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Yoga 13 Battery Drain when shut down (60%/day) worse than sleep (18%/day)

Q: Yoga 13 Battery Drain when shut down (60%/day) worse than sleep (18%/day)

I bought my Yoga 13 (type 20175) brand new in 2014. It shipped with Windows 8, 128GB, 4GB, if I recall correctly. I had a license for W8 Pro that I used and there was a free 8.1 upgrade that I completed not long after purchase. Upgrades over the last (almost) 3 years have been boosting it to 8GB of ram, installing a Samsung SSD 850 EVO (250GB), Windows 10 (Pro), and now a battery. Sometime in 2015, I started noticing that if I didn't use the laptop and left it off for 2 or 3 days, the battery would completely discharge to 0%. I chalked it up to age, and could still get several hours of moderate use in a day, so it wasn't a priority. Finally, I bit the bullet and bought a brand new battery and put it in last week. Nothing changed. I still have the same problem. In retrospect, it may have coincided with the installation of Windows 10. Below is a further description of the problem and things I have tried. PROBLEM:When shutting down, the battery loses an average of 2.5% per HOUR. (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 75%)This is consistent whether I use the Windows Start menu, the power button, or a command prompt (shutdown /s /f /t 0) to turn it off. By the way, putting it in hibernate burns at the same rate. When putting the laptop to sleep, the battery loses only about 0.75% per HOUR (i.e. after 10 hours, it goes from 100% to 92%). This occurs regardless of how I put it to sleep. ATTEMPTED FIXES:1. I have done a complete fresh install of W10. The one hiccup is that it initially installed Win10 Home (I guess due to the embedded key) and I had to change the product key to upgrade it to Pro.2. I have disabled fast startup.3. I have gone through device manager to make sure that nothing has a power management setting to wake the computer.4. I have rolled back the Intel Management Engine driver to 9.5.x, something in the 8.x range, and disabled it altogether with no change.5. I have disabled dynamic tick.6. I have disabled hibernation7. I have attempted to manage power settings through Group Policy Editor.8. I have checked to make sure that USB ports are not producing power when shut down.9. BIOS is upgraded to the latest (Version 55, 5/21/2013)10. I have upgraded all drivers available from Lenovo that are specific to Windows 10.11. I have done a battery gauge reset. I've probably done quite a few other things I just can't recall. It is inexplicable that this machine will use less power in SLEEP mode! There has to be something on that is causing such dramatic battery drain in shut down, but I can't find it. Any solutions, ideas, help?

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Preferred Solution: Yoga 13 Battery Drain when shut down (60%/day) worse than sleep (18%/day)

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Hi. I've updated all the drivers, per technical support's advice. I'm losing 1-5% per day when shut down and 5-10% per day in sleep mode on my new Yoga 920. Is anyone else having this problem? Do tech support read these forums?

A:Yoga 920 - Battery drain when shut down and in sleep mode

Hi amote,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Battery draiining reports are also visible on other OEM forums as well and most likely related to similar features offered by Windows 10. Such also applies to different model of different macnufacturers as well.
 
Disabling fast start as discussed here would be a good step to try first.
 
Our forums are peer to peer community discussion group but Tech support (although maybe limited to their own scope of support) also utilizes the discussions we have for investigation of issues.
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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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 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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Recently, I noticed that my battery have been draining quite fast while in sleep mode. I investigated the issue by turning off bluetooth, background apps, etc before sleep. There is no difference. I still loses like 20% of my battery in 8 hours. So, I typed powercfg /a in cmd to see if anything pops up, and i noticed that the only supported standby state is S0. It states, supported S0, hibernate, and fast startup. S1,S2,S3 are all not supported. Then, I read up some info on sleep states, and it appears that the s0 sleep state isn't actually sleeping, it is just the idle state. How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping? I can't just hibernate because I have a SSD and it will use up sleep cycles. Thank you very much.

A:Sleep modes? Battery Drain in Sleep

Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome @someguy111,  I understand that your battery is draining while in sleep mode and you had asked "How do I change my sleep state and/or ultimately get rid of this massive battery drain when sleeping?" Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, screen brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors (even when it is a new purchase). Have you tried to turn down the brightness?Have you tried putting the Notebook on a power saver mode?Do you happen to have any USB devices connected to your Notebook while it is in a sleep state or turned off?  To learn more about how to Improve Battery Performance, please follow the document provided in the hyperlink.  If your notebook computer battery does not Hold a Charge, you can try to troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Sometimes, all it is is that the battery could need to be recalibrated. There is a document called Testing and Calibrating the Battery. You can use the steps in this document to find out the condition of the battery you currently have and see if it has any suggestions. Using the HP Support Assistant is great because you can use the HP Battery Check tool also.  Here are a couple of links ... Read more

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The battery of my Spectre x360 (2016 model) keeps being drained even though the laptop is completely shut down. I have disabled hibernate and fast startup and it didn't fix the issue. I'm basically having the same issue as this guy:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Battery-Drain-with-Shutdown-Comp... I have the latest drivers / bios and Windows 10 updates. I did the battery check in the HP Support Assistant and the health is OK. I have followed this article in order to disable fast startup:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4189-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-10-a.html Any ideas??Thanks

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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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My Yoga 3 pro's battery is draining at 5-7% per hour even when the machine is powered off.(not sleeping or hibernating - properly shut down)This has happened about a year ago, where both battery and motherbord have been replace under warrany.Lenovo technicians claim it has, this time, something to do with the HDMI PCB and cable.The machine is already two weeks in "repair". My question: Is this a known issue? if so, what is the correct/recommended course of action?(other than not buying Lenovo... too late) Thanks, Assaf.

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So this is a contiuation of the thread that was just closed http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Battery-drain-when-shut-down-HP...  

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hello, I have a brand new HP Spectre x360, and am very happy with it. However, the battery is getting drained when the laptop is shut-off (not in sleep mode, but really shut-off, by using the windows start button). From 100% to 90% in one week time, and even down to 0% if left for some weeks.I'm wondering if this is due to a problem with the battery (or some other manufacturing issue), or if itīs caused by some kind of setting that causing the computer to not completely shut down for example. Could the farst start-up have anything to do with it? Is there any setting I should change?  Would really appreciate your help as this doesn't seem normal for a completely new computer... Thanks!

A:Battery drain when shut-down (HP Spectre x360)

Hi there @lomoens,  You  have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from HP and the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I wanted to reach out to you and help! I understand that your battery keeps draining on your HP Spectre x360 - 13-4101no.  I did some research and found documentation for you based on the battery depleting. First, before I provide you with steps to help resolve the battery issue, I would like to Welcome you to Support Forums and thank you for joining in!  To resolve the issue you are experiencing with your battery: Please remove the notebook battery, plug the AC power cable back into the notebook, then turn it on. Does it power the Notebook? Please make sure that the AC adapter cable is not plugged into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source. It should be directly into a wall outlet.  Here are some documents to use for Troubleshooting Steps:  Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. If your notebook computer battery does not power the notebook or will not hold a charge, troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8).To know the condition of your battery, use the steps in this article to test your battery and calibrate it if necessary. Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista).  Here is ... Read more

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Hi, I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen (20KG) this week.I have the issue that it drains significant battery when in sleep mode (connected standby).I ran the microsoft sleepStudy (powercfg /SleepStudy) and identified that the battery drain in "modern standby" is still 1300mW. That equals 2.4% battery / hour, whereas the modern standby should get below 0.33% battery/hour.As a result the battery is essentially empty if you charge in the evening and put the notebook into sleep over night. The battery drain is dominated (~99%) by the entry "Fx Devices" - "Standard NVM Express Controller (\_SB.PCI0.RP05.PXSX)", which has 100% active time (i.e., is active during entire standby period). In device manager, I find the entry "Storage controllers" - "Standard NVM Express Controller", which looks fine and is a Microsoft driver in Version 10.0.17134.1.I cannot find a more appropriate driver on the Lenovo page. The Lenovo NVMe firmware upgrade tool (if related at all) tells me that no FW upgrade is available for my model LENSE20512GMSP34MEAT2TA. Regarding my System: I purchased the X1C without operating system, installed an existing windows 10 home. I installed all updates up to build 1803. I installed Lenovo System Update and installed all available items / drivers. Also I updated the BIOS from the Lenovo support page. My questions:- Do you also have this kind of strong battery drain in sleep mode?- Do you also have the Standard NVMe Microsoft driver, or am I... Read more

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I have a ton of T470s in inventory and two of them have an issue with the battery draining in sleep mode.  One in particular with an i7 on windows 10 and I've done every upgrade possible, bios, drivers, etc. It sounds like the fan is running constantly in sleep.  Basically in about 2 hours the battery is completely drained.  Anyone else experiencing this with a T470s? I've heard it could be the RAM? 

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Hi guys, In February, I received my Yoga 710-14ikb and I was thrilled because of the advertised battery life and low weight. However, I have started noticing that 5 months in, my battery drains 10-15% (in 17 hours) when it's turned off. I have set the "what does the power button do" to shut down and the ''close the lid'' to do nothing. There is no heavy usage of the laptop, no downloading etc.In my previous laptop (ideapad 510), this happened as well and eventually progressed into losing ~50% in 48 hours. They ended up repairing it twice and taking it back in the end and this cost a lot of time.  Does anybody have any solutions for this problem?Kind regards,Maarten

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I got my yoga 920 two months ago. Everything looks fine expect recent battery drain after shutdown. I shut down my laptop and after overnight I turn it on, it only shows 89% for most time and on time only 64%. I tried a lot of ways suggested online, such as turning off "always on usb", battery reset, changing settings in Intel Energy Management. But problem continues. Does anyone have any idea?

A:Yoga 920 battery drain after shutdown

I wonder whether it possible to have a battery leakage? Because I could feel somehow warm at the bottom before I turn it on.

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Hi guys, In February, I received my Yoga 710-14ikb and I was thrilled because of the advertised battery life and low weight. However, I have started noticing that 5 months in, my battery drains 10-15% (in 17 hours) when it's turned off. I have set the "what does the power button do" to shut down and the ''close the lid'' to do nothing. There is no heavy usage of the laptop, no downloading etc.In my previous laptop (ideapad 510), this happened as well and eventually progressed into losing ~50% in 48 hours. They ended up repairing it twice and taking it back in the end and this cost a lot of time.  Does anybody have any solutions for this problem?Kind regards,Maarten

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I want to share my experience with the battery drain issue on the Spectre in shutdown and hibernate.Model: HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-w0XX (kabylake, 8GB, i5) I still have battery drain, mostly in hibernate (2% in 24H) after applying to following and contacting HP support.Today for the first time no drain in 23H after shutdown. Did myself:update bios to  F.20 (from website, not available with HP support assistant)sphinx fix (Sphinx 1.0 PD FW update_NVM4_TI14_B8_1.zip, date 17-1-2017 from ftp://ftp.usa.hp.com/samsung NVMe controller update to 2.1.0.1611disabled fast-bootdisabled usb charging in biosAll drivers from HP support assistantAll drivers and updates from HP websiteContacted HP support and they did:Deleted files in directories: C:\Windows\Prefetch, c:\windows\Temp, and emptied recycle-binre-installed latest bios F.20 (http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78501-79000/sp78806.exe)Deleted battey driver Microsoft ACPI... from device managerHP (was connected to HP support Ireland) wasn't aware of this problem, only about a charging issue.But confirmed it's a battery related issue, not a windows issue and asked my to do the folowwing and then do a battey check from support assistant or http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/document/c04726355. This helps in discharging the static from the motherboard and the internal components. ? Shut down the notebook.? Unplug the AC Power adapter, disconnect all peripheral devices (printer, scanner, ca... Read more

A:Battery drain when shut-down/hibernate (HP Spectre x360) con...

Does the static issue cause or contribute to the battery drain?

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Hello,I've recetnly bought brand new hp spectre x360 13and it has a obvious problem with a battery.  The battery is getting drained when the laptop is shut-down(yes, complytly shut-down not in a sleep mode). It can drain about 8-10% battery per night, what is kinda annoying and unacceptable for high-end laptop.I'm wondering if this is due to a problem with the battery or if it is caused by some kind of setting that causing the computer not shut-downing properly.I've already disabled USB power option in BIOS. It didn't help.  Would really appreciate your help. I think this is not a common thing in a new laptop.

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Dear forum users and Lenovo developers, I have noticed that my battery level is dropping from 82% to 81% in a couple of days while plugged in. On my setting, I didn't select the "Standby mode to lower power use whenever it's possible" option, while having set a threshold for charging up to 85%. I suspect the battery level has dropped while I put the computer in sleep mode. This happened after I upgraded the Win 10 to its Anniversary Update version recently. Should I tweak any settings around to make the power/battery level stable? Thanks!




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A few weeks back I upgraded my laptop and since then my computer started acting weird. My battery had until then been perfect, but now it drains during one night when computer is turned off, sleeping, closed lid etc..Also, as soon as I let it rest, close the lid or simliair it wont wake up again. The keyboard lights are on but notning except a hard reset works.Sometimes I do the hard reset and find that the internet webpages sometimes are "saved" and opens up when I power up again.The fan has also started to wound alot more recenlty.My guess is that some downloaded upgrade caused this but I dont know how to fix.I have tried downloading all the latest drivers etc.I have also tried a ton of tips from different forums regarding power settings, hybernation and such but nothing works.All of this happened right after the bad update so I know that the problem is not the battery itself..Thank you

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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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My yoga 900 battery drains ~15% per day when powered off. Issue looks similar to multiple posts for other Lenovo laptops, for instance:ThinkPad E455 Excessive Battery Drains When Power Off I'm running Windows 10. Fast boot is already disabled and BIOS recently updated.  Does anybody have an idea how to get the issue solved for my product?For instance: is there a way to manually change the power setting for USB and AC-button in power off mode?  Thanks in advance for thinking along ---------------------- OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 HomeVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393System Model 80UESystem SKU LENOVO_MT_80UE_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK2Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6560U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2208 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 2UCN10WW, 14-9-2016SMBIOS Version 2.8Embedded Controller Version 1.08BIOS Mode UEFI

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I know this is an issue for many users and it was for me. I probably found the solution, at least the problem is fixed for me.
It pretty much looks like not the Intel stuff is the problem but the WiFi that keeps the machine up.
Go to
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
Right click the Wifi adapter and select "Properties", then "Configure" and uncheck the box under "Power Management". Reboot.
Fixed everything for me so far.

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Recently, bought Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen. Spent a premium price and I am very disappointed with the battery, even after optimization with low brightness. Why are they advertising 15 H?

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We have two new Latitude 5289's and when in sleep mode the battery is drained abnormal. It happens for both of these new laptops.
The battery seems to be drained even faster than when you are using the laptop.
Does anybody have the same experience or a fix?

Cheers

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Hi,I recently purchased Thinkpad X1 yoga (1 Gen) machine with 16Gb Ram, 512GB SSD & WQHD IPS (Not even OLED) display with windows 10 pro 64 bit OS.My laptop battery is draining fast and only last for 4 to 5 hours with normal browsing & usage with 60-75% brightness (even reducing it to 50% doesn't give much improvement) and in Power save mode. As per Lenovo it should last for 9 to 11 hours but in reality it is no where near to it. I had also looked at similar issues that has been raised in this forum by other users as well. But I strongly feel that a top brand like Lenovo/Thinkpad doesn't cheat customers by giving false promises for the battery life of  9 to 11 hours without their internal testing, also I feel they would have not be claiming this (9 to 11 hrs) battery life by keeping their screen brightness to dark i.e. less than 50% or 25%. So i thought i could dig deeper to find out the problem. After my initial analysis using powercfg.exe command tool for sleepstudy, the report (i.e. https://ibb.co/hzob7F) shows me some a Ghost application called "Unknown [None]" which comsumes more power and I guess this is the culprit that cases the battery to drain faster. Looks like this Ghost appid takes around 60% of the power compared with all the other appid.  But not sure how to identify this Ghost appid. I have also posted my query in Microsoft forum but yet to get an reply.https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-othe... Read more

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Recent issue that started in the last week but I have not made any changes to the system other than potential Windows automatic updates. When on battery my Yoga shuts off anywhere between 1-5 minutes. This problem is continunous until I plug the AC power back in. Went through settings and I cannot figure out what is causing this. Battery is fully charged and indicator reads as such. Has anyone had this issue?

A:Yoga 710 - Shut Down Loop When on Battery

Edit: I noticed that when I unplug the AC Power, the battery light indicator next to the charging port started to blink orange after about a minute. Battery indicator in the task bar still shows 95% percent and the battery has been plugged in long enough that it should be fully charged. However, the light does not blink every time. Last time I unplugged it the light never came on but the computer shut down after about one minute. Does anyone know how to force the battery to cycle?

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Hello, I would like to preface this by saying that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure this out myself and I would greatly appreciate your help. My laptop is a Lenovo Yoga (Machine Type Model 20CDX00) that has problems with shutting down and sleeping sometimes. The problem started after I restored my laptop with a clean copy of windows 10.  I installed all of the drivers and I also updated my BIOS.  I noticed that sometimes my laptop would not shut down completely and the battery would just drain in the blank screen that I couldn't do anything about.  This also happened with sleep to.  Not all the time, but sometimes.  I tried to turn of hibernate and also fast start-up.  But, that did not work.  I, then, restored my computer again and I tried to reset the BIOS to the original BIOS.  I am still having these problems even after the restore which makes me believe that the BIOS is at issue becuase it is ROM and would not have been changed by my restoring of the laptop.  But, I did try to reset the BIOS to a previous version.  So, I am stuck and I do not know what to do. 

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Hi there, I bought my X1 YOGA 3rd gen 2 weeks ago and I just noticed that the battery will not charge when the computer is shut down completely. Is this a new thing with the new model or is there something wrong with my thinkpad? Thanks

A:X1 YOGA 3rd Gen battery not charging when laptop is shut down

Mine charges when shut down.  Do you have thresholds set? 

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Hi The laptop was working perfectly until i updated the intel HD graphics driver to version 23.20.16.4849 (27/10/17).  As soon as I did this, the machine would not wake from either sleep or hibernate mode when the lid was shut. When I open the lid it will either enter staright into a black screen, and I can hear the fan spinning with lights to the right hand side but no further activity. Sometimes the Lenovo log appears on the screen first and then enters into a blank screen state. I am on Bios Lenovo C6CN34WW 29/10/15 As soon as I press and hold the power button to turn off, and then turn on again the machine loads into windows perfectly, with a visible display.  Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks

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I bought my laptop in 2015 and unwarranted, I'd like some help to get full functionality back into my laptop. While the subject states my problem, I do have some ways of getting use out of the computer:It can turn on if the battery is fully drained and after the computer is plugged in; it takes 8 days to drain. [Pressing and holding the power button only results in the PC flashing its backlit keyboard.] The battery can recharge and the PC can run on battery just as long the PC does not shut down, go to sleep, or the lid closes.Battery removal with the PC plugged in: the PC can always turn on, but when closing the lid or shutting it off, the power cord has to be unplugged and plugged back in.Additional computer information:-Windows 8.1 with updates-Installed BIOS update and Windows hotfix update from Lenovo.com

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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 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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My Yoga 920 seems to ranomly wake from sleep when the lid is closed. I'd had several occasions when travelling to find my latop completely dead when I needed it - or finding it burning up in the confines of my bag. A few times, I've been alerted to problem when I happen to hear my laptop make a notification sound. When this happens, the screen is already on when I open the lid and much of the bettery has been used. I've seen this occur both in and out of my bag. Nothing is plug into the laptop other then the dummy USB holder for the pen. I have Vantage installed and all updates have been applied. 

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Hi All,I bought this laptop yesterday and i have seen that it randomly goes to sleep and can only be waken by putting the charger on. I have customise all the power settings but it still happening a lot.. hope i not bought a lemon! Also how in the world you get this active pen 2 activate? it comes with 1 x aaaa battery & 2x tiny batteries for bluetooth. I put the aaaa in but can't figure out the where the 2 tiny ones goes and the manual diagram doesn't help either!!  Thank you

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 (Intel Core i7-6560U 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10) and have been experiencing the following issue since I purchased it: I put the laptop in sleep mode and into my laptop bag. The laptop will wake up by itself later despite the lid is closed. It then stays on as it's inside the laptop bag it gets very hot and drains the battery. Since this has happened closer to 10 times already I'm worried if the battery life is already damaged due to heating. Normally when I close the lid the laptop goes onto sleep mode.  I have already taken many measures to try and stop it from waking up from this article (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-windows-computer-randomly-waking/). I have set the power setting so that it should always go on sleep mode when the lid is closed. I don't understand how it goes on even when the lid is closed.  What could be the problem? Thanks in advance!   

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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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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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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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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, 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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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.

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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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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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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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