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Active Pen Battery Dead in One Month

Q: Active Pen Battery Dead in One Month

I bought an HP Active pen and really only played around with it a little. It sat unused in the laptop case and in less than a month, the battery was completely dead. Very annoying since they're impossible to find. I eventually made my way to a Microsoft store to buy replacements. Do I need to store the pen with the battery removed? I don't see myself using the pen much because it requires too much pressure for anything to happen. Not a natural way of writing.
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Good day.
If you feel that your battery is wearing excessively, I would recommend calling Service (info below) to discuss. IIRC, system batteries carry a one-year warranty, unless optionally extended.
Out of curiosity, what battery info (# of cycles, full-charge capacity, design capacity) do you see in Lenovo Settings?
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A:Dead Dell Battery

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A:laptop - running with a dead battery

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Message was edited by: toshiba_dan

A:Equium P200D-139 - battery seems to be dead

> the laptop will only work with the charger plugged in and if the charger is pulled out then the laptop shuts off.

Yes, this looks like the battery needs to be replaced.
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A:Will BIOS gone if CMOS battery is left till it's dead

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A:Google redirect? No viruses found but active when active scripting enabled

Could you please post the log files from all the programs you ran? (MBAM and SUPERantispyware) Do NOT post the Hijackthis log.
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