05-31-2015 08:24 AM
Guys, you will love this.
So, I got my battery replaced, which now fixes the charging problem, but instead my laptop randomly shuts down during high usage. I'm conviced the issue is with voltage modulation and only manifests in battery or mainboard. It's pretty bad, have to send it back in again.
06-16-2015 03:10 AM - edited 06-16-2015 03:12 AM
What is going on with this model of laptop? I really thought that Lenovo makes high-quality laptops. I have this model more than 1 year and every 4 months some problems first it was weird behaviour with keyboard just turning off at same point same as touchpad, I managed too fixed that. Then it was the famous problem with CPU stuck at 0.77Ghz and now my battery is dead or stuck at 0%. I hope to see what part of this laptops is going to break down next? And yea I forgot to mention that guarantee has expired. Tough luck I guess
06-17-2015 06:31 AM
Same issue here! Have my z510 for about a year now and I am now experiencing the battery issues similar to what you guys posted. Lenovo any UPDATE please!!!! Local service center suggested to replace the battery but it seems that the battery is not really the problem!!! Guess I will have to search for answers here rather than wasting money to replace the battery! This is very bad Lenovo!
06-17-2015 08:01 AM - edited 06-17-2015 08:01 AM
I don't know if this helps anyone but I have had all the same battery problems listed here. I have deleted the Lenovo Energy Manager program and so far my battery is holding up well. The EM indicated weak battery but I'm getting pretty normal life so far.
I'm convinced this program is stuffed and buggy and it's continued use will fry a healthy battery. Lenovo need to get onto this. There has been absolutely no progress on this obvious defect with this particular model at all.
06-25-2015 05:16 AM
I bought my Ideapad Z510 in March 2014, its Windows 8.1. Last few days it shows "battery is weak, needs to be replaced". The batterydoes not charge, I have to power through AC cable, whenever I disconnect AC, its power is gone.
In order to fix the problem, I did the following taks:
1. I removed MIcrosoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, and also Microsoft AC Adapter from Battery option. But after restarting the laptop, those options always reinstalled automatically without notifying. When I open Device Manager, those options are always there though those are removed and laptop is restarted.
2. I reset the Gauge, but nothing happened.
I cannot understand why Lenovo provides such a poor quality battery. It is gone after 1 year!!! I cannot believe it! I have 10 years old DELL laptop and still I can use that battery for an hour. But my new Lenovo's battery has gone just after 1 year! Its a shame. Lenovo should respond about explanation that why they provide such poor quality battery.
Any idea about resolving it?
06-29-2015 01:35 AM - edited 06-29-2015 01:38 AM
Even I'm facing the same problem. Bought in December 2013 and travelled back to India. Battery performance went down from 4 hours to 1 hr in an year and suddenly one day, it stopped charging. Laptop denied to power up. In India, there is no compatible battery for Z510 and my laptop is with the service center for a month now. Not sure what to do. Feel like throwing it in the fire and make a youtube video and post it online.
Lenovo's tagline says: Change the future. They forgot to mention that they would change their future by duping customers by selling sub-standard products.
06-29-2015 05:27 AM - edited 06-29-2015 05:31 AM
First of all! I solved this problem!!!!
I posted my exact same problem a few weeks ago here .
Apart from battery being stuck at 0% my main concern was that the processor was stuck at 0.77 GHz and update to bios v40 needed . I tried a bunch of things over last two days and I finally for the battery to go till 100% I could update my BIOS and my processor is not stuck at 0.77 . It genuinely goes to 3.2 . I'll post all things I tried asap. Probably by weekend.
My warranty has expired few days back .
I did not buy a new battery and hopefully everyone would be able to solve the problem.
The simplest of things you can do while I make the tut is to connect the charger with laptop switched off , press the small recovery button on the left side near power input DONT select any option (don't select bios etc etc) and unplug the charger and see how long the laptop stays on.
This might give you a general idea.
This was one of the things I tried in between.
I'll post images and proof asap .