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Y480 plugged in but not charging to full capacity under Windows 8


I have recently been having issues with my battery on my IdeaPad Y480. Charging is stuck at around 58% battery and I get a message that tells me that the laptop is plugged in and not charging. It is a Windows 8 version of the computer, and I tried doing a battery gauge reset in the Energy Management tool, but this only temporarily solved the problem.



This symptom could be the result of a battery life optimization setting in energy management .  The Maximum battery life setting configures the battery to extend lifespan while trading off system run time / capacity.


Under Energy Management make sure you select Optimized Battery health as this will let you charge up to 100% and will provide maximum run time per charge (in conjunction with power saver power plan settings)


Maximum battery life will limit the charging up to 59% to prolong battery lifespan.





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