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mfg2668
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Yoga 900 Battery Not Holding Charge Solution

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.

 

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Re: Yoga 900 Battery Not Holding Charge Solution

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.

 

Also,

- 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.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

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mfg2668
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Re: Yoga 900 Battery Not Holding Charge Solution

Hi Shashi:

 

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

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