Hi, I'm new to the community and I don't know where to put this thread. Please move it to the approriate board if I'm mistaken. So I bought this laptop, Ideapad 110 15-AST yesterday and started to tinker with it a bit (by that I mean customize it to suit my preferences and replace all stock softwares and features with mine) and I noticed something: its battery life. It's shorter than I thought. I thought it would be able to last at least 4~5 hours, but I can only get it to last for about 2~3 hours, that is with display brightness set to lowest and volumes muted, and only Wi-Fi is open (using chrome for browsing). Is this normal, or did I get a unit with defective battery? And how do I know if the laptop is already 100% charged when turned off? I don't want turning it on just to see the percentage if I won't really be using it. Cheers
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Hello YuFishThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Try to see if you can change the power plan settings and if these can make any difference.
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I am interested in buying the lenovo ideapad 510s 14 isk. However, I know battery life is not really good (with a 2-cells battery of 30 WH). Does anyone know whether or not it is possible to replace the battery to a 3-cells? Furthermore, has anyone any experience with using a powerbank (I could only find powerbanks made for thinkpads) Thank you very much!Read other answers
I realise my previous message didnt have a good header to identify problem which is new ideapad 300 (bought in April last year) permanently used with adapter since. When i now come to use on battery it drains with in a couple of minutes. What do i need to do?
Hi there, Piers ?
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today
Did you try calibrating the battery?
Also, you can also start by flushing out all static, remove battery and AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 20 seconds.
Update us how it goes.
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Hello, I'm having problems with my battery removal. As my title shows, I have a Lenovo ideapad 100, and I am supposed to be sending it off for repairs. For my issue, I need to take the battery out because it's not part of the problem; however, I can't get it out. I read on here to take the base off, but when trying to do that, it seems that it's breaking the inner clips keeping it attached. I don't want to keep breaking these off just to pay for them to be repaired later on. Is there a simpler way to take this base off?Read other answers
My battery seems to charge very slowly when connected to AC and when I unplug I lose power in less than 20 minutes and the diagnostic says battery is in "Fair" condition and only charging at 41.38% of its original full charge capacity. When I called customer service since I am still under warranty, they just said I could send in the laptop for repair which takes about 7 business days or go to a Best Buy for the GeekSquad to repair. I went to Best Buy, but the Geek Squad said they would have to send it off for 13 days so none of this was helpful as this is my only laptop and I need it daily so to send it off for 7 business days would be difficult. Are there any other options for repair that reduce the time significantly? I can't believe Lenovo doesn't offer overnight shipping to expedite the processRead other answers
The battery for my Lenovo ideapad 300 ? 15ISK has shown gradual degeneration and after less than a year it failed completely (battery report at the bottom). I?m deeply disappointed in Lenovo?s response to this. Initially they asked for having it in for repair, which in my case and I assume many others, is completely unacceptable. Being without a PC is extremely difficult and sending it away for a trivial issue like a battery replacement is unacceptable. But that was only the start of it, I checked Lenovo website and could not locate a replacement battery. Hence, I contacted Lenovo by phone but surprisingly I was told that the battery could not be sourced by Lenovo and I was recommended PC world or Amazon, neither have the correct battery in stock as it turned out.A lot of battery suppliers are listed on Google but most of them has very limited description and it seems very easy to end up with the wrong battery. I contacted Lenovo through Twitter asking for some assistance, but after several tweets explaining the issue, Lenovo vent quiet(!). A couple of weeks later I tried again, but with the same abysmal result. So, at the end, I gave up and ordered what hopefully is the right battery. Sadly, after Twitting Lenovo that I gave them up, they came back with the requested information?Lenovo is extremely good at promoting themselves, but be aware the equipment might not be up to scratch and their customer support is certainly not, not on their website, not on the phone, no... Read moreRead other answers
I realise my previous message didnt have a good header to identify problem which is new ideapad 300 (bought in April last year) permanently used with adapter since. When i now come to use on battery it drains with in a couple of minutes. What do i need to do?Read other answers
Hey all,I bought this device (Ideapad 100-15ibd) 3 months ago and about a month ago I started facing a problem related with the battery, Before I unplug my laptop,The battery says it is full 100% but when I unplug it it says batter is under 3 or 5 percent and then the laptop shuts down. When I plug it again the battery light goes red and says 4 hours for 100 percent (full) and after 15/20 minutes it says the battery is full.I keep my laptop pluged during the day and on night I turn it off and set it to sleep.Please help me,Thanks !Read other answers
i have bought Z510 one year back,within this short time i am facing battery problem.Battery is not charging and the system to be keep in plugged condition at every use.I am a home user and use laptop for limited time.I dont understand why lenova has not provided detachable battery which can be change by user only.Now new battery is not available in the market ,moreover Lenova is simply shedding their responsibility by saying Laptop in not under warranty.I request Lenovo to go for root cause analysis of this problem as hundreds of people are facing same problem in this model.Hope Lenovo would provide some software for attending the problem or atleast give the details of service provider from where battery can be repaired/replaced.
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As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery in your Lenovo Z510 laptop.
Try to perform the battery gauge reset, to perform the gauge reset go to energy manager and select the maintenance and guide and select gauge reset option and check if the battery charges.
Also uninstall the ACPI, to uninstall go to device manager select batteries option and right click on the Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery and select uninstall and restart the machine and check for the issue.
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Experiencing regular low bttery warnings with my Lenovo Ideapad 700 - battery status shows battery charge of 70%, then suddenly low battery warning appears, as well as battery icon changes for low battery icon, basically after a second the warnng disappears, as well as battery indicator shows battery charge of 70% again. This occurs randomly quite regularly. What could cause this? Quite annoying, although not a problem otherwise.Read other answers
Hello, please is there a possibility to remove battery from Lenovo Ideapad 100-15ibd laptop without opening it? To keep it connected to adapter, when I dont need it to be connected to battery?Thank you
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Opening up the machine will be required. Please see pgs 32-38 of your hardware manual:
Hope this helps.
I bought this laptop about 6 months ago because of its specifications, good price and I because Lenovo is a trusted brand.Now I have a serious problem with the battery. It only runs 4 or 5 minutes without AC power and then the battery is completely empty. I bought this notebook in New York (B&H Photo Store), but I'm from Brazil, and here we don't have this battery to buy and replace. I don't use a lot the notebook, maybe 1 time per week. I have another notebook from DELL, and it is 4 years old, I use it every day to work, and I can use it without AC power about 2 hours (original battery, never replaced before). I hope Lenovo can help me.Thanks. Leandro.Read other answers
Hi all, Lenovo Companion asked me to update Lenovo battery gauge( V 220.127.116.11) and somehow the updating failed. Result is I've no more Battery gauge and if I try to install software from this link: http://support.lenovo.com/ie/it/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x20... installing stuck and doesn't work. It does the same even with older version of this software.Can you help me please?Read other answers
Hello all, so I bought Lenovo Ideapad 310isk and I have question about battery.I downloaded lenovo settings app from windows store and using it I set my battery to conservation mode and now it shows 60% no charging.So my question would be how can I set it to 80% ?
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The Lenovo Settings app for the Lenovo laptops doesn't have an adjustable threshold that I am aware of. The 60% is preset.
I bought a new battery for my lenovo ideapad 100-15ibd, when installed on the laptop it is not charging although it is connected to the AC. what can i do? i tried removing the new battery and unistalling AC controller but the problem continue.Read other answers
I am having some problems with the battery on my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13. I have searched the forum to find a mountain of topics with problems similar but not quite the same. I have also tried a lot of the suggestions to resolve the issue but none have worked so I guess i have to start my own thread. My Lenovo has been working fine (well has fine as could be expected with these machines) up until last week. I had been using the machine in work without issue and put it into the car (fully charged) to take home. When i went to use it again a couple of days ago I plugged in the charger as normal and turned it on, only to find it completely dead. The power machine didnt turn on and the power button didnt illuminate. My initial feeling was that i may have accidently turned the machine on while in the car and this had drained the battery. I also thought that perhaps the power supply was faulty so I bought a new one. When i tried the new power supply it was the same result as the original, (not turning on and no illumination on the power button). I went back to the original power supply, this time there was a fan noise (although the machine did not turn on), and the battery indicator flashed repeatedly orange (which i believe means the battery is below 5% and needs charging. So i left the oringal power supply plugged in overnight to charge. Next morning the battery indicator was still flashing repeate... Read moreRead other answers
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
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.Read other 1 answers
Hi, I have 2 of these laptops and one has a battery problem. In Win10 it shows that it can only charge to 93%. I can leave it for few hours and it will still only say 93%. If I take power brick from the other (that can charge to 100%) charging stops at 94%. The light indicator is white when on 93% but the % in windows indicator is bothering (not to me, but to the user). I think that there is a problem in Win10 indicator (since light indicator lights white), but even formating (and converting from Legacy to EFI) didn't solved the problem. Is there a problem with battery? EDIT: At what % does LED turns from orange to white? I checked indicator for white LED when laptop was turned off and charging. So I can't confirm if it charged to 100% and if it charges to 100% when turned on.
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Hello, I got the Lenovo ideapad 110 near a month ago, I liked it a lot, until many problems started happening and it ticked me off a lot. The main problem with this computer is the battery life. I looked up what the average battery life for this computer was, it said approximately 3 to 4 hours. And it is hard to believe that because at fully charged, the battery life says it is 2 hours, but runs out quicker than that. The charging speed, I was at 0% with this computer, and it said that to be at fully charged, it would have to take nearly 3 hours! What??? I researched online if there was any way to replace a more long-lasting battery or to see if there are some ways to save/improve the battery life. What I got were ways to save more battery, but none of it worked, they don't make a difference. Lowering the brightness, probably only saves 5 minutes of your battery, and that's the most I could really do (out of all the ways showed in the support page), since I never use bluetooth, etc. Really need some help, would really appreciate some better ways to saving more of the battery, or if there is a way to replace the battery in this computer with a bigger life. But I strongly dislike the problems with most Lenovo computers, thinking of returning/exchaniging it. Thanks for your time.Read other answers
Hi,Iv'e had the 710s for about two weeks. At first i would get about 5 - 5.5 hours of work time from it. But yesterday the battery started draininig very fast, and i'm now getting about 2.5 hours of work time. Iv'e not installed anything new or made any special changes. Any idea what this could be?Read other answers
I have had my Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 since around January, and I have just recently expierienced the problem of the battery dropping to zero. What happens is my battery will be draining at a normal pace then all of a sudden my laptop will shut down and will not go back on as it thinks the battery is dead. If it is plugged when this happens then the orange battery low light will begin flashing and the message goes from saying "Fully charged (100%)" to "1% remaining (plugged in, charging)". This is quite annoying as I cannot take my laptop anywhere without fear of it randomly dying on me. I would assume I wouldn't need a new battery after only having the laptop for a few months. Also, if you are not familiar with this model, the battery is built in internally so I cannot try removing it and putting it back in myself. Any advice would be appreciated; I'd rather not deal with Lenovo's customer support unless I absolutely have to.
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Based from your findings, it's possible that:
- the battery circuit inside is not working to unload the charge, or
- one of the battery cells have already reached its life span
- the chip that handles how the battery gets charge/discharge and checks the charge level of each battery cell (both are controlled by a firmware) is malfunctioning.
Batteries degrade overtime due to heat and daily use. If you're still under warranty, I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue as you most likely need a replacement battery.
How Lithium-ion Batteries Work
I have a lenovo ideapad y510p and everything was fine until for I thought I'd do the battery reset in the lenovo energy management,at first the battery was dead and laptop wouldnt turn on,,I found one way around this which is that first I take the battery out and then insert the ac adapter,the laptop turns on then I put it in hibernate while I insert battery after which it seems to charge but only after I do these steps,but if I take the adapter out and insert it back in,it would stop charging.this is all because of the lenovo energy management software battery reset.I've uninstalled it but it doesnt work.any suggestions?I'm guessing one of the steps after full charge during the battery reset the battery gets drained where it says "plugged in and not charging" until it reaches zero is the problem.
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I had this problem with my laptop lenovo z510, it's battery charges fast, and when it's unplugged then used it, it automatically turn offs without warning of low battery. It automatically turns off. What do you think its problem? Please help me. Thank you!
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same problem here. im from the philippines as well.. tsk tsk!Read other 9 answers
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?Read other answers
Hey all, sorry if this is the wrong spot for my post but I'm new around here. Yesterday, my Ideapad's battery malfunctioned when it was around 20%, and when I tried to plug in the ac adapter, it wouldn't charge. Eventually the battery ran down to 0, and now I'm stuck with a dead battery and laptop. Is there anything I can do? I initially thought it was the charger, and I ordered a new one, but even the new charger won't charge it either.Read other answers
Hi, I got this laptop just a day ago and switched it on with connection to A/C Power. As per instructions, I charged the battery for 2 hours, but after that the laptop overheated and it won't turn on. I assumed it might be because the battery is still in ship mode, so let the battery completely drain and connected to A/C power outlet and switched it on again. Now, since yesterday, the laptop only switches on after the battery is completely drained and on a/c power connection. This laptop has the battery built-in, so removing the battery is not an option. Please help. Oh Also, I did press the Novo button, but it didn't solve the problem.Read other answers
Hi every bodyDoes anybody has problem with Lenovo Battery Gauge installation with Windows 10 build 15007 Enterprise on ideapad Z510 and if he get solution to this problemRead other answers
is it possible to run this laptop without the battery pack? my last laptop had a removable battery but this model appears to be fixed? there are screw fixings but im not sure if these will detach anything, would welcome any information on this.
when the battery is fully charged can the adapter remain plugged in? or should i remove it? i was wondering if there is a cut out for when full charge is reached or it just keeps charging as i use it, this is why removable battery packs were standard a few years ago and the laptop could run off the mains with the charger plugged in, i would rather do this than eventually have to replace a worn battery later on at more cost etc,
thanks for your help in advance
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Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
As you found out, the battery for your model is not removable by the consumer. A simple solution to your problem if you are using Windows 10, which I'm guessing you have, is to use the Lenovo Settings app. One of the options of Lenovo Settings is Conservation Mode. That mode will maintain the battery at a 50 to 60% charge level which will allow you to power the laptop by the adapter without continually charging the battery. The Lenovo Settings app is available in the Windows 10 Store if you do not have it installed already. Just search the store on the word Lenovo to easily find it.
Once in Lenovo Settings just click on the battery icon on the left menu. A new screen will open on the right and in the middle of that screen will be Conservation Mode. Just enable it. In the event you need a 100% charge to go portable with the laptop, just disable Conservation Mode.
Hi I am thinking of purchasing a 13" Lenovo ideapad 710s ($1199 model) over a MacBook air. I have been using a macbook air for several years and recently thought of getting a new laptop. Lenovo's 710s seems to be quite good on paper (except the battery life), but I couldnt find any reviews online which can tell me if the laptop is as good as Lenovo projects it to be. If anyone has bought/used Lenovo 710s, can you guys chime in and let me know if this laptop came on par with your expectations (esp. the battery life)? Thanks
hi. Here I leave you computer manual so you can compare, the battery is a consumable device that usually lasts depending on the use that will give the team being new can last an average of 3 hours, you should know that each load you do it is that you take away useful life. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Z-Base-de-conocimientos/Optimizando-el-tiempo-de-duraci%C3%B3n-de-la-ba... Manual service:https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_710S-13ISK_hmm_201603.pdf Regards.
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Hi.I am considering buying Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p,to be more specific I want exactly this model from newegg.com. This model has 5400rpm 1tb HDD which in my personal opinion is not good enough for this laptop so I was planning to upgrade it to SSD but I am not if this is possible to remove the existing HDD and replace is with my SSD as I see no HDD bay on the back of the laptop,the manual also provides no information on how to acess the HDD. There is also no information on the size of the hard disk drive on this model,is it a regular 2.5" HDD or are they using other size drive..? I have chatted with a few representatives online,but they could not provide any specific information,one of them told me that this is possible,the other one said it is not.I hope someone can provide detailed information on this matter.Thank you.
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Welcome to the Forums.
The official Ideapad Y510p specs sheet has not been released yet but the 1TB HDD is a regular 2.5" SATA HDD (same as the Y500, see page 38-40 of the hardware maintenance manual on how to access the HDD)
Other SKU of the Y510p, like this merchant, sells a hybrid 2.5" drhve (sample specs here)
As for upgrading the HDD to SSD, you may want to check Crucial's SSD upgrade for the Y510p or go with an mSATA drive (according to these reviews, the Y510p uses an M.2 (formally NGFF) mSATA drive).
Please check this pdf data sheet in the future as it will enlist the official specs for the Y510p.
Hello. I wanted to know what type of cooling system my ideapad 100 have, cause there is no fan and i only see a couple of straight lines underneath the left side, where you can look in at the different machinery( sorry im not an expect on this)so im just thinking the only thing "helping" it not overheat would be the air i let in ..? Any responds would be appreciated.Read other answers
I have a Lenovo s10 ideapad laptop and I wanted to know if the Mini PCI-e slot is dedicated to a G3 modem, or if I could use it for something that would be useful to me?
This is the closest picture to what it looks like that I was able to find, mine has a sim card slot next to it thought.
Thanks a lot.
Use anything you like in it.
So I'm planning on buying this model: Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15ISK, but the one I'm looking to buy doesn't have an SSD and doesn't specify which ports are still available, only that it has a 1TB HDD. So I wanted to ask: 1. Does it have a free M.2 port? all models of the Y700-15ISK should have them, or am I wrong? 2. Which type of M.2 SSD does it support? M or B+M? I already sent the same questions to the retailer, but I am still waiting for an answer so thought I'd ask here as well.Read other answers
I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z570. It has two options for the battery charging. One is it charges the battery 100%. The other it only charges 50% and supposedly if you don't use your battery very often, it will extend the life of it. I don't use the battery very often, but would like to keep it charged 100% in case I need to use it. I would like to get an idea if the 50% option really saves that much on the battery. Any help is appreciated. Thanks,
I have a Z560 Ideapad and only charge it 100%. I don't use the laptop that often, but I haven't had any issues with the "100%" charging.Read other 2 answers
Hi all! I have a laptop lenovo Z51-70. SSD, Geforce 940M and intel I5 5th gen. I was buying that device with thought about my studies but also because I wanted to play on this.My question is how to avoid killing the battery?Previously I had a Dell laptop, I destroyed the battery because I was using the laptop and charging even though the battery was 100%. When I found out about this I started to take out my battery from the laptop and I was using this like a normal PC. Now when I have Lenovo Z51-70 I am aware of this that in this way I can destroy my battery. However it is not possible anymore to take the battery out of the laptop. I do not know how I should act. If I do not charge my laptop while Im playing, the laptop is able to work only for 1 hour... and the performance is really poor. Im trying to play while Im playing the game and then when I reach the point 100% Im finishing the game and Im unpluding power supply. Then Im waiting when laptop lose its power to 20% of battery. Im pludging the power supply again and Im playing again until the 100% of battery. I know it is really uncomfortable, but I really do not want to lose the efficiency of my battery. So how to play and in the same time not destroy the battery? Does it hurt my battery if my laptop is fully charged and Im still playing the game? Maybe there is a way to turn off the battery why Im playing and switch my laptop to act as it would be a normal PC? If anyone knows something pl... Read moreRead other answers
Hi all! I have a laptop lenovo Z51-70. SSD, radeon r9 and intel I5 5th gen. I was buying that device with thought about my studies but also because I wanted to play on this.My question is how to avoid killing the battery?Previously I had a Dell laptop, I destroyed the battery because I was using the laptop and charging even though the battery was 100%. When I found out about this I started to take out my battery from the laptop and I was using this like a normal PC. Now when I have Lenovo Z51-70 I am aware of this that in this way I can destroy my battery. However it is not possible anymore to take the battery out of the laptop. I do not know how I should act. If I do not charge my laptop while Im playing, the laptop is able to work only for 1 hour... and the performance is really poor. Im trying to play while Im playing the game and then when I reach the point 100% Im finishing the game and Im unpluding power supply. Then Im waiting when laptop lose its power to 20% of battery. Im pludging the power supply again and Im playing again until the 100% of battery. I know it is really uncomfortable, but I really do not want to lose the efficiency of my battery. So how to play and in the same time not destroy the battery? Does it hurt my battery if my laptop is fully charged and Im still playing the game? Maybe there is a way to turn off the battery why Im playing and switch my laptop to act as it would be a normal PC? If anyone knows something pleas... Read moreRead other answers
So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
Anybody have any suggestions on what the probl... Read more
Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.