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dbblacksburg
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Brand new Y510p pretty; but has Battery Charging issue

My one hour old Y510p seems to have an issue: the battery does not appear to be charging (according to the battery icon). I downloaded the Lenovo current Win 8 driver from the website, but it would not install due to a more current version of the driver being found. Is there something I'm missing? I've double checked battery and brick connection, both appear to be supplying power independently, so are probably not broken, I think. If I need to uninstall something in order to reinstall the driver from the website, please be specific, as I am new both to Win 8 and the Lenovo, so am stumbling around a bit here.

Any helpful suggestions would appreciated.
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Re: Brand new Y510p pretty; but has Battery Charging issue

Maybe you could post which charge level is showing when the battery isn't charging?  If you let the battery run down to below 50% does it then charge?

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/U310-battery-recharging-stuck-on-60/ta-p/...

Andy  

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dbblacksburg
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Re: Brand new Y510p pretty; but has Battery Charging issue

It's hovering around 60%, which I think is normal per the 'Healthy' Energy Mgt. setting, as I discovered after further tinkering/snooping around. I found a post that led me to further investigate the Energy Manager, and voila. That was a surprise, that the Energy Manager keeps it there. Why so low, I wonder, for optimum 'health'? I would think that's artificially low (80% plus makes more sense to me). But what do I know.... Anyway, I changed the scheme to 'Maximize Battery Life' and see it's charging away now...Mystery solved. Just climbing the Learning curve here. (as I said, I'm new to Win 8 and to the Lenovo way of thinking) so I'm sure I'll find another mystery or two before I get this set up. At any rate, Thanks for your reply - I appreciate it.

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