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Q: "0190: Critical low-battery error" while battery f...

Hello,As the title says I have a strange problem ? I get error 0190 (Critical low-battery error) where at the same time my battery is full on my brand new ThinkPad Edge E531. Of course I already searched for threads with similar issue and I found this one: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-0190-critical-low-battery-error-but-battery... . It appears that my case is quite identical with the one of user ?gilsont?. I have noticed that whenever I leave my laptop shut down for a longer period of time with almost full battery, it displays error 0190 on next start up followed by a beep sound and shut down. You may ask ?Why are you asking us? You already have the problem ? the battery?. Well the problem is not that simple. I already returned the laptop (on 3rd day after I got it) to the store where I bought it and respectively they sent it to their tech service. After few days I was informed that they couldn?t find anything wrong with it or its battery. I instructed them how they may reproduce the error but again without any result ? still nothing. Now I am in a bit confusing situation, I can?t prove that there is something faulty with this machine. I am not aware of the circumstances needed to trigger this error. My question is ? could it be a single case, maybe the battery wasn?t fully activated at that time or something like dirt on the battery connector interfered? I really don?t know what to do.Note: I encountered the problem 2 times. Each time I got the error twice (two unsuccessful startups in a row). In total 4 times. The moment I convinced myself it?s a hardware related issue I sent it back as soon as possible.Regards

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A: "0190: Critical low-battery error" while battery f...

Just got a call: After numerous tests they've encountered the problem. It seems that it happens in highly specific circumstances. Marked this as solved and sorry about double posting I really didn't expect it.

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Hello lovely people, recently I've been experiencing this error after I press the power button of my X220. I've been reading through some people's posts about this error and one of the topics concerning it seems to be the battery and the charger. I've tried three options: - With both charger and battery- Without battery, with charger- Without charger, with battery and the scenario is the same in all three situations. Pressing the ThinkVantage button does nothing. Multiple people discussing this error online have suggested that in this case, the issue is probably the motherboard. 1) If that's the case, what does it mean for my ThinkPad? Sorry I'm a noob - does it mean it's dead, are my data lost or can I just replace it with a new one without either of those things being threatened? 2) If it isn't the case, what are other possible reasons for this error? Should I call an IT service? Thank you sincerely for caring. All my work is inside this machine and I've developed a strong emotional attachment to it , so any responses will be greatly appreciated! Have a great day,Kyf

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I have looked at the forum posts regarding the "0190 critical low-battery error" boot up problem, but mine seems a little different.  My problem with my T510 Thinkpad (Windows 7, 64 bit) is as follows: (1)  When I attempt to boot up with the AC adapter only (no battery) I get the 0190 error.  The T510 afterwards shuts down immediately.  I cannot seem to get into the BIOS by pressing the ThinkVantage button to interrupt the boot up process. (2)  When I put in a good battery, even one charaged at only 10-15% or more, then I can boot into Windows with no problem.  My T510 must have a battery in place in order to boot up.  The AC adapter alone gives the 0190 error as mentioned.  (my AC adapter is standard Lenovo issue). (3)  One would think this points to a problem with the AC adapter, but it's important to note that my battery will still charge up to 100% if the AC adapater is plugged in!  Therefore, the adapter is not totally disfunctional.  While the machine gets the 0190 error on the adapter alone, the adapter is capable of charging the battery. (4)  I should note that I'm using the latest BIOS v.1.5.2 for the T510, as of June 29, 2015. (5)  Note also that others with the 0190 issue seem to have the opposite problem.  Namely, they can boot up with the AC adapter only, but have trouble with the battery in place.   My questions:  What can I do to get rid of the 0190 err... Read more

A:T510 Thinkpad: 0190 critical low-battery error (new variation?)

Hi Jim_Rockford,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
This kind of issue occurs either with power circuit of the laptop or with the power adapter, is there anyone who is using the same model laptop, so that we can verify changing the adapter.
This might not resolve the issue but you can check with performing power drain. To perform please remove the AC power adapter & battery, after that press and hold the power button for 30 seconds perform this step for 2 or more times.
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi everyone, I hope you guys can help me with this. I was using my T400 and when the battery got low, I had to charge it, obviously. The T400 has these little LCD displays at the bottom of the screen, one of them is the battery (it was orange since the battery was low) and right next to it there is the display that lets you know the power cord is plugged in. When I plugged the power cord in, I noticed the display did not work. So I was left with a non-charging power cord and a fast lowering battery power. What was to happen happened, so now my battery is completely depleted. When I unplug the battery and try to power the laptop, there is no power at all, nothing. When I put the battery in and try to power the laptop, I get the message 0190: Critical low-battery error. Thanks guys !

A:T400 power/battery problem (0190 critical low-batt...

my guess is the power adaptor's screwed.

----------------------------T400s - 2815RW1 + Win7 Ultimate Don't pm me for help! That's what the forum is for. Also, Google's nicer than me. Ask him.

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Hello   I have my T510 that I bought in 2011 that when turned on it displays '0190 critical battery error' on a black screen then shuts off. I never use the battery always with a power cord and I tried using it with just the power cord but doesn't work. Do I replace the battery or power cord? Which battery do I need or power cord?  Thank you! 

A:T510 "0190 battery error"

My guess is that the power adapter has died and the machine ran as long as the battery lasted.
The other choice is that the motherboard power circuitry has gotten sick,  I say this because you indicated that it will not start with no battery while plugged in.

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I picked up an old R52 from a local thrift store that has a bad battery. ie, it won't charge, or boot with the battery installed. without the battery it complains about ERROR 0190 Critically low battery. I have no plans to buy another battery for this machine as it's gonna run on AC. How can i bypass this error to at least boot the computer off AC? 

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
What is the optimistic value for "Low battery level" and Critical battery level"?
What points shall I consider in setting these two battery levels?
Is it safe to run the "Battery calibration" in this laptop, some posts mentioned running the Battery calibration meshed up the system.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hello, I recently bought a lenovo y520 and every couple of days i get the warning ''Critical low battery'', even though the battery is fully chrarged and the charger is plug in. Any advice on how to fix this problem?

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Both win7 and win10. This is much needed. 

_________________________________________________________ThinkPad T530-2394-3J8, i5-3380M 2.9GHz, Dual boot: Win10 Pro x64 1803 / Win7 Pro x64 . 4GB Sammy 250GB SSD. Fast!_____

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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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my battery was giving 1.5 hour power backup from last 4 months... then last month it decreased to 1 hour...from couple of days it decreased to 1/5 hour(with error 'Consider replacing new battery') and yesterday i was using on battery power... and battery had 34% power remaining.. suddenly battery indicating light turns orange and pc shutdown... after that.. my pc is not charging battery... and if i run pc on battery.. it work 10 to 15 minutes ( with orange light.. and on task bar.. battery icon giving error "No battery is detected" ) and then shut down.

today i run laptop on battery power and open setup..and there was error "No battery installed" in battery info...

what happened.. can anyone tell me????

i forgot to tell you that... according to battery's LEDs.... my battery is healthy enough.. but now only 1 led is working...

A:My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected'

Your battery has failed and must be replaced. They're only good for three or four years. Happens to all laptops.

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Hi, my original Lenovo, Japan cell, 9-cell battery shows these data in linux upower utility:- 86% of designed capacity- 63% chargedIt was holding my computer 2-3 hours normally. Computer is bazar refurbished, probably new piece, never used, stored in a warehouse in a big company. Now X200 battery led started to blink orange, and batterry gives no power, voltage measured 0.02V. I tried also charging via X200 dock only, nothing happens. So I suspect this is internal battery electronics causing this. I have three 65W chargers, 2 docks. I found a video of some guy overriding internal electronics by short voltage pulse to the output terminal, but I don't want to dissasemble the battery. Questions:1. How can a utility in linux tell charge data, when battery is measured ~0V? Is there any background communication and data is taken from some system bus?2. Is there any power cycle limiting, how to get these data?3. Battery showed good health periodically during usage, even now @ 86% of designed capacity, this seems like early cutoff?4. What exactly does that orange led mean, how to get additional data?5. Why should a battery with good health, not over discharged, stop working? Thanks to everybody. 

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Hello,  I recently bought a replacement battery for my T530, upgrading from the 6-cell to the 9-cell version. While I did not buy it from Lenovo, I bought it on ebay, the seller had very high ratings, and as far as I could tell it is genuine. It worked wonderfully for a few weeks, however yesterday upon boot-up I received the "Battery is not supported by this system and will not charge" error.  I don't understand how it could possibly be a counterfeit battery if it's worked fine up until now. I would really appreciate any ideas! Thanks!

A:70++ Battery for T530 suddenly generates "Battery not supported" error

This just started on my T530 running Wins 10 64b as well, and my system is installed in a Docking Station.  I've been using this battery since 2013 and it is charged 90+%.  I also get the message when removed from the dock.  I then changed the battery to another one used since 2014, same result both in and out of dock.  Both batteries bought from Lenovo.  Don't mind having to hit ESC to boot, but concerned that it won't charge after being discharged when being used w/o dock or adapter.  Please help!

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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.

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Hi all,

First off, thank you for reading. Please help if you do know a fix, and if not, thank you for looking!

I am posting here to see if I simply need to set a setting differently.

A desktop computer I built for a friend, who also had me build one for his friend, is having issues with one to two random reboots a day. I had him take a photo of the error message that he was getting. Here it is.

Here is the link if the photo doesn't work for you:


This computer shows a battery icon, that is full, in the tray in the lower right. That seems weird since it is plugged in, however I read somewhere that if a comp. has a UPS plugged in that Vista shows the battery level on the computer. It did it's reboot thing when I was there once, and the UPS beeps twice and the light turns orange. Funny thing is though, with this recovery thing running it just brings windows back up, just like a temporary blip in service. It def. powers down though.

So my initial thought is, well, it's gotta be the backup power supply. So I had him plug into a surge protector that was connected to the wall for a day to see if he got reboots, and he did. So that tested to see if it gives a battery error even if the computer is plugged into the wall, and it does. This shouldn't be a CMOS battery problem, because it happens everyday, and works fine in the inbetween...but am I wrong? The real kicker with all of this is that... Read more

A:Solved: A desktop, plugged in, gives "critical level" battery error?

Update! It rebooted when plugged into a power bar, AND when the USB cable was still attached to it. He is testing without the USB connected.

So without the power connected to UPS, but with the data connected, it still messed up.

Does this help?

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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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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"? .

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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..

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sir my battery is not chargeing battery internally 600 error is showing while turn on the computer


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A:sir my battery is not chargeing battery internally 600 error...

Hello @prasad534,  This means that the battery is about to die or dead already and should be replaced soon. Please read this document : https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01443470   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee    

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Hi! I am having problems with my emachines laptop. I have been working on MovieMaker for a few hours already and I have accidentally left it running on battery power. It has notified me of "critically low battery power" but by the time I have plugged the charger, the screen has already went blank and it has already hibernated. I tried pushing the power button but the screen won't lit up. The battery indicator LED light was running (and still is).

Normally, when my laptop is in hibernate mode, I would just push the power button. The thing is, I am reluctant to do the 10-second power press because this will shut the whole thing down and doing so will lose all my data as I am running on DeepFreeze.

Do you know any other "buttons to press" or other ways to power it on without having to shut the whole thing down?

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I have Eurocom laptop running Linux SuSE. My problem is AMIBIOS and
the battery critical alarm. I would like to turn it off. All comments helpful.
Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I am using ab 522tx laptop. The critical battery % for both on battery and plugged is 7%, if I set it to a lower % unforunately it comes back to 7% automatically. Is there any way to lower it to say 2%-5%? The default Low battery and Reserve Battery levels are 12% and 10% respectively. Thanks

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When my laptops battery reaches critical it will usually hibernate as all of them do. When it's switched back on it'll give you the option to do a system resume. The past 3 times it hasn't though, it has brought up the black screen saying windows didn't shut down properly, and giving me the options to start in safe mode etc.

Any ideas why this happening?

A:Not Shutting Down Properly At Critical Battery

Hello Sonic,

* Windows stores the Hibernation file "Hiberfil.sys" (which stores the hibernate information) in the Windows root drive where you have installed windows.

* Now, do you have enough space in your Windows root drive? In this issue I feel that if there is not enough space in windows drive and hence, windows is unable to store the Hibernate file and hence the issue is caused.

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Okay let's see, I have a Compaq Presario Notebook, 2175US the problem is I need to disable the feature that shuts down the computer when the battery is low. I have gone to compaq tech support and they told me to switch the power scheme to always on but that's not helping. I used to be able to do it but now I dont know why after the last time I quick restored it, now it wont help.

I tried turning the alarms off, I tried putting the alarms on and put NONE under the "When Alarm goes off take this action: "

I dont know what else to do, I'm trying to do this because I think my battery has memory again. I used to use the battery in 0% for about a half an hour or something, I want to do the total drain of the battery again because again its lasting about 15 minutes and after I did it the last time it lasted about 2 hours.

If you need any more details contact me

Thanks everyone

A:Disable Critical Battery ShutDown

I think technically laptop batteries aren't supposed to get memory, but I've always been a bit fuzzy on any rechargables other than NiCads and I know a fair amount about them from my days driving RC Cars.
What you could do if you don't get an answer on how to do it from within Windows is: remove the battery find out its voltage and go to a local shop and get at or a little higher voltage light bulb and wire the battery to that light bulb, it will fully discharge the battery in a safe manner that way.

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Hi all,

In XP, we had the option of executing a script when the computer switched from AC to battery power, and also when the battery reached a critical level. This was extremely useful because I had a special script run to send an email that the power had gone out and then hibernate the computer when it reached a critical level.

In the Windows 7 power options screens, I see no such options. Were they removed? If so, wtf?

Thanks in advance.

A:Run Script on Battery/Critical Power

See if you can find what you need here:

Here: http://windows7news.com/2009/11/30/b...ry-management/

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is it possible to turn off the notification that pops up when battery level is critical (~7%) ?. "Change advanced power settings" only lets me disable the notification for low battery (~10%).
The reason is that I got the program Battery Bar installed and let rather Battery Bar handle the battery notifications.

Does anyone know a way to do it? (Registry)

A:Disable Critical Battery Notification

Quote: Originally Posted by Atcy


is it possible to turn off the notification that pops up when battery level is critical (~7%) ?. "Change advanced power settings" only lets me disable the notification for low battery (~10%).
The reason is that I got the program Battery Bar installed and let rather Battery Bar handle the battery notifications.

Does anyone know a way to do it? (Registry)

Hi Atcy, Welcome to the forums, Have you checked in the Bios ? is there a setting there, On Dell laptops you can set the desired level in the bios maybe your laptop has that feature

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I have a Dell Vostro A860 laptop (1.5 years old) Vista O/S. Two days ago when attempting to boot it up it showed a black screen and it read "Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue". Whe I did, it shut down. Upon hitting the pwr button again, nothing would happen. Removing the battery and re-installing then hitting pwr button allows the start up, however 4 seconds into it, it just shuts down. I have tried with the power cord plugged in, unpluged. Will not boot either way.

Here is a strange thing. I bought 2 of these Dells for family gifts at Christmas 2008. Yesturday the other A860 did the same thing. What are the odds of that? The other one I unplugged the power cord to try on the other to ensure it was not a bad charger cord, and if that was the problem. When I pluged back in the battery icon just kept discharging and then shut off. I rebboted and all came back up for a bit then shut down. It now does the 4 second atempt and then shuts down dead.

Further strange, my next door neighbor called and said that they were having a problem with thei laptop, it was, yes you guessed it, showing Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue. Could this be a virus? I know we and neighbor a month ago had that AV Security virus, but we both removed using malware removal tools, and the systems have been running fine. Any direction would be appreceated. Local shop said to get new batteries. I hate to spend 80.00 on a bettery to find out it is something else. Plus why would it not... Read more

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I would like to change the critical battery alarm to 1%. But Win 7 only goes down to 5%.
How to get lower?

A:How to change critical battery level to 1%

/offtopicFrankly I also have it set to 1% on my old netbook. Don't really see the point to setting the critical alarm to 5% which means almost 15 minutes of computer use.
However I do set the low battery alarm to around 7%.
Managed to bring it to 1%. I ejected the battery and then set it to 1% and after wards inserted the battery.

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This question has been asked before but never answered.  How do I configure Windows 7 to run a program/batch file when the computer is switched to battery power or reaches the critical threshold?  It was very easy in XP, but the functionality appears to have been removed. I have my PC plugged into a UPS, and need to receive an email notification if there is a power outage, and when the battery is critically low I want to get another email and have the computer hibernate.  I suspect that this could be possible using the complicated-looking Event triggers, but I can't afford hours and hours of frustrating trial and error. Please help.  Was the functionality removed, as I suspect, or is it just hidden somewhere? Thank you.

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Hi and greetings! Thanks for stopping by. I've been working for a couple weeks on a vexing problem. On a Lenovo Y550P laptop I have the following symptom: My computer operates fine when plugged into AC adapter but as battery power is utilized it always goes through a critical battery error before the laptop battery is fully discharged. It'll come down to 70% or so battery life as indicated by the system and other battery utilities but then it'll change and in the blink of an eye it'll switch down to 3% or less battery life and the battery LED indicator on the front panel will begin blinking and the computer goes through a shutdown procedure by the screen turning black and becoming inoperable after about 1 minute it fully shuts down. I've tried: 1) Swapping out batteries. I've been through two new ones already, both exhibit the same problem in addition to the older battery.2) Changing and adjusting various power settings. I altered the critical battery action to do nothing through the cmd prompt and it still goes through the same procedure. 3) Checking RAM - everything fine there.4) Downloading and installing Lenovo's battery management utility (I am working on a fresh install of windows 10). I changed settings in that to not power down or turn off backlight, etc to no avail.5) Calibrating the battery by draining until 0% and recharging until 100% I suspect the battery is not fully charging and that the system is displaying inaccurate battery info... Read more

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my Yoga notebook failed to start due to a critical low battery, assuming the battery was dead. Ordered a new battery and installed it, worked fine, however it showed up as plugged in, not charging. Ran the energy management and it showed the battery level in whcih was level, status of battery was showing good. i have done pretrty much everything possible, mains off, unplugged battery, held power button 30 sec, played with power options, etc. The only thing i cannot do is update the bios as it needs the battery and now its dead flat and wont boot up unless a disconnect the battery. From exhausting every options available i am starting to think its the chaging circuit on the board that is faulty and noting to do with the battery. The notebook is almost 3 years old and worked like a rock until now. Has anybody else experianced this issue, any feedback will be appreciated.

A:wont start critical low battery alert

Was the replacement battery a Lenovo-authorized replacement part? If not, that could be your issue.

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Have power management set to warn of critical and low battery, used to warn fine..
Stopped warning, now just shuts down.. Any ideas how I can restore warnings?

Also, having problems when I plug in set so display brightness should go to 100%, sometimes I have to plug/replug cause it stays dim from battery settings..

I did have some issue a few weeks ago with some new unrecognized power profile appearing (I guess after I installed some program or win update..?)

Any way to restore just the power profiles to default and undo any changes any programs may have made?

* Can I check win 7 logs & reports specifically for changes made to the power management, perhaps?....

A:suddenly don't get low or critical battery warnings on laptop..

Control Panel | Power Options | make sure that radio button is on for plan you want to change | click on "Change Plan Settings" opposite the selected plan |

Click on restore defaults then the Apply button

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Hello experts, I want to know why HP does not allow users to change the critical battery level in the power options to anything lower than 7%. I've checked many other manufacturers' laptops (ranging from Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Asus) and no other manufacturer locks this setting at such a high percentage.  The highest I found was 5% and most allowed you to change it lower (even down to zero in one instance). I even checked some of HP's other laptops and found that 7% seemed to be the norm, with one locked at a ridiculous 9%! It makes no sense why HP appears to rob us of precious battery life by forcing the computer to hibernate at 7%.  I am fully aware of the detriments to running a battery down to zero (and I don't want to run it down to zero), but why does HP feel the need to have such a large reserve of battery life when all other maufacturers seem fine with lower amounts?  Are HP's batteries somehow inferior? HP touts the Spectre x360 with up to an impressive 12 hour battery life.  I just want to be able to get the most out of my battery without HP forcing me to hibernate way before the battery level gets anywhere near danger levels. Will HP issue a BIOS update to the Spectre x360 (and indeed the rest of its range of laptops) to allow us to change the critical battery level to something more reasonable (say 3% minimum)?

A:Why is Critical battery level locked too high and cannot cha...

Hi ddizzle ,  I understand the concern about the unit going to hibernate only at 7% , Its simply to save battery life , However i realise how frustrating that could be . however This option is infact customizable.   Go to Power options > Slect the power plan > Changed advanced power settings > Under that go to the battery section - it gives you options of what action to do when battery goes critcail - What is the percentage when the battery should be considered as critical  & the critical action aswell  Its totally customizable as per your needs    Hope this helps .  

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP.**Click on ?Kudos? Star if you think this reply helped** Or Mark it as "Solved" if issue got fixed.

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So, I've been having this problem since I bought this X380. For no apparent reason the critical battery screen flashes up and beeps 3 times and turns of my laptop. It happens intermittently but almost very time I go into the battery gauge test screen. I'm running Bios 1.16 and I reset the battery gauge test several times but it hasn't stopped the problem.Any Ideas guys?

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i have critical battery sound set on my laptop to turn on at 10% and then 7% and shut the computer down at 5% if i do not do anything about it. problem is, sometimes i have the volume real low or off and dont hear it. is it possible (in windows, not an external program, although i will look to externals if not) to set the volume at a standard when the critical alarm goes off? in example, my laptop is at volume 2, then it hits critical level of 10% battery left, i want the computer to automatically bump up the volume to 20 or 30 depending on what i choose. kinda nit picky i know, but hell i know it can be done, if not in windows surely someone can recommend a good program. thanks to everyone who takes time to read and reply. -n00b

A:critical battery sound volume level?

You would need a special program just for that function, that whenever it needs to report the battery condition it would also raise the volume level. I've never seen anything like that. Have you tried doing a google search?

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himy friend laptop which is a Acer Aspire ES1-311-c4q6 comes up with the messsage critical low battery message. the current battery is AC14B18J (31CP5/57/80)  Does that mean it needs a new battery? what causing this problem? is there a way to run it without a batterry?(i tried removing the battery nothing with connected to PSU)just want to confirm putting a new battery in will fix it , it a lot too spend 45+shipping from batteries-mail.co.uk ?  http://www.batteries-mall.co.uk/replacement-for-acer-ac14b18k-ac14b18j-laptop-battery-48wh3220mah-p-... it out of warranty friend brought it recon about a year ago off ebay had no other problems with it. mark

A:Acer Aspire ES1-311-c4q6 with critical low battery...

Hello, Try this procedure and after charge the battery with the laptop shut down: 1. Shut down your laptop2. Disconnect the AC adapter3. Wait few minutes4. Follow this procedureNote: The battery reset pinhole is marked with this symbol on the bottom of the laptop.

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HP Pavilion DV6
Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD Athlon 64bit X2 dual core
2GB DDR2 800

The laptop will not hibernate unless I Close the Laptop lid. I went into power options in the control panel and set hibernation to be activated when laptop was running on battery and reached low batt threshold of 20%. When the threshold is met, nothing happen.

Tried a different power management plan and configured the hibernations settings similar to the above, still nothing happened.

I dont remember running the disk clean up utility which I hear can delete the hyberfill.sys file which stops hibernation.

I went into CMD as administrator, and used the powercfg command with the

-h on switch, makes no difference, I even turned hibernation off (-h off) and then turned on again, still no difference.

Went into CMD and searched for the hyberfill.sys file in the c:\ file is present, I think its about 2GB in size.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] HP Laptop will not hibernate when low/critical Battery threshold is met

An update, I think this may be battery related or perhaps even ACPI related?? Battery seems to have an issue charging, I dont remember this happening before. The power supply is working because its providing power to the laptop, but the battery wont charge.

Tried setting hibernation to turn on even when power supply is plugged in and battery is at low batt threshold, it still will not hibernate.

Only way it will hibernate is if you close the laptop lid or click on the start button and actually choose the hibernate option which is amongst the restart, turn off, sleep options.

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I have just purchased a new HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13 laptop last week with Windows 8.1 installed as the operating system. It is the first time I have owned anything with Windows 8.1.

Anyway, I am wanting to adjust the Critical Battery Level in Power Options to something lower than the default 7% that HP has set. When I try to change the number, it will not save and it just magically jumps back to 7%. This means that my laptop will hibernate when the battery level reaches 7% and I cannot turn it back on unless I plug it into AC power. 7% equates to roughly 40 minutes of battery time and I find this setting way too conservative.

I have done some research on this issue and have found the following:
Some suggest that PC manufacturers will somehow lock this setting to an arbitrary minimum and the user cannot change it to anything below this minimum (it appears HP have set it at 7% in my instance).This link suggests using power.cfg and the command line to make the changes How To Lower the Critical Battery Level to 1% in Windows 7

Steps I have taken to try and resolve this:
I have tried the powercfg.exe method described in the aforementioned link to change the critical battery level to 1% and initially it appears to work. When I open up the Power Options screen, it indeed says 1%. However, when I actually test it out by using the laptop, it will still automatically hibernate at 7% battery level - it simply ignores the 1% setting.
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A:Cannot lower Critical Battery Level in Power Options

That is because it is coded into Windows to not allow anything lower. Also if you drain the battery all of the way, it ends up causing the battery to have a shorter life span, and less available time on battery. They make add on batteries, that act like a lap pad.

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When my laptop is on critical battery level it suspends automatically. How do I avoid that? I want it to run until the battery is completely empty. Yes, I know I may lose data and damage the laptop; I do not care.

I know the answer is somewhere around the POWERCFG utility but that thing is way too complicated for me.

I use Windows 7 Professional x64.

A:Disable automatic suspend on critical battery level

Hello Ruido, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct. The settings for this will be under Battery in your Advanced Power Plan Settings. You would just need to set what action or level you want for "On battery" under each item under Battery.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I've had this problem ever since the computer came out of the box about a year ago. Hasn't bothered me too much, but I'd finally like to see it fixed. What happens is that at random times during my computer use, a "Battery at critical low level" dialog box will pop up for a few seconds then disappear. I haven't found a pattern to it, sometimes it'll happen twice within five minutes, sometimes not at all during my session. It doesn't seem correlated with battery percentage either as I've had it hppen a various battery levels. It is not like the "Your battery is low (10%)" dialog. The pop up doesn't show a battery percentage, it only says that it is at a critical level. Any ideas how I can get the problem to go away?  Thanks!

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I have set a customised alert sound for my Windows 8 laptop's Critical Battery alert but when I plug the charger in the sound keeps going.

Is there a way I can have the sound play until the charger is plugged in and for it to then stop?

A:Customised alert sound for critical battery will not stop

Since this is a customized alert, whoever designed the alert may be able to change something.

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Windows XP Pro SP2, while setting up and testing new UPS and loss of AC power settings, my "Low battery alarm" & "Critical battery alarm" slider bars (under Power Options Properties) are stuck at 94%. I moved them out here for easier testing, but now I cannot lower either of them below 94%. The low battery alarm can adjust above 94% (94-100%), and I understand not being able to adjust it below what the Critical battery alarm level is, but the Critical alarm level will not adjusted below 94%. Crirtical level will adjust between 94% and whatever the Low alarm is set at. So the real problem looks to be the Critial level cannot be adjust below 94%. I have enabled/disabled both settings in every combination, but no help. Searched the web and this forum and not found any answer yet. Any ideas?

A:Xp Pro Activate Critical Battery Alarm Level Slider Stuck

After jacking with this all morning, the only work around I could find was to uninstall the UPS. After this, I regained full control of the slider bars, then set to the levels I wanted, rebooted, UPS was reinstalled, and levels stayed put.

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Hi Lenovo Forum,I wanted to ask for help and advice on whether there is a need for my Flex 4 laptop to update its BIOS.It's my first time opening the Lenovo companion app that came with the laptop and I noticed that there is one critical update.  Here is the installation history: Here is the system info from the companion app Now my question is, do I have to update this or simply ignore it?Just to clarify, I'm not really a tech savvy person. I am unsure if this is safe or not. I read from other sites that updating the BIOS may have risks of bricking the laptop and make it unusable. So, I really need help if I should proceed with the update or leave as it is. The current situation right now is, everything seems to be working fine. I am near my warranty expiration. The only complaints that I have is that whenever I leave my laptop and set it to sleep by 11PM, I open it the next morning and the battery is all drained to 1%. This does not happen all the time, but for it may happen quite frequently. Here is my battery information And one other complain is that, even if I set it to sleep mode, sometimes, I do hear the laptop fan go really loud. I am also not sure why that happens. But I hope all my additional information would be helpful on determining if my computer has issues and if I do really need to update the BIOS. Any type of help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Lenovo Flex 4 BIOS Critical Update and Battery issues

EDIT Upon checking this link:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/flex-series/flex-4-1570/80sb/80sb000... It seems like I have dozens of things to update that doesn't even show in the Lenovo Companion App.Most importantly, this has the latest BIOS:BIOS Update for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook0VCN25WW(V1.09) I am not sure what is the necessary version or required updates. This is quite confusing.

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I have a Satellite Pro U300 PSU31E and have problems with the critical bettery level and hibernate ever since I got it

It came supplied with Vista Business

The critical bettery level came set at 2% - the strage thing is if I hit hibernate (either via the power button or by start>hibernate) it hibernated ok - even at 2% battery remaining. However if I leave it to do it automatically (via Windows critical battery level and critical battery action) it just dies whilst hibernating - seems like it ran out of power. The only way I can get it to work automatically via Windows is by setting the critical battery level to 8% (it still dies whilst hibernating on anything less than 8%).

Normally you would just say ok the critical low level needs to be higher but a) why when I hibernate manually at less than 8% does it work perefectly and b) setting it at 8% loses me a good few minutes! and c) more importantly the computer or the battery dont think they're flat at 8% - the problem then is that it allows you to restart it. Then when the computer starts at less than 8% it has already missed its critical shut down point at 8% so just goes down and down with no further battery action until it dies. My XP laptop would shut down at 3% critical then the computer would know the battery is flat and not allow a restart until charged.

Is this a Vista or Toshiba thing?

Probably not the battery as I have 2 with exactly the same problem

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A:Re: Satellite Pro U300: Vista critical battery hibernate issue

Hi David

In my opinion it?s neither a Vista problem nor Satellite U300 issue.

The point is that the Vista OS needs a lot of hardware resources and more battery power as early Microsoft operating systems.

Fact is that same notebook with preinstalled Win XP would run much longer using the battery power as with Vista OS.
Vista is a monster and it eats all the hardware resources.

This means that if you use the Vista OS, you have to set that critical battery settings to a higher level to ensure that your notebook (Vista OS) would finish hibernate process correctly.

I think the last 2% of battery power are simply not enough to set the notebook into the hibernation mode.

So don't worry, lean back and enjoy your beautiful baby ;)


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