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Question: Thinkpad L450 battery life issues after Windows 10...

Hi,I have a Thinkpad L450 with AMD graphics. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 and it has lost its battery life. Earlier in Windows 8.1 it used to give me 7 hours of working. Now it lasts only for 4 hours. Not sure why this happens or what I should change to improve this.Anybody else facing this?If there's anything I can do to improve battery life, kindly give me suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Answer: Thinkpad L450 battery life issues after Windows 10...

Hi GhostDragon,

Welcome to Lenovo Forums!

Install the desktop power management with the link here, hope it helps.

Please keep us posted with the results.
Thank you, have a good day.

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Does anybody kow if there is a long life battery available for this model?

My battery is PA3534U-1BRS 10.8v 44wh

Answer:Need long life battery for Satellite L450-114

I?m afraid for your L450 Toshiba offers just one 6 cell battery.

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Hi, happy ThinkPad L450 owner over here but not so happy about battery. I've seen that some ThinkPads coming with standart slim battery which is not popping up from a body and also with additional big battery like i got in my L450.  So i want i slim battery which can stick in my L450. Is there any? If it is, where can i buy it?Thanks. Sorry for bad english

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After upgrading to windows 8, I've noticed that my E530 laptop battery life has decreased by alot. It used to be able to run for 2-3 hours while browsing the internet, but now, it only lasts approximately 1-2 hours. This may be because I have no power manager installed ( can't find the windows 8 version ). Anyone know how I can possibly fix this? 

Answer:Thinkpad E530 short battery life after Windows 8 upgrade

Hi, Hardy
 
I would agree that the lack of a power manager being installed is likely the root cause of your now-shorter battery life. I was able to locate this document that can assist you with finding the driver for Lenovo Power Manager. Select "Power management" from the first drop down menu and select "Windows 8" from the second.
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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I just purchased the X1 and was very excited to get this computer mainly for its durability and the fact that it will be quicker than my old MDG notebook. I read many reviews online and they all were saying I would get 5 hours battery life. I have set it to maximum battery life in the battery power settings and all it says I am getting out of it is 3:17 max ( that's the highest I have seen on it). Does anyone know how I can get this 5 hr  battery life?? Also one more thing is it worth buying the X1 Slice Battery, I have read the forum that says it quits out after 24 hrs.  And does anyone know whether or not there will be more accessories released for the X1 like a docking station or even a longer lasting slice battery since the built in one has a low charge span?? I love this computer don't get me wrong but I feel I have been ripped off and might even think of trading it in and getting a larger Lenovo for less money but the same guts.

Answer:ThinkPad X1 Battery Life

1. When i use my X1 with 40% brightness with wifi on, and in battery saver mode, i get about 4.30 hr battery life. The battery life drop to around 3 hrs when i am using it performance mode with screen 60%, and just doing web surfing.2. There is no dock, since there is no dock connector. You can only get a usb port replicator for the machine. I don't think Lenovo would release a larger slice battery, maybe they would in the next iteration.

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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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What sort of battery life are you guys getting with this laptop? (The one with usb 3.0 ports and 6000 series intel).  Of the countless issues I've had with this (mostly driver related), battery issue is one of the biggest. I can't seem to get more than 5 hours normal usage. I've got the screen at 50%, keyboard backlight at its lowest setting, and some music in the background. CPU usage averages below 20%. I've got several tests I tried:1. I have chrome minimized with ~8 tabs (nothing playing or anything), and excel minimized. The only large process was Google Drive downloading. I wasn't doing anything on the computer. That gives me 3 hours, 49 minutes of battery life (94% remaining).  2. Browsing a forum while listening to music in youtube. (Chrome eating so much ram Windows is at 6gb used just with 10 tabs open.). 3 hours, 32 minutes battery life (90% remaining) 3. A stress test, Aida64 running a CPU stress test. 2 hours 27 minutes battery life (87 remaining).  Here's what's even more interesting. Battery wear level. Based on Window's battery report, I lost over 9% battery life wear since when I got the laptop (January this year I think). So 6 months. Here's the catch, it's more like 5 months because those first 5 months is when I used the laptop for college. After the semester ended, I pretty much stopped using it. This means that if I used the laptop frequently like in college(which wasn't even that often), I would wear the battery 20% ev... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad x1 Yoga 1st gen(?) battery life

Hi, the below is a copy-and-paste of a reply I posted in another thread.  That thread was discussing Gen 2 battery run-time (not "life") and I had done a little testing on my Gen 1 for reference:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/questions-about-TP-Yoga-series/m-p/3704325
 
Not sure how directly this applies to the Gen 2 , but I'm doing some testing with the Gen 1 X1Y this evening.
 
Letting things run long enough for the battery gauge to stabilize:
 
Thunderbird: reading email: 9-10 hours, maybe a little more.
 
FireFox: poking around the forums:  6-9 hours depending on content and how fast I'm navigating pages.
 
Skype video session:  maybe 4 hours.
 
This is an i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD with the 2560x1440 non-OLED display @ ~ half brightness - which is plenty bright for evening surfing.
 
In my use case(es) it's an 8-10 hour machine for the most part.  I don't use Chrome so I can't speak to that.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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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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I've had the Twist for quite some time now, and while the Lenovo website says 6 hours of battery life, I've yet to reach even close to that. I know the estimate is very generous, but in "Power Saver" mode with <50% brightness and bluetooth turned off, I rarely get over 3 hours in light usage (web browsing, typing up documents, etc.). Windows 8 battery report rates the battery life at around 2.5 hours and has around 90-95% design capacity, and I've checked the Lenovo Settings app and it says the battery condition is "good," so I assume the battery hasn't deteriorated from its original state too much.  Is this normal? I was really hoping for better battery life from something labeled as an "ultrabook." 

Answer:ThinkPad Twist battery life

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Capacity of a battery declines as the battery ages, with the number of charge cycles and time at high temperature. Under average usage patterns your battery maintains approximately 70% of its power capacity after the first year of operation.
 
If you feel that the battery backup is too low, try doing a battery firmware upgrade and BIOS update. Check the Lenovo support site for any battery firmware updates for your particular model.
 
Refer this knowledgebase which explains some tips to improve battery backup.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello I recently bout a thinkpad yoga all the way from america, so it came with an american charger, to which I luckily had a converter. It works, but it takes FOR EVER to charge compared to how long it takes to run out of charge.. this is without a doubt going to be a problem, is there any chance that the converter may be slow? or is it possible that buying a european version of the charger might help if they exist? much thanks, please help me Im clueless... thanks

Answer:Thinkpad yoga battery life

I have not seen a laptop made in the last 10 years, maybe much more, that can't run off any of the major power formats (110 to 240V 50 to 60hz) in the world and they should be able to do so with no loss of charging capacity.  This is certainly true of my thinkpad. There is no converter required, only a plug adapter which simply conects metal pins of different shapes together.   If you are just using a plug adapter, as you should be, then the voltage difference is not your problem.

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Hi, I have a ThinkPad T510 and recently bought a genuine Lenovo 70++ Battery. I get an average of about 3 hours out of it. Lenovo Power Manager says it's in good condition with a Full Charge Capacity of 93.52 Wh. The battery was manufactured in July of this year (2016). I also have a stockpile of new genuine Lenovo 25+ Batteries at my work. They were manufactured in 2015 and can only last about an 1.5 hours. Is this normal? I don' t do gaming on my laptop and don't use it very heavily (I don't have multiple browser tabs open while running tons of other stuff at the same time). I've heard people getting 8 hours out of these batteries! Meanwhile, I carry around 5 genuine Lenovo batteries in my laptop bag so I don't run out at the end of the day! Any suggestions? My arms are getting tired!

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I just purchased a ThinkPad Yoga 14 and I noticed that the battery life is projected to be about 4 hours on a full charge. I thought that this would be much longer, perhaps twice that. Has anyone noticed this? Should the battery life be about 8 hours or is 4 hours or typical?

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I am considering purchasing a brand new Lenovo battery, from a website similar to eBay in my country (trademe.co.nz) It is a 9 Cell battery for the t400/t61 with a fru of  43R2499. However it is manufacured in December 2009. Would this battery still be good? I am think yes as I have a battery in my T61p from 2007 that has not been used much and works great. But i am ask the option of the users of this forum.  

Answer:Thinkpad battery shelf life

I have 5-year-old batteries that work fine, but a new one that has never been charged might be dead.  I bought a lot of never-charged 3-year-old batteries and a few wouldn't take a charge.  I will add that the ones that did take a charge, took a full charge and acted like new batteries.

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I'm pretty disgusted with the battery life with my Twist. It's advertsied for "up to 7 hrs". I don't expect the full 7 but at least 5 1/2 would be nice. I'm only getting 4 hrs out of it. I contacted Staples and they tried to tell me that it was because I had wifi on and my screen set at 70% brightness. Is anyone else having this issue? Is there anything I can do to improve the battery life?

Answer:ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

7 hours battery time is probably with 40% screen brightness and SSD installed. When i tested the pre-production model, i was getting around 5 hours on 50% brightness and just internet browsing.

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Can someone estimate life of the new battery i mean how long you can work between charges for ThinkPad R40-2681-W19 P4 - 2.2GHz, 512 Ram, Wi-Fi card .  Battery is made by PowerSmart, Li-Ion, 14.40V, 4000mAh, equivalent to IBM-02K6928 There is also battery by AGPTEK with same specs except it say's 8 cells on it, and i am not sure how many is in powersmart one. And also one by Amsahr and IBM which cost slightly more. BTW is there real difference in quality among this manufacturers?Message Edited by JohnLara on 08-09-2009 06:38 PM

Answer:Whats the expected life of new battery for ThinkPad R40?

The battery life depends on what battery you use and how power hungry is your computer components. The 2.2 ghz P4 is very power hungry due to the netburst architecture, also they get hot easily so the fan on the heat sink always run. 512 mb of ram, is really not enough for most applications if you are planning to open multiple windows or softwares, as they would constantly use your hdd (much more power hungry than ram due to the various spinning motors) for virtual memory. Recommend you get at least 1 gig of ram. Also wi-fi also sucks up the juice of the battery. IBM batteries usually use Sanyo, Panasonic and Sony li-ion cells, other compatible batteries which are cheaper use cells from unknown manufacturers, and depending on the quality and purity of the lithium doped polymer matrix and the purity of the electrolytes, they can give varying degrees of longevity. Some may lose design charge capacity quickly, while some others will come close to the lifespan of the OEM IBM batteries. So it is a gamble. Check on user comments for the compatible cells, to make sure that the manufacturers have a good reputation for their products.  

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How is your battery life? I am getting about 4-5 hours of battery life from full charge with medium brightness and full time connection to WIFI. I only use this device for school work and it is not demanding work. Just Microsoft Office Suit with Chrome Browser with multibe tabs open. 

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga Battery Life Sucks

Which model do you have? ThinkPad Yoga 12 2015? Or 2014 model? If it's just new it's possible that it's still updating and indexing files and email, which will drain the battery pretty quick. 

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Hi, as I've said in my "WiFi" thread, I have a brand new Lenovo E430 (Intel Pentium i3, 500 GB HDD, 14" screen, 6 GB RAM - it was 4 GB, but I had a spare 2 GB 1066 lying aroundn so I've used it). It is advertisied everywhere, that these laptops have long batery life - from 6-8 hours. However, when I unplug mine, it shows only 3 hours left ("Balanced" power plan on Win 8 64 bit, brigtness set to lowestn and WiFi turned off). I'm now typing this message and downloading a 400 MB file, and it's already down to 91% or 2 hours and 40 minutes. I can accept that, but could just someone please verify that this is normal? If there are any other E430 users I would appreciate if you could share your experience with me. Thanks!













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Answer:ThinkPad E430 - Only 3 Hours of Battery Life?

It depends, really. After debloating my windows my E430 gives me 5 hours of battery life on very light tasks (light browsing, light programs).

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Since I'm using LAN internet, My X1 Carbon is always connected to ThinkPad Dock at home use. In addition to connect the internet, the Dock is always charging my battery. AFAIK, the battery life will be shorten if it's always charged/plugged. Its better to work on battery after 100% charged and return to charge if asked to.I just worried, is connecting to ThinkPad Dock after 100% fully charged can shorten X1 Battery Life? Thank you in advance,YHY













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Answer:ThinkPad Dock shorten X1 Battery Life?

Hi Yoga,So you have the X1 Carbon Gen 2, and ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The answer to your question is this. For long term storage, the battery is best kept 40 to 60%. While, it is bad to keep the battery constantly at 100%, but it is even worse if you are constantly discharging it and recharging it for no reason.

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Hi everyone, I recently noticed that the battery life of my Thinkpad Yoga 12 has drastically decreased since I bought it two months ago. In the beginning I could get 5 hours of battery easily. Now it's down to 2 hours - in normal office mode. The long battery life was one of the reasons why I bought it initially - and now it's failing me. I don't recall having done anything to the battery, hence I am totally clueless as to why the battery life has decreased so severely. Any suggestions and help highly appreciated. Thank you,Kai

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 12: Battery life down down to 2 hrs after just 2 months

Find or install the app Lenovo Settings.
 
Go to Lenovo Settings > Home > Power > click on "Show details"
 
You will see there the Full Charge Capacity and the Designed Capacity. Tell me these numbers. If these numbers differ a lot your battery was corrupted due to aging related stress or other problems.
 
You can also try Lenovo Settings > Home > Power > Battery Gauge Reset to try to reset the way your computer measures full capacity, but if you experience 2 hours only this wont help.

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Having purchased the S440 Thinkpad late last year, I have since found that the Laptop losescharge whilst powered off!!! incredible... There's some leakage of power somewhere.... So what does this mean in practice? Well an overnight flight overseas means that being able to powerup and write a quick document is no longer feasible, unless I manage to find a power socket.  I situations where this is not possible productivity is severely impacted and am left wondering whether I should have brought my HP Elite with me. More often than not when I open up the laptop it won't start as there's no power and consequently I always have to keep the unit plugged into the power socket. I'm startinfg to think that there is something fundamentaly wrong with either this model or my specific unit. As a business laptop - I really could not recommend this. Mark 

Answer:Thinkpad S440 - Battery Life Appaling

Hi Stattman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Battery backup on ThinkPad S440.
 
To resolve the issue I suggest you to perform battery gauge reset from ?Lenovo power manager? application, if the system is not having Lenovo power manager then you have to download it from Lenovo support link.
 
On Lenovo power manger go to Advance option and click on Battery menu ? Battery maintenance ? Under battery gauge reset click on Perform reset.
 
This process will take nearly 3 to 4 hours to complete. Make sure power adapter is connected while performing battery gauge reset.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hello, Just got an S1 Yoga last week, after having read that one of the best things was its battery life of around 8hours, and I just noticed today, when using it in Energy saving mode mainly for surfing the net, that it's displaying 48% of battery available (around 2 more hours of usage) after 1.5hours or so? ie, that'd be less than 4h just for surfing on Energy saving mode... Is this normal? or could the battery be faulty? Any idea how to determine whether it's faulty or not with Lenovo warranty team? Many thanks!

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga S1 - what is its normal battery life?

I have quite similar results. Yesterday I was only watching movies for about 5h from 100% to 9% battery life with airplane mode and lowest screen brightness.

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Hi, I brought my X220 in 2011 with a 9 cell battery and would get about 14 hours battery life out of it. The battery aged and would not hold full capacity so I brought a new 9 cell battery from Lenovo in December 2015. But the new battery only gives me 4 hours of battery life. What happened to the other 10 hours I used to get in 2011? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Intel Core i5 2520M @ 2.50GHz RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHz Motherboard LENOVO 4286CTO LCD 1366x768 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Storage Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB

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Hello, I am still having (for a long time now) problems with my battery life, it doesn't last longer than 2 hours on power save mode and almost lowest Brightness, anyone else having the same problem?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E420s battery life 2 hours?

download HWinfo32, and check the full charge capacity of your battery compared to design charge capacity.

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does the 7200rpm version of the thinkpad edge shorten its battery life? if so, by how much time?  

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This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. Remaining Capacity: 39.75 WhFull Charge Capacity: 42.19 WhCycle Count: 30Manufacturer Name: LGCManufacture Date: 8/19/2015First Use Date: 9/18/2015Design Capacity: 50.22 Wh Do you think that my battery is degrading a bit too fast considering it has only seen light amount of charge cycles and it has only been one year? I am surprised that the full charge capacity is now only approximately 42.19/50.22 which is only 84% of total design capacity. Is this somewhat normal in terms of battery degredation? I have an old thinkpad T510 where according to its power manager it still has like 90% charge capacity of the designed. Maybe it is because in the old power manager it had the charge threshold and the new thinkpad x1 with windows 8/10 did not. Fortunately there was an update which allowed for Charging Threshold so that should help increase the battery longevity....but alas it came too late haha... 

Answer:Battery Life Charging Capacity on Thinkpad X1 Carb...

User88888888 wrote:
This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. 

That does seem a bit fast. Below are the stats from a 2nd gen X1 Carbon with an older battery and higher cycle count.
 
That said, battery deterioration depends on many factors like temperature, recharging protocol, manufacturer, etc. It can vary from battery to battery. This is like how brake and tire wear can differ based on automobile driving habits.
 
As far as I know Lenovo considers a battery to be defective if the Full Charge Capacity becomes less than 80% of Design Capacity in the first year. Seeing as your battery is close to that threshold I'd contact Lenovo to see how flexible they are. Also ask if they've seen significant differences in premature battery wear between LGC and SMP batteries. 
 
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I understand the battery life on this thing leaves a lot to be desired, and from what I've seen that's from the i5 4gb model. My question is if I were to order the i7 with the SSD and 8GB would the added power significantly impact battery life? I dont know alot about computers but I would imagine the additional CPU power would eat up more juice. And with an already suspect battery life could that be something I would need to think about? Are the new drivers helping out at all? I'm seriously considering getting a twist but a major hangup is the battery life. Thanks for any help in advance.

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If go into sleep mode, either my closing lid, holding power button, or using the  Windows 10  Start/Power/Sleep option, then after going into sleep mode, never will come out of it.  Doesn't matter if I try to come out of it 5 seconds later or an hour later, just blank screen with power button stuck on green.  No activity, just frozen. I have updated to latest bios  v1.20 and also updated the display driver.   Please help, just got this computer and crazy can't even use it because can easily go into sleep mode if walk away, etc. 

Answer:Thinkpad L450 won't wake up after sleep - Windows ...

There have been a been a number of systems that don't resume from sleep under Windows 10 properly as expected, so I don't think this is likely to be a problem specific to the L450.  Sounds like updating the BIOS was a good step. Have you tried to update the Windows 10 power management driver?  That might be a good next step if you haven't already tried it.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-L-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-L45... Worth a shot..

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S431 purchased in September 2013. It came with Windows 7. A few months ago, I started running into battery issues. The battery manager alerted me to a battery failure, or poor battery health. The battery would last about 30 minutes, but my system wasn't able to estimate the time remaining accurately. I noticed that my laptop would go to sleep immediately if I pulled the charger out, but I would be able to turn it on and use the laptop on battery for 30 minutes. This only happened sometimes, but why? I assumed it was due to my battery. I purchased a new battery, FRU P/N 45N1139, ASM P/N 45N1138, as per recommendation from Lenovo support staff. While waiting for the battery to arrive, I upgraded my system to Windows 10. It seems Lenovo Power Manager isn't compatible with Windows 10 and now I can't go back to Windows 7 because it has been over 1 month. Main problem: I removed my old battery and installed the new one, but it doesn't charge at all! I had my laptop plugged in for over 24 hours, powered off, and the battery didn't accumulate any charge. The battery started at 2% but now it's at 0% (not sure if these estimates are accurate), and my laptop shuts off immediately if I remove my charger. I put my old battery back in and it charges fine. I can still use my old battery for about 30 minutes. What should I do? The old battery charges fine. Should I return this battery and buy a new... Read more

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Hello, Mid June last year (The 22nd to be exact) I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 for my study. Aside from some questionable design chooses (why on earth does the screen touch the keyboard when the lid is closed?) Did everything work like intended. With all power saving features active (lowered CPU clock speed, 50hz screen refresh rate .etc) I could get around 5 hours of battery while casually browsing the web or while doing some light gaming.Now, Almost 9 months later, Is it a miracle if I can get even 2 hours of battery life with the same usage and power saving features. Even while idling at the desktop is the avarage battery life around 3 hours at best. I find that having the battery life reduced by half in under a year time rather quick. Even if I use the thing almost everyday.I initially thought that it might have something to do with how the laptop is nearly always connected to the wall outlet. So I decided to use the battery utility that comes with the laptop to re-calibrate the battery. But this gave no improvement. I also checked if there were any programs running that could cause this but neither I nor my malware scanners could find a possible culprit.You might say it's because of poor usage because I use the laptop mostly while the charger is connected and rarely let the battery fully discharge before recharging it (although I usually use it until Windows goes into hibernation once every week) . But even if this would be true (I can't really find any prove... Read more

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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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My new ThinkPad Yoga has these modes in the power options of control panel: High performanceBalancedEnergy saverPower saver Which one should I choose for when using battery? Blanaced, Energy saver, or Power saver? It's not very clear. Thanks!













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Answer:My new ThinkPad Yoga comes with 3 power-saving modes. Which gives best battery life?

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
A power plan contains both the hardware and system settings that influence your computer?s power management. The main changes made by Windows when selecting a power plan are regarding the screen brightness, the time until the display is dimmed and then turn off, and the time until your computer is put to sleep. These changes are also different depending on whether your computer is using the battery or it is plugged in to a power supply.
 
The ?Power Saver? and ?Energy saver? plan significantly reduces your processor?s clock speed and display brightness with the intention of increasing battery life. ?High Performance? sets clock speed to its maximum value and screen brightness to maximum level but it reduces the battery backup. ?Balanced? changes the clock speed based on demand by your running applications, with an optimal drain of battery.
 
You can also create custom power plans depending on your requirement within Windows. Usually, power saver mode is preferred while on battery to extend the battery runtime.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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

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

Hi Davesawyer,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with system not charging on your ThinkPad T440s.
 
To resolve this issue please shutdown the system, remove the battery and switch ON the system connecting ?Power Adapter?. Wait till the system boot completely and then go to ?Device Manager? then uninstall ?Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery? under battery option. After uninstalling shutdown the system, remove ?Power Adapter? and insert the battery and then switch ON the system and check if the issue has been resolved.
 
If the issue still persists then please click here to visit the Lenovo support link and select your region to get the contact number.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Hi!At first I hope I'm posting in the right forum for my questions about the upcoming X301. If not, please move to the right section.Next I want to ask a few questions about some facts I read in the first reviews of the X301 (sources see below). First the reviewers experience a notable shorter battery life of the Thinkpad X301 (3h max without the additional bay battery) compared to the X300 (4.5h max without the additional bay battery). Is this true or do you will there be any optimizations which will lengthen battery life until you sale them?Next, one of the testing sites mention, the boot time is about 1min 37sec on first startup, which is again far longer than booting the X300 on first startup. Will here also be some optimizations till shipping the X301?  I'm referring to these sources:geek.comGottaBeMobile.comLaptop MagazineTigerDirect videomaybe anyone can send this to someone official, who may answer my questions?greetings from Austria,myAces

Answer:2 questions about Thinkpad X301 (battery life/booting time)

*bump*Since I'm going to order my new notebook on Monday, I'd like to have these question cleared till then.So please write me an answer, also if no forum member can answer this questions, or send these to someone who can answer them.Sincerely,myAces

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I've had my Thinkpad X230 for about a year and was able to get around 7-8 hrs of battery life. A month ago I had to do a clean install of the OS after talking to Lenovo Support over what seemed to have been a corruption in the file system. As soon as I did the clean install, the battery life dropped to about 3 hrs.  I believe I have all the latest updates and drivers (did updates both through Windows Update and Updates and Drivers in Lenovo's ThinkVantage Tools). I played around with the Power Manager settings but can't reproduce anything close to 7-8hrs of battery life. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Thinkpad X230 - Lower battery life after clean install

wee bit hard to tell with the information i have.can you confirm that all devices are operational as per device manager?for my case, my 7200 rpm hdd eats up battery like a monster. having turbo memory serving as a "cache" of sorts was able to increase the battery life to over 50 percent. nowhere near as amazing as your 8 hours, mind, but 4hrs to 6hrs is pretty dang good.your x230, you may have a msata ssd serving as a cache instead. do check whether the thinkvantage system update installed intel rapid storage technology for you or not.

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The automatically optimize for battery life option in lenovo settings is not working as it should for my thinkpad twist. Instead of charging up to 50% and remaining there, my battery indicator immediately drops to 0% when it reaches 50%. The computer continues discharging until it dies (switches off by itself with no prior warning). Changing the option to always fully charge does not stop the discharge. The only way I can get the computer to start charging again is to press the reset button on the bottom of the computer. When the battery percentage is greater than 50%, instead of discharging to 50% and remaining there, the computer also discharges until it dies. I have tried updating the lenovo power management driver, the lenovo settings dependency package, and the lenovo dependency package, all to no avail. Can anyone help me?

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Hi, I have the below problems on my new Thinkpad E550 (it is about 1 month that I bought it) that I have upgraded to Win10 and updated every driver and application as it is suggested in the Lenovo support website and any Lenovo application: 1- Battery life is 5 hrs - 3 hrs instead in the official Lenovo website it says can live up to 9 hrs, anyway I was expecting something around 7 hrs but not so shorter life than it is officially said 2- In the Lenovo Settings application, in the battery section, in the Batter Status Message it says: No battery is installed. The power management application does not start. 3- The below hotkeys are not working, those that re located in the F4, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 keys. The Fn functions are working ok. 4- The warranty also does not appear in the LEnovo Solution Center version 5 5- Sometimes my keyboard unexpectedly stops working and I have to bruteforce shutdown my laptop and start it again Thank you in advance

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Good afternoon guys!I bought a Y580 about a week ago, and from the very start the battery life has been much below what it's supposed to be.According to the reviews (not specs, actual real world tests) the battery lasts about 4 to 5 hours on web browsing over wi-fi. Mine lasts about 1.5 hours to maybe 2 hours, with wi-fi disabled, GFX card off, almost no CPU usage, and screen dimmed to 1/4 brightness. In other words I'm typing a document, and barely seeing what I'm typing.I have tried:- Stopping all unnecessary processes.- Making sure graphics card is not running.- Dimmed screen a lot.- Read tons of reviews confirming my battery life is not near the average.- Turned all the options I could find to power saver mode, including Lenovo's software, windows battery settings, etc. It's idling temp also varies from 45C to 55C, and 90C max on Prime95. But after much research this seems to be quite normal. I have also realized the battery doesn't charge to the "100% fully charged" state anymore, it reaches 99% and stays there. Even when I let it sleep to charge. Here is what battery care is saying, for some reason it charges more than the deisgn capacity. Is this causing the battery meter to read inacurate battery levels? Or what else can I do to try and solve this issue? 

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I recently (mid-December) got a T500, with the extended battery. Until just a few days ago, the battery life has been amazing, giving almost 7 hours on a full charge, using the "max battery life" setting in the Power Manager. However, it now only lasts 3 hours on a full charge. In addition, when I boot it up, it takes a very long time for the power manager icon to appear in the system tray. When it does, it is very slow to recognize when I have unplugged the laptop from the charger. Other issues I have been experiencing (that started the same time as the previous issues) is that the Productivity Center software takes a very long time to open up after booting up. Often, it will not start up with the blue ThinkVantage button, and needs to be started up from the start menu. This glitchiness is also happening with the Access Connections software, except that the Access Connections software often goes unresponsive, and needs to be closed.  Can anybody help me with my dilemma?

Answer:Battery Life and ThinkVantage software issues

Updating to version 2.41a of Power Manager and Acess Connections 5 has not resolved the issue.

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Hi all, I've noticed an influx of posts regarding battery life and switchable graphics on the T400/500 machines. I've posted this reply for some people, but I thought I would make a new post so new people looking for solutions can easily read this.  Okay, a couple of things. First to address 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. For some reason, the new integrated drivers have some error were igfxpers.exe is constantly being ran and causing horrible battery life. Hopefully it will be fixed in the next driver revision. I have experienced no issues by turning off igfxpers and igfxtray and it brought my battery life back into check. Next for the switchable graphicsdo this: Lenovo just released Power Manager 2.41a 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 ... Read more

Answer:Read this if your having battery life/switchable graphics issues

Hi steallthth. I'm replying just to add "high CPU usage, igfxpers.exe, igfxsrvc.exe" tags to your thread.  I ran across this myself after the graphics driver update.  IIRC, it showed up as igfxsrvc.exe using 50% of my CPU.  That may be the first symptom that some other users notice.  As you point out, the actual bad actor is igfxpers.exe calling igfxsrvc.exe repeatedly. A little googling leads me to believe that it is the Intel part of the switchable driver that is buggy, and that it may/will show up in Intel-only machines as well. Thanks for posting this,Z. (Hmmm, maybe I misunderstand what "tags" accomplish.  I was trying to make those searchable by other users. Can anybody enlighten me?  Back to the help page...)Message Edited by zoltanthegypsy on 01-18-2009 08:07 AM

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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Hi. I'm not sure where exactly to post about the yoga line, but I guess I'll try here.  Basically I got this comp about 5 days ago and I like it, but its not completely what I want.   The fan noise is  bit jarring and theres also a high frequency whine which is pretty irritating.  I would like to return it and get something different.  I would be willing to accept a lenovo credit to buy a different lenovo product because my main desire is simply to get a full refund without the 15% restocking fee.  Is this possible?   The issues:  The advertised battery life is somewhere around 6 hours but I have found that even turning the brightness all the way down only gives about 3.5 hours.  Is this reason enough to demand a refund?  or can they still screw me with the 15% restocking fee?  Beyond that the frequency whine which I guess comes from the cpu and a coil or something is pretty bad.  I decided I would rather wait and get a yoga pro 2 (or a different lenovo product) which hopefully won't have this issue which is why I would be open to a lenovo credit instead of a full refund.   Thanks for any ideas, love this comp, I just wish it functioned as... advertised?  cheers

Answer:Yoga 11s issues. Battery Life + Return policy? Full refund without 15% restocking fee?

Fan noise is very normal, certainly for their small size. The smaller the fan, the more noise they make. I have built several computers before. 80mm fans made considerable more noise compared to 120mm at the same rotating speed. Have you checked for a BIOS update? It removed most of the fan noise for me.Depends on how long you own the Yoga 11S. I say take 1-2 hours down from advertised battery life. That would be your maximum. Note that the advertised battery life is saying: "up to # hours!".I think your battery life is fine.

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Lenovo X1 Yoga 2015 i5 6200u 8gb ram Windows 10 home premium 52wh battery QHD Display Okay, just some background. I am a proud 5 year owner of a Thinkpad X220, which I still use.I purchased a X1 Carbon (non-yoga) 2015 model, I sent it back because it was having fuzzy text and lid closing issues. (The FHD screen is horrible) see my other post on that. Lenovo sent me a new X1, I sent it back for same reason. I got my X1 Yoga today. It looks, feels amazing, I wished it worked too, that'd be nice. I kind of wish they would test their laptops before selling them lol. Choose what closing the lid does... "sleep"... I close the lid, it sleeps. Open the lid, it beeps loudly and display does not resume, but keyboard lights on. I have to manually hold power button to shut down laptop. I turn it back on and it goes back to my windows I had open. I wish Lenovo would sell a Thinkpad X1 that when you close the laptop, it would sleep, and when you open the laptop it would resume, that would be awesome! Also, I had it in tablet mode, I put it in laptop mode, and the display remained in tablet mode. I had to go put it back in tablet mode and then back into laptop mode for it to show me the laptop display mode. #ridiculous Battery Life: It so variable. Sometimes it says I have 3 hours of battery on a 90% charge, sometimes it says I have 9 hours left... I'm just browsing the web, no videos. Lenovo, if you're reading this, please don't a... Read more

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Hi, I'm considering to buy any SSD drive to my L450. This laptop has m.2 slot. Now I have a 500GB HDD in SATA port. Is it better to buy a small 128 GB M.2 SSD, or bigger 240GB SSD to SATA? If I buy 128 M2 SSD, I will keep a 500GB HDD in SATA position. So, is there any way to completely turn off HDD in SATA, if i will donīt need them? Or is it better buy bigger SATA SSD? On HDD will be only data (pics, videos, etc.), if I buy SATA SSD, i will make HDD as external.

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In a couple of days I will be receiving a new ThinkPad L450. I am aware that I will probably get a Recovery CD or a way to recover the system and restore the computer to it's new factory state. But what if I want to wipe the drive clean and do a fresh install of Windows 7? This is my personal preference. This way nothing goes on my computer that I don't want or need. I tend to keep my computer extremely lean if you know what I mean.  The problem is if the time comes that I want to wipe and perform a fresh install of Windows, how do I go about making sure I have downloaded all the necessary drivers for the L450? I already have downloaded many drivers from the Lenovo site, but I simply can't be sure at this point in time that I have downloaded all the necessary drivers. Is there a way or a method I can use to make sure I have all the needed drivers? Seems to me there should be a piece of software that a guy could get from the web that would run on your computer and print a list of all the necessary drivers that particular computer needs to function. Can  you help me out?

Answer:I'm getting a new ThinkPad L450 and was wondering ...

Well I've done a lot of research on the web and I have come across many different ways a person can obtain the correct drivers. I've printed some of this info so I think I will be okay.

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Hello,I would like to connect a Thinkpad L450 to a 4K external monitor over Displayport and get 4K resolution @ 60 Hz.According to the specs, it is possible: both DisplayPort and the integrated Intel HD 5500 GPU support it.Has anyone any experience on this? Thanks,Federico

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Hi, I recently replaced the system board on an L450. Where do I get the BIOS Tool in order to update the MTM and Serial Number? Thanks in advance,B

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My Thinkpad L450 came with a 500GB drive (Seagate I think). The OS was Win7 pro which I upgraded to Win10 pro. I would like to upgrade the HD to a much larger capacity (not really care about performance, so not considering SSD). From the document for L450, it supports 500GB to 1TB HD. I want to know whether I can replace the original 500GB HD with a 2TB HD (same speed, 7200rpm). Thanks in advance.Sorcerer

Answer:Hard drive for Thinkpad L450

Hi sorcererstone,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Hard drive upgrade for ThinkPad L450.
2TB should work fine IMO as a primary storage but still suggestion will be to order from vendor with good return policy. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,

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Hi the Z X C V keys on my keyboard arent working. What can I do to fix this?

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As you can see from the attached image my screen is jacked up and I am unfortunately out of warranty now.  It's kind of pinkish and sometimes has odd vertical bands too.  Never dropped or mistreated the laptop in any way. Before it used to be that I could get it back to normal by moving the screen back and forth or pressing somewhere around the lower left corner of the screen.  Now it is just stuck like that no matter what I do. Do I just need to replace the entire screen module along it's cable?  I've heard that this can get relatively expensive.


























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Hi, I have inserted 4G sim in my L450 Thinkpad. But need to know how to use it. ThanksBapi

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Hi!      Company buy notebook L450 many machines but I have problem thinkpad L450 Blue Screen on some machines. I install windows 7 on L450 and sometimes it will boot up just fine, but other times when I restart it or start it up again with the sad face saying *** STOP: 0x0000001E )0XFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFF8800E34D2E0, 0x0x0000000000000000).      I've tried windows restart and just about every recovery option in pc settings and use tool' s lenove check it. This problem are multiple notebook. I hope you solve problem. Thank you.

Answer:ThinkPad L450 Blue Screen

Hi, Boonyapa, It souinds like you may be running into a known issue with Windows 7 SP1 "0x0000001E" Stop error occurs intermittently in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SPhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2764302 Click on the Hotfix Download Available (in blue box) or click the link I created to the left to request the Fix411544 file from Microsoft.  Good Luck

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Hey guys! and thanks for your help in advance i bought a lenovo sl500 3 days ago with a 6 cell battery ( manufactured by sanyo) and today just checked exta details about my battery Its full charge capasity is:  47.73 wh but its design capasity is:  51.84 wh   Whats the deal with that? Also ive found out that a normal batery has a full charge and design capasity of  around 56 wh. Is my battery faulty and what should i do? Thanks

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I've been experiencing a problem with my (relatively new) Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen laptop. If I shut my computer down while unplugged from AC power I am unable to restart via the power button. I've tried a few different methods of restarting: pressing the power button multiple times, using the emergency reset button (which appears to do nothing at all while the computer is shut down), and plugging in the AC power and trying the above methods. All of these options have been unsuccessful. The only solution that I've been able to find is to physically remove the battery from it's port, then reconnect the AC cable and press the power button. At that point, I can reinstall the battery and everything works normally, I can put the computer to sleep and use the computer for the full battery life without the AC power. I have verified that my battery health is at ~85% and I've had the computer for less than a year. I've tried to upgrade the firmware via the "Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility" but am told I need no upgrade. My laptop still under warranty but after hours on hold with Lenovo support, I decided to take matters into my own hands and purchase a new Sony 8-cell battery to replace mine. After installing the battery, I've determined that the problem persists. I've seen similar issues in the forums but none mention any solutions or having to physically uninstall the battery in order to get the computer to turn on again. At this point, I'm at my wit's end. Any ideas? ... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad X1C2 Battery Issues

I could be wrong but I think I read somewhere on this forum stating that this was a motherboard failure so you need to have the laptop sent into repair and they will switch the motherboard and then it should be fine again

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I have about ten Thinkpad R61 (8934-F9U) notebooks, most of which have random problems powering on. We've found that if you remove the battery for about 30 seconds and re-insert it, the notebook will power up and work fine. One in particular has gone past this. The user takes it home at night, plugs it in at home and it works fine. When he brings it back into the office the following morning and docks it, it will not power on. He removes and re-inserts the battery and docks it, and it'll power on. It does this every time. All the notebooks have the latest BIOS (September of 08 for these). Does anyone have any ideas why these notebooks are having these issues?

Answer:Thinkpad R61 Battery/Power issues

Is the environment where you work, have a hgh moisture contents?? Also what types of power plugs are you people using, does it have ground???

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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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It's been about 5 months since I started to use my Thinkpad  X230.  Only three days ago it could work for 5-6 hours without charging.  I could charge it at home, bring it to school and use it without charging.  But suddenly the battery started to die in a short amount of time.  Then I explored the battery settings a little bit.  I found out it says "Battery Condition: poor" and "Your battery can 47% of its original full charge capacity."   It has warranty until 2015. So can Lenovo send me a new battery if I want so? Or is it a problem that warranty doesn't cover? Please help!!













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Answer:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Well, a few things. 1.  The warranty you mention sounds like it is for the system.  The system and battery typically have different warranty terms.  Unless of course you did order an additional battery warranty. 2.  However, the base battery warranty is one year, so if you contact them they should get you a replacement since you are only a few months into ownership. Good luck!

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Hello everyone, I need to disable Fn Hotkeys and set regular F1, F2... Keys considering: In BIOS there is no option to deactivate Hotkeys.Fn+Esc works, but I need to apply this change in several computers automatically.I would like to avoid installing any software.Thank you very much in advance

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

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I just upgraded my R61i from a T2370 to a T8100.  I have also added 4 GB's of 667Mhz RAM and a 120 GB SSD.  The computer is very fast now and I love it.   However, now my battery went from 2 hours of life to 30 Minutes!  One thing I did not do was update the BIOS to Middleton.  Everything worked out of the box, so I thought I wouldn't need to. Anyone know how to fix the battery issue?

Answer:Thinkpad R61i after CPU upgrade Battery issues

Hi swiftrain,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Can you please help out with the MTM (Machine type model) number of your laptop?
 
Please let me know with the above requested details to assist you further.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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Hi, I have a T500, 2082-3HU type. The battery is not charging neither is the screen displaying anything. I have tried it without the battery and just the charger inserted and still nothing. It beeps at me sometimes and also when I press any keys while on it will beep. I am hoping somebody may be able to hed some light on these issues and what steps can be taken to resolve these issues. Thank you. Jaat

Answer:T500 Thinkpad battery & display issues

Does an external monitor work?

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I just recently bought a new thinkpad 2 in 1 at Best Buy.  It will not charge at all.When it is off and I plug the charger in the small red LED light will blink a few times and then shut off and the laptop will not charge at all, and when the laptop is on it will say plugged in but not charging and a message will come up saying that the power supply does not provide enough power. Before I turned the laptop on for the first time I plugged it in and it showed signs of charging, but once it finished updating and started up for the first time the first thing I saw was the message about the power not being enough. Also the power supply I am using is the one that came supplied with the laptop.Also I have noticed that it seems that I cannot power on the laptop without the the charger being plugged in.When I attempted to turn the computer on the first time out of the box it would not start at all and once i plugged in the power supply it started up.  Once I set up the laptop and it updated and finally started up ( a process which took no more than probably 15-20 minutes) the battery was already at around 76%.I do not beleive the battery would have charged 76% in a span of about 15-20 mins.The following night the same thing happened. I knew there was still about 18% of battery power left but the laptop would not power on until the charger was plugged in. Could it be that this laptop is just a faulty one.Could it be the power supply is faulty. ( I have an extra power sup... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad 14 (Best Buy Exclusive) Power and Battery Issues

Try the other power supply first, if that doesn't fix it, return it during your 15 day window.

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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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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! My wife is getting a ThinkPad L450 at work, and we want to get a good external monitor that she can use both with the L450 and the more high end laptops that we have. The tech specs claims that the L450 should be able to drive such a monitor as this one, https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/PB287Q at a 60Hz refresh rate. My question is:  "does it really?"   Thank you, André

Answer:Thinkpad L450 and a 4K UHD monitor with 3840 x 2160 resolution

Hi and welcome, bonskiThe answer depends on the processor model installed and its graphics processor.Shortly, Intel CPUs with Intel HD Graphics 5500 (in the L450 installed) support max.resolution [email protected] at the mini DP port.The list of such processors for the L450, according to the PSREF #478 (September, 2015):i3-5005Ui5-5200Ui5-5300U

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Hello! After updating my Windows 7 system to Windows 10 I had some issues with Offices 2013 that couldnīt be solved so I reseted my Laptop. Afterwards my universal USB ports do not recognize any USB 2 devices anymore. No mouse, usb drive etc.  Only Usb 3 devices like a HHD and my smartphone with usb 3 work normal. I tried everything so far. Updated drivers, changed settings in Bios but no effect. Does anybody have an idea to solve this annoying problem? Thanks in advance!

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i have issues with charging battery 2First, i want to mention that battery is charging when computer is not powered but plugged in AC adapter.When computer is ON, battery2 shows in good status, but it switches every 2 seconds between charging and not charging. It happens with or without Lenovo Power manager installed.I tried to remove and reinstall battery drivers and AC adapter driver. No change.I tried powering down, removing battery, restarting, shutting down, resintalling battery, restarting. No change.Please advise 

Answer:Newer ThinkPad x240 - Battery charging issues

Hi Avuillermet, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Battery not charging on your ThinkPad X240. Please click the below link and follow the suggested troubleshooting steps from that, where the user was able to resolve the issue. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Newer-ThinkPad-x240-Battery-Reads-Good-Won-t-C... Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Lenovo Issues Battery Recall for ThinkPad Laptops

Lenovo has issued a recall for several of its ThinkPad models because of various battery issues. You can download a tool from the Lenovo website to find out if the ThinkPad you own is one of the affected laptops.

A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms: Irreparable damage or battery cannot be charged error message from Power Manager or Message Center, or Low battery capacity, as indicated by short battery run time or sudden drops in the battery fuel gauge.

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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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Hi there, I recently purchased a Thinkpad L450 and I'm pretty happy with it. What concerns me is that if I boot from battery my cpu clock speed is stuck at 0.77GHz. Plug and unplug the powercable solves this issue, but is not always an option. I have the latest BIOS update from 27.03.2015 and I always use the High-Performance-Mode (tried min: 100% cpu speed option too) Already read the regarding thread for the Z510: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Re-Lenovo-Z510-CPU-stuck-at-0-77GHz/td-p/147006... Are there any infos on this issue for the L450? EDIT: It seems that I cant reproduce the "plug, unplug fix" anymore. Cable in = up to 2.7GHz, Cable out: 0,77GHz which is pretty unacceptable. Regards,Christian

Answer:L450, CPU stuck on 0.77GHz on battery

Do you happen to have NVIDIA graphics in your L450?

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http://postimg.org/gallery/83uyhbnq/
 
I have attached the screenshots of Power Manager in Advanced Mode
Note that - Design capacity is listed as 52 Whr but thats not true, it is 62 Whr (as mentioned on Laptop Box when received and also written on the battery itself) I have also attached the battery pics to justify it.
 
Also in Power Manager the Full Charge Capacity is listed 29 Whr which is not even 50% of its capacity.
I TRIED RESETTING THE BATTERY GAUGE, BUT IT ONLY INCREASED THE PROBLEM BY FURTHER REDUCING THE CHARGE CAPACITY (from 31 to 29 Whr) 
 
Lastly the battery backup is worst - it hardly lasts 1 hour
 
And the most important thing - all this happened in last couple of weeks (I understand that battery looses its capacity over time but this is a sudden change which means something is faulty) 
 
I TRIED EVERY POSSIBLE SOLUTION LIKE UPDATING BIOS, FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE BUT NOTHING WORKED FOR ME
 
My system details are as follows
Serial No - Pxxxxxx
Model No - 62774UQ
Battery Barcode - 11S45N1054Z1ZKG83670RW
 
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Hi all,Anyone having a battery problem where it charges up to a certain percentage then stops charging?My battery will not charge past 50%! When leaves me with less than 2 hours of battery life. Please help! Shiv- Twist s230u 3317U













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Twist s230u 3317U battery issues...

Hey there shiv309,
 
There is an excellent thread by CT809, that led to a solution for this very problem.
 
Re-installed Lenovo Settings Dependency Package and the Power Management Driver, then when I rebooted and went into Lenovo Settings, this option popped up. Ensure that its placed to "fully charge".
 
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Hopefully this solves the issue for other users going forward.
 
I hope this gets your Battery issue solved shiv309, and I look forward to hearing back from you on your progress!





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Good afternoon all,

I have been in the process of making my laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T410, a much better device to use. While I've been having HDD issues, my main issue right now is the battery that I had purchased. With the IBM Power Manager software, the battery is listed as a Sanyo 42T4710. It is a 9 cell battery and I will provide any other information you need.

When I had first purchased the device, after charging for awhile the battery icon on the laptop would begin to flash amber. It will not charge to 100%, and usually stops at 96%. With the battery manager, the charge threshold is set to "Always Full Charge (Start when below 96% and end at 100%). I tried to run the battery gauge reset option, however the laptop permanently stayed at 96% and never discharged lower than that.

Are there any recommendations that you can make for what I should do with the battery?

Thanks!

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T410: Bought a different battery, issues reporting %

Does it charge to 100 when laptop is shutdown?

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I have a Acer Aspire V5 laptop. When I was running Win 8.1, the battery life wasn't great, but lasted about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Now that I upgraded to Windows 10, the last time I turned it on the battery meter said 52 %. Two minutes later, it was dead.
I just turned it on after charging it, and the meter read 98%, 1 hr 50 min remaining. I haven't touched it yet, and five minutes later the battery's down to 90 %, although it says that there's 3 hr 5 min remaining. When I do any work on it, the battery goes down drastically. Does this have anything to do with Windows 10?

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Initially battery life increased for my laptop ASUS S400CA from 2:35 to 3:35. Now it has come down to 2:30. In between I changed battery saver from 100 to 60. Now again I changed to 100. Still battery life is going down.
I would like to know about other users exp.

Any solution to increase it.

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I know this is an advertised benefit of Windows 7, but now I can testify first-hand to the better battery life. I bought a laptop with Vista on it, and upgraded it to 7 today. I charged the battery before installing, and unplugged it soon after it started installing.

I haven't plugged it in yet. I have been using it for about 2.5 hours now, and the battery is at 73%.

Granted, it is a very good battery, but if this had been Vista, it would be at about 20% by now.

Windows 7 is a great OS, isn't it?

Answer:Windows 7 and battery life

Hi Jonathan,

I think most Members would agree that Windows 7 wins hands down over Vista. I think that it is true that Vista should have never been marketed, in so many ways it was not ready. Windows 7, is basically Vista under the hood with additional features and benefits that should have been claimed by Vista. Your battery experience, for one, security, aero, driver availablity to mention just a few. Enjoy your new computer, Jonathan, and keep busy on the keyboard, helping us at the Forum.
Richard

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Preface... (and yes, this is one of my infamous "Megaposts" and this one might be in several parts, so, bear with me and get edjumicated...

I found that link about this "new" power configuration diagnostic in Windows 7 and posted it in the other thread, but as it'll get buried in the muck soon enough, and considering just how vital this specific tool could turn out to be in terms of maximizing the potential battery life/run-time of laptops and notebooks (and Tablet PCs too) that will use Windows, I figured this specific topic is very deserving of its own thread, so here it is.

What I'm hoping this thread will be about is related to a diagnostic tool that, until recently, has been relatively unknown (and I admit I just discovered info about it last week myself, so I'm cobbling together a bunch of information from a variety of sources, several being Microsoft and blogs from MSDN folk, and some Windows 7 developers also, and putting it in this one post/thread.

Hopefully there will be some intelligent discussion as time goes by as the more I do research on this the more I realize it could very well be one of the coolest things - and gain one of the most vital aspects - about Windows 7.

So let's get this thing started... who knows, maybe this'll get stickied like some other stuff I've written about... if people deem it valuable, by all means, tell the Admins/Mods and point people to it as needed.

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Answer:Windows 7 and Battery Life... What You Should Know...

cliffs?
 

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Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani

Answer:Windows 7 Battery Life??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mani


Hi

First of all, I am new to the forum so hi to everyone! This forum so far looks fantastic and so do the members!

Getting to the issue: I currently have Vista and want to not have Vista ASAP!
I need to know if Windows 7 improves on battery life, and if so, by how much? Please provide your knowledge and links(if any) to outside websites that has looked at 7 battery life.

I have a Dell M1530 laptop which has about 5 hours battery life on balance settings. But I really need about 6-8 hours for my work. Many thanks in advance.

Mani


It better on my dell by abt 15%. Dont think 7 hrs is do'able wo a larger battery.

Ken

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Laptop is a L450-181 and is literally two years and two weeks old!!! gutted... help!!!

Answer:Satellite L450 - battery states '18% available plugged in, not charging'

When you remove battery and put it again in place does it change anything?

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Hi, It seems that my L450's CPU is stuck at 0.77GHz speed when it is running on battery power, and no matter how heavy the load is, the CPU speed does not scale upward, unless I plug in the AC powercord.This makes the laptop somewhat useless on battery power when doing anything CPU intensive. This looks to be somewhat common issue, based on quick search, and possibly related to BIOS. I would like to try downgrade from 1.16 -> 1.15 or 1.12, but I always get the error "Secure Flash authentication failed" , after running the flash program and rebooting (when the BIOS flashing should start).I have disabled in BIOS settings the "Secure RollBack Prevention" option, so I guess that should not be the issue for failing to downgrade. Anyone else has this problem (with the CPU speed throttling or downgrading BIOS) ? I have tried changing options in the Windows' Power plan settings, such as 'Maximum processor state', 'Intel CPPC Energy Efficiency Settings'. I'm running Windows 10, if that is any relevant information.













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Answer:L450 processor stuck at 0.77 GHz when on battery and can't downgrade BIOS

Ok, figured it out. The fix was to disconnect the battery and AC cord for a minute. After this, the CPU is scaling its speed again normally.Good thing that this laptop model has a removable battery, I guess... I wish though, that I would have figured this before going through downgrading to Windows 8.1, since the I suspected this might have been a bug with Windows 10 or some of its drivers. I think this issue was caused by my recent BIOS update from 1.12 to 1.16., but it's really just a guess. 

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Despite being cabapble of 8+ hours on the 6 cell battery, I can only seems to get an estimation of a little over 4+ hours. Has anyone running Windows 8 been able to get the manufacturer's longevity? Could you share with me the setting you are using to reach it. My stats are:i5 323016gb RAM500 Gb 7200 RPM (msata ssd on the way)fingerprint reader Thanks for any and all help.  





-If this post was helpful maybe consider giving me a kudos for it.Thinkpad x230 -i5, 16gb RAM, 240gb SSD, 500gb 7.2k hdd, win 8.1 proThinkpad x220t - multi-touch, i7, 16gb RAM, 80gb SSD, 320gb 7.2k hdd, win 7 pro 64









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Answer:X230 and battery life in Windows 8

Disregard. I realized that my timing samples had been taken shortly after start up and not after doing work for a while. Seems things are as per advertised here. Just need to get the msata drive in and clone it. Did that in the x220t and it was a nice boost to startup and shutdown, and overall system responsivness.  





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I upgraded my Nokia Lumia Icon from 8.1 to the most current slow ring build of Win 10 Mobile. Since upgrading to Win 10 my Icon's battery life is horrible. Within a couple hours my phone will drop 30-40% with little to no use.
I am curious, is this a problem experienced by others? I am wondering if a clean install of Win 10 Mobile will solve/help the problem (I did not do a clean upgrade to Win 10), or if this is just "the nature of the beast?"
Thank you in advance for your replies!

Answer:Windows Phone 10 Battery Life

Same here on lumia 925...with w10m i lost at least 20% of battery life.

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Hello, I have new Lenovo laptop, type T430s (2353-2QV). I was realized to try Windows 8 and reinstalled it using lenovo w8 drivers. But something is wrong with battery life. It is very weak. I was hope that I can use my laptop on battery more than 4 hours, but depens on usage, I can use it maximum for about 3 hours. And that is not right, from my point of view. I do not have informatiom how much time is battery life on W7, but I think it is much better. Please, can anybody  tell me if it is right or not and what I can do with it? I welcome the response not only from users with same type of laptop. Thank you in advance.Peter

Answer:T430s Windows 8 battery life

Which battery do you have?I have the six cell and get about four hours of normal usage, more with a dim backlight

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I remember when windows 7 first came out the reports of battery life being less than when running vista. I am wondering with newer drivers being released if the battery life of windows 7 is less than/equal/ or greater than running vista. I've been wanting to upgrade but have found few reasons to upgrade but battery life might make me want to reconsider

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I would like to get a Windows 10 tablet (keyboard optional) with battery life being the highest priority. I currently have a Lenovo ThinkPad 8 on Windows 10. It's a terrific device, but it can only run for about 2-3 hours before a very long charging period.
The iPad is my gold standard tablet, being able to last for weeks on standby. Is there anything in the Windows category that's comparable?

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I am using a lenovo z580 and on windows 7 it was giving me about 4 to 4 and a half hours of battery life. However after updating to windows 8 and windows 8.1, the battery life has reduced to 2 hours of usage. All my drivers have been updated. I am using a samsung 840EVO 120gb ssd, if that makes any difference. Please help.

Answer:Battery Life after Windows 8.1 Upgrade

No help from anyone?! 

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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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Got another X230T and I want to upgrade to Windows 8,however, has all the issues been ironed out like battery life, rotating screen etc?.

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So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?

Answer:Does windows 7 really improve battery life?!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hp7Windows


So I have a quick question. Does windows 7 really improve the battery life on a laptop? Anyone noticed much of a difference?


Yes by about 10%. Thats on performance power plan. 32 bit

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How's the battery life on ur asus vivobook after updating to windows 10? Is it the same as 8.1?

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