Why Laptop Plugged-In But not Charging

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Why Laptop Plugged-In But not Charging

Postby lacythompson » Tue May 14, 2013 12:17 am

Have you ever encounter that when the battery has very low power and is still not charing when plugded in? Or some other situations like this.

The truth is, there are in a variety of causes about this situation. It could be improper use of the power adapter or because the battery is not being cared correctly. Besides, you can troubleshoot below possibilities.

Firstly, check if the laptop adapter is bad or not. Detach the battery from the laptop and turn on the computer with the power plug connected. If the computer does turn on, the power adapter is in good condition and not the cause the problem.If the laptop does not turn on, try using another power adapter to verify if the first one is defective. If the second trial does not work as well, the problem might be the power circuit of the motherboard. Look for a certified computer technician to help you solve the issue.

Secondly, If the notebook battery status is not being displayed correctly though software, it can be considered that the software is causing the problem and not really the battery.

Thirdly, test another known good ac adapter and try updating the bios if possible. check battery health meter for battery life status. Perhaps you need to replace the battery. but this issue is most likely an ac or motherboard issue. try running the 32bit diagnostic test using the drivers and utility disc.

So, how to fix the problem? Here are some suggestions.
Firstly,Shut down the laptop and disconnect the power lead from the wall socket. And then remove the battery and plug into the wall socket without the battery in place. Once the computer is on mains power, insert the battery into its slot and observe the battery charging indicator light, it should indicate “charging” by showing a steady green, or steady orange light. Then you may need to check the manual to find out how your particular computer indicates that it is charging. If the light indicates that the battery is being charged, power up the computer and allow it to startup into Windows (assuming it is a Windows based machine) or what ever operating system you are running.

Once the computer is up and running, check the battery status by looking at the icon at the bottom of your screen, or by opening ‘Control Panel’ double click on “Power Options” and select the “Power Meter” tab, which will show you the state of charge, and whether or not the battery is charging. (Windows based machines)
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