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Lenovo T430 battery fast wear

Q: Lenovo T430 battery fast wear

Hi,I replaced the battery of my T430 two months ago. I have not used it too much, it has got maximum 10 cycles in it. Now programs like aida64 tells that the designed capacity of the battery is 86580 mWh and its fully charged capacity is 80090 mWh. The laptop has been reinstalled since the battery changing.So, now the battery is 7% worned. But if we look at the real designed capacity (93600 mWh after the first charge) it is 14%.Isn't that wear too high after 10 cycles? Should I send the battery back to the shop where I bought it? Thanks,

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I am a Yoga 700-14ISK user for 2 years. And I had encounter serveral issues with this laptop before (and the service center helped me to fix them) However, now there is an issue I just have now - my battery is draining fast like 1% lost per 2-3 min for light usage (browsing on Chrome or doing my schoolwork either on Microsoft Office or Google Drive) I suspected it was due to my battery wear level. However, as I monitored it, I realised it keep fluctuating (from 19.64% to 42.02%) until I re-calibrate which gives me 38.51% and then 38.71% after a charge to 60%. Is it possible the battery wear level can cause the quick drain in battery?  Is this battery wear level normal? I would also like to point out that I had the battery changed over a year ago and I normally used my laptop for schoolwork and gaming (occasionally now after realising the issue.) I am also going to have an internship (at least 6 months) from July so I am very worried that my laptop can't last long especially its battery. Hence, should I go to a Lenovo service center and request for a battery replacement? Please give me any possible reasons on why the laptop battery starts to drain fast and its battery wear level sharp increase, and also possible solutions for these issues. I would like to know more about it in order to sustain my laptop at least for a year.

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Hello. I have question. A few days ago I bought the Lenovo Idepadad 720 laptop. It's great, but one thing worries me. I downloaded HWMonitor and Aida64. When I looked at battery wear level, I saw, that it's 12%. Designed capacity: 45000 mWhFull charge capacity: 40000 mWhIs it normal? I have had this laptop for 3 days. 

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Hi guys, less than a month ago I received my Lenovo Yoga 14" (the latest version with the i5 7200u).Well, I have noticed that the battery wear levels are increasing at some crazy high pace. After one month of extremely light use (mostly AC plugged), the wear levels according to HW monitor and Battery Info is already at 22%, as the full charge capacity is already down to 41500 mWh from 53000 mWh.The battery life I would say it's still pretty good, but I am wondering if this is normal? I don't want to replace the battery after 6 months of use, so either this number is incorrect for whatever reason, or something is really off here.Many thanks for your support.

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Its only 3 months notebeook and battery wear level - 93% , what is wrong ?

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This is recount of my battery life troubleshooting. Last 2 weeks, I couldn't finish a movie on a full charge. Only got 1:15 - 1:20min. "Only" MPC-HC running.I had recently cleaned fans with toothbrush. I installed some developer IDE/databases.What's going on? In cmd run:  powercfg /batteryreportLots of good info. 2017-08-13 - 2017-08-2146,240 mWh45,000 mWh... 1.5 years later019-05-05 - 2019-05-1239,515 mWh45,000 mWh2019-05-12 - 2019-05-1937,036 mWh45,000 mWh2019-05-1936,090 mWh45,000 mWh Kinda alarming battery wear. Is it the cause? Battery life estimates:2017-10-29 - 2017-11-060:16:26- 0:16:40-2017-11-06 - 2017-11-124:25:48- 4:39:17-2017-11-12 - 2017-12-033:30:21- 3:42:57-2017-12-03 - 2017-12-103:29:51- 3:42:57-2017-12-10 - 2017-12-173:24:47- 3:36:58-2017-12-17 - 2017-12-253:24:16- 3:35:44-2017-12-25 - 2018-01-142:35:32- 2:44:05-2018-01-14 - 2018-01-212:40:22- 2:45:21-... 1.5 years later2019-04-28 - 2019-05-052:24:11- 2:44:58-2019-05-05 - 2019-05-121:47:35- 2:02:31-2019-05-12 - 2019-05-191:27:48- 1:46:41-2019-05-191:24:28- 1:45:20-2019-05-20-- --2019-05-211:14:18- 1:32:39- Somehow I was regularly getting 3:30 before, and now down to 1:14!!Looks really fishy. Even on worn 36 Wh sounds RIDICULOUSLY BAD.Replacing battery/cells will make it better, but its not root cause.  TEST SCENARIO:TaskMgr, Edge with 3 tabs (CNN, Lenovo), MPC-HC running H264. Control Panel... Read more

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Hello there, Im new at the forum but i've been reading a few posts already! I bought a used T430 which has a 6cell battery but I'd like to buy a 9cell battery. So My ubuntu says this thinkpad is a 2349EY7 model.Where Can I find a 9 cell compatible model? Can I just grab on from ebay? Like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-9-Cell-Battery-for-Lenovo-70-0A36303-ThinkPad-T430-T530-W530-L430-L... Or should I look into something else? First time lenovo user so bare with me here!! Thank you!!!

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Bought one of these on ebay and the battery dies after 20 mins from full after being unplugged from charger- what the heck is going on?- Have I been sold a dodgy laptop?

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Hey Lenovo Forum:
 
I'm having a battery charging problem that seems slightly different from any on this forum so far. I just acquired a T430 running Windows 7 (64-bit) like a charm. After a few issues with the audio drivers, everything has been running smoothly. 
 
Abruptly, yesterday, when I plugged it into the wall socket (the same socket that it had sucessfully charged on earlier) it failed to charge. Thinking it was the outlet, I tested it. The outlet and adapter are both working fine (the adapter powers the computer no problem with the battery removed from the system). The lock switch on the battery is in the propper position (i've tried both). The battery is not overheated (it's cool to the touch). I tried removing everything and holding the power button (apparently that discharges some built up charge in the system) then reconnecting the battery and AC adapter, nothing. 
 
I just downloaded the power manager which (when the laptop is, in fact, running off of AC power (the battery charge indicator hasn't draining in hours of continuous use) reads:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
i have also tried reinstalling and updating the "Microsoft ACPI - Compliant Control Method Battery" driver i... Read more

A:Lenovo T430 Battery will not charge

HiIs your laptop model T430 or Z400 as in the thread title?Is the battery new, from official Lenovo store or 3rd party store?

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Hi,I own a Lenovo T430 Thinkpad Laptop. Recently I observed that the Sleep Lights turning orange when the battery is low. When I carefully observed, both the sleep light and the battery status lights are working opposite. The sleep lights shows all the battery status indicators and the battery light shows all the sleep mode status. Anaybody , Let me know how can this be resolved! Thanks in Advance!

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Hi everyone, Title says it all, I know this topic of discharging internal battery first has been brought up a lot, and that the reason behind it is this: The T470s are designed to drain the battery with least wear first so as to degrade both batteries equally and prolong the laptop's overall battery life. However, as I'm using a new 61++ battery, clearly somethig is going wrong somewhere as the year old internal battery cannot be in better condition than the brand new external.https://gyazo.com/6c12f3f40514599d04d852a8589189ab Any ideas? Thanks!

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I've an Inspiron 15 7560, it's just just 3 months old. The design capacity of the battery in this thing is 41,998 mWh but windows batteryreport and hwmonitor are showing a full charge capacity of 39,079 mWh. That's 7% less. But the strange thing is that batteryreport as well as hwmonitor show a charge level of 107% when the laptop is full charged. And that's not on one occasion, every full charge is shown as 107%.. The thing that's even more strange is that according to battery capacity history of powercfg batteryreport that drop in capacity happened just around the time I changed the battery charge setting from "Adaptive" to "Primarily AC Use" in Dell Power Manager Lite. What's happening here?

A:7% battery wear on new laptop but battery charges up to 107% according to batteryreport

The lowering of the threshold is what is intended.
This link will give you more information on the charge options.

For your specific case  
"Primarily AC — Extends battery life by lowering the charge threshold, so that the battery never charges to 100 percent capacity. Recommended for users who primarily operate the system while plugged into an external power source."

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I bought a Lenovo 530 Yoga a week ago and since I statred using it I realize the battery drains so fast when its fully charged after a while u can see in the battery bar that its dropping from 7 hrs to 5 hrs and the porcentage also dropping. The battery life does not even last 2 hours and it supoused to last more o close to 10 hrs according with the manual.I even configurate it to battery setting to have a best battery lifeWhat should i do?

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Hi,Iv'e had the 710s for about two weeks. At first i would get about 5 - 5.5 hours of work time from it. But yesterday the battery started draininig very fast, and i'm now getting about 2.5 hours of work time. Iv'e not installed anything new or made any special changes. Any idea what this could be?

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Hello! I have had my Lenovo Flex 3 for over three years now and it has been great until the last few months when it started getting problems. My laptop's performance has become increasingly slow (takes a long time starting a new tab, refreshing a page, loading a page, opening Word, etc.). I have deleted unnecessary documents and downloads as well as done updates. On top of that, the battery goes down quickly. In just the past ten minutes, it went from being fully charged at 100% to 92%. What can I do to fix this? 

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Its only 3 month notebook, system was preinstalled ,  battery only 1,5 hours.., bud before about  3-5h on internet.

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Hello, My laptop is not even a year old and I am already experiencing problems with the battries. My battery charge drains in about 1-2 hours in normal use. i.e. internet use and excel use normally. I would be pleased if someone has any solution for this issue beside battery replacement. As, my primary battery charge cycle counts only 72 and secondary battery charge cycle counts 92. Kind Regards,

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i have anew idepad 310-15ikb from 10 daysi found that battery since first time it work ..it  work 2 hours on balanced modeand 1 hour and 20 minute on high performance activity was on just browsing internet Battery reportBattery reportCOMPUTER NAMEAHMED-PCSYSTEM PRODUCT NAMELENOVO 80TVBIOS3JCN21WW 09/23/2016OS BUILD10240.16384.amd64fre.th1.150709-1700PLATFORM ROLEMobileCONNECTED STANDBYNot supportedREPORT TIME2017-06-11 11:25:50Installed batteriesInformation about each currently installed battery BATTERY 1NAMEL15S2TB0MANUFACTURERSANYOSERIAL NUMBER3249CHEMISTRYLIONDESIGN CAPACITY30,000 mWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITY30,590 mWhCYCLE COUNT-                                                                                                                                            &nbs... Read more

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 I purchased the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 in May 2016.  I am on my laptop every day for school and work related, and I tend to put my laptop to sleep instead of turning off most of the time.The battery drains fast; lasts at least an hour or less without an ac adapter.  When I charged my laptop with the ac adapter it takes at least 2 hours, 3 hours at most, for it to charge which I think it's not normal. I can't remove the battery from the laptop because I don't want to cause any damage. I do have a warranty for it, yet I like to know any solutions for me to fix this issue. 

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Hi Everyone, I came here for discuss one of the latest problem of my lenovo Yoga 500 which i had purchased earlier. Whenever I have been using it in my meeting and in conference battery drained very fast. This is intial problem of the battery draining,how i overcome this problem. I can't use adpater for Yoga 500 everytime.Shall I change my laptop or battery or any other idea which best fits for me. Thanks,Steven lash

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So HWMonitor has shown over the last 3 years the decline of my battery, from  wear level of 12% at new to currently 45%. I wondered if using Acer's manual recommendation of conditioning the battery (which I did when I first got it) by running it down to the point the battery low warning appears, then plugging in the AC until it fully charges, rinse and repeat until this process has been completed 3 times. First time today I did the discharge and plugged the AC back in at 6%. It not only didn't take very long watching Netflix on chrome to get from 100 to 6% (about an hour and 20 minutes) it also charged up (even while still watching the movie) back to 100% before the movie finished. This time I turn off the AC again and decide to see what happens if I go a little lower. Watching the capacity deplete on HWMonitor it was losing about 15mWh every few seconds and I planned at 3% to flip the switch so the AC fired up again. It got stuck at 5% showing 1474mWh remaining, half an hour after I had started another movie (I didn't start the movie when I started the depletion, just started half an hour before it reached 1474mWh had been browsing prior). I am now 1 hour and 20 minutes into the movie and the current capacity is still showing 1474mWh and 5%! That's  nearly a whole hour of extra time with no apparent change in capacity. How do I fix it so that the percentage is reported correctly (and the wear level)? There is no point having the machine set to w... Read more

A:V3 772g Battery wear

Hi,I don't think you will be able to do something. It has something to to with the chip which analyses the charge level and stops the charging and reports back the levels (it's on the battery). I have exactly the same issue with an Aspire 5742Z with a wear level of 54% and the ability to use the notebook for almost one more hour after the battery reports 1% remaining. I tried the calibration, and many other suggestions from the internet. Either the chip has failed, or the chips from the battery have the "planned obsolescence" which in this case would mean that they will steadily report that the battery is degrading even if it's not the case.  While you can use the notebook with this situation, it's still very annoying because you don't get any warning before the battery is completely depleted and thus if you are working on something you never knw when your notebook will shut down and you will lose your work/data. Well, they want you to spend some money on a replacement, othervise woudn't be funny eh?

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Hello there, How is your battery wear level. How old is you Yoga. How do you usually charge it.Mine is 1 year old. I occasionally use this Yoga in trips, confrences. This is a spare PC. So I always set Conservative mode and do calibrate once evry 2 months. Today I check and see that the baterry wear level is 12%, ie 39940mwh fully charge/ 45000mwh design capacity.Does it wear too quickly or such?How about yourMine is Yoga 500 15IBD

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So HWMonitor has shown over the last 3 years the decline of my battery, from  wear level of 12% at new to currently 45%. I wondered if using Acer's manual recommendation of conditioning the battery (which I did when I first got it) by running it down to the point the battery low warning appears, then plugging in the AC until it fully charges, rinse and repeat until this process has been completed 3 times. First time today I did the discharge and plugged the AC back in at 6%. It not only didn't take very long watching Netflix on chrome to get from 100 to 6% (about an hour and 20 minutes) it also charged up (even while still watching the movie) back to 100% before the movie finished. This time I turn off the AC again and decide to see what happens if I go a little lower. Watching the capacity deplete on HWMonitor it was losing about 15mWh every few seconds and I planned at 3% to flip the switch so the AC fired up again. It got stuck at 5% showing 1474mWh remaining, half an hour after I had started another movie (I didn't start the movie when I started the depletion, just started half an hour before it reached 1474mWh had been browsing prior). I am now 1 hour and 20 minutes into the movie and the current capacity is still showing 1474mWh and 5%! That's  nearly a whole hour of extra time with no apparent change in capacity. How do I fix it so that the percentage is reported correctly (and the wear level)? There is no point having the machine set to w... Read more

A:V3 772g Battery wear

Hi,I don't think you will be able to do something. It has something to to with the chip which analyses the charge level and stops the charging and reports back the levels (it's on the battery). I have exactly the same issue with an Aspire 5742Z with a wear level of 54% and the ability to use the notebook for almost one more hour after the battery reports 1% remaining. I tried the calibration, and many other suggestions from the internet. Either the chip has failed, or the chips from the battery have the "planned obsolescence" which in this case would mean that they will steadily report that the battery is degrading even if it's not the case.  While you can use the notebook with this situation, it's still very annoying because you don't get any warning before the battery is completely depleted and thus if you are working on something you never knw when your notebook will shut down and you will lose your work/data. Well, they want you to spend some money on a replacement, othervise woudn't be funny eh?

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I have an Acer laptop I bought last January 2013.

It's a 10 month laptop and someone told me that I should be removing the battery when I am using AC power. I was hesitant at first so I installed a software called BatteryBar Pro. Upon installing, I was surprised that my battery wear was already at 10.3%!
​I was surprised that I had already wore 10.3% of my battery in just 10 months. Now I am worried that it will not last longer as expected.

I use my laptop for coding, gaming and browsing (mostly on gaming) and I always run on AC power while the battery is plugged in.

I tried some suggestions like removing the battery while on AC but when I did, my laptop did not power up. It does not open if the battery is out and AC is plugged in. I always put my laptop on an elevated stand I constructed when using it but is this enough?

Are there any other ways to minimize my battery wear? Thank you!

 

A:Minimize Battery Wear?

If your laptop allows you to, some laptops have an option to confine the battery to between 20% and 85% or something. That'll reduce wear if you can enable that. It'll also help if you manually do that as well.

Li-Ion/LiPo "wear" is well documented and the causes are well known for consumer chemistries.
Storing at high temperatures will increase degradation.
Storing at 4.2v/cell (fully charged) will increase degradation.
Keeping it below ~3.0v/cell (discharged) will degrade it.

So, in general, spend as little time as possible depleted or fully charged. If you fully charge it before leaving for the day, then start using it within a few hours, the wear is very minimal so you shouldn't worry about fully charging it if you're planning on using it soon, just don't store it for long periods fully charged.
Likewise if you leave it fully depleted for a long while, that will also accelerate wear.

If you need to store it, 40% charge (3.85v/cell) is commonly recommended but there is very little difference between storing it between 20% and 80% charge. Again the only times that storage can heavily degrade the battery is if it's fully charged (4.2v) or fully discharged (<3.3v resting)
 

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I just made an account to post about my issue. I have a Lenovo B50-80LT that was purchased only on Feburary 2016. I recently installed a battery monitoring app called BatteryBar because I noticed my battery life was short (only about 2h 30m on full charge). It shows that I have 32.6% of wear on my battery. I don't game and only browse the web on this device. So if anyone knows please tell me if I can regain my battery's full capacity or will I have to get a new one? If I have to get a new battery, would it be possible to get it for free because I'm still in warranty.Thanks in advance to everyone.

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Hello to all, I own a Lenovo ThinkPad e580 which is rarely used. I charge it once a month. Recently I discovered that I should not charge it to full frequent in order to reduce battery wear. Laptop is 10 months old. I used to fully charge it, work and then charge it back at 10-20% capacity. Furthermore, I stored it with 20% battery capacity for 15 days. Today's readings are 22 charging cycles and 5% wear level. Are these values normal? Is it a way to reduce battery wear (maybe a false reading)? And finally, how can I leave the wear level at this level?

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Hello there !
This is my very first post in this forum. I've read some best tech support site, and you guys are on the list ! So I'm really looking forward for your help

So apparently the wear level of my laptop battery is just getting higher and higher. In 3-5 days, the wear level usually increasing for 0.x% and I really don't want this thing happen. I check this wear level by using Battery Care.

I have done some surf in internet about batteries and stuffs and here is my habit with my battery and my laptop :

Since I'm a gamer and I need the best performance of my laptop, I rarely unplug my charger from my laptop while playing game, but I often unplug it (if the battery is full) if I'm not playing any game.
Reason : From what I've searched in internet, they said that it is okay (won't do any wear) to plug the charger into our laptop anytime, includes keeping it charged while the battery charge is 95% - 100% is okay. The battery is built-in so I can't unplug it when it reaches full capacity.

Sometimes, I play some games on this laptop while sitting on the bed. I know it's bad for our laptop somehow due to easily getting high temperature and bad air circulation.
Reason : I don't know whether it will harm the battery or not.

Sometimes, while I'm doing some works, I fell asleep so my laptop turns off due to lack of charge from the battery. Maybe setting the battery threshold to make it sleep will help ?
Reason : Hard t... Read more

A:Battery Wear Level keeps Increasing

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I just made an account to post about my issue. I have a Lenovo B50-80LT that was purchased only on Feburary 2016. I recently installed a battery monitoring app called BatteryBar because I noticed my battery life was short (only about 2h 30m on full charge). It shows that I have 32.6% of wear on my battery. I don't game and only browse the web on this device.
 
So if anyone knows please tell me if I can regain my battery's full capacity or will I have to get a new one? If I have to get a new battery, would it be possible to get it for free because I'm still in warranty.
Thanks in advance to everyone.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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After just 20 charge cycles(I have just run reset) does 8% wear seem excessive in 4 months?  

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Hello, my Yoga C930 is about 3 weeks old and I get some strong readings from the HWMONITOR and BATTERYREPORT so I seek for your comments and opinions. HWMONITOR gives me this:          Wear level of 4% after just one month? And full charge capacity almost 2000 mWh less?Is this normal?  Battery report gives me this:  and this  

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Hey guys,

this is regarding a month old Laptop, LG Gram 15Z990.
It ships with an OEM software (LG control centre) that limits battery charging to 80%. This software runs in Windows and is not an option in the BIOS.

LG Control Centre:


I used to have it on and now have turned it off. However, the battery is stuck at max. 80% charge anyway.

HWMonitor Result:


Edit: Battinfoview shows same information. Additionally, charge/discharge cycles performed: 7

Any suggestions?

P.S. Battery is integrated and non removable.
 

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Just happened to take a look at the battery stats of my May-bought Carbon X1 v4 (20FB) - so 5 months old or so - to find battery wear is 14%: Battery Name 00HW028Manufacture Name LGCPower State Charging, AC PowerCurrent Capacity (in %) 91.6%Current Capacity Value 41,160 mWhFull Charged Capacity 44,940 mWh             <- down to ~45WhDesigned Capacity 52,260 mWhBattery Wear Level 86.0%Voltage 17,196 millivoltsCharge/Discharge Rate 18021 milliwattsChemistry LiP Is is the kind of stats I see on the almost 3-year old X1 v2! Does Lenovo still consider 20% wear within a year "defective" battery? What kinds of wear do people see on their X1 v4? PS. Using original 45W chargers as supplied with laptop, not higher power ones. Thanks!

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?Hi,What is it mean?(attached the screenshot above)Do I need to replace the battery? If yes, is there a video to explain the necessary step-by-step to do it?Thanks!

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I have had two months Latitude E7470. Wear Level battery 15-16 %. Is it normal ?

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Hey folks,

After a month of owning Click 10, my primary battery (the one in tablet) shows 12,5% (it went up from 1% to 2% to 4,6% and so on...) battery wear, and secondary (the one in keyboard) shows 1% battery wear... Is there anything to do in order to re-calibrate the batteries and gain run time back? The BIOS is updated to version 1.7.

I've tried both charging it after it hibernates on low power and charging it as soon as it gets to 10-15% power, but no luck.

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Hello, I have been using the following battery for less than two years :Power Manager Battery screen? As you can see, it has been used for 159 cycles. My problem is : the battery won't charge anymore. It says that "The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery". I'm very confused because it was working perfectly fine and suddenly it decided to stop working correctly. I will not buy a new battery because I can't believe that it died after such a light usage. Does anyone know how to fix this ? Is there a way to 'force' the battery to charge ? Thanks a lot, Sylvain 

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I am using Battery Bar to monitor battery usage and it is showing 10% & 11% wear on both batteries after 3 weeks use. Anybody else noticed high battery wear? Could be a software issue as the wear amounts go up and down.

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B battery wear

Bump, can anybody else check their battery wear info? Battery Bar and Windows reporting same amount. Have seen another post stating similar amounts, wondering if this is normal? Thankyou.

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Hi

I have a Satellite U940 on Windows 8.1.

My question is whether there is any relationship between battery wear and the health of the laptop on toshiba's PC health monitor.

At the moment my battery wear is at 50% of full capcacity according to BatteryBar
however on the health monitor it says that my battery health is good (full green).

I can only get about 1.5 to 2 hours of life out of my laptop and am just asking for help and information on whether I should buy a new battery or is there something wrong with my battery readings.

Thanks for reading this.

A:PC Health Monitor and Battery wear on Satellite U940

> At the moment my battery wear is at 50% of full capcacity according to BatteryBar
however on the health monitor it says that my battery health is good (full green).

The battery health shows you the battery health status and not the battery charging status.

> I can only get about 1.5 to 2 hours of life out of my laptop
The battery working time depends on notebook usage. What does this mean?
Well, running heavy performance software (games, video editing software, etc?), using bright display brightness or playing DVD movie would discharge the battery quickly.

1.5 - 2h of battery working time is not bad. But of course; sooner or later every battery needs to be replaced. It?s just a matter of time.

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Hello,

Thanks for visiting this thread and any advice you have.

The Laptop this is in regards to is a TOSHIBA A205-S7468 (not the C855 of my specs).

I'm finishing a few upgrades on this older, backup of mine (replaced screen, RAM upgrade, clean up) and the battery was in need of replacement. So, I purchased a new replacement on Ebay (I know, right) and it is working ok, but there has been a few red flags.

There was a brief episode with battery level and charge status, but I seemed to correct it by following some instructions on other threads here. It's now stable and 100%, HOWEVER, it reports it has 25% wear level and will only charge to 100% using 75% of it's capacity.

I've uninstalled (and then scanned for hardware changes) the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Driver (this seemed to straighten out battery level/charge status flags). Checked and made small recommended changes to power saving option (critical level, etc...). Drained it completely and recharged fully (per instructions).

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to why a new battery would be limited to 75% capacity (and be 100% fully charged)??

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A:Installed new Laptop battery, 100% charge, but 25% wear level? Help

Did you calibrate the battery as described in this article:
How to Calibrate Your Laptop
(Scroll down to "How to Manually Calibrate a Battery")

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

I have recently gotten an X220 and couldn't be much happier with it, especially considering it's a laptop from 2011. However, I purchased a few new batteries with it, an original 6cell one and two 9 cell ones which are not original units, and these wear down extremely fast; about 40% in half a year approximately. I don't keep them charging when fully charged, nor do I run them down to almost 0%, so I am not sure what causes this extremely high wear.  Now I expected the non-original batteries to wear down pretty fast, but not this fast. Could it be that I'm using a 90W adapter? Does this charge on a higher voltage/current which these batteries cannot handle? I've measured the voltage of the adapter, and it runs at 20.5 volts when not connected to the X220, so that seems ok. Any ideas? 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

My laptop have problem with battery. After 1 week battery wear 21% ( I check battery wear by bios, battery bar software and Windows 10 cmd powercfg/batteryreport). I go to Dell service and they replace new battery. After second charge and battery wear is 10%. My laptop is running win 10 build  14393.576. Someone can help me. Tks so much!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

I use CPU-ID HW Monitor to monitor my laptop temperature and Battery Capacity. Since my earlier factory supplied Battery worn out. I bought a new battery from my nearby market. On First Day it showed 4% wear level. I didnt care much as its too less. I has been a week now. When I checked My Battery Status Today it shows wear level of 42%.I have DELL XPS 15 L502x. Is there a way to reduce the wear level. I am just surfing internet with this laptop. Yesterday I played EuroTruck Simulator 2 for Two hours keeping the Laptop on AC Supply.

A:Battery wear level reached 42% in just one week. Am I cheated?

Replacement batteries may be different quality. Not all batteries are equal. The "local" battery you purchased sounds like an inferior battery.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

Hi, my ~2 year old battery's full capacity in a Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB has been dropped from 52500mWh to below 22000mWh by the time I noticed it yesterday. In less than 24 hours since I noticed this it lost another ~2%! Other than the ridiculous capacity it works fine, I can't observe rapid discharge, sudden drops, or insufficient recharge. That's why it wasn't obvious to notice this. What can I do? In BIOS, or anywhere else? I couldn't find any process for e.g. calibration in Lenovo Vantage (like it was written in previous posts related to its predecessor the Onekey Optimizer). I'm shocked at the extent of the wear...I also installed Lenovo Diagnostics, but it failed:Final Result Code:W3AEB1WLT8RU-PTXSRBResult Code:WBA0000100001-RN8WME Resource type:BatteryIndex:0Name:PABAS0241231Chemistry:Lithium-ionManufacturer:LGSerial number:41167Design voltage:11.418 VoltsFull charge capacity:21240 mWh (1860 mAh)Design capacity:52500 mWh (4598 mAh)Driver version:10.0.16299.15 11/20/2018 2:01:38 PM - Battery Health TestFailed (0s)?11/20/2018 2:01:38 PM - Message: Relative capacity: 0.40457111/20/2018 2:01:38 PM - Error: Your battery has a lower then expected relative capacity. Pls help. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.8

Hello, i am really shocked about the Lenovo Quality. I have a T480, and since today Batterbay shows me 42,7% Wearlevel for the internal Battery..Looks like a joke, but its true...Calibrate dont solve the isuse, it double the issue (Wear Leve was before calibrate round about 18% which is also heavy for a 5 month old T480)

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