Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Short battery life X220

Q: Short battery life X220

Hi forumi have had my X220 for many years, and i have always been very happy with it. Not using it so much right now, but it is still important to me.After i updated to Windows 10, i noticed that the battery life was getting shorter - and the battery is even drained when the X220 is not used. My 6 and 9 cell batteries did the same, so i thought that it was because they are old (5-6 years i guess). Therefore i bought a new 6 cell battery ...... but unfortunately it behave in exactly the same way. When fully charged and used for max 20 minuttes pr. day, after 3 days the battery is 'flat'.Does anyone have any idea what to do?Best regardsHenrik - Denmark





/Henrik - DenmarkX220 - i7-2620, 8GB, 128GB Samsung 830 SSD (I just LOVE my X220!)

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Short battery life X220

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Hi,I brought my X220 in 2011 with a 9 cell battery and would get about 14 hours battery life out of it. The battery aged and would not hold full capacity so I brought a new 9 cell battery from Lenovo in December August 2015. But the new battery only gives me 4 hours of battery life. What happened to the other 10 hours I used to get in 2011?-ThinkPad X220 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1Intel Core i5 2520M @ 2.50GHzRAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 664MHzMotherboard LENOVO 4286CTOLCD 1366x768Intel HD Graphics 3000Storage Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:ThinkPad X220 what happened to my battery life?

presque_vu wrote:I brought a new 9 cell battery from Lenovo in December 2015. But the new battery only gives me 4 hours of battery life. What happened to the other 10 hours I used to get in 2011?
1. Has the new battery always delivered only 4 hours on a charge or is this a recent change?
 
2. Could you please post the detailed battery status from ThinkVantage Power Manager. In particular what does it report as overall battery condition as well as the Design Capacity, Full Charge Capacity, Remaining Capacity and Cycle Count? 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

We purchaced a dozen X1 carbon 3444-CU laptops a while back and were seeing short battery life and they seem to be getting hotter then what I would concider "normal". I'm looking to find out what the "normal" is. Our users have an RPD session constantly open along with between 1-5 chrome tabs. What is the battery life range on a X1 carbon 3444-CU?What is the max heat that the X1 carbon 3444-CU is going to give off?

A:Short Battery Life, but a lot of heat.

Hi cdeveringham, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
According to the PSREF (PDF), when new that machine delivered "up to 8.2 hr" of life. It won't get anywhere near that for two reasons: 1. The machine is at least 5 years old and the battery will be close to the end of its life ,and normal aging results in degraded runtime (unless you replaced it). 2. The claimed runtime, particulalry at that time, assumed a favorable setup rarely used in real life. I would assume about half for a new battery, less if your setup is more power-hungry.
 
As for them getting hotter than "normal" it's possible that what today's Windows and applications are working the machine harder than they were 5 years ago. Lenovo doesn't publish "max heat given off".
 
Hope this helps!

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

When I got my Spectre about 6 mo ago I go 8-10 hrs on a charge when doing word processing and e-mail.  However that recently dropped to less than 4 hrs.  After spending several hours with HP Support, we could find nothing obviously wrong with the machine.  A look at the Task Manager CPU useage revealed nothing extraordinary and the HP Battery check indicated the battery was "ok".  In preparing to send the machine back to HP, I decided to first try to reimage it, i.e. wipe the disk and reload the operating system.  HP makes this easy to do.  Once the new image was installed I methodically  loaded each of my major applications one-by-one and retested the battery life after each install.  I now get 8-10 hrs of battery life. During this process I did not update any of the drivers.  This suggests that one of the recent driver upgrades is the culprit to my battery problem so I'm now much more cautious in accepting these.  I always do a restore point before proceeding and test the battery life afterwards. Testing the battery life can be done in several ways.  The key is consistency.  The method I use is to edit the power settings so that the screen stays on and the machine remains awake.  I then just let it sit for a while.  I typically see a loss of 10% of battery power per hour.  Prior to the reimage I saw 25-30% reduction per hour. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

I just recently bought this yoga 720 and saw online that the battery life is supposed to be around 8 to 10 hours. However, I am only getting around 4 hours of battery life. Does anyone know how to fix this problem or what might be causing it. Recently I've only been watching youtube videos so I'm not running any super intensive programs. I have 8th gen i7, 16gb ram, 1 tb ssd, and the uhd 620 graphics card.

A:Yoga 720: short battery life

YouTube videos can be more intensive than you think. And there may be other things running in the background (virus scanners, Windows Updates, cloud storage synchronization) that are shortening your battery life. Battery life claims on just about anything battery-powered are usually best-case scenarios. I can get 6-8 hours out of my 920. But to do that, I do little more than word processing in airplane mode with the screen brightness as dim as I can handle it. Virus scanners are disabled, no external devices attached. If I connect it to my television and stream Amazon movies with the wireless keyboard and mouse attached for control, then 4-5 hours is about all I get, too. 
 
Check Task Manager to see what else is runing. Tweak your virus scanner and any other background programs you have. Turn off anything you can. That'll stretch it. 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.4

I recently purchased an Asus N56V Series laptop. The laptop has impressive specs, including an i7 Core and a Nvidia GT 635M graphics adaptor, so I can understand it having a below average battery life. However, I am only getting 1 to 2 hours of battery life on it, even when I am not running processor and graphic intensive programs. Product review indicate that will battery life for this laptop is below average, the battery should still last 4 hours under normal conditions.

Is there any reason why my battery life is so limited? Has anyone else had similar problems with this model of laptop?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Surprisingly short battery life on new laptop

Are WiFi enabled or Bluetooth? Unless absolutely required, disable.

Also look thru the Control Panel for Power Options and be sure to reduce usage for the Battery Choices.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.4

Hello. My 4th gen ipod's battery is quite short (4-5 hrs) after a full charge. I did all of the recommendations to extend battery life and charge from the wall mount. Also I noticed that when I synch my ipod to my computer, the back gets quite hot and the screen starts to fade and flicker. It's only after I disconnect the ipod to let it cool does the screen comes back. Is there a primary harddrive issue or is the motherboard messed up. I also replaced the battery already thinking the original one was dying. But that didn't seem to help any.

I've already re-formatted the iPod and restored it last night. Haven't tested it yet. Would replacing the harddrive fix this problem. I suspect the harddrive is constantly spinning when it should be resting between accesses.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.4

My Yoga 2 11 bought had been getting good battery life (5-6 hours) but now (in an instant) it's draining very fast (1-2 hours MAX on a full charge) and it's unusually hot underneath. It's always been used on a clean, hard surface. Help??? 

A:Yoga 2 11 Running hot with short battery life

Hi David_EMG  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
It would help if you can generate a battery report ( ac charger unplugged). 
How is the battery health if you hover the cursor on the battery icon below?
 
Battery is a consumable part and depletes its resources in time and heat is one of the factors that can affect battery life. Try running hardware diagnostics along side with this and this test for comparison. 
 
Check the battery status LED indicator (page29) if it goes to the changes from amber blinking to solid white on full charge .  Calibration either using the energy manager via battery gauge reset can also help. Manually you can allow the battery to completely drain and wait for 1-2 hours and then charge it full.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 78.4

Hello,
I had purchased Inspiron 15R 5521 in January 2014 which suddenly has started showing "Battery Permanent Failure,Press F1 to continue" when I turned it on this morning.
This is comparatively very short battery life as my brother has a Samsung which is an older piece then mine but still can run on the battery and one my friend has a Dell XPS which is even older but has a working battery,
any comments?

A:Short Battery Life Inspiron 15R 5521

Hi Techie_28,
Thanks for posting.
I apologize that your battery isn't lasting as long as you expected it to.  Batteries normally last between a year and 18 months under normal use.  Dell provides a 1 year battery warranty which is described below:
Batteries for portable systems and mobile devices are not covered under the same terms as the system warranty. Agents should see the procedure below for determining the warranty of the battery in question.

The standard warranty for a portable computer and/or mobile device FRU battery is 1-year from the date of initial shipment or 90 days from when the battery was last replaced.
Out of Warranty batteries that are replaced using the OWR process described below have a 1 year warranty from the date of service.
Accidental Damage (Complete Care) for portable batteries is covered for the period of the battery warranty if the customer has purchased an Accidental Damage (Complete Care) contract.
Dell Accidental Damage Service does not cover any damage to or defect in the battery that is cosmetic only or otherwise does not affect functionality. Dell is not obligated to repair reasonable wear and tear on the battery and other superficial items, such as scratches and dents that do not materially impair use of the battery.

Hope this helps.
Regards,Robert
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hi. My Lenovo 720s 13" has a battery life of about 3 hours but the website for the product mentions it having up to 9 hours of battery life. On battery saver settings and 87%, I still have 3.5 hours left on the IdeaPad. Does anyone know how to extend battery life to the 9 hours stated previously or where I can look to fix this issue? Thank you.  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hi! I purchased my laptop around 3 to 4 months ago via my school. Initially, the laptop was able to live up to its claims of a "long battery life" but within 2 months, the battery life had decreased from 10 hours to 2-3 hours. Moreover, the laptop seems to be very laggy, despite the fact that the majority of my files are stored in Dropbox and I rarely have anything more than a few google chrome tabs open (and occasionally a microsoft word document open). Are there ways to solve this? Should I purchase a new battery?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Hi All

I have problem that my C50t-A battery life is very short (less than two hours) and usually use laptop for reading, so how to check the actual battery life and if there is problem in my battery. The application of health monitor shows me the battery health is good, but this actually not correct since I need to charge my laptop each two hours or may be less and this very noising since sometimes not easy to get charging in any place. Is there any programm or application to check my laptop battery?

A:Toshiba Satellite C50t-A - battery life is very short

Download a program called HWMonitor from cpuid.com to view the wear level of the battery.

Lithium batteries only last about 3-4 years before needing replacement. They lose about 20%-30% capacity every year.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Short Battery Life Sinks First Windows 8 Notebooks

Confusing dual-mode operating system, no Start button, counterintuitive swipe gestures? None of these things spells doom for Windows 8. What will kill Microsoft's newest operating system is the abysmal battery life of the systems on which it's supposed to perform the best.

For all of Windows 8's strengths, its one major weakness might be something no one saw coming; significantly worse battery life than the previous generation of PCs.

Leading up to the launch of Windows 8, we saw progressively longer endurance on the two most-portable categories of notebooks. As of September, the average ultraportable (a notebook with a screen size of 11 to 13 inches and weighing less than 4 pounds) lasted 6 hours and 52 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test (Web surfing via Wi-Fi, screen at 40% brightness). The average thin-and-light (12 to 14 inches, less than 6 pounds) was right behind, at 6 hours and 40 minutes.
However, when we started adding Windows 8 notebooks to the mix, those averages receded faster than Steve Ballmer?s hairline. By November, the ultraportable average dropped by half an hour, and the average thin-and-light decreased by 10 minutes. A number of challenges face OEMs and Microsoft when it comes to the adoption of Windows 8, from design to pricing. But solving all those issues will be moot until they fix the most basic requirement for any laptop ? good battery life. www.laptopmag.com

Link: Short Battery Life Sinks F... Read more

A:Short Battery Life Sinks First Windows 8 Notebooks

just curious but are the systems running the same internal hardware ie cpu's/gpu's?

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hi All,

I am having a problem with my Acer aspire s3 ultrabook (i7 2637 4GB ram running windows 7 home premium 64 bit).

The fan is on all the time, really loud and noisy, and the laptop is usually heating up too rapidly, and the battery life is less than 1 hour on power saving mode!! I don't know how it became this way, but I think that I once downloaded the windows 8 preview, installed it, but nothing happened, and I could not detect it on the control panel or in my hard-drive, it just disappeared, and my laptop has not been well eversince. I am not sure If I want to restore it or if I have a restoration point before the problem, but I have important software I do not want to lose. Is there any solution for that?

Thanks

A:laptop heating, fan loud, battery life short in windows 7

dalhoomist,
Welcome to SF. Have you ever opened the bottom up to change ram or your HDD? I would open it up and see how much that exposes the guts and especially the fan which I would take a very close look at and then clean it with air and a damp q-tip. Air flow is critical and these fans get dirty and even clumps of dust can break off and slow if not block the flow of air.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 18-07-2016
Ran by daniel (administrator) on DANIELTOSH (20-07-2016 12:55:33)
Running from C:\Users\daniel\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: daniel (Available Profiles: daniel)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbaseprovisioning.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
(Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.) C:\Program Files (x86)\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\PasswordUtility\GFNEXSrv.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Framework\Common\avgsvca.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek Bluetooth Filter Driver Package\BTDevMgr.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgwdsvca.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA System Driver\TOSTABSYSSVC.e... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

Just bought the new 4k 13 inch spectre x360. So far it has been great, except that I am getting nowhere near the advertised battery life. I have already researched these forums, and read the tips located here - http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c00596784 - and here (translated from Spanish to English) - http://h30467.www3.hp.com/t5/Consejos-de-Expertos-para-notebooks/Consejos-de-mantenimiento-de-Bater%... - and nothing has helped.  In just 2 hours of up time with the screen set to 50% or less, I reached 20% battery remaining. This was only with web browsing and some office processses such as email and Microsoft Word. Do I have a bad battery, or is the battery life overall just not as good (or even close to) advertised? The laptop is less than 30 days old. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 61.2

Hi,
Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in findnearyou.com Findnearyou.com
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

To all owners of X1 Carbon 2017 (5th gen).I read all of those reviews where people are impressed by 10+ hours of battery life (15,5h advertised), but I can't really figure out how....!? First time I tested was a normal working day - Firefox (a lot of Flash it must be said), Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. Nothing really heavy, no peripherals except Bluetooth mouse. Brightness dimmed 1 level below the ideal. It lasted for about 4 hours! I windows's list of apps affecting battery life, Firefox was on 1st place with 32-35% Second attempt - same set of tasks, however less Firefox (no flash) - 7 hours. Now in the middle of a 3rd attempt (using Opera this time) - battery time remaining indication goes over 10h only when I completely stop using the laptop Not many apps running in the background either (Dropbox, Skype...) So my question - do you guys get more than 10h of battery life and HOW? Do you enable "Battery Stretch"? How actively do you use it and for what?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

Why is HP  so shy of giving a Life-Time Warranty for their Notebooks....?

A:Most Disappointing "Short-Life" of HP Warranty....!!!

Hi, Do you know what is Life-Time Warranty REALLY means ? All standard consumers products have 1 year or 2 years (in some countries) warranty. Not just HP, all of them. You can BUY option or options to get more than standard warranty by laws applicable for your country and HP has Care Packs, you can extend warranty with your money. Regards.  

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Is there any real difference between a 29+ and a 44+ battery when used in an x220 laptop??













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:X220 battery question

'afternoon.
 
no difference in usage or performance.
the 44 is the X230 battery, that also works in the X220. it's got an extra chip in it that the x230 uses to allow charging.
the 29 is the X220 battery, that will power the X230, but will not recharge in the X230, because it lacks the chip.
 
my X220 came with the 29+ 6-cell. i ordered a 4-cell from the Lenovo store and received the 44. works perfectly.
 
hth.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

The window employed by the RUN ipconfig command appears and disappears in a fraction of a second (too short to read its content)

ipconfig /all yields te same result
ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt does not manage to write anything to the .txt file

On the other hand the command services.msc generates the nowmal window with information.

I am using a SONY VAIO Notebook model PCGGRT716S

Has anyone come across this problem?
 

A:Solved: ipconfig's window has a short life

you need to put

CMD

in the run window
that will keep the black DOS window open on the screen
then you can type commands
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Despite the manufacturer's claim of 7 hours battery life on my Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKB - 81BN (S/N: MP1CHQTJ), I only get around 3-4 hours. This is with light usage, Reddit, a little bit of youtube etc. CPU usage was mostly around 0-5% the entire time. This was with the max CPU state in power settings reduced from 100% to 85%. However, I do have the screen at 100% brightness. As a different test, I tried doing (almost) nothing (apart from keeping the screen bright), and got 6 hours out of the battery. Is there a simple solution to increase this? It's only a 30 Wh battery (2 cell). Maybe in the future, a 60 Wh (4 cell?) one will come out for this model?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hey there,
Yes you read it correctly: I have just received mine, which I purchased because of battery life and overheating and fan noise issues on the Dell XPS 13 i7 7th gen. The 8th gen was supposed to have solved all the issues the previous version was plagued with...
Well... I unboxed it, loaded all of my softwares, installed all the WIndows updates, Dell drivers, you name it. Charged it and started using it. When I unplugged the power cord, first estimate was 4hrs on the Windows battery indicator. Then I installed BatteryBar to have a more reliable estimator. Same.
Later on, I discovered a very strong and very loud fan. Unsurprisingly, the underneath was burning hot.
Got the support team on the phone, whilst I was talking with them, the fan kicked in and I even could give them a glimpse of how loud that was over the phone.
Has any of the lucky owners of the XPS 13 i7 8th gen come across similar issues? 
Sometimes, I am just baffled by the world there is between the promise and the reality....

A:XPS 13 8th gen i7 16GB RAM QHD+ Battery Issues 4hrs battery life tops

A brand new system may have an unusually high level of background tasks running simultaneously, such as Windows and other applications checking for and downloading updates, Windows monitoring your usage to optimize technologies such as PreFetch for your usage patterns, etc.  You might want to conduct a battery test after things have settled in a bit more.  The QHD+ display takes 2-3 hours off of the expected battery life, but you should still get 7-8 hours under normal use.  Then again, if you're heavy on WiFi and max out display brightness, you'll get less than that.  The fact that the fans are kicking on also suggests there's an unusually high level of background activity running, so check Task Manager to see if you can find out what's responsible for that.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi,
I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

I have an x220 running windows 10 and I recently left it idle and unplugged for ~2 months.  When I started it back up again the battery gauge was way off.  The gauge drops down to about 7% within 5 minutes or so but it will continue running for >2 hours while playing videos and surfing the internet.  They battery report claims a design capacity of 62,160 mWh and a full charge capacity of 3,110 mWh. I have tried to reset the battery gauge by full charging and the fully discharging the battery about 5 times to no avail.  Any thoughts?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

I have an x220 running windows 10 and I recently left it idle and unplugged for ~2 months.  When I started it back up again the battery gauge was way off.  The gauge drops down to about 7% within 5 minutes or so but it will continue running for >2 hours while playing videos and surfing the internet.  They battery report claims a design capacity of 62,160 mWh and a full charge capacity of 3,110 mWh. I have tried to reset the battery gauge by full charging and the fully discharging the battery about 5 times to no avail.  Any thoughts?

A:X220 inaccurate battery gauge

Hi, have you tried the lenovo companion gauge reset?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hello there, I've recently bought a new 9 cell 44++ battery for my X220 from Amazon (directly from Amazon, labelled as original Lenovo part, no markeptlace!), but I'm not sure if my new battery is legit.What makes me suspicious is the 'CAUTION' text in the middle lower part of the battery.It tells 'CAUTION: ... Use of another battery may present a fire or expotion' , while my original 29+ battery states 'explosion' as it should be. Is there any way how I can tell if this battery is legit?Here are a few pictures of the packaging and the battery: https://imgur.com/a/6ybw4Thanks a lot!


























DSC_0759.JPG ?3071 KB

A:X220 44++ battery from Amazon counterfeit?

You have Lenovo genuine battery.A photo of the same battery is belowhttps://download.lenovo.com//Images/Parts/45N1175/7.jpg

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

I just bought a new 9 cell battery in my ThinkPad X220 to replace the previous 6y old one.The battery is genuine Lenovo, from a reputable trader, FRU 45N1029, manufactured 2017.02. Exactly the same as the previous, except it is 44++ instead of 29++ (this is about the authentication chip afaik, but this should not be problem at X220).After replacing the battery and connecting the AC adapter the battery led blinks 3x green acknowledging the connection, after blinks slowly 11x orange, then 3x fast orange, and 1x fast green. Then it remains off. If I start the computer it says battery is in unknown state (not known whether it's charging or discharging) and is at 0%. Also other parameters like manufacturer, cycle count, etc can not be queried. This did not change with operating the computer for an hour. Then I turned off and let it with AC connected overnight. Nothing changed. Of course I also examined the connection, the battery is in place and should be electrically connected. Testing with the old battery charging and everything else looks normal. See `tlp-stat -b` outputs below the post.Do you know the led blink codes detailed above what do they mean?Do you have any idea to explain this behaviour? Is there anything special about installation of this battery? May it be faulty and if so what could be the problem? Old battery, `tlp-stat -b` output: +++ ThinkPad Battery Features
tp-smapi = active
tpacpi-bat = active

+++ ThinkPad Battery Status: BAT0 (Main / Internal)
/... Read more

A:X220: new battery does not charge after first installation

Hello and welcome to the CommunityThe battery seems a fake, or its controller dead as it doesn't communicate with laptop EC/BIOS. Even though the batteries for x220 don't have HW authentication protection, there is a protocol to communicate with laptop.Could you provide the battery' label photo, with quality enough to recognize the symbols?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Hello lovely people, recently I've been experiencing this error after I press the power button of my X220. I've been reading through some people's posts about this error and one of the topics concerning it seems to be the battery and the charger. I've tried three options: - With both charger and battery- Without battery, with charger- Without charger, with battery and the scenario is the same in all three situations. Pressing the ThinkVantage button does nothing. Multiple people discussing this error online have suggested that in this case, the issue is probably the motherboard. 1) If that's the case, what does it mean for my ThinkPad? Sorry I'm a noob - does it mean it's dead, are my data lost or can I just replace it with a new one without either of those things being threatened? 2) If it isn't the case, what are other possible reasons for this error? Should I call an IT service? Thank you sincerely for caring. All my work is inside this machine and I've developed a strong emotional attachment to it , so any responses will be greatly appreciated! Have a great day,Kyf

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Hello All! Hoping someone can help with a strange issue. Very recently my x220 started intermittently "losing" the battery. Here are the characteristics of the issue: - Sometimes the machine will boot, and I will see the battery status detected, charge percentage, etc. After a few minutes, however, the x220t status will simply change to "battery not detected." When this happens, I can unplug the laptop from AC power and it will run perfectly off the battery, albeit with no indication of charge level.- Other times I'll get the "no battery detected" issue right away upon booting. Again, the laptop will still run on battery power when unplugged.- Most of the time when I try to boot on battery power, I'll get a "critical low battery" warning and the machine will not boot at all. However, if I plug in AC power, it will boot, and if the battery has a charge, it will again run on battery power (while still saying "battery not detected").- On occasion, allowing the battery to drain completely and then rebooting on AC power will cause the computer to detect the battery again, although most of the time it will "lose" the battery again. I am currently running the most recent version of Kubuntu as the only OS, however I recently had Win10 on there as well, and windows did not detect the battery at all, despite attempts to uninstall and reinstall drivers, update firmware, etc.  It is an original Lenovo battery, although I recently did purchase an aftermarket batte... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

A:X220 Thinkpad Tablet not indicating battery

Hello and welcomeIs the battery Lenovo genuine or from the aftermarket and has been replaced yourself?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Guys...I am planning to replace the battery for my 6 yr old Lenovo X220 . The laptop is still doing grt. I placed an order for 29++ battery online as the laptop was originally fitted with 29+ battery. What I have received in the package is 44++ battery.Just wondering if its ok to retain and use this 44++ battery with my Lenovo X220?Plz help.Cheers// Abhishek

A:Battery replacement fro Lenovo Thinkpad X220

Welcome to the CommunityThe 44 series of the batteries is a replacement one for outdated 29 series.The question you should aware is the battery genuineness, not a fake.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

A battery firmware popped up to download. I downloaded it but it could not finish and restarted my computer. Now, it is indicating that I do not have a battery though I clearly do. What can I do to fix this?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

I am using a non genuie battery in a X220 without any problems. Now I want to make a Firmware-Update from 1.28 to 1.43. Do I have to expect that the non-genuie battery with firmware 1.43 may no longer be charged?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Hello I am using ThinkPad X220 with 9-cell battery (FRU P/N 42T4940)Yesterday, I update my system with Lenovo system Update, and the battery firmware update is the only important updates that I (try) to install. Long story short, when the program said that the sytem will automatically shuts down after the firmware update is complete, I clicked next to start the upgrade. Suddenly my system shut down right after the firmware upgrade started and when I turn it on again, it said that the firmware upgrade was failed and I need to turn my computer off. After I turn my computer on, the Power Manager said that my battery canot be charged because of poor condition from normal wear (my battery still can hold more than 85% of charge, more specifically 87%).I even tried to update it again using Windows 7 but no luck. From that on, I cannot charge my battery despite any ways that I tried (reset power gauge, take off the battery while the system turned on and charge it when it turned off, etc) Is there any solution for my problems?Anyway I am using the latest version of BIOS available (1.42 - EC 1.24)I am using UEFI booting with GRUB as main bootloader (Windows 10 and Debian 8.0) but when using Windows 7 I am using the legacy booting with GRUB as main bootloader

A:Thinkpad X220 Battery Not Charging After Failed Fi...

It may be that the battery is just failing.  There is a lot more to battery health than how much charge the cells can take,  If yours is the original battery for the machine, it has been used for a normal life.  The service manual for your machine https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60739_04.pdf
 
shows the procedure for checking the battery with a meter on page 34, but there are orter types of failure that won't show up.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Hi there, I'm having issue with ThinkPad X220 laptop.. This is the issue With battery = Running perfectly & smoothly With battery and charging wire plugged in = Running perfectly & smoothly !- Without battery ONLY charging wire plugged in = Runs very slow. CPU looks limited to certain percentage, won't run higher than 25%. -! Tried changing around battery power option no different.. also tried see-ing at the Intel Graphics Application.. like no changes. I think is something related to CPU being limited... but I don't know how to change.. can someone help me. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi I just bought a used Lenovo X220 in mint condition. It came with Windows 10 installed and everything works fine apart from teh trackpad. It just feels very innacurate especially when moving slowly and trying to click on something small.....it kind of jumps around in a very small area, making it very frustrating to be accurate. It's as if it is only moving in rather large square movements around the screen rather than smoothly.   I've read various threads about these trackpads and issues with using certain power supplies. But my problem is happening on battery power or with it plugged in. I keep trying different drivers that I come across on forums, but nothing seems to change.  I have read in a couple of places that using the drivers from the Synaptics site are much better, but they dont seem to install for me. Can anyone tell me exactly which ones to use from their site? I was just going for the top ones for Windows 10, but there are two? There is no Bios update program on the lenovo site for windows 10, although some people seem to think updating the Bios might help. Any ideas about this? Is there anything I can do about this, as it's so frustrating I can barely use it. I dont like the track point either. Im currently using a mouse which tracks great!  I'd really appreicate any help Thanks in advance 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi I just bought a used Lenovo X220 in mint condition. It came with Windows 10 installed and everything works fine apart from teh trackpad. It just feels very innacurate especially when moving slowly and trying to click on something small.....it kind of jumps around in a very small area, making it very frustrating to be accurate. It's as if it is only moving in rather large square movements around the screen rather than smoothly.   I've read various threads about these trackpads and issues with using certain power supplies. But my problem is happening on battery power or with it plugged in. I keep trying different drivers that I come across on forums, but nothing seems to change.  I have read in a couple of places that using the drivers from the Synaptics site are much better, but they dont seem to install for me. Can anyone tell me exactly which ones to use from their site? I was just going for the top ones for Windows 10, but there are two? There is no Bios update program on the lenovo site for windows 10, although some people seem to think updating the Bios might help. Any ideas about this? Is there anything I can do about this, as it's so frustrating I can barely use it. I dont like the track point either. Im currently using a mouse which tracks great!  I'd really appreicate any help Thanks in advance 

A:X220 trackpad jittery, on battery or mains power!?

Good day.
 
Do you have the X220T or the X220 clamshell laptop?
 
Regards.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

I have recently gotten an X220 and couldn't be much happier with it, especially considering it's a laptop from 2011. However, I purchased a few new batteries with it, an original 6cell one and two 9 cell ones which are not original units, and these wear down extremely fast; about 40% in half a year approximately. I don't keep them charging when fully charged, nor do I run them down to almost 0%, so I am not sure what causes this extremely high wear.  Now I expected the non-original batteries to wear down pretty fast, but not this fast. Could it be that I'm using a 90W adapter? Does this charge on a higher voltage/current which these batteries cannot handle? I've measured the voltage of the adapter, and it runs at 20.5 volts when not connected to the X220, so that seems ok. Any ideas? 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

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   

Read other answers