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How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Q: How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Dear Gents, how to set 80% cut off charging on Thinkpad T460?I would like to preserve life time of my Lion battery. Any advice would be welcomed. Best regards. Andy

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A: How to set 80% cut off charging of Thinkpad T460

Hi Andy,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

I believe you are using Windows 10, then you can use Lenovo Vantage to control the Battery Charge Threshold from there below is the referenced attached snapshot:
Open Lenovo Vantage>Hardware Settings>Power and then scroll down you'll get the option of Battery Charge Threshold.



I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

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I recently purchased a T460 with an Ultradock 90w and when the notebook is docked it only shows battery 1 (internal) as charging. Battery 2 is not being used but it is not charging either and it is very very slowly discharging (about 3% over the last few days). If I plug the Thinkpad into its normal power supply outside of the dock both batteries charge (one at a time). Is this normal behavior or is there something wrong with my dock?

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Hello, I am experieincing intermittent charging on my T460. It seems like it is isolated to when the external 6-cell battery is plugged into the T460. Please see attached for demonstration of what the battery status shows. Windows and Linux. Can anyone help me? I have completed the following steps and have confirmed:Plug in and without moving the laptop or the charger the charging will cycle (status showing plugged in, not plugged in), sometimes as quick as every 5 seconds, sometimes longerI thought my charger was causing this, so I replaced it. Experiencing the same issue with new charger.This happens when charging on my dock and charging directly.When I remove the 6-cell external battery, the issue appears to not happen.Thought the female charging plug on T460 could have been causing this, but as stated above, this happens when chargin on the dock as welll.From what I can tell, the external battery provides consistent power to the laptop when discharging, which confirms, at least partially that the external battery contacts on the both laptop and battery side are in tact.The battery contacts and laptop battery contacts appear in good order and clean.This happens regardless of charging percentage. It does not happen when it reaches __%No damage has occured that might explain this behaviorBelow is a ANIMATAED gif showing what the battery monitor shows Thanks,advhound

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HeiMy battery is stuck at 5% and AC cable is on, it's says charging but nothing happens.When i take AC cable off the laptop shut down.

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I have 100+ T460 and T470 laptops deployed with the same image, Win 10 64bit Enterprise, and there are multiple (10 -20) that are getting the plugged in - not charging message when using the wall charger. If the laptop is placed on a docking station it will immeaditly begin charging correctly. The only workaround I have found is to remove the battery for an extended period of time. I have tried  updating the BIOS, power management driver, adjusting the power settings and even removing all power management software. Nothing seems to work except removing the battery for an extended period of time. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hello, My T460 thinkpad is 2 months old and i'm encountering an issue, If my laptop is running low on battery and I plug in the battery charger, it does not detect the charger. The solution for me is to either hibernate the laptop and turn it back on or reboot it to detect the charger and start charging. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing tesame problem and if there is a solution for this.

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Can I upgrade RAM without warranty loss?

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Hi Everyone      I have bought an Lenovo Thinkpad T460 in November 2016 with following configuration:RAM - 8 GBIntel Core i7 660U Processor256 GB SSD, Serial ATA3 OPAL2.0 ? Capable This is a configured laptop from intel i5 to i7 with all other config remaining same.The issue is I can hear a hissing sound everytime I access the SSD. I mean while opening a file,opening a new tab in chrome or while downloading anything to SSD. My query is why the noise is coming as it's an SSD and has no moving parts. My thinkpad is on warranty, should I replace it ?? Thanks in advance  

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Hi, I have purchared a new Thinkpad T460 20FM-S1G400, the first OS is Win 7 Pro, but when i install a new OS : Win 10 Pro, it recognize only 1 external battery, i'm try intall new power management driver and new BIOS but still same. In Lenovo Setting, it show : The battery is not detected. Try reinstall or recharging the battery to solve problem. Anyone help me this issue. Thank

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Can anyone help me? Please. I've been having a hard time with my laptop, yesterday it works perfectly just fine. And then I tried charging it, it's not charging until the battery completely drains. So now it won't turn on, everytime I plug in the charger the power button just keeps blinking yellow light. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the power button for 30 secs then reapplying the battery back and the charger back but still nothing's happening. Please help me. My email is: [email protected] you're response would really means a lot!

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Need some help here. I have both the T460 & L460.Charging my iPhone 6+ on the L460 fast-charging USB port (the one on the left with the small batt. icon with a + in it) is blazingly fast, ie. +1% every minute.However, bring over the same phone to the fast-charging USB port on the T460, the charging averages +1% every 3-4 minutes.Both laptops are installed the same and latest USB3.0 drivers downloaded from the Lenovo support page. What could be wrong here?Thanks!

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Hoping someone can help me with my issue. My Thinkpad T460 that I bought last October (nearly a year now) won't turn on. It randomly shut off on me a few days ago while casually surfing the web. No warning, no nothing. Every time I try to turn on my laptop, the screen will quickly flicker once, the light indicators for certain keys will flicker once (mute mic key and Caps lock key for example), the fan will turn on for half a second before stopping, and the power led will blink. This would all happen at the same time obviously, as if it's the laptop is trying to run, but fails to do so. Plugged in to the AC, the power led would blink 2 times. I've tried disconnecting the external battery, tried pressing the tiny reset button, but still won't work. Hoping someone can help! Thanks

A:Help! One year old Thinkpad T460 won't turn on!

Could be disk.  Could be memory.  Could be something like the power button.  If you bought it nearly a year ago, you are probably still under warranty.  Call support.  In US, it is 1-800-426-7378

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Hi everyone,Today I accidentally connected to my thinkpad t460 9 volts through a USB connector, thus creating an overvoltage on that USB port. After that, my PC suddenly shutted down, and now it won't boot again. What can I do?What can I try to repair? P.S. The USB port the one used to charge the mobile phones that can be used even if the PC is shutted down 

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Hello,I'm looking to get a external 6cell battery for the Thinkpad T460. I cant seem to find one on the Lenovo website. I looked at other computer store websites but I cant find a 6cell battery for T460.I see ones for T440 or T450 but nothing for T460.Will the batteries for T440 or T450 work for T460?Also, am I correct in thinking that the battey with code'0C52862' will work for the T460? Thanks in advance,Jason

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dearI have a problem with the screen, notebook on but the screen all time is black, it work perfectly with external screen.How i can solve it? What could be the problem?Is that mean is a problem in the motherboard??Thank you in advance

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Hi all, I was working on my laptop this morning and it suddenly died (screen went black, all indicator lights off). No warning indications came up before it died. It was plugged into the AC adapter with full battery. When I pressed the power button to restart it, nothing happened--no lights, no fan, no screen activity. The red light in the "i" of "ThinkPad" on the back of the screen won't come on, even when the AC adapter is plugged in. The laptop was on top of a blanket so I thought maybe it overheated, but the bottom of the laptop and the battery itself weren't hot. I removed the battery and tried a number of strategies I saw online: 1) pressed power button 10 times at 1-sec intervals, then held for 30 seconds, 2) pressed power button for 20 seconds, 3) pressed button for 30 seconds. I removed the battery and tried to turn on the machine between each strategy. I've tried the emergency reset button underneath the touchpad. I've removed the battery and tried the AC adapter only, tried with the battery with and without AC adapter.  I've had the laptop since August 2016 with no problems. No updates installed within the past few days. Help is very much appreciated!!!!Thank you!  

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My employer has provided me with a brand new Lenovo T460 ThinkPad along with a docking station and two Thinkvision screens. I have connected the laptop to the docking station and used the Intel graphics properties to extend my display to my two screens (I keep the laptop shut). However, when i disconnect my laptop from the docking station so that I can use it at home, I no longer have anything displayed on the laptop, as if it won't revert back to the laptop display. Is there somewhere i can alter the settings to correct this?? Thanks

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I have a new ThinkPad T460 with Windows 10 Pro x64.  Under Ports (COM & LPT) Device Manager shows a Serial  Port using Intel Active Management Technology.  By right-clicking on this entry, the port can be configured like any normal serial port between 75 bbs and 128,000 bbs, I can set the word length, Partiy and number of Stop Bits.  However, there is no serial port on the machine.  I did not expect to find a serial port on the T460 since it is not advertised as having a serial port. However, this Device Meneger entry is a surpise and quite confusing. Can anyone tell me where tis phantom serial port is located?  

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I have using t460 for about six months without no problems until last week, while using the pc the display shuts down, not entirely. The blacklight is on and the machine is still working. And nothing can be done untill I force it to shut down by pressing power button and restart it again. I have done solutions by removing external battery and pressing rest button and holding the power button etc, nothing happened.  Please give me a solution. Thank you.

A:thinkpad t460 display shuts down

Look in the event log for something around the time of shut down

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I bought my ThinkPad T460 last November and am still under warranty for another month. My laptop won't turn on (power led would just flicker twice and then nothing) and am thinking about sending it in for repair since no one can help with a solution. Can I take out the hard drive without voiding my warranty? I want to back up my files before thinking about sending it in. Thanks

A:ThinkPad T460 warranty question

Simply, yes.  
 
If you damage anything removing the drive, damage you caused is not covered.
 
 

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Hi,I would likt to know which models are compatible with ThinkPad T460, where could I check? In particular I would like to Know if the model 40A1xxxx is compatible with T460. Kind regards,Luigi 

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My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.

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My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.













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A:Thinkpad T460 - HD screen upgrade to FHD

Hi Sk888,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding upgrading your ThinkPad T460 LCS panel to FHD
Sk888 wrote:
My Thinkpad t460 is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD? Intend to diy, pls advise if upgrade is possible or how I can check if it is possible. Also recommend the part number I should get. Thanks.

Looks like this model does support FHD as per psref. The P/N will be 00PA889 and cable  01AW310 will be unless you are planning to upgrade for touch panel. For replacement you can use hmm or video assembly guide                       
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello, I have lenovo ThinkPad T460s and the laptop won't turn on.I reset the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds but didn't work.Can you please help? Thank you

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Hi all, Suddenly my Lenovo Thinkpad T460 laptop with Windows 10 can not detect all devices through its USB portsThere are three ports and all of them are not functioning normallyWhile at the other pc / laptop these usb device can be identified and functioning normallyThis morning i tried to fix it using Windows Troubleshooter but unfortunately still unsolvedHere is the notif from troubleshooter USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller has a driver problemNot fixed There is a problem with the driver for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. The driver needs to be reinstalled.Device informationName:USB xHCI Compliant Host ControllerID:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D2F&SUBSYS_505317AA&REV_21\3&33FD14CA&0&A0Error code:3 Reinstall device driverCompletedThere is a problem with the driver for USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem. I have updates my Windows and all Lenovo drivers but the problem is still there Anyone have the solution pleaseThankyou

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Hi everyone. I've been using my T460 for a few months. Recently the audio has been skipping when playing a sound. I've already downloaded the newer Intel Bluetooth driver and installed but no luck, the problem continues. Any suggestions? I'm using windows 10 with Jabra Move Bluetooth headphones(they work fine with my iphone so it is not them who are causing the problem). Thanks in advance!

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Just got a T460, Machine Type 20FM and model A00F00 -- but I can't find its specs anywhere, not even in psref.lenovo.com The user manuals manual say there are some models that come with Multi-touch, but there's literally no information on 20FMA00F00 whatsoever. Where can I find the complete specs for this T460 model?

A:ThinkPad T460 (20FMA00F00) machine info

Enter your serial here to get a parts list:
 
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup
 
 

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Hello, I have been having my T460 (20FN003LUK) for 6 months. During that time I have never worried about bluetooth. Recently I just purchased a bluetooth headset for my phone. Then I had a thought to try using the headset with my T460. I've been looking in the control panel and device manager but I couldn't find any bluetooth setting. I searched online for solutions but I got more confused.  So I was wondering if my particular model ThinkPad T460 (20FN003LUK) does not support bluetooth. Can somebody enlighten me on this?  Thank you so much! Cheersmihsan


























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Hi, I'm having trouble to find the sim card access in my laptop.I have inserted the SIM card in the slot, but I cant fint the sim card or to access it in the system.My operative system is Windows 10 Pro x64, and my laptop is: Lenovo ThinkPad T460TYPE:  20FN-003LSP Somebdoy can help me, please?Regards

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Dear Gents, I have tried to enable bitlocker as per guide at link https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-bitlocker-encryption-windows-10I clicked wizard and enabled bitlocker on my system partition. There was not prompt to put my desired password, just reboot. My question is what password is used for bitlocker encryption and login? My windows logon one? Also another issue with TPM chip. I have version 1.2. I was required reset it what I did. Still I am surprised by what password is used during bitlocker encryption?Many thanks Regards Andy

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I have a ThinkPad T460 OS Windows 7 and am trying to connect three monitors.  I have been running 2 moitors for sometime just fine, but I have the need to add a 3rd monitor.  I have a DisplayPort Plug converting to HDMI for the 3rd monitor, but still only two are active.  Can someone help me figure this out?

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Hello, I am starting a new job where I will b working from home. Before my orientation, I purchased two monitors for my home office. I am currently at my orientation for this week and was just provided my work laptop (ThinkPad T460). My question is: what docking station or stations are available for me to purchase where I can plug my two monitors into the station and be able to use both the monitors AND laptop at the same time. I am not the most techy person, so you may have to dumb down your responses. I've read several reviews on Lenovo docking stations and some people are saying their monitors will only work with the laptop shut or if the laptop is open then only one of the monitors will work. I want both monitors AND the laptop to be able to be used at the same time. Are you able to point me in the right direction to the right docking station or docking stations that would allow me to accomplish this for my home office? Thank you very much in advance!

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With both models, Thinkpad S1 and Thinkpad T460, I run into a reproducable Windows 10 crash when I use the Microsoft Edge browser app: Clicking on the "Review now" button" in Google.ch, that appears at the bottom of the Google search window, just right of the "A privacy reminder of Google" text. The overlay windows opens and then Windows freezes fully and has to be restarted by a hard reset. This doesn't happen in other browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft IE. 

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The instructions/video for removing and replacing the keyboard are quite good. However, I had the following issue when replacing the keyboard. The instructions say to be in tablet mode when sliding the keyboard back into position. Would this not mean that the keys should be in the recessed position when putting the keyboard back in? That way, when you swing the lid back to normal laptop use, the keys will move become "unrecessed" again. Without this, after I replace the keyboard, I find that the lid cannot be closed any longer. In other words the sequence I am experiencing is this:To remove keyboard, move laptop into tablet position. Keys get recessed. I remove the keyboard.I put the new keyboard in. Keys are not recessed at this stage. New keyboard goes in - can't close lid any longer. Any tricks to this that I am missing?

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Hi All, Hoping to get some help here, I have the above and the finger print worked fine for about 8 months and for the past 2 months it just disappear. Here is what I've tried already. BIOS - Tried to reset in the BIOS - I get a message saying no hardware available  Device Manager - Can't find anything as well, doesn't even show Biometrics Devices Tried to update the BIOS but didn't help. Any help will be much appreciated.

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The instructions/video for removing and replacing the keyboard are quite good. However, I had the following issue when replacing the keyboard. The instructions say to be in tablet mode when sliding the keyboard back into position. Would this not mean that the keys should be in the recessed position when putting the keyboard back in? That way, when you swing the lid back to normal laptop use, the keys will move become "unrecessed" again. Without this, after I replace the keyboard, I find that the lid cannot be closed any longer. In other words the sequence I am experiencing is this:To remove keyboard, move laptop into tablet position. Keys get recessed. I remove the keyboard.I put the new keyboard in. Keys are not recessed at this stage. New keyboard goes in - can't close lid any longer. Any tricks to this that I am missing?

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Hi,is it possible to get a Dual Monitor setup running without a Docking Station via miniDP and HDMI (Thinkpad Display closed)? If not, are there different docking stations to buy? Which one would I need? Or does anyone have other suggestions to get a dual monitor setup running without a docking station and 2 external monitors?

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I have recently received an upgrade laptop at work. On my previous laptop (ThinkPad, unsure of model), I was able to connect one external display monitor directly to the VGA port on the laptop and an additional external diplay monitor to the ThinkPad Pro Dock station VGA port. I prefered to use these two screens with my laptop closed on the docking station, but could also open the laptop on the dock and have a third screen available. ISSUE: With my new ThinkPad (T440) there is no VGA port on the laptop. I have purchased a simple HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter - see link:https://www.amazon.ca/VicTsing-Gold-plated-Converter-Ultrabook-Devices-Black/dp/B016LVT51G/ref=sr_1_...   I am using the same ThinkPad Pro Dock station as with my previous laptop. With my new T440 I am able to work with my laptop open or closed on the docking station with one external display plugged into the docking station. I am also able to work with one external display plugged directly into my laptop using the VGA to HDMI converter adapter.  ISSUE 2: The laptop will not recognize when both screens are plugged in at the same time, but they each work when I have only one plugged in either to the dock or directly to the laptop. PLEASE HELP!! TIA

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Hi all! I just bought a second-hand ThinkPad t460 (20FM) laptop which was working fine when I got it. Because I just wanted to make sure I was all up to date and working I started a factory-restet (F11 -> erase all files etc.)During this reinstall I was also asked if I should erase the TPM.  I did.  THE PROBLEM:When I boot my computer, I see the Lenovo logo and the screen is backlit until I get to the Windows 10 login.Then the screen darkens and I need a flashlight to see anything on the screen.  I have run the Lenovo companion and downloaded all the updates... Does anyone have an idea!? I'm stuck. Please help! Thanks!

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Hello everyone. The driver for fingerprint sensor is missing from device manager, lenovo update manager and windows update says everything is up to date. I've tried the validity fingerprint common driver from lenovo website.I've updated the BIOS.I've updated the chipset.I've tried lenovo diagnostics. and the driver is not discoverable. please help. 

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

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Greetings,I recently ordered a pair of Thinkpad 13 for light office work.  Nice little machine that reminds me a bit of the X120e from way back when.Question: Does the USB-C port on the Thinkpad 13 function for charging?  The standard power brick is small, but I'd really like to use a small USB-C charger for travel.  Does anyone have any information on this?Cheers,

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I have an IBM Thinkpad T41 and I can turn it on when plugged in but it doesn't charge. I have checked the charger with a multimeter and get 16.7v dc coming through so that seems to be ok.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Thinkpad not charging

You didn't say how old that laptop is and if it has the original battery and charger.

A laptop battery will lose the ability to charge and have burn time as it gets older.

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Hi, Yesterday my T440p suddenly stoped charging while battery is connected. If i disconnect battery it works like normal. I have tried uninstalling battery drivers. It worked for couple of minutes, but then it stoped charging again. Link to video tutorial. I'm using windows 10.

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I bought my Thinkpad yoga 14 about 2 weeks ago. Everything works great accept the pen. It doesn't seem to charge and every now in then when I take it out it will work but says low battery... any suggestions ? 

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