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ThinkPad T460s Battery Issues after BIOS Upgrade

Q: ThinkPad T460s Battery Issues after BIOS Upgrade

After upgrading the BIOS, I am having an issue with my battery. I finally got around to troubleshooting an outstanding issue with my RAM (It was maxing out at 10 of my 20gb of RAM), I found that updating my BIOS resolved the issue. I purchased the laptop in May 2016, and this was the first time I had updated my BIOS. I used Lenovo Solution Center / Vantage to run the updates. I updated my BIOS to N1CET68W (6/20/18). While troubleshooting I ran battery report, and I don't think it is a coincidence that the date I updated the BIOS on is also the date at which one of my batteries stopped working - Attached with a line drawn for when I updated the BIOS. My battery now caps out at 62%. Battery 1: 68% and charging. Battery 2: 0%. Battery 2 will not charge any more. Battery 1: 00HW022, Sanyo. Design Capacity: 23510 mWh, full charge capacity: 17840mWh (Acceptable degradation for 2 year old battery)Battery 2: 01AV406, SMP. Design Capacity: 26060 mWh, full charge capacity: 1770mWh (Significant drop-off once BIOS updated). I have already performed laptop surgery and made sure both batteries are connected. Unplugged both of them, and hard reset my laptop (holding power button for ~2 minutes with batteries out). I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, and then updating them. Windows 10 x64.

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Preferred Solution: ThinkPad T460s Battery Issues after BIOS Upgrade

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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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I have regret updating my ThinkPad P1 to BIOS 1.18, now the FN hot keys don't all work. Especially FN + F4,  F7-F12. Since I have unplugged, the power seems to be draining very fast. I have used the dGPU disable-enable trick in Device Manager to no avail. Did anyone else on P1/X1E experienced this same issue?

A:BIOS 1.18 issues on ThinkPad P1, disabled hotkeys and heavy battery drain

Did fn-lock disengage?

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Hello I just purchased the T460s with all the lovely specs and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the Video card at all? I don't thing the Intel 520 could handle my light gaming but it would be nice to know that I have a chance to upgrade it if I need to. 

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Hello everybody, I purchased a some time ago a Thinkpad T460s laptop, which had a fried motherboard. "No problem" I thought and sent the machine to a non-Lenovo-authorized repair service. Few days ago I got the laptop back with a new working motherboard. However, not all was such smooth sailing. I installed Windows 8.1 to the laptop and noticed these issues: The BIOS would give me error codes 2200 and 2201, regarding a lack of serial number, machine type and UUIDSecure Boot doesn't activate Windows I think I can resolve the activation issue by just getting a new key and injecting it to the BIOS. However, I'd like to remove the BIOS errors as well. Is there anything I can do to fix these issues on my own? The machine doesn't have any warranty left, so I guess that bringing the machine to a Lenovo-approved service facility would cost a ton of money (which I don't currrently have).  I have tried running AMIDEWIN utility (only got an SMBIOS error from it), the UEFI version of it threw me an incompatibility error If needed, I can pay a little to the chap who can help me out Cheers-S

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Has anyone experience fan running at full speed after updating BIOS to newest version 1.30? According to changelog a fan issues should be fixed but from my experience they got worse - much worse. Previously full-speed-fan issue was happening once a month, now after each suspend it spins at full speed. Also suspending/resuming doesn't help like it used to. This is a bit clowny. Using loudy laptop is not very convinient. I'm using Linux btw, if that makes any difference. I've seen reports of similar problem on X270 too (on appropriate  sub-forum).

A:ThinkPad T460s, BIOS 1.30, "fan fix" actually worsen things

It seems that ACPI temperature rading stuck at 48 degrees: temp1:        +48.0C Reading from other board sensors reports temperature ~30 degrees: Core 0:        +30.0C  (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)Core 1:        +29.0C  (high = +100.0C, crit = +100.0C)

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Hello!Installation of BIOS updates (1.37 and 1.39) fail with the following error:...BIOS is updated successfully.OpenService failed! Error = 1060 OpenService failed! Error = 1060 Intallation run via SCCM 2012 in silent mode (WINUPTP64.EXE -s ). OS: Windows 10 64-bit.Actually, the BIOS appears updated, but installation returned error code 1. So the questions: What does this error mean? Can it be ignored or not?





Best regards,Artem Shaturskyi

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I have set Trackpad to disabled in BIOS menu. This does not completely disable the Trackpad.The clickpad is disabled but I can still move my cursor with the Trackpad and tap to click.I want to completely disable the Trackpad. Thinkpad T460s - BIOS Update Version 1.22 - Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop

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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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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 P961 which according to the latest benchmarks I can find should also provide the best battery life. This has recently dropped in price to where it is now quite reasonable. Is this information accurate or am I better off going with a retail model? I'm also a Bitlocker user and would LOVE to utilize the hardware encryption feature which (while some information has been conflicting) requires OPAL which is disabled on some SSDs by Lenovo? Can anyone shed some light on hardware encyption w/ the P961 and or provide any additional information that may help me make a more informed decision? I also noticed the PN on Lenovo's store (4XB0N10301). Does anyone know if this is the PM961? Thanks in advance!-Ryan

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In my 2/12 post about maximizing T460s battery life, I mentioned ordering a basic T460s with 4 GB memory, 128 GB SSD since it?s less expensive for me to upgrade memory and SSD.    The objective is to have the upgraded SSD and Memory, and the settings, formula for extending battery life all together so that the moment the new T460s arrives everything can be put into it. That is the reason for posting about the latest and greatest for maximizing T460s battery life. For upgrading the SSD, my research has led to the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB.  Will a T460s take it.  Can it just be put in or does anything else need to be done regarding bios or drivers. For memory, it?s adding 8 GB.   But it?s not clear from my research what is the best, preferred memory, and what can a T460s take.  What?s recommended or do you suggest? Thanks for any SSD, memory or battery life ideas or suggestions for the T460s. Randy   

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I've been trying to contact Taiwan Lenovo's warranty registration team that sometime in the second week of June, someone suddenly placed a "Loaner Machine" warranty upgrade on my Thinkpad T460s (Upgrade type P2L) without my authorization. The description of the P2L upgrade is"This product is entitled to loaner machine support for up to 1 year in which actual support duration follows machine's base warranty. Loaner machine is available for customer with repair service exceed 3 business days turnaround time. This service is limited to in-warranty service claim and exclude out of warranty, customer induced damage or machine DOA. Any damage to the loaner machine will be charged to the customer." The laptop was purchased in March, so I was not happy about this mysterious upgrade that suddenly appears 2.5 months later. In fact, I can isolate its sudden appearance to be between 6/3 to 6/9.Additionally, this upgrade has been preventing my ability to purchase a warranty extension on Taiwan Lenovo's website.I contacted Lenovo Taiwan about this, and they said that this is a special favor for all Lenovo Taiwan customers starting from the beginning of the year. However, a friend of mine has a Thinkpad purchased from Lenovo Taiwan in February, and it doesn't have this mysterious upgrade that appears out of no where.In any case, Taiwan Lenovo refuses to remove this upgrade, saying that I could call them if I want to purchase warranty extensions. But I would prefer to purchase warr... Read more

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in my previous post i said i forgot the BIOS password for my t460s and i couldn't even log into it. I want to upgrade the ram and I know how to but I'm concern that after i do that and the system starts; it detects a new hw installed and asks me for the BIOS password to continue. I would be stuck forever. So do you guys know if BIOS password is asked whenever there is a HW change specifically on a t460s or something similar?

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Problem:After updating to the latest BIOS firmware (1.26), I found that my T460s would hang at the red Lenovo splash screen when starting up whilst placed in my ThinkPad Pro 90W Dock (the dock was on the latest firmware (2.33)).  The spinning circle of dots would never appear.If I took the laptop off the dock and started it, there was no problem.If I removed the single USB cable from the back of the dock (which fed the USB ports on my Dell monitor), there was no problem.If the laptop was just asleep (rather than completely off), and I woke it up on the dock, there was no problem.The problem only arose when the laptop was on the dock, with the USB cable plugged in, being started from a complete shutdown. Notes:I have had this laptop going on a year now using the exact setup with no issueI also have a T440 work laptop that I use on the exact same setup and it has no issues (BIOS version 2.41)Just in case, I completely wiped my hard drive and installed a fresh version of Windows 10 (on the T460s).  The problem persisted.Steps taken to dianose the issue:I rolled back the BIOS, first to v1.22 (which I believe is the earliest version I could role back to).This was challenging.  For those interested, I had to extract the BIOS image from the Lenovo ISO using ISOBuster, then create a bootable USB to flash the image using Rufus USB tool.  Lenovo didn't make it easy!All the above problems disappeared.I then tried both v1.24 and 1.25 - both of these had the same ... Read more

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Hi Lenovo Devs,Coud you please update the BIOS?! I'm a developer. I need the combinations so muchs. I can not do much if they're miss.I googled so much and also researched on this forum of leveno. But not found any useful information. Lastest BIOS 1.42 on ThinkPad T460s did not support them.P/S: I checked that X1 Cardbon supported them. Thus, I think that it's not so difficult for copy.Please!

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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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I have a Thinkpad T60 Type 2007. Unfortunately my battery no longer works. When I try and update the BIOS using the 'BIOS update utility' version 2.23 an error message appears telling me that I cannot proceed with the BIOS update as my battery is not fully charged (which I am obviously aware of). Is there a way of initiating the BIOS update without a fully charged battery? Any help will be greatly appreciated. APL

A:Updating BIOS on Thinkpad T60 - no battery

Hello, unfortunately there is no normal way to update without a full charged battery.  

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The IBM Thinkpad won't let me flash the Bios without a fully charged batteyr. My battery has completely went to crap so i always have to plug it in. Ive been having some bad on and off memory dump blue screen problems and see that my Bios is way outta date. I want to know how I can flash it without having it run off of a battery, but while having it plugged in. any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:How do I update BIOS on my ThinkPad with a dead Battery?

I have an about 3 y/o ThinkPad. It has been few times that I have called support center in my country and recieved professional help without any cost, despite they said in the machine voice that "any support after 30 of perchase will be charged"; they are nice when you have a short question like this.

Try them; call your local IBM or Lenovo support center!

Good luck,
R Jade
 

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Hi, i have a question, is it possible to update bios without battery?? I don't have a battery but i need to flash bios with new version cause i want to install Windows 2000, and with new version of the bios he's fully supported. Is there any metod to do it without battery?

A:How to update BIOS without battery? ThinkPad 380E

Welcome to the forum! You can't update the BIOS without the battery. Find one that holds at least 5% charge and you'll be all set.  Hope this helps.

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So...2 years ago my battery died and since then i've been using it without a battery Recently i tried to update it to the latest version (1.52)I used the Bios update utility, but it required battery and it wouldn't let me update it I also tried to use the Bootable CD iso but i couldn't boot to it It just couldn't(but im assuming this will require a battery too) Right now im stuck with the version (1.33) Is there a way i can update is?...I can't afford a batteryAnd the new version has bugs fixed and stuff

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Hello. I just have bought reselled Lenovo ThinkPad X240. I want to buy new battery for it, but I don't know if there is any battery whitelist in BIOS for this model. Because I want to buy non Lenovo battery. I tried searching online but I was able to find info only about X230 and T430. Have anyone tried non Lenovo battery in ThinkPad X240 yet? Did Lenovo allowed non genuine batteries after some BIOS update?

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Hallo, I have a problem with my 3 yo X230 where the battery is fast empty, only 20 minutes from full charging although I only open 1 program (Excel/word/etc.). Should I change the battery ? In lenovoquickpick.com, the battery seems for type X230T (Part number: 0A36317). Can it be used for X230 ? From the picture shown in web, it is different from the battery installed in my laptop (4 cells). Now I am in Germany and quit difficult to find Lenovo people who can speak English well. Thank you

A:Thinkpad X230 Battery issues

Hello and welcomex230 and x230t batteries are incompatible. Only slice battey is (FRU 45N1035 in the list below).The batteries for x230 and their service p/n (FRU) are listed in the fru_bom file on the support site:45N1019 - SANYO Dasher 4cell45N1025 - LGC Dasher 6cell45N1029 - LGC Dasher 9cell45N1031 - SANYO Dasher 6cell-3yrs45N1172 - Panasonic Dasher 6cell45N1175 - Panasonic Dasher 9cell45N1709 - Panasonic Dasher 4c/2.045N1710 - Panasonic Dasher 6c/2.9 3yr45N1035 - Sony Dasher slice 6cellIf the OS on your laptop is win7 and Lenovo Power mangement is installed, you can check out the number of charging/discharging cycle count. Or use powercfg command for win8/10. It might tell something about battery healthy.

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I upgraded my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 from 4GB to 8GB RAM a while ago. The new memory seems to work without a problem, but the battery has started acting up.

Sometimes the laptop won't start unless the charger is plugged in, even though the battery monitor says 98% full after starting. If the charger is pulled off after this, the laptop shuts down instantly.

Sometimes the computer does start without the charger plugged in, but it might randomly shutdown at some point, again instantly as if the battery had been removed while running.

Could this be somehow caused by the RAM upgrade? Or is it more likely the battery or the connection between the battery and the laptop is broken?

Specs:
Lenovo T410
Windows 7 / Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot
Intel i7 M620
Intel Ironlake Mobile graphics
8 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
 

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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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Hi I own a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 i5 180GB laptop/2-in-1. Sometimes, the CPU fan will just turn off completely, especially when the CPU is under heavy load. I am a content creator, and I use this computer for the bulk of my encoding jobs. Sometimes, when I am rendering or encoding, or even just scripting. Also, the battery is only charging to 41480 mWh instead of the designed 47060. What is happening? i have owned this for 1.5 years. 

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I have a ThinkPad P1 of model 20MD and am experiencing an issue where the laptop is working too slow on battery mode. The ProblemThe thermal and power limit seems to be the same regardless of whether:Intel (R) SpeedStep technology [Enabled]Mode for BatteryandAdaptive Thermal ManagementScheme for Batteryare set to [Maximum Performance] or [Battery Optimized] . Expected ResultsBeing a mobile workstation, it is unacceptable to have a 60 C thermal limit or ~30 W power limit. It also does not make sense these two settings do nothing at all. These two settings are supposed to set conservative/power-saving limits when [Battery Optimized] is chosen. When [Maximum Performance] is chosen, the laptop is supposed to function at a power that is close to being plugged. RemarksThis problem exists on all version of BIOS since the product is launched. Updating to the latest BIOS (1.15) does not help by much. I believe this is either an software bug in the BIOS or two untested features in the BIOS.

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 Hi Tech teams, i have purchased new T470 but  not clear about battery backup. As per lenovo  home site(T470 gives you greater flexibility and up to 18 hours of power on a single charge. ) but now iam getting 9hours (3+3).do i need upgrade the battery for 18hours (if yes could you please suggest the battery number and link to purchase India)and can you please provide me link for 16 gb ram upgrade India I really appreciate any help you can provideThinkpad T470 i7 16GB RAM - Win 10 Pro - 256GB SSDMODEL:  20HEA02EIG 

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Hi,I have a Thinkpad L450 with AMD graphics. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 and it has lost its battery life. Earlier in Windows 8.1 it used to give me 7 hours of working. Now it lasts only for 4 hours. Not sure why this happens or what I should change to improve this.Anybody else facing this?If there's anything I can do to improve battery life, kindly give me suggestions. Thanks in advance.

A:Thinkpad L450 battery life issues after Windows 10...

Hi GhostDragon,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Install the desktop power management with the link here, hope it helps.
 
Please keep us posted with the results.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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Hi.  I bought this laptop just over a year ago and have generally had good experience with it.  My only issue has been with the battery.  When I first started using it, the battery would last about 10 hours which became 4 hours a few months later.  I decided to buy a new battery (thinking it was a faulty battery), and it did the same thing.  I got in touch with Lenovo tech while it was still under warranty, and they tried a few things on my laptop (remotely) but couldn't resolve the issue.  Now I have two batteries that last just about 3-4 hours on full charge.  It is really frustrating since one of the major selling points for me was the advertised battery life. If anyone has any experience or expertise with this, and can help in any way... please DO   I would like to know if there's anything I can do to diagnose the issue and/or fix it? Thanks/Sam

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Hello, hoping someone recognzies these symptoms and can suggest a wise course of action.  During this past weekend, I used Lenovo Update to install latest updates, didn't do much else with the computer that day.  After leaving overnight there were issues.>  The power button LED flashes at about 2hz whenever the power cable is plugged in.  The orange LED by the power cable will also flash, but not at the same rate (flashed on for about 100ms once every 2s)>  Windows does not indicate that power is plugged in.>  Runs normally with battery unplugged and power plugged in (windows shows battery not present)>  Tried 3 different power cables, tried resetting with battery and coin cell battery removed.>  Battery voltage is 14.3 volts

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Hi All!Till a couple of days ago, my X280 provided me around 8:30 - 9:00 of battery life, with no efforts at all.After a BIOS update I received, it droped to half of that with no changes on my side.Is anyone experiencing the same?Any way I can revert the situation?Thanks in advance.RM 

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Hi All!Till a couple of days ago, my X280 provided me around 8:30 - 9:00 of battery life, with no efforts at all.After a BIOS update I received, it droped to half of that with no changes on my side.Is anyone experiencing the same?Any way I can revert the situation?Thanks in advance.RM 

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Hi (my first post here), I observe severe performance issues when using my X1 Tablet (20GGCT01WW, 1.gen) in battery mode on Windows 10. Everything becomes so slow that it is hardly usable. Pluggin in the power supply and the tablet works fine again.I installed the Lenovo Power Management Driver form the lenovo webpage and tried to change the "power plan" on windows. However, the is no way, it seems, to prevent the cpu/gfx to be down clocked in battery mode?When clicking on the power-icon in the task bar, there is a ""power mode"-slider to increase the performance in battery mode. However, this also has almost no effect. There is no such problem when using the tablet on Linux, so it is not a bios thing. And the battery runtime with linux is only a little less than on windows.  The drop in performance is extremely annoying on windows and I find the x1 tablet hardly usable at all with windows in battery mode. So, any idea or help from anybody how to keep the maximum performance when when power is unplugged and only using the battery on windows 10?  I mean, what does it help to have a longer run time when you hardly can work during that time? Any help is much appreciated,nexus 

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Good afternoon all,

I have been in the process of making my laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad T410, a much better device to use. While I've been having HDD issues, my main issue right now is the battery that I had purchased. With the IBM Power Manager software, the battery is listed as a Sanyo 42T4710. It is a 9 cell battery and I will provide any other information you need.

When I had first purchased the device, after charging for awhile the battery icon on the laptop would begin to flash amber. It will not charge to 100%, and usually stops at 96%. With the battery manager, the charge threshold is set to "Always Full Charge (Start when below 96% and end at 100%). I tried to run the battery gauge reset option, however the laptop permanently stayed at 96% and never discharged lower than that.

Are there any recommendations that you can make for what I should do with the battery?

Thanks!

A:Lenovo Thinkpad T410: Bought a different battery, issues reporting %

Does it charge to 100 when laptop is shutdown?

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I recently had to replace my CMOS battery and my system was screwed up such that the laptop doesnt recognize my ultrabay devices. I checked the BIOS and it is version 1. According to IBM I should be using 1.22. I followed all the steps listed at the IBM site, but the computer fails to upgrade. Any ideas???? Thanks
 

A:thinkpad 600 BIOS upgrade problem

If I remember right, you must download the file from IBM and run the file - by running the file it will create a boot disk, so you'll need a blank floppy disk. Once the disk is done reboot the computer and leave the disk in - it should boot from the disk and then you just need to carefully read the instructions and follow the steps. If the computer does not boot from the disk, go into the bios and change the boot sequence so that A: precedes all other boot devices.

If the bays worked before, they should still work - any bios updates would not have been lost ny changing the battery.

Being unsure, I do not know if this model required you to dismantle the laptop to replace the battery - if it did its possibly then the bays may be discontected(if possible).

Also make sure that the bays are not disabled in the BIOS - you can also check teh IBM Control Panel thingy in Windows. Also check Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager for any conflicts.
 

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I recently tried to upgrade the BIOS of my ThinkPad X61. Unfortunately the upgrade did not run to completion, it just hung. Now it is unable to boot up. Is there anything I can do to recover? Now when I switch the system on the fan and the disk start up but nothing else.  

A:ThinkPad X61 BIOS upgrade failure

Please clarify: X61 or X1C5?

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I have a thinkpad t60 with:intel core duo t2400 cpubios version 1.07intel graphicsLinux mint 32bitand i want to upgrade the bios to version 2.27 in order to upgrade the cpu to intel core 2 duo t7200. when i first replaced the cpu it did not boot so i figured it needs a bios update i followed the steps in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CGrawsd_TA with different file names but when i boot into the usb stick i get the following: non system disk or disk error     replace  and press any key to reboot any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Thinkpad t60 bios upgrade problems

I have no idea whether the procedure on the vidio would be expected to work on your model.  Can you burn a bootable DVD?  That is the method most likely to work.

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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

 Hello,   I bought the Thinkpad X1 tablet gen 3 in Dec 2018. Since then, I cannot see the red charging light being on when it's fully charged, but when I plug the cord in, the charging light does flicker 3 times, yet it doesnt indicate when fully charging?   Moreover, I have updated everything until now, but the microphone just doesnt record my voice clearly when the laptop is being charged with electricity? I have tried to tune every option in the setting of the microphone, but the Voice Recorder just doesnt record my voice clearly, always with distortion while being charged?   Finally, the battery life lasts maximum about 5 hrs, not as advertised as 9 hrs?   Has anyone had the same issues as mine with the Thinkpad X1 tablet gen 3, please give me your recommendations?   Many thanks 

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Hi, It seems that this latest BIOS version (1.02) is causing a few different performance issues for the ThinkPad A485. Once obtaining my A485 I ran some synthetic benchmarks to judge CPU performance. After updating to the latest BIOS, I have noticed a decrease in performance on the order of about 10%. It seems that this BIOS update has allowed the CPU to exhibit more stable performance and CPU throttling behavior under constant load, e.g. as seen in the updates to this article: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-A485-Ryzen-5-Pro-Laptop-Review.334528.0.html but at the cost of some overall performance. Adding to this, after having owned a ThinkPad A485 with a Ryzen 5 2500u and one with a Ryzen 7 2700u, it seems as though Lenovo's power management is aggressively holding back the Vega 10 GPU in the Ryzen 7 2700u, as opposed to the Vega 8 GPU in the Ryzen 5 2500u. Previously, in CineBench R15 (https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/) benchmarks, my A485 with the 2500u would achieve ~37fps during testing, while hardware monitoring software would show that the GPU was achieving a clock speed of about 800mhz. With my new A485 that has the Vega 10 GPU, it is impossible to achieve more than ~25fps under the same test and testing conditions and the hardware monitoring software shows that the GPU can not reach a clock speed higher than what I believe to be the near-base clock of 400mhz. With both laptops, this testing was performed with the Windows po... Read more

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