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Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO - Battery issues

Q: Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO - Battery issues

Last September 2016 I bought a new Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO, I was quite happy with the battery life and the overall quality of the product. Now, 6~7 months later I still quite happy with screen, audio, materials... but not with my battery life. I give this computer use as home main driver for coding and web browsing, with some photo editing with Adobe Lightroom from time to time, nothing intensive that might heat up the computer on excess. I also try to give the computer "healthy" battery cicles, not leaving 0% battery for long periods neither leaving 100% battery plugged all the time. However, when today my battery seemed not to charge and have been experience shorter and shorter battery life over the last months, I was shocked when I saw on HWMonitor that my total battery capacity droped from 44.000 mWh to 14350 mWh. I could not believe it. Check here: That is too much battery loss for such a short period using my computer! Any idea of what I can do to fix this? I have just been unlucky and got a lemon with this computer? Should I send it back to seller?

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO - Battery issues

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.

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I have been using my Lenovo Yoga 710 15" for a little over a month now with no issues.  However about a week ago I noticed a significant drop in my batteries performance from 7+ hours of usage time to less than 3 hours of usage time.  Has anyone else experienced a similar issue? What is the best way to resolve a a faulty battery for a pc that is still under lenovo's warranty? Note* I never leave the computer plugged in after a full charge and only charge the pc once the battery is below 10%.  I ran a diagnostic check and it confirmed the significant drop in usage time as well.

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Hi guys,I bought new laptop - Lenovo yoga 510-14AST. I am a student and that's why I bought laptop with touchscreen. I also wanted to have a battery that handles about 6 hours of writing or surfing through the internet. They said that battery should last for 8,5 hours. But that's not my case. My battery runs only 2 hours, so I need to charge it a lot. Could you help me? Should I make a factory reset? I also tried to update all drivers. No change.Every idea is appreciated.Thank you for your timeBest wishes 


























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

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I am having some problems with the battery on my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13.  I have searched the forum to find a mountain of topics with problems similar but not quite the same.  I have also tried a lot of the suggestions to resolve the issue but none have worked so I guess i have to start my own thread. My Lenovo has been working fine (well has fine as could be expected with these machines) up until last week.   I had been using the machine in work without issue and put it into the car (fully charged) to take home.   When i went to use it again a couple of days ago I plugged in the charger as normal and turned it on, only to find it completely dead.   The power machine didnt turn on and the power button didnt illuminate.   My initial feeling was that i may have accidently turned the machine on while in the car and this had drained the battery.   I also thought that perhaps the power supply was faulty so I bought a new one. When i tried the new power supply it was the same result as the original, (not turning on and no illumination on the power button).    I went back to the original power supply, this time there was a fan noise (although the machine did not turn on), and the battery indicator flashed repeatedly orange (which i believe means the battery is below 5% and needs charging.   So i left the oringal power supply plugged in overnight to charge.   Next morning the battery indicator was still flashing repeate... Read more

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

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Hi, I purchased my Lenovo Yoga 710 about 3 weeks ago. My battery life is not very good at all. Right now, it is 81% charged, and says it only has about 3.5 hours left. What gives? Shouldn't I have at least six hours? Also, my fans are running constantly, and my brightness keys don't seem to adjust the brightness. 

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hello, Ive had the yoga 900s for over a year, and in the last few weeks, suddenly my battery is acting out. I can charge to 100% and it works fine until around 20% when it suddenly shuts off with no warning. I concect the charger, and turn it on - the battery gauge always states 0%.  why did this start happening - is ther something I can do, or do I need to get it to a lenovo center? thanks,Nir

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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 3 Pro-1370 does not detect its own battery. At the lower right of the screen, it appears the battery sign empty and crossed by a diagonal line. When I click on it the message "The battery is not used" appears.  OneKey Optimizer says: "No battery is present". Please see two images attached. Got the laptop and the battery inspected by a professional but he couldn't fix the problem. He himself updated the Bios, Windows, cleaned the inside and the fan of the computer but the problem is still there. Please provide me with a solution ASAP.


























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Hi  We have purchased a Lenovo Yoga Laptop on 20.01.17. From 10th of April onwards , there is some issues with Laptop Power Button .We are not able to switch it on using power Button. We had a talk with call center executives, Senior Executives & service Head of Kolkata, but still there is no proper update. We are still in Dark .They are not able to provide any proper information about parts availability.Ticket Ref No. is 7007963157.As the Laptop is very high valued  & purchased on the month of Jan.We are in regular touch of Service Head since last week & he is still not able to provide proper info about the parts availability .NOw he says he is sending an engineer to inspect.THis is not at all acceptable.  Any suggestions Would be helpful.

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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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Just got the yoga 720 13" i7-8550 plat silver. It boasts a 10.5 hour battery life, but in reality I get maybe 3 hours on light to no usage. This seems extremely pathetic for a laptop these days. What are other's battery life or what should I expect?

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Hi...What is the best way to charge the battery should I discharge till 20 charge till 80or 30 till 70 and at the Lenovo vantage there is a cycle count how many cycles can the battery handle cause every time I charge it considering count 

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I was sondering whether the only way to fix this is by sending it in. I still got 17 days of warranty left. Where do I have to call and how long would the repair take?

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I'll try and explain this one best i can. User came to me with their Yoga 15 with an issue where it randomly shuts down on battery power, as in completely switches off.  It sometimes displays a message to say the battery cannot be detected, other times just shuts down. The conclusion I've found is that when the bottom panel is off the machine the battery is completely detected in Windows, and the Lenovo Settings app. It runs fine, never cuts off even with lots of IE instances open.As soon as I put the bottom panel back on the battery appears to be disconnected in Windows, and it also shows it not charging. Intermittently it also states the battery power is low or not detected when booting up. Found that there's a battery / system reset button on the underside that may be the cause of the issue. Pressing this button with the underside of the Laptop off resets the machine entirely, I believe it's the battery reset button incase the machine ever gets stuck at any point (as by rights it's a non-removable battery and there's a small pin hole on the case over this button). Works flawlessly without the bottom case in place, as soon as I re-connect it when the unit is on Battery power I loose the battery status in the Lenovo Settings app. The machine will then randomly shut down. Any thoughts on this one, it's the strangest thing. Many thanks all.

A:Lenovo Yoga 15 - shuts down on battery

When you put the panel back, is it touching/blocking any wires?
Have you tried to do a factory reset? If everything works fine then, try updating drivers one by one to see if it comes back.

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Hello, I bought a Lenovo at Amazon in November 2016, it was working perfectly until last week when the battery stopped charging. If I unplug the power supply it simply turns off the computer. Tried every hint from the forums but nothing happened. When I look at the Battery condition it status that I have a Poor battery, Status = No activities. Do someone have any idea or hint? Does lenovo guarantee for a computer bought in US, applies in Brazil where I live?  


























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Can someone please help me? I just got my new laptop today and the battery has drained 16% in less than an hour. Is this normal? I don't understand when the stats say the battery can last up to 11 hours why this battery is draining so quickly. Any help would be appreciated

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Hi everyone, I wanna buy Lenovo 80N4012SRK Yoga 500 14 inch with this specs: FHD IPS Touch (1920x1080)/Intel® Core ? i3-5020U DC 2.2GHz/4Gb/128Gb ssd but I don't understand, what battery there? There is 30w or 45w battery? It's too necessary for me. How much hours can it real work?

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Hi, I have problem with my notebook Lenovo Yoga 260. Suddenly this notebook won't to charge battery on docking station and on adapter. I must go to bios and in power set: Cut of build in battery for mainterance. Than Laptop will turn off and plug of and plug in the adapter than battery start charging. But after some time (few days( problem is back adn over and over. Before first time I get this problem laptop working fine. What is the solution? Because batter is in good condition.

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Hello, I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 900 yesterday and they told me in the shop that I should charge it 3 hours before the first use. Is this enough? Thanks.

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I have a Yoga 500, battery drains from 100% to 5% in 80mins.   This is with it just sitting there doing nothing.  Is this normal?   I sent it off for repair to Medion- it's come back with no comments other than it's been tested and everything is OK.   So - what's the average batter life - surely it should be up around 5 hours, not 1.5 hours? 

A:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery Life

update - sent the laptop off again and came back again saying that it's working OK. The workshop reckon that 90mins is the expected drain time of the battery. SURELY this is wrong?

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Hi Everyone I have had a Lenovo Yoga 920 for about 2 months now. I noticed last week that the laptop no longer was charging. it was stuck at 98% always.. so I unpluged for a little while and the charge went down to 96% but it no longer charing to 100%.  Does anyone know how get the battery charhing again?

A:Lenovo Yoga 920 Battery Not Charging

That's normal. Windows 10 has a mechanism to protect battery from lowering its capacity. It will start charging when battery level will be less than for example 90%.

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My Yoga 500 has a flashing battery sign when I log into it. It says the battery is 0% but it's flashing on and off with the battery saver clicking on and off so the whole screen blinks. I've tried a new charging cable and it's not that... I believe it's the battery, any idea of whether I should risk buying a new one and cracking open the shell? I'm just out of warentee and I have files I've not backed up (I've tried while it's flashing but it keeps turning off now so I've a lot not yet transferred as I know my got about 10% (teaches me not to back up). I've no idea where to turn to get it fixed... And to see if my files can be saved. Help!!

A:Lenovo Yoga 500 Battery problem

Hi there, Julie              -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can start by flushing out all static, remove AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 20 seconds.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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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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Hi, is there a way to limit charging the battery on Yoga 510 devices like on ThinkPads? Regards

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My Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK is a fairly new  (bought and registered Feb. 2016) laptop. Used very little, but plugged in all the time to the power source. I just finished the most recent Windows 10 Update around 7:00 pm EST on May 11, 2016. After it rebooted, I noticed the BATTERY indicator icon showing 95% in the GREEN icon. The black and white smaller battery icon shows 95% Available (Plugged in, not charging)! Both have been stuck in this position for over two hours. I just had not noticed this before, so not sure when this issue started. I can use some help in how to resolve this problem. Thank you very much.

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http://www.webhallen.com/tietokoneet_ja_tarvikkeet/252188-lenovo_yoga_910-13ikb_139_fhd_i7-7500u-8gb... Does this unit have 48 or 78 whr battery? I asked the company, but they told me to contact lenovo. I couldn't find a way to contact lenovo.. Lenovo YOGA 910-13IKB 13.9" FHD i7-7500U / 8GB / 256GB SSD / Intel HD 620 / Win 10

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I am having a message that says "Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached" message that appears whenever I Turn on my laptop and it appears before even Windows boots up, and I need to press the 'Esc' key in order for Windows to boot. All these started suddenly oneday, I even tried using a new lenovo battery which I bought from Ebay, I still get the same message. I tried resetting my laptop and still didn't worked yet! I even uninstalled battery drivers and restarted nothing helped me out! I really need some help.  This issue is on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14. Any assistance is appreciated.

A:lenovo yoga 14 Genuine battery is not attached

I'm a student and I bought this laptop just like 7 months before and I travelled abroad to continue my studies. Because of this problem I couldn't even concentrate! I need to plug in my charger whenever I need to use my lap, If I disconnect my charger, it shuts down!  All my money I spent in this laptop is a waste, I guess! I'm really disappointed! 

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I was wondering whether this laptop has a cmos battery that I could easily replace and access, not intergrated, all pictures online failed to show one but I'm still curious  I don't own this laptop so I can't go looking around for one


























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Hello, My Yoga Laptop 460 only works for 3 hours after fully charging.My OS is Windows 10 Enterprise X64. Does anyone have this also?

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Hello, My Yoga Laptop 460 only works for 3 hours after fully charging.My OS is Windows 10 Enterprise X64. Does anyone have this also?

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The battery for my lenovo product is not deteted, we have tried restarting the computer multiple times. Any suggestions for what I should do? I cannot download or install updates without my battery being detected.

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Hello.I seeking for help on this issue. I bought my Lenovo Yoga 510 about seven months ago, and today when I opened Lenovo Settings to check for updates, I saw the disclaimer that my battery can only charge 34% of its original capacity.Is it possible that a battery in its proper condition can detereorate like this in such a short period of time, or should I claim for a warranty solution? https://imgur.com/a/sZckaDg

A:Lenovo Yoga 510 battery can only charge up to 34% of its capacity

I would call support.  They will most likely ask you to run a battery guage reset.  If after reset its still like that and laptop is under 1 year old and under warranty in my opinion they will replace battery.  

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hello there fellow Yoga 710 users,  one of the reasons why i picked up this Yoga 710 is because of its 'above average' battery life to compare with its competitor. this is based on reviews that i read and watch on youtube.  however, after using it for a few days, i dont think i was able to hit 7 hours or more on this machine. i did not put it under extreme load as i was using it only for word processing etc.  from the battery notification, it says around 4 hours and 40 minutes at 100 percent.  any of you guys encounter the same problem? or you guys were able to hit 7 hours or more for the battery life? just want to make sure that my battery is not draining for no reason appreciate your input guys  thanks 

A:lenovo yoga 710 14 inch IKB battery life

~6 hours with heavy usage (programming and multitasking). Cheers

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Dear Community, I just bought my Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB last February 2018, i had a suspicion about my battery condition, i just run an diagnostic using lSC lite provided by Lenovo with this result. I need to ask about the battery capacities, is it normal my notebook designated capacity with 6345 MAH, but my battery full charge capacity deducted to 6075 MAH. I use this notebook without charging while using and always charge the battery while the system told me to charge my battery and charge to 100% , than unplugged the charger. Thank You

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I currently own yoga 710-14 with i5-6200U cpu. I managed to install windows 8 on this device. I installed battery bar application that shows battery usage. After few first charges it started showing that my battery quality is becoming worse. Now after 3 weeks it shows that I lost 25% of my battery max capacity. It's 39900mWh from factory 53000mWh. I charged it less than 20 times so it shouldn't die so fast. At this rate I will reach 0% capacity after 9 weeks.I charge it for about 4-6 hours, then disconnect, and use until battery reaches ~10%. Then I turn it off and charge until full. I never use it during charging, always on battery.However I am wondering if it is battery fault or it's just windows 8 incompatible with my battery meter?I installed some kind of lenovo battery tool to check if my battery was faulty (from faulty battery exchange campaign in the past) but it said there is no battery.I tried to generate windows report by powercfg /batteryreport but it didn't show any info.I mean it displayed:DESIGN CAPACITYmWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITYmWhCYCLE COUNT-without any values. However powercfg -energy gave me same info as battery bar and HWINFO programs. Current max capacity 39900 factory max capacity 53000.So what should I do? Could this be software related sensor malfunction? Should I switch back to windows 10 and it will fix itself?Or is battery faulty and I should return this computer to my store and get a refund?I don't want to bother with warranty reapairs becaus... Read more

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My Lenovo battery gauge / indicator disappears. I'm on Windows 10. If I right-click the taskbar and remove then re-add it, it comes back. And by disappear I mean it goes invisible but the space it takes up is still on the taskbar. Has anyone else run into this and found a fix? I'm using version 1.0.23.0 of the Lenovo Battery Gauge. I've reinstalled it. I've tried prior version. Nothing seems to fix it.

A:Win 10 - Yoga 3 Pro Lenovo Battery Gauge disappear...

I have the same issue on my ThinkPad S540 with Windows 10. In my case the icon will reappear when right-clicking on the spot where the gauge is supposed to be.

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I am having a message that says "Genuine Lenovo Battery Not Attached" message that appears whenever I Turn on my laptop and it appears before even Windows boots up, and I need to press the 'Esc' key in order for Windows to boot. All these started suddenly oneday, I even tried using a new lenovo battery which I bought from Ebay, I still get the same message. I tried resetting my laptop and still didn't worked yet! I even uninstalled battery drivers and restarted nothing helped me out! I really need some help.  This issue is on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14. Any assistance is appreciated.

A:lenovo yoga 14 Genuine battery is not attached

I'm a student and I bought this laptop just like 7 months before and I travelled abroad to continue my studies. Because of this problem I couldn't even concentrate! I need to plug in my charger whenever I need to use my lap, If I disconnect my charger, it shuts down!  All my money I spent in this laptop is a waste, I guess! I'm really disappointed! 

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Yesterday my laptop stopped charging and I don?t know what to do... please help me!!

A:Lenovo Yoga 700-14ISK - Battery not charging

Does one have a multimeter at hand? My first area to troubleshoot would be checking the charger tip for accurate voltage and if that shows good I would follow up with the actual charge port in the laptop (may be janked-up/broken).If one can boot to OS: Go into device manager and uninstall all battery related "drivers" and reboot... may give joy?

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Hi!My Yoga 500-15ISK Laptop seems to have a battery issue. For some time now, whenever I plug my laptop into the AC power, I get this message, e.g. "(% charge) available, (plugged in, charging)", however for some reason, the battery level actually stays the same even after a significant amount of time of being plugged in to the AC supply. Moreover, the battery icon initially shows the animated one which indicates charging is indeed in progress, then after a few moments, it will freeze on the estimated level.Before this, my laptop's battery usually charges relatively quickly. Also, I have not turned on the Conservation Mode so it must charged up beyond 50-60% especially if I leave it plugged in overnight. This issue is really bewildering me right now. Any comments or suggestions on how I can address this issue?Thanks!Other notes re my laptop:It's been around 10 months since I've bought it and I have encountered this issue only a few days ago.I have no other issues with it.

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Hello there. I've bought lenovo yoga 700 for just 4 months and it has fan noise problem recently. It sometimes has fan noise like running a huge apps, althought i just starting up it and open light apps like internet, and office. When it comes, the battery just can hold up to 2-3 hours. But, the other time with the same condition (openning the same apps), the fan noise literally too silent that i have to get my ear to the source to hear the noise. and it comes with the battery life much longer between 7-10 hours. Why it comes like that? Is that any settings that I have to set? or? Thank you.

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The ProblemsWon't start without being plugged into charging cableIf charging cable is removed or power outlet is turned off, the computer shuts down immediatelyBattery level stuck on 38% and will not increase.Screen flickers constantly The StoryI have had my Lenovo Yoga 3 14' 940m for a long time now and was very satisfied with it, up until a few days ago. Suddenly the computer wouldn't start. I tried holding the power button for +10 seconds and nothing happened. Then I plugged the charger in and it started up. However when i got to the desktop the battery level was at 38%. I let it charge for about an hour and when i got back it was still at 38%. Furthermore the screen was constantly flickering. In some applications the flickering is worse than i others, ex. Google Chrome flickers a ton but in Adobe Acrobat it is a lot less. Is there any solution to this? Help would be greatly appreciated

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