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Laptop turns off when unplugged (new battery)

Q: Laptop turns off when unplugged (new battery)

Whenever I unplug my computer from its charging cord it automatically turns off. I was having this problem before, but replaced the battery with a brand new one. It was working fine and I broke in the battery by charging and discharging it fully for the first 3 cycles and the laptop was working well without power for the past week since I got it, other than taking a minute or so to respond to me pushing the power on button before working when it was not connected to the cord. Now this morning it switches off whenever I unplug it even though the battery says it is at 100% charge and still charging. But, the light on the side of my power port is on red/orange when I have it plugged in, but only when it's lid is closed and it is fully booted up. I checked on other forum answers and tried changing to different power saving plans and even switching all options to 'never' but nothing has worked.I also looked at the pins underneath my laptop where my battery should go to see if they are damaged. Two of them are on a different angle to the rest but I think this is how the laptop was built anyway? I dont want to move them incase it just makes the situation worse.What should I try next? I would like this fixed ASAP as I need this laptop for school and often don't have access to a power plug in class. Thankyou.

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Preferred Solution: Laptop turns off when unplugged (new battery)

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A: Laptop turns off when unplugged (new battery)

Hello @daniellelouder, Welcome to the HP Forums! I have read your post and understand that the battery in your HP Envy 15-j121tx is not powering the notebook. I am happy to help you resolve this issue. First, please perform a hard reset. Once that is complete, please follow the steps in these documents: 1. HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge2. HP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista) Please check for hardware updates as well. HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) If the document did not help you resolve the issue, try HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS and then check for Windows update. Thank you, I look forward to your response with the outcome. If this post has helped you, feel free to click the thumbs up!





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Windows shows that battery is 100%. But when i unplugg the power cable the notebook turns off instantly. 

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Less than a year ago I got a new HP G60 120-us notebook and I've experienced a lot of problems with it. At one point I even had to reset the hard drive because it was running too slow.

First off, I've been having problems with overheating. I believe this is due to the lithium batter, but the buttom of my laptop gets exremely hot. I mean, it gets so hot that it burns my finger when i feel it. Its not like I have it on a rug or carpet, this is on a wooden desk that is completely flat. Normally this wouldn't be too much of a problem for me, but I can tell that the performance drops down when it gets so hot. I have to put something underneath my laptop to keep it ventilated just to keep it from getting so hot.

Thats not the only problem. Recently, it started powering off whenever it gets unplugged. Even for just a few moments like when I want to move to a different part of the house. It's not like I'm shaking it or anything, on the contrary, I keep it as still as possible when I'm carrying it. Yes the battery is full, I'm not that dumb. But even with the battery full, it will turn off without warning usually within a minute, sometimes even in 5 seconds.

Are these common problems with this model? Should I send it in to be repaired?

A:New laptop turns off when unplugged.

sounds like you should replace the battery. it should not get so hot it burns you .and its not holding a charge.

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My Acer Aspire V laptop (about a year old) reports to be 75% charged.

However, beginning today out of the blue, it will not boot up unless it is plugged in. When I get to Windows, it says "plugged in, not charging". Moreover, if I unplug the power cord, it will completely shut off.

What's going on?
 

A:Laptop Turns Off When Unplugged

Most likely the battery is dead and needs replaced.

However double check the physical contacts between the laptop and the battery, make sure they are clean.
 

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Hello everyone, I've had many problems with my laptop lately and this time it's quite significant. I discovered today that my laptop completely shuts off when unplugged. I then plugged it in and tried again. It turned on. Removing the plug while the computer was still on, once again instantly shuts it off. Several more retries and it's pretty clear I cannot use my computer unless it is plugged in. I don't know if this is just an issue of a faulty battery, or if something else is at work, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice. Mind you, the laptop is only 3 months old. 

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Hi, For the past few days I have been facing a problem where my laptop will suddenly turn off when unplugged.Notebook details are mentioned below.Product Name: HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC Produnct Number: C8P47AARMy battery was running well previously and a sudden failure doesnt make sense. Anyways thinking it was a bettery issue I searched the forums and ran diagnostics on my battery and they turned out to be okay. The diagnostic reports are attached below. HP Battery CheckUEFI Report I dont know whats causing this issue and where to go from here. Any help will be appreciated.

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I have an XPS13 that I wanted to get a spare power adapter for.  I purchased a used genuine Dell JT9DM on eBay.  Same model number as the original adapter.  If I plug the new adapter into the laptop and into the wall it charges the laptop.  If I remove the power connector from the laptop the green light on the power adapter goes out and will not turn back on unless you unplug it from the wall and then plug it back in.  The power adapter that came with the laptop does not do this, the green light stays on regardless of being connected to the laptop.
I figured the adapter I got on eBay was defective and purchased another.  It does the exact same thing.  So while I can charge the laptop battery with the two adapters, I have to unplug them from the wall every time I connect the adapter back into the laptop.  Is there some way to re-program the adapter to stay on all the time?

A:Power adapter turns itself off when unplugged from the laptop

Hi DAVEXS,
What is the exact system model? Have you purchased the adapter as designed for your region? 
There are certain adapters that are designed specifically based on the region / country.
Kindly advise the exact system model and country you reside in and a picture of the adapter pins, so we could review them.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My Yoga 720-15 laptop spontaneously turns off when not plugged in, despite being at 100% battery power.I ran Lenovo Vantage to update my BIOS but when I run the update software, I get an error message saying "Please insert system battery."Any suggestions on what is happening? I am worried a battery connection has come loose.  No trauma incidents I can think of recently to have cause this.When plugged in, the computer stays on.  But I am still unable to update my BIOS.

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My Laptop screen had been working perfectly for months. Then out of the blue It started to get washed out white.
I do not know how long this has been happening or when it started but I just noticed it recently on a trip.
I use my Acer Laptop as a work PC so it's generally plugged into a Monitor. I was traveling & I brought it
with me. I turned it on & all seemed normal. The 4 flying Win7 colors did there dance as the system started to boot up.
Then I'd see the "Login" screen for a second or 2 then Bam, the screen went white out of nowhere! I thought I was the
victim of some kind of "white-screen-of death". The Laptop is barely a year old. Then I noticed if I tilted the screen
all the way forward I could make out the Login screen icon & window. I typed my password & it continued to boot up.
Now my desktop was normal with all the colors correct. I figured it was a weird glitch, a 1 time thing. After about
20-30 second the screen when white again! Now there was no way to get it back to normal. I could see everything on my
desktop in the faded white washed out background. I ended up doing emails in that condition. it sucked.
-I've tried rebooting 5x times. Same thing happens
-I've check & installed all latest Windows Updates.
-I did Virus & malware scan 2x with nothing dangerous found.
-I checked to see if my brightness level was somehow set all the way up. Nope.
-I started in Safe mode 2x. It does NOT get the White ou... Read more

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Hello All, I have a lenovo C930. From yesterday it turns off immediately after unplugging the charger. Laptop can be turned on once the charger is connected and the charging indicator is blinking flash amber colored. I think there is some issue with battery. Laptop is about 9 months old

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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Okay, so my operating was originally Windows 8, I upgraded it to Windows 10. And so, when I unplug my battery, it shuts off imediately. It never leaves my desk and I just fixed it from a hard drive problem. It has 92% battery, I don't want to waste money for it, since I just fixed it. And when I search up the problem it says something about a power mode but it doesn't even show that. I'm not sure if other people have this problem but I am pretty mad. And no I never dropped it. Do I need to replace my battery if so, where and how do I replace it? 
Laptop Info:
HP Pavilion 15-n048ca Notebook PC
Model #:E9G69UA
Serial #:[personal information removed]

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Hello,
problem with my Alienware R2 13 - I replaced motherboard (bought refurbished one from parts & people) and now the battery is not working. It is visible, charging (it took her almost 3 weeks to get her to 100%) but when i unplug the charger, laptop turns off automatically.
Bios is updated, battery health - performing normally, AC adapter 130W
I did the DELL test (when you press Fn while turning on laptop), battery health is 96%.
I also run the 60 sec test (powercfg will enable a trace for 60 seconds)..



Manufacturer
COMPAL
Serial Number
41167
Chemistry
Li-I
Long Term
1
Sealed
0
Design Capacity
51680
Last Full Charge
49719


So I really don't get where is the issue... is it the battery or my new board?
Unfortunately i don't have anyone with this kind of laptop to borrow his battery and do diagnosis.. :(

A:Battery charging, but when unplugged, laptop not working (Alienware 13 R2)

You might want to post your question in the Alienware Club forum.
It is a separate forum for Alienware owners.

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when I turn on the laptop there is a warning that I should push for resum F1 or F2 to enter the bios, as I entered the bios, I set it on then I save and exit the bios, the computer is running normally, I try to turn off my laptop and I try to power up My laptop is still normal, I try to turn off again and then I unplugged my battery and plug the battery again and then I turn on and warning show again, I change cmos with a new one, but the result remains the same.
What should I do to solve this problem? please help me!!!!
 

A:Bios Setting back to default when laptop battery unplugged

Typically a sign of a faulty CMOS battery. Ensure the "new one" is actually good.
 

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The laptop states that the battery is fully charged, but it shuts down when the laptop is unplugged.please help

A:Ideapad 300-15isk Battery fully charged, but laptop shuts down when unplugged

Hi Raouaa, Please use Lenovo Settings to confirm the status of the battery, from your description of the issue it seems that this is a defective battery. Lenovo Settings should show you that the battery status is destroyed, if this is the case I would recommend getting in touch with Lenovo Warranty Support and getting the battery replaced if the unit is still under warranty. You can get in touch by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page under Support.Cheers,





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The laptop states that the battery is fully charged, but it shuts down when the laptop is unplugged.  I think I have the settings configured properly, so I am at a loss.  Please find those settings attached.  Any assistance would be appreciated.


























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The laptop states that the battery is fully charged, but it shuts down when the laptop is unplugged.  I think I have the settings configured properly, so I am at a loss.  Please find those settings attached.  Any assistance would be appreciated.


























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So HP laptops have a tendency of overheating... and when they do, they power off immediately. This is NOT that issue. When I'm working solely on my battery (no AC charger) My laptop will turn off in maybe 45 minutes... I keep an eye on the battery level and it never drops to below 20% when this occurs. The laptop isn't burning hot and no error/warning messages are displayed (and no beeps).... Just poof power off. Ive downloaded the newest HP support assistant and ran the battery test and it said it was fine.I've tried to the manual calibration (since Support assistant isn't giving me the option to calibrate it) where I do the diagnostic logic (F2) and run the Hard Drive test on Battery until the laptop dies... Plugged in the charger and restarted.. what do you know, battery was at 40%... on the battery battery level button is showing half-charge.... So what do I do when the laptop is saying battery is good - not replace... How do I force that calibration? Something is wrong in that the power is dying half-way through the power cycle. Apprecaite any advice!

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My laptop keeps turning itself of when it is on battery. It lasts about 20 minutes, but is getting shorter everytime.

The battery is not running out- when I turn it back on it has 50% charge normally.

It turns off as if it has no power- no warning, and when I turn it back on it reloads and everything is new, with documents and Internet sessions needing restoring.

How can I fix this? I don't think it is the battery, as it has charge when I turn it back on, and it only has 20% wear.

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop Randomly Turns Off When In Battery

Welcome to TSG!!

If it's truly random, it won't be the Power Management settings. Some laptops have a utility that enables you to "calibrate" your battery. It will fully charge, then fully discharge the battery, perhaps more than one cycle, to allow the laptop to "learn" the battery's capabilities and characteristics. Check and see if you can find such an app. Different manufacturers will give it different names. Also, check their Web site to see if it is a separate download.
 

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1. Laptop turns off without any warning, when the battery is low. There is no "low battery" indicator or anything of that sort. The laptop just turns off. This has been happening for over one and a half months now.2. The battery also lasts lesser time than what the battery indicator indicates (MUCH lesser). It has been a little over 2 years now since I purchased this laptop. Ofcourse it depends on my usage. But the battery indicator should suggest reasonably sensible "lasting" time right? 

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My sony vaio laptop turns-off automatically when runs on battery. If it is on main power, no issue. Please suggest me whether its happening due to bad battery.
 

A:Laptop turns-off after 3 min when runs on battery

I suggest it's due to a bad battery.
 

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can anyone help me?

I have a packard bell easynote f5280hr...

When i try to run it from battery it pretty much switches off straight away! i have been on the packard bell site and it says that its a problem with the bios. So i updated the bios using the link from this page http://www.elf.co.uk/Tech Support1.htm but it hasnt made any difference!

anyone got any ideas to why this is? the battery is fully charged...
 

A:laptop turns off when runnning on battery..

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i have MOBII laptop (NVIDIA product, point-of-view)... its intel atom inside, it was initially with Vista OS, i installed later on WIN-7 (it performed better) but now, after 4monthes, the LAPTOP TURNS OFF at 50% battey life !!! ...
my question is , Bettary's life is over ??? or may it be software related ??? !!

A:laptop turns off at 50% battery life !!! :s

Hello shafichariri.



Have a look at the thread at the link below for some battery info.


Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery

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Dv7-3165dx Laptop turns off unexpectedly when battery is low. Even at 17%. This is getting really annoying I keep losing work! Before it used to give me a warning and then hibernate. Now there is no warning and it turns off without saving anything. Help!The laptop is only one year old.I already ran the battery diagonsitic and it said the battery was good.











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A:Dv7-3165dx Laptop turns off unexpectedly when battery is low

Ok I think I finally figured it out by changing the power options and I think the way you told me to reset the battery also helped. here are the settings: reserve battery level (this is when the popup will come up.)10% low battery level (this is when the low battery action will be performed.)8% critical battery level (my comp would die at this point.)7%  low battery action: sleep, sleep (customize this to your liking.) low battery notification: on,on (keep this on.) critical battery action: sleep, sleep (my comp would die already at critical.)  

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I have a gateway m-6851. I bought this battery 2 months ago. This just started happening today. My laptop is running fine, I unplug it to move it. I assumed it went to battery power, but nope. It turned off. This happens 100% of the time. I've tried reseating the battery twice. Windows 7 reads it at 100% with no problems. any ideas?

I don't know that much about hardware, but is there maybe some setting thats messed up. Such as a setting that tells windows to switch to battery, or try to switch to battery, because windows reads the battery just fine.
 

A:Solved: Laptop turns off when unplug, battery 100%

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My battery will not charge.  The laptop will only turn on if it is plugged in with the charger.  Does this mean that I need a new battery?  

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Im having an issue charging my laptop battery, i have tried a the fix where you uninstall the drivers from the device manager and  shut down the computer and boot back up but it wont do anything The computer will turn on with the AC adapter connected and the battery out.Computer will turn on with the Battery in and the AC adapter disconnected.Computer will turn on with the battery in. If the computer is turned off with the battery in and i plug in the AC adapter nothing happens it would not charge it.If the computer is off without the battery and I plug in the AC adapter the power light with the little lightning bolt will flash once and it would allow me to turn on the computer. So i dont know exactly whats going on. I tried to turn on the computer with the AC adapter only and windows shows it recognizes its connected, but if i plug in the battery it would automatically change from saying that is connected to disconnected and stars running with the battery juice only even when the AC is still connected. Some how i feel like the battery overrides the AC adapter and i dont know what to do... Please help    

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Hi, i want to know, if there is a way i can turn on my HP Envy touchsmart 15 when the AC adapter is plugged in? I cannot find Power on AC option in the BIOS.I really need it so i can use teamviewer to access the Laptop when i am away. I can turn the adapter on using the Xiaomi smartplug.

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Hello Everyone.I bought a Lenovo y40-70 computer in early January and so far I've really loved it. But just the other day, I started having some strange issues that I'm frankly at a loss to solve. It's progressed in several stages, and I'm a little concerned for my laptop. I wanted to know if anyone had any fixes/ suggestions: 1- First thing I noticed was that the battery icon would not show the battery 'filling' up while it was plugged in. I remember reading that the battery icon doesn't always refresh, and as the battery said it was charging, I didn't worry. 2- Again, yesterday. After using my computer without the charger for some time, I plugged it in to work. It was plugged in for a good two hours, and yet the battery continued to read at 17%. It wasn't going up. 3- I unplugged my computer to check on the battery status. My entire computer shut down (Instant off, black screen, fans stopped etc). Turned it on while it was still unplugged to watch it reboot just fine. Battery was still at 17% 4- Repeated the process of plugging/unplugging the computer to find that the computer shut off everytime. The battery did wind up filling to 94%, so it did charge. I finished up my work for the day and went to bed. 5- Tried to start my laptop, unplugged, today while I was out. It would not turn on, despite the fact that I know it had a full battery before I put it away. I then plugged it in and tried again. It turned on, displaying a near full battery. Removing... Read more

A:Y40-70, turns off when unplugged.

Hi ritzbitz,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try to Manually resetting  the battery out.
    Boot the System into BIOS by hitting F2 when you power ON the computer.
    Now stay in BIOS and let the computer run with Only the Battery in that mode.
    Let the computer turn OFF By itself due to battery power loss.
    BIOS Does not have any feature to turn off the system on minimal charge but It will be OFF once it is Fully Drained.
    Now Let the computer OFF and charge the computer with the AC adapter for 30 Mins.
    Now
    Power ON the computer and Let it charge to a 100% then Observe if that resolves the Issue.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 




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My Flex 3 recently started shutting off when it gets unplugged. It works perfectly off of the battery and I am able to plug it in while it's on without issue; however, as soon as I unplug it, it shuts off and then freezes when I try to turn it back on forcing me to manually shut it down and turn it back on. I'm currently using Windows 10 and have been for a while so I don't think it has to do with that. Any thoughts? Thanks!  

A:Lenovo Flex 3 turns off when unplugged

Hi,Try this:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/Flex-3-screen-turns-off-when-working-on...

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Hi, I have recently purchase (5 days ago) a HP Envy 15-J151SA, but its started to play up already. I had used my laptop yesterday at uni and had run the battery down to about 15%, so I plugged the power pack in as normal and charged the laptop to 100%. When I came to unplug the charger, the laptop just instantly turned off without warning. I thought this was very odd until I tried to turn the laptop back on to no response at all, no lights, no flashing, no nothing. I thought I'd plug the charger back in again and as soon as I plugged the charger in the light on the power button flashed oncw and then when pressed the laptop loads as if nothing had happened. Obviously when I load up apps such the internet and MS Word it says it wasn't closed properly and asks if I want to restore where I left it at. I have looked at other forums who have suggested battery tests (which come back as ok) and tries to recalibrate the battery but this hasn't solved anything, I have tried use the reset function (hold power and the beats button) but I don't have a beats button. It is all up to date with Windows and HP updates.Obviously being a student I paid good money for this laptop and haven't got the time to be messing around taking back to PCWorld where I bought it from.Any help will be appreciated, Thanks Spudy101

A:HP Envy turns off when unplugged and won't turn on unless pl...

Hi @Spudy101 ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. Please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link to get the support number for your region. They will be happy to assist you immediately.Thanks.

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my yoga 710 14ISK turns off when unplugged, Help!!

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I have Dell Precision 3510 with Ubuntu, its relatively new, buy it in last august. Battery works fine before, but in one day it doesnt start without ac adapter plugged in and turns off if I unplugged.
I am not very experience linux user. I use this command  "upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0" to check the battery. It seems battery is ok. 
native-path: BAT0 vendor: LGC-LGC3.67 model: DELL G9G1H67 serial: 41793 power supply: yes updated: ??. 28 ???. 2017 00:24:55 (1065 seconds ago) has history: yes has statistics: yes battery present: yes rechargeable: yes state: fully-charged energy: 83,9952 Wh energy-empty: 0 Wh energy-full: 83,9952 Wh energy-full-design: 83,9952 Wh energy-rate: 0,0114 W voltage: 13,011 V percentage: 100% capacity: 98,6428% technology: lithium-ion
Wait for your advice

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Hi My Yoga 2, 11.6 laptop has started completely cutting out when the screen moves past 180 degrees while it is unplugged. The issue does not occur when the laptop is plugged in. Would anyone have any idea as to why this is happening, and if whether this could be purely a battery issue? Thanks in advance

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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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Hey there,
I've been using my upgraded Inpiron 17R SE happily for a couple of years by now. I've even gone as far as buying an 128GB SSD to futureproof it. This is the only drive - besides the DVD drive - currently present in the laptop. However I've had an issue for quite a while:
Whenever I try to boot the Laptop only using the Battery (even fully charged) it Posts then loads Windows and turns of just before the Login-Screen (I can't see it). When I proceed to turn it back on, it Posts then beeps and says that there is a Real Time Clock Error and gives me the option to proceed booting or to enter Setup.
This however doesn't occur when using the Power-Brick. Moreover it isn't always the case. Sometimes the Laptop boots and works fine just using the battery, but then upon opening a Programm (while under battery-power) it shuts of and gives the same error message again. If it decides to work the battery still lasts for 2-2.5 hours.
I'm really confused to what the problem is. It could be a power delivery problem, but it's still the original battery and laptop with only the HDD changed to a SSD.
I'm aware of it being a rather old machine, but selling it is my only hope for getting a new laptop for college, but I can't sell it in this state. 
I'm at a lost and really really sad because of this issue. I'm sorry for any typos or grammar mistakes, I'm a non native english speaker.

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Hi, There seems to be a problem with the power management on my T570. I have two batteries, and I think the main one to be used is the battery 2. Sometimes, I'll be working unplugged, and my computer randomly turns off. Not the usual "Windows turning off" sequence, but an immediate blackout with no feedback. When I turn the computer back on, I see that Battery 2 is at 0% and Battery 1 is now in use. It does seem to be a problem in the power management, no? Thank you,Fred

A:My computer turns off immediately when Battery 2 reaches 0%, even if Battery 1 is 100%

Sounds like power management or battery reporting status wrong.  Are you still under warranty? If yes, call support first.  Can you get (borrow) another battery to try?

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So I have a yoga 730 and ive only had it for like 3 months and suddenly my battery started to have problems. First it started to discharge really fast and then it just turned off while on like 50 percent. Now it always shows 100% but dies the second i unplug it. I called Lenovo and they said i had to calibrate the battery with one key optimizer, but that just doesnt work, it never showed me a status bar or something, and never ''finished'' calibrating (i think the program is not working). They also said that i dont have international warranty, so thats a problem.Is there another way i can calibrate the battery? Is there a way that i can make my warranty international?Thank you.

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I've noticed that on my cousin's laptop, whenever he unplugs to move it around, a warning appears above the battery icon warning him the power cord was disconnected, and another warning when he reconnects it. I get a similar warning when I connect/disconnect my headphones or mic from the jack.

Is that power cord connected/disconnected warning a feature that can be turned on, or is it specific to certain brands of computers?

Please note that if I don't want to download third party applications for this. I only want to know if it's a feature that can be turned on, and if so, how to turn it on.

Thank you for your time.
 

A:Battery Plugged/Unplugged Notice

On my Think Pad it is a battery icon that changes. It beeps when the state changes and pops up the Power options window when power plug is inserted.
 

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Whenever my Y40 is unplugged, the computer shows the battery to be at 100% and never decreases. A few minutes later the computer will turn itself off and won't turn back on. When I plug it back in and turn it on, it shows the battery is very low and charging normally, then shortly thereafter displays 100% fully charged (it's not). I've tried system restore and the following, which I've seen posted in several places: "First of all, shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. Now, plug in the AC Adapter without the battery inserted, start the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager, expand the entry for Batteries, right click on and the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here. When the uninstall is complete, shut the notebook down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then start the notebook on just the battery. Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes and see if the charge level decreases as it should." I don't know where to go from here. I bought the computer late last year and these issues suddenly started recently. I installed Start Is Back recently, but the system restore from beforehand didn't solve the issue. I'm running Windows 8.1 and everything seems to be up to date. Any advice?











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A:When unplugged, battery always reads 100 percent, ...

hi dancarpenter,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try draining the Power in BIOS Menu. (In BIOS mode, Windows cannot control the power and the battery will be drained and reset its reading)
 
Unplug the AC adapter and turn off the computer
Now Turn it back on and start hitting F2, This will boot the computer in BIOS mode.
While in BIOS, Let the computer sit in this mode until it turn off by itself due to power loss of battery.
 
Now that the battery is drained.
Charge it back up till 100% and test it if it will be resolved
 
Hope this helps
CHeers!
 
 
 




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Is it normal for these laptops to still draw a noticeable amount of battery power when shut off?  I notice that when I turn it off for travel that a few percent is lost when I turn it back on a few hours later.  I turned it off around 1:30 pm yesterday afternoon (unplugged) and when I turned it on at 7:30 am this morning it was charging, starting at 93% (7% loss).  Do I have a setting not enabled to prevent it from eating battery when turned off?  What devices still draw that much power when turned off?

A:Battery Drain When Unplugged and Turned Off

Any thoughts?

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Hello, I have a question reagarding battery. I want to know that when my device full charged then its stopped charging? and its coverted on direct power? or it still charging which is not good for my battery?What should I do when my HP Evny device fully charged? Should I do it unpluged or not? Thank you. 

A:Fully Charged Battery should be unplugged or not?

The computer is doing it right. When battery is completly charged, there is no need used the charge from it and then charge again. Hence once the battery is completly charged, the power is used from adator.You can leave the adaptor plugged in and continue working or if you want to take hte computer around then goahead and use the cheage from battery.

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Hello, I got a 730 yoga a few weeks ago for college. I only used it at home and occasionally at the library, always hooked up to a charger, up until last week when I arrived on campus. Recently, its problems when unplugged have made this laptop nearly unbearable to use. It has terrible performance relative to being plugged in despite having a battery life of 3 hours at most, with merely switching desktops and typing on onenote taking ages and it barely being able to survive for the duration of a few back-to-back afternoon classes. When I tried to increase the performance by making the minimum CPU power from 5% to 100%, there was a slight increase in performance, but still far behind performance whilst charging. This laptop is advertised as having an 11.5 hour maximum battery life, but in practice it barely lasts a fourth of that, and slugglishly so to boot. There is no clear damage to the computer and these problems have existed for as long as I've had it, so I assume that there is something up with the software. I'd like help ASAP. I wouldn't want a mere hardware issue to mess up my college experience.

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Hi (my first post here), I observe severe performance issues when using my X1 Tablet (20GGCT01WW, 1.gen) in battery mode on Windows 10. Everything becomes so slow that it is hardly usable. Pluggin in the power supply and the tablet works fine again.I installed the Lenovo Power Management Driver form the lenovo webpage and tried to change the "power plan" on windows. However, the is no way, it seems, to prevent the cpu/gfx to be down clocked in battery mode?When clicking on the power-icon in the task bar, there is a ""power mode"-slider to increase the performance in battery mode. However, this also has almost no effect. There is no such problem when using the tablet on Linux, so it is not a bios thing. And the battery runtime with linux is only a little less than on windows.  The drop in performance is extremely annoying on windows and I find the x1 tablet hardly usable at all with windows in battery mode. So, any idea or help from anybody how to keep the maximum performance when when power is unplugged and only using the battery on windows 10?  I mean, what does it help to have a longer run time when you hardly can work during that time? Any help is much appreciated,nexus 

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Hi,Had my Thinkpad L480 for about three months with no issues on or off power and / or battery.  This week problems start.  Lenovo Vantage battery indicator shows 100% charge, Taskbar battery indicator shows 100%, been connected to power for some time.  Shut down, disconnect power and turn on.  Indictors show the same and that it is on battery, after a couple of minutes, screen flashes up saying the battery has no power left and shuts down.Repeat, same result, wait couple of days, same result.  All system, operating system, driver patches fully up to date. Any suggestions greatfully received!Many thanks. 

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