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Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

Q: Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

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

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

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

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

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

A: Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

DC power jack gone bad? .

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

A:Battery NOT Re-Charging for ThinkPad P71

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

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

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

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Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
I do not know a solution for your problem, but I want to suggest you some trial an error to see if it can be software related issue.
 
1) Check the Lenovo Settings and see if it asks you to update the System Interface Foundation drivers.
2) Check the support site and just in case check that you have the latest BIOS and the latest "Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10 "
 
After that check the "Lenovo Settings" and give it a try turning on the option of "extended the battery life", set it to a 80% and give it some time for it to discharge. After that disable that feature to see if the battery charges back again.
 
Also on "Lenovo Settings", on the same "battery/power" page it has a "restablish" options, maybe you can also try that later.
 
Sorry that this is just some trial and error, but it is what it cames to my mind right now.
 
Regards

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen
 
When I plug in my laptop it says "plugged in, not charging"
 
I've tried three USB-C different power adapters - 2 Lenovo, and one generic.
 
The laptop is still under warranty, but tech support has been worthless (mostly because I can't even reach them). And whenever I've reached them for other issues, they immediately jump to shipping it to the depot... something that's extremely difficult for me given the fact that I need this laptop for work. Any ideas from the community?
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen- Battery not charging

Do you have Lenovo Vantage installed?  IF yes did charging threshold get turned on?

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4 year old machine, had problem with wireless adapter, ordered one up that problem solved but it wouldnt power up so i bought a new battery. Perfect. It booted up fast to desktop but i noticed it was not charging, plugged in so tried another a/c adapter and then another. Research said to hold power button for 20 seconds etc, then unplug battery and boot up still nothing. I removed the MCI Microsft under Batterys in Device Mgr. That didnt help. Any ideas greatly appreciated

A:Yoga Thinkpad S1 not charging, new battery etc

Where have you purchased this battery? Many batteries that are not original can get swollen and be dangerous. Also the reason why some suggest to hold the power button for 20 seconds and remove the battery is to remove any static electricity from the laptop and to "callibrate" the battery.  

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

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

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Hi guys n girls, I Have a Thinkpad R400 running windows 10 I have had loads off issues with it but have worked though them eg no sound no dvd drive ect ect  I am suck on two  1) Fingerprint on Windows 10 worded fine on windows 7 pro I have worked though  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Fingerprint-support-on-Windows-10-ThinkP... with no success  i have got Biometric devices no drives installed ( Authentec, fingerprint sensor ) I tryed the dell drivers http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=DFDJ9 But get error this drive dose not work your processor type ( Ive noticed it 64 and i am only 32 could this be it) I have tryed the  Here's a link to the driver and the Lenovo fingerprint reader software:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B82mESIUbcoCN2VOZEo5aFNPNWc/view?usp=sharing And thought i had got it sorted The programe showed up on my start up page bon the reboot but i am unable to add my finger prints in the set up, I have got to bios and cleared them there. I used windows 8.1   32 programe  Please if any one can help i would be greatful 2) in the devive manager my    PCI Simple Communications Controller     as no driver i tryed a search auto but none found  and i am not sure what i am looking for in manual set up Please if any one can help i would b... Read more

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

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

Hi there, Vaigne -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
1: Remove the AC adapter plug.
2: Remove the battery.
3: Press the power button for about 30 seconds. This will clear the capacitors.
4: Insert the battery and plug in the AC adapter.
5: Press the power button.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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 I am using ThinkPad X220 with 9-cell battery (FRU P/N 42T4940)Yesterday, I update my system with Lenovo system Update, and the battery firmware update is the only important updates that I (try) to install. Long story short, when the program said that the sytem will automatically shuts down after the firmware update is complete, I clicked next to start the upgrade. Suddenly my system shut down right after the firmware upgrade started and when I turn it on again, it said that the firmware upgrade was failed and I need to turn my computer off. After I turn my computer on, the Power Manager said that my battery canot be charged because of poor condition from normal wear (my battery still can hold more than 85% of charge, more specifically 87%).I even tried to update it again using Windows 7 but no luck. From that on, I cannot charge my battery despite any ways that I tried (reset power gauge, take off the battery while the system turned on and charge it when it turned off, etc) Is there any solution for my problems?Anyway I am using the latest version of BIOS available (1.42 - EC 1.24)I am using UEFI booting with GRUB as main bootloader (Windows 10 and Debian 8.0) but when using Windows 7 I am using the legacy booting with GRUB as main bootloader

A:Thinkpad X220 Battery Not Charging After Failed Fi...

It may be that the battery is just failing.  There is a lot more to battery health than how much charge the cells can take,  If yours is the original battery for the machine, it has been used for a normal life.  The service manual for your machine https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a60739_04.pdf
 
shows the procedure for checking the battery with a meter on page 34, but there are orter types of failure that won't show up.

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Hello everyone, I just got a new thinkpad t470 and am very happy with it except that the removable battery won't charge. The battery indicator in windows says: Dattery 1: %0 and chargingDattery 2: %100 and fully charged Lenovo vantage shows the following: I tried turning it on and off and removing the baterry,I reinstalled Lenovo Vantage,I used lenovo selution center but came up with nothing. In the beginning it also gave me popups saying that battery 2 wasn't recognized and lenovo vantage woud show 'error' in the details of battery 2 but that went away after the reboots. any suggestions on what I could do? thanks

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Dear community, (please bear with me, I am not an English native speaker.) This is not about the "plugged, not loading" issue I found around here multiple times. My Thinkpad will charge via charger only when it is switched OFF. It loads perfectly when plugged via docking station.Batteries are getting empty, power save mode and all that. Pluging two different power units show same result. Behaviour, reproducable:Computer running, info tray says battery 1 in use and battery 2 not loading (or vice versa), no matter if charger is plugged or notWhen charger is plugged while PC runs, the charger indicator light right besides the power plug remains darkOnce my ThinkPad is truly off (shutdown), any of my chargers work just perfectly: orange light while charging, green light when finishedAdditional weirdness: ThinkPad does not start when plugged to the charger. Hitting/pressing the power button at the right of the keyboard has no effect at all. Once unplugged from charger, it boots just as usual. While typing this with 9% remaining capacity, computer shut down. I plugged it to the charger and closed the lid --> orange light. Waited a couple of minutes. Opened lid. ThinkPad wakes up, and I continue writing.Again: charger is plugged, LED light is off again, info tray says not loading/in use. Any ideas?Frederik I am running M$ Win10 Enterprise. 

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

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

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

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Hello, My recently bought Thinkpad Yoga 14 recently had this strange problem going on. The battery goes down, even when the AC cord is plugged in. The battery message says "plugged in, not charging". What exactly is the problem, and how do I fix it? The laptop came with Windows 10. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! ??

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

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

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400 and the current help page's link to the drivers area leads to a 404. Can anyone hook me up with a working link to the drivers area?













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A:Thinkpad R400 Drivers?

Hi KDURHAM,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Lenovo R400 is EOL product so it's driver has been moved to Lenovo EOL site 
  
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________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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Hi there, I have a question with regards to power management for my Lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga 3rd. I tried finding a solution to be able to manage the charging threshold points myself.However, anything I found points to either old solutions (Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Settings) or it doesn't seem to be fully working for my device and environment (Windows 10).I have ended up installing Lenovo Vantage from the Windows App Store but I notice that:- it takes a long time for the app to start (several minutes)- there is no "Power" menu item under HW I am not sure if the app is compatible with my device? For example, the Update System Drivers function doesn't seem to work at all. I triggered the same and the hour glass indicates gathering information but nothing seems to happen (I waited for more then 30 min).  So, as I usually work off the power supply and only seldom on battery, I want to be able to limit charging of the battery to a max of 80 or 85%. I found some instructions on tweaking registry settings but all they did so far is showing the battery icon in the task bar (but maybe that came with the Lenovo Vantage installation, I can't be fully sure).  I read several posts that the threshold settings are not necessary for modern / new systems but being an electrical engineer and having read up on the Lithium Ion Battery charging issue, I beg to differ! Unless the battery is calibrated to show 100% at a "true" 85% charge, charging the las... Read more

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Hi ! The battery of my Thinkpad X270 recently started to stop charging 2 or 3 days ago.Removing and putting back the alimentation cable worked at first, but now it doesn't anymore.I have tried to remove the battery then put it back with no success, though sometimes switching off the laptop makes it charge again, and sometimes not.Since I use Windows 10, I tried to use the Window's alimentation troubleshooter but everything seems fine. By the way, I use Window's last update (may 2019).I've read that it could be because I need to do a BIOS update. Unfortunately, I cannot run this update without any alimentation... (Lenovo Vantage won't let me, and anyway I won't take the risk) I'm running out of battery and this is my only computer... Any ideas on how to solve this ? Do you think this is a problem on the charger, the battery driver, or the battery port inside the computer ? Thank you very much for you help, chocolat

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


























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


























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

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

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

A:Battery Life Charging Capacity on Thinkpad X1 Carb...

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

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

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 Brand new laptop received several days ago. Battery 1 not charging when plugged in and started to drop 1% every day after the charge cable is off. Battery 2 has normal function. What should I do to fully charge Battery 1?  

A:Thinkpad T580 battery 1 not charging and % of power drop by 1 % every day

Had the similar issue but after proper flushing oof drivers(reinstalling) that seems to have been fixed. Try the reinstalltion method properly and you might solve it too.Regards,Shan

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 I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400  I have used https://download.lenovo.com/eol/  to get my Pc info.  Ive upgraded to windows 10 but i cleared the drive C Drive   so i have no lonovo programes left on the pc, I have Problems  on window 10 it s been trying to update for 3 days Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709  Fails then down loads and the fails on and on   The CD disc dose not work. And i am just feed up with it i do have a lenono recovery Q on my c drive it looks empty but there is 3 GB of data on it. I would normally press F8 a do a reset but this no longer works.So in short I have a window s 7 disc if i enstalled this and used this activation number for windows 7 Pro would this work Then using the info on this form could i get this back to normal as before the windows update 10 with lenovo programes pcdlauncher ,lenovo update, levovo recovery ect ect

A:Thinkpad R400 Windows 10 screwed it up

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400  I have used https://download.lenovo.com/eol/  to get my Pc info.  Ive upgraded to windows 10 but i cleared the drive C Drive   so i have no lonovo programes left on the pc, I have Problems  on window 10 it s been trying to update for 3 days Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709  Fails then down loads and the fails on and on   The CD disc dose not work. And i am just feed up with it i do have a lenono recovery Q on my c drive it looks empty but there is 3 GB of data on it. I would normally press F8 a do a reset but this no longer works.So in short I have a window s 7 disc if i enstalled this and used this activation number for windows 7 Pro would this work Then using the info on this form could i get this back to normal as before the windows update 10 with lenovo programes pcdlauncher ,lenovo update, levovo recovery ect ect

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Hey I have a Thinkpad R400 7443cto with a Intel P8600 in it and I was wondering what upgrade routes I have for this guy. I'd prefer to jump into a quad core if possible.  Would something like the Q9100 work?

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 Hello,   I bought the Thinkpad X1 tablet gen 3 in Dec 2018. Since then, I cannot see the red charging light being on when it's fully charged, but when I plug the cord in, the charging light does flicker 3 times, yet it doesnt indicate when fully charging?   Moreover, I have updated everything until now, but the microphone just doesnt record my voice clearly when the laptop is being charged with electricity? I have tried to tune every option in the setting of the microphone, but the Voice Recorder just doesnt record my voice clearly, always with distortion while being charged?   Finally, the battery life lasts maximum about 5 hrs, not as advertised as 9 hrs?   Has anyone had the same issues as mine with the Thinkpad X1 tablet gen 3, please give me your recommendations?   Many thanks 

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Hi, I have bought new Thinkpad X1 Yoda 3rd Gen three weeks before and from yesterday I have noticed that battery status is showing charging even adapter is not plugged in, If I plugged in its charging but when I remove it still showing charging. How can I resolve this issue? Please help Thank you

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After reading different posts, tryint 135W and smaller 42W Lenovo charger, multiple reboots, updating drivers, downloading Lenovo Vantage & PowerMgr.exe, updating two drivers and multiple reboots I'm down to 13% battery.Li polymer batery (FRU 01AY969) shows good with firmware Ver 0006-0042-0100-0003.Battery shows wear level 1% and 14.907 voltage based on program HW monitor.Battery did charge twice using 135W Lenovo charger, but then nothing. Charger running laptop now. Month old P1 (20md) running 64 bit Win 10. No previous OS nor user. Should still have the shipping box.User has loaded software and needs it for work.Laptop not in airplane mode, has been turned on and off to reset. Battery Reset tries to start but then stops.-- PowerMgr can not load. Ran installer and "chargeThreshold on 80"  as an administrator with admin privliges (confirmed by the running of other tasks and programs requiring admin status) Error msg "Can not connect to base module (1722) . Yes PowerMgr.exe not showing as a service nor program.Downloaded the 64 bit PowerMgr.exe Ver 1.67.14.04 from Lenovo but it would not install. Said I needed 64 bit version. Honest.This being a new laptop for work, I do not want to download too many more programs.I tried putting in a MTS ticket in the new MTSA system. Yea had to enter my email address for the fourth (4)th time but no luck.I'm reaching out the internet hoping the answer is interesting and not something si... Read more

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I have a ThinkPad T460P. Some time ago it fell off to the side of couch while plugged in and bent the adapter / end of charger insert upon impact. After i would receive a "plugged in but not charging" message. I could still get this machine to charge if i closed it and inserted the charger, let it sit, and then open. Somewhat inconsistent but it worked. Finally the other day i was running a video and the battery drained completely without realizing it was not charging. I received a critically low battery message. Charger no longer worked and machine would not turn on. I bought a new 90W charger to see if it would do the trick. When i plug this in, the light above the thinkpad sign and also the light in power button flashes 3 times but then nothing else. Normally this light would strobe. The charger appears to work as the light near the port has gone from yellow to green. But the machine no longer turns on. Sometimes i can get it to flash when pressing the power but nothing. Also tried a number of tricks like taking the battery out, holding the power button for a while, putting all back in and trying again. Machine will also not turn on when plugged in without the battery in. Thoughts? Am i cooked here?

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Hi Everyone!I'm Mariano from Argentina! this is my first post! everything alright? I write this to tell my problem or detail: i recently purchased a used Lenovo R400 Thinkpad that i like very much, i love the look, characteristics, processor, is very good, i put it 4gb of ram, it goes really well, i paid it very cheap. But I have a little problem (the seller told me about it and show me the thing): the display (lcd) shows a little horizontal line that comes and goes (3 seconds in, and 3 seconds  out), is on the bottom on the screen, but the machine is working great, the rest of the screen is working absolutely amazing, no problem at all, it's only that line that comes and goes, is a little detail (sometimes you see it and sometimes you can't even realize that is there), i take the display off but is not the flex i guess, i move it, and is not a question of move it... the question is: anyone knows what exactly is? and how can i take it off?If anyone can help me i would be pleased with that...  Thanks very much guys!

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Hi! Out of nowhere an exclamation mark appeared on my battery sign when my laptop on ac adapter. The weird thing is that after I restart the laptop, sign goes away. But if I plugged out and in while it's open, sign come back and it says "slow charger, charging slowly". I wanted to ask what should I do?  Thanks in advance.

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Dear Admin and ThinkersFew day's ago i found my old Thinkpad L410 (0616A33) then mean to move my data, but i found my laptop wont turn on, Screen & Power LED only Blinkin 1 time then Turn off. when charging, the indicator light is normal, but when i push the power button, my laptop still blink white on screen then turned off. can someone help me please?!. I have few repairing electronic here. maybe i can follow some helping instruction from you. Thanks !!! (sorry i have a really bad english) "NORTH INDONESIA"

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HiI've just now replaced the battery of my ideapad z500 with a new one but it seems not chargin... My system is Windows 10. I've updated "Lenovo Energy Management Driver" (for win 8.1) and "Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver" (for Win 10) but when I've restarted the laptop the issue persist. The Windows 10 bar shown me this message: 0% and batteri not charging. When the laptop is turned off and the AC is plugged in I don't see the power button led light up like I remember (maybe I am not remembering well I don't know, but maybe it is usefull to diagnose the problem). Do you have any advice on what can I do to solve this issue?Thenks

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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon shows "filling in process" for few seconds then stopped i.e no filling in process. Furthermore, after whole night charging, battery is now 94% charged, battery 2: 100% charged, fully charged; battery 1: 0% charged, not charging (please attached images).Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid

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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.

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Hello and peace on you..
I have a DELL Inspiron N5110 from early 2011
I was using the laptop correctly..The laptop was plugged in and the battery was charging..Then i removed the charger let the laptop on battery until suddenly the laptop shuts down without even telling me that the battery is low or even leaving some "emergency" charge on it (usually 7% or 5% i don't know)..I plugged it in to charge it again and open my leptop and i found out that the battery is not taking charge anymore!
I tried to see if the propblem is with the connector and tried to remove and put in again the charger and it ddid not work
i tried also to remove the battery and put it in again, it did not help
Now it is stuck on 2% of charge from 5 days and it's plugged in!
The laptop says that the battery is charging, but actually it is not charging and the charge level is the same from days
I looked up some solutions online like uninstalling ACPI microsof from Device manager and reboot the laptop..It did not work
"Jauge de batterie" which is an integrated software related to DELL, says that the battery health is good and that my battery is working properly
The laptop works fine with only the charger plugged in and battery out
PS: the laptop heats usually but i think it did not affect the battery at all since it was working fine and the charge took me about at minimum 30 min on high performance to be emptyed before this happens.
Please, i'm seeking for help
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A:Battery says: Charging, but it is not actually charging while plugged in and is stuck in 2% for 5 days !

First thing to check is wherther the sysetm recognizes the AC adapter - F2 at powerup to check that.
If it doesn't, try a new Dell OEM AC adapter - if that doesn't fix the issue, replace the DC jack board, and if that doesn't solve it, the mainboard.  Note:  you MUST use a Dell adapter - NOT a third party unit.
If the system DOES recognize the AC adapter, but won't charge the battery, chances are the battery is bad and will need to be replaced.
You cannot solve the issue without checking and, if necessary, replacing these parts.  

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Hi ! Over the past two weeks I've spent my time troubleshooting why my recently (used) bought X240 is not charging the internal battery. Short timeline: 1. Bought used X240 in good condition but with dead internal and external battery - working well when using power supply.2. Came home and tested that thing -> both batteries show "0% - not charging" (with Win10Pro installed) *suprise, surprise*3. Ordered both new internal and external battery.4. External battery came 1.5 weeks ago. Installed it and worked like a charm (Battery 2 (external): X%, charging).5. Internal battery came the day before yesterday. Installed it and did not work -> "Battery 1: 53% - plugged in, charging - Battery 2: 6% - plugged in, not charging)6. Waited the recommended 6-12 hours like it was written in the "manual" to get it fully charged.7. Next morning -> Batterystatus unchanged (see point 5) ... It's stuck at 53%. Though the status says it's charging, it doesn't.8. Simply tried out what's going to happen when I pull the cable of the power supply -> Notebook instant off *hmmm*9. As the external battery was obviously blocked from charging by the internal (as it was not charged), I've taken out the internal battery again and et voila, external battery is charging again.I've tried to remove both batteries and perform the "Magic Trick" (press the main power switch for 30 secs) and I've also pushed the "reset" switch on the backside near the battery. Sadly without any result ;-(... Read more

A:X240 internal battery not charging though "plugged in - charging"

Did you buy Lenovo or aftermarket batteries?  It could be defective

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My Lenovo G50-30 laptop has suddenly developed a funny problem.  When battery charger is introduced while laptop is on it says "plugged in but not charging" and battery keeps reducing, however battery charges when laptop is switched off. The problem has started happening from approx a 3-4 weeks back. My battery was under warranty and was replaced by Lenovo authorised center Jogeswari (West), Mumbai, India BUT still issue reamins the same.  Service center installed a software called OKO care which randomly allowed charging three times while laptop was ON. However this also did not permanently solve my problem and returned back to same issue hence un-installed software. Then had tried couple of other lenovo softwares (vantage, forgot name of anotehr one) but in vain.  Pls organise immediate help as I have exams starting September 19, 2019 and need laptop very badly for preparing and cant afford to switch off to recharge. Thank you in advance. FYI - There is no capping not to charge beyond 55-60% to safeguard battery. I have Windows 10 (64 bit OS), initial OS which came along with laptop was Windows 8.1 which automatically got upgraded to Windows 10. My laptop is always kept on auto update hence all latest updates are installed. I do not allow any unnecessary software installation. 

A:Lenovo G50-30 Battery charging issue - "plugged in but not charging"

That sounds suspiciously like the laptop is in Airport Mode, which if enabled will prevent it from charging when on, yet charge when off, just like you describe.  You can find out via a command promptRight click on start and select Command Prompt (Admin)  -or- Windows PowerShell (Admin)  depending on your system configuration.At the prompt type:  powercfg /getactivescheme    and press EnterIf it comes back with something similar to the image below showing (Airplane) as the active scheme,  then that is likely the culprit. Click on Image to expandIf you find that it is enabled, at the same command prompt window type:  control powercfg.cpl   and press Enter to open the Power control panel applet, and then check to see if Airplane Mode is set as your current power plan. As a last resort, you can also type:  powercfg ?restoredefaultschemes  to reset the Windows power schemes to their default settings.  Best of luck,

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Please help me,I have a Lenovo laptop G series with windows 8,my laptop problem is that the battery is not charging but when I click battery icon "plug in charging" but it still not charging,why?

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Hi...

I am having a problem with my laptop computer. I figured out that my laptop, when being charged or using the Power Outlet, runs at 100% CPU at times, and slows me down when running and working on some open applications. At first I thought I had tons of spyware or even a virus, and even posted a Hijackthis file here. Nothing was found.
I figured out that my cpu runs at 100% when using the power outlet, or when my computer is chargnig. When I unplug the powercord and use the battery life, everything runs GREAT!!!!! my cpu drops to a normal 4-8% usage with multiple applications running. WEIRD huh? Can anyone relate to this ?? Is this and indication that my battery is going bad???? Can someone help me with this or suggest what is going on? I am running windows XP home edition, and have a compac presario 1500 series. Pent 4..

HELP!!!
 

A:CPU runs at 100% when charging laptop battery, when not charging its fine. HELP!!!

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