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01-03-2019

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T480: Give us a bios choosing battery drain order !!

2019-01-09, 9:15 AM

Hi Lenovo,

 

Please do an effort for the T480: give us a bios that enables battery drain order selection.

 

How I could hot swap my external battery if internal battery is already discharged?

 

Users should must have the right to select which of the two batteries discharges first.

 

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01-23-2019

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Re: T480: Give us a bios choosing battery drain order !!

2019-01-23, 23:27 PM

I totally agree! Just spent a fortune on a brand new T480 only to find out how bad it is compared to my old X240 and X230. I guess we'll have to keep pestering Lenovo with this same request again and again.

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01-22-2019

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Re: T480: Give us a bios choosing battery drain order !!

2019-01-25, 8:45 AM

You are not alone all T470-users have the same problem.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-Choose-to-drain-external-battery-first-Feature-Request/m-p/4325654/highlight/false#M130839

I don't care where i can chose it, as long as i can chose it.

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11-08-2018

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Re: T480: Give us a bios choosing battery drain order !!

2019-02-10, 21:18 PM

Is anyone from Lenovo monitoring this forum? Lots of customers complaining, but no feedback.

 

Just came back from a trip. Main (internal) battery: 6%, 10 cycle count. Second (removable battery) battery: 84%, 5 cycle count. Seem like an easy fix. I wonder if I can return this laptop. What a pain. My third Lenovo... never getting one again.

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12-09-2018

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Re: T480: Give us a bios choosing battery drain order !!

2019-03-12, 22:14 PM

I called Canada Lenovo support and got no help. 

 

Lenovo marketing brochure sells their great Thinkpad T480 idea of having a "Hotswap" second battery so all heavy users can be all good as a road worrior and no need to worry the battery ran out to give uninterrupted work. Lenovo never tell buyers that you can only have few seconds to HOTSWAP to other fully charged battery because the smaller capacit internal battery will be drained first to almost 1% before it starts to drain the external one.

 

 

If the older version of ThinkPad does not have this problem, then Lenovo please provide a fix for this unbelievable design error!!!

 

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