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Q: Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 - Not charging when battery ne...

Hello everyone,About a week ago, I got an error message saying something like the battery cannot be identified (I'm trying to find a screenshot somewhere).Since that moment, the battery does not charge when the AC adapter is plugged in, while the battery is nearly full (>90%).I found this thread and it fits exactly to my problem: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-14-battery-quot-plugged-i... I understand that this behaviour might be a feature to improve the batteries lifespan, but I really want to get rid of that.The Lenovo Settings App offers the option to manually set the charging-threshold to 40-100%, but setting it to 100% or turning the feature off does not change anything.Another side effect is that the charging process does not begin until about 1 minute after the AC adapter is plugged in.I didn't knowingly change anything on the software configuration when the problem appeared, the said error message appeared while watching YouTube-videos. lg, couka

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 - Not charging when battery ne...

Hi, welcome to the forums.

I do not know a solution for your problem, but I want to suggest you some trial an error to see if it can be software related issue.

1) Check the Lenovo Settings and see if it asks you to update the System Interface Foundation drivers.
2) Check the support site and just in case check that you have the latest BIOS and the latest "Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 "

After that check the "Lenovo Settings" and give it a try turning on the option of "extended the battery life", set it to a 80% and give it some time for it to discharge. After that disable that feature to see if the battery charges back again.

Also on "Lenovo Settings", on the same "battery/power" page it has a "restablish" options, maybe you can also try that later.

Sorry that this is just some trial and error, but it is what it cames to my mind right now.

Regards

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As I'm typing this now im running on about 20% battery and dropping. I've had my Z710 Ideapad for almost 2 years now. within these 2 years I've replaced the battery twice, got 3 new adapters, and had sent it in for the factory to basiclly gut it and replace it with graphics drives that were inferior to the previous ones.  So needless to say Its really annoying that now my biggest problem is that my laptop now will randomly stop charging randomly, regardless of if its on or off.

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As I'm typing this now im running on about 20% battery and dropping. I've had my Z710 Ideapad for almost 2 years now. within these 2 years I've replaced the battery twice, got 3 new adapters, and had sent it in for the factory to basiclly gut it and replace it with graphics drives that were inferior to the previous ones.  So needless to say Its really annoying that now my biggest problem is that my laptop now will randomly stop charging randomly, regardless of if its on or off.

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

Hi there, Vaigne -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
1: Remove the AC adapter plug.
2: Remove the battery.
3: Press the power button for about 30 seconds. This will clear the capacitors.
4: Insert the battery and plug in the AC adapter.
5: Press the power button.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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Hello, My recently bought Thinkpad Yoga 14 recently had this strange problem going on. The battery goes down, even when the AC cord is plugged in. The battery message says "plugged in, not charging". What exactly is the problem, and how do I fix it? The laptop came with Windows 10. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! ??

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

It isn't a problem.  The battery has a nearly full charge, so the charging turns off so as not to "cook" the battery.  If you unplug the battery and let it run down a while, then plug it in, it will charge.  I tend not to charge mine until it gets under about 70%.  A Lithium battery slowly degrades after a certain number of charges.

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The battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery after it was calibrated using one key. Before that, the battery was working perfectly, lasting close to 5 hours. Now the laptop shuts off when unplugged and the battery status is constantly changing. I've had this laptop for approximately a year now and it was unused and left in an unopened box for the first 8 months. 

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My Yoga 370 is not charging eventhough the adapter is pluged in. The power stays constant at 39%. When I disconnect the adapter the power decreases as normal but it dosen't charge anymore. I'm afraid that when it reaches 0% the Laptop won't work without power cable. It says in the settings: connectet, not charging (in German).Greetings Mogli

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

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I have a BRAND NEW ThinkPad P71.  The A/C adaptor is plugged into the laptop and the green light next to it is illuminated.  On the screen in the lower right hand there is the Lenovo Vantage battery icon showing the percentage of power level in the battery.  There is also the system battery icon in all white showing the same power level when you hover over it.  BOTH icons display, "plugged in, not charging" and I have confirmed the outlet my laptop is plugged into is working properly to supply power.  When I unplug the A/C adaptor and the battery power percentage reduces and after plugging the A/C adaptor back into laptop the battery power percentage does not increase. I have also done what Lenovo recommends which is to unplug the adaptor, remove the battery, and re-engage BUT nothing has changed.  For some reason the battery is simply not re-charging.  Anyone else have this problem OR does anyone know another solution?  

A:Battery NOT Re-Charging for ThinkPad P71

Win7 or Win10?  Probably the latter.
 
Is the latest Power Management Driver (for 7/10) installed?  Power Manager (for 7) installed?
 
Barring a defective battery or some other hardware issue with your P71 (and worst case, it's under warranty so you can call Lenovo to open a ticket and get a technician to come out and solve your problem with appropriate parts replacements, whatever it might be), it might be that the software is simply deciding not to "charge" because of a battery plan agenda or Registry values set so that no charging is occurring (under software control) even though you've now tried to drain it a bit so that it really should have reached its lower-threshold to reactivate charging.
 
I recently learned of a Registry hack to set the low/high limits in Win10 to match the customizable values for the Lenovo Win7 Power Manager (which does not exist in Win10).  After installing this REG file Win10 battery charging behavior will work like it does in Win7 with Power Manager, meaning there is your own low threshold value above which no charging occurs but below which charging once again kicks in.  And then charging continues until the upper threshold is reached at which charging stops (thus avoiding charging all the way up to 100%, but stopping below it... say at 96%).  Curiously, Win10 seems to reset the primary parameter values of the REG file whenever a Windows Update is applied (e.g. overnight) or on other unknown circumstanc... Read more

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I have a BRAND NEW ThinkPad P71.  The A/C adaptor is plugging into the laptop and the green lisght next to it is illuminated.  On the screen in the lower right hand there is the Lenovo Vantage battery icon showing the percentage of power level in the battery.  There is also the system battery icon in all white showing the same power level when you hover over it.  BOTH icons display, "plugged in, not charging" and I have confirmed the outlet my laptop is plugged into is working properly to supply power.  When I unplug the A/C adaptor and the battery power percentage reduces and after plugging the A/C adaptor back into laptop the battery power percentage does not increase. I have also done what Lenovo recommends which is to unplug the adaptor, remove the battery, and re-engage BUT nothing has changed.  For some reason the battery is simply not re-charging.  Anyone else have this problem OR does anyone know another solution?  

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Hello! I am coming back to my laptop after not having used in much over the summer and I noticed that it says "plugged in, not charging". When I unplug it, the battery starts to go down but it will not go back up if I plug it back in. I cannot remove the battery so I am hoping that there is some way for me to fix it through the settings on the computer. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hello, where can I find the charging indicator on the Thinkpad Yoga? When I'm charging the machine (turned off) I don't see any light or other charging indicator. Is this normal? ThanksRegardsRango

A:Thinkpad Yoga Charging Indicator

Hi Rango,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga doesn?t have a dedicated indicator for charging status.
 
The illuminated dots in the ThinkPad logo on the outer lid of your computer and on the palm rest show the system status of your computer:
 
? Blinks for three times: The computer is initially connected to the power.
? On: The computer is on (in normal mode).
? Off: The computer is off or in hibernation mode.
? Blinks fast: The computer is entering sleep or hibernation mode.
? Blinks slowly: The computer is in sleep mode.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.



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Good Morning, I have a strage problem:When the power adapter is plugged in, the indicator light is orange. The Windows battery symbol in the task bar is animated as charging. When I hover the mouse over it, it says "charging". The Problem is: It isn't charging at all.Now the strage part: If I plug the same cable into my OneLink+ adapter and connect the OneLink with my computer it is actually charging.The problem could be caused by the ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 (V.1.21.1.14) I did a few days ago. I'm not sure though and I have no idea how to undo the update. Configuration:ThinkPad X1 Yoga Type 20FQ, 20FR.Windows 10 Pro (newest version (KB3206632))Ask me, if you need more info.Odiously neither the power adapter nor the battery are causing the problem.  Kind regards B.

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Hi all Anyone else experience their ThinkPad Pen Pro (the one included with the laptop which charges inside the laptop) not charging? I stuck it into a ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 1 and it charged successfully  Thanks, Hubert

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (20LF) - pen not charging

Nope.  Mine charges fine.  I have other issues but pen charging is not one of them.  If yours charges fine in another laptop that to me means nothing is wrong with the pen but something is wrong with the pen charging on your X1Y3.  Since its new  I personally would call support.

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Good Morning, I have a strage problem:When the power adapter is plugged in, the indicator light is orange. The Windows battery symbol in the task bar is animated as charging. When I hover the mouse over it, it says "charging". The Problem is: It isn't charging at all.Now the strage part: If I plug the same cable into my OneLink+ adapter and connect the OneLink with my computer it is actually charging.The problem could be caused by the ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 (V.1.21.1.14) I did a few days ago. I'm not sure though and I have no idea how to undo the update. Configuration:ThinkPad X1 Yoga Type 20FQ, 20FR.Windows 10 Pro (newest version (KB3206632))Ask me, if you need more info.Odiously neither the power adapter nor the battery are causing the problem.  Kind regards B.

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Hello,I just joined the Forum.I have a Thinkpad R400 that has recently stopped charging its battery. More details.Model 74401 Gb disk, dual boot Win7 and LinuxMint 18.Recently upgraded RAM from 4Gb to 8Gb. New RAM is recognized.The "results" are the same with or with out Dock attached."AC Power Status" LED remains dark.New battery, former battery not charging either (old battery causes "Battery Status" LED to flash orange).New battery lights up Battery Status LED, and hovering over battery icon will show percentage of charge and not charging.New AC power supply, both new and old, read 20 volts DC at the yellow barrel connector.Will not boot by AC power supply only (battery removed, error message about low battery and powers off)I tried the AC and battery removed and 10 one second pushes on Power Button followed by holding Power Button down for 30 seconds, no change.I removed (under Win7) the Microsoft ACPI and Battery drivers under Device Manager. no change.Battery (new or old) does not charge when laptop is powered off and AC power supply connected. Problem may have begun several weeks ago when I closed the laptop without shutting down and put it in my backpack.A week or so later, its battery was dead when I pulled it out to use it again. Any ideas? Thanks,Fordy2 

A:Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

DC power jack gone bad?  .

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, my ThinkPad went out of battery. I left it plugged to charge it, but could not start it any more in battery mode.When plugged, my laptop works properly, except for the battery which is "plugged in, not charging".I have tried many tips suggested on forums, including removing the battery, starting with and without the battery, updating the whole Lenovo software suite. I could not install any new version of the Battery Manager, since none is available for the E550.Has anyone encountered this problem? Anything to suggest?Cheers,Ben

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Hi all Both my external and internal battery of my X240 is not charging even though the charger is plugged in. None of the solution in this forum worked for me.I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers under Battery in Device Manager.I tried reinstalling Power Management software.All of the above didn't work. I think the problem is my charger because I tried unplugging the external and internal battery but plugged only the ac adapter, the laptop couldn't boot up.  Is there any possibility (outside the battery, and which one?) that there is software fault or maybe the plug of the charger in the laptop broken?  please help anybody. I really need the laptop to write my thesis

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Hello I own a thinkpad S1 yoga laptop (core i3 processor and 4 GB RAM). It suddenly stopped charging using 45W adapter (20V, 2.5 A). However, it is charging fine using a 90W adapter (20V, 4.5 A) which I got with my previous Lenovo laptop Any recent windows or system updates caused this? Is there any solution other than using a 90W adapter which I am scared to use as it may charge 47W battery too rapidly casuing a quick death of battery or explosion in the worst case. Please help

A:Thinkpad S1 Yoga stopped charging with a 45W adapter

Hi Chaitanya,Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding your 45W AC Adapter is not charging your ThinkPad S1 Yoga
I believe the AC Adapter has gone bad as you have mentioned that its charging fine with 90W Adapter 
I don't think so it is caused due to software or Windows updates. You can also check whether its getting charged in shutdown mode or not to confirm. 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hello,My brand new i7 8gig ssd tpy has suffered from an charging fault. DO NOT charge an additional device (phone) from the tpy. Mine went into a thermal runaway and luckly I caught it.I had put the laptop to sleep and on charge with my phone into a USB. The laptop got extreamly hot very quickly and no cooling or shut off activated. I would hate to see what happens if left unattended.My yoga now will not boot and is stuck in "sleep mode" also.

A:THINKPAD YOGA DANGEROUS CHARGING FAULT

swwils,
 
Sorry to hear about this!   First and foremost, I recommend you contact service and have the system checked out and repaired before using it again.
 
Could you also tell us a bit more about the configuration?     What phone did you plug in, and what is the specifified input power required for charging that phone?  (You could look at the output power rating of the adapter that came with the phone).
 
Which USB port did you plug the phone into?
 
How much charge did the ThinkPad battery have when you put it to sleep? (Suspend)  Also, please confirm you put it in suspend / sleep vs hibernation?
 
Thanks!
 
Mark



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Hello, I am experiencing a problem with my yoga 370 When plugged to lenovo docking station on usb-C, it work fine however, when pluged to an USB-C power adapter (45W), or an external battery (USB-C - 45W as well), il says it is charging, however : - it is not (or very slowly) - I am experiencing significant performance drop (laptop using only 10% of CPU power , opening windows setting menu takes more than 10 seconds !) I just cannot understand why this is happening, USB-C is supposed to be pretty standard, isn't it ? AND I found that : - lenovo chargers are clunky, having a smaller USB-C (apple like) one would be much better  - having a spare battery is a must for long flights, ... Any ways to solve this issues I seems, according to the link below that this is a bios issueany comment on this ?https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/ThinkPad-Yoga-460-Big-loss-of-performan... thanks a lot

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Hi!I have Samsung Galaxy S8. It have USB Type-C connector and charger which can deliver up to ~18W(?). I know from some sources that I can charge my phone via Laptop charger (it will step down voltages and amps accordingly). But I'm curious if it will work another way around. So if I can charge X1 Yoga 2 with Samsung Galaxy S8 charger?Best RegardsTomas.

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2 Charging via phone charger

No.  You need 20V output, 45W

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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.

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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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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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hi, just recently I've noticed that battery in my Yoga never goes above 90%. When I hower on the battery icon it says plugged in, charging, but no matter how long I keep it charging it's still 90%. I don't know if it can be related but I've updated to Windows 8.1I tried to reinstall power management software, drivers, reset battery gauge with lenovo sw but nothing helped. Any ideas?

A:Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi emx0r,thanks for posting. Based from your post there is a possibility that your machine may be set to optimised battery Life. What you can do is open up the Lenovo Energy Management and under battery ensure that it is set to Maximum Battery life.Hope this helps.Regards

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My battery is at 0% available, plugged in charging, but it never goes about 0%. I've tried resetting the battery gauge in Energy Manger 1.0.1.49 but that only runs for a few seconds and reports that the gauge reset is complete. I've also disabled the ACPI control in device manager then enabling it and the icon appears to be charging but only for a few seconds then stops. Having conservation mode on or off doesn't seem to make any difference. The latest BIOS is installed and I believe I have the latest version of Energy Manager. Anyone else having this problem?













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A:Yoga 2 Pro Battery not charging

I've experienced this a couple times on my new Yoga 2 as well. The first instance, it just started charging again after about an hour of use. The second time, I rebooted after about an hour of it being plugged in and not charging, and once I reached the desktop, the battery showed 43%, but still not charging.. So i guess it was actually charging the whole time without showing it?After about 2 days of ownership, I've decided to do a clean install of windows 8.1 followed by loading all the necessary drivers listed on lenovo's product page, and I can happily say this 0% plugged in not charging thing hasn't happened again.

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I recently noticed that my battery was showing 10 percent when it had been plugged in all day. I plugged it in and it didnt seem like it was charging. I could see the laptop plugged in animation, but it was not charging. I woke up the next morning it was showing 96 percent, which at this point should be 100 percent.  I'm now noticing that it's just not charging.  Are there known issues? Regardless, this is totally unacceptable. 

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i have lenovo yoga 720 13" inch model, if i charge the battery lights indicator its still turned on even my device after fully charged. so can i charging my laptop overnight, and does my laptop have overcharge protection ??  

A:yoga 720 13" charging battery

Hi Ferry-indra,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Placing the laptop connected to the charger overnight with proper autosurge/ voltage regulator device is safe.
 
The battery itself have a special overcharger protection as described in the manual page 22:
"Battery charging does not start until the Power Meter shows that less than 95% of the total power remains; under this condition the battery pack can charge to 100% of its capacity. This protects the battery pack from being overcharged or from having a shortened life."
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello
I bought Lenovo YOGA 500 in March 15, two weeks ago I downloaded driver easy and updated Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver after that my laptop stopped charging and I thought the charger isn't working, so I bought a new charger and I have been charging it for like 6 hours and it's still stuck in 2%
I tried to uninstall Microsoft ACPI compliant control method battery driver and restar the system and still not working :<
I tried doing the trubleshooting but I coudn't find "Run as Administrator" and tried doing Command Prompt as admin but couldn't find any issue....
I tried everything on the internet but nothing is working <\3
I tought at the frist the problem was because of the charger but it makes none sense <\3
I'm realy afraid that my laptop will never work again, do I need a new one? or a new battery?
oh yeah I almost forgot when I click on the battery logo it doesn't give me how much it'll take, there's only "calculating"
 
Thank you for reading
 
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A:Yoga 600 - battery isn't charging

THE BATTERY DECREASED TO 1%!!!! <\3
WHAT SHOULD I DO?!

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Simple question but very troublesome. I cannot charge the laptop when the power is on, while the charging functions normally when the power is off. When the laptop is on, I could see the battery sign on next to the bettery indicator on the screen, but the amount just stays stagnant. Please help me with this issue. Thank you!

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The charging port for my Lenovo Thinpad Yoga 15 is broken. A small part in the charging port fell out.When placed back into the port it will cause the laptop to turn on but not charge.Below you will see the charging port with and without the small part inserted and the small part itself.The error message which is also shown below pops up when the small part is re inserted and laptop powered on. I think it could be a problem with the AC power jack.Machine Type : 20DQCTO1WWAny suggestions to fix this problem.Thank you.

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The charging port for my Lenovo Thinpad Yoga 15 is broken. A small part in the charging port fell out.When placed back into the port it will cause the laptop to turn on but not charge.Below you will see the charging port with and without the small part inserted and the small part itself.The error message which is also shown below pops up when the small part is re inserted and laptop powered on. I think it could be a problem with the AC power jack.Machine Type : 20DQCTO1WWAny suggestions to fix this problem.Thank you.

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After 6 months of use, the battery wear is 18% in my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd / X1 Yoga. I tried to reach lenovo service, but it's an endless lop of passwords and registerAny similar experiences o recommendations? 

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Thinkpad X1 carbon gen4 (2016) battery won't charge. Message shows "plugged in, not charging".Just performed a windows 10 (64bit) clean re-install and the problem was still there.All drivers are up to date, and the Lenovo settings UWP app was installed. Battery threshold was turned off (and double checked by looking into the registry).


























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Thinkpad X1 carbon gen4 (2016) battery won't charge. Message shows "plugged in, not charging".Just performed a windows 10 (64bit) clean re-install and the problem was still there.All drivers are up to date, and the Lenovo settings UWP app was installed. Battery threshold was turned off (and double checked by looking into the registry).


























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A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen4 battery "plugged in, not charging"

Have you ever set a battery charge threshold?
 
What happens if you let the battery discharge from the 47% in your screenshot, and then plug it in again?  Will it recharge to ~47%?  Or will it then be stuck at the new (lower) level?

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This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. Remaining Capacity: 39.75 WhFull Charge Capacity: 42.19 WhCycle Count: 30Manufacturer Name: LGCManufacture Date: 8/19/2015First Use Date: 9/18/2015Design Capacity: 50.22 Wh Do you think that my battery is degrading a bit too fast considering it has only seen light amount of charge cycles and it has only been one year? I am surprised that the full charge capacity is now only approximately 42.19/50.22 which is only 84% of total design capacity. Is this somewhat normal in terms of battery degredation? I have an old thinkpad T510 where according to its power manager it still has like 90% charge capacity of the designed. Maybe it is because in the old power manager it had the charge threshold and the new thinkpad x1 with windows 8/10 did not. Fortunately there was an update which allowed for Charging Threshold so that should help increase the battery longevity....but alas it came too late haha... 

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User88888888 wrote:
This is my statistics from lenovo settings regarding my battery. I would be glad if I can get your opinion regarding whether this is normal or not. Whether it is going down too fast. 

That does seem a bit fast. Below are the stats from a 2nd gen X1 Carbon with an older battery and higher cycle count.
 
That said, battery deterioration depends on many factors like temperature, recharging protocol, manufacturer, etc. It can vary from battery to battery. This is like how brake and tire wear can differ based on automobile driving habits.
 
As far as I know Lenovo considers a battery to be defective if the Full Charge Capacity becomes less than 80% of Design Capacity in the first year. Seeing as your battery is close to that threshold I'd contact Lenovo to see how flexible they are. Also ask if they've seen significant differences in premature battery wear between LGC and SMP batteries. 
 
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Hey guys thanks in advance for the help. I want to be able to charge my laptop batteries just from a variable DC charger but I dont have any schematics. Is there a general pinout for these battery charging contacts or is it different for each. If so I am primarily interested in older Thinkpads (A31 ... etc) as I have come into a bunch with faulty charger or motherboard charging issues. Thanks again. steve
 

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My Yoga 500 won't charge. While plugged in, the orange battery light flickers on and off, but the battery remains at 0% and says "plugged in, not charging".  This started when the battery fully discharged after I unplugged the laptop for 10 minutes (from 100% battery power).  Can anyone help? I can't even unplug the laptop for a second now or it shuts off completely.  Incidentally, the battery was replaced by Lenovo after I sent it in about 3 months ago because it was faulty. But now the laptop is out of warrenty. This is getting to be beyond a joke! 

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Hello, everyone! New here. I just bought yoga 520 and the salesman did not mention about how should it be charged first before using. I also forgot to ask. Does anyone know how to?

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I've combined several discussions into one because there are multiple cross-overs of symptoms.
 
After reviewing all the posts, I see there are two types of problems discussed:

Battery charging but only to a certain percentage
Battery intermittently charging

Several people have reported success with their limited battery percentage problem by following the solutions suggested by MarinM and Vladtech.
 
For the intermittent charging, several people have reported that sometimes the battery charges, sometimes it doesn't. I'd like to dig into these reports. I have a few questions I'd like to ask.

When does it charge, when does it not?
Are there any patterns to this?
Does swapping electrical outlets make a difference?
Does the USB 2.0 charging port appear loose?
Does the cable show any signs of damage?
Does the AC adapter show any signs of damage?
When a second device is plugged into the extra USB port on the AC Adapter, does this impact Y3P charging?
Are there any battery error messages?

Thank you for your help,
 
4/6/15 EDIT: Moved message for escalation purposes. Amy_Lenovo

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Hi everyone, I have my lenovo yoga pro 3 less than a month, and now it is not charging anymore. When the power plugged in, it shows me like it is charging, but it stays on 29% (Using OKO Cared).If I take out the power, the precents are going down... What can I do?

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