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by Greg Gebhardt
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

This will be my third Thinkpad that I will have to return. Left Apple due to their QC problems and now Thinkpads. I have owned near 20 Thinkpads and all worked without a flaw until 5-6 years ago. Not sure where to go next. Might just keep this one and unplug the battery when done each week. Pitiful!
by Greg Gebhardt
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

Installed the new battery and charged it to 100%. In 24 hours it has lost 7%. So it is not the battery as this is the same amount it would lose with the original battery. Will be calling Lenovo to see what is next. Hate to send it in? If I send in do I need to restore back to factory erasing all my ...
by Greg Gebhardt
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

Hello, I lose 5%~7% of battery of my P51 every day during complete shutdown. I disabled Fast Start two months ago to no avail. Any ideas? Thank you! Mine is doing the same. Fast start disable, timers disable and always on USB disabled still did it. Started a case with Lenovo and they said step one ...
by Greg Gebhardt
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

Just a small update. Did a Windows update today and it toggled Fast Start on again. MS really want this on!
by Greg Gebhardt
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

No matter how you do it, it needs to be done if using a laptop as in three weeks my P51 battery was dead flat with 0%. Not good on the battery for sure. This setting was adjusted by a Windows Update months after I got my P51 because it did not always do this. I suggest checking after every update in...
by Greg Gebhardt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

OK, after doing a bit more study, I found out it was fast start for Win10. When activated it would suck power from my battery even when turned off. Beware if you are a laptop user and fast start will drain your battery to DEAD in just three weeks. You can turn it off but need to check after every Wi...
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 power adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: P51 power adapter

A smaller charge will likely just maintain the battery while in use and would still charge when shut down. I used to use a smaller charger on my W series workstation, a small warning would appear when you plug it in but it worked very well. Loved the smaller charger for traveling.
by Greg Gebhardt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

Re: P51 using the battery when shut down?

OK, figured out what was going on and posting here Incase anyone else has this problem. My laptop was losing like 20% power each week when shut off. It turned out to the the “USB always on” feature. Some how in the updates from Lenovo this got toggled to,the on position. Was not there when I bought ...
by Greg Gebhardt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51 using the battery when shut down?
Replies: 21
Views: 2352

P51 using the battery when shut down?

I did not use my P51 for 2 months and when pulled from the desk and plugged in, it’s battery was dead. Puzzled I charged it up to 100% and put in back in the desk last week. This week, one week later, I pull out the laptop and it is down to 80%! Where did the 20% go while it was shut down. The lapto...
by Greg Gebhardt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: New Yoga 910 broke by Win10 update.
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: New Yoga 910 broke by Win10 update.

Do not know of anyone. I also do not think the Yoga is going to even see the jump drive.

Thanks for the suggestion.
by Greg Gebhardt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: New Yoga 910 broke by Win10 update.
Replies: 2
Views: 597

New Yoga 910 broke by Win10 update.

Purchased Yoga 910 with the 1tb SSD from Bestbuy about 3 months ago. All has worked fine until a week ago when I got up and did a few chores around the house, only to return and all that was on was the Lenovo Splash screen. I feel like it did a Win10 update and rebooted to this. I can hold the power...
by Greg Gebhardt
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.

Brad wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:31 am
We missed you.

At least I did.

Brad
Well Thanks Brad. I am back and hope to be for a while!
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.

If you like Thinkpads then you should like your P51. I ordered a P51s and P51 and prefer the P51 even with the weight penalty. The only advantage the P51s has over the P51 is weight and slightly smaller size. As I am coming from a T60p that server me for 10 years until the fan died (looking for a n...
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.

Nope, just a lack of indicator lights. Once a Thinkpadder is always a Thinkpadder. I had to use a Mac this summer but my Trusty X220/230 will always beat my 2013 MBA anyway, and you should feel great to get back into good keyboards, more ports, and of course, the little nub we all know and love! Pe...
by Greg Gebhardt
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Have new P51 arriving Tuesday.

I have been on the dark side and using Apple laptops with Wondows via BootCamp. But the lack of ports have pushed my back into Lenovo's hardware. My P51 has the Xeon processor, 32gb, 512ssd. I elected not to get the 4K screen and went with the HD. 4K screen do not play well with some of my legacy so...
by Greg Gebhardt
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

I would do the W530 for sure
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

Sorry for not returning here but after two new W540 units, both defective, I can hardly think of buying another Thinkpad. I can not believe this as I have been using Thinkpads for over 20 years. Both of mine had boot up and shut down problems and the key boards sucked. Some key always felt and sound...
by Greg Gebhardt
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

Mine arrived already but have not had a lot of time to play as work is crazy. This next week, I have set a day aside to get everything installed and ready to go.

Just few minutes and love the keyboard and screen. It might be a beast but it is thin!
by Greg Gebhardt
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Charger for the W540 changed
Replies: 25
Views: 15384

Re: Charger for the W540 changed

I did not realize they had changed the charging port, thanks.

My multimeter is at work but I will check this out when I get to the office. What is the purpose of this measurement?
by Greg Gebhardt
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Charger for the W540 changed
Replies: 25
Views: 15384

Charger for the W540 changed

I did not know that Lenovo changed the charger for the W540. It is flatter than the previos W series and uses a plug just like the Carbon, flat and not round.

Guess it was needed due to the W540 being so thin.
by Greg Gebhardt
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

They are moving the ship date up everytime I look. It was the 18th but now the 14th. But this is kinda typical from what I have seen in the past.
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

I was able to order mine with dual band AC WLAN instead of single band b/g/n and with single 8GiB stick instead of two 4GiB sticks. And a 15% discount. Estimated arrival date - 23rd of Jan. Memory 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L (4 DIMM) Hard Drive 512GB Solid State Drive SATA3 I ran the numbers and it turned...
by Greg Gebhardt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

Saucey wrote:I would love to see photos and first impressions once you obtain it.
That thing is a beast!
Will do. They have already moved the shipping date closer with me receiving on 1-25-2014 or before. That is a good sign.

I am looking forward to the new screen!
by Greg Gebhardt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Ordered my W540 this am

You have waited patiently for so long. Hopefully another few weeks won't seem like too much longer. Brad Agreed. I will be happy if they just do not delay it. It would be here sooner until I picked the IPS screen with calibration, but that was the reason I wanted it. Photoshop and AutoCad will be i...
by Greg Gebhardt
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: Ordered my W540 this am
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Ordered my W540 this am

I hope they deliver a little early as 1-29 seems far away! 8) 20BGCTO1WW ThinkPad W540 Estimated ship date: 1/29/14** Processor Intel Core i7-4800MQ Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.70GHz) Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64 Operating System Language Windows 7 Professional 64 English Display 15....
by Greg Gebhardt
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Leaked?
Replies: 18
Views: 4812

Re: W540 Leaked?

There is actually a W540 for sale on eBay!

How much longer till we can order one? :roll:
by Greg Gebhardt
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Will Be A Monster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6815

Re: W540 Will Be A Monster!!

SO when will the W540 be ready to go out Lenovo's door?

I thought Novermber was the date. :roll:
by Greg Gebhardt
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: So it is near end of November where is the W540?
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: So it is near end of November where is the W540?

RealBlackStuff wrote:wrong forum...
So which forum do you suggest? :bow:
by Greg Gebhardt
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Just received new W530 here, HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Just received new W530 here, HELP

Last update:

Hard drive arrived today, wrong drive again. Called Lenovo and am returning the new W530 for full refund.

Lenovo is not what is used to be. I have owned 50-60 Thinkpads and I guess it is time to move on. :roll:

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