bought by my uncle somewhere in Saudi Arabia, and he delivered it to me when he got back here. I started using the laptop on May 8, 2013. Thanks..
 

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Just recently installed Windows 10. Did a batery calibration in the Bios. Followed the prompts. When it said to unplug the power cord I did. That shut down the computer. Computer no longer starts from battery. when running on plug in it shows the battery charging at 98%. The battery was working fine before the calibration. Looked around and didn't se any fixes.Can u help? Thanks Glenn

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Hello wonderful Lenovo user's and guru's! I have recieved a Lenovo Ideapad y550 from a pawn shop. I grabbed it because I knew this was a pretty good computer. I thought I could fix any problems it has and it would be just fine. =] So this laptop shuts down instantly if I unplug the power cord. Just dies, no time to do any saving or lights to blink. Just instant shutdown. Also when I try to power it on when its unplugged from the AC, it does nothing. Also shuts off in the middle of playing guild wars 2. No other games shut off on me. When I realized I had this problem, I ordered a new battery for my model of laptop. The new battery is doing the exact same thing as the other battery that was in it. It seems the computer has a fresh install of windows except with a .old folder in the C drive. So I am guessing someone did some sort of reformat or recover? the recovery was done through the Pawn Shop. It seems that it has windows 7 64 bit.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad y550: shuts down when unplugged, wont start on battery. new battery did nothing.

Here is some useful information from my System Information file: -System Information-OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 UltimateVersion 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name *********System Manufacturer LENOVOSystem Model 4186System Type x64-based PCProcessor Intel® Core?2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 15CN35WW(V2.08), 3/15/2010SMBIOS Version 2.5Windows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\Windows\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer Version = ?6.1.7601.17514?User Name ********\Pawn OneTime Zone Mountain Standard TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory 3.99 GBAvailable Physical Memory 2.82 GBTotal Virtual Memory 7.99 GBAvailable Virtual Memory 6.74 GBPage File Space 3.99 GBPage File C:\pagefile.sys -Display Information-Name NVIDIA GeForce GT 240MPNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A34&SUBSYS_38FF17AA&REV_A2\4&68F560D&0&0008Adapter Type GeForce GT 240M, NVIDIA compatibleAdapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GT 240MAdapter RAM 1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2umDriver Version 8.17.12.5896INF File oem2.inf (Section046 section)Color Planes Not AvailableColor Table Entries 4294967296Resolution 1366 × 768 × 60 hertzBits/Pixel 32Memory Address 0xF4000000-0xF4... Read more

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Hello all today ive just got my new IdeaPad 520 I5 8250U + MX150 + 8GB DDR4 + 1 TB HDD And ive put it windows 10 and started exploring it.The game i have tested till now is Mafia 2 and i  have reached 58 degrees GPU and 69-70 CPU I also used XTU and lowered the voltage with 0.085mv on 0.100mV it crashesh so i left it 0.85mV .But i noticed while i play the fan is barely getting the heat out and wanted to ask how can i increase the fan speed and eventually can i undervolt the mx150    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Energy-Management-Where-is-my-Du... WIll this work for me to increase fan speed ? 

Answer:Improving Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15IKB Battery /drastic battery drain

I am having also one other issue i just chared it to 99% and played 7-8 minutes Mafia 2 at Full HD and low settings and the battery was set to maximum baterry life but it drained to 75% for this 7-8 minutes ? is this normal ? 

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 7741z-4433 laptop that I got from walmart. When I first got it, the battery only lasted 1 hour max, and walmart wanted nothing to do with the thing. I have had this thing for 2 years, and now the battery only lasts 15 minutes. What is wrong? Also, I checked ebay and amazon, and nothing comes up for a replacement battery. Acer's website does not even list the laptop as a model. Where can I get a new battery? Also, the laptop fried the OEM charger, so I am using an igo green charger, and that is starting to die.
 

Answer:Acer laptop poor battery life.

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I just purchased a Y510p with dual 750m graphics cards.  It runs great on power, but battery  life is terrible.  I was watching a standard definition movie and it died after 50 minutes. When I got the laptop, I immediately swapped out the harddrive for a SSD.  Reinstalled just about everything from the lenovo drivers website. Any advice?













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Answer:New Y510P with poor battery life (less than 1 hour)

Nvidia SLI does not support optimus so you're always running the Nvidia card whether plugged in or using the battery. Sad to say there's no way for Nvidia SLI and Nvidia Optimus to coexist. Nvidia GPUs are optimized for raw performance rather than efficiency so it's completely reasonable to have 1 hour battery life. If you want to get 4 hours of battery life, you have to remove the ultrabay Nvidia GPU. Then remove the Nvidia drivers. Download Intel HD drivers from Intel download center and install it. Then install the Nvidia drivers after you installed the Intel HD drivers. By then, Nvidia Optimus will work and the Intel HD graphics will be used when running on the battery.You can still play 3D games with Nvidia Optimus since the 750M will be activated when the game requires directx. Note that if you decided to put the 2nd 750M back again while you have the Optimus setup, the Intel GPU will be automatically disabled and you'll be running Nvidia SLI again. Also note that disabling SLI in Nvidia Control panel will not enable Nvidia Optimus. You have to physically remove the 2nd GPU for Optimus to work. Sadly, when it comes to performance, you have to sacrifice efficiency just like automobiles. Hope this helps.





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Hi everyone,I've recently purchased a new SL500.It is a 6cell battery and I cannot get any more than 2.5-3.25hrs of use.First time usage, I  let the battery discharge till the laptop began to auto shutdown.I upgraded to the new Power Manager and I have Maximum Battery Life as my power plan when using Battery.Battery condition is good.The battery have only gone through 4 cycles so far. I've read on NBR that a user resetted his battery through Power Manager, yet there is no option for mine.The wattage is quite high with 15-25W fluctuating. I am running Vista32 Home Basic, stock Lenovo factory drivers/settings. Most users reported to get at minimum 4-6hrs. Is my battery defective? Any way to test what is causing such a high wattage?

Answer:SL500 new battery - poor life/usage

2.5 - 3.25 hours of "real world" use on a 6-cell battery is excellent for a 15" notebook, 4-6 hours is marketing talk for the best possible scenario that they could come up with.

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I bought Lenovo Flex 2-14 two weeks ago. My laptop has all the latest specs but I have the following issues with it:The battery life is said to be around 6 hours on the website. However, my laptop only runs for 2 to 3 hours and my maxmium use is watching movies and browsing. I have set the brightness at 80% as below it the display is quite dark. My laptop is new right now and don't want the battery life to worsen after a few months. I hate such a low battery life and don't like to plug my laptop every 2-3 hours. Is there an issue with my battery or can I improve my battery life?I also dislike the reflection on the LED. It is quite irretating and you can always see your reflection on a dark background. Is there any way to counter this?

Answer:Flex 2-14: Poor Battery Life. How can I improve it?

My brand new Flex 2 14 battery barely lasts an hour... on power save. This computer is useless without a decent battery and Lenovo refuses to stand behind it's product. Google it.... this is a design problem and Lenovo put out false specs for battery power.

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Hi, I have a Xiaomi MI4 running Windows 10 Mobile ( 10586.164 build ). But I noticed that my phone has a poor battery life. Battery percent decreases by 1% every 15 min if I keep the screen on . Is it a problem on my phone or is it common . Please tell me because I am really nervous because my phone has a non removable battery . Any help would be really appreciated . Thanks in advance .

Answer:Windows 10 Mobile Poor Battery Life

are you sure that its 1% per 15 min? thats equivalent to 25 hours of screen-on time. not even my phone with 4000 mah batery can pull that one.lol. if you meant 10% then that is equal to 2.5 hrs of SoT which is really poor.

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Ever since I upgraded my SP3 to W10 (Clean install), my battery life has probably been cut in half, the fans are always running high, and I'm constantly running low on memory because the system is hogging more than 95% of it. And all I have running is OneDrive and Edge. Sometimes I leave the computer sleeping for a little more than a day and when I try to turn it back on the battery is drained. I have heard that turning off Windows Tips in the settings solves the problem, but it did not work for me.
Also on Edge, every time I search for something in the address bar it gives me an error. So I have to try 2 or 3 times before it finally gives me the results in bing.
Anyone else having these problems?

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Hi, Lenovo U310 - i5 - Windows 8 A week ago I upgraded from W7 to W8.In its W7 period batterylife was quite according to expectations - 5 hours with connected external drive, USB printer/scanner, second 22" screen - but since I switched to W8 batterylife barely reached 3 hours. Can anybody explain this and can I expect another firmware update where these W8 issues will be solved? Thanks in advance Grtz,Jim

Answer:U310: Very poor battery life under Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Before upgrading to windows 8 it is recommended to update the bios
 
 Please update the bios to fix the issue
BIOS Update
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi! A few months ago I bought a Dell E7450. One of the main reasons for choosing this laptop was the battery. According to reviews it should do over 8 hrs of web surfing. 
That apparently was far from the truth. The laptop at best does 3-4 hours of moderate use. Probably because of the nvidia 840m GPU. I thought I would be able to manually disable the GPU in BIOS, but there is no option for that.
Is there any way to increase battery life? Would dell support be able to help me in any way?

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I've got a brand new Elite x2 1011. Battery drains at 3.5% per hour in Sleep mode and .5% when completely off. HP support says batterys are fine, I see the same result with both Powered and Travel Keyboard and with WiFi off, there doesn't seem to be an connection to programs running. There also isn't an option for a Hibernate mode. Unit has been wiped and reloaded twice, once with HP standard reload and one with out. Unit has a ton of other little "ticks" and issues but this one is the most enoying. I have an old ProBook that last tons longer in hibernate mode.Not sure if this is considered normal operation. Any thoughts or things to try would be most appricated. Thanks!

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Hi All, Another question. I have a T510i with the 6 cell battery. I hardly use the battery and usually have it out of the notebook in my case. I make sure it does not fully discharge while in my bag. I only get just under 2 hours...1 hour 50 ish life out of the battery.Is this about right? Brian

Answer:T510i Poor battery life or normal??

hey zz000mm,we would like you to try some of the tips and tricks that is mentioned in the following link >>http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-can-I-increase-battery-life/ta-p/244800Usually a 6 cell should last about 3 hours or so. But this also depends on how intensive the laptop is being used.





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Hi, I have a Z580 ideapad (i3), since I upgraded my computer with windows 8 pro, the battery life is about 2 hours only:  Power saver mode + brightness 50% + Nvidia card is off (instead of + than 4h  with Win 7). And since that time, the fan is always on and the fan control button is not working.All the driver are up to date, i have the last "lenovo battery manager" installed. Do you know if a fix or a bios update is available for this computer?  Thanks in advance! JC

Answer:Z580 with windows 8: very poor battery life

Hi sika95Actually the lenovo battery manager of windows 8 is bugged and doesn't allow some features to work. This is being discussed herehttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8...The temporary fix is to use the windows 7 lenovo power manager. You can download it from the driver page.Regards





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I just get the new HP Spectre X360 recently (earlier this month) and I've been loving it so far except for the battery life. I have been barely getting 5.5~6 hours (which is not even close to the advertised 14 hour battery life) with the battery saver settings while being connected to a stable wifi network and just listening to music and browsing on the web. Is there any way to resolve this issue? I also checked the battery through the HP Assistant program and it seems fine. 

Answer:Poor battery life on HP Spectre X360

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I recently bought a T420i laptop a few months ago configured with the i5 processor.  Out of the box it got about 3-4 hours of battery life with no CPU intensive programs running - just normal Internet browsing, music, word processing, etc.   I usually have the display set to 10-13/15.  This was more or less the same amount of battery life I got with my old Macbook, so I didn't think much of it at the time.  But now I'm hearing that it's normal for people to get up to 8, 10 hours of battery life and I was just wondering if I cheaped out too much on my battery or if something's wrong with my computer.  I have the 55+ battery; I'm pretty sure it was the cheapest configuration available.  How can I get these amazing battery life stats?  I'd be willing to buy a new battery, but would prefer to not have anything stick out the back of the computer.   Thanks!

Answer:Poor T420 battery life: 3-4 hours

IIRC, the 55+ is a 6-cell. You should aim for 6 hours on that. The 9-cell sticks out the back and will offer 8-10 hours. There's a 9-cell slice that sticks out the bottom too, that will add 8-10 on top of the 6-cell.As for why you're chewing through the charge so quickly, I'm going to guess that at least one of the following is true:a) You use Chromeb) You use iTunesWhat is your power profile in Power Manager? Go to the Advanced mode and list the CPU setting. I don't suppose you have a discrete graphics card?

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hi Guys,I have a Lenovo ideapad Z510 (built-in battery) using windows 10 and Lenovo vantage is installed. How can i perfom a gauge battery reset please?The problem i'm facing now is that the battery percentage isn't accurate, it stucks at a percentage for example 99% , so the system doesn't recognise that the battery drains and suddenly it dies !! without any alerts or keeping my work as well !!i tried the firmware update tool but it keep saying that no updates for attached battery. And i searched alot about how to perform a gauge reset but nothing available for this version of lenovo vantage. I also tried charging in BIOS mode for 10 mins and discharging for another 10 and repeating this process 3 times but nothing changed.So please any help!

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Hello people , as is it mentioned in the title the battery capacity of my ideapad which i bought it s been now 6-7months dropped from 60Wh when it was brand new to 52.6Wh for the moment also the autonomy from 4h20m to 3h40m/3h30mand my question is :is this normal ? I mean yeah it s a normal loss , but i didn t used the battery that much , most of the time it s on conservation mode for the games or video/audio editing,maybe it s the temperature ;sometimes it reaches 41°C but i don t know if it s harmful for the lifespan (if yes , what is the maximum temperature for a Li-ion battery?);and the number of cycles is 68. Thank you in advance

Answer:Battery capacity droped from 60Wh to 52.6Wh

Run it down and take out of conservation mode and when its back to 100% see what the capacity is. Run times are not great even with minimal use of email and some browsing as I was using mine yesterday on battery after charging fully from Conservation mode. I had work done in the house and had to move to a different area so I just ran on battery. OEM runtimes are quite optimist with saving modes all on and performance mode off etc I am sure. A few watts lower is no big deal but if its way down before your warranty gets around 10 months I would contact Lenovo for a replacement battery.





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acer new laptop 3690 and poor battery life i only get 50 mins bought it in november followed advice on battery care,but only 50 mins dire or what,thanks for looking,ps the 50 mins is with battery saving options on too.ie cpu on 75%.brightness 50%

Answer:acer new laptop 3690 and poor battery life

my advice as its less then a year old, take it back,(the battery may be faulty) whatever we suggest you try may invalidate any warranty agreement..

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When I had my native windows 7 setup..My battery life was amazing. 7 hrs easily.  With 9 cell battery. But ever since I upgraded to windows 10...my battery life has dwindled to 3hrs. And the cpu is always running hot. I guess lenovo optimized the t430 for windows 7/8.  Which makes sense.  Anybody else experiencing the same thing on their machine??  On a side note...the t430 is my favorite thinkpad of all time.  It has excellent battery life,lots of ports, msata capability, backlit keys, the last thinkpad with 4 tactile mouse buttons for trackpad and pointing stick. Only thing I iwsh it had was 1080p resolution for the 14inch model. But 1600x900 is lovely. Every thinkpad that came out after seems to have cut corners to be more like an ultra book. sigh..  

Answer:My t430 system has poor battery life on windows 10

Having the same problem related to batterylife.

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Hi everyone,I am a new lenovo user. Just got my T400 2 weeks ago. I have a 9 cell battery and at best get 5-6 hours max ! When buying it I was impressed by the reviews saying it lasts up to 9-11 hours. Where are my other 5 hours of battery life? When the laptop arrived I just plugged it in and used it generally, the manual doesn't say anything about charging for 8 hours using for the first time and many forums say it is not necessary. Since then I have been using the laptop plugged in most of the time.  What went wrong? Power manager says my usage is most of the time above 20 w, some posts say it is high. please advise. Should I contact lenovo support ?

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Is anybody having this trouble ? After the Windows 8.1 update i'm only having 4 to 4:30 hours of battery life with the screen bright setting on 50 % , WiFi on , and the Power Saver on. 

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Hi guys, I bought a X201T tablet a bit more than a year ago, but since a BIOS update (Which happened quite a while ago), I haven't been able to hibernate or put my tablet to sleep anymore. When I close the lid, the laptop screen goes black but it keeps running, so once I open it, it immediately turns back on. If I try to manually put it into sleep (Start, Sleep/hibernate), these options are greyed out and I can't select them...Also, since then my battery life has been terrible (approx. 2hours on high performance, max. 3-4hours on low performance) even though the battery is in good condition... Additionally, the option for Intel turbo boost does not appear anymore when selection the high performance I've not had a problem with it not shutting down since the start up is quite fast with SSD and all, but it is still not very practical and would like to find a fix. The shortcut for hibernating (FN+F12) doesn't work anymore either. Not sure if this is enough information for someone to help me but I'd be happy to provide more information if needed and I'd appreciate any help or suggestions.Thanks,Thibault 













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Answer:X201T won't sleep / hibernate / poor battery life

Try an Ubuntu boot CD or USB to rule out driver issues.http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/burn-a-cd-on-windows

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I am consistantly getting less than 5 hours on my yoga 920 even though the reivews and sales marketing state 15 (or 10 for uhd). I have taken a number of steps to reduce power consumption: Shut off cortana, set to power saver plan,and low brightness setting. I have been using the system only lightly for web browsing and reading gmail. Is _anybody_ getting decent battery life from their yoga? If so please provide advice. I spoke lenovo technical support that they stated that 3-5 hours is expected - not the 10-15 advertised. I feel that I have been sold a bill of goods by their advertising and reviewers. From the chat" JOE LAW: what battery life should I expect for my yoga 920 JOE LAW: is it the 2-3 hours you first stated Shaine: 3-5 hours is the normal battery life for your unit. Shaine: And all the depends on how the computer being used.Shaine: I understand that and I would feel the same way, that's why you may consult our Sales Team to check what they can do about you concern, Joe.

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I just purchased the new Spectre x360 (i5 6200u version, model number d108) and I'm experiencing muddling battery life. I only seem to be managing around 6 hours or so of casual browsing. This is with the screen brightness down to the lowest possible, killing/removing unnecessary programs and barely anything running in the background other than Google Drive. I've seen a review which managed to get 9 hours of browsing and that was on the version running the Broadwell CPUs which are supposedly not quite as efficient as the newest ones. So what's going on here? I know manufacturers exaggerate but half the marketed time with minimal load and lowest brightness doesn't seem right?

Answer:Spectre x360 Poor battery life (Skylake version)

Hi @fanalk,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre x360 with poor battery life. Battery life will vary depending on numerous factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. Here is a link to a performance troubleshooter with Windows. Biggest thing is the Apps are not closed or stopped.Please let me know how this goes.Thanks.





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Hi, I have an X201 with i5 CPU.  I just got a brand new 4-cell battery.  Like the last one I got, it only lasts for an hour or so. I am using the "Balanced" power setting in Control Panel/Power Options.  Yet I am also noticing that the machine runs hot when not plugged in.  When I originally got this machine, the 4-cell battery was good for at least 2 hours. Is is possible that there is some problem with power management, like maybe some sensor that isn't working properly? Thanks for any suggestions!  

Answer:X201 poor battery life - power management problem?

Hey billrosenblatt,
 
Do you know what version of Power Manager your running? What OS you have? I would suggest you update to latest version. If you could post back and with any other questions I will be more then happy to help you.
 
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Hi Guys, I bought a T430 a couple of three months ago, to replace an older HP elitebook. I have really not made the transition yet because the new T430 is very much slower and the battery life worse than the elitebook, which is certainly 7 years old. The speed issue is such that operations are very slow. The machine boots up or comes out of sleep/hibernate without any real issues, but try to open a program (excel, for instance) and it takes ages. One thing I do have on the system is an excel file which I update every few days. Generally speaking, it takes 30 seconds to get the machine to the desktop, then I can go to the bathroom whilst waiting for excel to actually start after I have double clicked the file (it rarely opens in less than a minute). I did have avast AV and I guessed it might have been the problem (it has pop-ups all over the show), so I installed it but things are no different. The problem occurs all the time, a restart doesn't suddenly give me a silky fast moving machine. This has pretty much been the case since I first started the machine. The second issue is the battery. I changed the elitebook batter after about 5 years because it was strugging to do 2 hours. The replacement comfortably did (does) 4 hours, even after a couple of years. The new T430 barely manages 2 hours, I cannot go anywhere without a charger! Any suggestions on what to do? The machine was bought because it has the Lenovo onsite  support so the next step is going ... Read more

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I am consistantly getting less than 5 hours on my yoga 920 even though the reivews and sale marketing state 15 (or 10 or uhd). I have taken a number of steps to reduce power consumption. Shut off cortana, set to power saver plan,an low brightness setting. I have been using the system only lightl for web browsing and readng gmail. Is _anybody_ getting decent battery life from their yoga? If so please provide advice. I spoke lenovo technical support that they stated that 3-5 hours is expected - not the 10-15 advertised. I feel that I have been sold a bill of goods by their advertising and reviewers. From the chat" JOE LAW: what battery life should I expect for my yoga 920 JOE LAW: is it the 2-3 hours you first stated Shaine: 3-5 hours is the normal battery life for your unit. Shaine: And all the depends on how the computer being used.Shaine: I understand that and I would feel the same way, that's why you may consult our Sales Team to check what they can do about you concern, Joe.

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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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Hi, how is your battery life with IDEAPAD 700 ? My device:i5 processor17" screenChrome + Youtube (WiFi) + Max Brightness = 3 hours Your experiences?

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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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I just bought the laptop 4 days ago and found the battery drained very quickly.  My old lenovo had a battery life of about 3-4 hours and I was shocked to see this new one only last about 90 minutes.  I wonder if it has a defective battery or is this the new standard.

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Hi everyone, I bought my V570 on February 2012 and I think it is an awesome machine. However, I have some trouble with my battery. It is supposed to give around 4 hours, 30 minutes of power but this is no longer the case. When completely charged, the computer tells me that I have around 3 hours of energy. This is not true. I can use it maybe a max of 2 hours before I have to plug it in again (all of this in Energy Star power plan) . What's more, yesterday I saw that it skipped from around 45% to 20% of energy in 2 seconds... What is really weird is that whenever I check for the battery ware it says that it is 0%, and that my current capacity (40130 mWh) exceeds my total capacity (38880 mWh). What is going on with my battery? Is over two years of usage enough and should I get a replacement?  Thanks

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Hi,I recently bought Ideapad 510s - 14ISK (i7) and the battery life is just awful.It lasts about 1hr and 50 min on Balanced while browsing Internet or watching a movie. Is this normal ? I previously had a crappy 4yr old Samsung laptop and even after 4 years the battery life on it was better than on my new Lenovo. Thanks ! 


























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So I read online that the ideapad 100s can do 9 hours of web surfing! Mine can do about 3 to 4 hours. Do I have a dud? Should I return it?

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Dear all, I just got a brand new U410 and I am puzzled about the battery life. Could anyone tell me how long your battery lasts with windows 7 open, screen on but no programmes running?Thanks a million!Ruggero

Answer:battery life IdeaPad U410

Please check,http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/Wrong-battery-installed-in-U410/td-p/820689 Please try and check which battery you have installed on the machine. The battery life is close to four and a half hours when running on Intel HD Graphics with minimal browser (Firefox)  and Skype usage on my U410. 

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Dear All, My Ideapad battery is not good at all although I just bought the notebook and I'm not playing games .. the initial battery time gives 5 hours the after less than one minute of using it drops to 3 hours then after another minute it drops to 2 hours only !!! I want a solution for this problem urgently I cant use my device in a proper way.  Thank you ,

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I've just purhased the above for my son who is in hospital having chemo at present. Very disappointed with the battery that is only lasting for approx 1.5 hours. I have it set to a balanced use and so far the laptop has only been used for surfing, etc. Any suggestions before I return it?













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Answer:Ideapad Z710 battery life

Dear Swalesy007
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
If you just purshased the unit , so it's bettery to return the machine to get a new one as the battery are not performing as supposed to perform
 
Let me know
 
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Hi, I've started having problems with the battery life on my s10e. The battery won't hold a charge for me than about 10 minutes, I've had the machine under a year. I couldn't find a support / warrenty email to send a request for a new battery too so I thought I'd see if anyone here can suggest something for me. Thanks,Adam 

Answer:Ideapad s10e battery life...

Hi and welcome..support lineUnited KingdomEnglish0808-234-29239AM - 6PMMonday - FridayG Series / IdeaPad S, U Series sincerely KalvinKlein

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Hi.
I bought an Ideapad 100S-14IBR in september 2016 and its battery has been greatly reduced since last year. I could stay unplugged at least 5 hours with internet switched on or 8 hours with everything switched off and low luminosity. Now I struggle to get more than 3 hours with everything off. I tried recalibrating the battery, hasn't proved useful.
 
I haven't abused the battery, I use my computer on average less than once a day, I don't leave it plugged. On my battery report I have 22 000 mWh out of 33 000 mWH design capacity. This is really annoying since I need to bring this computer to study at school but it can barely made it. Does anyone have an explanation ? Otherwise I would like to know if the warranty (which is still active) covers a battery replacement ?  
 
Thanks
 
 
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According to the s205's datasheet it can last approximately 5 hours, which seems strange to me, because AMD Fusion is pretty power-efficient and other E350-powered devices boast up to 8 hours on one charge with the same battery capacity. I do like this laptop's design and features, but battery life is very important to me, so could please s205 owners describe  battery life and usage conditions of their laptops?

Answer:How good is IdeaPad s205 battery life?

it depends on performance and/or power management. if you select " super energy saver" it's even possible more than 6 hours.

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I have bought  the great z50 laptop but i had agreat problem with nvidia card driver caused machine froozen so i replaced it by a completely new one and its ok .the old one battery life at balance mode and brightness 40% wifi and bluetooth off lasted avg 3.5 h and the remain charge was 15%.the new one battery after full charge at same condition gave me 2h 37min at no application ,only disk top view so i made battery gauge reset by energy managment software but i have the same result. in lenovo data sheet battery is 4400 mah  lasts up to 6h and other web site reviews said that . http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z580-Notebook.81415.0.htmlplase any one help me what is ideal avg life time?becuse i bought it from 5 days only

Answer:ideapad z580 battery life time

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Hello.  I purchased an Ideapad P400 about a year ago.  I have noticed over the course of a few months that the batter life has become increasingly shorter.  It can now only hold a charge for about 2 hours.  Is this normal?  Do I have any options for increasing the battery life?  The battery is enclosed in the unit, thus I don't know that I can easily replace it.  Help? 

Answer:Ideapad P400 Short Battery Life

hi nethersprings,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to check, along with the short battery life, do you also notice that the battery is discharging too fast? The advertised battery life of the P400 is 5hrs (unit is idle and on power saver mode - battery is charged at 100% until the computer goes to sleep). Depending on the process that you're running, 2hrs would seem to be normal if you play movies around that 2hrs.
 
To check the battery, can you try and run following:
1. Download and install BatteryCare and post the detailed info on the battery.
   - Sample info
 
2. Open an elevated Command Prompt (press the Windows key? +X and choose Command Prompt (Admin))
   - on the command prompt box, type powercfg -energy
   - once It generates the energy-report.html file, move this to your desktop and double click it. It will help if you can post a screenshot of the report or upload it (eg. Dropbox) so we can check if there's an app or a driver running on the background that's eating up power and making the battery drain much faster.
 
Similar thread:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-Fast-Battery-Drain/m-p/1181989/highlig...
 
 
Regards

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Hello, first I apologize, if my post will have grammars errors, english is not my native language.Well - I have an IdeaPad 700 since a half year. On Monday I noticed, that the time for how long my notebook can run on battery dropped from about 4 to 2 hours. Plus I experience from the same moment some display blinking now and then (it blinks 3x times a day - for a second there is a black screen). I looked up the battery capacity in Lenovo Settings and it says, that there is 39 Wh form 45 left...which doesnt sound for me, like it should cut the time to a half. I did a malware scan, i looked in my power plan and in the battery consumpting Software and I found nothing suspicious...One think is strange - when the battery goes to ca. 30% the remaining time starts to improve. Like in was 1:15 time remaining when on 60%, when it goes to 30% i get 1:30 ??? Im starting to think, that it has something to do with the last big Windows update, that happened on September 30. but im not sure, if i wouldnt not notice the problem earlier. Or is my battery just bad?Thanks for answers.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi all... I registered here to share my experience with you and try to get an idea if I'm the only one experiencing what I feel is short battery life on my U410. I bought the machine 2 days ago through Costco.com (best price, even with shipping and tax, that I could find for the u410 with 750gb HDD, 32gb SSD, I5 Ivy Bridge). All marketing and product descriptions on lenovo.com, amazon, costco, etc. claim 8-9 hours of useful batery life. On a full charge, I'm getting about 2.5 hours. The battery life was 80% of the selling point for me... I could have bought a beefier laptop with twice the video ram and a quad core processor for the same price and got a couple hours of battery life. I wanted to be able to work most of the day with the freedom of being cordless. I'd love to hear what other people are getting on similar models. I could understand if 9 hours really meant 6 hours in real-world use, but not 2.5 hours for an Ultrabook. In the meantime, costco is sending me a new one to try, so I'll try to report back if the new unit is any different. By the way, the idiot at lenovo tech support told me that 2.5 hours is normal, and 9 hours is if the computer is idle. That doesn't explain the screenshot below, which is the computer, freshly booted, after a night on the charger. Note that it's also on power saver mode. 

Answer:ideapad u410 battery life experience

HI, i am also experiencing the same problem as you but in fact i think mine is worst. WIthin 2 hours if can drop from 100% to 10% with just videos and songs

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