Thursday 7 January 2016

Lenovo Energy Management - (Plugged in, not charging) Solved

The last time I reinstalled my Lenovo Y50-70 with Windows 10  64-bit, I ran into the following problem:

The laptop is plugged in, but the battery is not charging beyond 60%.

This is due to the fact that I had enabled "Conservation Mode" in the Lenovo Energy Manager in the previous Windows 8.1 installation. The problem is that the Energy Manager is not available under Windows 10.

To fix the problem:

  1. Navigate to the drivers page for your notebook on the Lenovo Website.
  2. Select "Power Management" as the component
  3. Select Windows 8.1 as your Operating System
  4. Download and install the driver

The software should install without issue, at least in my experience.

Open the Lenovo Energy Manager, you will see that the current status is "Conservation Mode" this causes the battery not to be charged full in order to prolong the battery life expectancy

Click on the menu button in the top right corner, and navigate to the "Settings" tab.

On the settings tab, disable conservation mode:

Your battery should now charge to 100%


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