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Ahmada0
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Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

Hi,

 

In the Lenovo Settings application when I toggle on the conservation mode for the battery, the battery should stop charging at around 60%. However, even though the conservation mode is toggled on, the battery will charge to 100% and stay at 100%.

 

The icon near the battery usually would indicate whether the AC adapter is plugged in by showing a plug and if you would toggle conservation mode, this AC adapter plug would change into a leaf. However now it is always a leaf, whether I the conservation mode is on or off. 

 

I appreciate all suggestions.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

Hello Ahmada0

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.

Try to see if you are able to uninstall and reinstall the software, see if that makes any difference with your settings not being kept.

 

Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.


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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working


@Ahmada0 wrote:

In the Lenovo Settings application when I toggle on the conservation mode for the battery, the battery should stop charging at around 60%. However, even though the conservation mode is toggled on, the battery will charge to 100% and stay at 100%.


I have a 700-15ISK, and the problem that I (and others) have encountered is that battery conservation mode turns itself off when the system is powered on after the system has been switched off for several hours.  Is this consistent with the behaviour that you have observed?

 

The version of "Lenovo Settings" on my 700-15ISK is 3.148.0.0. I have tried several of the older Lenovo "Energy Manager" applications, but they suffer from the same problem. Smiley Frustrated

 

I also have a 500-15ISK with "Lenovo Settings" version 3.145.0.0, and battery conservation mode works correctly on that. Smiley Happy  I could not find a copy of version 3.145.0.0 to download, so I took an image of Windows 10 on the 500-15ISK, and installed it on the 700-15ISK.  To my surprise, battery conservation still turned itself off! Smiley Frustrated

 

My conclusion from all of this is that the battery control hardware in the 700-15ISK is slightly different from the control hardware in the 500-15ISK, and the "Lenovo Settings" application does not support the 700-15ISK correctly, and as a consequence keeps turning battery conservation mode off.

 

It is to be hoped that this problem will be addressed by Lenovo in a future fix to "Lenovo Settings", but while we wait for that, you must remember to turn on battery conservation mode whenever you start the system, or wake it from hibernation or sleep.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

volc
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

This happens to my ideapad 510s too after I upgraded my BIOS to newest version.

How do I downgrade it?

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working


@volc wrote:

This happens to my ideapad 510s too after I upgraded my BIOS to newest version.

How do I downgrade it?


To downgrade the BIOS, you need to download from this web site the BIOS version that you want to install, and enable "Backflash" in the BIOS before attempting to install the older BIOS.  (By default, the BIOS prevents itself being replaced by an older version.)

 

The problem is that this web site makes available only the current version of the BIOS, and not older versions.  So unless you already downloaded the previous version of the BIOS, you are stuck. Smiley Mad

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

FrankieGS
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

Same for my laptop, Ideapad 700. Conservation mode doesn't work anymore since the last update few days ago.
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working


@FrankieGS wrote:
Same for my laptop, Ideapad 700. Conservation mode doesn't work anymore since the last update few days ago.

I don't have a solution for you, but can you tell us what type of update seemed to cause this problem?  Was it:

 

(1) An update to Windows.

(2) An update to "Lenovo Settings", "Lenovo Companion", or "Lenovo System Interface Foundation".

(3) An update to the BIOS.

 

Also, what versions of "Lenovo Settings" and "Lenovo System Interface Foundation" are you running on your system?  I am just curious to see if there is any pattern in the occurrence of this fault.  Thanks.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

bsswan
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Message 8 of 14

Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

I actually have the same, but opposite problem.......my 710S now will not charge up beyond the 55-60% only in the last few days. Conservation Mode is OFF and so far it's been fine.

 

Makes if difficult to unplug and carry away without cables.

Ahmada0
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Message 9 of 14

Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

Hi,

 

I updated the BIOS with BIOS update 10 [64] - V.56.

LENOVO COMPANIAN Version 3.71.1.0

LENOVO SETTINGS Version 3.155.0.0

 

You need to indeed turn conservation mode on everytime after the laptop is powered off.

Seriously1
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Message 10 of 14

Re: Lenovo Ideapad 700 conservation mode not working

It would really be nice if they could have it remain at startup.

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