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Token Ring
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎10-10-2009
Location: California
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Re: T500: How long does the battery last while unplugged?

Don't have that issue. I left my laptop for 2 months and it has somewhere between 50~85% power.

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T500 2081 CTO ~ T9600 2.8GHz ~ WXP Pro 32bit ~ WSXGA+ 15.4 LED ~ATI 3650 ~ 4GB DDR3 RAM ~ 500GB WD 7200rpm
Camera ~ AT&T WWAN ~ CD/DVD Combo Drive ~ Intel WiFi 5300 AGN

Punch Card
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-31-2009
Location: USA
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Re: How long does the battery last while unplugged?

@matram  No confusion here on power states.  I'm definitely powering off.  I've tried turning off pretty much everything in the BIOS with no luck.  If I take the battery out, it loses almost no charge, so it's not a self discharge problem either.  I may end up contacting Lenovo about it. 

Serial Port
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎05-31-2009
Location: Barcelona
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Re: How long does the battery last while unplugged?

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@ggruen: My battery was inside the T500 and this was into the docking station with this unplugged and un-powered the whole period during vacation. I now remove battery from the notebook and will wait about 10 days to see how much charge disappeared.

 

Most likely it makes a difference whether the battery is inside the notebook inside the docking station (even unpowered) or totally off tthe unit ...... I guess.