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xxD44xx
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-21-2013
Location: Oregon
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Message 11 of 49

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

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

 

Thanks!

epadin
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Registered: ‎03-30-2013
Location: USA
Views: 28,639
Message 12 of 49

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

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.
epadin
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Registered: ‎03-30-2013
Location: USA
Views: 28,592
Message 13 of 49

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

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.
WillieR
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-03-2013
Location: Scotland
Views: 28,557
Message 14 of 49

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

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.

Teej82
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Registered: ‎05-11-2013
Location: England
Views: 28,313
Message 15 of 49

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

thank you

ph411co
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎05-26-2013
Location: Colorado
Views: 28,173
Message 16 of 49

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

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).

mystik1r
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-01-2013
Location: chandler
Views: 28,116
Message 17 of 49

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

found the issue. 5 steps

 

Link to picture

 

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MrBigtime
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-08-2013
Location: Turkey
Views: 28,035
Message 18 of 49

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

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

rfin16
Serial Port
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Registered: ‎01-10-2013
Location: Hallifax Canada
Views: 27,906
Message 19 of 49

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

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.

Learoy1
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Registered: ‎07-03-2013
Location: United Kingdom
Views: 27,661
Message 20 of 49

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

Thanks Ishaan, i thought my battery had busted but your simple explination helped me out

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