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T470 power bridge wired battery discharging order, always internal battery first

Q: T470 power bridge wired battery discharging order, always internal battery first

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.

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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!

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Hello, When on battery power, my X260's internal battery is discharging before the external battery. I am using Windows 10 Home and bios is 1.19 (what it came shipped with). I haven't found any definite solution to this problem--only comments from others where the problem went away eventually. I've had the computer for 10 days and have tried many suggestions but nothing is working--the internal battery continues to drain first before the external one. I'm hesitant to call or get support because I don't want to send the computer in or have a tech rip the computer apart for what is apparently a software/firmware issue. Just to add: all drivers are updated and battery performance is perfectly normal--I get the expected run times. It's just the internal battery is draining first and then the external one second. I would appreciate any other suggestions or a fix. Thanks

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I've discovered a good while back that Lenovo has decided to allow the internal battery to discharge first on ThinkPads with the bridge battery system depending on which battery has a lower wear level. This has been discussed multiple times such as in the following links:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-battery-discharge-problem-internal-...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-Choose-to-drain-external-battery-fi... https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-power-bridge-wired-battery-discharg...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Battery-issues-about-my-t470/td-p/382544...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T25-Anniversary-Edition/T25-battery-discharge-order/td-p/39220...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/9dp58f/battery_discharge_order/https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Dear-Lenovo-please-answer-this-question-... Lenovo has not responded to the multitude of customer requests and complaints in regards to this issue. The other day my internal battery was discharging first. To my surprise, the battery guage got stuck at 7% for a long time so I knew something was wrong. So I reboot my system, and when the computer rebooted, I got an error message saying that the internal battery could not be detected. When I got home I charged the battery and discovered that the internal battery had drained all the way to 0%... Instead of swit... Read more

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With this post I am hoping to bring attention to the fact that we dont have any choice in how we want to drain our battery. Currently the batter drain priority is[ less wear ] > [ more wear ] however many people, including myself, want the option for the following drain priority: [ external ] > [ internal ] One of the main reasons I got the T480 was because i knew that if was ever going to go more than 5-6 hours away from an outlet I could just hot swap the battery, However, with my internal battery draining first, I have a very small time frame from between my external battery is dead and my internal is also out. However, if Lenovo released a BIOS where we would have the option change the drain priority that would be great, and we would all be happy, though i also wonder why draining the external battery first isn't an option to begin with. (excuse the wonky formating, never been great at writting forum posts)

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Hello, i've just recived a Thinkpad T470 and Windows dosen't recognize the internal battery. Everything was updated, especially the BIOS and the power manager. I even tried to disable the internal battery in the BIOS but it hasn't solved the issue. What should i do ? Thank you

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I recently purchased the Lenovo Yoga S1 laptop from a refurbishing store and I seem to have odd battery behavior. I checked the battery report from the command prompt and got the information as shown below. It seems like the battery will suddenly drop in percentage very quickly. I am more than happy to buy a new battery and install it myself as I got a fantastic deal on the laptop as is, but I was just curious if this may be a known issue that is software based as opposed to hardware based? Below the battery information ill throw in some of the other information generated in the battery report, if it helps in solving the issue. Battery Report:2020-01-02 00:49:47Suspended 79 %32,030 mWh00:50:40ActiveBattery78 %31,810 mWh01:06:47Suspended 71 %28,820 mWh01:27:05ActiveBattery71 %28,680 mWh01:41:41Suspended 68 %27,680 mWh01:45:06ActiveBattery68 %27,600 mWh01:59:57Suspended 65 %26,570 mWh02:12:06ActiveBattery65 %26,460 mWh02:26:57Suspended 63 %25,430 mWh02:42:06ActiveBattery62 %25,320 mWh02:56:57Suspended 6 %2,280 mWh11:49:05ActiveBattery5 %2,030 mWh11:49:05Suspended 5 %2,010 mWh11:50:10ActiveBattery5 %2,100 mWh11:50:10Suspended 5 %2,100 mWh11:50:45ActiveAC6 %2,470 mWh System Information:SYSTEM PRODUCT NAMELENOVO 20C0001BUSBIOSGQET55WW (1.35 ) 12/18/2017OS BUILD18362.1.amd64fre.19h1_release.190318-1202PLATFORM ROLEMobileCONNECTED STANDBYNot supportedREPORT TIME2020-01-04 19:59:55Installed batteriesInformation about each currently in... Read more

A:Lenovo Yoga S1 Battery Strange Battery Discharging Behavior

Welcome to the forums.  One thing I would check first is do you have anything plugged in to the usb port?  2nd thing i would check is "fast startup" turned on?  If on I would turn off.  On my X1Y3 battery drain even while off was much higher with usb always on and fast startup turned on.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT501793

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Hello!I have a Thinkpad T470 that came originally without the internal battery, having in its place a dummy. So my computer used to show only one battery (the external one).I recently decided to install an internal battery as well. The problem is that my laptop doesn't seem to recognise it completely: it shows two batteries, but the internal one is "unrecognized" and always showing 0% charge, both under Windows and Debian. Nonetheless, it works: I tried booting up the laptop after unplugging it and removing the external battery, and everything went just fine. Bios and every other Lenovo-related software is up to date. Has somebody else experienced the same problem? Do you have any idea as to what may be causing this? 

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Wrote a month or so ago about a faulty U330 battery.  I replaced it with a new one and am having the same issue--rapid discharge. For example, the battery power goes from 100% to 95% within 3 mintues, from 95% to 73% within 15 minutes.  With the original battery, I noticed that its power could stay at 0% for quite some time before the computer shut down. The battery lasts a decently long time, but the real issue is that I pretty much have spontaneous shutdowns since I can't predict the actual power remaining. Could this be a Win 7 issue and not an issue with the battery's actual capacity? Any other suggestions on how to fix this? 

A:U330 Battery Issue--New Battery, Still Discharging Fast

Hey Gurbly,
 
Curious to know is the replacement battery that you bought is it from Lenovo or is it a generic brand battery ?
 
If this is a Lenovo battery, might I suggest the following link :
 
http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs-Knowledge-Base/How-can-I-increase-battery-life/ta-p/244800
 
If the above does not help, could you try the following.
 
1. Replacement Battery to be drained.
2. Replacement Battery to be fully charge. During this time do not turn on the U330
3. Once fully charge, turn on computer and login to your operating system. Do not launch any application and if possible disable any apps that auto starts.
4. Change the power management to "do not turn off hard drive and monitor" when battery is used
5. Adjust screen brightness to 50%
6. Leave the laptop idle,
7. Check within 3-5 minutes if the battery level drops from 100% to 95%
8. record your finding and reply back.
 
 





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Hi all,

My Toshiba Satellite A30-871 notebook has started discharging the battery whilst the mains power supply is connected (The LED shows that AC is connected but Laptop consumes battery power instead of charging battery and using AC power). When the battery reaches 0% laptop will switch off. Removing the power plug and reconnecting does not solve the problem while the computer is ON, only shutting down computer starts the battery to charge. Which means that I can use laptop as long as battery retains some power. Sometimes when the notebook is off and battery is being charged, battery charging LED starts to blink and I have to remove the power jack and plug it back.

I don''t think its a loose power connector because the light shows the power is connected.

I wonder if anyone got a solution for me.

Regards,
nova
 

A:Toshiba Satellite A30 - Battery starts discharging if power supply is connected

Anyone around to help me out?
 

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Hey, I know there have been a couple of posts on the T470 and other models draining the built in battery first. It was an issue for me when I got the Thinkpad, but after an update shortly after, the problem was solved. Usually external drained first and I rarely had my internal ever come to use as you can see from the cyclecount (I have a 72 Wh external one). After 1 1/2 years I thought I'll do a battery reset / calibration within Lenovo Vantage. Now suddenly it does drain the internal battery before the external. I read a couple of posts saying that the idea behind this is to wear down the batterys evenly. That works with the fact that my internal just has 87 cycles as opposed to 210 cycles on the external. I really would like to keep it like that, I mean come on, what kind of bull**bleep** is that? I mean, do I evenly use my emergency wheel on my car every now and then? No! I want it to work, when I really need it!Anyway, so I'm writing basically cause I was wondering if there's anyone else who had this occuring especially after recalibrating the batterys and if there's a known solution (which I assume Lenovo is still hesitating to provide). Please do your homework Lenovo! Thank you!  

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My new X260 uses the internal battery before the external, hot-swappable battery. How can I change this? I'm on the newest BIOS (1.19?) and Ubuntu Xenial.

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

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

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

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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!

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Hi, I have a Y50-70 which has a strange problem with the battery: even when entirely switched off (not in sleep or hibernate, but shut down), it loses about 10% per 24 hours on the battery life, until going down to 0%. But the battery capacity seems good - it is reporting about 53 watt hours, when it was only ~55 when it came out of the factory. I'm running Windows 10. Does anybody know what the problem might be? Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I've recently changed my laptop's battery as the previous one had stopped working due to overcharging because I thought that when the laptop battery gets fully charged then the laptop will run on external power but I found my thinking wrong when the battery stopped working. I changed it for Rs. 6000/- at HP Official Service Centre Chandigarh 5-6 moths ago. But now my present battery is also discharging fast & I've not overcharged my present battery a single time. Please help me with this battery problem. 

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I just bought this brand new laptop. I noticed that the battery abnormally discharges at a huge rate. For example if I charged the battery to 100% then shut down windows, and turned the laptop back on a few hours later I would notice that the battery is at 72%. What the hell? I paid almost $1700 for this laptop to experience this huge set back.

A:Battery Discharging while Completly Off

Hi, Do you have anything connect to it using USB port(s) ? Regards.

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hii good evening..i have purchased the hp laptop(HP 15 ab125AX) in the month of april/2016.after two months i have faced the problem with battery draining.It charges fully within 1hour and dicharges before one hour only.so i want to know what was the problem behind this issue.please reply me soon..

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Please reply to this post if you are experiencing the following discharging problem, or would have a perfect solution to it. Many thanks in advance  When on battery, the Internal Battery discharges First, then, the External Battery. I got the machine around a week ago, and my internal battery has already gone through 8 cycles (when reviewed through the Thinkpad Vantage App). Yet, the external batter has only gone through 1 cycle. Given the ease of replacing the external battery, and that Thinkpad advertised a "hot swap" battery bridge feature, I do not find a rational for the current discharging behavior. There is a relevant posts on Reddit, but draining both of my batteries does not get things back to normal.External link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/83vqj5/t480_internal_battery_draining_first/

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I duplicate the thread to make support react howsome  original post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-battery-discharge-problem-internal-...

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Please reply to this post if you are experiencing the following discharging problem, or would have a perfect solution to it. Many thanks in advance  When on battery, the Internal Battery discharges First, then, the External Battery. I got the machine around a week ago, and my internal battery has already gone through 8 cycles (when reviewed through the Thinkpad Vantage App). Yet, the external batter has only gone through 1 cycle. Given the ease of replacing the external battery, and that Thinkpad advertised a "hot swap" battery bridge feature, I do not find a rational for the current discharging behavior. There is a relevant posts on Reddit, but draining both of my batteries does not get things back to normal.External link: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/83vqj5/t480_internal_battery_draining_first/













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A:T480 battery discharge problem: internal battery goes first at all times!

This may be related:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X270-discharge-internal-battery-first-bios-1-...
 
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I finally upgraded from the X201 to X270. This is a refurbished mahcine from lenovo. My internal battery discharges very fast. I ran through the utilities. I was on for 2.5 hours surfing with Google Chrome and only had 20% left. Is this normal? If not, I will need to buy an extended battery. My X201 lifespan is much better.

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I bought this notebook two weeks ago, and when the battery is discharged I don't receive any notification. I checked the settings about notifications and they seem good, I have the same setting on another Satellite and I have no problem with it. I set battery critical level at 10% I've checked the battery level on the icon in the taskbar and it was 25%, after a minute the Notebook hibernates because of battery discharged. What's wrong? Maybe the battery is damaged? Or maybe I need a new driver?

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hi,need advice how to charge/discharge battery correctly.. 
should i discharge do the end before charging and after fill up to 100% or less ?

A:xps 15 9560 battery charging / discharging

Hi Nebi7,Thanks for posting.Here is some information about Dell batteries you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2tIOA7e

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The battery on my X1 Carbon will very slowly discharge while plugged in (as in, it will fall from 100% to 95% over the course of a few days). The laptop is registering that the charger is plugged in, but the battery does not stay at 100%. Even stranger, if I unplug the charger and plug it back in, the laptop will still not charge. However, if I unplug it and leave it unplugged for a while, it will start to charge if I plug it back in. After that, it will usually charge up to 100%, but sometimes it will stop somewhere between 95-99%. Can anyone help with this? Very frustrating that the laptop doesn't stay charged while plugged in. Also, I do not have Battery Charge Threshold enabled, so it's not that.

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My Thinkpad 470s has two batteries. Battery 2 is fine. Battery 1 shows up on the Windows status bar and gets charged (it goes to 100% and then slowly drifts down naturally), but the computer never draws any power from it. Instead, when Battery 2 runs out, the computer turns itself off because it thinks there is still power in Battery 1. It also never goes to battery saver mode for this reason. Any suggestions? Not only has my computer's battery life suddenly been cut to half, I have to be super-paranoid about the computer cutting out without warning in the middle of meetings.

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My new and virtually unsused laptop is discharging its battery at the rate of 10% in 48 hours when switched off and not in hibernation mode. When removing the battery it is loosing 2% in 48 hours.

I have fully charged the battery to 100% and shut down whilst still on charge.

There is no doubt in my mind that the battery is discharging when fitted, and only loosing a small amount of charge when removed from the laptop.

Have any other users experienced the same problem. Result is that in one week the battery will discharge some 35%, which I find unacceptable.

A:Satellite L500 19X Battery discharging when not in use

Hi

I think this is nothing wrong buddy
The battery will always s discharge a little bit even though the notebook is not running.

Take a look into the user manual.
I did it and found this:

When you turn off your computer with fully charged batteries, the batteries retain data for the following approximate time periods;

Battery pack 12 cell; 2 days (sleep mode); 20 days (Shut down mode)
Battery pack 6 cell; 1 day (sleep mode); 10 days (shut down mode)
Battery pack 3 cell; 0,5 days (sleep mode); 5 days (shut down mode)

You must always check following software/ bios settings in order to decreased the battery discharging:
- standby/ resume mode, hibernation etc. will reduce the time until the battery is empty dramatically
- always check wether Wake On Lan or Wake on HDMI is enabled
- always check wether USB sleep and charge is enabled

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This is an IBM Thinkpad I1400 series. The battery would not charge so I replaced it with a new one. It now charges but here are some observations that are suspect to me. Once the battery has been charged to !00% according the Power Meter, I shut down the system, disconnected the A/C power and looked at the Power Meter again. It registers about 98%. Within a 2 or 3 minutes, I shut it down again. After about 2 days, I again power up the system on battery only, check the Power Meter and it registers only 65%. Shouldn't these batteries hold their charge for much longer than this when not in use for just 2 days? Is there something else going on that might be discharging the battery? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Hi all, I have purchased T440 a month ago, I have no external battery, the laptop use to start normal booting windows 10 pro using the power adapter, it also works well using the internal battery but yesterday when I connected the power adapter it did not start, so IA had to reset it then tried it without adapter and is working well but as soon as I insert the adapter it stops work, also it does not charge the internal battery. Every time I connect the adapter it stop working and I need to reset it . I have checked the power adapter, it reads 20V d.c which is normal, I also tried another adapter kown good but the fault the same. Any help is much appreciated.

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/F1-and-F12-don-t-function-at-boot-time/td-p/1... Dear ExpertsI want to change SSD for ThinkPad X1 carbon (windows 10) to a bigger size , I need to disable power for the internal battery firstI tried to follow below (pressing F1) :https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/pd025206[quote]Select Config -> Power. The Power submenu is displayed.[/quote]F1 didn't work for me, I pressed Enter then F1 then Ctrl + SBut I can't get to the Config option ,,,,I am not sure why that is happening ?Please see the snapshot what i am gettinghttps://imgur.com/a/YkGP8m4Thx 

A:ThinkPad X1 carbon disable power internal battery to replace SSD

Then tried to follow the link below I tried to follow :https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500222 But i ended with list of options but missing one option that it is needed (UEFI Firmware Settings) !!!https://imgur.com/a/QyIWX76

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I have a new IdeaPad S540 Laptop.I used it for a while, connected to the power supply. Then i left it off for a week or so: today i started it again and the battery is 10% charged: why is it using the battery when off? is it normal to lose 90% of charge in a week in a turned off laptop?ThanksFabio

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Ok my problem is that when i plug-in the charger my laptop battery starting discharging. Any ideas?
 
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A:Battery starts discharging when I plug in the charger

what does the Thinkvantage Power Manager say when you plug in the charger? does it recognise the power adapter been plugged in?

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Hi all,

I have an Inspiron 1525 that is one year old. Recently the battery will be completely dead when I try to turn on the laptop and will not power on unless I plug it in. The battery meter will be at 0% when it starts up, but recharges normally when plugged in. When I unplug the laptop and close the lid (which puts it into sleep mode) the battery will be completely dead by the next morning even if it was at 100% before I closed it. I don't know why the battery is discharging completely so quickly when the computer isn't even running.

Could this just be a problem with my battery? Or is the laptop not actually sleeping when I close it, but continually using up battery power? Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Laptop battery discharging when in sleep mode

Note there's a difference between "Sleep" vs. "Hibernation"
> Sleep mode still requires power (It should be minimal power but definitely still draws some power)
> Hibernation requires zero power

That said, i still wouldn't expect a good battery to discharge overnight on sleep mode so you probably still have an issue with your battery holding a charge
 

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This just happened to me again this morning. The third time in 3 months. I open my laptop and the three lights on the keboard (FN/Mute/Microphone) are all on. The power button does nothing at all. Suggested solutions that I've tried:- Insert a paperclip into the small hole on the bottom of the laptop and press the button with it.- Press the power button 11 times, then hold for 30 seconds on the 12th time. The only solution that has worked for me is to open up the laptop and disconnect/reconnect the internal battery. I now cannot trust that my ThinkPad will turn on when I need it. This could be bad for business if it happens at an inopportune time. I need a solution. Any ideas?

A:T450s won't wake. Power button does nothing. Only solution is to disconnect internal battery.

I am not confident of these suggestions, but would suggest that you try the following:: confirm you have the latest available BIOS, drivers, and operating system,Reset BIOS to the factory defaults and then make any needed adjustments to the BIOS settings.

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Tonight I replaced the internal battery in my X240 for the second time.  The first battery, purchased on eBay, worked well for about 10 months; after that, the machine (i5/Win10) started to report that the battery was not found, and would die when the external was exhausted. So, I figured, might as well try again. I just finished the replacement (always remember to shut off the internal battery through the BIOS before doing this!) and all seems well.  The internal battery is charging and, in spite of its official manufacture date sometime in 2013, it's on its first cycle. The battery I removed--the one that had worked for 10 months?  On closer inspection it had a new label pasted on over an old label (see photo).   The new label did not have the Lenovo name on it; the old label did.  This leads me to suspect that the battery was a "reconditioned" (or possibly rebuilt) battery originally manufactured by Lenovo, but just with a new label pasted on. Interestingly, the capacity on the old label reads "min. 1930 mAh," while the new label reads "1910 mAh."  Different cells, or just random errors in labeling? The battery I just purchased (yes, off eBay, I'm cheap) and installed was labeled as Lenovo and carried a correct date of manufacture (that is, the printed date lines up with the date that Vantage reports from the electronics). Conclusions?  I don't really know.  I'll have to see if the new internal solv... Read more

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Dears,  I'm facing this issue in my Thinkpad X240 "Battery #1 not present", I've tried many solutions like BIOS/Power manager/Battery device manager update ... but nothing works out. At the power manager interface, I can recognize just the removable battery.Do you have please any suggestions to activate my internal battery ?  Thank you.

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Initially my device was working just fine. Of late though (I don't know exactly when) I've noticed that only the internal battery discharges - then takes me to low power, plug in your charger, without discharging the external battery. I've installed all the latest updates for drivers and BIOS. With the laptop plugged in, the external battery is charging. But when I disconnect the AC it tells me the internal battery is 'in use' and gives me an estimated battery life based only on the single internal battery.  

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Recently, my Spectre X360 seemed to be completely flat every time I went to use it. This is despite being turned off (not in sleep mode or any other lazy-shutdown mode). I've had this lappy for probably two years now, but use it only occasionaly, like say, once every two months. With that infrequent use, I do expect some discharge over that time and it usually had some charge left in it as far back as I can remember. Nevertheless, of late, I've been using the lappy a bit more frequently and have noticed it was completely flat after leaving it for just a week or less. So I searched for an answer on this forum and found a couple of threads that went on for pages with "me too" posts and useless cut-and-paste answers from techs (mostly offering software "solutions") which I knew were not relevant. Eventually I found a couple of clues burried deep in the threads that made sense.  They were the 5v USB charging while turned off along with having any USB devices left attached (someone mentioned mouse dongles). Immediatly, I realised that my recently purchased 128Gb Sandisk nub drive, which I have left attached, may have been a contributor. Subsequently, I;1. Now remove the nub drive when the machine is not in use (despit it being designed to be left in all the time).2. Ensured I had the latest BIOS (F.43) - The other threads talk about an F.10 BIOS version. Whatever.3. Disabled the power to the USB ports when the lappy is switched off by setting it in th... Read more

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?????? ????!Hello to all!I have a problem with my x240 - i used it with win10 and in one moment the laptop was discharging very fast, i downloaded from Lenovo support site diagnostic tool and used all tests - battery test shown me external battery problem. I changed it to new FRU 45N1777, in suspend mode with disconnected external power i put off old one and install new one. Turned it on but nothing changed, but battery test finished successfully. External battery not shown, only internal. After that i turned off the laptop and reseat battery, reseted bios to default, turned off internal battery in bios and pushed power button for 30 secs - nothing helped.As win10 has only Lenovo Vantage and it didnt help me, i installed win7 and power manager after. In power manager i can see both batteries, they status are good, but charging/discharging only internal one, external battery has status - No activity and only 7% power.I tried the experiment - disconnected internal battery from the motherboard, connected external battery and external power - turned on and check in power manager - battery charging! After few hours it has 100%. Connected internal battery, turned on - but charging/discharging only internal battery again! External one in status No activity again All drivers and firmwares with latest versions, BIOS latest, charger original 65W, batteries are original.  I really dont know what is this..really strange that power manager shows me that now i... Read more

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Hello,In the past few days, I had an issue with my Legion Y530. It doesn't power up without the AC Adapter plugged in. And when I plug it in and power it up I noticed that the battery percentage is always stuck at 89% and i see an error in Lenovo Vantage saying that the Battery cannot be charged/Discharged. It seems like there's a miscommunication between the battery and the notebook.I have tried to update the drivers, the bios but that didn't fix the issue. I tried to update the battery firmware but it showed an error that  tool was unable to update the firmware due to an internal error.any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Got a Lenovo Yoga just a couple days ago.  I have been using it with a browser open, with medium brightness, and it is lasting me about 3-4 hours on battery.   This laptop in the specs says it should last up to 11 hours, which I imagine this workload should bring me up to.  My previous Lenovo Y510p lasted this long, but thats how long it was stated to last, and that was after 4 years.  Does anybody else have this issue?

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Hello everyone, I have an Ideapad S510p touch Notebook that i bought just last year.But now since the past 1 or 2 weeks i have noticed that my laptop's battery is getting discharged really fast.Could someone please help me with this. Thanks a lot











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A:Ideapad S510p touch - Battery discharging too fast

hi Bhan168,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
To check the battery, can you try and run following:
1. Download and install BatteryCare and post the detailed info on the battery.
   - Sample info
 
2. Open an elevated Command Prompt (press the Windows key? +X and choose Command Prompt (Admin))
   - on the command prompt box, type powercfg -energy
   - once It generates the energy-report.html file, move this to your desktop and double click it. It will help if you can post a screenshot of the report or upload it (eg. Dropbox) so we can check if there's an app or a driver running on the background that's eating up power and making the battery drain much faster.
 
Similar thread:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-Fast-Battery-Drain/m-p/1181989/highlig...
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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Battery last about 1,5-2h , discharge rate is about 11mW - 15mWIts normal ? Notebook is 7 months old..

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I have a strange issue. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop and I am experiencing problems with the power management/power guage.

It will often show the battery not installed (power gauge is a greyish-white color with dashed lines) or it shows a red X. It does not matter if I am on AC power or on Battery power, it will show the full range of power, battery level, not installed, or an error.

I have searched Lenovo's site and I seem to remember seeing an FAQ about this, but now that I need it, I cannot find it.

What can I check or do to stop this? While it is annoying, I am not sure if I am having a battery problem or not. I did check my battery on Lenovo's site to see if it was recalled and it is not.

I do appreciate any help that any one can give me.

Thanks!
 

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