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ThinkPad X260: battery health plunged?

Q: ThinkPad X260: battery health plunged?

Bought a X260 a week ago. It is a used machine but it is as new.Battery health was 95% for the internal one and 93% for the removable one (last checked yesterday).I've been charging it and useed it on batteries this last week.Today morning, after charged overnight, noticed the internal battery health plunged to 80%.Is this behaviour normal=?I find it very odd...

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

A:ThinkPad X260 battery options?

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

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Hi all, appologies for the long post. I am using Windows 7 and re-building an image for the Lenovo X260 as a few users have reported an error with Power Point in Office 2010.  When on battery Power Point slide shows won't advance through the slides, it just stops and won't move to next slide on keypress or mouse click, on mains power it works fine, I had a mess around with a users laptop that has the issue and installing Lenovo System Update and installing all the available updates and drivers solved the problem so I re-created the image on another X260 and the problem returned but now, installing Lenovo System update and all software & drivers doesn't fix the issue, this is on a clean install of Windows 7. when the slide show pauses I can press the Windows key and click Power Point and there is a little box that says Resume slide show, clicking this sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, all windows updates are installed, if I use an external keyboard and mouse it works OK, I've tried disabling all power management in BIOS and Windows, the only permanent fix I've found that works everytime is to disable Hardware Acceleration in Office settings but some of the docs users have are massive so don't want to cause any slowdowns or issues (plus it's anoying that I can't find another solution even though it worked on a users laptop) Anyone else seen this issue or have an idea of a fix Cheers

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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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My W540 is asking me to consider replacing the battery. The original battery is a 57++, 9 cells, 11.1V, 8.96Ah 100Wh, Li-ion00 battery. Searched on ebay, cannot find an exactly the same one.  The closest match one is this:  Some 9 cells 57++ is 10.8V, 9.21Ah and Li-ion 20  ----- does this one is better than mine original because of its lower V?----- do you have a reliable seller from ebay or amazon to recommend ? From the Battery Maintenance window I found there is a Battery Health Mode feature somewhere. But where I can find it??

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Hi everyone,I wanted to order an x260 from Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H8C6JPW. Other example include :https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68Khttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FV19H3Shttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JI8P68KI asked Amazon live support what do "TS" and "FD" mean in the product description and they have no answer since Lenovo did not provide them any information about these names. And a side question is "Only Laptop" mean there is no adapter ? Could anyone please help me to clearify what do these tag names mean? Thank you.













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A:Thinkpad x260 TS FD meaning

Hello and welcomeI'm not a Lenovo representative, but definitely TS means TopSeller, FD in the short lsptop specification means the type of display - FHD. "Only laptop" might mean accessories (like additional cable) missing. Of course, AC charger should be in the pack.Original laptop specification is below:http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/ThinkPad_X260?M=20F60093US

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 Hi custormer support, I'm using Thinkpad X260, my laptop will discharge the external battery first then it discharges the internal one. Today I learnt that for T470 laptops and later models, the discharge algorithm becomes smarter, the least worn battery will discharge first to ensure the wear levels are more even. My X260 still discharges the external battery first despite the wear level of external battery is higher than the internal battery's. I'd like to know if the X260 can do the same thing and how to do this? Thanks and regards,afriendP.S.: my bios version is 1.36

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Hello! I was inquiring into buying a Lenovo X260, and one of the main reasons I was interested was because it has a SIM card slot. I have Project Fi, and was interested in using a data only SIM card for the laptop. Project Fi is compatable with Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular networks, and I wanted to ask if anyone had any experience using the sim card slot with any of these networks or perhaps even a Project Fi sim. I do not want to buy the laptop to find out the sim card does not work. Any advice would be extremely helpful.   

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Today it is almost one year my X260 was on batteries and went to over discharging (almost to 2%) and then upon plugging in the power it showed charging but not increasing the charge levels on both the batteries.Kindly post your suggestions for helping me to resove this issue. It is using BQ24780s charger chip on its motherboard.

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Hello.I have a x260 laptop and i want to replace the keyboard with a backlit one.my question is that if the keyboard is if all x260 laptops are compatible with backlit keyboard or there ar specific models for that?if it`s compatible do you know where can i buy one?thank you in advance

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Hi! I have a worklaptop (x260) and am trying to connect it with a LG Ultrafine 5k Display. The display only has USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 out and when I'm connecting the laptop (using a USB-C to Mini Displayport/Thunderbolt 2 cord) it does nothing and won't detect it. The setup works for another laptop so I know the cord is fine...  Does anyone know if I can just download some drivers for Thunderbolt 3 (Found these: LINK) or do I need a dock? Reason I'm not trying is that I need my corporate IT to download and install so wanted to make sure it's the right solution.  Thank you for any replies! And apologies if this topic has already been delt with -- I searched but without any luck. 

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Hello, I am not able to connect laptop with with my phone Sony Z5 compact hotspot from X260. From X230 it connects well. What could be the reason? 

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Hello, all. I am trying to upgrade my Thinkpad X260 to a 16GB stick of ram. The exact item I bought is called "Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD8213" on Amazon.com . After installing the memory module (correctly, using the video Lenovo provides on youtube), the laptop won't boot. I can't even get into the bios, although the green bower button lights up. I'm very confused as I did a lot of research to make sure this ram is supported by my thinkpad: The Thinkpad platform specifications list the memory as "2133MHz DDR4" with a 16GB maxThe voltage on my ram is 1.2V, the same voltage that the thinkpad x260 supportsIt's also "260-pin memory", the same as the original ram. What could possibly be going on? Why won't my laptop boot with the RAM upgrade?

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I am facing a problem in my laptop. whenever i play vedio from youtube or other websites the audio gradually advances as compared to vedio. This is more noticable in movies where audio is way ahead of vedio. I have all the latest drivers and updates installed but this problem still exists.

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Hello, I am not able to connect laptop with with my phone Sony Z5 compact hotspot from X260. From X230 it connects well. What could be the reason? 

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Hi, I'm experiencing problems with my x260 ever since I purchase it. I've tried different methods to resolve the issue but no success. Problem is that my touchpad freezes every few minutes, I cannot move cursor unless I release my finger. What I've done so far:- I wipe the system partition and reinstaled system (Win10 Pro)- I've updated all drivers- I've rollback Synaptics driver to one which comes with Windows instalationNo success so far, any sugestions?

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pls for anyone i want bin for bios thikpad x260 

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HiI want to buy the X260 YOGA with the new KABY LAKE processor (I7- Intel 7th generation).Can anybody inform me if it is already available, and if not when will it be in the market?Thanks

A:THINKPAD X260 KABY LAKE

Good day and welcome to the community.I see the X270 on sale on the (US) shopping site: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x270/?menu-id=thinkpad_x270 and it is a Kaby Lake machine.
 
The X260 shows as sold out: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x260/ . It was a Skylake machine.
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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HiI want to buy the X260 YOGA with the new KABY LAKE processor (I7- Intel 7th generation).Can anybody inform me if it is already available, and if not when will it be in the market?Thanks

A:THINKPAD X260 KABY LAKE

Good day and welcome to the community.I see the X270 on sale on the (US) shopping site: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x270/?menu-id=thinkpad_x270 and it is a Kaby Lake machine.
 
The X260 shows as sold out: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x260/ . It was a Skylake machine.
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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Sorry my english badI have video error thinkpad X260

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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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Windows shows this...? Any ideas on why this would be?Thanks

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I have over a dozen Thinkpad models at my disposal (from T400's to T450's, and X230's to X260's) and just lately was asked by someone to look into battery options for the X260. Take a look at this page: https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/solutions/pd027968 There are 2 batteries shown - the 3-cell 23.5Wh (68) and the 6-cell 72Wh (68+). But there is no mention of the 6-cell 47Wh battery (also 68+). But how did I get to this page? After searching and searching ... and more searching ... through PSREF's, part number sheets etc ... I looked at the FRU on the battery of an X260 I bought recently (45N1735) and searched for it online -> On the bottom of the second page of Google search was the very first Lenovo link ... the above linked-to page.But when I bought this X260 the only battery options given to me were the 6-cell 72Wh and 6-cell 47Wh - no 3-cell 23.5Wh option whatsoever. And even though the part number of the 6-cell 47Wh is on the page (45N1735) there is no mention of it's Wh's or anything else to distingush it from the 72Wh. And now, if you look at this page under 'Hardware compatibility' for both batteries it's written 'ThinkPad T440s' and below that 'Note: For the latest updates on the compatible systems, please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide.'. Then you go to this 'Accessories Compatibility Guide' and end up having to download an Excel spreadsheet (no, I am not kidding!). REALLY Lenovo!?!?&... Read more

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Is there any reason why Windows 10 reads "Battery 1: not present"? Did some x260s not ship with a front battery? I've never had good battery life (2hrs max usually) from my 260 and never noticed this until I checked it out today. I have the latest BIOS version.

A:x260 no front battery?

This thread seems to confirm that some x260s do not come with front batteries. great. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x260-Built-In-battery-NOT-available-for-use-E...

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I cannot get my x260 to use the external battery first rendering the powerbridge feature worthless. I have seen various solutions mentioned here but none I have tried seem to work?  

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So, I bought the laptop because many reviews and even Lenovo's website tout HUUUUGE battery life with the X260 and the 7cell battery.So I pulled the trigger and got one. Here's the article I used:http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/thinkpad-x260-full-hd-battery-life I have the 1920x1080 screen. Windows 10 reports about 9 hours of possible use time.  I haven't really loaded anything special on Windows 10 yet which would even chew into the battery life. What's going on here? NOTE: I haven't tested actual use time to see if Windows resets or cleans up the amount of life remaining. I plan to exhaust the battery to see how long it really does go.. but wanted to get some opinions if I have maybe a problem system / battery. Thanks.

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Machine type model20F5??????????? ????????????? ?????? Windows 10 x64. ??? ???????? ???????????. ??????? ?? ??? ????? ?????? ?????? https://support.lenovo.com/ru/ru/documents/acc100280 , ?? ???? ?? ?????, ????????? ???????? ???????? ???? ?????????.?? ??????? ???-?????, ?? ???????? ????? ?? ? ????? ????.

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Hello, I am trying to disable touchpad on X260. It looks disabled, however one feature keeps enabled.Here is how to reproduce it: 1. Start marking text using TrackPoint and  the left TrackPoint button. Do not release the button.2. While doing this touch the touchpad with two fingers.3. Remove finger from the button.4. Observe the text is still marking with TrackPoint movement. Another way: 1. Click on something which is draggable with the left TrackPoint button. Do not release the button.2. Tap on TouchPad with two fingers.3. Release the button.4. Observe further dragging just with just moving the pointer. It appears that dragging/marking becomes sticky with two-finger tapping though TouchPad is disabled. The desired behaviour is to ignore TouchPad taps (since it's disabled). So, how do I fully disable TouchPad?

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Hi all, Would it be posible to install the Full HD 400 nit x250 display on a X260 (with almost the same specs, but 300 nit brightness)? The screen brigtness on a X260 is just to low for me. Looks like 50% brightness. Regards, Marco.  

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Suddenly My X260 screeen started getting turned off if I open the lid 150 - 180 degree. Then turned back on if I maintain the angle about 45 -  140 degree. The screen goes off if the angle is less than 45 degree, and getting turned ON again if I completely close the lid (It seems the computer recognized as if the lid is open, when I completely close the lid.) For the power management option - I set it "Sleep when I close the lid", but it does not work anymore after I started having this problem. Does it have to do with the hinge sensor? It goes to sleep mode (or screen off mode) if the lid angle is 150 - 180 degree or 10-45 degree.For the reason, I have to completely turn off the system all the time when I'm not using the laptop.   If anyone knows about this issue, please advise.Thank you...

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Hello, my friends. I am running the Windows 10 Pro, (version #1607), 64-bit, in Spanish language.  I was having a huge amount of trouble with the factory-installed Bluetooth module (Intel AC8260). I would go through the on-line solutions of removing and reinstalling the Lenovo drivers. Sometimes I had to this this several times in a row, before it would actually work. The Bluetooth would finally connect to my earphones (Bose QC35 or Skullcandy Ink'd) They would work for about 20 minutes, and then Bluetooth would quit, requiring me to go through the process again of removing the Lenovo drivers and reinstalling them. It was driving me nuts, (which I admit, is a very short drive!) I finally uninstalled the Lenovo drivers and then installed the Intel drivers from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/86068/Intel-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-8260  Now Bluetooth works just fine on Windows.  I am also using this machine with Linux Mint 18.3. I have only managed to get Bluetooth to connect to my headphones once, though they do appear in the list of Bluetooth devices.          Hope this will help somebody else.  

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I have a problem with my Thinkpad x260. The battery is stuck at 96% with a message "plugged in, not charging". I'm pretty sure i haven't had this issue before. I don't have any thresholds for charging turned on, the battery always started charging even if it was at 99%.  I restarted a couple of times, fiddled with the adapter and battery - took it out and put it back in - nothing helped. How can I fix this and should I?I've looked up this issue on this forum, but haven't found a single clear reply on what to do with that

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 When I turn my Lenovo Thinkpad x260 after showing the Lenovo Logo this screen directly appears in my computer, can someone help me, please??  

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I have a ThinkPad x260 laptop. I ordered the following two cables to connect to my monitors, but they don't fit: 1. Select Series Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to DisplayPort 1.2 Cable, 3ft. Product # 13372https://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13372 Monoprice said this cable would work with the x260. 2. Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to DVI Active Adapter Cable, Mini DP to DVI (M/M), 1920 x 1080/1080p, 3 ft. Model Number: P586-003-DVI-V2http://www.provantage.com/tripp-lite-p586-003-dvi-v2~7TRPA2L1.htm The Mini DisplayPort connectors are 20-pin, but neither connector will fit on the port of the X260. It seems the right size, but it will not push on. Is the Mini DisplayPort connector on the x260 proprietary? Is it male or female? I would have ordered the cable from Lenovo, but my boss wants a 3-foot black cable, nothing else.

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I have a problem with my Thinkpad x260. The battery is stuck at 96% with a message "plugged in, not charging". I'm pretty sure i haven't had this issue before. I don't have any thresholds for charging turned on, the battery always started charging even if it was at 99%.  I restarted a couple of times, fiddled with the adapter and battery - took it out and put it back in - nothing helped. How can I fix this and should I?I've looked up this issue on this forum, but haven't found a single clear reply on what to do with that

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Hi All, First of all I have already researched the forums about this issue, but couldn't find a solution that I'd be confident with, hence starting this topic. We have purchased this x260 with Win10/Win7 Pro preload with downgrade rights to Win7 if needed.  I guess only one of the two operating systems would be available, which is in this case Windows 10. Now, from what I have gathered so far, an OEM key (and the install media) should be used for the downgrade. I've also read that enterprise licenses aren't covered in the downgrade rights. I do hope that I've misunderstood something, because 1. we only have enterprise license for win7 pro,1. if we have to have a separate install media and a license key for Win7, than what exactly the point of paying extra for the downgrade rights? If someone could please shed some light on how is this downgrade process is done, I'd be ever so grateful. Many thanks in advance, kind regards, Bruno

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I'm trying to connect a Bluetooth device, but when I open the search for Bluetooth devices, the search bar closes the bluetooth adapter is turned off.In the device manager disappears bluetooth-atapter and it appears here (see video below). What to do in this case?Sometimes bluetooth works fine, but more often it's what's on the video.Lenovo ThinkPad x260Windows 10 Pro 64PN: 20F60073RTi7-6500U512GB SSD 2.5" SATA38GB DDR4 2133 SoDIMMIntel 8260(2x2 AC)+Bt4.1 NOvProIntMBb 4G LTE (Huawei ME906S) Happy New Year! 

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My computer has been having this issue since purchase. Occasionally, whatever it is that I am doing will become unresponsive for 1-3 seconds at a time. This occurs fairly often, at least once every 5-10 minutes or so, so this can become increasingly irritating. Sometimes this freezing will occur when i open a new link on an internet browser, try to run some software, etc and will make cause the computer to remain frozen until I hold the power button, either forcing it to turn off or enter sleep mode (system is unresponsive to CTRL+ALT+DEL command so this is my only option). Any insight on to what this issue could be? I should also mention that my device is out of warranty. Thanks. 

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Any app to check laptops battery health, info etc?

Thanks.

A:Battery health?

Your Dell may have a built-in battery health meter.

Guide on Checking Battery Health Status | Dell US

You could also try running a power efficiency diagnostics report.

Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report

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What's the best way to prolong the battery's life?  Keep it plugged in or allow it to discharge and recharge almost daily?  Thanks for your help.Ron

A:Battery Health

maintaining the battery at 70 to 80% charge whilst plugged in is the best, if you want to store the battery then 40% charge is the best. Don't do small top up charging, as this will wreck the battery, do a complete discharge and recharge every 3 months, if you don't use the battery regularly. 

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Hi, I have run BatteryInfoView on a second hand laptop that I have just purchased and it is showing that the battery health is 35%. Obviously this is not ideal but how much of a problem is it? Should I be immediately shopping for a new one?
 

A:Battery health

second hand laptop that I have just purchasedClick to expand...

What's the brand name and model name and model number and serial number of that laptop?

Depending on how old that laptop is and if it still has its original battery, it's normal for a certain amount of battery life to be gone from it.
The only way to know how much life is left in it is to fully charge it and then disconnect the power adapter and then run on battery power only and then time it.

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Looking for some free software that will tell me how much life is left in my battery, as in months or years. Any ideas?
 

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