LAPTOP BATTERY TROUBLESHOOTING
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Battery Meter Software Inaccuracies
Common Dell Battery Error Fixes
Warning: The Battery cannot be identified. This
system will be unable to charge this battery.
Common Lenovo Battery Error Fixes
Error Message: Genuine Lenovo battery
All laptop makers want to increase the sales of their laptop accessories. Of course the battery is one of those accessories. Many laptop makers install software in the laptop that alerts us when we are not using their products. Our batteries are often superior to the Lenovo brand batteries, but the pop up notices incorrectly give customers the perception that batteries other than the Lenovo brand are sub-standard.
IBM Lenovo laptops have a program installed within your laptop that checks for a genuine Lenovo laptop battery. The program will alert you that you are NOT using a Lenovo laptop battery, but will not prevent you from using the third-party laptop battery. Nonetheless, notifications can be irritating so here's how you can disable the third-party laptop battery notifications on IBM Lenovo laptops:
Access the Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel, from there go to:
ThinkPad Configuration > Power Manager > Power Scheme
On the Power Scheme screen click "Options" and then uncheck the box with "Periodically show messages about battery charge capacity"
Click "Ok" to accept and save the changes and you will no longer receive pop-ups about using a third party notebook battery
Reboot or restart your laptop with the Restart command at the windows startup area on your screen with your new battery installed prior to restarting the laptop.