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Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Q: Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A: Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.

I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.

Regards

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A:Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 - Not charging when battery ne...

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
I do not know a solution for your problem, but I want to suggest you some trial an error to see if it can be software related issue.
 
1) Check the Lenovo Settings and see if it asks you to update the System Interface Foundation drivers.
2) Check the support site and just in case check that you have the latest BIOS and the latest "Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 "
 
After that check the "Lenovo Settings" and give it a try turning on the option of "extended the battery life", set it to a 80% and give it some time for it to discharge. After that disable that feature to see if the battery charges back again.
 
Also on "Lenovo Settings", on the same "battery/power" page it has a "restablish" options, maybe you can also try that later.
 
Sorry that this is just some trial and error, but it is what it cames to my mind right now.
 
Regards

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Hi all Anyone else experience their ThinkPad Pen Pro (the one included with the laptop which charges inside the laptop) not charging? I stuck it into a ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 1 and it charged successfully  Thanks, Hubert

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (20LF) - pen not charging

Nope.  Mine charges fine.  I have other issues but pen charging is not one of them.  If yours charges fine in another laptop that to me means nothing is wrong with the pen but something is wrong with the pen charging on your X1Y3.  Since its new  I personally would call support.

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A:Thinkpad Yoga Charging Indicator

Hi Rango,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga doesn?t have a dedicated indicator for charging status.
 
The illuminated dots in the ThinkPad logo on the outer lid of your computer and on the palm rest show the system status of your computer:
 
? Blinks for three times: The computer is initially connected to the power.
? On: The computer is on (in normal mode).
? Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode.
? Blinks fast: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode.
? Blinks slowly: The computer is in sleep mode.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.



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A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

Hi there, Vaigne -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
1: Remove the AC adapter plug.
2: Remove the battery.
3: Press the power button for about 30 seconds. This will clear the capacitors.
4: Insert the battery and plug in the AC adapter.
5: Press the power button.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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A:THINKPAD YOGA DANGEROUS CHARGING FAULT

swwils,
 
Sorry to hear about this!   First and foremost, I recommend you contact service and have the system checked out and repaired before using it again.
 
Could you also tell us a bit more about the configuration?     What phone did you plug in, and what is the specifified input power required for charging that phone?  (You could look at the output power rating of the adapter that came with the phone).
 
Which USB port did you plug the phone into?
 
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A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

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A:Thinkpad S1 Yoga stopped charging with a 45W adapter

Hi Chaitanya,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding your 45W AC Adapter is not charging your ThinkPad S1 Yoga
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I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2 Charging via phone charger

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A:Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Best Buy) - Thinkpad Pro Pen do...

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A:Thinkpad not charging

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A:Battery NOT Re-Charging for ThinkPad P71

Win7 or Win10?  Probably the latter.
 
Is the latest Power Management Driver (for 7/10) installed?  Power Manager (for 7) installed?
 
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A:Thinkpad P50, Plugged in, not charging

 How well charged is the battery?

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A:How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Hi Andy,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
I believe you are using Windows 10, then you can use Lenovo Vantage to control the Battery Charge Threshold from there below is the referenced attached snapshot:
Open Lenovo Vantage>Hardware Settings>Power and then scroll down you'll get the option of Battery Charge Threshold.
 

 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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A:Lenovo Thinkpad with "plugged in, not charging"

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Hi, I have a 3 year old (ish) T540p which all of a sudden is giving me this message when the ac power adapter is plugged in.  I have two adapters as I have the docking station also which I normally use and neither of these adapters are working.  I have read some posts on here and tried all of the suggested actions to rectify this but none seem to be working for some reason. Funnily enough in the Lenovo Vantage application I tried to do the battery gauge reset and as soon as i set that off the laptop started to charge and got up to 100%, i left it for a good couple of hours and didn't seem to move on to the next part in the cycle which is to drain the battery so I cancelled it.  I thought that the fact that it had started to charge might have reset something but alas I'm back in the same position where I'm getting the plugged in but not charging message. I've recently updated to Windows 10 but the chargers have worked fine since, now for some reason they are not. Can anybody give me any help troubleshooting to try and sort the problem out.  Is it likely to be the battery which needs replacing or is there someting else that it could be perhaps? Thanks.

A:T540p Thinkpad plugged in but not charging

What about your battery threshold settings? When you're doing battery calibration (gauge reset), it's a common thing that your inducator stucks at some percentage of charging and discharging. I suggest you to turn off any threshold you set, turn off the machine, turn it on with no battery, then turn it off and re-set the battery.What about discharging? Is it normal? Try to discharge it to below 50% and then plug the charger.





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Hi all!Can anyone tel me if this is standar behaviour, please?My X260, when charging, starts charging internal battery to 80%, then it charges external battery to 100% and only then goes back charging internal battery from 80  to 100%. Thanks in advance for your input. RM

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The X1 Gen 6 comes with a supplied USB-C charger. Works perfectly. I usually like to have a second charger, so normally I just order another one of the same directly from Lenovo. Considering that charging is done via USB-C, which is a standard, are there third-party chargers that could charge the X1 Gen 6 at a similar rate as the included Lenovo charger? As it happens I have a USB-C to USB-A cable, so I tried to charge the laptop via standard 40W USB charger connected with that cable but the X1 did not even indicate it was receiving a charge, so we probably need to stick with USB-C. One concern if obviously price but more importantly, it would be nice to have a lighter and smaller charger. Are there any offerings which could charge the X1 Gen 6? Thanks in advance!

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