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Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎02-01-2019
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Got a dozzy!!! Lenovo Z510 Linux

Hello everyone,

 Where to start. So I started having issues with my Lenovo z510, about a month after the warrenty expired (go figure). At the time I thought the issue was the DC Jack, so I replaced it and it worked for awhile. Then the problem came back after awhile. Havn't replaced the jack again because it doesn't seem to be the issue anymore.

 Now to the issue. Right now when the computer is plugged in it doesn't charge. I'm running Parrot OS. I installed Windows 10 and downloaded the battery firmware, updated the bios to v40, made sure the airplane mode is off and conservative mode is off as well. I have also verified volts through both adapters (replacement and original). Now the computer doesn't charge when on. When I first plug it in it charges for about 30 seconds and then shuts off. When the computer is powered off the computer "charges" to a "full" charge according to the battery symbol. However, it displays the error that the battery may be faulty and that its at a 5% charge.

 I have ran linux tlp and verified its running in A/C mode. However the only thing I havn't done is replace the battery. But it doesn't seem like it would be the issue given everything I listed above.


Here is the TLP breakdown, am I reading the battery being BAD correctly????


upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
  native-path:          BAT0
  vendor:               Lenovo IdeaPad
  model:                AILZx
  serial:               BAT20101001
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Wed 13 Feb 2019 11:00:41 PM CST (17 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               charging
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              26.79 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         33.53 Wh
    energy-full-design:  629.75 Wh
    energy-rate:         14.887 W
    voltage:             15.018 V
    time to full:        27.1 minutes
    percentage:          79%
    capacity:            5.32434%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charging-symbolic'
  History (charge):
    1550120438    79.000    discharging
    1550120381    80.000    discharging
  History (rate):
    1550120441    14.887    charging
    1550120441    13.380    charging
    1550120438    13.496    discharging
    1550120381    14.887    discharging

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-18-2018
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Re: Got a dozzy!!! Lenovo Z510 Linux

Well you aren't the only one with this issue, I saw a post from 2015 talking about this and the so called solution was to get the battery firmware which they listed here .Otherwise I can't help you much with this. Anyway hope you get this issue resolved soon.

Fanfold Paper
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Re: Got a dozzy!!! Lenovo Z510 Linux

Yea I know what you mean! No I already did the firmware update. Put Windows 10 on the machine and updated firmware and bios... Nothing.

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