Does your Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch laptop no longer hold a charge for long periods of time? Does it always need to be plugged into a power source to work? Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch laptop computers are susceptible to a range of problems that could cause them to have short battery lives. Check the following possible causes to identify and solve the problem.
Cause 1: Heavy Usage
If you are demanding too much of your computer at one time, its battery life will likely be shortened. Your laptop’s battery life is directly dependent on the amount of energy the system needs for the tasks at hand. Make sure that you are not running too many system-intensive tasks at the same time. Also, try turning off the Bluetooth capabilities if they are not being used. You can also turn down the laptop’s screen brightness to improve battery life. Additionally, access the laptop’s power management settings and change them to settings that use less battery power.
Cause 2: Damaged AC Adapter
If the Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch laptop’s battery was drained during its last use and it is not turning on while it is plugged in, there may be a problem with the AC adapter or charging cord. A faulty AC adapter can also cause the computer’s battery life to be shortened. Inspect the adapter for the computer and make sure that the cord is not damaged. If the cord is damaged, seek a replacement adapter. If the cord is not damaged, reinsert it into the laptop’s charging port and remove all other physical connections to the computer (such as USB drives). Check that the AC adapter is directly connected to a wall socket and is not running through any surge protectors or extension cords. Try using another device from the same power source to be sure that the wall socket is providing power.
Cause 3: Battery is Not Properly Connected
If the battery is not properly connected and placed in the computer, its battery life will likely be shortened. To check the laptop’s battery, use this battery replacement guide. Turn off the computer and remove the battery, then return it to its place and make sure that all the connections are secure and in the proper locations. Then, turn the computer back on and see if the battery holds its charge for longer periods of time.
Cause 4: Weak or Faulty Battery
If the battery is damaged and incapable of holding a charge, it may need to be replaced. Turn off your computer and use this battery replacement guide to remove and replace the faulty battery with a new one. After following the steps in the battery replacement guide, turn the computer back on and test to see if the battery holds a charge for a longer amount of time.
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