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emx0r
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Message 1 of 38

Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi,

 

just recently I've noticed that battery in my Yoga never goes above 90%. When I hower on the battery icon it says plugged in, charging, but no matter how long I keep it charging it's still 90%.

 

I don't know if it can be related but I've updated to Windows 8.1

I tried to reinstall power management software, drivers, reset battery gauge with lenovo sw but nothing helped.

 

Any ideas?

Former Employee
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Message 2 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi emx0r,

thanks for posting. Based from your post there is a possibility that your machine may be set to optimised battery Life. What you can do is open up the Lenovo Energy Management and under battery ensure that it is set to Maximum Battery life.

Hope this helps.

Regards
egale
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Message 3 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

If you unplug it and let the battery run down will it charge back up to 90%?

 

My original 11s had the problem that the battery would not charge at all. When plugged in the battery level remained the same but if I unplugged and let it go down a bit, it would not charge back up. Playing with the energy settings and reinstalling drivers did not help.

emx0r
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Message 4 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi,

 

yes, when I keep the laptop running on battery and then charge it over again the battery level reaches 90%.

I tried to reinstall drivers as well but no go.

 

 

emx0r
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Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Thanks Nine,

 

yep, I should have mentioned I've already done it. When it's set to optimized battery health then it never goes over 60%. I have Maximum Battery Life plan for all the time but level never crosses 90%. I tried to reinstall all drivers and power management sw but it did not help. I have no clue what else to try.

emx0r
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Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

I downloaded batteryinfo application to see more details and to me it looks like the charging rate almost stops when the level gets to 90%. Any ideas?

 8. 11. 2013 20:24:10 Discharging 89.0% 48 620 -9632 16 474 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:25:10 Discharging 89.0% 48 620 -9040 16 488 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:26:10 Charging, AC Power 89.0% 48 620 4864 16 684 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:27:10 Charging, AC Power 89.0% 48 620 3296 16 690 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:28:10 Charging, AC Power 89.0% 48 620 2320 16 691 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:29:10 Charging, AC Power 89.0% 48 620 2576 16 659 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:30:10 Charging, AC Power 89.0% 48 620 2384 16 694 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:31:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 2208 16 695 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:32:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 2064 16 697 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:33:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1952 16 694 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:34:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1824 16 697 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:35:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1696 16 697 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:36:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1616 16 697 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:37:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1520 16 698 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:38:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1456 16 696 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:39:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1408 16 696 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:40:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 160 16 680 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:41:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1200 16 698 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:42:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1136 16 699 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:43:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1072 16 699 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:44:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 1040 16 699 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:45:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 992 16 701 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:46:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 928 16 698 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:47:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 896 16 699 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:48:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 0 16 686 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:49:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 816 16 699 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:50:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 848 16 700 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:51:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 0 16 688 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:52:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 208 16 685 Timer 
8. 11. 2013 20:53:10 Charging, AC Power 90.0% 49 167 720 16 700 Timer 

clriis
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Message 7 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

I noted the exact same problem yesterday 24/11 with my Yoga 13.

 

Model: 2191

Mfg Date: 13/02/02

OS: Windows 8.1

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18914621/Yoga/battery-report.html

 

I tried to run The Battery Gauge Reset from Lenovo Energy Management but it didn't help.

 

From what I read in the battery report [C:\powercfg /batteryreport] I think the energy management believes the battery got more capacity than it actually has: Full Charge Capacity/53,530 mWh vs. the latest 100% charging/50,870 mWh, but how to fix that???

 

Lenovo support suggests a full Windows 8 recovery; but surely there must be another way.

 

For now I've put the energy management for 'Optimized Battery Health' where it charges the battery to 60% to avoid spoiling it.

 

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Message 8 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi all,

 

thanks for posting. I was just wondering, Which BIOS version do you have currently in your machine? 

 

Do let me know.

 

Regards

clriis
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Message 9 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi Nine,

 

BIOS: 66CN55WW.

 

All that technical info is also listed in the battery report to which I've linked.

 

Thanks for for staying alert

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Message 10 of 38

Re: Yoga 13 battery not charging over 90%

Hi clriis,

Thanks for posting back. Could you PM (Private Mesage) me the detials below. I'd like to bring this up with our teams for further analysis.

Serial number (Mandatory) :

OS:
OS type : (Eg. Preload, fresh install or upgrade)

Full name:
Phone:
Email :

Hope to hear back.
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