08-14-2013 05:28 AM
I'm not very good with computer stuff. I know ctrl+alt+delete and other teensy things but I don't know how to fix this. I left my T400 on for four days while I was on vacation, but I didn't have it plugged in. I came back yesterday and tried to plug in my laptop because I need it for work, and when I plugged it in and started it up the battery in the start menu showed it was charging. Unlike most people mine says it is charging, but never goes past 0%. Even after letting it charge for almost 20 hours it's still stuck at 0%.
Unrelated, but I noticed my computer isn't automatically connecting to my home wifi anymore like it used to, and a lot of my settings are reset. Are these issues related? What most important is my battery. It shows it's in good health on the power manager. I just don't know what to do. Help?
I don't know if I provided enough information. Let me know if you need anything else. Thank you!
08-14-2013 10:55 AM - edited 08-14-2013 10:56 AM
A completely drained battery will take a while for the controller to re-initialize. 20 hours seems a bit too long, but you might want to wait a while longer.
Check under Power Manager's battery tab. If the wattage number is greater than 0, then power is flowing into the battery.
EDIT: The settings getting reset might be the CMOS battery running out. If the system time resets with both the AC and battery unplugged, then you'll need to replace the CMOS battery.
08-14-2013 06:45 PM
Thank you so much for your response. Currently the wattage under the Power Manager is simply marked with a '-'. I'm just going to guess that doesn't mean anything good.
08-19-2013 08:23 AM
Hi all, it's been a week and I still haven't found a solution to my problem. I really need my laptop for work within the next few weeks, and can't be afraid that the laptop will shut off if it become unplugged.
The wattage reads a simple '-'. Do I need to replace the battery? The charger itself is only a few months old. Please help!
08-19-2013 09:15 AM
It is certainly possible that your battery died. They do not "like" to be completely drained. If it were mine, I would try one more thing. I would unplug it, pull the main battery, and unplug the backup (cmos) battery. I would wait 30 seconds and put it back together. The cmos batery is under the keyboard near the back. You will loose bios settings and the date/time, so don't do this if you are not sure how to reset them. Also, you will lose any power-on password and if you have a supervisor password and don't know what it is, you will make things a lot worse.
10-29-2013 02:20 PM
Freeze your battery, yeah, just leave it in the freezer all night. Next day take it out, wait a couple of hours and charge it. After that you should have your battery like it was before, that’s what happened to me. Victory of chemistry! Sometimes the battery gets completely drained and you have give it a little charge, that's what freezing it does.
05-30-2014 11:18 PM
I got the same problem with my Idea Pad Y410P and the thing is I dont use it often and just bought recently. I dont use my laptop on battery much. I tried to find a solution everywhere from google to Lenovo forum and try to uninstall microsoft power adater in Manage Device but no help. I really disappointed with Lenovo product. This is my first time to buy Lenovo laptop. My Acer notebook work like horse it's battery always strong till now after three years of use.
02-08-2017 12:36 PM
Same old problem but a new laptop ideapad 300 - will not work unless using mains, take the mains cable out and the laptop goes off. Tried a new battery but still no luck. The battery icon says 'charging' but the level of power in the battery has dropped over the last couple of weeks and is now at 19% and the light next to the power light is a constant orange?
07-20-2017 08:09 AM
I am using a Lenovo Flex 3-1580. I am facing the same problem. I plugged in for 6 hours but still it says "0% availbale-plugged-in, charging". Please help me to fix this issue. Thank you in advance.
10-05-2017 05:58 AM
The same problem appears a couple of weeks ago.
The Battery just stops charging. Indicators shows 'Plugged in, Charging' but persents are not increasing and in a couple of days came to 0 percent, and now my X220 cannot work without power adapter even a couple of seconds. I replaced a battery but with another battery it still shows 'Plugged in, Charging' but actually not charging. I also tried to replace charger - no effect.
One more thing, now my processer works only at~800Mhz. I tried to Enable\Disable - Intel SpeedStep and other options in BIOS, but no effect. It works the same with\without battery.
Thinkpad 4291-5N1 with Win10x64 installed.