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BigTerminator
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Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

As many of you know the battery guage reset bricks these laptops. I did it and now my Y580 will not boot with battery power alone. The battery charges and works, but if I boot straight from the battery without AC plugged in, the laptop will turn on for a moment then shut off. I tried removing the battery, holding the power button, etc. Even reset the BIOS to defaults. Does anyone have a fix other than replacing the laptop? My warranty is out. 

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

Hi  Bigterminator

                                                                    

Welcome to Lenovo Community!        

                                                                                    

As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the system not powering on only with the battery.

 

Please try to reinstall the energy management driver and check for the issue.

 

Click here for the drivers please select according the operating system Microsoft ACPI setting and restart the machine. Repeat this step once more and shutdown the system and check for the issue.

 

Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries. 

 

Best regards,

 

Ashwin.S



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BigTerminator
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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

Thanks for responding.

 

This is not a software issue. I have reinstalled the battery drivers, lenovo energy managment, I have done a complete reinstallation of windows. The issue is exactly the same after all the steps I have taken including a BIOS reset to defaults. 

 

I will tell you things I have noticed. 

 

FIrst, the computer will restart on battery power. Meaning once I inititially boot with AC, I can restart the computer purely on battery power. It however will not recover from sleep or hibernation at all.  

 

Second, everytime the computer shuts off, even on AC power it will not boot through the first time. On AC power it will try to boot and fail, the same way it does on battery, however after the first failed attempt it will then proceed to boot again on its own without pressing power and then be successful. WIth battery no matter how many times you try it will not boot up. 

 

To me it seems like your battery guage reset program fried something in the motherboard. I have tried the reset twice and still the same symptoms. I do not want to waste money on a new battery when it seems like the battery works perfectly. Even on AC power it fails to boot the first time so that shows me that the motherboard is struggling to boot. Maybe a fried CMOS battery. 

 

Please any suggestions?

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

 

Please see my reply via PM.

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

I got the same here, or, to be honest, I just realized that I got the same here. I believed that my Y580 got something wrong with the HDD but now I see that the symptoms are pretty close to those described by the TS.

I ran the gauge reset program once, it did not seem to cause any damage. I had to run it because my battery icon read "plugged in, not charging" so I decided to run the program.

However yesterday my laptop failed to wake up after hibernation. The first attempt was made on battery, later I connected the power cable but no success. Keyboard light turns on but the screen remains dark, no alarm beeps, laptop reacts to pressing NumLock and CapsLock keys by turning the LEDs on.

The idea that CMOS has been damaged looks very reasonable to me because when I took the HDD out, I failed to recover anything because C: partition is no longer available. D: (Lenovo) is available, Computer Management - Disk Management  (sorry guys I can be wrong with the titles because I have to backtranslate them from Russian) shows three partitions on the HDD: Lenovo partition is active, C partition is labeled OEM partition like the other partition with factory defaults recovery data probably.

Guys, is there any solution known to you? 

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

I have extactly the same problem. Did you resolve this, if yes, how?

BigTerminator
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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

I have my laptop sent in for repairs. The motherboard is fried some how. No software tweaks are going to fix it. Try to get it repaired. 

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

I am so pissed off, I just put an SSD in my Y580, installed win10. It was working great, then I installed the energy management software  for WIN 8.1, and ran the gauge reset. After that I couldn't reopen the laptop. Now it works but the battery sudently stopped being charged even though the charger is delivering its output, what a shame!

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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

Check this geniuses post, it solved the issue for me and obviously for many others as well:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Solution-for-laptop-cannot-detect-AC-adapter-af...
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Re: Y580 Won't Boot on Battery

I have extactly the same problem. Did you resolve this, if yes, how?

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