01-14-2017 11:34 AM
I recently bought a new battery on Amazon for my IdeaPad z580. It's a Lenovo branded battery, not a cheap generic one.
When I plug the battery into the laptop, it shows 69% charge, but indicates "Not Charging" even when the laptop is plugged in. I also notice that on the front of the machnine, the battery LED fast flashes an orange color.
If I use the older battery, it charges fine and no orange LED.
Bad battery or I have I missed something?
01-15-2017 09:21 AM
01-25-2017 09:23 AM
The flashing orange battery would indicate the ff :
Blinking amber: (500ms off/1s on)
The remaining power of the battery is less than 5% of its capacity.
Blinking amber: (100ms off/3.2s on)
The battery is being charged with the remaining power between 5% and 20% of its capacity.
The computer is operating on battery power with the remaining power between 5% and 20% of its capacity.
The battery is being charged with the remaining power between 20% and 80% of its capacity.
The remaining power of the battery is more than 80% of its capacity, or the computer is operating on battery power with the remaining power between 20% and 80% of its capacity.
If the system is not charging, you want to check if conservation mode is enabled in Lenovo Settings or One Key Optimizer, under battery and power.
Hope this helps.
07-27-2017 10:39 AM
I am experiencing the same issue as the OP above. I have an IdeaPad z580. The battery stopped taking a charge and discharged. I purchased a new battery through Lenovo 3rd party site. Installed new battery and charged with laptop off for 24 hours. I used my laptop yesterday with no issues, today I come to work and laptop is in sleep mode, upon waking it up the battery starts discharging. Will not charge, got critically low and shut off. Conservation mode is NOT on, I have it set to high performance. I also do NOT have Onekey optimizer installed.
I've tried battery out, A/C adapter plugged in, un-installing/re-installing the ACPI drivers under battery in device manager then putting battery back in with no luck.
I've also un-installed Lenovo power manager and re-installed it with no luck.
Any other suggestions here? I've browsed everywhere and no one seems to have any solutions other than those mentioned above.