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my t460s' second battery is at 47% and does not charge

Q: my t460s' second battery is at 47% and does not charge

my t460s' second battery is at 47% and does not charge. because of this i tried the battery guage reset tool:- there is a battery gauge reset tool and i was able to do it successfully on the main battery (that maxes at 98%).- i tried it reset the second battery that i have a problem with but it always returns "incomplete. unexpected error occured." I've been using the laptop with the same batteries since it was new. it has been 19 months. my battery warranty expired after the 1st year as per the warranty info page but i still have 3yr normal warranty. will this help me in any way to ask for support from lenovo?

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The T440s which I have, has one external and one internal battery.  the new T460s has only internal batteries.   I know that Macbooks only provide an internal battery which has a 1000 charge cycle lifespan and this has been confirmed by users.  Most of my PC laptops in the past that have external batteries have 250-300 charge cycle lifespan. I'm assuming the external battery on my T440s has about life span of about 300 charge cycles.  However I've seen it mentioned somewhere (not on the forums) that the T440s' internal battery fortunately has a battery lifespan similar to the 1000 charge cycles that Macbooks have. a) Does anyone know what the lifespan of the internal battery for the T440s is? Is it expected to provide 1000 cycles?b) Does anyone know what the lifespan of the two internal batteries on the T460s would be.  Can we expect 1000 charge cycles from each of those batteries? With these internal batteries, it's not as easy to replace them (I found the instruction on how to replace the internal battery on the T440s and there are a lot of steps to get to the battery). I would hope that Lenovo has improved significantly the quality of the internal batteries in terms of lifespan.  Especially when you're paying as much in some cases for a thinkpad as you would a macbook pro. thanks. 

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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I have a 12 GB i7 t440s. All functions are normal, dirvers and bios updated.The 24(Len 68 ) and also 48 ( Len 68+ )Wh batteries will both charge without trouble. I also have a fewof the  72 Wh (68+) odd that the 48 and 72 have the same reference (68+?) battery as well.PROBLEM: all 3 72Wh batteries will not charge on this device? they are fitting properly and proper spec for this laptop. The 72 is not charging although recognized in the Lenovo Diagnostics software -battery diagnostic?Machine Type Model: 20ARS1R703 Is this related to the Power supply? I think i am currently using a 65w Lenovo Original  with the flat yellow tip.What else can i try? I would really like these extended batteries to work. They are rated as a specified option for this T440s device.Both sizes are typ 68+ and they fit this generation of T440 models? Not recognized- 68+  72Wh :  These will not Recognize in the Laptop?Batt 1: FRU - 45N1737  Rating MIN. 6080mAh   ( 2013.12 SKU )Batt 2: FRU - 45N1738  Rating MIN. 6040mAh  ( 2014 08 SKU )Batt 3: FRU - 45N1737  Rating MIN. 6080mAh  ( 2013 .12 SKU ) Recognized 68+  48 Wh:   THESE CHARGE AND WORK FINE in the PCBatt 4: FRU - 45N1767Rating MIN 3930 mAh  ( 2017.03 SKU )Batt 5: FRU - 45N1735 Rating MIN 4100mAh  ( 2014.02 SKU ) Please help?   

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My Yoga 2 will no longer charge after I saw green and blue sparks from a crack in the charging cable. I was tried two replacement cables and therefore think there must be an internal problem. Is this fixable? I need it to run my business. Thank you.

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My Yoga 2 will no longer charge after I saw green and blue sparks from a crack in the charging cable. I was tried two replacement cables and therefore think there must be an internal problem. Is this fixable? I need it to run my business. Thank you.

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I have a T460s with 2 batteries per the attached status.  Battery 2 is discharged first, then battery 1. Issue: When battery 2 depletes, instead of switching over to battery 1, the laptop powers off without warning.  Just... POOF.  I have updated BIOS and am running Windows 10 Pro. BIOS is at N1CET58W 1.26 I have Lenovo Vantage loaded, but when I run it to check for updates, none of the 'System Update' buttons results in any action being taken.   I have done some searching but have not found any information on why the switchover from Battery 2 to Battery 1 would cause an instant power off. 


























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My family, myself are long time Lenovo Thinkpad T users.  I currently have a T 520.  It's fine as it always has been and quite pleased,  but I would now like something much lighter and it has developed a little glitch that doesn't seem reparable.  I will still keep it as a second, back-up laptop.  I just ordered the T460s that is to my liking and right in my price range (got the basic one new from Lenovo for under $800).   But to my dismay and amazement, I keep reading and hearing about lousy battery charge times ranging from 4 to 7 hrs when it is suppose to be at least 10 hrs.  And about all kinds of efforts and ways to increase it with apparently little success.   I have searched several times in this Thinkpad T forum (and elsewhere) on the latest, up to date info and experience regarding the battery and maximizing, extending battery life for the T460s.  I have not found anything beyond around 10/16/16.    As of 2/12/17, I am wondering what battery is now going into T460s, like the one being built for me.   Is it the same as always or something diferent, new, improved? Are T460s users still having the same problems and issues with the length of the battery charge? Has anyone found something, anything that really does maximize, improve or extend T460s battery life? Thanks, Randy   

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What can I do if my battery won't hold a charge or simply won't charge?
 
Thanks
Bill

A:Battery won't Charge or Battery won't Hold a Charge

Best thing to do is to first understand some of our battery technology - check out this document: HP Notebook PCs - Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technologyhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00596784  Then to test your battery follow the instructions in this document: HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04700771

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Hello fellow techies,
I have a situation with my Compaq Evo N600c battery or something in that directions, so I need possible solutions. My laptop needs to be plugged in at all times, which makes it frustrating because its a portable laptop. If it becomes unplugged the laptop will turn off within 10 seconds flat. I fear that this will, if it hasnt already done so, mess up my electric circuits among other components. Can any of you suggest or recommend options I can use to diagnose the situation. I would like to find out what the problem is, whether I should buy a new battery or some component or prong that I need to replace? Thanks for the feed back!

Linda
 

A:Battery will not charge or hold charge?!?!

Yup, sounds like a battery problem.

First, make sure the battery has a charge. Most laptop batteries have a button on them somewhere you can push that will give you the power level. Alternativly, there should be a utility in windows or the BIOS that will allow you to check the power level.

If the battery has no charge and isn't charging, then replace it with a known good one and see if it will charge up when the laptop is plugged in.

If the good battery won't charge up, then there is a problem with your motherboard.

If the battery has charge but won't power the system, then there is a problem with your motherboard too.

If this is the case, then the best you can do is contact the laptop manufacturer and get them to replace the motherboard.
 

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Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community!

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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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Just received a new Dell battery for my laptop.  The battery icon starts out at 100% and time remaining at about 3. 5 hours left, then within 1 minute the time remaining levels off to about 2 hours left.  The battery showing time remaining is jumping up and down.  I am only using the computer for the internet.  No CD or DVD or gaming.  At best I get 1.5 hours out of a charge.  Is this normal?  Or did Dell send me a bad battery?

Sincerely,

Lou

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I am dual booting Windows 10 and Linux (Ubuntu 17.10). I was on Windows 10 when I was updating my battery firmware using the Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Tool. It prompted me to update my battery and I confirmed and clicked next. Immediately, my screen turned black. I waited 10 minutes and then did a force shutdown on the computer by holding the power button. Now my battery won't charge. It is an official 55+ Lenovo battery and last week Ubuntu's acpi said that the battery was at 67% capacity and could run on battery for an hour and a half at full charge. Now all of a sudden, after the failed firmware update, my battery will not charge: whether the laptop is on in Windows 10, on in Ubuntu, or while the computer is turned off and plugged. When I do connect the AC cord the battery indicator blinks with a steady green, to a stready orange, to a rapid orange, and then off within a span of ~10 seconds. I have tried deleting the battery drivers on Windows and restarting and it does not work. I have also tried to update the battery firmware again using the Lenovo Update Firmware Tool but it repeatedly gives me the same error "The tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error." I have also updated to the latest BIOS to no avail.

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Ok this might be easy..it might not (COMPAQ M2105)

I ended up replacing my motherboard for a model with more features (SD readers blah blah).

I took it all apart and put it all back with the new board in...now when i go into windows (and even before while booting)...the orange lights would come on for a second...then beging to flicker

while in windows...it just will either not charge the battery..or flicker from AC to battery

i CAN power the unit on with the battery alone, and i CAN power the unit with the cord alone...

lastly, my old motherboard (which had a HD connector problem)...still WILL charge the battery...so i'm sure its not the battery...i don't think...

i also dont' think its the AC adapter since it is the same piece I used on both motherboards.....

what to do................
 

A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

It does sound like the "new" motherboard is bad unfortunately. How did you handle the "old" operating system restore to the "new" motherboard?
 

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I have had my y580 since September of 2012 and for the first time I performed a full battery gauge reset yesterday because I was noticing performance loss (as expected over long use of battery). Once my laptop fully discharged, at first it would not turn back on for about 5-10minutes before I pulled the battery and put it back in. From there, turned on the laptop, the battery charged to the maximum capcity and after that, the battery would no longer charge.Currently, I just have my charger plugged in without a battery. Did anyone else have similar problems? Help!

A:Battery will not charge after performing BATTERY GAUGE RESET y580

Hi Jhuang,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to hear that the battery is not getting charged after performing Battery Gauge reset in your Y580 Laptop, please change the mode from ?Optimized Battery Health? to ?Maximum Battery Life? in the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) installed in the computer when the Battery is inserted and let me know if the issue persists.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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 My G700 has had this issue recognizing its own OEM battery since I got it, and there is a long drawn out way of trying to resolve this, but the core problem I believe is that when the battery is Fully Drained it can't Self Identify as an OEM battery, so the laptop won't charge it.  Without charge, it will never get out of this state. Problem:  Battery not recognized correctly as OEM, so won't chargeFix:  Charge battery at least a little bit Yes, I know it won't charge, so how do you perform fix? Plug into power and take battery in and out 5-10 times, leave battery in and remove and replug power cord in side of laptop 5-10 times.  Then leave for 15 minutes, then boot normally. Battery will now be recognized!  Why because you managed to get just enough juice in there while trying to identify the battery 10x or so, for the battery to be able to successfully identify itself when you did start it up. This is a HACK fix, but way better than uninstalling, reinstalling power software, BIOS software and device drivers a number of times (which does not work all that well, I have found). Hope this helps you, let me know! OHHH, and keep your battery charged at least a little to prevent this from happening, and turn power off when not using.  I am not sure if this is just some faulty batteries or all batteries, let me know if other batteries behave better than mine. Best,Mark Eckdahl

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Hello.
I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.

This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest  2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
i would love to get this problem solved. I'm using a PA-12 family adapt... Read more

A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
                   --> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
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Hie

My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help
 

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?
 

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HP g6-1b60us Notebook PCHere is the situation and symptoms. Battery not charging. Battery icon indicates battery being charged, but it sits at 5%. Have bought a replacement HP battery and that battery will not charge also (it sits at 50%, which I assume is the initial charge it came with). Run the HP Support Assistant and both batteries fail the test saying that cell 4 is bad (cells 1 to 3 have charge, but cell 4 has a 0 reading, even in the new battery). (Is there a problem accessing/charging cell 4?)When the battery is installed and the AC adaptor is unplugged, and the laptop is turned off, the battery charge LED shows a white LED (red/amber indicates that it is charging the battery); now the only time the LED goes out is when the battery is physically removed. Before the problem began, the battery charge LED would be off when the battery was installed and the charger was not being used. Now the battery charge LED goes off only when the battery is physically removed.What I have tried:Cleaned the contacts.Bought a new HP battery.Tried the complete discharge method of turning the laptop off, removing the power cord and battery and holding the power on key for over 30 seconds.Have done safe restarts.Reset to HP recommended settings.Suggestions/recommendations?

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My battery all of a sudden won't charge. The computer works with remaining battery (when AC is not plugged in). The computer works with the battery removed when plugged in. But if battery is in and the computer is plugged into the outlet, it does not charge the battery, nor does it recognize that it is plugged in. It only tries to run on the remaining battery. WHen the battery is in and the computer is using the AC adapter, I get a blinking white light next to the plug for the AC adapter. I have two separate batteries, and it is doing the same thing on both batteries. I have tried deleting the  Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and the Microsoft AC Adapter in the Device Manager section. It didn't fix my problem. I also used HP Support Assistant's HP Battery Check diagnostic tool. It says my "battery is functioning correctly, but the AC adapter is not attached. To completely test your battery, please attache the AC Adapter." The strange thing is, my AC adapter is plugged in, but the computer thinks it is not attached. So it is not recognizing my AC adapter when the battery is in. But does recognize and use the AC adapter when the battery is removed.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a fix? Thank you!

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User comes in my office and lost the battery clip. The clip you use to release the battery. When i use a pen to open the clip i can eject the battery and reseat it, but the laptop will not boot from the battery and will not charge the battery. Is there a way to make the laptop know the battery is present without the lock clip? and how does this clip work? I think this notebook can work fine the next couple of years. Or is anybody has a battery clip for the hp probook 6550b, i will be pleased if you can send it to me, i will pay for the stamps ofcourse.   

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Toshiba Satellite: So after 2 new battery's were installed, only flashing light, will not charge, will not even turn on. When I install the old battery it come on.

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Hi Guys,

I have replaced the battery of my laptop after using it on AC supply for about year after my old battery died.

I get this error message.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined
Battery may not charge.
This problem might be solved by:
Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher."

But I am using a 65W Dell Adapter that I got with my laptop.
BTW, I tried the steps for disc AC >> Start>>Uninstall MS ACPI >> Insert battery>> Restart. This process did not yield any favorable results.

Please help!!!
Thanks,
Nitin

A:Replaced battery on laptop, Battery not taking charge.

If you take the battery out and just use the adapter, will the laptop boot up without errors?

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Hi,
When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

Thanks,
C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.
Zax

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I'm looking at buying a T460s or T460p. I looked at the T460s hardware manual, and it seems like the batteries are not user-replaceable. Is this correct? If the battery life is not long enough for my requirements, I would want to carry around spare batteries. If the battery is not replaceble on the road, how about when the battery reaches end of life (after 2-3 years). Is it possible to replace simply by ordering a new one from the website? Also, can anyone from Lenovo tell me why the T460p and T460 are not available on the Japanese Lenovo website? Since Lenovo USA does not ship outside of USA and I am located in Japan, it seems that I am stuck with ordering from whatever selection is available in Japan, and they do not have either the T460 to T460p on their website.

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I've seen in another forum post that the battery is replaceable... Is there any manual that explains how to replace it  and which battery models are allowed? Thank you very much.

A:Battery dying in my T460s

Hi, You can see any information regarding your batteries by doing the following: type:  "CMD" in "type here to search" bar in windows 10Then right click on it and run as administratorThen copy and paste the following line:powercfg /batteryreport /output c:\Energy_Report.html  This will generate a Battery report in your c:\  folder, something like this:  You will get the model, and serial number of your batteries and also the design capacity and the full charge capacity, this way you will be able to see how much life is remining in your battery. And regarding the way to replace the battery, all you need is to remove some screws to have access to your battery. you can find some good tutorials in youtube. Any comment or doubt please let me know Regards!

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Hi, ..... I am new here, please bear with me.  My battery stopped charging, so tried new lead, didnt work, tried new battery, didnt work... did the take the battery out disconnect AC, hold button down for 30secs trick.... didnt work....   LED lights were both white to begin with but after re- booting  I now have a solid orange battery  light. Laptop doesnt start if I take the battery out and just use AC, but I read somewhere that some Lenovos do that..... so .... any ideas as to what might be going on? I have read a lot of posts about possible solutions but no luck, so here I am, thanks in advance Elaine

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Battery 2 on my T460S will no longer charge. I have tried battery guage resets, physically disconnecting, disabling in the BIOS etc. So I think the next step is to get a new battery. However when I search for replacement batteries there are 4 options and I don't see a way to detremine which ones I need. Model: 20F9CTO1WW Batteries: 01AV406, 01AV405, 00HW023, 00HW022

A:How to determine the correct battery for my T460S

All batteries in your list are compatible with T460s, they differ by manufacturer and capacity (a bit)

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Thank you to everyone who commented on battery life. After testing several T460s systems, we isolated a fingerprint reader driver that was excessively draining battery life. The version of this driver is 5.0.62.30. The latest driver ? 5.0.88.04 ? will address this issue and improve battery life.
 
To update your drivers, you can follow the steps below:
 
For Windows 10:
Hit Start
Select All Apps
Select Lenovo Companion
Click in the upper-left hand corner and select ?System Update?
 
You can also find the new driver at the link below.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS105408
 
We sincerely appreciate your business and passion. We are closely monitoring our forums to identify opportunities to continue to meet your needs and we look forward to exceeding your expectations.
 
Sincerely,
 
ThinkPad Product Marketing

A:Improving battery life on T460s

My battery drops from 100% to 93% within 20 minutes. Is this normal? I am using the lenovo optimised power plan. Screen brightness is at 40% and doing nothing else other than surfing on google chrome.  My configuration is a i7-6600u, FHD IPS non-touch, 512gb PCIe ssd and 8gb ram. 

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Hello, so I'm in Egypt and my T460s is still in warranty. I sent it to the support center here in Alexandria, Arab Computers so that I could order a replacement battery for my 01AV406 internal battery. After a week they replied telling me that the battery is not available. Currently I'm not sure what to do, I can't order the battery online from the Egypt Lenovo website. What am I supposed to do to get a replacement battery for my T460s?

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I have had my T460s for about a month now. The battery life has been bad, but that's not my issue here. The issue is that one of my batteries is now at 87% maximum capacity: Battery 0: design capacity 1813 mAh, last full capacity 1787 mAh = 98%Battery 1: design capacity 2032 mAh, last full capacity 1786 mAh = 87% Is this enough to complain to customer service? It actually even went down from 88% since one day ago.

A:New T460s: battery at 87% maximum life already

Where are you getting these readings for the Design Capacity? The battery capacities are:
 
Main: 23.54 Wh
Secondary: 26.33 Wh
 
Those numbers do not change. Have you tried to do a Battery guage reset?

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Hello,I have a user here who has a T460s laptop who's batteries are no longer holding a sufficient charge. Pretty sure the laptop has 2 (internal) batteries. When the use takes the laptop out of the office, it's losing power afterabout an hour, maybe an hour and a half. After an hour, I was able to open a chat session with a tech, who said if we clicked on the battery icon down in the sys.tray, there'd be an indicator if the battery/batteries were bad. However, we did that and there is no such indicator oralert. Clicking on the same batttery icon and then clicking on Battery Settings, there are no notifications posted in the windowthat opens giving any indication of any issues with the batteries. Despite that, the batteries no longer retain the charge they once did. Is there any onboard diagnostic that can be run to determine which, or both batteries are bad?  Or any other locationwhere there might be helpI need to weigh the cost of replacing the batteries vs. having the user get a new laptop. Thanks very much! Jim

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Hello Community! Specs: T460s bought 10/2016 was working flawless until nowUpdates: Windows 10 updated                 BIOS Updated (1.31) and downgraded again (1.30)                 Lenovo Software: updated                 Latest Power Management Firmware Issue: Auxiliary Battery Shown as "poor condition" not charging - shown as charging 0% ( Battery Reset Fails )           Main Battery "good" -  shown as "not charging" even < 20% Capacity Batterys:Main: 96 Cycles, 11.40V, has 20 Wh, expected 23 Wh, "not charging" -> in fact is charging when other battery disabledAux: 163 Cycles, 11.98V, has 3Wh, expected 26 Wh, 0%, "charging" -> does nothing  Trys:Disable Faulty Battery: showing main battery as "not charging" but in fact it is charging.Reset Aux battery: Not workingBIOS --> Power --> Disable Battterys --> Restart: Not helpingBIOS Downgrade 1.31--> 1.30: Not helping Does anyone have those issues as well?Any Ideas? Thanks and kind regards!       

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I have seen the classic ThinkPad battery indicator on the T460s in photos on Windows 10, but I can't seem to figure out how to add it.Fresh install of Win10 64Power management driver installedHotkey Features Integration driver installedThinkPad Settings Dependency for Windows installedAll updates in System Update installed except for ShareIt and Lenovo Solution CenterAm I missing a driver, software, or a setting in Windows somewhere?I remember on my old ThinkPad the Power Management software would show up in "add/remove programs", but I don't see anything related to power here. There also aren't any ThinkPad power profiles installed.Any help would be great! Thanks.

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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 show "filling in" for few seconds then stoped i.e no filling in process. Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid


























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In my T460s there are 2 internal batteries.When working on 2 full batteries I get sudden death - just like unpluging battery - every time when forst one is 0% and it swiches over to other battery.After turning device on again it works normally from second battery. Looks like the swiching is faulty. What can I do about this? Can it be solved throug software settings or it is physical issue.

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So I got my T460s a week ago. It was preloaded with Windows 7, where one could set the battery into conservation mode.This left the battery at a 50-60% charge when the computer is plugged in for long periods of time.In Windows 10 I can't find this option. I do have Lenovo Settings installed, but under battery there is no option to enable conservation mode. So how can I enable battery conservation mode?

A:Battery conservation mode in Windows 10 [T460s]?

Really? No one?

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T660s with current lenovo and woindows updates freezes fairly requently when running on battery but stable when plugged in,. Do I need to have it repaired (it's under warranty.)

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Does anybody know if it's a good idea to replace the rear 26Wh battery (01AV406) with the 24Wh front battery (00HW022)?! I need to change the rear battery of my T460s after almost 2 years and Lenovo is out-of-stock for the rear batteries or possible replacements. However, the website does show 00HW022 as available.

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Hi Community, I need some advice. I currently have an aging T460s w/ a 1TB SATA SSD in it. I'd like to upgrade to NVMe. My number one concern is battery life. I need to squeeze as much battery life as I can from the system since I'm a very mobile / remote worker. My understanding is that OEM SSDs provide worse performance but better battery on these laptops. AFAIK, the stock OEM that shipped w/ the T460s was the Samsung PM961 which according to the latest benchmarks I can find should also provide the best battery life. I recently found a great deal on a SM961 1TB. Does anyone know if this was OEM shipped with any Lenovos? I'd like to be able to update the drivers on it. Additionally, the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro looks to be decent with power consumption as well. Does anyone know if it might be better (from a battery life perspective, not performance) than the SM961?  Thanks in advance!-Ryan

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I have a very annoying problem with my T460s running Ubuntu 17.10 (and 17.04 before that). The system has two batteries and most of the time one of them is fully drained before the other one is used.For some reason the power manager does not comprehend this and as a result the system performes an emergency shutdown the second one battery hits 0... While the other one was at 88% charge. Since the Ubuntu community seems unable or unwilling to fix this I'm hoping that Lenovo or its community can provide some help. Otherwise we as a company are basically forced to switch back to Dell :-/ Best regards Christoph Grimmer-Dietrich

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Hi all, Quick question on battery replacements.. I have a T460s whose second battery recently showed it was having issues (on 46% of max charge available). I thought replacing the battery would be trivial but this is proving an exercise in futility. For reference the laptop type is: 20F9The battery in question is FRU: 01AV406 When I check this battery against the replacements site (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup), it indicates that the battery is out of stock. It also indicates that there are a few replacement options, 01AV407, 01AV408, 01AV405. All of which are also not in stock. After chatting with support on this issue, I was advised to call the parts department a partner - Encompass. Unfortunately, their department closes at 3pm PST which is pretty annoying. However when I search for the part (01AV406) on their website (https://lenovo.encompass.com), I'm left with an additional alternative 01AV462 (also out of stock but at least in stock 1/29). My question is, which of these sites to believe or are these all compatible? I find this a little absurd that this information is so unclear and annoying that Lenovo can't keep anything in stock.Double all that since I want to replace my primary battery as well (which will be back in stock on 3/10/19). Insert eye roll here. Any advice anyone can shed here would be apprciated or any other tips for getting these batteries replaced.












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A:T460s - Replacement Battery Questions - Out of stock

I would believe them on compatibility, but expected ship dates are always less reliable.  I always think that I only believe ship dates after parts actually ship.  My doubling ship dates is for all vendors, not just this one.

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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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