03-12-2013 07:46 AM - edited 03-12-2013 07:54 AM
I'm just wondering how would a 2 week old battery not charge. The battery level is stuck at 99% and it won't get fully charged. My laptop is brand new too. I have Lenovo Ideapad Z480.
Any solutions? Suggestions?
03-12-2013 08:07 AM - edited 03-12-2013 08:09 AM
I had the same problem.
I bought a new Lenovo P400 touch last week.
It stuck at 99%, not charging.
Go to the battery icon on the lower right, next to the clock. Click "More power options". Go to the left and click "Choose what closing the lid does" and go to "When I close the lid" and "Plugged in" and choose "Do Nothing". Close the lid.
It takes a while, maybe 1/2 an hour, but it will go from 99% to Fully Charged, 100%. At least it did for me.
03-12-2013 10:40 AM - edited 03-12-2013 10:40 AM
Hmm, well for me it's not so much closing the lid, as much as when it went into sleep mode it wouldn't charge all the way. It would say "plugged in" but "not charging". I also have it set for "Put the computer to sleep" at "Never" when plugged in under "More power options".
Like what I said before, when you're at 99%, it takes a long time to get to 100%. I would wait it out for about 1/2 an hour (that's how long it takes my battery to get from 99 to 100 percent) before determining it won't go to 100%.
If that doesn't work, maybe somebody else here can help you.
03-12-2013 03:13 PM
03-17-2013 09:53 AM
It often will not charge after 95% or so to keep the battery healthy. Because I frequently sleep mine as I move from room to room my battery is often at 97% not charging or 98% not charging. Once I actually use the battery for a while it will charge all the way up.
11-16-2014 12:56 AM
Nibs, thanks for that. So bloody simple but it worked.
My T420 started doing the "plugged in, not charging" today for the first time ever so I thought there must be something wrong. After wasting about an hour, I came across your comment and bingo.
Still can't believe Lenovo didn't suggest this (I've read about half a dozen of their forums with various exotic suggestions).
07-29-2015 08:53 AM
09-15-2015 11:14 AM
Hi, My Lenovo Z510 showing bettery percentage as 99% always and shutsdown without showing any alert when the battery is low. Windows 10 is installed recently, Is it due to this? Plz help...
12-03-2015 05:14 PM
I have lenovo y40 and i am having the same problem. The battery is stuck at 99% and suddenly goes off without any warning, I hope by now you must have had resolved your issue. If yes, Please get back to me. It is frustating.