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10-30-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 3:23 AM

Impossible :) Is this out of the box or did you do something custom?

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11-18-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 3:44 AM

What is the return policy for the thinkpad twist in light of this battery issue? I purchased it thinking i'd get 5-7 hours, 3 is just a deal breaker. Will the 15% restocking fee apply??? This is technically a defect so it shouldn't, right?

 

UPDATE: I purchased this directly from lenovo's site, not a retailer, so I am trying to return this directly to lenovo.

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11-03-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 5:07 AM

I am curious as well, did you do anything or it was a continuos usage for 6 hours? I've tried many way and have the laptop used continuously for max of 3 and sometimes up to 3.5 hours, never went more than that... if I close the laptop and go back and use it again, then it can last longer, but again, that's not continuous usage.

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11-17-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 9:40 AM

No I didn't do anything custom rather than turned off the Bluetooth, turned of active protection system, turned off auto dim and changed screen brightness to 40. Also remember to close all the apps u opened by dragging it all the way to the bottom other ways it will use a lot of battery.

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11-17-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 9:46 AM

no it wasn't a continues use but when I have auto brightness option turned on, it says the battery will last for about 3 1/2 hours but after I turned that off now it says it will last for 6 hours and  it was  working close to that about 5 hours and 45 minutes with Bluetooth and wifi turned on.

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11-03-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 13:25 PM

I'm more confused now, your two posts contradicts each other. Did you turn off auto dim or turn on? Did you turn off Bluetooth or turned on Bluetooth?

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11-17-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-18, 20:39 PM

Turn both off, If Bluetooth turned on u will get like 5 hours and 45 minutes and if it turned off u will get more than 6 hours.

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11-03-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-19, 2:34 AM

Ok. Thanks. I stimay only get about 3.5 hours of continuous usage. 

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03-21-2012

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Re: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-19, 8:36 AM

Hi amalnapier,

 

Thanks for posting your results. As you know already I'm getting the teams to investigate this issue and seeing that by turning off a number of programs gave an exceptional amount of batter life could you possibly let me know of your MTM (Machine Type model). I 'd want to get the teams to make a comparison of the hardware you have the folks here and what the the teams. This may look like it evolving around the software rather than the hardware components.

 

@ all, 

 

If you have tried what amalnapier, has suggested please do let me of the results.

 

Regards

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11-12-2012

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tRe: ThinkPad Twist Battery Life

2012-11-19, 14:45 PM

Type 3347-4HU, same symptoms.

 

Amalnapier's fix didn't extend the battery much, if at all. I have tried disabling as many services as possible and have not seen an improvement.

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