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ThinkPad X270 battery maintenance options

Q: ThinkPad X270 battery maintenance options

Hello there!, I upgraded to x270 win 10/64 from x250 win 7, but after get the latest drivers and aplications from Lenovo for my x270 I can not find the baterry options to control desirable levels for charging available on my last x250. I have 2 bateries and want to change these options in order to preserve baterry duration, some one of you could help me with this please?thanks.

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Preferred Solution: ThinkPad X270 battery maintenance options

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Are there any photos available of the three options for the rear battery on the X270? The Lenovo ordering page lists the option, but gives no clue of the size or weight involved.  Any information will be gratefully received.

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hi I bought a Thinkpad X270 two days ago (MTM 20HM0007MY). I thought it had two batteries installed, one internal and one 6 cell external cylindrical battery. However, when I go to my power options it says Battery 1 Not Present:                I am rather confused. Should there not be an internal battery as well? Thanks Montakim

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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My both internal and external batteries died due to over discharge and have been sitting on 2% and do not charge any more.
I am wanting to buy batteries but strange to find that the compatible original batteries online are 10.8v and the batteries of x260 which died recently are 11.1v. 
I am confused, please help.
 
Moderator edit: Correct model number in subject

A:ThinkPad X260 battery options?

Get them replaced under warranty. The X270 has been shipping for less than a year, so the batteries are still under warranty. 

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Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

A:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

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I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

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Hi, I am thinking to buy a thinkpad x270 with 3 yrs IWS because I am traveling a lot to China and Hong Kong.I am wondering how do I get the IWS when I place my order on line and if the IWS will be accepted in China and Hong Kong. Thanks.

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It seems that Lenovo has released today first infos of upcoming models including X270: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10940/lenovo-updates-the-thinkpad-lineup-new-models-welcome-changes I have been postponing laptop purchase because I want one with QHD or better resolution, thunderbolt3 and ability to charge with standard USB type-C charger. Now it seems that for some reason that I cannot understand Lenovo has still decided not to include QHD or QHD+ resolutions to quite many of the upcoming models, including X270, Yoga 370, Thinkpad 13 and T470. It is now already 4.5 years ago from the moment when Apple Released Macbook Pro retina with QHD equivalent resolution. In addition some of the articles claim that the new USB type-C port in X270 will NOT have thunderbolt3 availability. And it is like 5.5 years since Apple included thunderbolt. I really think we should start noise from this. If there will not be a serious portable workstation like X270 with QHD or better resolution and enough USB-slots (at least 3+1) and thunderbolt support I am seriously considering to switch away from Lenovo (e.g. Dell XPS 13). I know that some people prefer FullHD (e.g. for longer battery life) so there could be an option for both. I want QHD because 1. If you want to have two web browsers side by side without horizontal scroll bars you will need minimun QHD, 2. Because you can actually start to see details in pdf books without zooming 3. Because you can have large amou... Read more

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Hello ,
 
I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up.
 
So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ?
 
thanks for your information.
 
regards,
 
lionel  
 
Moderator edit: Added detail to subject

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Does the X270  laptop support 2 External Monitors?  HDMI and VGA?

A:X270 Laptop (ThinkPad)

Welcome to the CommunityYes. The quote from the laptop specification:"supports external digital monitor via HDMI or USB Type-C;supports three independent displays;"

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Hello , I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up. So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ? thanks for your information. regards, lionel  

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Hi I am hoping others have experienced the same issue.  I have a brand new x270 running windows 7 64bit. I have installed Sophos encryption which uses bitlocker. When I tried to encrypt the SSD a message popped up and said TPM was not available. I rebooted the system and checked the TPM version in the BIOS it was set to 2.0 so changed to 1.2, logged back into windows and the encryption completed successfully.  However the problem i now have is every time i boot up i am asked to to provide the retrieval codes to get back into Windows. I believe the issue is with the TPM chip holding the first attempt in its memory. How do I clear it though?? From within bitlocker management in control panel I can clear tpm but it asks for a password. I have never supplied one !!!!.  If i reboot the laptop and again check the settings in the BIOS there is an option to Clear TPM with the option "Enter" but when selected it appears not to do anything. Has anyone had this issue or know how to get around it please. At the monent I have had to suspend bitlocker until resolved. Thanks in advance   

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Hello everyone,I have an X230 and I need to upgrade the laptop to something with an i7 and 32GB RAM.I am very happy with my X230, but I have to change it. From the product page is looks like the X260/X270 have only 1 SODIMM slot. So, my question is: Is there any other slot hidden? Or I am forced to find another laptop (or even worse to go to HP or DELL) for such a thing? I need a very light laptop because I travel a lot and the X series is just perfect.

A:Lenovo X260/X270 RAM options

X260 and X270 both 1 socket 16GB maxhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X260/ThinkPad_X260_Platform_Specificatio... http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio...

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Hello everyone,I have an X230 and I need to upgrade the laptop to something with an i7 and 32GB RAM.I am very happy with my X230, but I have to change it. From the product page is looks like the X260/X270 have only 1 SODIMM slot. So, my question is: Is there any other slot hidden? Or I am forced to find another laptop (or even worse to go to HP or DELL) for such a thing? I need a very light laptop because I travel a lot and the X series is just perfect.

A:Lenovo X260/X270 RAM options

X260 and X270 both 1 socket 16GB maxhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X260/ThinkPad_X260_Platform_Specificatio... http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio... You would need a T460/T560 to get the 32GB ram.

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I need some help. My company is currently still running Windows 7, and we're unable to push it out via SCCM to the new ThinkPad x270s. However, we can install Windows 10 but have not migrated yet. Any thoughts?

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Just purhcased the Thinkpad X270 and really loves it! However I can't find the shortcut key to turn off LCD display. Some previous Thinkpad user suggestion like FN+F3 , FN+F7 didn't work in this laptop. I know there are some 3rd party EXE tools could turn the screen off however I don't want to rely on them because of security. Anyone know the magic key combo for X270? Thanks!

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HiI am trying to build an x270 from a bootable ISO. I click Custom install but get no drives found at the "where do you want to install windows" stage. The full message is "load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation" I guess this is due to the SSD driver missing but not sure how to find the correct driver, whether or not I need to inject it into the ISO, or even how to do it. Anyone done this before please!!! Thanks

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This is the specification of ThinkPad X270 platform:http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio... My question is the platform can upgrade the ram to 16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, which it seems maximum upgrade according to the pdf. However, in crucial websitehttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-x270 it tells I can upgrade the ram to 16gb / 2666MHz DDR4, and I'm really confused if it is compatible with x270 or not.

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Hello, is there possibility to setup fingerprint reader on Linux, particulary on latest Fedora Linux? Thanks a lot!Jindra

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Good day everybody, We have a common issue with all the X270 that we have bought recently; they cannot start to load windows when connected to the LAN. We use a Deployment tool called High System, to install OS and software on the computers therefore, the computers are all configured to boot from LAN and if the computer is already in the system, continue to load Windows.I mention this so that you don't give me as solution "Disable the Boot on LAN"  We have other models (from X240 to X270 including Yoga 260) and all of them seem to work fine. With X240 we had same issue but an update of the BIOS solved the issue. For Yogas, another BIOS update plus the driver for Thinkpad + docking seems to help (although it takes still a lot to start) But for X270 we didn't find anything that works (except for remove it from the docking or remove the LAN cable) Any idea of what can be the problem and how to solve it? Best regards

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First decent review of the X270. All looking good.Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review by MobileTechReviewhttps://youtu.be/PxGL1vIX_dw"Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo ThinkPad X270, the refresh of Lenovo?s smallest traditional business laptop. The X270 replaces the X260 in Lenovo?s 12.5? Ultrabook lineup, and it?s been refreshed with Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake dual core, 15 watt CPUs and Intel HD 620 graphics. It gains a USB-C port and for a portable this small, it packs a lot of ports including Ethernet, HDMI and a dock connector. The 2.9 lb. /1.3kg notebook has Lenovo?s usual excellent backlit keyboard, an MS Precision trackpad, optional LTE 4G and a fingerprint scanner.The Bridge battery system is back with an internal 23 WHr battery and your choice of 3 removable batteries, the largest of which is 72 WHr and allows for extremely long runtimes. The machine is available with a 1366 x 768 TN panel or a 1920 x 1080 IPS display (both are matte and non-touch). Pricing starts around $800, depending on current Lenovo specials."

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I recently purchased a ThinkPad X270 with the 1920x1080 IPS non-touch display.  After only a very short time using it, I noticed that the display starting jumping and flickering very badly at random times.  The BIOS and all of the drivers were updated to what the Lenovo Companion tool recommended.  I captured some video of the behavior here: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AjP8R5t89zq2oXvMKmnuV_6l0fic I was hoping that this was just a bad individual unit.  I contacted support and explained the problem, and they set me up with a replacement.  Well, the replacement arrived yesterday and it's doing the exact same thing.  Videos of the new one exhibiting the problem are here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjP8R5t89zq2oXzhuWwFO34fh-s7 I've started the refund process for the new one because at this point, I suspect it is either a driver problem, a design problem, or a supply chain problem with the LCD panel.  I'm not sure what model I will ultimately upgrade to from my beloved x230 but unfortunately, I'm sure it's not the x270.

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Good morning..Buy a ThinkPad X270 Type of machine model: 20HNCTR1WWand I want to put the wwam card I have a wwan card Sierra Wireless Airprime 4G LTE WWAN Module EM7455 Lenovo PN: SW10H24567Header Code: S1NNFRU PN: 00JT547EC # 243581 and I want to know if I can use it on my laptop. if it is not compatible. is so kind to tell me that wwan cards are compatible for my laptop thank you very much... 

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I had x270 with windows 10 64 bit,  The fingerprint sign-in option greyed out and can't enroll fingure. I had tried with below option in registry but no luck, can I one guide me on this issue. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]"AllowDomainPINLogon"=dword:00000001 

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Good morning..
Buy a ThinkPad X270
 
Serial number: PC******
Type of machine model: 20HNCTR1WW
and I want to put the wwam card
 
I have a wwan card Sierra Wireless Airprime 4G LTE WWAN Module EM7455
 
Lenovo PN: SW10H24567
Header Code: S1NN
FRU PN: 00JT547
EC # 243581
 
and I want to know if I can use it on my laptop.
 
if it is not compatible. is so kind to tell me that wwan cards are compatible for my laptop
 
thank you very much...
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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I just received a new x270 and it's working very well. I ordered it with the larger 6cell 47Wh Rear battery. That works best when I'm on the road and have no access to AC power. But I'm often using it plugged in and the unit would be lighter and lay flatter without that larger rear battery bulge. Does anyone know what the part number is for the 3 Cell Li-Ion Rear Battery (23.2Wh)? I've searched the Lenovo website and have not found it listed as a part that can be ordered. Thanks, Russell

A:x270 battery part number??

http://www.lenovoquickpick.com/nga/system/thinkpad/x-series/x270#category/43

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Hi Everyone I bought an Unused Thinkpad X270 Windows 7   which has this SSD256GB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 2280 Toshiba Lenovo FRU 00UP641 THNSF5256GPUK  Which I understand is an OPAL 2 hardware encrypted drive ?? Im not too familiar with encryption but reading these forums I seem conclude the following 1. The SSD hardware encryption is always on but to encrypt it so no one else can access, need tosecure with hdd password.  I have set superviser and " Hard Disk 1 "  passwords and when I turn laptopon it prompts me for both of these. From my understanding the FDE encryption is now workingbut how do I know ? 2. Some topics in the forums give this linkhttps://support.lenovo.com/ar/en/solutions/ht002240 This link suggests that if system detects an opal compatable SSD it enables the Encryption Menu in the bios. 3. The issue I have is that no Encryption Menu has appeared in my BIOS.  The only options are in Securityand Hard Drive 1  password  - in relation to the hard drive 4. Is setting the Hard Drive 1 password adequate ?  or should an encryption menu appear. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Thinkpad X270 conflicting info in forums to enable hardware ssd encryption

there is no encryption menu in the BIOS.  The data is always encrypted in the drive.  The computer writes normal data so there is no overhead or delay.  Without the password, the drive could be moved to a different computer and read.   The password eliminates the possibility of stealing the computer and reading the drive elsewhere.  One password is enough.

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Hi Everyone I bought an Unused Thinkpad X270 Windows 7   which has this SSD256GB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe 2280 Toshiba Lenovo FRU 00UP641 THNSF5256GPUK  Which I understand is an OPAL 2 hardware encrypted drive ?? Im not too familiar with encryption but reading these forums I seem conclude the following 1. The SSD hardware encryption is always on but to encrypt it so no one else can access, need tosecure with hdd password.  I have set superviser and " Hard Disk 1 "  passwords and when I turn laptopon it prompts me for both of these. From my understanding the FDE encryption is now workingbut how do I know ? 2. Some topics in the forums give this linkhttps://support.lenovo.com/ar/en/solutions/ht002240 This link suggests that if system detects an opal compatable SSD it enables the Encryption Menu in the bios. 3. The issue I have is that no Encryption Menu has appeared in my BIOS.  The only options are in Securityand Hard Drive 1  password  - in relation to the hard drive 4. Is setting the Hard Drive 1 password adequate ?  or should an encryption menu appear. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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A couple of days back, after a windows update, the fingerprint scanner on my Thinkpad X270 has stopped working.  Initially, in Device Manager, it displayed the following:  "This device cannot start (Code 10)" But after I tried to update the drivers, it now displays: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful." Any ideas what I can do to fix it? It's as if it just suddenly stopped working overnight.

A:Thinkpad X270 - Synaptics WBDI Fingerprint Scanner Stopped Working

Did you see the below thread? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T570-Fingerprint-stopped-to-work-after-d...  





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Hi, first time posting and I'd like to report a serious issue rendering the new X270 critically unstable. There's an issue with the SSD after it enters low power D3 state. After it happens, the drive (or controller) refuses to wake up. Entering D3 seems to be due to relative inactivity. Also, upgrading BIOS to 1.09 doesn't help. I can get this couple of times a day so it makes the X270 unreliable for work. This is triggering regardless of having power adapter plugged in or unplugged and it seems only related to the drive going to sleep. One time I got BSOD on Windows was when I was copying files between two external HDDs (so the internal drive wasn't busy). On Windows this results with BSOD saying it can't save core dump because of memory or drive error. Linux is little more informative about what happens and the system doesn't die straight away because it caches quite a lot of the data read from the drive (that excessive caching is also why the drive is likely to go to sleep more often). For last couple of days I was running with dmesg -wH in the background. The drive always fails the same way: [Mar21 01:31] nvme 0000:04:00.0: controller is down; will reset: CSTS=0xffffffff, PCI_STATUS=0xffff
[ +0.040507] nvme 0000:04:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D3
[ +0.000298] nvme nvme0: Removing after probe failure status: -19
[ +0.000025] nvme0n1: detected capacity change from 256060514304 to 0
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HiX270 discharge internal battery first bios version 1.26, any body have same issue I think this is the last bios versionThanks

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Hi everyone, I just got a Thinkpad x270 and I'm having an issue where the processor gets throttled to 60c / 2GHz when the lid is closed on battery power.  I posted about it in detail on the Linux Mint forums here.  I originally thought this was a Linux kernel / driver issue, but it turns out this happens on Windows too, no matter whether I set every setting in the BIOS and OS power management to max performance, power save, balanced, etc.  I can get around this by closing the lid on A/C power and then unplugging, or just running the  laptop on A/C while the lid is closed.  If there is some kind of inherent danger in running the processor over 60c with the lid closed, I would expect it to thermal throttle at that temperature regardless of whether or not it was plugged in when the lid was closed.  I can also boot up the laptop with the lid closed and bypass the throttling limitation. It seems like either:- the temperature should always be throttled to 60c when the lid is closed for some reason, and it's not being enforced in all scenarios even though it should be, or...- it's a bug and the CPU shouldn't be throttled at such a low temperature at all. Either way, it seems like there is a firmware issue that needs to be fixed.  Can anyone from Lenovo shed some light on this issue?  Is it by accident or by design? 

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Hi All,
I have a problem during maintaining the internet explorer 3rd party cookies via server 2012 GPMC.  Form the web I found that the option for maintaining the internet explorer 3rd party cookies are missing on GPMC 2012. For that I need to use IEAK 10
(if I am using IE 10). Now while I am using IEAK 10 and creating the package with customized settings for blocking the third party cookies. The package is creating successfully. However, when I am installing that package on a computer and after the
installation of that package the computer restarts. After login, I am not able to find any change to the computers IE settings, what should be with the new package. Is IEAK 10 works properly or I am doing something wrong.
Please suggest.
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There a bazillion utilities out there to monitor your laptop battery capacity, remaining time and such. There are utilities available for iPhone, Droid phones and other devices to help deep-charge / cycle-charge batteries to aid in extending their life.

Why has no one built a utility that will cycle and maintain laptop batteries to aid in extending their life?

A:Laptop Battery Maintenance: Why has no one. . .

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DavidOsburn


There a bazillion utilities out there to monitor your laptop battery capacity, remaining time and such. There are utilities available for iPhone, Droid phones and other devices to help deep-charge / cycle-charge batteries to aid in extending their life.

Why has no one built a utility that will cycle and maintain laptop batteries to aid in extending their life?


There are plenty of such things. They are called battery chargers. It is not advisable, or even usually possible, to cycle accumulators when they are actually being used by the equipment they power, as that would render the equipment inoperable during the down cycle.

Regards....Mike Connor

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1978 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223900 MB, Free - 51111 MB; D: Total - 14269 MB, Free - 954 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 92 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1484, 77.19, CNF0362B52
Antivirus: Sunbelt VIPRE, Updated and Enabled

Above are specs for my Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop she bought from USA for me for only 200US$ ... it is nice i hardly play games on it ... i use it for studying ppts and watching movies

so here is my question
Some of my friends say that even if laptop shows it is 100% charged you should keep charger plugged in when i am working on it and let laptop charge so that battery does not get used and thus battery will last long

Others say as soon as laptop battery shows 100% remove the plug and let battery drain ... when it gets on low power plug to power again . But my other friend says doing so may kill the battery life as i am consuming battery cycles of charge and discharge .

While the Apple's notice/FAQ online say draining the battery once of laptop once in a month is okay .

Can you tell which way is better ?

Since i am a Medicine student studying outside my home country , i do not get enough allowance for myself , so to get a new battery is not easy , so i want to ... Read more

A:Laptop Battery Maintenance

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Hello, I've been wondering for a while now whether to get a laptop with a built-in battery or not. I couldn't decide mainly because I still have a rather vague idea about how to maintain battery life, so I'm gonna ask a few questions. If you could provide extra details to each question, then I'd be happier xD

Questions:

Can battery "overcharge"? I've read several threads that are posted in several different websites regarding this issue, but I couldn't find exactly what I want. Most say that laptops nowadays (which use Li-Ion battery) will know when it reaches 100% and stop charging, thus it is not possible to overcharge. However, I then thought: what if you're playing with your laptop plugged in and the battery is already 100%, wouldn't it be using the battery say like 1% after 5 minutes and it will recharge to 100% again continuously as I play my laptop? This would certainly harm my laptop battery life, no?
How do I estimate my laptop battery life, provided that there are no damaging external factors affecting it?
How high is the temperature that is still considered "safe" for a laptop to operate without damaging battery life significantly?
People also provided a solution to this overcharging problem by saying that we should unplug the battery from the laptop if we're plugging it to a power source, but what about those who use laptop with a built-in battery?
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How do you make the most out a laptop battery? I mean, how do you make it last?
What's the supposed laptop battery life span?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Solved: Laptop Battery Maintenance

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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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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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