10-17-2012 05:44 AM
Hi. I have Lenovo Ideapad Y560. Yesterday, my laptop started to hibernate because of insufficient power. I, by mistake, pressed the power button again before the laptop hibernated (connected the charger before pressing the power button). Since then, the laptop shows a message "Consider replacing your battery". I read through some of the relevant posts and tried a few troubleshooting methods.
1) The laptop works just fine with the AC power cable alone (battery removed).
2) Discharged the battery completely and pressed the power button for 15-30 seconds to drain the remaining power. Inserted the battery, connected the charger, waited for 15 minutes for the battery to charge and then switched it on.
3) Installed the latest BIOS driver from the website.
4) Charged the battery fully and checked the voltage and resistance as mentioned in the Hardware Maintenance Manual; Voltage = 12.04 V and Resistance = 9.9 Kohms (suggested solution in the Manual is to replace the system board).
All the aforementioned does not solve the issue. It still shows the same message. I am not sure on how to proceed now. Also, I checked the Lenovo Energy management console and the battery status reads "Good". It is discharging within an hour (previously, 2.5 hours). All of these seem to happen after I pressed the power button before it hibernated.
Laptop model: Ideapad Y560 (i5 processor)
Age: Little less than 2 years
Any help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.
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10-17-2012 06:46 AM
10-17-2012 07:34 AM
maybe energy management software is corrupted...
please try this... download appropriate Lenovo Energy Management driver for your Windows version to desktop...
then go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features and un-install Energy Management
next shut down, then start your Y560 again and install the downloaded driver.
10-17-2012 10:20 AM
I am sorry but I did not understand your first question.. For the second, my laptop is 2 years old now.. But the battery was working fine until yesterday morning.. This message started showing up only after the incident that I mentioned happened.. I would be fine if there was a gradual decline in the battery's performance.. But that is not the case..
10-17-2012 10:39 AM
I would just cmd> powercfg -setdcvalueindex SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_BATTERY BATACTIONCRIT 0.
Finally hide the old system battery icon.
It is the easiest thing I could think of.
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