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Astronome
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:47 pm    Post subject: Battery only charges to 59% Reply with quote

I used to run Arch Linux on my Lenovo G510. I noticed a weird problem with the battery, described in detail here. Basically, it would charge to 100% while the laptop was turned off. If I let it discharge below 59% capacity and then plugged it in, it would only charge to 59%.

I switched to Gentoo for several reasons. One of them was a suspicion that the problem with the battery was related to systemd. After installing Gentoo, I was able to charge the battery normally, seemingly confirming my suspicion.

However, a month or so ago I noticed it started doing this again. I think it started after I installed acpid and laptop-mode-tools. I disabled both services as well as in laptop-mode.conf, but the problem persists.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astronome,

Is the battery overheating during charge?

Get it in the 'stuck' state then let the system cool for a couple of hours. Remove the AC for this step.
Does charging resume once its cool?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Tp_smapi#Battery_charge_control_features
Is it this?
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Astronome
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I broke this laptop today when I crashed on my bike with it in my bag :oops:

I won't be solving this anytime soon.

Thanks for your suggestions anyways.
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