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Yoga 900s - external battery/power bank (confirmed working)

Q: Yoga 900s - external battery/power bank (confirmed working)

Greetings from Portugal. I'd just like to say that i've found a powerbank that can be used with the 900s (and probably others that use the same charger). The one i found, and can confirm charges the laptop, is "RAVPower 27000mAH Powerstation" that i found on amazon.It's a powerbank with a regular power plug to connect the charger, so it could be called a mini ups instead of a powerbank. Hope this helps people looking for something similar.

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I unplugged the cable to move my ultrabook, plugged it back in and now the connection with the external monitor is completely dead and won't come back, any chance its something other than the USB C port being broken? It worked fine for 48 hours.

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My iphone 4S can not support whole day use as the battery nearly drain .

So I searched iphone 4S external battery in amazon and find Plush cartoon toys power banks AD below. The price is 29.99$ a little expensive as its 5200mAh. T

http://amazon.com/Constellations-Thunderbolt-Incredible-Blackberry-Fashionable/dp/B00DJ3DZK2 (avoild link, delet url space when past in IE)

Also I found a external battery case here :

http://www.amazon.com/Power-External-Protective-Battery-iPhone/dp/B00409E4JK/

The battery capacity is only 1700mAh but can be used as a case protector for iphone 4s

Which one I should bought or

do anyone find the similar high capacity like 10000mAh but cheaper one in ebay buy.com or amazon and other place?
 

A:Power bank or external battery case?

Before you invest in more equipment, try to reduce power consumption (see this)
 

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hello, Ive had the yoga 900s for over a year, and in the last few weeks, suddenly my battery is acting out. I can charge to 100% and it works fine until around 20% when it suddenly shuts off with no warning. I concect the charger, and turn it on - the battery gauge always states 0%.  why did this start happening - is ther something I can do, or do I need to get it to a lenovo center? thanks,Nir

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Hello I recently bought a Yoga 900S and it was working fine for a day or two, but suddenly the battery symbol had an 'x' and it kept saying BATTERY NOT DETECTED. When that happened, my laptop would only stay awake for a few minutes or seconds then shut down. When I put it on charge, the 'x' was still displayed over the battery symbol but it wouldn't shut down, until a few days later when it would shut down even if it was on charge. So I didn't use my laptop for a day or two and then started using it again. For a few days, the problem was gone, but now it's back. I did recently update to Windows 10, but I don't know if that's what's causing the problem. Can someone please tell me what's wrong with my laptop? The problem is really annoying. Thanks

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Hello I recently bought a Yoga 900S and it was working fine for a day or two, but suddenly the battery symbol had an 'x' and it kept saying BATTERY NOT DETECTED. When that happened, my laptop would only stay awake for a few minutes or seconds then shut down. When I put it on charge, the 'x' was still displayed over the battery symbol but it wouldn't shut down, until a few days later when it would shut down even if it was on charge. So I didn't use my laptop for a day or two and then started using it again. For a few days, the problem was gone, but now it's back. I did recently update to Windows 10, but I don't know if that's what's causing the problem. Can someone please tell me what's wrong with my laptop? The problem is really annoying. Thanks

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Hi, I have a new Lenovo Yoga 900S. Everything was working great until Windows automatically installed the anniversary update last night. Now, the battery won't charge. Thankfully, the laptop seems to be running on A/C, since the battery is not draining. But it won't charge. I've checked the energy management settings, and I've tried uninstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver. But nothing has fixed the issue. Please let me know if you've encountered this problem. Thanks.

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I'm trying to connect to an extended monitor with a USB 3.0 (bought from Lenovo online) itself but it can't seem to detect the monitor.I've connected the HDMI cable on both ends. Is there something that I'm missing?

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Hi, I'm surprised I cant reach 4K resolution on Yoga 900s connected to 4K TV? Why? I'm using USB-C to HDMI adapter. What should I do to get 4K? I can get only 1080p on TV as a main display.On clone display mode resolution is set to 4K but in fact in TV is 1080p. 

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It's been a year since I've looked at this so now I'm revisiting as I'm thinking of purchasing another notebook/2-in-1. I'm currenly using a yoga2 pro with two RavPower 23000mAH external power banks for longer run times while traveling and during power outages. With hurricane Irma, I'm thinking that power will again be an issue when choosing my next laptop. (The yoga2 pro is starting to get a little bit slow for me and I would like the new machine to have a TPM so I don't have to use an external USB key for bitlocker encryption of the drive.) Are there external "power companion" external battery options to extend the runtime of the yoga 910 now?

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I just purchased the Yoga 900s a couple of weeks ago and need to connect to an external monitor as the screen is too small for daily use.  But I have no idea where to begin.  What kind of cable do I need?  Do I have to use a docking station?  If so, which one is compatible?  Very confused and would appreciate your help.  Thank you!

A:Connecting Yoga 900s to an external monitor?

There is an adapter made for the machine that connects the usb-type-c with video port to HDMI
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/GX90K37871/460/78AF634E19DF412F9004DD26E93A0054#GX90K37871
 
Then an HDMI cable can connect to a TV or monitor.

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I am trying to connect my Lenovo Yoga 900 to an external monitor (Dell) via an Anker USB-C cable to the monitor's HDMI. When I connect, it mirrors the laptop screen on the Dell monitor, but the computer can't detect the external monitor, meaning I can't extend the display or use with the lid closed. Help! 

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It's been a year since I've looked at this so now I'm revisiting as I'm thinking of purchasing another notebook/2-in-1. I'm currenly using a yoga2 pro with two RavPower 23000mAH external power banks for longer run times while traveling and during power outages. With hurricane Irma, I'm thinking that power will again be an issue when choosing my next laptop. Are there external "power companion" external battery options to extend the runtime of the yoga 920 now?

A:yoga 920 power companion external battery options?

It's been a year since I've looked at this so now I'm revisiting as I'm thinking of purchasing another notebook/2-in-1. I'm currenly using a yoga2 pro with two RavPower 23000mAH external power banks for longer run times while traveling and during power outages. With hurricane Irma, I'm thinking that power will again be an issue when choosing my next laptop. Are there external "power companion" external battery options to extend the runtime of the yoga 920 now?

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Has anyone had success connecting their Yoga 900s to dual external monitors? If so, what type of connectivity/ports did you use? Would love to set this up for my office.  Thank you!

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There are very little documentation for a lenovo yoga 900s.I would like to know if I can connect two displays to my lenovo yoga 900s over usb type c. I am looking for a hub that will work on my device and will include at least one USB 2.0, 2x HDMI (one can be VGA) and an ethernet port. Can you recomend any?

A:Does lenovo yoga 900s (900s not 900) usb type c supports thunderbolt 3? Can I connect two displays?

Hello and welcome,
 
I can't answer your question directly  but looking at the base spec, the implication is USB-C but not Thunderbolt, single external display supported.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Tablets%20_%20Convertibles/Lenovo%20Yoga%20900S%20(...
 
Hopefully someone who has tried this on an _S_ will join the conversation.
 
Z.

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For a couple of years I've my Yoga 900 laptop with 2(!) Dell P2415Q 4K monitors using a USB-C to MiniDP dongle. I was shocked the laptop could handle both of these monitors (combined resolution 7680x2160!), but it did just fine. I recently sold them and am now using the laptop with a single Dell U3417W widescreen monitor (resolution 3440x1440). For some reason, even though the new monitor has FAR fewer pixels that the two 4K monitors did combined, the laptop will now frequently get into a state (often after a sleep/wake cycle) where the screen starts blanking out every 3-5 seconds. Usually I can't get it to stop until I do a shutdown and cold restart of the laptop. I have the latest display driver available on Lenovo.com for this laptop. What's going on here, and how can I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help!

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How do I make sure sleep does wotk on Yoga 900s? I just ended up with a Yoga heating up my carier back as it wasn't sleeping. I let it go on and it just drained the battery. There were no, I repeat no entries in the evenlog during the time is closed the lid and attached power.  I did a reinstall already. 

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Hi.. Out of the blue my Y900s no longer boots normally. Both power lights on the side are on, I can regulate keyboard backlight but whatever key I press nothing appears on screen. Pressing the reset button on the left side results in the same. I had problems with Bluetooth lately , causing me to reinstall the Lenovo driver frequently Is there some other way to revive the Yoga?

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hi,
i travel a lot and need power bank.is there any bad influence on battery life from using power bank ?
tnx in advance.

A:power bank and battery xps 15

Hi Nebi7,Thanks for posting.Battery life is estimated for the number of charge/discharge cycles.  It doesn't matter where the electricity comes from, it's the number of times it's cycled.

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I want to get a power bank that can charge my Yoga 920 via USB-C.  What are the requirements for a power bank to do this?  Power Delivery?  A certain voltage?  something else?  I don't want to order one only to find it won't charge the laptop.  For example, I'm considering the iWALK Secretary II 10000 mah Power Bank.  Thanks!

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Hi everyone,  I am trying to find out if the yoga 3 pro has the ability to be charged using a power bank and the original lenovo power cord ( usb adapter). The power bank i am trying to use is a unifun power bank i have also tried the mophie with the dual usb port for smartphone/tablet.  The specs for the unifun power bank are Specification:?Model: U821 ?Capacity: 10400mAh ?Input: 5V/2A ?Out1: 5V/1A(MAX) ?Out2: 5V/2 .1A(MAX)  Or if there is a power bank out there that does charge the yoga 3 pro what is it?  Thank you,  











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A:Yoga 3 Pro / UNIFUN power bank

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
The Yoga 3 Pro looks for 20V input, 4x what that power bank can output. Also, the proprietary cable has extra contacts.
 
There may be power banks that can supply the proper voltage, but I think it unlikely that one has the proprietary receptacle configuration to match the cable.
 
Regards.

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Given the X1 Yoga 2017 charges via its USB C/thunderbolt ports, I was wondering whether I could pick up a power bank to charge the device on the go Can anyone recommend a power bank that has enough juice to recharge this laptop? (doesn't have to be a full recharge) I'm not really sure what I'm meant to be looking at when it comes to power banks, let alone ones that are intended for laptop recharging

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Just got a Yoga 700-11ISK. It's great. Love it. Want to know how I can charge it from a power bank. The battery life is good-not-great. I know it needs 20v. If I snagged a 24v power bank and used the USB C cable,  would I get a charge? Anyone have alternate suggestions? I'll solder together something totally unsafe if need be.

A:Yoga 700 - How do I charge it from a power bank?

I am getting some info from the Lenovo team on the USB Type C port if it supports audio, video or whatever application however seems to be that the Type C is just another USB port for portable devices such as external HDD.There have been discussions about charging the laptop via Type C however I don't think you can as its only suppose to charge via the AC port. Don't fry the mobo mate.

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Screen stays locked and no longer rotates. installing ITESHFU and running it as administrator reports: Can not Find Device! - 3 After the install attempt the Screen Rotation Lock setting is no longer available in Lenovo Settings. How do I revive the screen rotate function (again)?

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I have dell inspiron 7548 and I got  this power bank  https://www.amazon.com/XTPower%C2%AE-MP-32000-Power-Bank-Notebooks/dp/B00VIB8KAW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8  It has the dell power adapter and everything, when I plug it in the led glows showing that it is charging but the icon at the bottom right says its not charging. And also everything starts to lag.

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Hola buenos días,Estoy interesado en comprar alguna power bank compatible para el lenovo yoga 3 pro modelo 1370, me podría alconsejar alguna valida para este pc.Sería de gran ayuda para mi sus opiniones.Gracias.

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I recently purchased the Yoga 900 and was recommended with purchase the Power Bank PB500.  It was my assumption that this could be used to charge the tablet.  It doesn't appear to charge it.  Should the Power Bank PB500 be able to be used to charge the Yoga 900?
 
 
Moderator comment: New post created. Subject edited. Was: Re: Yoga 900 - Power cord - Any chance of a new offering?

A:Yoga 900 - Power Bank PB500, will it charge the la...

NO  I GOT CONNED LIKE THAT AS WELL....... VERY MISLEADING WITH THE POWER BANK......!!    POWER CABLE IS WAY TO SHORT....WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH, PLUS THE POWER BRICK SHOULD HAVE A 2ND USB SLOT TO CHARGE A MOBILE......!!  

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Has anyone tried to charge the Yoga 910 with a USB-C power bank or a USB-C car charger? does it work?

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Hello!I am trying to find out if DisplayPort is supported on the following two models: - Yoga 710-14IKB (80V4003LMX)- Yoga 900S-12ISK (80ML000RMX) I need to drive UHD TVs (4K at 60fps) and various high resolution displays using DisplayPort (HDMI 1.4 only supports 4K at low refresh rates).  It seems to be difficult find out looking through the documentation provided by Lenovo. I have come across some info though: Yoga 710-14IKB:The documentation on  http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/700-series/yoga-710-14/#80V4000GUS under "Ports" states that: "Micro HDMI?""DisplayPort? (combo with HDMI?)" This indeed seems to indicate that DisplayPort is supported, but I cannot find any info on how this works. - Is DisplayPort supported by the Yoga 710?- If so, what kind of adapter is needed, and where can this be found? Yoga 900S-12ISK:This machine has an USB-C "USB 3.0 port with Video-out". I have found a Lenovo USB-C to HDMI Adaptor-NA (GX90K37871):    https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-usb-c-to-hdmi-adapter-external-video-adapter/specs/but so far I have not seen any USB-C to DisplayPort adapter from Lenovo.When an USB-C port has video capabilities, it is usually DisplayPort available (I have seen reviews of Yoga 900S that this actually is the case for the Yoga 900S. - Is DisplayPort supported by the Yoga 900s?- If so, what kind of adapter is needed, and where can this be found?&n... Read more

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Hi All, I have a Yoga 900 but I need to extend the battery life for a 35 hr trip. Any ideas for an external power bank ?  Basically just watching movies.  Kind Regards, Alex

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I realize that there are a couple other threads similar to this one, but I'm not an electrical engineer and found them... confusing, at best. I'm currently looking at two different power banks for my Yoga 920, and I just need to know if one or both of them would be capable of charging the laptop. MAXOAK 50000mAh 6 Port(5/12/20v) Portable Charger  - http://amzn.to/2igUqZcChargeTech 36,000mAh Portable Laptop Battery Pack - http://amzn.to/2gOKUfH Can anyone tell me for sure if either or both of these would work? Alternatively, can I buy a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable and plug that into, say, a USB Type-A power interface in an airline seat and have it charge the laptop? Thanks!  

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hi everyone can you advise me what external baterry is suitable for yoga 920 13ikb? info on the internet are either vague or confusing.

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So, I have my Yoga 2 Pro for about a month now. Overall I am quite happy with it. However, I have noticed that with pretty normal usage, I can expect the battery to die somewhere between 4-6 hours of use. And of course if I am playing a game or something else more intensive it could be even shorter. I knew before purchasing it that the battery life was going to mediocre, but I have some trips coming up and I want to be prepared. I currently have an external battery pack that works for my phone, and have searched and found a few that may work alright with this laptop, but I figured I would come on here and see if anyone had any advice or experience with any battery packs. Do they work? How well do they work, how much extra usage time can I except? Things like that. Any help or advice would be great!

A:External Battery Packs - Yoga 2 Pro

I just got a RAVPower 23000 mAh battery for $99 on Amazo n. Model RP-PB14.   It packs a little more than a full charge for my Yoga 2 Pro (113% the first time I used it) and it weighs about 1.3 pounds.   If it holds up over time I'll be very happy with it.  There are a few others of the same or greater capacity on Amazon  You can read my full review of it here along with other reviews: http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower%C2%AE-23000mAh-Portable-External-Multi-Voltage/dp/B00HFMUBYG/ref=sr_1... 

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I'm loving my new Yoga 900S but I received an email that the active pen I ordered was at end of life and had been cancelled.   I see the same pen still offered on the site, but it could be 5 weeks before being available.   Just curious if there are other compatible pens out there that would work with the Yoga 900S.  In checking around the web, I see many of the affiliated sites are also out of this item, model GX80K32882.   Should I try again and wait it out?

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Hello, Only 0.8 inch between Yoga 900 (13.3) and Yoga 900s (12.5). Footprints between 900 and 900s is quite the same : 900S = 305mm by 208mm , 900 = 324mm by 225 mm.  Pro 900S :No fan (= no noise)Better battery lifePro 900 :Better CPUBetter keyboard (larger)SD card slotAdditional USB PortCons 900s :Poor AZERTY keyboard layout (small left SHIFT combined with > key). See this topic for details. But I can manage it.Big footprint for a 12.5inchesCons 900 :Will be replaced by 910 soon ?Black keyboard (fingerprint magnet?)NoisySo, which is the best (for playing video and audio file (mp3), internet, basic word processing, viewing photos) I have to choose tomorrow  (last day to return the 900S, or not  ) Choice is between 900 with i5-6200 or 900S m7-6y75, Both are provided with 8 Gb RAM and 512 Gb SSD. They are sold at same price. Thank you, Regards       

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Hi guys, My macbook recently broke so I decided to buy a 2in1 with a good hardware. I was going to order the lenovo yoga 920 but I read that many users have problems using the lenovo pen. Do you all have this problem? It can be solved somehow? If I use alternative pens, the problem still persists? For me it's really important because I want to take handwritten notes and use the pen to edit pic/graphics in photoshop. Thank you in advance for your comments

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I know there has been lots of discussion about the propriatary charging cable used for the Yoga 3 and Yoga 900, but has anyone yet come up with a way to hook up to an external battery pack (@ 20V) or car charger (@ 12V)? Thanks

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My daughter's Yoga 2 won't power on. No lights. No boot. Totally dead.The charger works as it's been tested on another laptop and worked fine. Tried solution recommended to disconnect battery, hold the power button for 30 seconds, plug in directly and try again. Still nothing.Out of warranty Any thoughts? 













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A:Yoga 2 No Power when plugged in even w/o battery

Hi bfc1 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Best that you also try to remove the battery , harddrive , memory and press down the power button for 15 seconds to power drain while unplugged .  then connect the charger and press the Novo button if power would not show any activity. 
 
What is the machine number from the sticker so I can get you the hardware manual for reference specific to your machine . You may also go to the support site for the manuals .
 
There are times that it is not always the motherboard and just DC in connector that is having the issue if not a power daugther board.  Check for any burnt marks or bulged capacitor if you have the tools or skill .
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
 
Regards

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I took my Yoga 910 (3 months old) in to a repair centre as the USB-C drive was not recognising any devices. They re-set my system and still could not find a fix so they are ordering in a new part that will take 4 weeks to arrive... In the mean time they gave me my laptop back. I am now only to find... When I am charging the laptop while using it, the batttery percentage drains actually goes down. It charges when the computer is off, however takes ~12-13hrs to fully charge. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.Danny

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 I'm getting a fraction of the speeds from my home 5G wifi from the Yoga 920. I have three other wifi devices and all currently get ~46 Mbps at common speed test sites. On the 920, I get 2-7.Things me and Lenovo phone support have tried:- In the driver advanced options, setting "roaming aggressiveness" to 5 (that temporarily seemed to fix the problem but it now persists)- Updating the Qualcomm Atheros wifi driver (it was already updated)- Reinstalling the driver (version 12.0.0.318)This is a clean Win 10 Home system running on Fall Creator's Update with nothing installed to take bandwidth. No apps are running on startup.Lenovo support had nothing for me, beyond reinstalling the driver or resetting the machine to factory. Anything else I can try before I take this step? I don't want to spend four hours downloading Windows updates again  

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Hi Does anyone know what screen the Yoga 900S uses for its 1440p version and if it's any good? I'd like to know before placing an order. I looked at a Yoga 900 in the store and saw that despite its QHD+ resolution, it was using this horrible Pentile RGBW display that looks like there's dithering everywhere. It was the first time I've come across a display like that and it really looked horrible! I hope the 900S doesn't use that Pentile stuff? Thanks!

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I have only had this new computer (Yoga 900s) for 4 days.  The battery is not charging. When plugged in, the system tray icon says "Plugged In, Charging", but it is NOT charging. Any suggestions?  I was excited about getting this computer.  However, my recent experiences with Lenovo have left me regretting my decision to make this purchase.If I can't get this resolved ASAP I am going to have to return it and go with another more reliable brand.Thanks for any help you can give.  

A:Yoga 900s Not Charging

Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear of the battery not charging issue.
 
Could you go into the Lenovo Settings app, click the battery icon on the left tool bar, then click Show Details. What does this show? Are there any Battery Status Messages?

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When I try to put yoga 900s to sleep (both press power button and close lid) light at power button still on (not blink). Once I open lid or press power button then nothing happend. Yesterday it works fine. This issue just happended today.. Please someone help me. Thank you.

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