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03-22-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-03-22, 2:51 AM

I had this, too.  Changing to maximum battery life (not health) worked.

 

Thanks!

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03-30-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-03-30, 12:52 PM
Hello, I had the "60% problem" as well and the maximum battery life setting helped. I would also like to add the following information in case it helps: I am running a fresh install of Win8 pro. I needed to do this because I get my Win8 from work and have to use my company's KMS server to activate it. They don't give out activation codes to upgrade from other editions in-place. Of course, I installed all drivers and apps from the Lenovo site and there are no yellow indicators under device manager, so it looks like I got all my hard drivers. I do have the Lenovo power manager installed and recently changed from "battery life" to "battery health", which seems to be the source of the problem.

I guess I can keep it on "battery life" for now and worry about replacing the battery at a later date. It does charge pretty fast this way. It's one thing I really like about this model.
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03-30-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-04-01, 20:52 PM
Okay, it took me a while to realize it, but charging up to 60%, and not beyond, is the _intended behavior_ of the "Optmized Battery Health" option. When I wrote my post I was thinking this a bug. I was thinking that the 'health' option would make for a slow charge but still go to 100%, but this 60% maximum makes sense. It's actually a good option for those who leave the unit plugged in all the time or just don't need long run times while untethered. Since this machine needs to be dismantled to change the battery, it's an option to consider. If anything, it's an ergonomic omission by Lenovo. The power mgmt app should show a popup or other warning since this behavior is not intuitive. Thanks for the help.
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04-03-2013

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  • Message 14 of 49

Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-04-03, 13:37 PM

I had the same problem after changing the settings in Lenovo Energy Management - not Windows Power Options. Changed back to Maximum Battery Life and fixed the problem.

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05-11-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-05-11, 14:19 PM

thank you

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05-26-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-05-26, 17:08 PM

Great explanation of the 60%.  I chased the "problem" all over the web, but your explanation answered the issue and now I know WHY it's 60% and how to get it to go to 100% (change the battery setting).

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06-02-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-06-02, 4:54 AM

found the issue. 5 steps

 

Link to picture

 

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06-08-2013

Turkey

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-06-08, 12:18 PM

having this issue since 2 weeks now. and i fixed it with your post. HAHA!  awesome. thank you :)

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01-11-2013

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-06-23, 20:20 PM

I tried the same and it has not changed. Does the system need to reboot? Mine is stuck at 95% when it always charged up to the max before. Thank you for suggestions.

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07-03-2013

United Kingdom

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Re: Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

2013-07-23, 9:42 AM
Thanks Ishaan, i thought my battery had busted but your simple explination helped me out
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