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X201 high battery drain when off (S5)

Q: X201 high battery drain when off (S5)

Hello felow thinkpad owners, I have a problem with my thinkpad x201 consisting of excesive battery drain while the device is powered off (+/- 10% in a day). How ever, if i remove the battery from the system for a few seconds and re insert it into the machine it doesnt consume any power at all. Tried solutions:- Turn off always on USB- Disabling wake on lan and network boot- Preventing any device to wke the laptop from sleep- Trying a different opperating system (Windows 7, main is Windows 10)- Pre desktop authentation is disabled (fingerprint scanner)- Not using the fingerprint scanner all together- Different BIOS versions, on latest currentlySo basicaly, you name it, I did it.Is this a motherboard issue since its not OS dependant, or could the battery be defective. Do note that the drain stops as soon as you disconect the battery for a few seconds and reinsert it(some device isnt turned off maybie ?). I would really apreciate some help with this, since this is a common issue.





(1/2 retired)X201|I5 520m|4GB|240GB SSD|3G|W10,(Daily)X230|i5 3320m|6GB|120 SSD|Backlit keyboard|3G/4G ready|W10

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Hi,
 
It appears based on the below post that Lenovo fixed this problem on X380 Yoga.  Can this be released for X1 Yoga 3rd generation?
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X380-Yoga-High-battery-drain-when-off-again/t...
 
I have already done the below
 
- Windows Quick Start is off 
- USB-power when off is off
- Wake-On-LAN or USB-C is off
- BIOS updated to N25ET35W 1.21
- I have uploaded BIOS settings to default
- Disabled thunderbolt
- run battery guage reset twice
 
Battery drain is not as bad as the other person on the X380 but I still lose after making all the above changes 1-3% overnight.  Despite what support says I do not believe that this should be considered normal.  This has never happened on any of my other thinkpads except for my TP25 which was fixed after disabling fast start up.
 

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Hello my fellow ThinkPad friends, I know that there are already a couple of threads out there concerning high battery drain when the device is completely shut down, but none for the X380 Yoga yet. In some cases (E-Series ThinkPads), a BIOS-Update was released to solve the problem. I would kindly like to ask the Lenovo team to try and figure out whether the same can be accomplished for the X380 Yoga.  When my device is shut down, it usually drains 10-15% a day, which cannot be a regular thing. Of course, I have tried all the usual stuff: - Windows Quick Start is off - USB-power when off is off- Wake-On-LAN or USB-C is off- BIOS updated to R0SET29W 1.13 If you have any other ideas, feel free to post them. Otherwise, I would really appreciate for a BIOS update that might adress the issue. It is kind of annoying charging your device for the weekend knowing that by the next day, you will already have lost 1 to 2 hours of runtime. Best wishes,Manuel  

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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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Hello all today ive just got my new IdeaPad 520 I5 8250U + MX150 + 8GB DDR4 + 1 TB HDD And ive put it windows 10 and started exploring it.The game i have tested till now is Mafia 2 and i  have reached 58 degrees GPU and 69-70 CPU I also used XTU and lowered the voltage with 0.085mv on 0.100mV it crashesh so i left it 0.85mV .But i noticed while i play the fan is barely getting the heat out and wanted to ask how can i increase the fan speed and eventually can i undervolt the mx150    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-Energy-Management-Where-is-my-Du... WIll this work for me to increase fan speed ? 

A:Improving Lenovo IdeaPad 520 15IKB Battery /drastic battery drain

I am having also one other issue i just chared it to 99% and played 7-8 minutes Mafia 2 at Full HD and low settings and the battery was set to maximum baterry life but it drained to 75% for this 7-8 minutes ? is this normal ? 

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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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I have a ThinkPad T450 with a built-in and external batteries.  Is there a setting in the BIOS or in the Lenovo suite of software where one could set how the batteries behave when they're being used? I'd like for the external battery to drain first so that I could then switch it for a different one before using the internal one.  It's always easier to replace the external battery vs. having to remove the bottom case entirely to access the internal one.

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I'm having problems with my 910 yoga. He's been carrying it for more than two days and it's only 44%. Unlike the other posts, where yoga is connected and does not carry my charges very slowly. Also when I remove the power cable the battery drains very fast.
1) I already updated the BIOS
2) I already unplugged and reinstalled the battery drives
I do not know what else to do.

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I am still fighting with very short battery working time in my X201. I have SSD and Windows 7 onboard with aero off. I read somewhere, that normal usage equals about 10 Watts while I hit 23 sometimes. What should I do? I have non-OEM battery with 9 cells and 6600mAh (I know I should use OEM one), but in PL it is very expensive - almost 200 EURO which is more than price I have paid for this laptop in 2015.

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Hey all, As the title states, my CPU temperatures are running quite high. As I am typing this (and nothing else is currently open) both cores are at 75 Celcius. Yes I know this is very high. I repasted the CPU and cleaned out my fan as well. Has anyone run into a CPU running hot even after a re-paste? I used arctic silver 5. Maybe something is eating up my CPU constantly? The processes running are all standard.  Any suggsetions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!










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A:X201 CPU temp running very high!

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Hi,I am new on the forum. Sorry for my bad English, I am French. By now i am in India for some times. My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (on W7) is telling me that I will soon have to change the battery. Yesterday I went to a shop a little far from my ashram. The manager (looks professionnal) took photos of my battery, sent it to another man whose arrival was expected in ten minutes. 30mn after I gave my phone number to the manager. 21 hours later no news. So I search another option.On my battery (47+) it is written - ...Replace with same type only... - (and among other informations 42T4835 / 42T4834 (Part number?)). On this forum and I discoverd there are three categories of batteries for this notebook: 4 cell, 6 cell and 9 cell.I am lost: when I search on the shop (http://shop.lenovo.com/tn/fr/itemdetails/43R9254/460/D65CF46CB0DB412FA2E56C552E0D8A38#learnMore) I find another Part number: 43R9254)I ask you two questions:1. Can I replace with a different Lenovo battery?2. If you have answered "yes" which ones?Thanks for your answers.Jacques





Usually in Paris. By know in India till mid May.

A:Thinkpad X201 Which Battery I can use?

There are lots of part numbers.  Anything from an x200 or x201 notebook will work.  (Not a tablet)  They will be marked 47+ or 47++.  4,6 and 9-cell are ok.  I tell people to avoid aftermarket (non-Lenovo batteries)

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Hi.I have a x201 laptop. I have two batteries - one original 6-cell, which is pretty old and one non-original 9-cell, which is rather new.When I unplug the computer from power, with either battery, what happens is that it shows that it has fairly normal percentage left, and that it also has fairly normal time left (for example, yesterday I used the 9-cell, and it showed 95% and about 3 hours), at the beginning it drops fairly normally (with the 9-cell it was about 20 minutes later when it showed 84%, so about 10% for 20 min use, which is reasonable).But then, after mere minutes (let's say 5 more minutes or so), with no warning at all, the battery is at 0, and the computer hibernates.Since this is happening with both batteries, and in the same everything-is-fine-until-it's-not manner, I don't really think it's a battery issue, but rather suspect it might be firmware\software\driver related. Any thoughts?

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Hi all, Recently I've been having trouble with my Lenovo X201's CPU overheating. After trying to diagnose the problem, I've concluded that temperatures rise dramatically when the battery is installed and the power supply is connected. Remove either of these two and temeratures begin to drop again. My "normal" idling to 30% load temperatures are around 60-70c but when the battery is charging, cpu temperates can easily reach over 100c. Has anyone else had this problem? I bought my x201 used, and I don't think the battery is a genuine one, as it isn't branded Lenovo and looks pretty third party to me, but I'm not sure if it's the battery or the internal power supply. If anyone has had a similar problem, I'd be grateful to hear what the cause was, thanks!

A:X201 Charging Battery Causes CPU to Overheat

Just to add to this, I have now just replaced the termal paste and am seeing a decrease in temps with no battery (now around 50-55c idle) but still very high temperatures with the battery connected.

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When my battery is less than half full, it will only charge the battery when I turn off the lab top. If I am using the labtop, the battery drains it down to almost nothing despite being plugged in. I have the battery icon running, and it seems that it constantly alternates between "plug in" and "battery usage," but will not stay as plugged in permanently.

I checked the cords and power adapter (to see if it's truly plugged in) and tested different wall connection, but got the same result each time. Is it my battery or is it because of what I am running on the labtop, which requires a lot of power? I usually have 2 or 3 programs running at the same time, including wireless.

is there any "fix" for this problem or do I have to buy a new battery? It's only been 1 1/2 yr.
 

A:Battery drain

Maybe someone else knows something else to do but in general I would say you need a new battery. They do reach that point and a year and a half isn't that uncommon for a laptop battery to fail.
You probably all ready know it's the battery it's just a matter of having to purchase another one when it seems like they should run longer than they do. Luck Jazz
 

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Hi, I'm having a strange issue with my P50 (FHD, Xeon, M2000M) where after using external displays, the system will drain an extraordinary amount of power. I documented this previously with no resolution, but have additional details regarding the situation. During regular idle, I usually have around 6-7W of power drain. However, after using external displays (which I use every day), the computer can no longer idle at 6-7W, but idles at 14-16W. I have ensured that the dGPU has been deactivated and that there are no runaway processes eating up network, CPU, graphics, or disk usage. The only way to return to 6-7W power usage is to restart the system. Upon further investigation, when the high power usage issue occurs, the CPU can no longer enter C8 state (higher power savings) and instead can only C6 as the highest power saving state. Additionally, when the dGPU is active, the CPU cannot enter C8 state, so I assume that after unplugging my displays an issue is causing the system to remain unable to enter C8 state.  I would appreciate if Lenovo Staff could respond. I'm unsure if this is a firmware issue or something wrong with my system, but I've had this issue since last August and my warranty end date is approaching.

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    My split x2 charges both batterys to 100%, but  when i use the laptop only battery 2 drains, so battey 2 (in the keyboard) drops to 0 the keyboard stops working and battery 1 still shows 90-100%.  Is there a setting to make it run both batteries down equally. plus i dont get a low battery warning because when battery 1 is 100% and 2 is 0% it shows 50% battery life.  Has starting doing this in the last year. Win 10 all up to date.64 bit8 ramMay have to buy a new computer really 

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hi,I Recently bought a new lenovo s41-70 laptop that came with windows 10.It seems that the battery has a problem,. When the computer goes to sleep, the battery still drains. I charge it to 100% before going to sleep, and when i wake up, the battery is left with only 50%. Even when the computer is shutdown, the battery continues to drain.In the control panel, in power options, it is configured to go to sleep when i close the lid and after 20 min of inactivity. fast startup is disabled.I read that maybe the intel management engine interface might be the problem, it is now version 11.0.0.1181.Just upgraded bios to version BDCN63WW from version BDCN61WW.If anyone has an idea how to fix the problem please let me know.Thanks

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I have a USB-C Dock ocnnected to my HP Spectre (HDMI and RJ45 ports), and when i turn the system off for the night and turn it back on in the morning, the battery has drained. Should the battery be drained when nothing is actually running, or does the HP-Dock still consume power even when the laptop is not on?

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My P50 (Xeon, M2000M, FHD) exhibits some strange behavior in regards to the battery and any external monitors and only just started doing so recently. On very low usage, the computer draws about 6-7Whr from the battery. If an external monitor (via DP, TB, or HDMI) is connected and disconnected on the computer, even after I have confirmed the GPU has switched off again, the power usage is double what it was at around 13-14Whr, cutting battery life dramatically. The only way to return the computer to its orignal performance is to completely restart the system (logging off does not work either). This is on a clean install of Windows with drivers and basic programs installed only. Has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions where to look next? It is quite annoying to have to restart the entire computer every time after an external monitor is used.

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My battery seems to drain while powered off. With a fully charged I can run off battery for 6 to 8 hours however when I power it off with a charged battery within 12 hours the battery is completely dead.  I am at a loss on this. If I can run off battery power for that period how could it the battery. I have even tried to hard power if off with same results thinking it was not shutting down fully.   FYI I run ARCH Linux.  Portable BatteryLocation: PrimaryManufacturer: 333-54-2AManufacture Date: ManufDateSerial Number: DummySerialNumberName: HV02032XLDesign Capacity: 32011 mWhDesign Voltage: 7600 mVSBDS Version: 1Maximum Error: 1%SBDS Chemistry: LIONOEM-specific Information: 0x0008050A 

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0I solved my previous battery question on my own (without changing any settings FYI). But, now I have a new issue, the battery is draining when the computer is off. Yesterday afternoon I turned it on and even though it was charged to 100% the night before, it was down to 66%. I thought perhaps I forgot to shut down completely, so, last night I made sure everything was off. Today on turn it on it was down to 85%. Thoughts?? It totally defeats the purpose of having a laptop if I'm going to be chained to the AC even when I haven't been using the laptop.

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Hi, My battery completely drains from 100% down to 0% very quickly (less than 30min) even when shutdown.I get the "weak battery" message pop up and it suggests I need to replace it. My notebook (Y40) is only ~6 months old therefore still under warranty.  How do I fix my problem? Not I actually need a new battery or can something else cause this error?Does my warranty cover battery replacement?How should I go about replacing my battery if I need to?  











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A:Y40 - battery drain

Unfortunately i have the same problem with my ~5 months lenovo Y40(

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my lenovo z5170 battery drain from 25% to 6% suddenlywindows 10 pro 

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Steps to FIX the Battery drain issue. - Update BIOS to latest VErsion F11 with HP Support Assistant that comes installed on your HP Spectre by default.- After, Follow the following steps on the provided link and your issue will be fixed. Cheers!https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxWVqa8mavxnZXZzaW9TcTdwMFE

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Hi everyone about 4 months ago I bought a HP Elitebook Folio G1. Recently when I would use the computer it would get fairly hot. When it is plugged in, it gets really hot on the bottom. I feel this may have effected the battery, now from a full charge my computer will die in about an hour and half of use.  Is this a common problem, or is it most likely a deffect in the battery? Thanks

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I have bought new Pavilion 15 ak 156 nm. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 and everything is working fine except its draining battery when powered off. After one day of being off I can't turn on laptop until I connect it to AC adapter. Have tried holding power button for a minute but doesn't help.  Also BIOS update that is listed under this model is not working with it. Can't find my model file when I create bootable USB. All other files are not compatible. Please help.

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I have an HP HDX18t with Vista 64-bit and Windows 7 64-Bit as dual boot. Starting yesterday, when I boot into Windows 7, I get a message from my battery indicator reading, "Fullu Charged" Consider replacing battery. The icon has a red xo where the batter is. When I unplug the laptop, the battery drains to empty within 5 minutes. This doesnt happen when I boot into Vista. I've had Windows 7 Buld 7100 since the release date and have had no problem. Can anyone offer any advice, as most of my programs are under the Windows 7 OS.

Thanks

A:Battery Drain

Your battery is dieing. How long has it been since you replaced the battery? Usually when the battery drains almost to nothing in less then five minutes, it means its life is coming to an end and is no longer able to hold a charge.

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I have a HP Pro x2 612.  I have reviewed several of the forums reference to battery drains.  These were dated 2013.  Has there been a fix.   I can fully charge my notebook.  Both batteries displays 100% and in the morning Battery 1 is 100%, Battery 2 is 90-86%,   Any help would be appreciated.  

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I've had my laptop for around 3 months now and I keep having issues with the battery life. I find that I have to charge my laptop fully at least twice a day, if not more, despite mainly using it for basic things such as roaming the internet and listening to music. As a uni student, this is becoming a real problem as I'm unable to charge it during lectures.It's really disappointing considering the main reason I chose this laptop was for its long battery life.Any suggestions of what to do?

A:Battery drain

Hi!, @rosas3: Welcome, to HP Forum !.  See ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00596784 Never use, if charge the battery and turn, off the computer.Down the bright of screen to minimum.Battery drain more quickly, if use videos, games, music, etc ...The Wifi too have what decrease the capacity odf charge.The volume too. 

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Hi it's in title, I don't need/want to buy battery (which would fix issue) is there anyway to edit software settings to get laptop back up to speed..?Kind regards,sem

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Hi, I have X201 win 10 (upgrade from win7). Battery died after lifespan mode was activated. the battery is like disconnected (not charging and not operating even when it was more 80%) and there is no way to bring it back. It seems that battery internal controller is being programmed by the driver and it is irreversible disconnected. I Bought a new battery, plug it in and everything was fine until I opened the lenovo setting app ... it destroyed it too. bought additional battery and format my computer.how can I make those batteries alive again? ThanksGil

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1st Annoyance
 
First is the battery issue. I fully charge it to 60% then I unplug the power supply and go about my business. Maybe roughly 2-3 hrs later I choose to use my lenovo x201 again without plugging it into the outlet and use the battery instead. Oh look here... its down to roughly 30-40% for whatever reason.
 
2nd Annoyance
 
Then there is the issue of when the battery is at said levels and SUDDENLY gets a huge drop and warns me the battery is low?! I mean c'mon... I was pretty **bleep** sure the levels were at MAYBE 30% or so... but for the gauge to suddenly reach critical at 6% out of nowhere?!?!?! SERIOUSLY? What the hell is going on here?
 
3rd and final Annoyance
 
This normally happens when I'm watching youtube videos. My x201 laptop's screen literally "spazzes" out. This doesn't happen all the time but it DOES happen INFREQUENTLY which is so frustrating. I can't do anything but watch my screen go completely dark. Then it shows the youtube channel and go dark again. It flips in and out constantly. Why does it do this?! While it keeps "spazzing" out on me I can't do anything. I can't control my mouse. I can't access any menus. All activity remains frozen while I hear my youtube video playing. So annoying. So frustrating. I always have to do a hard reset whenever this happens! Unbelievable.
 
Yes. I apologize for going off like this but I can't take this **bleep** anymore. I spent close to $3000 on this laptop and I have been going ... Read more

A:[x201] huge sudden battery drop about 30%?

Does it work okay if you have the battery removed?

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Hi, I have a HP Spectre x360 PRO (i5-5300U), and I am actually very happy with it. However the battery drains very quickly when the notebook is shut down. It drains about 10% per 24 hours and after a couple of days it won't even start without hanging it to the charger.  As the problem exists since the notebook was brand new, I assume it is not related to the battery. I learned there might be a fix for this problem (Sphinx) but I didn't find the download unfortunatelly. I would appreciate any help!  Thanks!

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I may be losing my mind, but I'm 95% sure that I'm experiencing intermittent battery drain while in hibernate mode. For example, I worked all day yesterday with my laptop (Compaq CQ40) plugged in and hibernated with the the power at 100%. I had saved my work, but left three Word docs, two Excel docs, and one Project file open to avoid having to re-open them all to complete a writing assignment. About 4.5 hours later I re-started my laptop to view a movie on my flight, and the batter level was down to 42%!

I think this behavior started within the last 2-3 weeks. I didn't think this was possible! Is there some phantom process running while in hibernation? Ideas?

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A:Battery drain during hibernate

How old is the battery?

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Hi, I?ve been having a bit of a weird issue I can't seem to solve. When I shut my laptop down it seems to slowly discharge the battery while it is off. The laptop is definitely switched off and not in sleep or hibernate mode and the discharge is relatively slow. Generally if I leave it for about a week, come back and it will be flat.Any help would be greatly appreciated,  Sean

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I recently bought a Folio 1020. I notice that the battery drains about 1-2% per day if it is not plugged in using the AC adaptor. I google about this problem and tried the following "fixes":1) disable "USB charging port" in BIOS2) disable "Fast Startup" in Windows 103) disable "Intel Engine Management Interface" driver (I tried uninstalling it, but it automatically reinstall after reboot) but the device continues to lose charge after complete shutdown and not plugged in. Is this normal? 

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My parents purchased this product for work and never used it. Recently they handedthis PC to me for my personal use. Love it, but the battery does not hold any charge. The only way I can use it id by keeping it plugged it. I tried to find some solutions online and decided to just reach out for help here.  The software is up to date. When I did a battery check it said - Unknown: 93. Batteries as listed on the original box -HSTNN -IB5IHSTNN-DB5J Please help!!

A:HP 13-p111nr x2 Battery Drain

Dear Customer, First of all, shutdown the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter unplugged, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for a full minute. Now, plug in the AC Adapter without the battery inserted, start the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager, expand the entry for Batteries, right click on and the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here.  When the uninstall is complete, shut the PC down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then start the PC on just the battery.  Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes. Shutdown the PC again.  Now plug in the AC Adapter ( with the battery still inserted ) and start the notebook. 2) Update BIOS ; sp77040.exe 3)Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217 Post back the result..   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I have a Dell D400 laptop, bought used about a year ago with two batteries - both of them Lithium Ion 9T119. I run the laptop on mains more than on battery. The batteries used to run for about two hours, but now they only last 30-45 minutes. Is there a way I can find out whether they have come to the end of their life and need replacing, or whether something is wrong with the laptop that is making them drain quickly. The fact that both lost their capacity at the same makes me wonder if it's the batteries or something else.

If the answer is that I need to replace them, are cheaper generic batteries (off eBay) good value, or should I stick with paying Dell's prices?

Thanks.
 

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Hi, I think I'm having issues with my HP Spectre x360's battery. it barely lasts 6, most of the times dies after almost 5 hour of use. Before buying, I went through a great deal of reviews which complimented the battery life of this machine, with reviewers claming that it lasted them between 8-9 on normal usage. Also, battery drain continues even when the notebook is in sleep mode. Computer runs on a Core i7 Skylake processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 SSD, and sports Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Any help is much appreciated, I'm very frustrated and disappointed as to be honest if this goes unresolved I might be forced to buy a new computer because I really need a machine with solid battery life to run my business. Thanks,Hani

A:Battery drain issue

You have a computer with an i7 processor and you get nearly 6 hours of battery life. That is exceptionally good, nothing to complain about. The laptop magazines use tests that do not really replicate actual field conditions. Frankly, most of them are industry shills.  I am not sure what else you could buy that would give better battery life than you are experiencing. You will find other laptops that claim an 8 or 9 hour battery life, but again you are really going to get 5 or 6 on a good day.  Turn down screen brightness, disable wi-fi and bluetooth if you are not using them. Minimize open apps and windows. Not too much else you can really do. Sleep mode still uses power. If you want less drain use hibernation instead of sleep.  if you must have all day battery runtime, buy one of the portable external laptop battery packs about the size of an external laptop hard drive. You will get an extra 4 or 5 hours out of one of those and it charges the battery back up so between your battery and one of those you will get 14 or so hours of runtime. 

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Hello everyone, Got lenovo y50-70 touch. like my laptop but have very interesting issue with it. When I play for example "Dying Light or Heroes of the storm" or anything else... even when my laptop is connected to power adapter ... it still drains battery. Still my power adapter is original one for my laptop. no erros with power at all. can anyone help me with my issue? tyvm

A:Lenovo y50-70 Battery drain

Does it ever charge?
Is it new laptop?
 
Do this -
Shutdown laptop
Disconnect power supply
Press power button for 45 seconds
Reconnect and start again
 
Check if it starts charging.

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My new HP Dm3T laptop is great, except that when I turn it off at night, the next day I notice significant battery drain, just from being off overnight.

For example, it was at 100 % charge this past friday night. Then on saturday around 1pm when I turned it on, it had about 91% charge. This was not even a 24 hour time period.

The laptop has windows 7 home premium, and i have heard about some timers that wake up the laptop to scan for viruses and what not.

Does anyone know why my battery would drain like this ?

P.S. I have been using macs for the past few years, and I am re-learning all of my PC knowledge.

A:Battery Drain while powered off ?

Yeah, that happens with any battery, even the car battery. I always disconnect the battery (or take it out) if the car or laptop are not being used for an extended period of time (e.g. more than 2 weeks). Else it will end up dead.

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My question concerns my PCs battery. I am now working on my 3rd battery in less than a month . Everytime a battery drains, I have to reset everything in the cmos, as well as my sound card settings. Since I have little or no experience in this field, any and all relevant help is greatly appreciated. I am running XP , with 1 gig memory , if that is any help. Thanks.
 

A:Excessive battery drain

Are you sure the batteries are draining? Are you testing the batteries with a millimeter to make sure that they are dead? Lithium cells are able to last as long as 5 years or more if your getting constant checksum errors I would check the condition of the battery cradle for bad contacts, or cold solder joints, or it may even be a bad CMOS EPROM. Three CMOS batteries in less then a month is not even close to normal.
 

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Hi, I have an Yoga 900 that worked fine (mostly). However, now I have an annoying issue regarding the battery.  Going from 100% to about 76% could take about 2 hours, but... from 76% to 6% takes a minute. It doesnt downscale normally, but rather jumps immediately down to 6% and then warns me about low battery...  With this issue, the computer is completely useless without the powercord...so, its a bit useless as a laptop yes. Would really appreciate any help here!! Running Win 10 with the latest updates. 

A:Yoga 900 Battery drain

Hi tonijj , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Check if this help article applies to your case and verify both BIOS and audio versions. 
 
Manually allowing it to drain then charge it helps in some case other wise you can try steps discussed here on this discussion.
 
Update us how things go. 
For further assistance specially if your warranty is still active call in tech support. 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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i have hp probook 4530s from last 2 weaks my laptop battery drains quickly and my battery is charged to 100% and it discharge within 50mins. pls suggest me to solve this problem. and if any solutions you know pls send to my emailmy email id is : [email protected]

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Hi, I have left a Thinkpad X1 1st gen (20FQ) and a X1 3rd Gen (20LD) off for over 2 months (71 days exactly).Both machines are really off (Windows 10 fast startup disabled), unplugged from everything, and stored at normal room temperature.After that period the battery on the 20LD is at 14% and the battery on the 20FQ is fully discharged. This means that in average the batteries have lost a few percents (2 or 3%) per day. But a quick search online shows that Li-ion batteries should loose a few percents per month when stored. Is the discharge rate on the X1 indicating that something is using energy, even when it is off? I have seen other posts on this, but they report extremely high discharge rates (like 40% per day). In my case it is not as bad, it does not make the laptops unusable, but still I would like to understand what is going on. Would this be considered "normal"?Thanks!

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