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Question

I booted my U410 into Ubuntu, and checked the battery capacity. The designed capacity showed 46 Wh, instead of the 59 Wh on the hardware maintenance manual can anyone else confirm?

Answer

After much investigation and testing,our engineering teams concluded that the it appears the BIOS was giving an incorrect reading of the battery capacity. This has since been rectified with a BIOS update and only for systems with Win 7.

 

If at any point any customers which have the Win7 installed and is showing the incorrect reading of battery capacity please proceed to update the BIOS. The BIOS can be download from the below link.

 

Please read the IMPORTANT INFORMATION on how to proceed otherwise wrong steps may cause issues to you system such as not able to power on anymore.

 

Important Information
  • BIOS, abbreviation of Basic Input/Output System, is integrated in ROM chip on main board, which contains the basic input/output program, system configuration information, system startup self-check and pre-setup programs. BIOS provides most basic low-level hardware operations; it is the connection between software and hardware, and interfacing window of hardware and operating system.

    Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS.

    Attention: Do not power off or restart your computer during the BIOS flashing process, which will cause serious damage and improper functioning of your computer.

 

BIOS Update for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad U310, U410

Affected system: Win 7 , 32bit and 64bit

 

Updated Information
  • Latest Version BIOS fixed the battery capacity read Issue

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