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oreotumalad
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Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

Hi All,

 

I have a concern regarding my Z400 idepad laptop. I bought it last February 16, 2014 and just today I noticed thst even after my laptops battery is charged, when I hover over my mouse to it, it would say 7 hours then after a couple of minutes, if I hover my mouse over to the battery icon again, it will already say 4 hours, then again after a few minutes if I would be checking on it would say 2 hours then again, after a few minutes it will now say 3 hours.

 

It seems that it's not displaying the correct battery time. What can be causing this or what can I do to have the battery icon display the right number of hours that my laptop can be used?

 

I know that brightness affects the battery usage coz my brightness is set to full though it's strange to have the battery icon display incorrect number of hours every after 5 minutes if i will check it.

 

please leneove community, i would need all the help I can get and would appreciate your response to this.

 

thank you!

 

Oreo

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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

hi oreotumalad,

 

Thanks for Posting!

 

You can check this Article for z400

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Ideapad-Z400-or-Z500-battery-will-not-cha...

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!

 



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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

Thank you for your reply though it did niot help me Smiley Sad any other thoughts?

 

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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

hi oreotumalad 

 

Can you Try Opening Device Manager and Uninstalling this

 

"Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery"

 

Uninstall only that then restart the system.

 

 

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!

 

 



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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

Thank you for that help. I already did that just now. What effect should I expect or what is that for?

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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

hi oreotumalad,

 

    This should reset the Battery Reading of the OS.

You can also use an application Passmark's Batterymon.

This is another battery monitor compare the results you're seeing with the Windows one.

 

Regards

Solid Cruver

 



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Re: Ideapad Z400 Battery Problem

Oh okay. my laptop is still charging. let me see later once its fully charged if the reading would be ok. thanks! Smiley Happy will contact you again for any other question Smiley Happy

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