06-04-2012 09:21 PM - last edited on 01-15-2018 12:57 PM by Agotthelf
Hello everyone. First time on the forums and I hope someone can help me out with this so here it goes...
I'm using a T500 which is almost brand new and I've noticed that my battery is draining too quickly. I know this because I have owned other Thinkpads before (T60, T61p, R61, etc.) and this is the worst on battery life. I have a 9-cell battery in currently with 80.10Wh at full capacity and I don't get more than 2.5 hours out of one full charge. I had this same 9-cell battery in my older T60 and I was easily able to pull 6 hours of battery life. I have my power manager set to 'Optimized' and dimmed the screen almost all the way. What could I be missing here? I'm running Windows 7 Pro if it makes any difference.
Thanks for any of your inputs.
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07-27-2012 02:14 PM - edited 07-27-2012 02:14 PM
My T400 had the same problem and I tried everything that I could think of. However, I recently disabled within the BIOS the following; Serial and Parallel port, Modem (don't use any of them) Trackpoint (I prefer Trackpad) and finally WiMax and WWAN.
Then I ran the link you provided and then all of a sudden my battery gauge shot up to 3:04 hours (using 4cell battery).
But here's my question, as I leave it sitting there, I noticed that it went from 3:04 hours down to 1:25 hours and then 2:35 hours. So for some reason it fluctuates considerably. What would cause the fluctuation? I'm running the latest Power Manager software.
Thanks for you help!