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Can't set Lenovo Vantage battery charge threshold

Q: Can't set Lenovo Vantage battery charge threshold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I only find the battery saver mode (up to 60% charge limit) on and off in Lenovo Vent.I want to set the threshold to around 80%. Where is the threshold setting?I saw that another user's Lenovo Vantage screenshot had a threshold setting. But my Lenovo vent has a different interface. There is only battery saver mode on and off.What should I do?

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

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I find it very disappointing to see the new version of Vantage lose the one-click battery threshold toggle button from its pop-up menu. At the very least make it an option in the new Quick Settings category. This is a big step backwards in UX for the sake of a "prettier" design.

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I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on my X1 Extreme and everythnig works flawlessly so I'd rather not install additional software like the Lenovo Vantage.Since the laptop is connected to my Lenovo TB3 dock most of the time, is there a way to lower the 95% battery charging threshold without using Vantage? A battery management command line tool perhaps? Also what would the ideal threshold be in my case? 

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

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





P51, 1535M Xeon, 512GB SSD x2,64GB DDR4 ECC, Nvidia M2200M, Win 10 Pro, 4K IPS , Intel vPro, Sierra EM7455, WWAN, Model 20 HH.T530,Core i7-3820QM,16GB Ram, Samsung 850 SSD 512 GB, Blutooth 4.0,Ultimate-N 6300, 15.6 FHD, Nvidia NVS 5400M., All software current.,Wi... Read more

A:P51 Battery Charge Threshold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,I recently upgraded from Lenovo Companion to Lenovo Vantage but it doesn't follow the charge treshold that I set.If I unplug it and the battery has lower charge (total) than the limit for when it should stop charging one of them it charges both batteries to 100%. I've got the internal 23wh and the large 74wh removable battery on my x260. I've set it to stop at 80% and to start at 55%, the same as I used in Lenovo Companion where it worked flawless.





x260 20F6 (CTO1WW) (6500u, 8GB, 256 GB nVMe, Full HD, Backlit keyboard, FingerPrint, SmartCard, 72Wh)

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hi.i was using my computer with battery conservation on a few days ago but next day i used the pc i couldn't use it. i losed that option and i really need it because i need to use my computer all day does anyone know what can i do?i already tried to reinstall the drivers and lenovo vantage too and nothing


























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Hello, my Lenovo Vantage Tool just updated and now unfortunately my battery gauge icon in Taskbar is gone.Is this feature no more available in the new version?I also tried the taskbar right click way (described one year ago) but didnt find anything in Vantage or the taskbar menu. Thanks and regards

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

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

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

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I am facing battery drain issue, it persists for the very long. I am unable to install power management UI so to rectify the issue. Kindly suggest the solution. 

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Beware the Lenovo Vantage app. My PC (Carbon X1 gen 6) started to auto wake up every weekday morning at 05:30 from hibernate, even when I was away on holiday. I had a frustrating time trawling through scheduled tasks, power plan settings and device power settings, all to no avail. The powercfg sleep study and wake timer diagnostics did not help either - it just said unknown wake reason. The culprit? It's Lenovo's own app - Lenovo Vantage. There is a (new?) feature called Smart Standby that automatically set itself to ON. This automatically wakes your computer every weekday at 05:30 ready for work. It must save all of 10 seconds start up on my laptop. I've turned it off and hurrah, the PC stays hibernated. Also it fixes another issue - I found that the "Hibernate After" time setting was being changed from my value. Yes, Lenovo Vantage was silently zapping that too. So beware this dangerous app. Shame on Lenovo for turning this feature on by default and not explaining its consequences better.

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Hi,Lenovo Vantage was OK before not solongago, but now it stopped working, it doesn“t charge. I contacted the local Lenovo customer service (Spain) and they advised to do some steps to desinstall and install agai. Did it right, but nothing happened. What I need is to be able to ajust the battery settings. Can I do the battery setting from another tool?When I contacted them again they advised to reinstall Windows and all programms and drives. I prefer not to do this. Besides I am not sure I could do it correctly without losing my data.Anyone could help me?Thanks!

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I have  the new yoga c903 and i also have Dell S2718D monitor which has hdmi /usb c and other ports built in. How can i set up a dual monitor set up? i want to be able to use external mouse and keyboard in a dual monitor set up (and only use laptop as a 3rd monitor or just as stanby since i will mostly use the 2 monitors. How can i do this.

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This week I did install the windows update and since the update my Lenovo Vantage will not work. See picture below.I've contacted the dutch Lenovo technical support this morning (unknown error there) and they did advise me to delete the app , restart laptop and reinstall Lenovo Vintage.It will not work, same screen... I also did in the Lenovo app Recovery (herstel) , restart laptop,  didn't work, then reset (opnieuw instellen), restart laptop and didn.t work. I did see enough solutions but I'm not that super smart wizzkid, and my english is not that good enough to solve my problem.My laptop : V320 I7 Windows 10 version 1909 I do hope sombody can help me.Kind regardsElles 

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I am trying to launch Lenovo Vantage, but it's stuck forever at "Services for Lenovo Vantage are upgrading, please wait." I am using a Yoga 710-14IKB. How can I get past this?

A:Lenovo Vantage stuck forever at "Services for Lenovo Vantage are upgrading, please wait."

Hi @halfbeing,
 
Greetings!
 
To resolve the issue, kindly uninstall the Lenovo Vantage app and the Lenovo System Interface Foundation app as well. Restart the computer then install the Vantage app again. Found similar discussion here. 
 
Thanks!
Auxen

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Hi there, I am using Windows 10 1809 On G5.-70 and Using Lenovo Vantage app which I downloaded from Windows(Microsoft) App Store.But Problem is, Its missing Option to Calibrate battery like We had in Lenovo Energy Manager in Windows 8.1. My Question is, How to Calibrate Battery Now? Any Help or Opinion will be Helpful.  





Hoshang

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Hi there,
 
I am using Windows 10 1809 On G5.-70 and Using Lenovo Vantage app which I downloaded from Windows(Microsoft) App Store.
But Problem is, Its missing Option to Calibrate battery like We had in Lenovo Energy Manager in Windows 8.1.
 
My Question is, How to Calibrate Battery Now?
 
Any Help or Opinion will be Helpful.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 
 





Hoshang

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Hello, I own an x230 and downloaded the Lenovo Vantage and it does not display battery health for my x230. It also does not have the battery reset function anymore. Any help is appreciated. -Kevin

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Hello together, I'm using a new Thinkpad L380 for about 4 weeks and have been experiencing battery drain issues when off since the first day.After all possible corrections found on this forum (Bios Update, Win10 QuickStart, Managment Foundation... and some more) it now comes down to a final observation:When I shut down the computer and the battery threshold in Lenovo Vantage is off, it will keep its charge for two or more days without loosing a single percent of battery charge.If I shut off the computer with battery threshold activated (e.g. after using it at a docking station), the charge will decrease by approx. 6% every 12 hours, so after a weekend without use more than 30% of the battery charge has disappeared. I was very surprised to find out, that this for sure is the only remaining issue, but I can repeat it over and over again and everytime I deactivate the battery threshold function, my battery will keep its charge when shut down. Is there any solution or improved Lenovo Vantage functionality (current is 4.12.13) known or to be expected to solve this issue? Thank you for any helpful reply

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Hello together, I'm using a new Thinkpad L380 for about 4 weeks and have been experiencing battery drain issues when off since the first day.After all possible corrections found on this forum (Bios Update, Win10 QuickStart, Managment Foundation... and some more) it now comes down to a final observation:When I shut down the computer and the battery threshold in Lenovo Vantage is off, it will keep its charge for two or more days without loosing a single percent of battery charge.If I shut off the computer with battery threshold activated (e.g. after using it at a docking station), the charge will decrease by approx. 6% every 12 hours, so after a weekend without use more than 30% of the battery charge has disappeared. I was very surprised to find out, that this for sure is the only remaining issue, but I can repeat it over and over again and everytime I deactivate the battery threshold function, my battery will keep its charge when shut down. Is there any solution or improved Lenovo Vantage functionality (current is 4.12.13) known or to be expected to solve this issue? Thank you for any helpful reply

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 I am on my Lenovo Vantage and I am unable to see anything under Battery Status Messages. I am currently trying to find Lenovo Vantage Battery Conservation mode and it's nowhere in sight. So are all the other options. I have tried updating all my drivers and resetting my PC. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program as well. 

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Hello!I'm having really weird problem with Lenovo Vantage app. Pretty much all the features concerning the battery turn off on it's own after like 30sec to 1min from launching them.I've aquaired E470 just recently, got fresh installation of Windows 10, installed all the useful drivers and on the end I installed the Lenovo Vantage app. I wanted to set some battery threshold but I couldn't get it working - it has been turning itself down all the time after like minute or so - I did what it asked me to do - I drained the battery below the wanted threshold but it didn't help. Although I manged somehow (even when it turned off in app) to get 80% threshold but after a week or so without using the laptop when I tried to get it work again it didn't.The second thing is that the battery gauge reset also turns off itself after a minute or so - without any message. I updated the BIOS but I didn't test it yet - I'm draining the battery right now to check the threshold.

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Some days ago, I found out the Lenovo Vantage battery gauge on taskbar disappeared. Even the menu to turn it on or off in Lenovo Vantage also disappeared too. Is Lenovo going to release next update soon to make it available, or is there any way for me to get it back? I'd already reinstalled the Lenovo Vantage and got all newest drivers installed, but nothing helped. 

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I have saved a T60p, a T61 and a W510 from scrapping, partly replaced battery, CPU, RAM and changed to a SSD and successfully installed Windows 10 x64 version 1709 onto them. As least the T61 and W510 are now quite useful.Then I remembered that Thinkpads did have a Power Manager for Windows 7, and found that for Windows 10 Lenovo Vantage from the Windows Store seems to be the best option. Unfortunately, since installing Vantage, after hibernating Windows 10, the battery drains about 20% over 24 hours, and I have not found any explanation for that.Interestingly, the battery does not drain after hibernating when:o) I remove and reinsert the battery for a few secondso) power on, booting into Ubuntu and doing a shutdowno) I do a shutdown instead of hibernatingI really would like use Vantage to define a charging threshold from about 40% to 80% to enhance the life of the (new) batteries, but the described significant draining during hibernation is unacceptable. Does anyone know a solution for this problem (3 different laptops experience the same problem, even when just installing Windows 1709 and Vantage)? Thanks a lot!

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hi to all, Lenovo Vantage presents a malfunction, I tried the king of the batteries, I started with the battery 2 "the small one" then immediately after trying the answer of the battery 1 "the big internal one", the afternoon of the next day, over the 1 "internal" battery correction did not give me the possibility to perform the "removable" 2 "battery correction, made all the reset, uninstalled lenovo vantage, disconnected reset and recharged battery 2, nothing to do! it always tells me operation canceled by the customer !! are you coming to do? salve a tutti, Lenovo Vantage presenta una disfunzione, ho eseguito la reimpostazione delle batterie, ho cominciato con la batteria 2 "quella piccola" poi subito dopo aver avviato la reimpostazione la ho interrotta poichč gia notte, e ho preferito avviare la reimpostazione della batteria 1 "quella interna grande", al pomeriggio del giorno dopo, finita la reimpostazione batteria 1 "interna" non mi dava piu la possibilitą di eseguire la reimpostazione della batteria 2 "rimovibile", fatto tutti i reset, disinstallato lenovo vantage, scollegato resettato e ricoollegata batteria 2, nulla da fare! mi dice sempre operazione annullata dal cliente!! come fare ?

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I am using Lenovo Vantage on my T580 to  enable charging limit to 80% (on both batteries - I have normal 24Wh secondary pack). Today, I wanted to charge my laptop to 100% because I am going on trip without AC, so I disabled battery limiter feature in Lenovo Vantage, but only secondary (removable) battery charged to 100%. Internal battery stay on 80%.  This seems like major software bug. Only way to resolve it (kinda) right now is to remove removable battery and set limit to 100% in Lenovo Vantage. Even after doing this, my internal battery stopped charging at 97% (battery icon no longer have animation of charging) and I am getting 1% per hour. After 3 hours of charging without second battery I am still on 98% So how am I supposed to charge both my batteries to 100% now? Is this some kind of joke in addition to MX150 throttling problems?This model really starting to piss me off... PS: BIOS and all recommended drivers are up to date. Checked today.

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One moth ago I got an X1 carbon 5th gen, only used with AC adapter with 60% battery charge threshold; nevretheless since one week (perhaps after some update) the battery is shown as "poor condition" in the Lenovo Vantage software, which says the battery can only hold 75% of nominal capacity, bu the battery has zero cycles! Any idea on how to check whether it is a software issue or a defective battery?Thank you iunio

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Hi, my P1 has been doing this since I got it. Installed the latest Power Management driver and hoped it would be fixed as the release notes indicated a similar issue was addressed (but for Windows 7). No luck. When I click the battery maximizer gauge, the menu pops up for a nanosecond then is gone. I tried the solution in here https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Vantage-Knowledge-Base/How-to-fix-Lenovo-Vantage-Toolbar-Battery... and it worked initially but then the behavior returned. It's only a minor annoyance ... but it would be nice to fix. Anyone? TIA! -kj-





P1: 8850H, FHD, 16gb, 512gb, P2000, IR Camera, Windows 10 ProT450s & X201t (I forget the specs, lol)

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