05-10-2017 04:04 AM
I purchased my Yoga 900 in June, 2016. I recently experienced my battery not holding a charge for more than 3 hours. I used the free version of Driver Talent to scan for updates to my drivers. Two needed to be updated. I updated both, rebooted and my battery showed a charge period for 6 hours and 23 minutes. I believe this occurred after the recent windows 10 update.
I had a difficult time trying to discern the exact solution by searching through this forum. Hopefully, this post will help others to find a quick solution.
05-11-2017 12:33 AM
Hi there, MFG -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
You can start by flushing out all static, remove battery and AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 15 seconds.
- The battery circuit inside is not working to unload the charge, or
- One of the battery cells have already reached its life span
- the chip that handles how the battery gets charge/discharge and checks the charge level of each battery cell (both are controlled by a firmware) is malfunctioning.
Update us how it goes.
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07-20-2017 03:52 AM - edited 07-20-2017 04:11 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome. I was fairly satisfied with the 6 hour battery life for a while, but recently it has become a lot worse after yet another windows 10 update. After doing some googling, Ive updated my drivers, again, updated the BIOS, used the Lenovo Companion as a guide and tweaked the battery options yet Im still having issues. Instead of outright freezing while using Chrome, it stutters now. However, Im still not getting more than a little over 5 hours of battery life. This is becoming extremely frustrating especially since I spent 1k on this laptop a year ago, yet I keep experiencing repeated issues primarily due to windows updates.
I very much appreciate your advice below to my post. I am a typical desk top user. This is my first laptop. I found a link that provides step by step instructions on how to remove the battery. Is this appropriate? https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Lenovo+Y50-70+Touch+Battery+Replacement/36853. I also believe I must roll back my BIOS to the default setting. I found this link for instructions - sound accurate to you?: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-910-frequent-stutter-hang-especially-...
I will do this tonight and update you. If this procedure does not work, does that mean I will need to purchase a new battery? My laptop is only a year old, although my warranty expired last month. I very much appreciate your help on this. Be well, Maria