I have a Lenovo Z50-70 running Windows 8.1. The laptop is relatively new, bought in Jan. 2015. (The warranty expired in March 2016.)
Some time ago, the original battery suddenly started to have a problem where it would say 53% available, plugged in, not charging. No matter what fixes I tried (after looking through a ton of articles, posts, comments, etc., and spending a ton of time looking for a solution), nothing made the battery start charging again. It always stayed at 53%.
Then recently it went down to 45% and always only stays at 45% no matter what. Also the battery light/indicator on the front of the laptop is always blinking white.
So I got a replacement battery, put it in hoping that it would work and charge up to 100%, but the replacement is having exactly the same problem as the original battery. It will only charge up to 45%, then it says plugged in not charging, no matter what I do or try. The battery light is again always blinking white.
What can I do? How can this be fixed, or can it be fixed at all? What's going on?
Ideally I would like to be able to have both the original battery and the replacement be able to be charged up to the full 100%, but I'd settle for just being able to charge the replacement up to 100%.
Appreciate any help. Thank you very much.