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How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

Q: How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

Hi EightForum,

I really hope you can answer this simply request.

Nowadays is pretty common to have a new Ultrabook, laptop or notebook for general purposes. A very important feature is to have a healthy battery. We all know that Lithium-batts do a terrific job and are more resistant than never, but after many years of experience, I've learnt that having a software like "Eco charge, Battery care, Smart charge...etc " is a clever and vital feature already present in major brands BUT HP, believe or not. I've just received a new Ultrabook Spectra x360 with windows 8.1, and so far I cannot find any special battery function for this request, even worst nobody can answer in their forum either; I really can't understand this flaw in HP. So, I'd like to know is there any reliable battery software that can allow me to keep the battery charge to 80% and no more, even connected to AC power.

I've seen several that keep info about battery and how to optimize but none with the simple function that I need.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

A: How can I set maximum level of battery charge for notebook

I honestly don't think it is possible to change what is built into the hardware and ACPI that ships with the computer. Would take a program that can access and change the settings in ACPI and this most likely would have to come from the manufacturer.

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My Lenovo computer had built-in software that allowed me to limit the maximum charge to 80% to extend battery life. Does Dell have something similar? My model is XPS 13 9350. 
I read on old threads that Dell Quickset is the only battery tool, and it does not have this functionality. Is this still the case? 

A:Software to limit maximum battery charge level/percentage

Hi Mjackson02
Thanks for writing to us. Unfortunately there is no Dell dedicated tool that can allow to set a threshold for battery charge. 
The only option is to disable via these steps
Dell Battery Meter -> Battery Life -> Disable Battery Charging.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message
Regards

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Have a laptop with Win7 Pro installed. Is there a feature in this OS that lets me know my battery charge level when I using it? Thanks.

A:How do I determine battery charge level in Win7?

Yes, there should be something in power options, and you should be able to put the icon down in the lower right corner on the taskbar. Haven`t touched a laptop 4 a while, but I know it`s there.

Doesn`t it show something down there when it`s unplugged now ?

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Hello,

Thanks for visiting this thread and any advice you have.

The Laptop this is in regards to is a TOSHIBA A205-S7468 (not the C855 of my specs).

I'm finishing a few upgrades on this older, backup of mine (replaced screen, RAM upgrade, clean up) and the battery was in need of replacement. So, I purchased a new replacement on Ebay (I know, right) and it is working ok, but there has been a few red flags.

There was a brief episode with battery level and charge status, but I seemed to correct it by following some instructions on other threads here. It's now stable and 100%, HOWEVER, it reports it has 25% wear level and will only charge to 100% using 75% of it's capacity.

I've uninstalled (and then scanned for hardware changes) the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Driver (this seemed to straighten out battery level/charge status flags). Checked and made small recommended changes to power saving option (critical level, etc...). Drained it completely and recharged fully (per instructions).

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice as to why a new battery would be limited to 75% capacity (and be 100% fully charged)??

Here are screenshots:

A:Installed new Laptop battery, 100% charge, but 25% wear level? Help

Did you calibrate the battery as described in this article:
How to Calibrate Your Laptop
(Scroll down to "How to Manually Calibrate a Battery")

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cons and pro's please

thank you.
 

A:MAH Level on notebook battery

Somewhat longer run time depending on the difference.
 

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I have purchased HP 15-AF114AU Notebook about 2 months ago. For the past one week, the battery doesn't charge beyond 90%. Once the bettery reaches 90%, the indicator shows "plugged in, not charging".Initially, it used to charge upto 95%, then it dropped to 94% and now 90% in a span of just one week. I have tried recalibrating the battery by draining it completely and charging it again, run tests using HP Support Assistant and the component test from BIOS, all show the battery to be OK. But still the battery doesn't charge beyond 90%, no matter what I do. Please help.

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I got this Toshiba Satellite 32PFL3312/10 - But now there is some problems

The battery indicator says that the the charger is plugged in, and IS charging. but it doesnt charge the battery.. no charge is taking place :-/ Its says there is "0" battery left. I have triede everything.. i toke the battery out, made sure there wasnt any dust etc.. i have tried holdning the power key down in 30 sec and a lot more. everytime i unplug the charger the system instantly swiched off.. I have tried to change the power plan from balanced to saver.

Then i tried to delete the Microsoft ACPI Compliant control method battery from the decive manager, and made it search for it again. This step made the battery start to charge for about 10-15 sec, and then it stopped again.

Now im kind of frustrated... So i thought that maybe it was an windows update problem, so i tried to update - but i got several updates "hanging" but now it wont update.. ! Comes with update errors. tried microsoft fix it, it didnt help.

Then i thought, okay... then i will try to restore to the factory condition, But nothing happens, i have tried all the guides from the Toshiba forums, pressing "0" - I did nothing... Then i tried pressing "F8" it didnt nothing... Then i tried the "F12" still nothing.

Im going nuts now... Hope someone in here can help me....

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My company bought these notebooks for some of our products and we install Ubuntu 12.04LTS on them.  When we shut them down and try to charge them it doesn't work.   The light beside charging port is on (like it is charging), but cannot turn on computer after hours of "charging" because the batteries are drained.  It looks like it charges fine when the computers are turned on and charging, but not when we try to charge them without turning them on. We are wondering if this is some known issue and what would be correct procedure for charging these netbooks?

A:HP 210 G1 notebook with UBUNTU doesn't charge battery

Hey, Bit of a late answer, but I'll submit it in case anyone else has a similar issue. There is an issue with one of the BIOS version on the 210 G1, BIOS version F.03. If this is not updated to the most current version you'll find your batteries will drain quite quickly and will not charge properly. Also as your running Ubuntu, you may need to use the UEFI tool from HP to update the BIOS, here it's called the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics 3 in 1 USB Key: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/pc-diags.html?jumpid=va_r602_us/en/any/pps/pl_... Best of luck.

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Hello to all, I'm new to this forum.
Start of with a topic what was published many times before, only not the same as in my situation. The crazy thing is, at every startup from Windows the battery icon runs the charge bar 5 times, and than it stops. At pointer it says: 0% available ( on main supply, battery is being charged) However, this does never change. Nomatter how long it charges.
BatteryBar does the same thing:
Procent 0,0 %
Capacity 0mWh of 43.568 mWh
Battery unknown (charging)
Charge 0 mW
Full time 1:17
Main supply connected
battery waist 18,2% of 53.280 mWh

Does anybody have the patience to shine a light on this drained topic. I feel, mines is different.
Would be highly apreciated.
Thanks in advance

A:Notebook battery don't charge while Win7 and BatteryBar say it does.

Hello 4thgo. Welcome to the Forum.

Please clarify:
The battery charges, but Windows & BB says it doesn't.
The battery does not charge, but Windows & BB says it does.

Is this the original battery and original power supply (charger)?

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

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

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

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Hi I have a lot of data in my Hard Disc. But unfortunatly which has only 350gb. Due to low capacity I intended to compress data at maximum level rather than delete. In youtube there r lot of video how to compress by Winrar or 7zip or KGB and they can easily compress 2gb to few Mb but when I try nothing more impresive result i get e.g 500mb compress to 498mb. Thats why I am asking Is it possible to compress 99% without any data loss .
 

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What can I do if my battery won't hold a charge or simply won't charge?
 
Thanks
Bill

A:Battery won't Charge or Battery won't Hold a Charge

Best thing to do is to first understand some of our battery technology - check out this document: HP Notebook PCs - Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technologyhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00596784  Then to test your battery follow the instructions in this document: HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04700771

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Hello fellow techies,
I have a situation with my Compaq Evo N600c battery or something in that directions, so I need possible solutions. My laptop needs to be plugged in at all times, which makes it frustrating because its a portable laptop. If it becomes unplugged the laptop will turn off within 10 seconds flat. I fear that this will, if it hasnt already done so, mess up my electric circuits among other components. Can any of you suggest or recommend options I can use to diagnose the situation. I would like to find out what the problem is, whether I should buy a new battery or some component or prong that I need to replace? Thanks for the feed back!

Linda
 

A:Battery will not charge or hold charge?!?!

Yup, sounds like a battery problem.

First, make sure the battery has a charge. Most laptop batteries have a button on them somewhere you can push that will give you the power level. Alternativly, there should be a utility in windows or the BIOS that will allow you to check the power level.

If the battery has no charge and isn't charging, then replace it with a known good one and see if it will charge up when the laptop is plugged in.

If the good battery won't charge up, then there is a problem with your motherboard.

If the battery has charge but won't power the system, then there is a problem with your motherboard too.

If this is the case, then the best you can do is contact the laptop manufacturer and get them to replace the motherboard.
 

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Ok this might be easy..it might not (COMPAQ M2105)

I ended up replacing my motherboard for a model with more features (SD readers blah blah).

I took it all apart and put it all back with the new board in...now when i go into windows (and even before while booting)...the orange lights would come on for a second...then beging to flicker

while in windows...it just will either not charge the battery..or flicker from AC to battery

i CAN power the unit on with the battery alone, and i CAN power the unit with the cord alone...

lastly, my old motherboard (which had a HD connector problem)...still WILL charge the battery...so i'm sure its not the battery...i don't think...

i also dont' think its the AC adapter since it is the same piece I used on both motherboards.....

what to do................
 

A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

It does sound like the "new" motherboard is bad unfortunately. How did you handle the "old" operating system restore to the "new" motherboard?
 

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Hie

My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help
 

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?
 

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Hello.
I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.

This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest  2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
i would love to get this problem solved. I'm using a PA-12 family adapt... Read more

A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
                   --> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
&nb... Read more

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Hi,
When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

Thanks,
C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.
Zax

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Hi Guys,

I have replaced the battery of my laptop after using it on AC supply for about year after my old battery died.

I get this error message.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined
Battery may not charge.
This problem might be solved by:
Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher."

But I am using a 65W Dell Adapter that I got with my laptop.
BTW, I tried the steps for disc AC >> Start>>Uninstall MS ACPI >> Insert battery>> Restart. This process did not yield any favorable results.

Please help!!!
Thanks,
Nitin

A:Replaced battery on laptop, Battery not taking charge.

If you take the battery out and just use the adapter, will the laptop boot up without errors?

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
 
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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My laptop is Yoga 500.
 
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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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A:Maximum RAM on Pavilion DM4 Notebook

Petterson. 32-bit Windows has an address space of 4GB. You are limited to 4GB memory. REO

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A:What is the maximum RAM can my HP notebook-15-AY012DX goes u...

 Hi,  According to PartSurfer your laptop has DDR4, review it: http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=X0S24UA http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05087748 Memory module (PC4, 17000, 2133-MHz)For use in models with 6th generation Intel Core processors:8-GB 820570-0054-GB 820569-0052-GB 851379-005 Two non-customer-accessible/upgradable memorymodule slots (Intel Core processors)DDR4-2133 dual channel supportSupports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following con?gurations16384-MB total system memory (8192×2)? 12288-MB total system memory (8192×1)+ (4096×1)? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1) or(4096×2)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1)+ (2048×1)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1) or(2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1)Two non-customer-accessible/upgradable memory

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A:Maximum RAM HP 1000-1418TU Notebook PC

@ma_sharif? Supports the following configurations: ? 8192-MB total system memory (8192×1 or 4096×2; not supported on a 32-bit operating system)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096×1 + 2048×1; not supported on a 32-bit operating system)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096×1 or 2048×2)? 2048-MB total system memory (2048×1) Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03762978 REO

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A:Maximum RAM on Pavilion DV7 Notebook 3174CA

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A:battery level

How old is the laptop? That is not a new model. How old is the battery?

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Hi,

I want to have maximum CPU speed while on battery (for some CPU intensive calculations that must be run far away from an AC source), but windows apparently
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Thanks!

A:Maximum performance on battery

This: (Set the maximum state)

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56k Fax/ Modem
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Display: 14"+ Screen

Thanks to all who reply it would be a great help!
 

A:Entry Level Notebook Suggestions

Have you tried to find some info on the www.newegg.com or www.tigerdirect.com ?
 

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Hi there,

I have an Acer Aspire 1683 WLMI laptop with a 60GB hard drive.

I'm considering upgrading the hard drive but want to know the maximum size that I can take.

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Processor: Intel Pentium M 735 / 1.7 GHz
Data Bus Speed: 400 MHz
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Thanks in advance.
 

A:Notebook hard drives...maximum size possible

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Warning:the battery not recommended for this system,the system will not be unable to charge this battery
I bought a new battery and nothing solved
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 i must work when he plugged in charger only and the battery fully charged and the light sign turn 2 times on yellow light and 1 time on LED light 
any suggestion for help ?

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A:My HP pavilion 15 notebook does not charge after 81%

Have you tried a battery diagnostic either in the UEFI diagnostics (F2 as you power on) or in the HP Support Assistant running from Windows? Stopping at 81% seems like it may be a dead power cell in the battery. Can we have the full model number of the laptop and an idea how old the battery is? Original?

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Do you think I should open up the laptop and check the board for burnt components, or what?
Also, External battery chargers for laptops go for big $$$. So would it be possible to remove the cells and hook them to a external charger. (I have a slow charger made for RC Li-Ion batteries that I think would be perfect).

Thanks,
Richard
 

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Of notebook battery doesn't charge so have to plug in if I use it. Bought from Argos this year but they say not their problem. Surely under warranty for repair / replacement ? Lap top in otherwise perfect condition

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I attempted to contact HP is regard to the issue that I am experiencing, but cannot as my warranty expired on 6/22/16.  I'm hoping someone e here can provide insight.  When I turned my Stream on this afternoon, it wouldn't boot.  Odd, since it was fully charged last night, so I went ahead and plugged it in.  Upon doing so, I encountered a black screen stating my internal battery was nearly at capacity.  What precisely does that mean?  I am able to use the notebook as long as I keep it plugged in.  Also, while plugged in I receive a message stating that it's connected to a power source and the battery is not charging.  The moment I unplug it, it shuts down. I'm more than upset in regard to this new and unwanted development.  The notebook is only 15 months old.  Is there any way to salvage it or am I looking at buying a new one?  I've always used HP desktops,laptops, and notebooks; now I will never purchase one again. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

A:Stream Notebook Will Not Charge

When you hover the mouse cursor to the battery icon? What does it say? Plug in not charging? If yes then follow the steps herehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/windows-10-update-prevents-batt... Cheers!




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Its strange but my battery goes from 16% to 23% (Or etc% To etc%) in one minute, once when I get down to about 10% I have to hurry and find my charger because that is no longer accurate.. Does this mean my battery wearing out? The battery and the computer is one year old.

A:Battery Level Jumps Up and down

Try calibrating your battery.
Reading these tips might be helpful: Battery Life Problems on Laptops with Windows 7

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IN the past, I was able to have the battery level display open continuously. In W7, I can't figure out how to do this.

I've found a gadget which displays battery, but it also displays other things that I'm not interested in having take up space.

A:battery level window

Try this:

Osiris Development - BatteryBar, the most accurate battery meter for Windows

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I have had my T460s for about a month now. The battery life has been bad, but that's not my issue here. The issue is that one of my batteries is now at 87% maximum capacity: Battery 0: design capacity 1813 mAh, last full capacity 1787 mAh = 98%Battery 1: design capacity 2032 mAh, last full capacity 1786 mAh = 87% Is this enough to complain to customer service? It actually even went down from 88% since one day ago.

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Hi guys,

Sorry if the post goes to the wrong place.
I've bought new laptop recently, everything works great, but there is still one problem. If I am working without the charger, on battery, the screen brightness always jumps to maximum. I have it on 30% in my power plan, and there it stays as 30%, but the brightness is still on maximum. If I press FN+F4, I could decrease it for a couple of seconds, and then it goes up again by itself...

I have tried all possible settings in Windows, also have downloaded all new drivers (but there are not a lot of them as Inspiron 1564 is new model). I have found one possible reason also, there should be "Display Brightness" field in BIOS, but there is no such option in my version of BIOS.

Any ideas? Help would be really appreciated!!!

A:Brightness jumps to maximum while on battery

I am calling this a definite BIOS issue.
Yeah,, they are only on Version A01 of the BIOS,,, this will probably be fixed in a BIOS update.
Contact Dell and tell them of this so they are aware of it.

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I need a free low level format utility fo a Toshiba laptop drive.
Does anyone know if the Hitachi DFT tool, Maxtor Maxblast, Seagate
SeaTools, or any other software that I can use to zero out this drive?
 

A:Toshiba Notebook Drive Low Level Format

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My old IBM ThinkPad (2635HGU) will run on external AC adapter power, but will not charge. Can I assume this is a failed battery (02K6509)? If so, the battery replacement cost for a laptop this old may be prohibitive ($150 to $200). I can probably buy an equivalent used laptop for that price. Are there any inexpensive sources for this battery?
 

A:Think Pad Battery won't charge

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Ok, i have an HP DV6-6145dx. My batteries won't charge (Aftermarket extended and original battery, nor anyone else's battery). The batteries will charge on other computers but not on mine. My computer will run on battery power and on AC power without the battery in. It really makes no sense to me why so if anyon could help it would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you in advance

A:Battery won't charge

How to fix “Plugged in not charging” problem in Laptops.
Step 1: Shutdown Windows.
Step2: Disconnect AC Adapter from your Laptop.
Step 3: Remove Battery from Laptop and put aside.
Step 4: Now connect AC Adapter to Laptop and turn on your Computer.
Step 5: Now uninstall all Microsoft ACPI compliant and AC Adapter driver from Device Manager.
Step 6: Shut down your Computer and disconnect AC Adapter from Laptop.
Step 7: Insert the Battery in Laptop and connect the AC Adapter to Laptop.
Step 8: Now turn on the Laptop. All the Battery drivers will automatically install.
Step 9: Allow the Laptop to completely discharge your Battery at least 4 times. Let Battery cool down to normal temperature in between charges.
Step 10: Now use your Laptop normally.

Hope this helps,
John

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I have an acer laptop and it has been working great for the past year but now my battery won't charge to 100%. This only happened recently and my laptop is plugged in for awhile but it'll only read to 80%, 2 weeks later; 53% and now its only 28%. The thing is.. my laptop IS charged. when i unplug it, I get my usually lifespan of the battery before i have to plug it in again to recharge and it only charges to x% again. I've tried "draining" my battery and letting it charge again but it won't charge to 100%. Is there anything I can do to make my laptop read my battery correctly again. Thanks so much!

*I should add its an Acer Aspire with a 6-cell Li-ion battery and this is the only problem I've had thus far with my laptop
 

A:Battery won't charge to 100%

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I have an hp laptop with windows 7 and the battery won't recharge when I plug in the power cord. This happened just the other day and was rather sudden. I don't know why it won't recharge. Need help.
 

A:battery charge

Hi oldbanjodb, and welcome to TSG.

Are there any lights or Windows task bar indications that the charger is connected and supplying power to the laptop.

If not, does the power adapter / charger have any lights on it that are supposed be on when it is plugged into AC power?
 

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I recently purchased two battery's for different dell laptops. One laptop has a flashing red battery sensor light on the laptop. It keeps appearing but with the old battery it did not appear. I don't know what this means.
this laptop is a Dell XPS M148


The other laptop was working fine and then one day it did not detect the ac adapter so it would not charge. Then we believed that the battery had died because every time I unplugged the charger the laptop would instantly turn off. So I bought a new battery hoping that was the problem but it wasn't. The laptop still wont charge and every day the battery percent keeps decreasing. My dad thinks that the charge card is the problem, and it is the reason why the laptop won't charge. I'm not sure what is though and what I should do.
This laptop is a Dell inspiron 9300


I bought both batteries from amadvance.com
I bought a different battery from them for a different laptop a year ago and that laptop works fine.
 

A:Battery will not charge

Have you tried using a different ac cable?
 

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Hello,
We're having problem of our 2 stock unit model: INSP 3531, they have the same issues on battery charging. Can anyone Dell staff help us what to do. How to process warranty or requesting  for full replacement. Someone advice us that Dell products process via online and this is the first time we encounter this. Thank You.
Specification:
MODEL: INSP 3531
COLOUR: BLK
PROCESSOR: CEL-N2830
RAM: 4GB,1X4GB,1600,DDR3
HDD: 500GB

A:BATTERY WON'T CHARGE

Hi KHINGCHEY,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with brief description of the issue.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hey all, I've been having some issues with my battery for my lap top.  It will not charge at all and I feel the startup is very slow because of it.  If I keep the lap top plugged in, it will run somewhat normally, but the second the plug comes out, everything shuts down. I've ran 2 seperate diagnostic checks, one through the HP Solution Center, and the other through the F2 start up menu.  Both of them are saying that a battery is not detected.  I can assure you, there is one in there. Are there any other tests I can run to figure out the nature of my battery issues, or do I just need to suck it up and purchase a new battery?  Could it also have something to do with the charging cable?  The only thing wrong with the cable is the small, copper pin in the center has broken off.  But, when I plug the cable in, the lap top recognizes it.  Is that small pin even important? Any answers to any of my questions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have an HP Pavilion 15 that started to not charge the battery. It runs off of battery power fine, but the battery does not charge anymore. I have to run my computer off of the AC charger because I need what's left in the battery to start the computer. I had already tried going through system diagnostics. It says the AC charger is not detected. I tested it and it's putting out the proper amount of power though.

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No it's not old, no it wasnt used more than 6 times and i dont keep it in the laptop all the time. I always leave the batter out of the laptop when it isnt being used. When it is out of the laptop it is fully charged. But as of recently it's been telling me that it only charges to 97%, the laptop is only 2 months old.

A:Battery Will Not Charge To 100%

mine does the same thing. i dont think its anything to worry about

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My Dell vostro 1510's battery is not charging beyond 92%.What may be the problem

A:battery charge

Hi JITH IN,
When was the last time the battery charged for 100%? Are you using an original Dell adapter for this model? Is the adapter frayed? When the adapter is plugged in to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Does the system overheat? Does the battery get very hot? If so, remove the battery and let it cool down to room temperature for about 2 hours and then try connecting and charging the battery.
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1G6xT8d
Restart and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS and the battery health(if available).
Remove the battery and check the battery health meter by pressing the battery gauge.
If the battery is old and is not durable, then you could get the battery replaced. 
Assuming there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a battery (if in stock) - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
You could also get the battery from a 3rd party Dell parts seller - http://bit.ly/1tq2f31
My personal suggestion, is that, if you are using the system in one place, then you could continue using the system with the adapter plugged in - as a desktop machine and that you could invest your money on a new machine.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi there, I have had my computer for about 5 years, and so when the battery finally stopped working, I figured it was time for a new one. I bought a new battery, and it works, however it won't charge. The port to charge my comptuer recently broke and I got that fixed, but now the new batterty won't charge. Are those two things related, or is there something I can do?
 

A:Battery Won't Charge

I would say it is possible that the power port is broken again, or not fixed properly the first time, if the battery puts out its charge it should be able to take a charge, meaning the circut boards onboard the battery should be good.
 

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My battery is found replaced at your checking software hp support. So, could you please suggest me from where I can buy new hp notebook 15-r007Tx model number laptop??

A:Battery charge

Dear Customer, If you are looking to buy a new battery, below is the details:Battery - 4-cell, 41-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion batterySpare part number 740715-001Battery- 3-cell, 31-Whr, 2.8-Ah Li-ion batterySpare part number 746641-001 You may buy here https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=2F9614B1043A4D709986CED2E4BC730D&SearchIn=P... or http://www.ebay.com/itm/746641-001-New-HP-15-D0-14-8V-2200mAh-Laptop-Battery-OA03-746641-001-4-cell-...  https://www.amazon.com/HP-740715-001-Laptop-Battery-Premium/dp/B00X187T0M 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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hello all,
this probably isnt the appropriate forum for this, if not ,, sorry !!
i am going to make one of those carry around usb chargers from a 9v battery and a Lm7805 5v regulator and a few other bits.

Now. heres the question

If i wanted to have another usb cable connected up to CHARGE the BATTERY, what would i need?!?

any help and/or drawings would be highly appreciated
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron B 130 Laptop that I broke the screen on. I used it with a monitor for several months and did not unplug it or remove the battery. I replaced the screen to use as a laptop again and saw the battery would not charge. This was confirmed by the blinking orange light which according to Dell means a bad battery. I replaced the battery and the light showed it charging but the battery meter showed no progress.When I would unplug the adapter the computer would shut off. I bought a new charger hoping that was the problem but It also will not charge the battery. In short I have a new battery and charger and an indicator light that shows charging but it does not actually charge. Any ideas?
 

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Hi.

I've bought Dell Xps 15,9550 and it's amazing, but the problem is I can't plug off the battery, and I use my laptop all the time "literally" and I was a little bit disappointed because I want to keep my battery in a good condition,untli I knew about Dell Command Configure Wizard, which gives you an option to change the way your battery is charging, and there are 5 ways: Standard Charge, Express Charge, AC Use, Auto Charge, Custom Charge, but I really don't know what's the best for my condition.
Like I said I use my laptop all the time and I'm afraid that if I kept the laptop charging while using it all the time, the battery may get in a bad condition.
And sorry for my English it's not my mother tongue.
Thank you very much.

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Hi, My laptop battery isn't charging.When I tried to plugin battery as well as adapter laptop isn't turn On.But when I remove the battery and apply AC Adapter laptop works fine.Or if I turn on a laptop on battery it works fine. I tried to do a battery test with HP Support Assistant and it shows UNKNOWN Battery! As shown in the image.Now what should i Do? Laptop Specs:  Hp Pavilion dv6 7042clWindows 10 64-BitAlmost 3.5 years old.

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See title. I tried unplugging and replugging the battery; no good. Currently I'm at 0% battery power, running only because I'm plugged in.

Why won't the darn thing charge?
 

A:Battery won't charge.

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Out of no where my battery will not recharge!! It shows it is plugged in and should be charging yet...NADA! Anyone ideas? My machine is not even a month old!

A:My battery won't charge!!

The battery probably died on you, maybe a fuse in the battery charging circuit is blown for some reasons. If you are still within 12 months warranty, then you can get it replaced.

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My computer says to get a new battery. But it won't take a charge. The drivers are supposedly up to date. What do I need to do? The new battery only has 1% power. The old battery will still charge. 

A:how do I get my new battery to charge?

Stella1,
 
It sounds like the new battery may be defective possibly. Which system do you have that is experiencing this issue?

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My computer says to get a new battery. But it won't take a charge. The drivers are supposedly up to date. What do I need to do? The new battery only has 1% power. The old battery will still charge. 

A:how do I get my new battery to charge?

Stella1,
 
It sounds like the new battery may be defective possibly. Which system do you have that is experiencing this issue?

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After reformatting with Windows xp sp2, now my battery won't charge. How do I know whether the battery is defective? Can it be tested?
 

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I have an eee pc netbook (Windows XP Home) and can't get the battery to charge. At this point I can't even turn the machine on. The A/C adapter plugs in fine and the blue light on the adapter stays on. Every so often when I plug the adapter in a message box will pop-up saying I'm running on battery mode and sometimes if I giggle the cord, the message box will say a/c mode. My first thought is that there is possibly a short in the cord (?). This is my first laptop, so I don't have a lot of experience with batteries. Could it be possible I need a new battery? I've had this for a couple of years now. Normally when I use it, I run it plugged in so as not to run the battery down.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:eee pc battery won't charge

Hello,

Two things come to mind.

It may be the DC socket connector that you plug the charger into. (especially because you say it changes when you wiggle it)

Also, have you tried running the computer without the battery plugged in, with just the charging adapter, to see if that works? That would resolve a faulty battery question.

Ben
 

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I just used my laptop last night, and logged off/shut down as normal. I went to turn it on today and it wont start. It keeps flicking the light on the power button and the light by the actuall plug starts white when I plug it in and then turns red. Its been "charging" for 3 hours and still nothing. The charger pack is warm so it is getting power. So not really sure what to do.... please help!

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I bought a new battery and power supply. Laptop still will not work unless plugged in. Why?

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Laptop won't charge battery. I am using a universal battery charger on a Dell Inspirion Laptop. My laptop works fine when plugged in, but the battery won't charge. Did I waste my money on the universal?
 

A:Battery won't charge

I have heard a couple of other people have this problem with dell laptops. I think they might restrict the use of 3rd party power adapters on some models. They did this after they has a problem with bateries exploding :s so yeah ushaly you have to use a dell charger on there computers
 

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My notebook is not charging. I don't know if it's the charger that's not working or could it be the charging port on the notebook itself. I have been charging it for the past few days and it's doing pretty well until I plugged it on a socket and didn't charge anymore. Tried checking the charger, it smelled a little burnt on the blue end with the pin and also on the charging port. When I plugged it, there was no popping sound whatsoever that could lead to me assuming it had a short circuit. Checked the socket, it was compatible with the charger. What am I to do?

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Notebook dose power on or charge up. I assume that the AC adapter is bad. Is their a way to check the AC adapter, to see if it giving power to the Notebook?

Thanks!!!!
 

A:ACE NOTEBOOK DOSE NOT POWER ON or CHARGE.

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Hey everyone , i just got this hp notebook 250 g4 and it s all brand new works with windows 8.1 32bits. ( 2days ago)So i was charging my laptop and everything was ok suddenly when i noticed that the charging led is not working nor the laptop itself ( the battery was charged b4 ) i tried everything i found on the hp support website but nothing works the laptop doesnt turn on or charge , im so anxious right nowPlease help me

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Laptop is plugged in however the battery level doesn't increase, even when the laptop is turned off. I already tried a new battery and a different charger, I already tried uninstall and update battery drivers, update the bios, update the Windows 7 and nothing worked. I would like to try all possibilities before send the laptop to someone else try a repair. Thank you.

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Hi,

I search how to modify Low battery and critical battery level by using registry.

On the web, i have only found topic about the sound of the alarms..

I have used snapshop methode to got this key.. but i have not success.

I hope this key existe.

Thank you for your help.
 

A:How to setup Low battery level by registry key ?

Why don't you just modify the settings in the Control Panel - Power Options panel?

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Hello.

Bare with me on this because I'm not the most computer literate.Oh! I'm also sorry if this is in the wrong area.

Recently, my 5 month old laptop keeps switching off when the battery (not plugged in with charger) is between 40%-50% level. I've googled and done everything it's suggested but it's still doing it.

It just switches off completely without any warning. No noise, no sound, it's not over-heating (I don't think).

My laptop model is medion akoya MD98844 & runs on windows 8.1

Thanks in advance.

Cheers.

A:Laptop switches off at 40%-50% battery level.

Laptop batteries only last a couple of years so you probably need a new one.

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I have just obtained an Asus Eee 1015PED Netbook and the battery indicator doesn't appear to be very accurate. Can anyone recommend a reliable replacement. I have googled but would appreciate some recommendations from a user. Thanks.

A:Battery Level Indicator for Netbook

The only one that I can think of to recommend is PassMark BatteryMon
Not free, but I have used it in the past as a battery tester.

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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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Hello there !
This is my very first post in this forum. I've read some best tech support site, and you guys are on the list ! So I'm really looking forward for your help

So apparently the wear level of my laptop battery is just getting higher and higher. In 3-5 days, the wear level usually increasing for 0.x% and I really don't want this thing happen. I check this wear level by using Battery Care.

I have done some surf in internet about batteries and stuffs and here is my habit with my battery and my laptop :

Since I'm a gamer and I need the best performance of my laptop, I rarely unplug my charger from my laptop while playing game, but I often unplug it (if the battery is full) if I'm not playing any game.
Reason : From what I've searched in internet, they said that it is okay (won't do any wear) to plug the charger into our laptop anytime, includes keeping it charged while the battery charge is 95% - 100% is okay. The battery is built-in so I can't unplug it when it reaches full capacity.

Sometimes, I play some games on this laptop while sitting on the bed. I know it's bad for our laptop somehow due to easily getting high temperature and bad air circulation.
Reason : I don't know whether it will harm the battery or not.

Sometimes, while I'm doing some works, I fell asleep so my laptop turns off due to lack of charge from the battery. Maybe setting the battery threshold to make it sleep will help ?
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A:Battery Wear Level keeps Increasing

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My wife has a two-year-old Samsung notebook. Recently when she unplugged it the machine cut off, even though the battery said 79% charged (it wouldn't charge any further). I figured that the battery was bad so I bought another one from Amazon.

This one charges to 100% percent and does exactly the same thing. I'm perplexed but think there's something going on with the motherboard that won't let it use battery juice, even if Windows 8.1 says it's 100% charged.

I've tried the hold the power button down for 1 min with the battery out trick to no avail.

Any ideas? I'm stumped and think I might need to get her another notebook.

Thanks, Robert
 

A:Samsung Notebook Battery Won't Power Notebook

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I have two Lenovo Y40-70 computers that I purchased within a couple weeks of each other.  They came with Windows 8.1 but I upgraded to Windows 10. A few months ago, I noticed that my computer battery meter was reading 100% for an hour.  I continued to work unplugged until the battery died while still reading 100%.  I recharged and the battery again read 100% for more than a couple hours, then died.  So the battery lifetime is as good as always, but the reading is not right.  When I reboot, it still reads 100%. Strangely, the second system, whcih I had not used for a while, was OK, but a few days later, it started doing the same thing (though it was reading 87%, the charge when the computer last worked right.  I suscpect that this happened after a critical update, which the second system went through later. Recently, I downloaded from the Lenovo website the newer power management software on both computers, and it did not help. Then I noticed the Battery recall so downloaded the "Lenovo Battery Utility 2015" to see if my system was afffected by the problem.  When I run the utility, I get the mssage "No Battery Detect."  So it would appear that there may be an issue with the software detecting the batter. Since I can't know the state of the battery (it appears to not want to recharge until it's empty, I gues because it thinks it's 100% charged), I cannot count on this computer when it's not plugged in. Now I ... Read more

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I have an Dell Inspiron laptop and after each charge, the battery indicator may show anywhere fron 1 1/2 hours to over 3 hours. This session, I've been on for about 40 mintes and the battery indicator is showing that I have 3 hours and 17 minutes left (the most ever). I've had the computer since January, so it's less than 3 years old. How much time sould I expect to get on a single charge?

A:How many hours on 1 battery charge

It totally depends upon what you're doing, how much graphics, how much sound, how much HD thrashing, and other factors. Because your was my question some time ago, I've been using the free version of BatteryBar -- it pretty accurately tells me how much battery I have left.

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I have a Vaio VGN-NR120E, it's about 3 years old and it's been a while since the new battery started to die (it lasts about 15 minutes when working on just battery). I got a new battery just yesterday, and it was working OK, but when I went to plug the computer to the AC for charging, it reads "plugged in, not charging". I've been looking around the web and see a lot of people have the same problem, but their solutions haven't worked for me. I've tried uninstalling/installing the ACPI compliant control battery thing, shuting down my laptop and taking battery out/in in many different combos, but nothing's working.

When I put the old battery in (which still charges, but as I said only lasts about 15 minutes), it charges normally.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium.
 

A:Laptop won't charge new battery

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Hi, another item that maybe related to my first posted question about freezing of my computer... The Battery never charge more then 8,10%... was 4-5hrs run when new. Always running my laptop plugged on AC adapter. Trully a desktop.Battery have about 2 years, big one.... keep my laptop tilted..How it can be tested? Thks!

A:Battery wouldn't charge

I moved this to the proper forum section, OK?You could run the internal test, see here.  Or go here.The battery can be tested at a local store like Battery Plus.Battery part #484171-001Battery pack (Primary) - 6-cell lithium-ion (Li-Ion), 2.2Ah, 55WhI would read this page on battery wattage

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I bought mt notebook about 15 month back,Currently it is not able to fully charge only 84% battery show after fully charge.I have 3 Years ADP warranty...so what can I do for this ??

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X1 Carbon, gen 1.Windows 7 and Debian.Battery won't change past 60%. In windows, it shows the battery as 100%. The Battery Manager software says that the battery is in poor condition, and can only store 60% of its original full charge capacity. If I charge it to 100% in windows, and boot Linux, it shows that the battery is actually charged to 60%. It charges up to 60.15%, then discharges to 60%. acpi -i shows that the battery is only being charged to 60% of its full capacity, as well. However, it Windows, shows this charge as 100%. It only runs for about 2 hours (being 1.5 months old). In the beginning, it could run for 4-5 hours. I suspect that a software/firmware update has put a limit on the battery charge level. Is there anything I can do to get the battery back at full capacity? 2 hours simply isn't enough for an ultrabook...Martin

A:Battery won't charge past 60%

Hi Martinvdk,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with battery not charging completely on your ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
 
Please check with uninstalling Lenovo power manager application from your system and if you find that the issue has been resolved then reinstall the application.
 
Please let us know the findings after performing the troubleshooting steps.
 
Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards
Hemanth Kumar.B




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Okay so I have a 6 month old G51-35 Laptop that I've been using for gaming. Then earlier this morning when I was playing, the battery went down to 25%. I plugged it in and it didn't charge. I wondered why, and then I thought the power in the outlet was just not flowing so I'll just plug it into a different one later, and as soon as it hit 10% I panicked. I kept searching up solutions, but nothing popped up. So I then told my brother, by the time the laptop was at 1%, and he did some tests on the laptop. A couple hours later he told me that he doesn't know what the problem is, and so I started really freaking out. I searched up the prices for a new battery pack, but there wasn't anything for the g51-35. I then looked at the laptop prices, and it was a whole load of bull because the laptop itself cost $559. My parents would kill me if they found out, but I don't know what to do next. I think the laptop is overheated, but I don't have the tools to be able to clean it. Please help. Thanks.

A:Lenovo G51-35 Out of battery and will not charge. ...

Hi CheekyB and welcome to the community,
 
Does it run ok plugged in?  It is just not charging?
 
If it does, then it probably is a bad battery and there is a year warranty on the battery.
 
Regards,
Dave 

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So I bought my laptop this week. It's Xps 15 9550 FHD but I faced an annoying problem.
The laptop's battery won't charge over 99%! it says: "one minute to finish charging", it's been an hour and it's still stuck.
Note that yesterday it was working fine and Charging to 100% without a problem 

A:Dell xps 15 - Battery won't charge over 99%

Hi OXCRYSIZ,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the BIOS and chipset driver from our Dell Support site.
Was there any recent hardware or software changes?
What is the status of the battery and adapter in BIOS <F2>?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
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Hi, another item that maybe related to my first posted question about freezing of my computer... The Battery never charge more then 8,10%... was 4-5hrs run when new. Always running my laptop plugged on AC adapter. Trully a desktop.Battery have about 2 years, big one.... keep my laptop tilted..How it can be tested? Thks!

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I recently purchase a Chrombook a few days ago and I couldn't find the battery icon on my hp i read that it just needs to be fully charged to see the battery icon but its been charging for 2 days and it still doesn't pop up. Also it doesn't turn on when its not connected to the battery cable, which kinda sucks have to connect the cable to be able to use the chromebook. 

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hi,
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A:battery wont charge

Actually, this happens to me on occasion with a similar laptop. Try unplugging the power cord from the outlet and from your computer for about thirty seconds and then plug it back it back in. If it doesn't start working after doing that three times, restart your computer. That usually fixes it for me.

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