Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

2h of battery just disappeared...

Q: 2h of battery just disappeared...

About 3 months ago (or so), my laptop used to be able to run on battery for at min 3h. About a month ago, I noticed, about 1,5 hours of battery life has just disappeared magically... Now, my laptop only manages to run on battery for about 1 hour or so with battery saving setting turned on. What happened to my battery? How could it have worn of so fast. My laptop is 1.5 years old. Sometimes i forget to take out the battery when it is fully charged, how ever, battery never gets hot, so, as I know, it should not wear of that fast, especially in ~1 month period...

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: 2h of battery just disappeared...

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.)

A: 2h of battery just disappeared...

It sounds like the battery is starting to fail. Sometimes, a cell or a few cells go bad, and that drastically reduces the capacity of the battery.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

In Windows 10 - show No battery detected... and no charge anymore ref. Laptop battery problem or BUG - Envy 17ts-j041 in the BIOSthe primary battery SN - The number disappeared from the BIOS, Now only 000 00/00/1980 appears ... i will never buy any hp laptop  and  I recommend to anyone buying an hp notebook, If you want to be disappointed, frustrated, angry, For sure you will be disappointed

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

The battery icon in my Vaio Laptop show no battery is installed! Any help?
I ran Win 7 Ultimate.

A:Battery disappeared

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Fauno2009


The battery icon in my Vaio Laptop show no battery is installed! Any help?
I ran Win 7 Ultimate.


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

I think you should tell us alot m ore abt your computer, your OS, how was it installed, was it 32 bit or 64, amd anything else you can think of

waiting for inof

Ken

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi there,

I got a Compaq notebook.
Since a few weeks my battery indicator is gone in de the lower taskbar. I ticked all the boxes in the Configuration screne but still no pic.
Does anybody know how to solve this? Has it something to do with the register?

Thnx
 

A:Battery pic disappeared

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48

Just started my laptop up & the Battery Icon has gone from the system tray. I have tried to right click on the area & under the notification tab looked for the tick box but it is there but won't let me tick it.
I have done a search on the troubleshoot & states that i have to have system administrator rights, i am!!!
How do i get the icon in the notification area?
I'm running windows Vista on an Acer aspire 5051, any help needed is much appreciated.

A:Battery Icon Disappeared

Mine does that too sometimes. Generally, if you really want/need that icon, just restart. Should pop back into place.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48

The battery icon at the bottom right of my screen diappeared and is apparently "inactive." It happened after a reboot i believe. I go into the settings and set it to "always display icon and notifications" or whatever for the battery/power icon, but it says "this icon is inactive and will display when it becomes active" or something along those lines. why is this?

A:Battery Icon Disappeared

Hello PittPens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sometimes restarting the computer will resolve this. If not, then this may be able to help enable the Power (battery) system icon to have it show up again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48

Please help, now you see it now you don't it has vanished. Tried start, properties and notification area but it won't let me tick power. Using Vista
 

A:Battery icon Disappeared

To fix and restore the missing system icons in Vista notification area or system tray, right click on the black/empty space on the system tray itself, or on the taskbar. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog window that appears, click on Notification Area tab if it’s not already there.
In the System Icons section, tick the check box for Clock, Volume, Network or Power components to display the corresponding icons in system tray.
does that not work ??
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 48

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and recently I noticed that the battery meter in bottom right corner (task bar) has disappeared. Does anyone know how I can get it back? Thank you
 

A:Battery Meter Disappeared

this may just work

hi i have an inspiron 1300 and had the same problem

firstly try going into control panel then through the power options and check always show icon, if its already checked, uncheck and then recheck it then hit apply, hopefully that might work for you.. it didnt for me.
if that doesnt work try rightclicking the system tray(where the date and time is) go into properties and make sure the battery icon is on 'always show'.
if that still doesnt work have a look in device manager, see if there is a seperate catagory for 'batteries' if there isnt then you will most likely have to reformat and reinstall windows.... this is what i had to do after spending about 3 weeks looking around on various websites for help.


hope this helped.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Originally Posted by jeka-israel


Go to the device manager. click on the Battery and you will see Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery check if it's enabled (if disabled, enable it and restart)



Hi,

I have Toshiba Satellite U300 and originally had the battery indicator in the tray. But it disappeared, and I followed everything in this thread,

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread....d-From-Taskbar

but I did not have the Policies Explorer entries in the registry, and the ACPI battery was enabled in the device manager.

I tried disabling it, rebooting, enabling and rebooting again. Still no battery indicator. Any ideas?

I run XP Pro SP2.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Hi. Sometime yesterday I saw an alert on the screen of my computer saying something to the effect that it couldn't load something or other (I think something.dll) relating to the battery. I thought it was a minor, random error and that it would be fixed on rebooting, which I didn't do right then. So I just pressed OK and forgot. Today I noticed that the two battery icons (I had both the Lenovo Companion/Settings one and the Windows one) had disappeared. It was very easy to make the Windows icon to show again (it was as if I had set for it not to be shown in the notification area but hidden---which I hadn't done), but not the Lenovo one. I have read old posts on various forums and have: 1) uninstalled the two elements under "Battery" in Windows 10's Device Manager, and then "scanned for new hardware", and the two elements have correctly reappeared. I don't think this was necessary, as it was so easy to restore the Windows battery icon to the notification area;2) uninstalled and re-installed Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion;3) downloaded a "Lenovo Battery Gauge" somewhere but it's not what I had before: this one is just the usual battery icon showing progress, but if I right-click on it it just asks if I want to remove the icon. If I right-clicked on the Lenovo battery icon I had before, it allowed me to change certain settings, for instance sound and keyboard illumination. I can still do this, but I have to open Lenovo Settings and do it from there.&nbs... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Hello, my friend got a new Asus Transformer T100 with Windows 8.1. The device was fine. We set up the Microsoft account and updated all the drivers, the firmware, Windows updates, as well as Windows Store app updates.

But now the battery indicator is missing! It's not even on the pop-out when you pull up the charms bar.

I googled about how people were uninstalling Microsoft AC Adapter and then scanning for new hardware to reinstall but this didn't solve the problem for me. It just reinstalled Microsoft AC Adapter. There is nothing else under the Batteries category in the Device manager.

I also went to the Notifications Area Icons and under power, it says "show icon and notifications". I toggled all the choices to "reset" and update to the system that I want the power to be shown. I

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

Hi everyone !I am trying to get back the BatteryGauge in the Windows taskbar but everything I tried failed :- in the LenovoSettings app : the switch is ON- when I right click on the windows taskbar, I can see the BatteryGauge toolbar but when I click on it, nothing is happening- I search in the windows registery and it seems that the files for this taskbar are located in c:\program files\lenovo\batterygauge... I don't have this folder on my HDD- I tried to download the installation file from Lenovo website (the file bg10ww23.exe) but when I install it, nothing is happening neither... For your information everything is "up to date" on my computer : latestest version of Thinkpad Dependencies / LenovoSettings app / Windows 10 64bits / etc. Can someone send me a ZIP file with the files located in c:\program files\lenovo\batterygauge\ ? ThanksFred

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.6

I've noticed recently that my battery meter has disappeared.
Plugging and unplugging does nothing.
I've gone to the toolbar properties but the option for power is greyed out and inaccessable.
I've read somewhere else that removing and replacing the actual battery will work, but I have no idea how to and don't trust the source, quite. Don't want to lose my stuff.
Can some help me figure out how I can get that meter back? I really need it these days.

A:[SOLVED] Battery Meter Disappeared

Removing the battery with the system completely shut down (save all work, close all windows, and select "Shut Down" from the Start/Windows menu) won't hurt anything, but I don't think that would help.

Do you have any third-party power management software active?

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

My Netbook, running Win XP Home, has suddenly stopped displaying the battery power meter in the system tray. I have gone into power options and the box "Always show icon in the taskbar" is in fact checked off. To be sure, I unchecked it, saved the changes, rechecked it, and saved the changes.
The indicator is not one of the icons that is hidden - for which I need to click the arrow to see.
I was able to briefly get it back by doing a system restore. But every time I reboot it disappears again.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:battery indicator has disappeared from system tray

Hi Sviatapolk,

I've seen this before - Normally after a rebuild. It's got a lot to do with the OS not realising it's residing on a Laptop. Have you checked your power scheme in Control Panel? That's a dead give-away as it'll give you both power options for mains power and power options for running on Battery. If that's missing, that's your issue.

Personally, I've combatted this in the past by running it flat on battery and letting it standby at 5%. If you have the battery power options on display, let it standby on low power anyway, but to speed the process-up, i'd up it to standby at 60/70%.

Let us know how you get on!

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hello, I have a strange problem with my Lenovo Helix 3701 (which I bought used about half a year ago). The internal battery was pretty fine - about 5 hours of runtime - until last week after I installed the newest BIOS update against the Spectre security issue. Since then, the tablet does not even boot without the power cable connected and there is no battery icon shown anymore. I also used linux commandline tools like "acpi -ib" and they simply return nothing anymore as if the tablet has no battery installed. (There is only Debian linux installed on the tablet.) I have seen many batteries which slowly died but never experienced that a battery still had a runtime of about 5 hours and on the next day it was not even discovered. Does anyone has an idea what I can check? Is there a guide to check the connected cables for the battery? [EDIT 1]I just found this and will try reconnecting the cable: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/pd026805 [EDIT 2]It worked - the cable was really loose.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

The Lenovo Battery Guage on my T420s, running Windows 10, just disappeared on me this morning.  It looks likes Windows did an update overnight.  I checked and the guage is still enabled.  Any suggestions?  ? 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hello, I have a strange problem with my Lenovo Helix 3701 (which I bought used about half a year ago). The internal battery was pretty fine - about 5 hours of runtime - until last week after I installed the newest BIOS update against the Spectre security issue. Since then, the tablet does not even boot without the power cable connected and there is no battery icon shown anymore. I also used linux commandline tools like "acpi -ib" and they simply return nothing anymore as if the tablet has no battery installed. (There is only Debian linux installed on the tablet.) I have seen many batteries which slowly died but never experienced that a battery still had a runtime of about 5 hours and on the next day it was not even discovered. Does anyone has an idea what I can check? Is there a guide to check the connected cables for the battery? [EDIT 1]I just found this and will try reconnecting the cable: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/pd026805 [EDIT 2]It worked - the cable was really loose.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hey, Recently i got my Thinkpad Yoga 460 back from lenovo battery replacement. Now today, after a week of a perfect working battery, i got a "lenovo unauthorized battery warning" and the battery wouldnt be charged When i remove my AC-Adapter the laptop works fine for a few minutes and then looses power.Sometimes i got a warning that i have to reinstall oder change the battery.Lenovo settings doesnt show a battery either. Anyone got an idea what i could do?    

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Some days ago, I found out the Lenovo Vantage battery gauge on taskbar disappeared. Even the menu to turn it on or off in Lenovo Vantage also disappeared too. Is Lenovo going to release next update soon to make it available, or is there any way for me to get it back? I'd already reinstalled the Lenovo Vantage and got all newest drivers installed, but nothing helped. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Until a couple of days ago all my battery settings were working fine, but now the battery icon just disappeared in the Lenovo settings, so I cannot change anything. This is especially annoying since my chargin threshold is set to 80% and I do not know how to change it with this problem. I do not remember installing any updates, but I did change some things when my pc boots to get rid of a broken Linux partition in my boot menu. All other parts of Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion are working fine. Thanks for your help!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.2

Hello, Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad T470 UltrabookType: 20HD I usually do not have my laptop's battery installed when it is plugged with the AC adapter as I use it mainly at home. But today, while I was out, I inserted it (while the laptop was off) and I received the following error message: "Battery 2: A battery error has occurred. The battery cannot be charged. Replace the battery." I've had this laptop for only a year, and everything is up to date. I only take out and put in the battery when the laptop is turned off. According to the battery percentage, it's stuck at 49% and says it's not charging. 49% Not ChargingBattery 1: 100% and fully chargedBattery 2: 0% and not charging I tried checking the battery in Lenovo Vantage, but it just keeps showing the loading animation, but with no info. Does this really mean the battery needs to be replaced (already)? Could it be a software issue? Thanks.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36.8

After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

Hello everyone! Not sure if this is an issue but it's surely annoying to know, that battery N1 drains at 5% and the other stays at 100%. Is it possible for a mixed discharge between both batteries ?After all the LIFE of the first battery (while using battery only power) is shortened a lot! Is there any option in LENOVO VANTIGE that I am no aware of ?I looked everywhere and i can't find anything.. Bios latest update 1.30 Thank you very much!

A:T470s BATTERY 1 drains to 5%, BATTERY 2 stays at 100% (BATTERY PRIORITY)

Sorry  but see below post.  Basically you cant set discharge order.  The laptop checks battery wear and bases discharge order on that.  Many people including myself have asked for a BIOS switch or at least an option on discharge order but nothing has happened so far and I dont think its going to happen either.  I do not speak for Lenovo..
 
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-power-bridge-wired-battery-discharg...

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

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 36

Hi guys. I have a T470 and after the latest Windows update I encountered a battery naming issue. Before the update batteries had proper order and were named accordingly: battery 1, battery 2, no surprises here. But after the update I noticed the order has changed to battery 0, battery 1 (attached pic below) Yeah yeah, I understand arrays start at zero but what is that? I was just wondering is it just me or you guys have the same situation going on with your batteries? Is there a way to change the order back to "normal"? .


























battery_issue.JPG ?20 KB

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi there,

I'm having dell inspiron 3521 laptop. My battery is 4 cell (40WAh) and recently it was permanently failed. So, i decided to replace it with new one. The question is if i replace my 4 cell battery with 6 cell battery, will it leads to any problems? Can some one please help me to resolve this.
Thanks in advance.

A:What will happen when i replace my dell 40WAh battery with 60WAh battery for Inspiron 3521?

As long as the battery is otherwise compatible -- and you realize it will increase the weight AND the size of the notebook (while the 4-cell likely fits entirely inside the system, the 6-cell will protrude from the back of the system), you will be fine.  There's also a big reason (safety among them) why OEM batteries cost more than third-party knockoff units, if that's a consideration.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi there!  Since the battery life of 320S is less than stellar, I tried to find ways of enhancing it beyond the beaten paths. When examining which batteries are compatible to mine, I noticed that besides three two-cell types (7.2V),- 5B10M49825- 5B10M49823- 5B10M49822 (this is the one the laptop came with)three three-cell units (11.4V ) were offered as possible replacements. These are:- 5B10M49826- 5B10M49824- 5B10M49821 My question is:What effect does the change of the battery voltage has on the battery life? Has anybody tried this change and what were the results?I think this strongly depends on how the onboard voltage is generated: A very primitive voltage regulator would simply turn the excess voltage into heat and would have no effect on the battery life.A more sophisticated regulator would detect the incoming voltage and could (the conservation of power applies) turn additional voltage (e.g. 11.4V) into additional current at a lower voltage (e.g. 7.4V), yielding a longer battery life. Can Lenovo say how the onboard voltage regulators will react to an aleviated input voltage ? can the battery life be extended this way?Has anybody already tried this conversion and if so, what was the result? Best regards and thanks in advance,Matthias

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi,
I have a Dell M5510 precision laptop for business.  Around January 2017, 7 months after owning this laptop the track pad started to come loose. At first I didnt know why, it was very minor, then each month it started to come off more and more. Around 2-3 months ago I stopped being able to use some of the functionality of the trackpad. I finally took the laptop apart to find out the battery had expanded and was causing this issue.  I purchased a M5510 with every upgrade (xeon, 4k, larger battery etc) and figured I would not have any issues as I use this for work. Has anyone else had similar issues on the M5510 Precision series?
It looks like the battery is very swollen in multiple cells and the trackpad looks like its about to blow right off the laptop.  
I'm also not sure how safe it is to use this laptop for business travel now that it looks like the cells are expanding and lithium ion explodes.

A:Dell M5510 battery breaking my trackpad and looks like its ready to explode (4gvgh battery)

So first thing is stop using the computer.  If the cells are expanding that could cause a safety issue.  I would call Dell ASAP and have them replace the battery which is obviously defective.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

The main problem is that is dangerous and toxic and the battery are indeed defective.
I had other brand of notebook (more than 2) ask me for battery change for free after 5 years from acquiring the pc and completely out of the normal warranty.
Why Dell doesn't mind about their notebook users at all?
Why  they cannot change a battery also if i'm willing to pay some money ( for a service that as been done from other brands and have to be done FOR FREE as it is a product defect )
My notebook status:
The dell post replay is here (Japanese):

A:XPS 13 9350 battery swollen and apparently Dell Japanese support cannot fix it, because have no battery in their inventory

Hi celery,
We are sorry to know our Japanese support couldn't help you.Please help us with the service tag of the system you are facing issue with, and pictures of the swollen battery, if you have any so that we can check and try helping you accordingly.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hoping this problem will be noticed by more people, the original post on this issue came from:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/T470-Linux-Power-Bridge-wrong-discharge-order/td-p/365...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/63odjr/t470_battery_order_question_internal_discharges/ Brief description: same problem with OS including Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Gentoo etc. The internal battery always gets discharged first regardless its remaining power, which is generally harmless but seems not so good for the internal battery life. With my own T470 machine, updated with the latest 1.29 BIOS, this problem remains. According to searching results online, this little bug came with early versions of X's and T' including T460. PS: this issue had been successfully fixed with T460 via BIOS update 1.26, hoping it would be fixed with T470 sooner or later. Best regards. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hello,
I've been looking around for a battery extender for an adapter with output 6.7A, 19.5Volts -- 130Watts.
No luck so far, as most of the items I found had max 5A output.
Does anyone know of a solution to carrying extra juice on the go for the inspiron 7559? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

My Dell laptop will charge and operate for several hours off a new 6000 MAh battery but the icon in the tray inidcates that it is always on line power. Although both the CD and floppy drive work when installed in a bay the system not indicate that they are present. I have updated the bios from Dell but that does not help. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Jerry
 

A:Dell Inspiron 3500 charges and runs on battery but cannot find battery or bay devices

Still under warranty, isn't it? Call Dell for a repair trip.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi ! I need help to determine if I just plug in the samsung evo850 drive with oxdygx cable, onto the motherboard, with the UEFI-bios ask me to initialize the evo850 dirve?  If yes, after format the evo850 as GPT, will the bios manage the 512g pcie ssd as C drive (with windows 10 in it) and evo850 as D drive (data disk)?  
Another question is whether hdd password can be managed by the uefi-bio just like the legacy bios?
Also whether a similiar hdd password can be used on 512 pcie ssd?  

A:newly purchase xps15-9550 pcie 512g ssd 84 wh battery - try to add evo 850 on to the hdd slot, take out the 84 wh battery

The initialization takes place under WIndows - NOT in setup.  UEFI will detect the drive, but you must use the disc manager to partition and format it.

Hopefully you realize you'll need to replace that 84 W-H battery with a 56 W-H unit (the drive needs the space occupied by the extra cells in the larger battery).
Your existing C drive will be unaltered - if you have no other drives attached, the new drive should show up as D>
You should be able to set a password on both drives -- that said, they're not of much security (they can be removed and once that's done, the data is open for access).  Effectively if you have a need for security, drive encryption (bitlocker if you have 10 Pro) is a much, much, much better idea.
Also be advised:  the hard drive password ties the drive to the system.  If for some reason the mainboard gets damaged, the data will not be accessible without the intervention of a data recovery/password removal service, so backups - of both drives -- are ESSENTIAL.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Can someone help me with this problem? So I just received my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and the battery is not charging. It says it's "Plugged In, Charging" but it never goes up and stays at 0%. At first I thought I just need to plug it in for several hours but it's been 5 hours now and still the battery stays at 0%. I tried running the BIOS Diagnostics just to see if there are problems and there's none. The battery status says everything is running normally and the Battery State says it's Idle. I tried draining the flea power several times, removing and reattaching the battery, but to no avail. I'm getting really frustrated and I'm really close to throwing this laptop back to Dell. 
I read somewhere that I have to update the BIOS but it won't update unless the battery is charged at least 10%. Someone also suggested that Windows 8.1 is causing the problem. I haven't even started using this laptop and it's already giving me a *** ton of problems. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys! :)

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi: I bought Yoga C930 on Jan 2019. It showed 12 hours maximum when I first open it. I updated battery firmware last night. After updated, the battery 90% showed 3 hours remaining. What happens with a new firmware? Regards,Dhatchai

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

The battery light on my Latitude 7370 started to flash in orange and the laptop is not using the battery. It does not start when the AC is not plugged, and shuts down immediately after the AC is unplugged. However, the Dell online diagnostic test for battery passes it as working OK (the test for motherboards also passes). In BIOS, I can see the battery as 100% charged; however it also says "Health: Communication Error". A week ago the battery still had enough charge for up to 5 hours of office work. I have tried to unplug the battery, start the laptop without it, and then plug the battery back. I have also tried unplugging and plugging back the CMOS battery. Neither of these helped at all. I have been using the laptop with WD15. The behavior persists on 2 different WD15 units as well as on the default AC charger.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi everyone, Title says it all, I know this topic of discharging internal battery first has been brought up a lot, and that the reason behind it is this: The T470s are designed to drain the battery with least wear first so as to degrade both batteries equally and prolong the laptop's overall battery life. However, as I'm using a new 61++ battery, clearly somethig is going wrong somewhere as the year old internal battery cannot be in better condition than the brand new external.https://gyazo.com/6c12f3f40514599d04d852a8589189ab Any ideas? Thanks!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.
 

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

jonasdatum said:


Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

After a round of Windows updates, I went to turn on my laptop and recieved the "Primary internal battery (601)" error.  After this screen, however, Windows would not load.  I have tried taking the battery out and 'draining the charge',  and starting up the computer plugged directly to AC with no battery.  Windows still does not load.  The start-up test in the diagnostics menu said the battery needed calibration, however when I go to run the battery test, it gets to "waiting for battery to charge" and exits out of the test without giving me any results at all.  Currently when turning on the computer I no longer get the "primary internal battery" error, it just goes directly to a black screen with blinking cursor.  Any help is appreciated, I'm completely at a loss here!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

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. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hi,
On my NB10t-A-101 the old battery from 2014 got tired and I bought a replacement unit. But with this new battery (and the mains adaptor plugged in) only the left light indicator is flashing red in approx. 5 second intervals, no further action is possible.

When I take the battery out, the machine will boot up happily with only the 19V mains supply. When I then plug in the battery into the live system, the left red light starts flashing ever 5 seconds, the machine will run but not start charging. After shut-down with the new battery in, it will also not boot up again.

My questions: is the battery faulty (brand new, manufactured 2018) or could it be that the system is faulty in the computer itself which activates the battery charging process?

Is there a way to test the battery to see it's ok?

Many thanks in advance for every helpful advice!

Wilf

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hello.  I would be grateful if someone can help me with solving the following battery issue.
My XPS13 9343 (with Windows 10, 2015 model) recently stopped charging when connected.  I have conducted BIOS test, stress test, system test, battery test recommended on Dell forum, but could not find any issues.
Then ran device manager and checked & updated drivers, tested for virus, scanned the system, but could not detect any issues.
Lights on AC adopter is on (static) , and the front light under the touch pad turn on white briefly when connected then turn off immediately when plugged in (when disconnected, orange light comes on).
It seems charging is disabled...I might have touched keys without realizing (I checked whether there were hot key to enable/disable charging, but could not find one).
Since it is an ultrabook, and the battery has no issues, I have not opened the back to take out the battery.
I brew into the connecting hole, but it did not solve the issue.
Please help!

A:XPS 9343 (2015) battery not charging - no issues with battery or AC adopter when tested

Dear ejn63,
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
I just did F2 at powerup and found the adapter was displayed as 'Unknown.'
I would order the new AC adapter today and see how it goes.
Will report when solved.
Thank you again.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Just received a new Dell battery for my laptop.  The battery icon starts out at 100% and time remaining at about 3. 5 hours left, then within 1 minute the time remaining levels off to about 2 hours left.  The battery showing time remaining is jumping up and down.  I am only using the computer for the internet.  No CD or DVD or gaming.  At best I get 1.5 hours out of a charge.  Is this normal?  Or did Dell send me a bad battery?

Sincerely,

Lou

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 31.6

Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community!

Read other answers