X230 battery severely degraded?

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X230 battery severely degraded?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 pm

My X230 battery has a problem.

I has had the same usage over the last few years as my X220. My X220 reports a capacity of about 65% of original capacity or 65wh. My X230 on the other hand reports a capacity of 2wh out of 63wh. 3% of original design capacity for a 3 1/2 year old battery is pathetic. My T40 6 cell has a better capacity than that. Has anyone seen such abysmal performance before?
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Re: X230 battery severely degraded?

#2 Post by dr_st » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:19 am

Batteries are usually a hit-n-miss.

What are the FRUs and the manufacturers of your batteries?

Try running a battery gauge reset. It may be reading wrong and you can get it to update to a correct capacity which can be slightly higher (but don't expect miraces).
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Re: X230 battery severely degraded?

#3 Post by muchosmitos » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Hello, my name is Diego and I recently joined the forum, bought a beautiful x230 weeks ago and the battery is obviously degraded. How can I do a battery reset in Windows 10? look for the option in the control panel and not find it. I know that in Windows 7 there was this option, unless the process you mention is another. (Sorry for my english)

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Re: X230 battery severely degraded?

#4 Post by dr_st » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:49 pm

In Windows 10 you need to have the Lenovo Settings application installed (you can get it from the Windows store). There, in the 'Battery Settings', you can scroll down to find 'Battery Gauge Reset'.
Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
Retired: X61 7673-V2V, A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad
Past: Z61t 9440-A23, T60 2623-D3U, X32 2884-M5U

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