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Registered: ‎05-14-2010
Location: US
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X201 poor battery life - power management problem?



I have an X201 with i5 CPU.  I just got a brand new 4-cell battery.  Like the last one I got, it only lasts for an hour or so. I am using the "Balanced" power setting in Control Panel/Power Options.  Yet I am also noticing that the machine runs hot when not plugged in.  When I originally got this machine, the 4-cell battery was good for at least 2 hours.


Is is possible that there is some problem with power management, like maybe some sensor that isn't working properly?


Thanks for any suggestions!



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Registered: ‎05-26-2012
Location: Raleigh, North carolina
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Re: X201 poor battery life - power management problem?

Hey billrosenblatt,


Do you know what version of Power Manager your running? What OS you have? I would suggest you update to latest version. If you could post back and with any other questions I will be more then happy to help you.


Best Regards,



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