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Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

Q: Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins. This is with it just sitting there doing nothing. Is this normal? I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK. So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours?

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A: Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?

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hello there fellow Yoga 710 users,  one of the reasons why i picked up this Yoga 710 is because of its 'above average' battery life to compare with its competitor. this is based on reviews that i read and watch on youtube.  however, after using it for a few days, i dont think i was able to hit 7 hours or more on this machine. i did not put it under extreme load as i was using it only for word processing etc.  from the battery notification, it says around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 100 percent.  any of you guys encounter the same problem? or you guys were able to hit 7 hours or more for the battery life? just want to make sure that my battery is not draining for no reason appreciate your input guys  thanks 

A:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

~6 hours with heavy usage (programming and multitasking). Cheers

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I've recently bought a Lenovo Yoga 720 13IKB, considering the battery as one of its biggest pros due to some reviews and adds I read in the Internet. Unfortunately, even after a 100% charge, I can't get no longer than 4h30 / 5 h of battery lifetime prediction / battery lifetime.  I have already decreased brightness, I almost have no apps running in background, but unfortunately it doesn't gets better. The situation is even worse considering that I'm not doing anything but surfing online, texting in word or taking a look at some pictures in Windows Gallery. Have anyone experienced the same problem? Can someone please help me? Is that true that we can get 10h30 (or a bit less, I wouldn't care) like it was advertised or that was just a commercial bait? Thanks in advance!  

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Last week my laptop was able to get through a 6 and a half hour school day and still have a little charge left over--I could still work on it for another half hour or so when I got home. Yesterday, it died at the end of my first two classes, and that's only about three and a half hours. For my last and longest class, I had to borrow paper for notes. I hadn't even opened my laptop before I got to school. Looking at a full charge now, it says it's only good for 3 hours and 20 minutes.I have no idea what's changed from last week to this one. I haven't installed any updates, and I don't use any programs that eat up a lot of CPU, especially during class. If there's anything different, the fan has been louder than usual. Can anybody shed some light on what might've happened? Edit: some useful information I forgot to add is that this laptop is less than a year old. The battery is much too young to be degrading this quickly.

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Hi guys, I've had my Yoga 900 since December 2015 and I enjoy this ultrabook.  I am concerned about the battery life though. The specs say up to 9 hours of battery life, but based on my usage I would have to say that I am only confident of 6 hours worth of charge. My typical use is as follows: 1) Approximately 75% screen brightness (225 nits)2) Combo of WiFi with multiple Google Chrome tabs open, video and music usage mixed in my typical day. Those of you with the Yoga 900, would you say that this is normal or typical? Thanks, Nik

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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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So I haven't used my laptop for a week or so, and when I started it up a few days ago, the battery life turned from a solid 7+ hours to a mere 4 hours! I actually timed how long it took before the battery went down by 1% before this happened, so I did the same test after. When I tested it, for the first time, the battery went down 1% after 270 seconds(almost 5 minutes). Now it seems to lose the same amount of battery in a weak 140 seconds(just a little bit more than 2 minutes!). Can someone please help me find the cause and if I can fix it? I loved this laptop because of its excellent battery life.

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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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I've had my 910 4k for a couple of days now but I just don't seem to be able to get much over 4.5hrs battery life out of it. I've checked background processes and can't see anything eating the battery. I've not really installed anything on it yet and most of the time, I'm just browsing the net using Edge browser and brightness set to 50%. Really love the laptop but this battery life is getting me down!Will it improve after a few cycles?Right now, it's at 21% and it's telling me that it's got 2hrs 47 mins to run. Thats a lie because a few minutes ago, it told me it was at 22% and had under 1 hr left!Do I let it charge to zero and then charge it back to 100%? I'd be grateful for any help or advice please! 

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Guys I'm planning to buy a Lenovo Yoga 920. I just have to decide whether to buy the model with the 4k screen or 1080p screen. Cost of 4k screen model is 1400usd and 1080p screen model is 1375. All the other specifications are exactly the same between the two models. So basically it boils down to the battery life and yes i understand 4k screen will give lower battery life.  But if you could give ur feedback on what is ur battery life and the kind of usage, it would tremdously useful in helping me. Thanks.

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Battery life seems way less than advertised... 4-5 hours max at default settings.  Just basic web browsing and some word processing.  Showed 4.5 hours out of the box on first charge, and never got better.  No unusual "background" processes draining battery.  Any one else seeing this?

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This is for anyone who constantly has Chrome with at least 7 tabs open and a few extensions on. How long does your battery last? I have the latest drivers and software versions and I'm curious to see if my battery life matches up with that of others' laptops.

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Hi, I have a thinkpad t450 but want a new slightly more compact laptop with a better screen. Among my considerations from Lenovo would be the Yoga 260 or 460 models. How would people here rate them? I'd be looking for a minimum of 8.5 hours of battery. Could anybody say whether this is achievable? I've looked at online reviews which say anything from 6-9 hours for the 260, and I doubt somewhat Lenovos own clain of 12. Could anyone tell me how long theres would go on before running out of juice and any other considerations I should have when making a decision.

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I read a couple reviews saying that X1Y3 can last up to 15 hours because the HDR screen drains a lot less power than the OLED on X1Y2. However, I just got my X1Y3 and noticed that the battery can't last even an 8 to 5 school day (document viewing, note taking with the Think Pen, Facebook, Google Drive, etc). The brightness is usually set at "darker" or "suggested" in tablet mode and about 1/3 of the bar in regular laptop mode. Is that everyone's experience? Anything I can do to extend the battery life and use the laptop reasonably comfortably?  Thanks so much! Jack

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Hi all, I recently bought a Yoga 520. i7 8th gen 512SSD.I noticed till now my battery life has been in the range of 2-5hrs and it seems to be kinda low for a new laptop.I saw online that some people managed to get 8-9hrs.How is that possible? I have never seen my battery life showing more than 6hrs Any help please anyone? Did i get a new not working as intended laptop? Thanks!

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Hi, I have a thinkpad t450 but want a new slightly more compact laptop with a better screen. Among my considerations from Lenovo would be the Yoga 260 or 460 models. How would people here rate them? I'd be looking for a minimum of 8.5 hours of battery. Could anybody say whether this is achievable? I've looked at online reviews which say anything from 6-9 hours for the 260, and I doubt somewhat Lenovos own clain of 12. Could anyone tell me how long theres would go on before running out of juice and any other considerations I should have when making a decision.

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Hi, I have an oled version of thinkpad X1 yoga (i7, 512 ssd,), and even if almost no application is at work, the battery is drained in 1-2 hours use. it's a new laptop and i barely used it so far. what am i supposed to do? is there something to install that makes this problem solved, or should i send it to one of the labs?any advice will be appreciated! Thanks

A:X1 Yoga Battery Life

You have to go service center. They can easily find out and problem and able to solve it.

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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 read a couple reviews saying that X1Y3 can last up to 15 hours because the HDR screen drains a lot less power than the OLED on X1Y2. However, I just got my X1Y3 and noticed that the battery can't last even an 8 to 5 school day (document viewing, note taking with the Think Pen, Facebook, Google Drive, etc). The brightness is usually set at "darker" or "suggested" in tablet mode and about 1/3 of the bar in regular laptop mode. Is that everyone's experience? Anything I can do to extend the battery life and use the laptop reasonably comfortably?  Thanks so much! Jack

A:X1 Yoga 3rd Gen Battery Life Less Than 8 Hours

OLED suppose to be more power efficient than IPS. See attached comparison by HotHardware. HDR screen theoretically draw more power due the pixel brightness it needs to push.  How many hours are you getting exactly? 5~8 hours should be consider normal. Anything less than 5 hours may suggest something is wrong. The 15.5 hr advertised battery is playing video without wifi at lowest brightness. I would suggest you open the Lenovo Vantage metro app and check battery information. Does battery full charge capacity show 57wh or more?  

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so i brought the laptop in september and the battery life at 100% would last about 3 hours at a push, however only a few months down the line and the battery life only last an hour and a half? is there a solution or should i upgrade the battery?

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We just introduced this tablet into our invironment and are having trouble with the short battery useage when fully charged.On a full charge I/we can only get maybe 2.5 hours of use. I've made numerous changes in Windows 10 to try andextend the battery life, but nothing works. Does anyone know of "anything" I can try to improve this...itsbeyond frustrating! PLEASE, PLEASE help!! -Thanks 

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Hi, Lenovo claims the X1 (4th gen) or X1 Yoga can last 11 hours on battery. Great numbers but I guess nobody experienced it.The best I can get is a top 5 hours making sure that the system is on power save mode and about 6 hours when the Battery saver is enabled on Windows 10. I had to install a program to switch to save mode every time the laptop is running on battery. If not I forget to switch to Power Save mode and the battery only last 2 hours. I also pay attention to background program that may eat CPU.Honestly, 6 hours of battery life is pretty good but not even close the 11 hours claimed by Lenovo. The new X1 will have 16 hours of battery life, it means 8 hours in reality.Here are my questions.How many hours do you get on your X1 4gen or X1 Yoga?What did you do to improve it?Any secret recipe?

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

A:Yoga 3 14 i7 poor battery life

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

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I just recently bought this yoga 720 and saw online that the battery life is supposed to be around 8 to 10 hours. However, I am only getting around 4 hours of battery life. Does anyone know how to fix this problem or what might be causing it. Recently I've only been watching youtube videos so I'm not running any super intensive programs. I have 8th gen i7, 16gb ram, 1 tb ssd, and the uhd 620 graphics card.

A:Yoga 720: short battery life

YouTube videos can be more intensive than you think. And there may be other things running in the background (virus scanners, Windows Updates, cloud storage synchronization) that are shortening your battery life. Battery life claims on just about anything battery-powered are usually best-case scenarios. I can get 6-8 hours out of my 920. But to do that, I do little more than word processing in airplane mode with the screen brightness as dim as I can handle it. Virus scanners are disabled, no external devices attached. If I connect it to my television and stream Amazon movies with the wireless keyboard and mouse attached for control, then 4-5 hours is about all I get, too. 
 
Check Task Manager to see what else is runing. Tweak your virus scanner and any other background programs you have. Turn off anything you can. That'll stretch it. 

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When my Yoga 900 is fully charged, and I click on the battery indicator in the systems tray - it says I have 4  hours of battery life remaining.  How accurate is that prediction?  And why doesn't it say 6 hours or more?  Seems like I typically get about  3 hours of use on a single charge.

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Hello! So I just bought a new Yoga 910, which i very much love except for  the battery life.It takes more than 4 hours to charge and discharges in less than 3 hours with continuous use (i'm using the balanced power option).This is much less time than all the benchmarks posted online (which say 8 to 10 hours). I think it might be a calibtration issue, which would probably solve the slow charge also.I can't seem to figure out this calibration as there's no onekey optimizer anymore. any help?

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Hi, It may be a stupid question, but I was wondering: Will the battery life of the 4K version of the Lenovo 720 improve, if it would be scaled to 1080p resolution? I'm talking about underscaling it when using it in college where sometimes it will be unplugged and be lightly used for web browsing and video watching. (I haven't bought this laptop yet, and thus I'm asking here) Thnak you

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Hi, I normally use my yoga 2 pro like a desktop, and I wanted to ask - how do you take care of its battery? I'm not clear as to what to do. You can't remove the battery from the unit. I have it plugged in to the ac power outlet most times. I typically charge it to a 100 percent and then switch off the ac power and let it drain down to 30 percent or so - but only when I remember to. Most often it's running from AC power and its charged fully to 100 percent. I'd be grateful for any advice on how to take care of the yoga 2 pro's battery when I use it like a desktop? Thank you,Lakshmi  

A:Battery life/maintenance on yoga 2 pro when used a...

Open Lenovo Energy Manager, click on the three dots(followed by lines) at the right edge of the Energy Manager just below the close 'x' icon, then head to Settings tab, and click on the button for Conservation Mode. Note that your battery will no charge above 60 percent if you turn this mode on. This will help increase your battery life.

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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

A: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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What type of battery life are people experiencing.  I've had mine a week and it seems that after being fully charged, I get just 4+ hours of battery life.  Right now it's showing 93% and 4:19 remaining.  Is this normal?  I do like my screen at the brightest, perhaps that's it

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Hi, It may be a stupid question, but I was wondering: Will the battery life of the 4K version of the Lenovo 720 improve, if it would be scaled to 1080p resolution? I'm talking about underscaling it when using it in college where sometimes it will be unplugged and be lightly used for web browsing and video watching. (I haven't bought this laptop yet, and thus I'm asking here) Thnak you

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I'm trying to work out which X1 Yoga to get. I'm set on the i5 as it's quieter and has longer battery life, with only a minor reduction in performance. notebookcheck.net has a similar battery life for the two WQHD i7 models (IPS/OLED). I was wondering if it's the same deal with the i5 - does anyone have the i5 with OLED? If so, how's battery life?

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Hi all,Just made the jump to W10 and first thing I noticed is I have double the battery drain during idel. Not good.I've been working through process I can kill/disable and cleared out Skype, Search etc. and it was still a battery killer so now I've killed all of the Intel processes. Is this bad? I don't see any change in performance or heating, but I'm back to the old W8 idle drain of 5000 - 6000 which is 8+ hours of idle with screen at 50%.Is this safe does anybody know? I never killed the Intel stuff under W8.Otherwise I really like W10 but if the battery is this bad and I need those processes for safe running I'll revert to W8.

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My Yoga 2 11 bought had been getting good battery life (5-6 hours) but now (in an instant) it's draining very fast (1-2 hours MAX on a full charge) and it's unusually hot underneath. It's always been used on a clean, hard surface. Help??? 

A:Yoga 2 11 Running hot with short battery life

Hi David_EMG  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
It would help if you can generate a battery report ( ac charger unplugged). 
How is the battery health if you hover the cursor on the battery icon below?
 
Battery is a consumable part and depletes its resources in time and heat is one of the factors that can affect battery life. Try running hardware diagnostics along side with this and this test for comparison. 
 
Check the battery status LED indicator (page29) if it goes to the changes from amber blinking to solid white on full charge .  Calibration either using the energy manager via battery gauge reset can also help. Manually you can allow the battery to completely drain and wait for 1-2 hours and then charge it full.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Just bought a new Yoga 900 and charged it up.  Not only has never come close to 10 hours of battery life, but after 2 hours, dropped down to 17%,saying 3 hours 54 minutes left, then few minutes later said 15% with 1 hr 15 minutes left, and now 15" later downn to 9%.  What's happening?

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I bought a Yoga 920 about 6 weeks ago and have been loving it, largely because of the touch screen and pen features. However, I've had to replace the batteries in my Active Pen 2 twice already--they are not getting anywhere near the advertised 2000 hours of battery life, I would say they are dying after more like 50-100 hours of active use (I generally only use the pen to read and comment on documents for work).  Are there any settings to improve battery life? Should I not be storing it near the laptop? Is my pen defective? What can I do about this?   

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Hello, Has anyone reduced their screen resolution to 1920x1080 or similar and noticed a significant improvement in battery life? I have tried to find an answer online for whether or not this will do anything for battery life on laptops and so far I haven't found a definitive answer.

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Hi all, so I am finally about to replace my Yoga 2 Pro. One of my main requirements is battery life for trans atlantic flights. I was initially looking at the 710 15 inch which seems to be getting good battery life, although reviews of the revised Kaby Lake are hard to find. Now with the 910 released, I am also looking at that model. Concerns with both models, the Best Buy versions that have 16gb of the 710 15 inch and 910 both have QHD screens which I am assuming hit the battery for around an hour of battery life vs. the FHD versions. Also the 710 FHD model in Best Buy is the i5 version (I am thinking I could drop an extra 8gb of memory into that revision as I believe there is a free memory slot available?) and so I am wondering would I really see much of a difference in the i5 vs i7, I do not do any HD encoding etc, the most taxing activity would be World of Warcarft which I think should run fine on either at reduced resolution.Last question, on the 710, is the SSD sata or PCIe? Again battery life is a concern, main usage for flights will be watching local video content, both 1080p and 720p. Thoughts?Patrick

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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:S1 (20CD) - How to increase battery life on my Yoga?

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I have a relatively new Yoga 920 80Y7000WUS that is only 8 months old.  A few weeks ago I ran the battery down until it shutdown at about 5%.  It recharged back to 100% as expected but now I only get about 2 hours battery life, or less.  Today I used it for a video call and it got to less than 20% in only 90 minutes.  It also seems to run hotter than normal, but that could be just when charging.  I haven't run a battery reset yet on it, but doesn't that happen automatically when you drain it down to about 5% anyway?  I have run the Lenovo diagnostics and it hasn't detected any errors.  I also have looked in Windows 10 event logs and I don't see any errors there either.  I am going to see what apps Win 10 says is using most of my battery, but since 90% of my usage is Netflix or other video streaming, I dont expect to get too much insight.  I used to get 5-6 hours even with video streaming until something happened a few weeks ago. Any ideas?

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Hi i recently bought a lenovo z51, but i am disapointed in the battery life, i have taken the laptop apart and can see that there is loads of space which is not being used. I google for a new battery and found this option, so my question is this, would it fit my laptop and if so would it bring about much more battery life?  http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/original-laptop-battery-lenovo-z5170-48... this is the one that is currently in the laptop:http://www.chargers-pc.co.uk/lenovo-laptop-batteries-c-52_11/laptop-battery-lenovo-z41-z51-z4170-z41... I only get around 2 hours usage, which is unacceptable, and you can see why as the battery is about the same size as most tablets which is rediculous ThanksGeorge

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Hello guys. Few days ago I bought new Lenovo laptop y50-70 (with i5, 500GB, 4GB RAM, GTX860 4GB, fullHD). Everything seems fine except one thing. It is battery life. I have red some reviews and there was smething about 4-5 hours on battery. My laptop needs to be charged after one and half hour. (And I am only on the Internet, nothing else!) Can you help me with this issue? And another thing is, that everytime I turn on my laptop, it is telling me something about unauthorized battery. (Everything in laptop is original) Thank you. /Sorry for my bad English/ Here is a PrtSc of my problem. http://ctrlv.cz/tr8z

A:Lenovo y50-70 battery life

Hi Filipusfikus,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with low battery life in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
 
Please perform the battery gauge reset and check for the issue. This can be done by : go to power manager select advance mode, select battery tab under battery tab select battery maintenance option, select perform reset under battery gauge reset.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
 
Ashwin.S

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Please tell me this is not waht i should have expected!   My Brand new (like i bought it last night) Yoga 720 on a full charge only lasts 2 hours.  Is it defective?   I tested it by playing a movie on Netflix without the charger plugged in and half way through the movie, i'm at 50%, so the meter seems to be correct.   Help? 

A:Yoga 720 13IKB new out of box, full charge - battery life 2 h 20m

It's possible you got a bad one. It's also possible the computer, being brand new, is doing a lot of things that eat battery. FWIW, I've noticed the battery gauges are rarely accurate out of the box. They give a best-guess depending on what the computer's doing over a particular slice of time. If your machine is downloading and installing windows updates, doing a virus scan, updating other programs and what-have-you - like all new computers do - then that coupled with a gauge that hasn't learned the computer, yet, could lead to the indications you're getting.
 
Give it a couple of full charge-discharge cycles. Let everything update. Update your BIOS and drivers, as well. If your machine came with McAfee, temporarily disable it.  THEN see what kind of life you get. If it's still short, use Task Manager to see if anything else is running in the background. If not, then it's possible you got a bad battery.
 
My first day with my 920 showed 4 1/2 hours. Now, it routinely shows anywhere from 6-9 hours. In practice, it runs about 5 or more when I'm using it on the road (word processing and light web browsing). My 910 did 4 hours running movies on a flight. It showed 30 minutes left when I plugged it in during the layover. It ran another 90 minutes and probably would have gone longer but the flight was over. 

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

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Bought one of these on ebay and the battery dies after 20 mins from full after being unplugged from charger- what the heck is going on?- Have I been sold a dodgy laptop?

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