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instantrunoff
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Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

With upgrading Power Manager 3.05 to 3.11a, my battery may not charge even if it is plugged in. I have custom thresholds: 77% & 93%. However, it is not charging now, even through the battery is at 45% (which is below the threshold of 77%).  The Power icon in the Notification Area of the taskbar shows that is "45% available (plugged in, not charging)"

 

When this problem happens, I can get it to work properly for a while again by unplugging the AC adapter and plugging it back in. I have BIOS version 7UET82WW (3.12 ), but I believe the problem existed with the previous BIOS version and Power Manager 3.11.

 

Detailed battery information from Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox:

 

 

Product Version: 6.0.5449.31

Main Battery
Battery Name:42T4653
Manufacturer Name:LGC
Manufacture Date:12-10-2008
First Used Date:02-18-2009
Type:LION - Lithium Ion
Bar-coding Number:1ZFBT91F0LU
Battery Serial Number:12105
Current Charge Percentage:45
Designed Capacity Percentage:100
Charge Status:No Activity
Current Charge:25.39 Wh
Full Charged Capacity:56.65 Wh
Designed Capacity:56.16 Wh
Designed Voltage:10.80 V
Voltage:11.33 V
Battery Current:0.00 A
Temperature:23 C
Cycle Count:90
Lenovo Thinkpad T400 Model 6474AH4
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem


@instantrunoff wrote:

With upgrading Power Manager 3.05 to 3.11a 


The current release version of Power Manager is 3.12. 


Cheers,

 

Bill

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instantrunoff
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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

I now have the same problem with version 3.12.

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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

Hi,

try to disable the Treshold, just to check, if the threshold is the issue, or not.

My second thought is  to check what is the battery state, that is shown in Windows power manager.

Cheers

instantrunoff
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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

I have it set now to always fully charge to 100%, but it is not charging at 95% available. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the Hotkey package, System Interface driver, Power Management driver, and Power Manager.

 

Oops. It might be normal behavior. I'll report again later.

Lenovo Thinkpad T400 Model 6474AH4
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

any news on your problem ?

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Thinkpad X200s | CPU 1,86Ghz | RAM 4GB | HDD Intel x25-M G2 80GB
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Re: Power Manager & Battery Charging Problem

same like me? done solution?

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