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very short battery live in my yoga 11e chromebook

Q: very short battery live in my yoga 11e chromebook

I think im affected by this battery problem https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht102953 the image installs succesfully but i cant see any message in the syslog saying anything about the battery update, because is empty all the time. top tool shows an uptime of 30 minutes... long enough for the upgrade to finish. I tried it several times. how can i tell what version of the battery firmware am i running? im still getting very low battery live (around 2h) thanks!!










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Preferred Solution: very short battery live in my yoga 11e chromebook

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

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

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

A: very short battery live in my yoga 11e chromebook

ablackoka,

The symptoms seem to match . The support tip you reference is being updated in the next 24-48 hours.
You might try this alternate / new solution....

SYMPTOM:

In ThinkPad 11e Chromebook and ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook, the battery may experience poor longevity or not be able to power the system with the battery alone.


SOLUTION:

To update the battery firmware:

Logon to the Chromebook and update the Chromebook to the latest version of Chrome OS. (https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177889?hl=en)
Press Ctrl-Alt-T to enter the crosh terminal page.
Plug in the A/C power adapter and keep it plugged while performing the following step.
In the crosh terminal page, type battery_firmware update and press Enter to update the firmware. It may take up to 10 minutes. Do not remove A/C power until the update has completed.

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A:Yoga 2 11 Running hot with short battery life

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

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A:Yoga 11e Chromebook

I do have and use the "SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive":  Did not try it in Chromebook yet, as the Google Store does not seem to have the Chrome extension.  It does play well on my Adroids (Cell and Tablet). Sandisk Wireless Media drive. That may be a way to go if I can get it to work as just a raw drive using some workaround software controls.  I guess another workaround and something else to carry & lose.  

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A:Chromebook 14 won't power up from battery

Hello commercialscott,I see that the battery in your Chromebook is not charging. I will try to help you with this.For this I will refer you to this Google Chromebook troubleshooter: Fix hardware and system issues. If you go through the steps it provides and are directed to contact the manufacture. Here is the information to do so.HP Technical Support, North America 1-800-474-6836. For all other regions click here.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

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Hardware Maintenance Manual - Lenovo 100S Chromebook-11IBY
 
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Hi Pushdits,
Thanks for posting.
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chloj478,
 
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Good day.
 
A number of folks have commented that they would like a longer reach with the cabling.
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Regards.

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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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