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how does x230 power option with battery charge threshold affect performance when plugged in?

Q: how does x230 power option with battery charge threshold affect performance when plugged in?

I have threshold set to 95 and now computer is plugged in. I set power option to work in high performance when plugged id and power saver when in battery mode in the power option.my question is when the computer is plugged in but not charging is it then in power saver or high performance mode? thank you

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Not sure where I'd submit a bug report, has anyone else experienced the following? I have my charging thresholds set to 80% in Lenovo Companion for my T470. However, it seem like half the time it will end up charging one or both batteries to 100%. What seems to happen is it charges to 80%, and it might sit there for a little while, and then a battery creeps to 81%, at which point it then gets charged to 100%. I'm assuming the code behind the threshold portion of the program is saying if charge == threshold rather than if charge >= threshold to determine when to cut the charging off. 

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I have an NV7802, original battery. Windows 10. Last night I noticed that the battery was not charging whike plugged in. I removed the battery, plugged the adapter in no power. Purchased an adapter this morning, battery charges for about 10 seconds. Battery is now dead and laptop will boot up when plugged in with the battery installed, lets me logon and then shuts off with no lights on the front panel. I think this a windows problem and I have notified them also.











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I have an NV7802, original battery. Windows 10. Last night I noticed that the battery was not charging whike plugged in. I removed the battery, plugged the adapter in no power. Purchased an adapter this morning, battery charges for about 10 seconds. Battery is now dead and laptop will boot up when plugged in with the battery installed, lets me logon and then shuts off with no lights on the front panel. I think this a windows problem and I have notified them also.

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I usually run my x230 (Win 7 64) power profile for Maximum Performance. I recently changed it to the Maximise Battery Life profile. As soon as I did this the sound stopped working. However, when I change back to the maximum performance profile the sound does NOT return. I need to restart the laptop to get the sound back. Does anyone know what the cause of this is? My drivers are up to date, although Win 7 keeps installing Dolby Advanced Audio v2 instead of v4?  

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It's great that Lenovo Vantage cares about the lifespan of our batteries and offers us a choice of charge threshold.  But it offers no guidance what maximum level to set, except that it should be less than 100%.  Lenovo must have studied the effect of maximum charge on battery lifespan, and I wish it would share that information with us.  Higher maximum offers a convenience for most users, but they might be willing to trade some of that convenience for some increase in battery lifespan.  We need data in order to decide.  For example, does even setting the maximum at 95% have significant livespan advantage vs. setting maximum at 100%?  Without knowing such things we're just bumbling in setting battery charge threshold.  

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My machine type: 20BS.  I?ve downloaded and installed the latest Lenovo Power Management Driver, n20ku12w_x64.exe, for my machine, but the "Battery Charge Threshold? function is not there.  What happened to the "Battery Charge Threshold" function that used to be part of the Lenovo Vantage, Power Settings?  The battery icon on the Task Bar shows shows 100% charge along with the power plug symbol, which I assume means that the battery is being charged.

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My P51 battery is set to start charging when below 80% and stop charging at 95%.  (Lenovo Companion> Hardware Settings> Power> Battery Charge Threshold> Start Charging When Below 80%> Stop Charging at 95%).  I have my P51 plugged in all the time.  The battery always stays at 95% charged, it never reduces down to below 80% and then automatically recharges back up to 95%.  Obviously the P51 will run the battery down when unplugged and then when plugged back in it will recharge back up to 95% capacity and stay there.My older T530 had the same settings as my new P51 does but it honors the charging perameters  set by the T530's Lenovo Companion's Charging Threshold....The battery charge gradually reduces to below 80% and then it automatically recharges back up to 95%...Thus "exercising the battery".                       My question is two fold...1.  Why doesn't the P51 perform the same way that the T530 does using the same Charging Thresholds?2.  Isn't it beneficial for a Lithium Battery to vary it's charge vs. staying charged always at the same level? Curious...Altoid666  





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A:P51 Battery Charge Threshold

My guess is that the power management works the same.  Probably, the T530's cells are slowly losing charge over time and when it gets below 80% it charges.  The new battery cells probably lose charge also, but MUCH more slowly.  When it gets below 80%, it will charge.  If you want to vary the charge level, unplug it for a few minutes, occasionally.  I think Lithium cells degrade over time, but I think the degredation speed has more to do with ambient temperature and number of recharge cycles.

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Hi! I have X1C 5th 20HR. I was using it with the Windows 10 Pro which came built in. I was using it with the battery charge threshold option (95%).After that, I switched to Ubuntu and clean installed it. I tried to change it (charge threshold) also with Ubuntu, but I failed. The battery was only charging up to 94 % all the time. I was okay with it.Yet, after several months, I had to change back to Windows. Now I have Win10 Pro again, but this time, whenever I try to set up a threshold, it is set for several seconds, and after that, it turns itself off automatically. I tried it like 30 times already with a different threshold, with different levels of battery charge, almost with an empty battery, but no result.Is this behavior expected? How can I fix it? I will attach my attempt as GIF file 

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I've been troubleshooting slightly higher than expected power usage on my P70. Yesterday, the Lenovo Settings app Battery Charge Threshold displayed a slider that I could adjust.To-day, it does not. There was both a "Runtime Application Reconfiguration" for the Lenovo Power Manager to-day and Lenovo System Interface Driver install/reconfiguration mentioned in the Reliability Monitor. I'm looking at a battery that's sitting at 75% (not charging)- when it should be charging to 80%.Any ideas? I'd like to have a charging threshold.

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Hi, my laptop is C930, I can't set battery charge threshold by Vantage, you can refer to attached picture, thanks.

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Hi, is there a way to limit charging the battery on Yoga 510 devices like on ThinkPads? Regards

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Hi Community, I have a brand new ThinkPad P71 (20HL), Windows 10 Pro, Bios N1TET50W 1.24 and all latest drivers installed. As seen in the snapshot below, Lenovo Vantage shows the battery condition Good and Cycle count 1, the custome battery charge threshold is Off by defualt and because I use my ThinkPad as a desktop which is always plugged in, therefore which percentage would be best for the battery life span? Thank you.    

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Hi, this is the first that I use the Lenovo laptop. I found out a very useful function is "Battery Charge Threshold" which many users talk about it in Lenovo Vantage. But I have a question that does anybody have any idea about the recommendation of  Battery Charge Threshold setting values.  Thanks in advance.

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For Windows 10 LTSB users, there is no way to use the Windows store. Could you bring back the old normal Power Manager for Battery Charge Threshold?

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I have Lenovo s730 running Windows 10 1903.In Lenovo Vantage I don't have the charge threshold settings.All drivers are up to date. Is this feature available for this model?

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Laptop: ThinkPad S1 3rdGenProduct number: 20JK001CDSerial number: MP1CT4LMBIOS: R0HET41W 1.21Is it possible to configure battery charge thresholds for my laptop?I can't see any settings in Lenovo Vantage about this function.Another problem:I can't find my laptop on Support web page, I tried to search by product number, by serial number, no result.Thanks.

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Hello, I can't find battery treshold function on new Lenovo Vantage. I try reinstal Vantage with Vantage services. All drivers installed corectly, also reinstalled

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Hi there, I just got my new Thinkpad X1 Tablet (gen3) and got some problem when using Battery Charge Threshold in the Lenovo Vantage app. I have set the Threshold to stop charging at 80% and start charging again at 75%. It works at first, for a few days I guess, and suddenly during the lunch time today, I locked the X1 Tablet (battery level 78%), going out for lunch, then I come back and the battery level is 100%. I then opened the Lenovo Vantage app to check, and Battery Charge Threshold is disabled. I have no idea completely, why this settings was messed up, I didn't open the Lenovo Vantage app and the setting was cleared. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Hi,  I have an X1 yoga gen 2 since a bit more than a year, I like this laptop but to be honest there are a few annoying quirks. Pen not working properly since day one, keys marking the screen, disappointing battery, but that not why I am posting today, since the last 6 months, when then pushed the vantage software the battery threshold setting are not really saved, it works for a day or two and then revert back to off, charging the battery to 100%. I read it happen for other people after reaching 0% battery but that is never my case as I rarely go under 20%  Any help would be appreciated. I am now out of warranty, so I would like to keep the battery healthy?  

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Hi. I'm having issues with my battery threshold option. I want the battery to stop charging when it reaches 80%. However, it will never keep the setting on forever. I randomly find out that it charges the battery to 100% instead of stopping at 80%. This is most likely to happen when my Thinkpad P50 is turned off and is charging. Although, it is not every time that it simply charges to 100% instead. Can someone help me figure out why on earth it keeps turning the battery threshold option completely off? I want to have the option on permanently so that my battery will live longer. Best regards,Jesper

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I have a HP 2000- 2d19wm series laptop. It has 8 gb of ram, 250 gb hard drive, running Windows 7 Home Premium Service pack 1. AMD E300 1.30 Ghz processor.
The problem is that it is not detecting or connecting to wifi networks around it.
The battery on this thing is dead. It would indicate over a long period of timie (weeks) , connected but not charging and go down in percent slowly from xx percent till it ended up totally empty to the point where it said, "no battery is detected". Laptop powers and and does all other functions but wifi indicator has a red X through it. Won't pick up ANY networks even after restarts and even a couple of system restores back to dates when wifi WAS working. I used my Android smartphone and it fully detects and connects to the networks in that area so it is the laptop that's "blind" and "insensitive", not the networks. Also, maybe a causal connection but it never had this problem till the battery was totally dead (it is now plugged and starts up directly like a desktop). Could the dead battery be the cause of the wifi not working or am I three bases off to outfield here? Thanks!
 

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My X230 powers down when I try to operate it with a battery connected.  I've tried replacing the battery, but it continues to power down even with the replacement.  I tried changing the power management settings to not shut down while plugged in if the battery gets critically low, but that didn't fix the problem either.  It doesn't shut down when I run it on just AC power without a battery plugged in.  This would be fine, but I need to run a BIOS update to fix a different issue I'm having, and I can't do that until I have a full battery connected that isn't going to cause it to shut down during the update.

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I have an XPS 9550 6th Gen running Windows 10 (Just over 1 year, out of warranty).
The issue is when the charge plug is plugged in and hovering over the battery icon it says that battery is charging.  However the battery is not charging but discharging until the laptop switches off.  The only way for the battery to charge again is to deplete the battery until the laptop is unresponsive when the power button is pushed to switch lap top on.  Once there is no residual power in the battery it will start charging again to 100% after which the cycle repeats, discharge.
Things I have tried.
Latest Bios update - no change
Another A/C charger - worked ok for a few days
Replaced battery - no change
Bios settings - reset to default (info related to battery and A/C charge reports all good)
F12 - Dell diagnostics, reports all good
When Battery is disconnected the laptop works normally
The laptop charge socket seems tight and secure
I have searched the internet exhaustively but have not found this same issue reported.  The only feasible way I can use the laptop is to disconnect the battery.
Can anyone suggest anything?
I would also like to disable the battery instead of having to open it up to disconnect, is this possible?
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks 
Andrew

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Hey all!I am having a major issue with my new battery i just forked 40 pounds for! its a brand new oem one that came in the genuine lenovo box with no seals broken at all.i have had the battery since Tuesday and i have only needed to charge it 4 times so (4 total cycle charges to 100%) when i got the new battery i first turned my system off placed new battery in and let it fully charge to 100% i last used the laptop on Tuesday night it still had its full charge which i left in hibernation mode. But on Wednesday i got my new phone (Oneplus 3T) so ive been on that mostly. I have not used it till today and when i checked power manager the total capacity was 55.14 Wh out of the 62.16! it came with when i got the thing brand new and checked it when i had it fully chargedi seriously do not understand why this is happening to me i was lucky enough to get the battery then this happens i just want a battery that is actually reliable and wont kick the bucket after hardly and use or charge cycles!can someone help me out!?EDIT: i even uninstalled power manager and reinstalled it with the same results!

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Hey all!I am having a major issue with my new battery i just forked 40 pounds for! its a brand new oem on that came in the genuine lenovo box with no seals broken etc.i have had the battery since Tuesday and i have only needed to charge it 4 times so (4 total cycle charges to 100%) i did when i got it turned my system off placed new battery in and let it fully charge to 100% i last used the laptop on Tuesday night and it still had its full charge. but since on Wednesday i got my new phone (Oneplus 3T) so ive been on that mostly. I have not used it till today and when i checked power manager the total capacity was 55.14 Wh out of the 62.16! i seriously do not understand why this is happening to me i was lucky enough to get the battery then this happens i just want a battery that is actually reliable and wont kick the bucket after hardly and use or charge cycles!can someone help me out!?i would greatly appreciate it!

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Hi.

I am shopping for a good gaming laptop and would like to know if there are any disadvantages to having a G-Sync display on a laptop? Does it have any significant impact on battery life of the laptop? Does having G-Sync display on a laptop mean that the integrated GPU is completely disabled and so all apps including non-graphics intensive ones run on the discrete GPU?
Also, would using a UHD 4K display in combination with G-Sync affect battery life?
 

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Hi, 1. I have recently bought a 9-cells battery (1 week ago) for my thinkpad x230. I use windows 7 64-bit and I have installed Power Manager. 2. I have performed Battery Gauge reset. 3. The FRU number on the battery is "FRU P/N 45N1027". However, on Power Manager it says that is "FRU P/N 45N1029" and 7 cycle count. 4. Condition is Poor and the battery can store 65% of the its original full charge capacity according to Power Manager (56.58Wh out of 86.58Wh). 5. I tried to update battery firmware but I could not because it says that it  not need update. Question Q1. Is the Battery Genuine (You can check attached)?Q2. Is the battery damaged and need to return it back?Q3. Is there anything else I could do for this battery? Thanks all in advance.Nikolaos

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If i change my power plan from "Balanced" to "High performance" Should my computer be faster in video converting and in games? Does it actually affect the performace of your computer enought for you to notice it.?

A:Does power plan actually affect performance lvl?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by imeem


If i change my power plan from "Balanced" to "High performance" Should my computer be faster in video converting and in games? Does it actually affect the performace of your computer enought for you to notice it.?


It should. By a barely noticeable amount. benchmark it on balanced then on high and note the difference.

Ken

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ok, i have a brand new p4 3ghz with 1gb ddr400 memory, cdrw drive, and a USED 160GB hd. I backed up all the data and went to reformat the drive i nthe new computer. I just notice though that the speed seems slow (i havent installed windows yet or anythihng, but it seems like the boot up screen is 'lagging' and when i press DEL to enter setup it takes like 30 second to go there...

I checked temp and thats fine (35 C). I am really wondering what it could be, the power supply is enough (420W) but it isnt like a great brand, still though I dont think that should make it be this bad....
 

A:can power supply really affect performance?

A poor output or failing power supply will cause the computer to shut down or crash, but not to "go slow"
 

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My battery all of a sudden won't charge. The computer works with remaining battery (when AC is not plugged in). The computer works with the battery removed when plugged in. But if battery is in and the computer is plugged into the outlet, it does not charge the battery, nor does it recognize that it is plugged in. It only tries to run on the remaining battery. WHen the battery is in and the computer is using the AC adapter, I get a blinking white light next to the plug for the AC adapter. I have two separate batteries, and it is doing the same thing on both batteries. I have tried deleting the  Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and the Microsoft AC Adapter in the Device Manager section. It didn't fix my problem. I also used HP Support Assistant's HP Battery Check diagnostic tool. It says my "battery is functioning correctly, but the AC adapter is not attached. To completely test your battery, please attache the AC Adapter." The strange thing is, my AC adapter is plugged in, but the computer thinks it is not attached. So it is not recognizing my AC adapter when the battery is in. But does recognize and use the AC adapter when the battery is removed.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a fix? Thank you!

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Do vista power settings on laptops affect just the screen brightness and when it turns off, or does it effect performance itself, such as the processor speed? If they do affect processor speed, by approximately how much (i.e. a percentage).

I'm running a dell xps 1330 with 2gb ram and 2.2 Ghz processor.

Thanks as always,
 

A:Does changing power settings actually affect performance?

On computers that have processors with SpeedStep (Intel) or Cool'n'Quiet (AMD) it will clock down the CPU when not under load. It can also power down hard drives, etc. It will not slow a computer down in regards to performance.

Edit- You want max battery on your laptop though and having the higher power setting over performance will keep your laptop cooler as well.
 

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I have tried to adjust the battery charging thresholds for my L720 using Power Manager 8. The idea is to preserve the battery by charging only between 46% and 50%. The system accepts these settings and shows them when the pointer hovers over the power manager in the toolbar, but forgets them every time the computer goes into standby or hibernation. This makes the settings pointless. I am running Windows 10 and believe that both Windows and the power manager are the latest versions available.

A:Power Manager 8 forgets battery threshold settings...

I have now noticed that the battery charging thresholds disappear even while the computer is being used, not just when it goes into standby or hibernation. 

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I have a Inspiron 17R SE-7720.  The battery is no longer charging, even when it is plugged in with the AC adapter that came with the laptop.  The blue light on the plug is on when the adapter is plugged in.  Unfortunately the battery is now completely dead, so I am no longer able to turn the laptop on.  Before the battery died, I checked the BIOS and noted that it was not registering the AC adapter.  Not sure where to go next with this issue.  Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Battery does not charge when plugged in

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suspect a hardware failure .Kindly check if you are able to run diagnostics on the system .
Kindly also private message the service tag of the system along with the email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I have two Lenovo Y40-70 computers that I purchased within a couple weeks of each other.  They came with Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10. A few months ago, I noticed that my computer battery meter was reading 100% for an hour.  I continued to work unplugged until the battery died while still reading 100%.  I recharged and the battery again read 100% for more than a couple hours, then died.  So the battery lifetime is as good as always, but the reading is not right.  When I reboot, it still reads 100%. Strangely, the second system, whcih I had not used for a while, was OK, but a few days later, it started doing the same thing (though it was reading 87%, the charge when the computer last worked right.  I suscpect that this happened after a critical update, which the second system went through later. Recently, I downloaded from the Lenovo website the newer power management software on both computers, and it did not help. Then I noticed the Battery recall so downloaded the "Lenovo Battery Utility 2015" to see if my system was afffected by the problem.  When I run the utility, I get the mssage "No Battery Detect."  So it would appear that there may be an issue with the software detecting the batter. Since I can't know the state of the battery (it appears to not want to recharge until it's empty, I gues because it thinks it's 100% charged), I cannot count on this computer when it's not plugged in. Now I ... Read more

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Hi, I have an aspire E1 570 laptop, which stands unused for some time in the warehouse of my company. The battery does not charge when plugged in. If anybody faced similar problem, please help.

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I'm currently getting extremely low power on the downstream ( -1.6 dBmV) but I have a pretty good SNR (39.1 dB). The main problem I have with my computer is that streaming video gets constant buffering at times and sometimes downloads degrade over time (start out fast then get slower sometimes down to almost nothing). I have went wired, wireless, with router and without yet the same thing happens. I swapped modems with my sister who lives on the same street and has the same service and it doesnt affect anything either.

Here are her modem signals compared to mine:

Hers
Downstream
SNR 33.2dB
Power Lvl -11.8dBmV
Upstream
Power Lvl 54.5dBmV

Mine
Downstream
SNR 39.0 dB
Power Lvl-2.0 dBmV
Upstream
Power 50.0 dBmV

here is my speed and ping test results:

With results like that it looks like everything is fine, I cant put my finger on the problem. Could it be soemthing outside at the pole?
 

A:Solved: low power downstream on cable modem - could that affect performance

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I wasn't using the laptop battery for a very long time like say 3 months. When I inserted the battery into the laptop and plugged in the charger, it wasn't charging and it has been so for the last 1 year.

A:My laptop battery does not charge when plugged.

Hi,Try performinh a HP diagnostics on the battery and see if it needs to be replaced or calibrated. Here is link to support page to show you how to do this.https://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c04700771 Let me know,David 

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Well, in the past when my battery is below 90%. It will start to charge untill 100% when plugged in.

Now i notice that it can only charge to 90% then stop. What is wrong?

A:Notabook battery won't charge to 100% when plugged in..

Maybe your battery can't hold a full charge.

Can you see the battery tray icon?

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The laptop is plugged in, and the computer says "plugged in, not charging".  What do I need to do?

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Hi,my laptop battery will not charge when plugged in, it stays on 0%, ive purchased another battery from HP, but that hasnt solved the problem, Have tried to uninstall the Microsoft ACIP driver but didnt help, HP battery check comes up with UNKOWN , (93) the hp bios battery check shows unknown aswell, so stuck on this please help

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I recently purchased the dell Inspiron 15z and was wondering if there was a way to disable the battery from charging when im plugged in because I do not want to wear out the battery and would like to stay plugged in and not use the battery. I would just remove the battery normally but because this is an ultrabook I am not sure how to get to the battery, the battery doesn't seem to be on the outside.

A:Disabling Battery Charge While Plugged in

Hi,
Welcome to the community
When did the problem start? Please check this thread for resolutions
en.community.dell.com/.../20174031.aspx
Let me know if further help is needed.
Regards,

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Hello all, I made a post regarding the performance/failing of one of my hard drives

The conclusion we came to has unfortunately not resolved my problem and I am beginning to think my Power Supply may be the culprit

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Before I go into details here is my current Hardware:

Q6600 @ 3.0GHZ
GIGABYTE EP45-DS3R
6GB PC2 6400 800mhz (2x 2gb/2x 1gb)
Nvidia GTX 275 896mb (requires 2x 6 pin power adapters)
Asus Xonar 7.1 soundcard (requires floppy power adapters)
Windows 7 x64
Jeantech 1000W PSU (modular PSU. 4 PCI-E nodes and 8 nodes for other devices...)
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500gb HDD (operating system)
1tb HDD (data)
1tb HDD (data)
2tb HDD (data - added recently)
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My original problem (in brief)

Upon accessing certain files in one of my 1TB drives, I hear a distictive "click/lockup/halt" sound and then the entire system crashes (first the drive will become inaccessible, then windows explorer will crash, followed by the mouse and eventually a BSOD after a minute)
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I bought a new 2TB a month ago to replace what then I thought was a failing 1TB drive. Since, the problems have become "random" and happen across all four drives (1tb, 1tb, 500gb, 2tb)

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails....
 

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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Hi,I just activated battery "charge threshold" mode (with the default 80-85%). Let's say I need to charge the battery to 100% once a week, how do I do that without changing the threshold in Vantage? Thank you!  

A:How to do a full charge when "charge threshold" mode is activated

You can turn off chargin threshold.  It should fully charge.  Then turn back on charging threshold afterwards.  I've done that on Thinkpads before.  Turn off charging threshold and once charged to 100% for a out of office business appointment then turn back on charging threshold.  A little error message pops up in vantage that something to the effect charging threshold wont take effect until battery level is below threshold limit.  The thresholds are still stored from when you turn charging threshold off and back on in Vantage.

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