10-23-2012 06:59 AM - edited 10-23-2012 07:02 AM
I shall be fine if the software is bugged. But, I manually checked the voltage and the resistance of the battery as mentioned in the page 22 of the hardware maintenance manual.
That is why I am confused. It is alright if I have to replace my battery but I just want to make sure that the problem is really with my battery and nothing else.
Isn't there any way in which I can know for sure where the problem actually lies ?
10-23-2012 07:15 AM
10-23-2012 07:58 AM
Hi Krish... one more try before you bite the bullet and buy a new battery...
please remove the battery and reinsert it again to make sure it's connected firmly.
Charge the battery to full 100% then remove charger and use your Y560 on battery power until only 10 to 15% power is left,
shut down then start up again and immediately press F2 key and keep pressed until it enters first BIOS screen.
Let it sit like that until the battery is empty and Y560 shuts off by itself.
This procedure will create a battery-empty reference.
Next plug the charger in and let it charge for a couple of hours, boot up and make sure it's fully 100% charged.
Check capacity again with Hardware Monitor.
Note: completely discharging a dying battery may kill it completely.
Y560 Battery sales...
Good Luck... Zehn
04-30-2013 01:44 AM
Unfortunately I am now having a same problem with Krish. I'm using Ideapad Z460 and I guess the way to solve it could be the same. I have tried many solution given in many website also the solution given here but it didn't work. Instead, my battery capacity turned down when I checked the hardware monitor. But still the energy Management says my battery level is good. and it still okay when using it discharged. Only the note "Consider replacing your battery" annoys me.
The last thing I haven't tried is to update my BIOS but I'm not sure. Many people says if the update failed, my Z460 will be totally useless. So I don't want to try.
My question is, If I bought a new battery and didn't update my BIOS, will the note completely disappear? Or maybe I should really update my BIOS? I'm now totally clueless.
Your suggestion will help me to decide which one is better.
06-08-2013 02:04 PM
I have same problem too. I think the battery have to be replaced, but if you want to keep using it without seeing the massege, just click on the battery icon, then uncheck " warn me ...... " see below