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"Battery 1 not available" after windows 10 update

Q: "Battery 1 not available" after windows 10 update

After upgrading to Windows 10 , battery 1 is not available. I contacted Microsoft who advised me to contact the manufacturer . After speaking to HP they said it could be my settings and advised me to go to my nearest service center (350km)I'm wondering if any of you lovely people can hel save me time and money and help with any quicker D.I.Y suggestions cheerIn I advance

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A: "Battery 1 not available" after windows 10 update

How old is the battery? NC6400 is a very classic machine to say the least.

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I have a bad battery and had a power interruption during a windows update. I now cannot get my computer to boot up and it cannot find any restore points. It doesn't seem to be able to find the "D" recovery drive. The only thing it seems to want to do is restore to babyhood. Is there some way for me to get this to find the recovery partition? Vista64 HP Pavilion DV7-1175nr.

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Windows Update really f****d up my wife's laptop. Her Yoga 2 11 was crippled in every sense of the word.  Updates killed her Windows installation, which I can deal with. That's a non-issue minus the data she lost. What really screwed her though is that her laptop now does not recognize that a battery is plugged in. Let me expand upon this a bit: Windows (and Linux) do not recognize a battery is plugged in; the laptop WILL run off battery power; the laptop will NOT charge the battery; when running with the AC adpater plugged in, unplugging it will trigger the low battery LED flash on the power button & continue to run on battery power. I've tried installing the Lenovo battery software. I've tried uninstalling the Windows power drivers. I've tried installting different Linux power management packages on Ubuntu and Mint from a live USB. I've tried a fresh Windows install on a fresh hard drive (works fine minus the battery). I've tried new batteries. Hell, I've taken apart one of the batteries to make sure the battery was ok (it was fine). I've tested the motherboard for electrical continuity, and it all checks out. The one and only thing I cannot do is flash a new BIOS because, here we go again, the battery is not recognized. I'm literally at a loss at this point. Her warranty has, of course, expired. I'm open to any and all suggestions. 

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This week (August 8) there was a Windows 10 update.  It has impacted the Envy's drivers and the even though the laptop is plugged in, the battery is not charging.  Is there a fix?











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A:windows 10 update prevents battery from charging

djreth wrote:This week (August 8) there was a Windows 10 update.  It has impacted the Envy's drivers and the even though the laptop is plugged in, the battery is not charging.  Is there a fix?Hi, Follow the steps carefully: Go to Device Manager and look for BatteryDouble click or expand the BatteryRight click on Microsoft ACPI-compliant control method battery and uninstall itTurn the computer off completely by pressing and holding the power button down for 5 secondsUnplug the charge and check if you could unplug the battery as wellPress and hold the power button for 15 secondsPlug in the batteryPlug in the chargerTurn the computer back on and check if the charging change status If not then download the latest Bios update from HP's website http://support.hp.com/ and search using the product number then go to Software and Drivers and look for BIOS. Cheers!

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Hi there,
I think that my netbook (Toshiba NB550D-111, Win7 Starter) may have powered off during Windows Update as now it will not get past the green loading bar with "Microsoft Corporation" underneath. It gives an option to start Windows normally or to load repair files but both end up stuck on the green loading bar. Safe mode (all options) gets as far as classpnp.sys then freezes.

Using a different laptop I made a Window Repair Disk and then copied the files over the a USB (netbook has no CD Drive) as per the online guides. When the USB is booted the repair files load, there is a blinking cursor then it's back into the green loading bar. Safe mode (all options) gets stuck on disk.sys with the USB inserted.

Found some threads with similar symptoms with most being caused by a dodgy HD connection (checked, nothing obviously disconnected) or the wrong SATA mode selected in the BIOS (seems to make no difference between ACHI or Compatible). I then tried a live Linux USB to replace the classpnp.sys file with another from a working (different specs) laptop, this led to the same results.

I have not waited longer than 15 min at the green loading bar and I don't have any installations disks. If anyone has experienced this before or can give any pointers they'd be greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

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My 2 year old moderately used laptop battery suddenly died after a windows update. Everything was working fine, the battery still held charge for over 2 hours and now it doesn't work at all. When I hover over the battery icon it says '79% available (plugged in, not charging)'. If I pull out the charger my laptop stops as though it doesn't recognise there's a battery. I ran the HP battery test and it told me the battery is dead. How can a normally functioning laptop battery suddenly die after a standard update? I see there are a number of customers complaining about the battery not charging when switched on but my battery doesn't work at all - although it apparently is 79% charged. Is this normal for HP laptops?

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After updating my laptop (with non removable battery) to Windows 10 Anniversary (a month ago), the time to use the computer (also after doing all te neccesary steps in powersettings) decreased from approx. 6 hrs 30 to 3 hrs. Don't have a clue what happened.Type laptop: HP ENVY x360 Convertable, with 256Gb SSD normally only working Office, Firefox and Thunderbird. Always WIFI. Backup: WD NAS. Possibly someone have the same experience? Thanks in advance for assistance 

A:after update Windows 10 anniversary battery is draining fast

@Fred_Flow? Did you turn on Battery Saver??? REO

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It only shows when i hover my mouse over the battery icon. 

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After doing a Lenovo update for battery firmware, now my battery will not charge. I have to be plugged into direct current at all times.  

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The battery is not charging to 100% after the update. It charges to 99% then keeps charging for hours without getting to 100%. I have tried the Lenovo Settings Battery Guage Reset, Windows Power Options and smacking the slide of the display(yep). It may have something to do with the display not shutting off when it is shecduled to after inactivity. I have another post on here detailing trying Lenovo Settings and Companion, I am just lost. Companion has no further updates for the Twist, so I hope I can get some ideas from y'all. Any ideas? Sam

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I've tried many times to install the latest critical BIOS update, using Lenovo System Update, and every time it attempts to, it fails after telling me in a popup that I need to turn the system off and make sure I have a fully charged battery. I rarely rely on battery power and use AC primarily, and I used Power Manager twice to do a full reset, just in case. I can't believe I would need to buy a new battery in order to install it, because the battery works just fine. I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit), and exhausted every other update or option, unless there's something else I'm not aware of. Is it just the software toying with me?

A:[T530] Battery error message won't allow BIOS update in System Update

Hello and welcomeDo not perform the BIOS update from within the TVSU. It's much safer to use CD/DVD and ISO image from the T530 support page.

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Hello,
A week or two ago, I started seeing a pop-up appear on my Inspiron screen (I run Windows 8). The pop-up said that the AC adapter was not recognized, and therefore, the battery would not charge. It was the same 65W adapter that came with the laptop. I hit F2 at startup to check the BIOS, and it said the adapter wasn't recognized. I decided to order a new adapter. While I waited for it to arrive, the battery gradually drained down, but the laptop continued to work while plugged in.
The new adapter came today, an official Dell adapter. I plugged it in... Same error message. Adapter not recognized.
I ran a check on the battery; the system says the battery is fine. I pulled the battery, and the laptop still worked via the adapter. I jiggled and checked all the connections. Couldn't find an issue and couldn't make it work.
I checked the BIOS version and date, and it's from 2013. Time for an update! I downloaded the latest version, but here's the problem: It won't install without the battery sitting at at least a 10% charge. The battery, of course, won't charge with either adapter (it's reading at 1% now). So I can't update the BIOS without some battery life, but I can't make it recognize the adapter and charge the battery without the updated BIOS (assuming that's even the problem, but I'm hopeful that's all it is).
If anyone has any suggestions for how I might make this work, I would very much appreciate it! Thank you!!!

A:Catch-22: No BIOS updated without battery, no battery life without BIOS update...

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
If you don't know, type msinfo32 onto the search box, and then look for System model.....
In the meantime, please check the USB port, where the AC adapter is plugged into system, is loose. You could also wiggle the Adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS to see if the Adapter's type appears.  

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Hello there!

I have an ASUS K50IE laptop that i had for 2 years now. been working fine until 2 days ago.

this problem has been bugging me for the last 2 days. here's why.

my laptop suddenly didn't detect my battery. thought it was because my battery was dead. I searched the net on things to do before "throwing in the towel" on my battery and today i came across a blog where the instruction was to uninstall the Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver. I did just that and my battery suddenly worked! well sort of. now here's where it gets all weird.

every time i open my laptop i do the following:

1. plug in AC to laptop.
2. turn on laptop.
3. unplug AC.
3. laptop runs on battery.
4. log on to windows.
5. battery icon shows up as an empty charging icon then shows the "Battery is not detected" icon again.

please take note that my laptop is still ON and WORKING. so this means (MAYBE?) that my battery is working.

is it a battery problem? or the driver is just messed up?

please anyone who encountered this and had SUCCESSFULLY fixed the problem. coz i need to fix this right now.

thanks and more power to you all!

A:Windows 7 ACPI doesn't detect battery but battery is working

I had a problem similar a while back. Try this
1.Shut down the laptop
2.Take out the ac cord and the battery. Hold down the power for about 10 seconds to remove electric charge in the capacitors.
3.Put the battery back in and reboot.
4.Start windows normally, and See if the battery is recognized.

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First was XP 32 Media Center.  Was able to use a Windows 7 product key to update to Windows 10.  I noticed that certain models of my lap top are upgradable to 4 GB of ram.  Would like to know if my is upgradable to 4 GB.  I also noted it looks like my battery was recalled and I missed it or wasn't notified.  Can I still get a replacement Battery.  Laptop Model RG390UA#ABA (or A8A)  hard to tell.  (V6105NR).  I would really like to  upgrade this to 4 GB if it's now supported.  Do need a specific BIOS update?  The last curiousity, is there any thing to watch out for if I go to upgrade the Hard Drive. Thanks for your time.

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Yesterday my labtop (Thinkpad 510) recieved an message from Lenovo saying an update to the firmware of my battery has just come out. So I installed this firmware and it was almost through the final process of updating this when at 91% it crashed saying the update could not be finalized, and said i should restart my computer. Ever since my battery has had no charge and always has to be plugged in. Any way to fix this or is my battery toast?

A:Battery Update Malfunction

Hello and welcome,
 
I've moved your post from General to T-series, but perhaps it belongs somewhere else.  There are several models with a "510".
 
Please confirm your laptop model - and series - so we can put this post in the right place.
 
Z.

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I updated my laptop bios and since then my laptop continuosly reboot when the battery is plug. If I take the battery off the system starts and everything is fine, but when a plug in the battery, in 10 seconds the laptop switch off. I want to update my bios but I can't because I only can start the system with no battery plug in, and of course, the software stops when checks that have not battery plug in. Can someone help me, please?

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I have been running my XPS 13 (9350) directly from AC for a couple of weeks because I removed a battery that recently became swollen. Nevertheless, I wanted to update the BIOS (1.4.18) but it is not allowing me since the battery no longer exists. The following message pops up...
"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system BIOS can be flashed.
Press OK when they are both plugged in or CANCEL to quit"
Clicking OK simply just re-pops the dialog.
Does anyone know of a workaround?

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I have an E420 Thinkpad; NO problems ever with the laptop...a great machine.  I ran some updates and the Lenovo update wanted to update the battery firmware; there have never been any problems with my battery (I have an extended battery), but wanted to update as recommended. - When I ran the update, I got a "the tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error"...and then it automatically rebooted. - Once it rebooted, I now get a DOS warning (on initial boot) "this system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo....." and I have to hit escape to continue.- When it boots up, I get a battery icon that shows either "plugged in and charging" with a RED X imbedded in the icon.- The laptop does not recognize the battery.  Even though it was in good condition and had a 95% charge when I first ran the firmware update....the laptop will not operate without hte power plug attached.- When I go to the power manager and the battery tab, I get a "battery was completely discharged and needs to be recharged verbiage- I have tried to re-run the firmware update from the update tool, but to no success. - I have tried to run the firmware update by downloading the install .exe file and running from my desktop....to no success.- I have tried to do a system restore, but it did not work.- I have screen shots of the screens mentioned as needed. Help!  I now have a small desktop that has a closeable lid.  It will not run if t... Read more

A:Battery Firmware update - failed and now will not ...

I have the same issue.Waiting for the software update or workaround

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Hi,I was getting regular notifications to restart my notebook. However, I had something going on and could not do so.But suddenly, today, my charger stopped responding and does not charge even when the laptop is off. I have discharged my battery so cannot even update windows.Kindly help!

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Hello All

I have just received an additional battery I ordered for my Dell C840 Laptop. It is a high power, longer life battery than the one supplied with the unit, and I bought it at what I felt was a reasonable price off a UK supplier on eBay. It duly arrived sealed in its wrapping next day.

However, it comes with a Dell labelled original wrapped (unopened) CD entitled "Dell BIOS Upgrade".

Can an expert please advise as to:

1 - why this is needed.
2 - if I can simply plug the new battery in to use and charge it.

Many thanks...

John
 

A:New battery - supplied with BIOS Update... ????

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To the moderator Majestic, please do not move this post as the previous post that had been mod to a Solved solution preventing the support team from be able to provide help for this issue. I had updated my firmware on March of 2016 when this problem occurs. After the update everything was working fine as usual until recently around last month the same issue occurs again. 

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Getting (plugged in, not charging) message on my Inspiron 3551.  I've tried all the suggested tricke unsuccessfully.  I have the BIOS update but it will not load as long as the battery is less than 10%.
I have a UPS for security so does anyone know how I can perform the update without a charger battery? 

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Hi,I would like to update BIOS for X1 Carbon 1st gen.When using the Utility tool for BIOS update downloaded from the support website,it prompts an alarm saying that it cannot do a BIOS update when the battery is low.The battery is not charging and has 0% charge.Actually this was the main reason why I wanted to do the BIOS update.Is there any way to ignore this (like not letting it check the battery or.. allowing a battery with 0%charge)?Could it be possible to force updating by using forceit? g6uj24us.exe/forceit?I read a posthttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Updating-BIOS-on-Thinkpad-T60-no-batter...but I could not find the winpflash tool. Any help or ideas will be appreciated.Thanks in advance!!

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Hello,I recently bought the pavilion x2 12 detachable b003tu. I was having a strange problem. When I fully charged the device, the battery reduced directly from 100% to 93% without the anything in between. I contacted Hp technical support. They gave me some intel driver updates and BIOS update. After doing that the battery issue was not resolved. However the battery backup drastically reduced by 2 hours. I did a factory reset and updated to my previous BIOS but the issue was not resolved.Now I am having another problem apart from the battery issue. Usually Microsoft downloads updates when the Battery Saver option is turned off. My battery saver option is turned off but then also when I open the Update page it says "Battery Saver option is turned on" and will update after the mode is turned off. The same message is displayed even when I plug in the power adapter. Hence Microsoft is unable to download any updates. Pls help.

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Hi everybody! Recently updated to win10. No major issues so far. My only problem is the battery drainage. According to specifications, my laptop has a 6 hour work time when unplugged. Ever since I updated, my work time has diminished to 3hrs max. I had no problems woth my battery so far, that's why I believe that it has something to do with either Windows or drivers.  I have installed all updates from HP support assistant. I have also tampered with the power saving setting with no success.  Any suggestions? Thank you!!!

A:battery drain after win10 update

balstaf wrote:Hi everybody! Recently updated to win10. No major issues so far. My only problem is the battery drainage. According to specifications, my laptop has a 6 hour work time when unplugged. Ever since I updated, my work time has diminished to 3hrs max. I had no problems woth my battery so far, that's why I believe that it has something to do with either Windows or drivers.  I have installed all updates from HP support assistant. I have also tampered with the power saving setting with no success.  Any suggestions? Thank you!!!Does your battery drain when you sleep the laptop or shut down. There is a major problem with drivers and Windows 10, because my laptop would not sleep or shut down, unless I did a hard shut down my battery would drain very easily.

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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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Hi everyone!

First of all, i have to apologize for my bad English if it is not as good as should be..., after this, i could start to tell all of you what happened to me in the last few weeks...

I have an a C50-A-154 Toshiba Satellite Pro, and I use it for some home stuff like watching some youtube videos, listen to music, and that kind of things than a normal user do.

A few weeks ago, a Toshiba Tempro Alert remind me that there were some software updates avaliables to download for my laptop, so I installed them, I normally unplug my battery when I have the AC cord plugged, so, i didn't realize after a week after that my battery was not recognized like it should be for my toshiba.

At first, the windows said that it was totally charged and no need to continue charging, so I unplugged the AC cord, and the laptop shutted down (with battery plugged and seems so be 100% charged).

When I plugged again the AC cord, windows said that the battery was empty, and said, PLugged but not charging...

At the same time, a new update from toshiba was released, this time was for the bios, so i though that it will probabbly fix the problem with the battery, so, I updated the BIOS and then windows said that the battery was full charged again... i couldn't believe....!!

But the system still goes down when yo unplugg the AC cord, and now de battery says again that it is empty..

Yesterday was a new update for Bios, so I give another chance, but nothing has changed.... i can't ... Read more

A:Satellite Pro C50-A-154 - battery issues after automatic update

Hi

I think it could be an ?software? related issue.
In device manager you will find the entry Micorsoft ACPI compliant method battery. This belongs to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

I would recommend you to uninstall the three entries which you could find within the battery area.

Then reboot the notebook. After new reboot, the system should install all the removed devices once again.
Usually this should helps to sort out the issue in case its just system problem

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I bought 2 batteries original Lenovo 4.4Ah for the tablet on ebay. The battery was sell as new.When I try to charge it just blink ornage and no charge. The seller refuse to take back the battery telling the price was low take as it is. He said all other batteries he sell where ok however this was the last one they sell and they where few years old. Then I did open the battery case and mesure the voltage all batteries was zero. I decide to charge evey single cell wit USB charger and a resistor. I was able to charge all the cell to 3.5-3.6V with a total voltage of 14V. However the pin of the battery show 0V. After reading on web I find out that the firmware is in Ram and consume some power. The for such long period of time drain the battery to 0V, very good design.... to sell battery. With no more power since it is ram the firmware is gone.In any case, I am afraid to buy new battery to get same problem since it is old computer. I have found that there is a lenovo utility for firmware utility but my computer is not in the list. Can I try or there is another solution. Only solution out of firmware update is buy a used working battery and replace with the one I have taking care to keep power during replacement (this is quite touchy). I thought may be to use a similar battery as Thinkpad X61 and just change the case. Maybe there is another third part solution. I hope this information and my experience could be also helpfull to remember others to charge your battery once in a while ... Read more

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The download page for this update is up since a few days but there is no download available: http://support.lenovo.com/fr/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e555/do... And when you switch to another language like German or French the older version 1.14 is offered as downlaod. These bugs in your driver download section happen a lot, please fix them!

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Recently i updated my bios in laptop G50 45.During update it suddenly shutdown after that i saw my keyboard fan and battery are do not working.when i tried to reinstall bios it says please insert your batery.

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Hi,I recently updated my Inspiron 17R (7720) to the latest bios however as soon as it completed the process the battery stopped working. When I go into the bios there is the following message:"Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature". The machine has been left off for many hours now and is very cool to the touch however the battery wont engage and the issue persists between multiple battery packs (I have a backup battery too). As far as I can tell it is the bios that has broken my laptop and I am unable to fix it on my own. I have spent many hours trying to fix the issue at this point, following all of the advice that I can find on these forums. I suspect that either the bios has a bug or the laptop has a faulty sensor.Is anyone able to help?

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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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Just got a new DELL battery for my DELL INSPRION 1525. It does not hold the charge longer than 15 minutes. Contacted the place where it was purchased and was told to configure the battery with the BIOS. Went to the DELL Drivers site for the BIOS....cannot get the download for the battery BIOS to take.

Any ideas on that...or why the battery is not performing as it should??

Thanks!!
 

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My laptop's battery stopped working - is sitting at 0% "plugged in, not charging". I know the battery may be dead but trying to do everything I can. One of the suggestions I found out there is to upadate the bios, and there is a newer version on the site that I have downloaded. Problem is it will not let me do this as it says I have to charge to at least 30% first! Laptop functions fine with the power adapter plugged in. Any way around this so I can get the bios updated?

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Hello! I have an x250 notebook.Capacity of my internal battery flows down. Some time i opened lenovo power manager and checked battery. Internal battery is full charged with 12,18V, but external battery is full charged with 12.68V.It is very strange for me. As i know there is no li-ion battery with <4.2V full charge.I recalibrated the battery, no changes.Ok, It is possible that one li-ion battery has lower voltage then other two ones. I checked the voltage - 4.07. 4.07, 4.05 it is great result!Batteries are not charged fully, so capacity is lower then it should be. I found battery FW update for some lenovo notebooks, but i didn't find it for x250.Can you help me?

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I bought 2 batteries original Lenovo 4.4Ah for the tablet on ebay. The battery was sell as new.When I try to charge it just blink ornage and no charge. The seller refuse to take back the battery telling the price was low take as it is. He said all other batteries he sell where ok however this was the last one they sell and they where few years old. Then I did open the battery case and mesure the voltage all batteries was zero. I decide to charge evey single cell wit USB charger and a resistor. I was able to charge all the cell to 3.5-3.6V with a total voltage of 14V. However the pin of the battery show 0V. After reading on web I find out that the firmware is in Ram and consume some power. The for such long period of time drain the battery to 0V, very good design.... to sell battery. With no more power since it is ram the firmware is gone.In any case, I am afraid to buy new battery to get same problem since it is old computer. I have found that there is a lenovo utility for firmware utility but my computer is not in the list. Can I try or there is another solution. Only solution out of firmware update is buy a used working battery and replace with the one I have taking care to keep power during replacement (this is quite touchy). I thought may be to use a similar battery as Thinkpad X61 and just change the case. Maybe there is another third part solution. I hope this information and my experience could be also helpfull to remember others to charge your battery once in a while ... Read more

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Hello,a week ago I updated the BIOS of my Thinkpad T460 from Version 1.07 to 1.10 and then some time later I noticed that from there on the internal battery pack was discharged before the external one. Normally it has to be the other way round.In the beginning I couldn't imagine that it has something to do with the new BIOS but today I installed the old Version 1.07 again and now it works just like before the update and the battery packs are discharged in the right order.I heard also Lenovo engineers and programmers read in this forum and so I decided to write about this problem here. Maybe it's possible to fix this bug in Version 1.10 with a new BIOS-Update. 05-01-2016:Today I installed the update again to see if it's a problem which doesn't appear every time and at first it was just fine, the internal one was discharged at first then the external one followed. But when I started to charge my thinkpad I noticed that now it's just here the other way round, so the external battery pack was charged at first and not the internal one as it would be normal. So I think it's really a bug in T460 BIOS-Version 1.10 which affects the Battery-Management.

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I tried to install a battery  update on my Lenovo T520.  The update fails with an "internal error" message being reported.  The battery does not fully charge and now lasts only a few minutes once the charger is unplugged.  The battery is a Lenovo replacement less then a year old.

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My X230 with 6 cell 44+ battery was working good. Earlier this week, lenovo system update suggested a battery firmware update and I clicked and updated. After the update, the battery is completely dead. Don't understand how this can happen. Anybody has any ideas? This is the original battery and has been working good and still holds about 2 hours charges before its sudden death.

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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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Following a Java Update Request, I no longer have a battery status indicator on my taskbar.
(Windows 10)
Any idea how to get it back?

A:Lost Battery Status Indicator after Java update.

Hi Cambridge Chris
Thanks for writing to us. 
Try the following steps. 
right-click on the taskbar itself, and select “Properties” now click on taskbar, and select notification area and then customize . You should see all the options/icons which should appear/not appear in the taskbar. 
Select as required. 
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message

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My computer is a year old. It was completely fine until I noticed it had stopped charging the battery. After some googling I found there might be a BIOS update I had missed. When trying to install the BIOS update I get a message saying I have to plug in my computer first (which it always is as the batter doesn't have a charge).

The BIOS update program says it wants to upgrade as follows:

BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.60 --> Updated Ver.3.20
EC Version : Current Ver.1.80 --> Updated Ver.1.90

OS: Windows 7
BIOS file I downloaded: bios-20110714132558

Is this a known issue with a fix available?

A:Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!

Hi

Are you sure that you have downloaded and used the right BIOS version!?
I read about the similar error message and finally the user used not compatible BIOS.

Furthermore the VAP (value added package) should be installed in order to update the BIOS!!! In you case I would recommend reinstalling this tool too.

But I?m not quite sure if BIOS update will help you to fix the battery issue?
Maybe you need to replace the battery?

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Intially my battery was dying at 10-30% without any notification of a low battery, which is frustrating when im in the middle of work. Now its escalated to I cannot use it without a charger plugged in. Have to send it in now for repairs and will be without a computer for my summer classes. Still have not received any help as to what to do.

A:Update: Battery now doesnt hold charge on Yoga 910

The charging indicator is blinking amber quickly which is a sign the battery has less than 5%, but my battery level is at a static 87% no matter how long its plugged in for. The second i remove the cord it turns off.

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Hi all,
 
After installing of Battery Firmware Update my brand new battery not recognized by notebook anymore.
It is completely dead.  I am fully upsert.
 
So, people, do not use this app if everything is fine. Application is not stable.
 
Facts:
Laptop: ThinkPad E420
BIOS: 8HET44WW(1.26) - Latest
Operating System: Windows 10.
Power Management Driver: 1.67.11.8 -Latest
Battery Firmware Update Utility: 1.15 -Latest
Battery Model: FRU 42T4799  - (9cell, 55++, T410,  E520, E420, T510...) - Original, Fully compatible. 
 
Proofs:
Screen1: http://imageshack.com/a/img923/8763/cBax7G.png
Screen2: http://imageshack.com/a/img923/165/9Rg71E.png
 
 
Seems like internal battery memory was corrupted due to flashing interruption.
I assumed the root cause is internal software error.
 
I've tried the same on Windows 7/8/XP with all LnvBFU revisions (from v1.2 till v1.15) without any success.
 
But LnvBFU.exe still recognizes the battery, it still able to start flashing.  
And I still have hope to install battery software correctly.
 
Dear Lenovo experts:
1. Please provide steps to correct this error.
2. Please advise how can I get logs of LnvBFU to figure out what's wrong.
3. Please fix this issue in the next LnvBFU revision.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
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A:Battery Firmware Update has killed Brand New E420 ...

Hi, I have a comparable problem over here. Got a brand new Lenovo Yoga 260 three weeks ago, worked completely fine until last wednesday. Processed some lenovo updates including Lenovo Solution Centre and Power Management and now my battery is dead. Everytime i turn on my Yoga 260 i get a battery error message after a few minutes that says the battery is not charging and it should be replaced due to a bad condition. When i open up Lenovo Settings and search for energymanagement it displays the same message telling me the battery is defect due to normal wear and it should be replaced. My problem is that the battery worked completely fine until the moment i installed some Lenovo software updates. I hope lenovo support can provide steps to correct this error instead of forcing me to return it and wait 2 -3 weeks. Thanks in advance. 

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