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Q: T450s - How many cycles can the removable battery ...

Hi, I like that my T450s has 2 batteries. But the thing that bothers me is that the removable battery is drained first entirely prior to using the built-in battery. I've noticed that this increases the "cycle count" of the removable battery as essentially the battery has been completely used. In other laptops this is not a problem as they come with 1 battery and the cells are depleted uniformly. This has only become a concern for me when I want to use the laptop for long hours without a charger. This would increase the cycle count of the removable battery if done on a daily basis. By doing so will I be ruining the battery life ? Pls let me know, thanks.

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A: T450s - How many cycles can the removable battery ...

Not sure, but I guess this is a bit by design, True the external is wearing more by having more cycles, but this also means that the internal one has a increased live time. The external one will be the first to wear, but is also the more easy one to replace .I already have 2 externals with my laptop.But I get your point and I'm curious about it too. Depleting a battery fully will wear a Li-ion more then not fully depleting it (if my study's where right that is). So it might be true that the less wear on the internal battery does not compare equally to the extra wear caused to the external battery.On the other hand, the extra wear might not be that great to worry about. And this dubble battery design does give us the awesome feature to hot-swap external battery's (which I use quite more that I thought I would).

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Thanks for helping! Wondering if this is a common issue. Brand new out of the box 730 that has been plugged in ONCE. Just set it up today and was working through the setup just to customize stuff and got to looking around on Vantage and took a look at the battery health report. Report reads 255 under cycle counts.  Is this a known issue? I havent even used this machine through one full cycle but I bought this 730 based on a decent experience with a 710. Now I've been using the 730 on a fairly modest power plan and Im already down 10 % so I am almost inclined to believe it(funky battery) even though this unit came out of the box today. If it is a real count, I am to understand I can expect 1000ish cycles out of li ion batterys so Im already a quarter of the way there!

A:Brand new Yoga 730 has 255 cycles in Vantage battery cycles

Was this a new 730 from Lenovo or a 3rd party?

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I was trying to read the chraging cycles of my battery, but I didn't find any software which was able to provide this information. Lenovo settings app and the the new version of Lenovo Solution Center don't display any information regarding the battery. Some people mentioned, that settings app should be able to set charging levels and to display battery info. But there's actually no battery settings menu available.I was trying some other software, but it seems to be impossible to access charging cycle registers. Is there any solution for proper battery management on Win 10 anniversary?

A:W530: Reading battery cycles / battery management ...

Lenovo Settings app (3.120.0.0 according tothe About box) displays battery cycles count in "Power Status" tab/Show details on W10 1607, on both P70 and W520 that I have around. Battery charge threshold is setup on the same tab. 

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I recently came across some foums talking about Battery-Cycles, Before that I never knew what Battery-Cycles even were nor did they exist. I dont know too much about Laptops/Computers themselves, but i did recently purchase one around Janurary 20, 2017. Now that I am a bit more familiar with Battery-Cycles, I was thinking about how many Cycles my new current Laptop (IdeaPad Flex 4-1470) has, & if possible is there a way to find out how many Battery-Cycles I have already used?. Ive been searching ever since to find the answer but i cant seem to find anything or even anything close. Can someone please help me out, give me some info on how i could find that information out?!? Is there somewhere in my Settings I could go to, to find that info out?!? Let me know -Thanks

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Hello,i am using a P40 Yoga and i am not really pleased with its battery runtime. So i checked the battery health in the Lenovo Settings Tool and discovered, that the capacity of the battery is down to 70%. From initially 52,55 Wh there are only 36,91 Wh left, after just 137 loading cycles in about 17 months of rare use... Has anybody else made these observations? Is there a chance to get a replacement battery even if the warranty is expired? Thank you for your feedback Matthias

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Hello everyone! I use the t450s for school, and I'm very happy with it thus far. My only complaint is battery. Just today, I realized it had a 2nd battery. I'm relatively unfamiliar with it, so could someone please tell me how it works? Does it kick in after the 1st battery dies? Do I have to enable something? Thanks guys!

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I have changed two batteries since I purchased my Laptop. I bought it 15 months back.
So, I have been going through the things that make my laptop batteries' life short.
After Reading many articles about batteries, I have made some inferences:
1) Internal stress inside the battery will be at peak, when it is Fully charged. Actually keeping it plugged in for long time causes, temperature increase inside the battery and life is reduced.
2) Never bring the battery to discharge fully or below 30%.
3) Plug out the battery when gaming. Keep the battery exposed to lesser than 40 degree celcius.
4) Discharging the battery at higher rate reduce battery life.

SO, Here is what i am doing. I pull out battery while gaming. I never charge more than 85%.
Also need some suggestions from you to increase the battery life.

A:Method to enhance laptop battery life and increase discharge cycles.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan


I have changed two batteries since I purchased my Laptop. I bought it 15 months back.
So, I have been going through the things that make my laptop batteries' life short.
After Reading many articles about batteries, I have made some inferences:
1) Internal stress inside the battery will be at peak, when it is Fully charged. Actually keeping it plugged in for long time causes, temperature increase inside the battery and life is reduced.
2) Never bring the battery to discharge fully or below 30%.
3) Plug out the battery when gaming. Keep the battery exposed to lesser than 40 degree celcius.
4) Discharging the battery at higher rate reduce battery life.

SO, Here is what i am doing. I pull out battery while gaming. I never charge more than 85%.
Also need some suggestions from you to increase the battery life.


A possible cause is purchasing "cheap" batteries, which may or may not apply in your case; they can also be a source of extreme overheating which can cause damage to internal parts. The last part is just an FYI.

HTH

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One moth ago I got an X1 carbon 5th gen, only used with AC adapter with 60% battery charge threshold; nevretheless since one week (perhaps after some update) the battery is shown as "poor condition" in the Lenovo Vantage software, which says the battery can only hold 75% of nominal capacity, bu the battery has zero cycles! Any idea on how to check whether it is a software issue or a defective battery?Thank you iunio

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One moth ago I got an X1 carbon 5th gen, only used with AC adapter with 60% battery charge threshold; nevretheless since one week (perhaps after some update) the battery is shown as "poor condition" in the Lenovo Vantage software, which says the battery can only hold 75% of nominal capacity, bu the battery has zero cycles! Any idea on how to check whether it is a software issue or a defective battery?Thank you iunio

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Hi!Just switched from a macbook air to a T450S. Really like the computer in general but the battery time sucks for me. I use quite heavy applications but I still only get about one hour battery time (even though I have tweaked the battery optimization settings in the Power Manager. According to the specifications when I bought the computer, the batteries are of the type 6-cell litium jon 47wh.Is there anything I can do to make the battery life better? 

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HiAnyone using Thinkpad T450s, everything is good excepet for the battery life. I bought late in 2015, I usually have a 3-4 hours unpludged, which only do some document editing, web browsing and some stuff like that, It is supposed to be 8 hours, is that right?What the hell should I do?!!

A:T450s battery life lacking

Hello and welcome,
 
I can't answer directly but it will depend on the combination of internal and external batteries you're running.  There were several options.
 
Which do you have?
 
Z.

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Hi, I have an issue with my T450s laptop battery. The power management tells that the battery is charging and not charging intermittently. I am running windows 10 PRO 64 bits.I have the latest drivers and bios. 

A:T450s Laptop Battery issues

Does it not charge if you plug in the AC when the battery is above 96% already?

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Hi, I have a user at my company the let's her T450's battery rundown to empy... (She leaves it in sleep mode over the weekend and the battery dies) This happend a while back and I had to leave the laptop on charge all day, unplug the battery, hit the reset button on the back and then plug everything back in for it to start up again.   Today, this issue happend again where the user ran the battery down to 0% and now the laptop will not boot up at all.  I tried the following things noted below but all the laptop does is display three quick power button flashes when I plug the power cable into it.   *Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hit the reset button on the back and then tried to power it on - Nothing*Uplug the power cable and the battery.  Hold the power button down for 30 seconds and then tried to pwer it on - Nothing Going to leave it sit for a while but I do not think this is normal when someone runs the batter down to 0%.   Has this happened to anyone else or is this laptop dead and I will need to send it in for service?  Would like some thoughts on this...  Thanks!

A:T450s Won't Boot After Battery Depletion

It sometimes takes an hour or so before the battery appears to begin charging from total empty, but usually it should boot fine regardless.Do these have the internal battery as well as an external battery?

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Hi everyone, Just received my T450s. Installed the rear battery, then plugged in the power.  On my old T510 I have an indicator showing me when I have power hooked up, and indicates the charging status of my battery.  I don't see anywhere on the T450s chassis that indicates the status of the battery charge. The only thing I will see is the dot on the "i" on the top cover, flash when I connect power.  Surpised there isn't a status indicator. Peter

A:Just got my T450s - no battery charging indicator?

No, there is no charging indicator on the T450s. By popular demand, Lenovo added one back to the T460s.

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Hi all, My 2-year old Lenovo T450s is experiencing charging problems. If I plug in the battery charger, it starts charging for a second, it then stops, then the cycle starts again. Needless to say that none of the batteries (neither the built-in nor the external) charge properly. I tried to: (1) buy a new battery charger, (2) unplug the external battery leaving the internal plugged in, (3) unplug the built-in (internal) battery leaving the external plugged in. None of these solutions worked. I then unplugged both batteries and plugged the battery charger, and the laptop works. What do you think? Is it a hardware problem (perhaps related to the motherboard - I can't think of anything else)? Is it a software problem? Thank you in advance for your time! Best, Paolo

A:T450s only works on AC when battery is removed

I cannot be sure without seeing it, but I would guess motherboard charging circuitry.  I am assuming it will not charge while turned off.
 
Are you still under warranty?  Many are 3 years

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Hi!I just received my brand new T450S with Win 7 Professional and Battery 1 is not charging (initially it was at 80% but now it's down to 79%).After reading here on the forums, I tried to see if I could find some info in the Lenovo Power Manager but without no luck (in the settings it says that the battery should fully charge).Any suggestions on what to do?THanks,

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My T450s has recently started discharging the internal battery first rather than the removable battery. I can't recall when this started to happen but I think it happened when I updated the BIOS to the latest version currently available. Anyone have any insight if this is an issue with other models and a fix? This is rather annoying. I have updated all of the other drivers with the System Update utility from Lenovo. Machine Type: 20BW

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Lenovo T450sWindows 10 v1709Internal battery removedRemovable battery not installed when connected to ac power Has anyone noticed...When FnLk is toggled on, the green LED on the Fn key is not lit unless a battery is installed even though ac power is connected.This was never the case with Win10 v1703.

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Hello,
 
I got a T450s, brand new and everytime I am not plugged in (it's a laptop after all) the computer litteraly slows down to a point where it is unusable, a simple key (space, a letter, a number) will usually take 3-5 second and sometimes up to 20 seconds to register, no software is usable, CAD, video playback and authoring, completely useless when on battery. The thing is this is a laptop, I WILL use it on battery. That is despite me choosing high performance in the Lenovo power manager.
 
Anyway I can fix this?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.
 

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Are T440s and T450s external 6 cell 72WH battery compatible?

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how can I perform a system check on a built-in (not the external one!!) battery on T450s model? is there a way to get a replacement if I have an excessiv performance loss? The battery is in use for a bit more than one year and I have a 3 year warranty on it.Regardsmarco991

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I have read quite a few threads regarding Lenovo laptops requiring the battery to be disconnect to get the unit to turn on once it goes to sleep or is manually shut off.  I started having this issue on my 3 year old t450s about 3 months ago.  I disconnected the internal battery so that starting it up only involves removing the external battery. Is there a solution to this issue?  Of course I'd like to resolve it on this laptop but I'm even more concerned about purchasing an new t model laptop.  Love the laptop but am frustrated by this issue. Mark

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450S laptop has two batteries. Internal Battery 1 is working perfectly fine. HW Info shows the following Info:Power Status: On AC PowerCurrent Capacity: 19570 mWh (100.0 %)Current Voltage: 11.936 V Removable external battery has been on 0% and charging for a weeksUnique ID: SANYO45N1775Designed Capacity: 23200 mWhFull Charged Capacity: 16570 mWhWear Level: 28.6 %Power Status: Charging Critical On AC PowerCurrent Capacity: 0 mWh (0.0 %)Current Voltage: 5.123 V I started hearing the USB Connect/Discount Sound when I recover laptop from Stand By mode approximately the same time that the battery stopped charging. I have no external devices (hard drive, printer, mouse, USB...) connected. I some times get the message "Battery 2 Not installed Message in a white pop up window. I have tried the following but the problem still persist1) Fresh Installed Windows 10.0.17134 Build 171342) Updated to the latest Bios Firmware3) Updated Lenovo Energy Management software but got a message saying Windows has the latest Drivers (However Battery Driver says Microsoft 2006)4) Updated Battery Firmware but got a message saying nothing to update5) Installed Lenovo Vintage Software & Reseted the battery but got an Error. Could it be a Windows Update problem since I am hearing Device (USB) connect/disconnect sound & the battery issue happen approximately the same time?Any suggestions? Buying a new battery would be my last option

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After a long journey, both batteries in my T450s were flat, and this morning when I plugged in and booted up I got the message that "The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge".  True to its word, one of the batteries does not seem to be charging.  These are the original batteries which came with the laptop when bought new from Lenovo.  They have performed well since I received it, no problems to date, and no obvious reduction in performance.  How can I get the battery charging again? Thanks for your help.

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Hi guys! So i just bought an HP Pavilion 15 bc-030tx notebook with a built-in battery. My question is, is there any way to tell the laptop to just use the power coming from the AC adaptor rather than just discharging the battery? Its because I'm mostly going to use this laptop for gaming and therefore its going to be plugged in most of the time. I want to know if there is a way to tell the laptop to use the power from the adaptor rather than using the battery.

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I am in the market for a new personal laptop. I am a senior and I do mostly email, fb, research. I looked at some in person  and they did not have a removable battery. If I am researching online for a new laptop, how do I know if the battery comes out? I use the trick of removing battery when laptop screen freezes. Thanks.

A:removable battery

Dear tennis11, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum Its hard to say whether its bad or good choice.  Just because the battery isn't removable, doesn't mean it can't be replaced. Non removable battery does not mean that it is embedded into the circuit board!It's just that the design is made such that you need to open the screws of the unit to replace the battery and so they term it as non-removable.They too have separate battery that can be changed if it dies but yes you need some skill-set for changing it Though it's far easier with a removable battery, you can disassembly the laptop, remove the battery, and replace it with a new.Sometimes its nesscessary to perform Hard Reset of the Laptop (release static charge)Performing a hard or forced reset might fix the following conditions:    Windows stops responding.    Computer stops before Windows loads - no boot, blinking cursor on a black display, and errors relating to OS not found or a missing drive.    Display suddenly goes blank and stays blank.    Software freezes.    Keyboard stops responding.    The computer does not return from sleep or suspend mode.In such situation the hard reset on laptop with removable battery works more effectively.But honestly, if you're looking to buy a new laptop, I'd strive to grab something where the battery is removable as opposed to the latter.  Typically a... Read more

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Hello ! Nowadays, lots of laptop have a sealed battery for performance reasons. I would like to know if it is the case on 15-ab278nf as well. Is the battery easily removable and changeable ? Thank you for your support !

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Dear all,  On my X250, the removable battery on the bottom is held by two "clips".Does anybody know the correct TECHNICAL TERM for these "clips"? Normally, I have to shift both of these "clips" to the side to unlock the battery to remove it. Now, one of the two "clips" is broken. I am sure, I can get one of those on ebay, but I would need to know their proper name first.  Thanks,Benjamin

A:Clip to fasten removable battery

Are these what you are looking for? http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/201987315805?chn=ps&dispItem=1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Lenovo-Thinkpad-X250-X240-X260-Battery-Lock-Clip-Buckle-Battery-Fasten-G...  

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Hi, I'm sorry if this question sounds dumb but I did a search online and I can't seem to check if my laptop (Aspire V3-575G-73ZZ) has a built in battery or removable battery. I've attached a photo of the back of my laptop in this post. 










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A:Is the battery removable for Aspire V3 575G?

your laptop has a built-in battery, not removable as on the old laptops.

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Is battery of hp pavilion 15-auoo3tx removable ?If yes,how?Can the lapt work removing the battery?

A:Is battery of hp pavilion 15-auoo3tx removable ?If yes,how?C...

 Hi, The battery is internal, it is not necessary to remove until its replacement by a new, review pages 31 and 32: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250

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I just received a X240 that I purchased and the removable battery is not listed. I've tried plugging in the battery from my T440s and that doesn't show either. I updated to the most recent BIOS and that had no effect. Any ideas how to get this fixed? I'm running Fedora if that matters.

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The dreaded Plugged in, not charging.  I've been through this before on a previous notebook.  However, this one has a non removable battery.  I don't want to have to take the computer apart to remove the battery. Any suggestions?

A:Plugged in not charging - NON removable battery

Hello @Wingloader   Try updating the BIOS from the below link : http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=8934841&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4192  Try Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771. After performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, I strongly recommend you to Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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Bonjour à tous,
 
Windows 10 only recognizes the X20 built-in battery, not the removable one
Only getting 2hrs 5min run time... vs what should be 20hrs+ if both batteries were working
Has anyone seen this problem?
Is there a fix coming from Microsoft or Lenovo?
 
Windows 10 ne reconnait pas d'autre batterie que l'interne sur ce x250.
Autonomie de 2h5 environ .... contre + de 20h si les 2 batteries fonctionnaient en duo.
Avez vous ce probleme de votre côté ?
Faut-il attendre une mise a jour du coté de Microsoft ou Lenovo ?
 
Cordialement
 
hervé
 
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A:X250 removable battery not recognized

Hi durieu,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Can you please perform the below troubleshooting steps and confirm with the same.
1) Please confirm that you are using an original Lenovo battery.  It is possible that 3rd party battery firmware may be     different / incompatible.
2) Clear CMOS values - shut the system down, unplug AC and remove battery.  Press and hold power button                  several times for several seconds each time.   Then re-install battery and AC and restart and see if battery now             reports.
3) Uninstall / Reinstall the latest power manager version.
4) Check available BIOS updates or tips on support site for battery firmware updates.
 
Please find the support site link to get the latest drivers for your laptop.
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x25...
 
To get the drivers for your laptop, click on Drivers and software in the product support page and under the option component select the latest version of driver which you want to update with the help of drop down option.
 
Please let me know whether the above steps helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Did someone help you today? Click on the ?upper half star? at the left side of the post to thank them with a Kudo!
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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Hi, I'm sorry if this question sounds dumb but I did a search online and I can't seem to check if my laptop (Aspire V3-575G-73ZZ) has a built in battery or removable battery. I've attached a photo of the back of my laptop in this post. 











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A:Is the battery removable for Aspire V3 575G?

your laptop has a built-in battery, not removable as on the old laptops.

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My laptop is blinking the HP Logo and would not stop. I know I will have to take out the battery and put it in again. Thing is, I do not have a removable battery. Someone please help me.

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Hello,

Just bought a new laptop, ASUS VivoBook S551LB. The guy told me that everything is fixed, battery non-removable, graphics card can't be changed i.e upgraded, the same goes to RAM. Everything on the shop is fixed so I decided to buy this one since it is affordable and can sustain enough performance to be used in gaming.

My question is how do I take care of the battery ? At the moment I'm plugging in the whole day but it says 99% available (plugged in, not charging) so I think it is kinda safe to be plugged in rather than keep charging until 100% and discharging it and use it and charging again, repeating the sequence.

What do you think? Can it be harmful ?

A:ASUS VivoBook Non-removable battery question

safe yes ,but,what I think is all battery's of this type are meant to be charged and discharged, for loner life of the battery

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hello hp please help me , I just bought my laptop which is hp pavilion 15 aw00sla yesterday but i didnt notice that the battery is non removable until i was already back home .. my concern now is should i keep the plug in charger at all times or should i unplug and replug the charger when it is almost  low battery .. please explain to me in a simpler way because i am not technology expert .. i have been hearing from other people the word calibrating and all that but i dont understand that .. when i bought this laptop there was no guideline about calibrating or proper care for battery  I have heard on other website that i must not keep the battery charge at 100 %  it must only be charged at least 70 to 80 % then i have to unplug the charger and if the battery is reaching 20 % then i must plug the charger again and let it recharge again until 70 to 80 % only but not at maximum 100 %  if this is the case then does that mean i will always unplug then recharge my battery at all times .. will it damage my battery if i keep charging it this way ?? it is exhausting just thinking of doing so .. or should i just not worry and just let my charger plug at all times especially when i am just at home .. then i will just unplug the battery whenever I am outside or at school or when I am traveling or should i always carry my ac power adapter and find a place where i can plug my laptop .. this is really annoying if so .. please help me I want to extend the life of my ... Read more

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Hello everyone, I just got a new thinkpad t470 and am very happy with it except that the removable battery won't charge. The battery indicator in windows says: Dattery 1: %0 and chargingDattery 2: %100 and fully charged Lenovo vantage shows the following: I tried turning it on and off and removing the baterry,I reinstalled Lenovo Vantage,I used lenovo selution center but came up with nothing. In the beginning it also gave me popups saying that battery 2 wasn't recognized and lenovo vantage woud show 'error' in the details of battery 2 but that went away after the reboots. any suggestions on what I could do? thanks

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Dear HP Supporter, i have a HP ENVY x360 laptop with Win 8.1 operating system. It writes that plugged in, no charging. This laptop has a not removable battery. I read forums and tips but neither fixed my problem.I tried to shut down, plug off, wait, plug in, turn on,without result. I also tried to uninstal in device manager the baterries then restart the laptop, without result.I also tried the fix the problem with HP Support Assistant, battery scanning, and it writes that my battery is ok, but then 'unknown'.Because of 'unknown' I tried to download the updates, no result.I am not able to fix the problem of my laptop, and I wouldl ike to ask for your assistance.I am looking forward to your answer. Kind regards,

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Non-removable battery laptop shows plugged in not charging when in use, and charges only when its switched off or hibernating. All solutions ask me to take battery out, but I cannot. System test gave this error code- 9GAL40-81M8JM-GXGK6J-C0BF03. Please reply ASAP.

A:Non-removable battery, shows plugged in, not charging. Error...

The battery must be replaced. Please provide the Product or Model number of the laptop. There is no x300 I assume you mean x360 but there are many models called x360 and the batteries are different. On most replacement of the battery is possible by an end user. 

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I have a new PCMCIA HD that shows up as a removable drive, with serious delays in reading and writing. My other PCMCIA HD, and my USB drives all show up as LOCAL DRIVES rather than as REMOVABLE drives. How can I reset the new drive so that it will register as a LOCAL DRIVE and not as a removable drive? Reformatting didn't help. And I couldn't change things with Computer Management...
Suggestions?

It looks as if the new drive, unlike the others, does NOT have an MBR partition. Could this be the problem? How can I change the partition? Will fdisk do the trick?
 

A:resetting removable drive as basic rather than removable

MBR is not the problem, thats Master Boot Record, you have absolutely no reason for that on a hard drive that isn't booting an OS.

Make sure the drive is in DMA mode rather than PIO.
 

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Hi, I'm not sure if I'm infected or not.  Malwayrebyates and McAffee both say that I'm totally clean of malware/viruses.  But I can't think of anything that would be spinning up my CPU cycles when it's not being used. Oh, I also ran an ESET scan, which also reported completely clear of viruses.  Still, I can't think of anything that would do it.
 
Suggestions? Help?
 
Thank you!
 
I'm using Windows 8.1 which I just upgrade to yesterday. Perhaps it's something to do with the computer and not malware?
 
I have to admit, it only does it when I use a program or fire up the computer.  Perhaps this is a different issue.

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THE PROBLEM:

I noticed that my system was running noticeably slower. It started taking several minutes both to shut down and boot up. My frame rates in video games went in the crapper and other programs are running slower than ever!

When I opened Windows Task Manager the performance view shows my CPU usage running between 20 and 30% ALL THE TIME even when no programs are running! The processes view shows the system idle process hovering between 97 and 99%. Before the system slow down occurred the performance view would show only 1 or 2% CPU usage when the system was idling. (I've attached screen shots of both views when the CPU usage is at 30%) What in the blazes is using 30% of my CPU power when nothing is running!?!? That 30% CPU power I'm being robbed of is really sending my machine back to the Stone Age!

SOLUTIONS I'VE TRIED: (the screen shots were taken before the following things were tried but are still essentially the same)

Used MSCONFIG to end ALL startup programs.
Deleted the contents of Windows TEMP and USERS TEMP folders
Complete virus scan with Norton Anti Virus 2009
Defragged all hard drives
Uninstalled Suspected Programs
Disabled then Uninstalled Windows Search 4.0
Checked Device Manager for any error icons
Double checked and updated all drivers where needed
Ran MIGO Software Registry Repair
Scoured the Tech Support Sites for Possible Solutions
Disconnected the other two household computers from router
Ran ATF Cleaner
Ran Rooter
Ran... Read more

A:Who or what is stealing my CPU cycles?

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Hi

HELLP!!

This is a problem I have been having for about 8 mos & it seems to be getting worse. Occasionally (& more often depending on how much & many Windows Explorer type tasks I'm doing) CPU cycles will will shoot thru the roof.

I read something somewhere about a Widows update having to do with svchost. In fact there were 2, 3 or 4 of them, each trying to fix the same high cpu cycles thing having to do with the explorer process, but not entirely helping. But I cannot find it now.

I am running Windows XP Pro on an AMD box. All updates. AV is AVG Free. Firewall is Comodo Pro free. Also Ad-Aware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster. Also Robin Keir's freeware & Sysinternals freeware. Firefox is my primary browser.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

A:High Cpu Cycles

Download Dimio's DTaskManager and see if you can identify which programs each schost go to.Post the results here for review.

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I have Vista 64 Ultimate on a HP tx2525nr notebook with 3GIG of memory.

I noticed that Virtual Disk Service turns itself off, then back on, then off again every 3 seconds

Just a sample from event viewer:

Code:

Information 12/7/2008 10:07:02 AM Virtual Disk Service 4 None
Information 12/7/2008 10:07:00 AM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7036 None 0 Service Control Manager
Information 12/7/2008 10:07:00 AM Virtual Disk Service 3 None
Information 12/7/2008 10:05:59 AM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7036 None 0 Service Control Manager
Information 12/7/2008 10:05:59 AM Virtual Disk Service 4 None
Information 12/7/2008 10:05:57 AM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7036 None 0 Service Control Manager
Information 12/7/2008 10:05:57 AM Virtual Disk Service 3 None
Information 12/7/2008 10:04:56 AM Service Control Manager Eventlog Provider 7036 None 0 Service Control Manager
Information 12/7/2008 10:04:56 AM Virtual Disk Service 4 None

details from one cycle:

Log Name: System
Source: Virtual Disk Service
Date: 12/7/2008 10:05:59 AM
Event ID: 4
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Michael-Tablet
Description:
Service stopped.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Virtual Disk Service" />
<EventID Qualifiers="16896">4</EventID>
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Dear,

I do have a strange problem.

A lot of the time, usually after some time the PC has been turned on, the PCU starts working to up to 30 - 40 50 % and it can't be stopped. On this very moment, it shows a normal 0 - 5 percent. In the case of the 30 - 50 %, it's always the non active processes.

On advice of a PC minded friend, I have run Advanced System Care (pro edition) a few times and every other day it finds some problems which it fixes immediately. I have to say, it speeds up my PC.

First I asked this question in the virus/trojan section and they forwarded me to here. You can see that dialogue here if you think that might be usefull: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ng-347181.html

I installed the process explorer and when the CPU cycles high, the Process Explorer tells me the System Idle Process / Interrupts with description 'hardware interrupts' is consuming most of the CPU. In the properties in the image tab, I see: Path: not available, Command line: empty, Current directory: empty, Comment: blanc. So, what could that be....?

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Peter

A:CPU cycles high

Bump, please...

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