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Improving Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15IKB Battery /drastic battery drain

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

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

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

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

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I got this issue for a long time. Don't know if this is a factory defect, or perhaps a design flaw on Lenovo. The battery was good to ok when I first got it, then came all the Windows 10 updates which made it worse. I would just normally use it and most of the time I only got around 1.5-2 hours. I tried everything, control start-up items, control background apps, disabled Fast Boot even reduced the screen brightness but to no avail. All my drivers are updated, even the BIOS.Does anyone have this issue? If you do, did you try any other tricks that might have even temporarily solved this issue?I wish some of the moderators can report this to Lenovo Engineers, so they can find a solution.

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Hi! Anyone experiences this? I have tried all possible fix for this that I can find. And it looks like this update, maybe feature rich but not exactly battery-friendly. Any possible fix for this?

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Hello, I have ideapad y500 and  I've noticed that when ever I shut it off and power it back on the battery has drained. Its about 12% per night .. Its rly weird bcs i am not using "always on usb" or any others features. I think that it is HW bug or BIOS. I have noticed that when  i shut it down -> unplug the power cable then i remove and again attach the battery leave it for 12hours and there weren't any battery drain. So it only appears when i just unplug the power cable and leave it. I have read some topics(some ppl have the same problem) but i haven't find any solution. Is there any solution to solve this problem?? Bios version is the latest one.. I haven find any newest bios ver on your website.  Tomas

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y500 issue - battery drain (shutdown)

I'm assuming you have win 8. Try this:On the Windows 8 Start Screen, press CNTL + ALT + DEL.On the next screen select the Power icon located in the lower Right. When the options appear, press the SHIFT key and select "Restart". When the next screen appears, select "Turn off your PC". The unit will power down completely.See if you still have the battery draining.Note: Even if the unit is off, a little drain is expected to maintain the clock, etc.

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I've recently bought a brand new lenovo Ideapad 510 15IKB MTM is 80SV001PIH. Since last few days I'm facing issue with battery. I plugged in my machine at a charge level of 96%. After half an hour I noticed that still the battery level is 96% . When I put the pointer on battery guage, it's showed that "Plugged in, not charging". In my laptop battery is not removable, so I can't try removing the battery and putting it back again. I've restarted my machine many times but still the situation is same.


























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I have a new lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB,i have noticed that the battery loses charge even i'm not using the laptop in two days from 100% to 30%  any help ? thanks 

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i have anew idepad 310-15ikb from 10 daysi found that battery since first time it work ..it  work 2 hours on balanced modeand 1 hour and 20 minute on high performance activity was on just browsing internet Battery reportBattery reportCOMPUTER NAMEAHMED-PCSYSTEM PRODUCT NAMELENOVO 80TVBIOS3JCN21WW 09/23/2016OS BUILD10240.16384.amd64fre.th1.150709-1700PLATFORM ROLEMobileCONNECTED STANDBYNot supportedREPORT TIME2017-06-11 11:25:50Installed batteriesInformation about each currently installed battery BATTERY 1NAMEL15S2TB0MANUFACTURERSANYOSERIAL NUMBER3249CHEMISTRYLIONDESIGN CAPACITY30,000 mWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITY30,590 mWhCYCLE COUNT-                                                                                                                                            &nbs... Read more

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I have been using this Laptop for more than a year now, and Im really disappointed with the battery life. Before that May-June 2017 Windows 10 update, Im normally getting around 3-4 hours of laptop runtime with minimal to moderate tasks, but now it was reduced to half. I already did the following:1. Battery replaced (original not oem or cheap knock-off)2. Windows 10 Reset3. Control background apps and start-up items.4. Everything was updated, even the Bios. When I complained about it, the service center mentioned something that it has something to do with being connected to a Wifi Network, even without downloading any updates. Kindly refer this to your engineering team. Also, the few minutes upon booting this laptop, the machine is somewhat laggy in terms of response, like asking someone who had just waken-up to do task that requires speed and precision. Lenovo might try to communicate with Microsoft regarding this matter as I believe that the system was not optimized for the succeding updates as of June last year.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello Guys, My laptop battery is drain out when the laptop are powered off. This is a problem that can be solved with some update ou is a hardware problem? Can someone help me?

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I am currently using my Lenovo 910 a few hours a week for about a year. The battery life has always been fantastic. Last week all of a sudden it was cut in half... now on a full charge, it only last 3 hours. Then on top of that, I noticed today while using the computer the battery would not charge very slowly and not all the way. I went through all the battery saving tips and I am still having the same issue. Was there an update that caused this or a driver I need to update? I have checked for updates through setting and everything seems ready to go. I am open to any ideas. This is so sad... 

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I'm assuming that this thread may not even receive any replies based on the times I've attempted to receive aid from any professional within the Lenovo community. I'll give it a shot anyways. Hello, I've had my Lenovo y40-70 for a little over a year (so that means my warranty is expired--do not tell me to use my warranty to fix my issue). After updating to Windows 10, I've had extremely bad battery life. It would drop from 100% to a hibernating state within the hour. Previously, I've received acceptable battery performance with maybe about 3-4 hours of usage. I've tried updating all my drivers and playing around with battery settings etc. I've uninstalled the energy manager application and am unwilling to perform a gauge reset due to the potential negative effects it may have on the my system. Anyone have any idea on how to fix this issue besides rolling back to Windows 8.1? Oh yeah, I've also tried calling Lenovo support but I was literally on the line for 2 hours listening to a song. Any help is appreciated. May have to end up getting a different laptop if this problem persists.











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A:Battery Drain Lenovo y40-70

I have similar issues with my Y40.  Add to that a loss of notification when the battery is low, so the Y40 goes into Hibernate without warning.  Also the data displayed about the amount of charge remaining in the battery stays above 90% most the time while running on the battery, even after 90 minutes of use. Tried uninstalling and updating the Energy Manager. And have tried various adjustments to the power plans. Nothing has solved the problems of unpredictable and erratic battery life, or at least what the Y40 thinks the battery charge level is at. 

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Hello everyone, Got lenovo y50-70 touch. like my laptop but have very interesting issue with it. When I play for example "Dying Light or Heroes of the storm" or anything else... even when my laptop is connected to power adapter ... it still drains battery. Still my power adapter is original one for my laptop. no erros with power at all. can anyone help me with my issue? tyvm

A:Lenovo y50-70 Battery drain

Does it ever charge?
Is it new laptop?
 
Do this -
Shutdown laptop
Disconnect power supply
Press power button for 45 seconds
Reconnect and start again
 
Check if it starts charging.

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i just bought an Ideapad320-15Ikb laptop without knowing that the battery is built-in.. now i need to know how to deal with it to keep it healthy

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HeyI have lenovo ideapad 300-15isk 80q700uwih when the battery reaches 56% it automatically drops to 6% and says connect to charger. May I know what's the problem and how to rectify it 

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Hello guys, Got Lenovo Y50-70 Touch laptop. So my problem is Battery drain during gaming. While my laptop is plugged in on power supply it still drains battery for example when I play "Dying Light". Any ideas why? please help. 

A:Lenovo battery drain during gaming

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
What are the specifications of the charger / adapter you are using (voltage and amperage) ?
 
If it is a low wattage it may not be keeping up with the resource demands the laptop is requiring during gaming.  If the laptop is drawing more power than the charger / adapter can supply then it is drawing on the battery for the extra power.  I had a similar issue with another brand of laptop I owned and resolved the issue by upgrading the charger / adapter from 90 watt to 120 watt.  In my situation it would drain the battery just surfing the net and viewing videos for an extended period of time.  A side benefit of the higher wattage adapter is that it will charge the battery faster. 
 
In checking the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your model it is shows that your computer could have been shipped with either a 45 watt adapter or a 135 watt adapter.  I suspect you have the 45 watt unit.  Please see page #97 of the manual for the adapter specifications.   Here is a link to that manual....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_y40_50_series_hmm.pdf

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Hi I have purchased new lenovo laptop g5080 but i have seen my laptop battery suddenly drain upto 6%.I have face this problem kindly give appropriate solution.. Thanks

A:Lenovo G50-80 battery drain upto 6% after 50%

Hi Abdul,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Method 1:
Go to Device manager >>Battery and then uninstall the Microsoft ACPI- Compliant control method Battery and then restart and check...
 
Method 2:
 Go to Energy Manager >> Maintenance Guide>> Gauge reset by plugging in the Adapter and leave it as it is.... This Gauge reset will charge the battery for 100% and then drains it to 0 % and then gives the pop up to restart... After restarting it should be fine....
 
Method 3: Use the One Key recovery...
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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My laptop battery stay only about 2hour
I have just bought it
Is it damaged
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was: Re: Lenovo ideapad 310 -15ikb

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Hey
I have lenovo ideapad 300-15isk 80q700uwih when the battery reaches 56% it automatically drops to 6% and says connect to charger. May I know what's the problem and how to rectify it 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Does the 2 cell battery in ideapad 520 can be upgraded to 3 cell or 4 cell  battery ??

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Its only 3 month notebook, system was preinstalled ,  battery only 1,5 hours.., bud before about  3-5h on internet.

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

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Recently, bought Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen. Spent a premium price and I am very disappointed with the battery, even after optimization with low brightness. Why are they advertising 15 H?

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I am a Yoga 700-14ISK user for 2 years. And I had encounter serveral issues with this laptop before (and the service center helped me to fix them) However, now there is an issue I just have now - my battery is draining fast like 1% lost per 2-3 min for light usage (browsing on Chrome or doing my schoolwork either on Microsoft Office or Google Drive) I suspected it was due to my battery wear level. However, as I monitored it, I realised it keep fluctuating (from 19.64% to 42.02%) until I re-calibrate which gives me 38.51% and then 38.71% after a charge to 60%. Is it possible the battery wear level can cause the quick drain in battery?  Is this battery wear level normal? I would also like to point out that I had the battery changed over a year ago and I normally used my laptop for schoolwork and gaming (occasionally now after realising the issue.) I am also going to have an internship (at least 6 months) from July so I am very worried that my laptop can't last long especially its battery. Hence, should I go to a Lenovo service center and request for a battery replacement? Please give me any possible reasons on why the laptop battery starts to drain fast and its battery wear level sharp increase, and also possible solutions for these issues. I would like to know more about it in order to sustain my laptop at least for a year.

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I'm having problems with my 910 yoga. He's been carrying it for more than two days and it's only 44%. Unlike the other posts, where yoga is connected and does not carry my charges very slowly. Also when I remove the power cable the battery drains very fast.
1) I already updated the BIOS
2) I already unplugged and reinstalled the battery drives
I do not know what else to do.

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Hi Everyone, I came here for discuss one of the latest problem of my lenovo Yoga 500 which i had purchased earlier. Whenever I have been using it in my meeting and in conference battery drained very fast. This is intial problem of the battery draining,how i overcome this problem. I can't use adpater for Yoga 500 everytime.Shall I change my laptop or battery or any other idea which best fits for me. Thanks,Steven lash

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I am using  510-15IKB Laptop(ideapad) with windows 10 and it is only 4-5 months old laptop, it shut down when it is charge 50% or less during working on battery , while battery is only 20 days old because last battery performance was not good so company change the battry. So battery as old no issue but when i am using laptop on battery after  some drain it shut down the laptop. And after that shut down laptop take 4-5 time more in starting to normal starting. During my conversion with support technician he tell me for windows recovery but it do not have any effect, then he tell me for calibration but during draining in calibration it also shut down at any percentage so it also not completed.Now i am using this new laptop as a desktop due to issue because the work i do at time of shut down goes because it only stores in RAM.  Also its BIOS is updated and all recommended drivers are updated.Some times its battery only charged upto 90% while I put it on charge for 10hours. Also its performance is not relevent as it works sometime on full charged battery for 3hours and some time only 1hous while before 1 month it was 4:30 hours-  5hours on a full charged.

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Dear Community, I just bought my Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB last February 2018, i had a suspicion about my battery condition, i just run an diagnostic using lSC lite provided by Lenovo with this result. I need to ask about the battery capacities, is it normal my notebook designated capacity with 6345 MAH, but my battery full charge capacity deducted to 6075 MAH. I use this notebook without charging while using and always charge the battery while the system told me to charge my battery and charge to 100% , than unplugged the charger. Thank You

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Is that normal? If i restart it starts charging to 100%, and my battery health seems fine any idea if that is a know issue?

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Hello, I was wondering if I could use any of the following replacement batteries for my lenovo yoga 15IKB Signature edition: https://www.amazon.ca/Battpit%C2%AE-Notebook-Replacement-710-14IKB-80V4003RPB/dp/B078BRQJNH/ref=sr_1...orhttps://www.amazon.ca/Battpit%C2%AE-Notebook-Replacement-710-14IKB-80V4004KGE/dp/B078BQV7GG/ref=sr_1...orhttps://www.amazon.ca/5264mAh-L15L4PC1-L15M4PC1-Battery-Lenovo/dp/B07711R39F/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid... I cant find the exact battery for my laptop model and was wondering if any of the following would work.Any help would be highly appreciated.

A:Lenovo Yoga 710 15IKB battery replacement

Have you tried buying from Lenovo?  After clicking on below link choose rechargeable batteries on the left side list.  Normally i would also try Encompass but it appears their database is down right now.
 
https://lenovo.encompass.com/
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-710-15ikb/80v5/par...
 

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Hello everyone, I just want to know what?s the battery life like for this laptop: Lenovo V110 80TH0013UK 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U / 2.5 GHz ,3.1 GHz Turbo Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075SW941Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6wizAbY55KHAW And also what?s the max RAM capacity for the laptop? I want to know before I but it.

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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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hi.i was using my computer with battery conservation on a few days ago but next day i used the pc i couldn't use it. i losed that option and i really need it because i need to use my computer all day does anyone know what can i do?i already tried to reinstall the drivers and lenovo vantage too and nothing


























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hi i bought anew lap top last week ,ideapad310when i connect charger it bocome charging till reach 99% and then this message appear available plugged in ,charging if there is aproblem?

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hello ..i just bought lenovo ideapad 310-15IKB laptod ..i want to know to best way to deal with the built in battery ..should i keep the battery plugged in ?is threre a way to stop the battery from charging or separate it

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I have recently bought a lenovo ideapad 320 with 6th gen i3 processor, 4 gab ram & 2gb geforce 940 MX graphics card. I always use the laptop pluuged in. Will it effect my battery ? Or is there any suggestion to maintain better battery life ? Thaks

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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!

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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?

A:Lenovo ideapad 300 battery draining

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.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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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?

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