Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-09-2012
Location: Ahmedabad
Views: 2,832
Message 1 of 3

Thinkpad Edge E530 - Battery stuck at 98%



Yesterday, I installed BIOS Update Utility (h0uj05ww.exe) version 1.18 on my Thinkpad Edge E530. After the installation, my battery is stuck at 98%. The status shows plugged in, not charging.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Power Manager version 6.36 and Lenovo Power Management Driver version But, it didn't help. (FYI, I have customized the settings to start charging at 90% and stop charging at 100%)


I also tried removing and reinserting the battery and reconnecting the power source. But, it didn't help either.


Any idea ? Please help. Thanks in advance.




Retired Support Specialist
Posts: 293
Registered: ‎02-01-2012
Location: Inda
Views: 2,786
Message 2 of 3

Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 - Battery stuck at 98%

Hi Umang,


Welcome to the community.


As per your concern battery is not charging properly it shows shows plugged in.


If your battery has much lesser capacity or does not charge at certain level any longer, you may want to perform a gauge reset on the battery.

Double-click the green "Power Manager" battery icon near the Windows' system clock, usually at the lower-right corner of the screen. If you cannot find this icon, click "Start," "All Programs," "Access IBM" and "Power Manager."
Click the "Battery Information" tab at the top.
Click "Battery Maintenance."
Click "Perform Reset," and then click "Continue" on the confirmation dialog box. This procedure will take more time to complete, and you should not use your ThinkPad during that time. You will be prompted when the battery reset is complete. 


Make sure AC adapter plug in when performing gauge reset, do not close system.




Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution".! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

Posts: 9,598
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
Views: 2,774
Message 3 of 3

Re: Thinkpad Edge E530 - Battery stuck at 98%

"FYI, I have customized the settings to start charging at 90% and stop charging at 100%"

If you attempt to begin a charge while the battery is in between these two values, at say 98%, it won't start charging.

If charging is interrupted and resumed at 98%, the same thing happens.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

Check out current deals!

Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors