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Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (Model: 20344) Won't turn on/No Backlight/Battery Charging

Q: Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (Model: 20344) Won't turn on/No Backlight/Battery Charging

Hello, As the Title suggests, I am not able to turn on my Lenovo Yoga 2 13.When I try to turn on the Laptop, the White Light on the power button comes up for 6 Seconds and then goes off. Keyboard lights do not turn on, & the same effect with pressing the Novo recovery key.The battery does charge (The lights change according to the charge levels.) Things that I have tried so far: 1) Remove the power cable and press the power button for 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds, & 90 Seconds. No Effect. 2) Open up the backside, remove the battery cable (and battery), remove the power cable, and power discharge by pressing the power button. Turn on the laptop using just the Power cable. No Effect. 3) Remove the heatsink, clean it and then reapply the Thermal paste. No Effect. 4) Remove the hard disk and then try turning on. No Effect. Despite trying all these steps, the effect is still the same. I honestly do not ahve any idea what to do now. Can anyone suggest something? Any help would be appreciated!Thank You!

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Hi everyone,  I was working on my laptop Lenovo Yoga 2 (model 20344), and suddenly it stopped. I tried to turn on again but it didn't do again anymore. The laptop is out of guarantee, so I decided to disassemble it and try to find out what is happening in order to fix it. I tried to switch on the laptop without the battery, but it didn't work. I have measured the battery voltage, and it seems to be ok because it is 12.1 Voltage. Can anyone  help me out?  Best regards.  

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I have a Yoga2 13 model 20344 that will not boot up at all. The keyboard will light up and let me toggle the backlight on and off but the caps light will not turn on. I thought this was a bios error issue so I took the back off, disconnected the battery and desoldered a leg of the bios battery to default the bios... didn't do anything. I tried disconnecting everything except the keyboard, battery and display to test if another component was shorting out and still no change. I also tried hooking up the HDMI to an external monitor and it didn't work (I knew it wouldn't, but tried it anyway). No sounds are made by the computer at all.... I am thinking it is a bad motherboard but am open to any other suggestions.Thanks in advance

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I am not getting anything on the display. I can turn on the computer via battery power and while plugged in, but nothing shows on the display. I even tried disconnecting the battery and turning it on without the battery plugged in.... same result. I can turn on/off the keyboard backlight, but caps lock does not do anything.I have tried resetting the bios by disconnecting the bios battery (this model had to be soldered off then back onto the motherboard) and system battery then holding the power button for about 60 seconds. Didn't make any difference.I also tried connecting to a TV through teh HDMI output to see if any video came through. NoWhen the machine is plugged in I can unplug it/plug it in and it gives a beep that sounds like a bios POST beep....Any suggestions would be greatly appreciatedThanks

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so i have had a problem with my yoga 2 13 for quite awhile now. Recently it has got worse to the point i cant see anything on my screen. All i see are little blotch spots on my screen, a black screen, or lines running across the whole screen. I have installed drivers from Driver and utilities section on this website and nothing has worked for me. I have changed settings in the comp that i have read about in other forums and nothing. Idk if its my lcd or if i need to install anything anything else...please help. I was trying to upload a video but it was too big so ill upload photos instead 

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I can not believe how many issues I have found online with the Yoga 2.  Whatever, it's faulty.  That's no longer to be decided - however - I am in need of the actual Touchscreen Driver.  Nowhere on this site have I been able to find the Touchscreen driver - ONLY the touchpad driver.  The Display driver did not appear to have a sub driver containing the touchscreen...and since Lenovo doesn't offer live chat I am stuck here on these forums looking for a driver for something that should be readily available considering all of the touchscreen issues this thing seems to have.  The touchscreen simply does not work, and in DevMgmt it says the driver is missing.  So, I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction to get this thing working. Thanks.

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I've looked at message boards with varying answers. Also, I'm not super tech savvy and can't afford (literally) to mess this up, so I came to the braintrust for a definitive answer. I want to upgrade my hard drive space on my Yoga 2 13 (currently has 128 GB SSD and 8 GB memory)I've read that there is an extra slot for another HD, is that true?If so, what type of slot is it?  M.2 or mSATA or what?How many GBs can I upgrade to?  I've read anywhere from 128 to 500+ are okay.Any brands and models that are known to work?TIA to anyone who can help!











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A:Hard drive upgrade for Yoga 2 13 (model 20344)

There's an HMM here:http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_yoga_2_13_hmm.pdfIt's a bit confusing as to which of the mSATA and M.2 are the WLAN and SSD slots.https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/171352/Upgrade+Hard+drive+on+Lenovo+IdeaPad+Yoga+2+13+%28not+pro...This seems to say the mSATA is for WLAN and the M.2 is for SSD.Maybe open up your system and see which one is empty?I think any size should work, as long as it's a standard connector.

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The battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery after it was calibrated using one key. Before that, the battery was working perfectly, lasting close to 5 hours. Now the laptop shuts off when unplugged and the battery status is constantly changing. I've had this laptop for approximately a year now and it was unused and left in an unopened box for the first 8 months. 

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Hello, everyone! New here. I just bought yoga 520 and the salesman did not mention about how should it be charged first before using. I also forgot to ask. Does anyone know how to?

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I was sondering whether the only way to fix this is by sending it in. I still got 17 days of warranty left. Where do I have to call and how long would the repair take?

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Hi Everyone I have had a Lenovo Yoga 920 for about 2 months now. I noticed last week that the laptop no longer was charging. it was stuck at 98% always.. so I unpluged for a little while and the charge went down to 96% but it no longer charing to 100%.  Does anyone know how get the battery charhing again?

A:Lenovo Yoga 920 Battery Not Charging

That's normal. Windows 10 has a mechanism to protect battery from lowering its capacity. It will start charging when battery level will be less than for example 90%.

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Hello, I bought a Lenovo at Amazon in November 2016, it was working perfectly until last week when the battery stopped charging. If I unplug the power supply it simply turns off the computer. Tried every hint from the forums but nothing happened. When I look at the Battery condition it status that I have a Poor battery, Status = No activities. Do someone have any idea or hint? Does lenovo guarantee for a computer bought in US, applies in Brazil where I live?  


























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My laptop is not charging when it is turned on. I use Ubuntu 17.10 and Windows 10. Battery only charges when laptop is turned off.Also when I try to turn on my laptop without battery, it turns on for 1-2 seconds and suddenly sutts off, (and it does not boot). Changed power jack but same thing. Also tried another AC adapter. Even computer master cannot find a problem.I guess the problem is with motherboard, but cannot find which part is not working. Who had such problem and how have you solved it?

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Hi!My Yoga 500-15ISK Laptop seems to have a battery issue. For some time now, whenever I plug my laptop into the AC power, I get this message, e.g. "(% charge) available, (plugged in, charging)", however for some reason, the battery level actually stays the same even after a significant amount of time of being plugged in to the AC supply. Moreover, the battery icon initially shows the animated one which indicates charging is indeed in progress, then after a few moments, it will freeze on the estimated level.Before this, my laptop's battery usually charges relatively quickly. Also, I have not turned on the Conservation Mode so it must charged up beyond 50-60% especially if I leave it plugged in overnight. This issue is really bewildering me right now. Any comments or suggestions on how I can address this issue?Thanks!Other notes re my laptop:It's been around 10 months since I've bought it and I have encountered this issue only a few days ago.I have no other issues with it.

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Mfg date for this laptop is Oct 2014, Windows 10 OS. About a month back battery power was about 25% when I plugged charger in. the screen became brighter, means it was charging. Suddenly the computer shut down and though charger was connected, the charging light went off. Thereafter the computer did not turn on either with charger or without. Even the charging light did not turn on. Changed the charger as well as cable but neither charging indicator turned on nor computer turned on. It was like battery fully down and charger not connected. Took it to Lenovo service center and they made it alright and told me that they had disconnected the battery and reconnected. The power left in the battery was still 25%. Exactly same thing happened once again yesterday and I disconnected the battery and reconnected and it worked. Since it happened second time, whatever the problem may be, was not solved permanently by above procedure. Can someone help what could be the reason and how to solve it permanently?

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Hi everyone,  I was working on my laptop Lenovo Yoga 2 (model 20344), and suddenly it stopped. I tried to start again but it didn't star again anymore. The laptop is out of guarantee, so I decided to disassemble it and try to find out what is happening in order to fix it. I tried to switch on the laptop without the battery, but it didn't work. I have measured the battery voltage, and it seems to be ok because it is 12.1 Voltage. Can anyone  help me out?  Best regards.  

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Hi Everyone, I'm at my wits end and was hoping someone might be able to help me understand what exactly I need to do, purchase to bring my laptop back to life. Long story short, I have had this for just over 2 years, no more warranty and the hard drive I believe is going out/has gone out. It all started with a failed windows 10 upgrade, kept looping, finally I blew away I guess everything on it. Now when I am trying to re-instal windows 8.1 it tells me that it cannot because the hard disk may fail soon. I can get mostly through the windows setup but it always ends up failing. My question is, can someone help me identify what exactly needs to be replaced? I am fairly tech savy good at following directions and installing things by myself. (garbage disposals, haha). What I am not good at is trying to track down what hard drive to buy would be? I hate to bring it to best buy as its $200 just for a diagnosis and then whatever to fix it on top of that.  Can anyone offer insight and help me become enlightened? Thanks so much, L    

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Hello,  I have problem with battery / power supply here. I never used my laptop for playing before. Yesterday i try it, and there is a problem. The battery drops while I'm playing, and i have plugged it to AC. i start playing at 60% and after 30-40 minutes it drop to 10%. I only open Steam and Dota 2.The adapter model is ADL40WCD (20v or 5.2V , 2A) Please help

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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon shows "filling in process" for few seconds then stopped i.e no filling in process. Furthermore, after whole night charging, battery is now 94% charged, battery 2: 100% charged, fully charged; battery 1: 0% charged, not charging (please attached images).Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid

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I bought lenovo y500 two days ago in INDIA.  In the lenovo energy management system 8.0, I found a battery calibration option and decided to do it.  The steps mentioned there were as follows. 1. Full charge2. Full discharge  The process performed full charging followed by complete discharge of the battery which caused the laptop to shut down.   When I tried turning on my laptop, it could not start.  The battery charging indicator LED wasnt switched on even though the power cord was inserted into the laptop.  I could start the laptop only after removing the battery.   Once the laptop was on, I inserted the battery back in and it began to charge.  After about 50% of charging, I removed the power cord and inserted it again.  Now the battery couldnt resume charging.  I again had to shut down the laptop and repeat the above steps of inserting battery after switching on the laptop without battery.  Only then the battery would resume charging. After this, I decided to allow the battery to charge to 100%. But, the charging remained stuck at 99% and could not fully charge the battery.  When I removed and reinserted the power cord, the same problem persisted of battery not resuming charging. Please help me with this problem.  I read on few forums about uninstalling microsoft ACPI which supposedly solves this issue.  However, ACPI returns back after I restart my laptop.I also tried switch... Read more

A:LENOVO Y500 BATTERY NOT CHARGING AFTER USING LENOVO'S BATTERY GAUGE CALIBRATION

 
 
ADMIN Edit - While the original post below is marked as the solution, because service will be required if the battery will no longer charge after performing a battery reset, I am adding a Lenovo update here to confirm.   Normal operation will allow the battery to relearn its capacity characteristics when using the battery reset function.  Typically this is not needed in normal use..   Batteries are equipped with a safety feature that will permanently disconnect them (like a fuse) if cell imbalance or an internal short is detected.   This tends to be statistically infrequent, but also normal, and would require a battery replacement.  (Batteries have a 1 year warranty).   This battery feature can also  produce similar results to what is being discussed in the thread, so it should first be considered by service.   This particular  forum discussion also involves a situation that could affect a limited number of systems, and could lead service to replace the system board during warranty.  
 
If your system experiences these symptoms, please contact service during the warranty period.
 
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dear iconoclast
 
Hi I also have the same exact problem as you.
One Key Recovery does not work.
Performing the battery gauge reset again won't work.
Let me just tell you that you ... Read more

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
 

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
 

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There is no display coming out of the screen however if i shine a light from behind the screen or connect to an external source, it works normaly (its a brand new screen). I was thinking the problem might be with the inverter. Not really sure what to do. Thanks in adavance

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Yoga 710 with no display.  You can see the screen lighten as if the backlight is working, but nothing else. Also, hooked up an external monitor through the HDMI port with success. The output on the external monitor looks fine.  I'm not sure if it's the entire lcd, or the lcd output from the mother board.  Motherboard (graphics section) seems to be putting out to the external HDMI port.  Thanks in advance for any help.

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Is there any way to permanently set this to ON?I am tired of always having to turn it on and realize that I like it ON all the time.  Any way to do this or a workaround since you dont have an option for it?

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I'm having a problem with my y40-70 laptop When my laptop is running on battery power the screen's backlight is off. It works fine when it's plugged in.  The computer is still running, I can remote connect to it, play music, etc. If I look super close, with shining a light on the screen. I can see the screen working. I have gone into power settings, and nothing there helps. Any suggestions?

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laptop works fine when plugged in but screen turns off when unplugged. Cannot see anything without shinning a flashlight on the screen.

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please help me to resolve the issue with my flex2 keyboard.

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Hi, there I have my new flex 2 - 14 for 2 days but can't figure out how to turn on keyboard backlight."Fn" + "Space" is not working for me.My model is Lenovo Flex 2 - 14 [59422561] (Can't find tech spec for my model =( ) Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo Flex 2 - 14 - Turn On Keyboard Backlight

I would like to know this too as I have just bought one to find out that only SOME models have the backlit keyboard but no-one is able to tell me which model actually has the backlit keyboard.

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Hi, I have just Recived a YOGA 710. From first time Keyboard backlight does not work. I have try to reinstall power mangement interface from Lenovo.com, energy setting, and energy saving, reinstall mouse and keyboard drivers...Factory reset, and enable/disable Hot keys neither works.Bur cap lock key has backlight, space bar  and Fn Keys work fine.And of course space bar has backlight symbol. Any idea?

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Hey everyone, unfortunately the keyboard backlight of my yoga 900 has stopped working and I cannot link the problem to any windows update or something. I have already checked the BIOS and Fn Keys are enabled.  Thanks in advance Kay

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My keyboard backlight doesn't go on and off automatically anymore depending on how light or how dark it is.  I have discovered this happens since i "upgraded" Lenove Settings to Lenove Vantage. I never gave it much thought because it worked always. Now that it is somehow gone i am experiencing how highly inconvenient this is in my work flow.  There isn't even an option anymore in Lenovo Vantage to enable automatic backlight... Why? I have never heard of 'upgrades' that actually demote an important every day function, and add an inconvenient annoyance.   Please tell me i am missing something, otherwise there is no excuse for this horrible 'upgrade'. Thanks.

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Hello, I have a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 with the following problem:The notebook does not start except when connected to an external power supply BUT the battery is working fine.When I unplug the notebook while it's running then it's still working as intended.If I turn it off or put it to sleep then again I am unable to turn it on until I plug it in again. Did anyone else encounter this problem and maybe got a solution for this?

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Hi All, Just got a new Yoga 370 with windows 10. I sometimes have the problem that the keyboard is not working. This happens quite allot when i am using the integrated keyboard. It is not happening when i use an external board. When it happens, i have to either wait, or to move the mouse a little bit with the trackpad (i usually only use the trackpoint) ant then in starts reacting again.  Quite annoying, as i use it to evaluate it for business, and i really like the device exept of this annoying problem.  Best regards and thanks for the help!  

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Hello
I bought Lenovo YOGA 500 in March 15, two weeks ago I downloaded driver easy and updated Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver after that my laptop stopped charging and I thought the charger isn't working, so I bought a new charger and I have been charging it for like 6 hours and it's still stuck in 2%
I tried to uninstall Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver and restar the system and still not working :<
I tried doing the trubleshooting but I coudn't find "Run as Administrator" and tried doing Command Prompt as admin but couldn't find any issue....
I tried everything on the internet but nothing is working <\3
I tought at the frist the problem was because of the charger but it makes none sense <\3
I'm realy afraid that my laptop will never work again, do I need a new one? or a new battery?
oh yeah I almost forgot when I click on the battery logo it doesn't give me how much it'll take, there's only "calculating"
 
Thank you for reading
 
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A:Yoga 600 - battery isn't charging

THE BATTERY DECREASED TO 1%!!!! <\3
WHAT SHOULD I DO?!

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Simple question but very troublesome. I cannot charge the laptop when the power is on, while the charging functions normally when the power is off. When the laptop is on, I could see the battery sign on next to the bettery indicator on the screen, but the amount just stays stagnant. Please help me with this issue. Thank you!

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I recently noticed that my battery was showing 10 percent when it had been plugged in all day. I plugged it in and it didnt seem like it was charging. I could see the laptop plugged in animation, but it was not charging. I woke up the next morning it was showing 96 percent, which at this point should be 100 percent.  I'm now noticing that it's just not charging.  Are there known issues? Regardless, this is totally unacceptable. 

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My battery is at 0% available, plugged in charging, but it never goes about 0%. I've tried resetting the battery gauge in Energy Manger 1.0.1.49 but that only runs for a few seconds and reports that the gauge reset is complete. I've also disabled the ACPI control in device manager then enabling it and the icon appears to be charging but only for a few seconds then stops. Having conservation mode on or off doesn't seem to make any difference. The latest BIOS is installed and I believe I have the latest version of Energy Manager. Anyone else having this problem?













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A:Yoga 2 Pro Battery not charging

I've experienced this a couple times on my new Yoga 2 as well. The first instance, it just started charging again after about an hour of use. The second time, I rebooted after about an hour of it being plugged in and not charging, and once I reached the desktop, the battery showed 43%, but still not charging.. So i guess it was actually charging the whole time without showing it?After about 2 days of ownership, I've decided to do a clean install of windows 8.1 followed by loading all the necessary drivers listed on lenovo's product page, and I can happily say this 0% plugged in not charging thing hasn't happened again.

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i have lenovo yoga 720 13" inch model, if i charge the battery lights indicator its still turned on even my device after fully charged. so can i charging my laptop overnight, and does my laptop have overcharge protection ??  

A:yoga 720 13" charging battery

Hi Ferry-indra,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Placing the laptop connected to the charger overnight with proper autosurge/ voltage regulator device is safe.
 
The battery itself have a special overcharger protection as described in the manual page 22:
"Battery charging does not start until the Power Meter shows that less than 95% of the total power remains; under this condition the battery pack can charge to 100% of its capacity. This protects the battery pack from being overcharged or from having a shortened life."
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi, just recently I've noticed that battery in my Yoga never goes above 90%. When I hower on the battery icon it says plugged in, charging, but no matter how long I keep it charging it's still 90%. I don't know if it can be related but I've updated to Windows 8.1I tried to reinstall power management software, drivers, reset battery gauge with lenovo sw but nothing helped. Any ideas?

A:Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi emx0r,thanks for posting. Based from your post there is a possibility that your machine may be set to optimised battery Life. What you can do is open up the Lenovo Energy Management and under battery ensure that it is set to Maximum Battery life.Hope this helps.Regards

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Hi all,  I have lost the automatic keyboard backlight setting on my X1 Yoga 20FQ. I now only have three options; off, low and high. This was after a clean install of Windows 10 x64. All known drivers have been installed from the Lenovo support pages. Searching previous forum posts suggest installing ThinkPad Settings Dependency however this has now been widthdrawn and replace by Lenovo System Interface Foundation which I have installed. anyone got any suggestions? Thanks inadvance. 

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Got my Lenove Yoga 900  week ago. Today it had the message on the battery icon in the task bar *plugged in, not charging." Please help before the battery drains out! Thanks.

A:Yoga 900 - Battery *Plugged in, not charging*

You need to have a look at the battery settings in the Lenovo utilities.  If you have the power setting set to maximise battery life (or similar), you may get that message when the battery is approximately halfway discharged.

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anyone else have this?  Just started last night after having the device for a few days.  As the battery is sealed up, I can't access it....











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A:Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

What is the charge level? If it is more than 60%, then the battery will start charging when battery level goes below 60%. This would be valid if the battery setting has been set to maximum lifespan in energy management. If optimize for runtime had been selected and it still doesnt charge or in the eatlier option below 60% it is not charging, then you would have to take laptop to support.




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Hello,
 
I seem to be having an intermittent "Not Charging" issue on my Lenovo Yoga 900.
 
It usually happens when it's fully charged and I unplug it for a few minutes and then plug it back in. If I let it drop below 93-95% it will usually say "Plugged in, charging" again.
 
Is this some sort of glitch, or a feature? I tried looking to see if I had the "conservation" setting on, and I do not.
 
I have a few days to take it back to the store if I need to. I'd really rather not send it in because we have problems with couriers dropping off packages that end up getting stolen because we live in an apartment with multiple locked doors, so they usually pitch it beside the door and run off and then someone else takes off with our stuff. Had it happen a couple of times with Amazon orders. (grr)
 
Thanks to anyone who can answer this!
 
 
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A:Yoga 900 - Battery plugged in, not charging.

Good day and welcome to the community.This is my experience with my Yoga 900 and Yoga 900S. This way the system isn't trying to constantly top off 1 or 2%, which is not good for the battery. By contrast, Conservation Mode will charge to ~60% and then stop. That has some benefits, also. Personally, I'm not using Conservation Mode, and so far I've not seen any negative effects on my batteries.
 
Hoipe this helps.Regards.

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I've combined several discussions into one because there are multiple cross-overs of symptoms.
 
After reviewing all the posts, I see there are two types of problems discussed:

Battery charging but only to a certain percentage
Battery intermittently charging

Several people have reported success with their limited battery percentage problem by following the solutions suggested by MarinM and Vladtech.
 
For the intermittent charging, several people have reported that sometimes the battery charges, sometimes it doesn't. I'd like to dig into these reports. I have a few questions I'd like to ask.

When does it charge, when does it not?
Are there any patterns to this?
Does swapping electrical outlets make a difference?
Does the USB 2.0 charging port appear loose?
Does the cable show any signs of damage?
Does the AC adapter show any signs of damage?
When a second device is plugged into the extra USB port on the AC Adapter, does this impact Y3P charging?
Are there any battery error messages?

Thank you for your help,
 
4/6/15 EDIT: Moved message for escalation purposes. Amy_Lenovo

A:Yoga 3 Pro Battery Charging Problems

Hi everyone, I have my lenovo yoga pro 3 less than a month, and now it is not charging anymore. When the power plugged in, it shows me like it is charging, but it stays on 29% (Using OKO Cared).If I take out the power, the precents are going down... What can I do?

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Hello everyone,About a week ago, I got an error message saying something like the battery cannot be identified (I'm trying to find a screenshot somewhere).Since that moment, the battery does not charge when the AC adapter is plugged in, while the battery is nearly full (>90%).I found this thread and it fits exactly to my problem: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-14-battery-quot-plugged-i... I understand that this behaviour might be a feature to improve the batteries lifespan, but I really want to get rid of that.The Lenovo Settings App offers the option to manually set the charging-threshold to 40-100%, but setting it to 100% or turning the feature off does not change anything.Another side effect is that the charging process does not begin until about 1 minute after the AC adapter is plugged in.I didn't knowingly change anything on the software configuration when the problem appeared, the said error message appeared while watching YouTube-videos. lg, couka

A:Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 - Not charging when battery ne...

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
I do not know a solution for your problem, but I want to suggest you some trial an error to see if it can be software related issue.
 
1) Check the Lenovo Settings and see if it asks you to update the System Interface Foundation drivers.
2) Check the support site and just in case check that you have the latest BIOS and the latest "Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 "
 
After that check the "Lenovo Settings" and give it a try turning on the option of "extended the battery life", set it to a 80% and give it some time for it to discharge. After that disable that feature to see if the battery charges back again.
 
Also on "Lenovo Settings", on the same "battery/power" page it has a "restablish" options, maybe you can also try that later.
 
Sorry that this is just some trial and error, but it is what it cames to my mind right now.
 
Regards

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Hi  I upgraded to Windows 10 and ever since then my laptop battery is not charging. I am a computer illiterate and travelling at the moment so can not even seek my IT departments help. The problem is that the battery shows 1% charge and when connected it to AC the laptop works well - as soon as I disconnected, it goes into hibernate. The symbol for AC connection does show so the laptop is detecting the charger. Along with this I keep on getting a battery calibration suggestion and says that I have not calibrated my battery in a long long time - although I do it every time it shows up. So I dont know what that is. Before the Windows 10 upgrade, my laptop on a 100% charge was giving me up to 6 hours of usage so I doubt there's anything wrong with the battery physically.  Would appreciate an experts advice on this. Please speak to me as you would to a 4 year old as like I said I'm completely computer illiterate!  Thanks & Regards

A:Yoga Pro 3 - Windows 10 - battery not charging

Dear AlqtedarS,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Kindly try to install the link below for the power Management,
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/4ab301af.exe
 
Thanks to use lenovo community.





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