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Power Plan switching while playing game when charger is plugged in/out

Q: Power Plan switching while playing game when charger is plugged in/out

Whenever i am playing any certain PC game ,my power plan is set on "High Performance".While playing,if i plug out my charger,the power plan shifts to either "Balanced" or to "Power Saver".This sometimes cause a crash in games if i switch from Game to windows.Moreover,when the power plan is switched,it overheats my Laptop.So,is their a way to set the power plan never to switch....?

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A: Power Plan switching while playing game when charger is plugged in/out

1.Right click on battery icon
2.Click power options
3.Click "Change advanced power settings"
4.Select "high performance" from the drop down menu
5.Then go to Graphics Power Settings ( should be in last )
6.Click Powerplay Settings
7.Select "Maximize Performance" on battery column
8.Apply and OK !

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I am facing a problem while playing any game on charger plugged in mode my laptop Lenovo G50-70 turns off and when I play the same game on battery mode it run flawlessly. Please help me out. It's so irritating because battery drains out in 1 hour. 

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I have a Dell XPS 13 and the F3 button has a battery sign on it. Pressing it brings up some battery meter property which does not really help as a day-to-day shortcut. Is there any way I can change that to toggling between two of my Power Plans ("Power Saving, High Performance") each time I press?

A:Switching Power Plan Shortcut

Hello Fridmund, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to create shortcuts that will change the power plan to what you like. It's the same in Windows 8.

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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I have a recent DELL laptop:
Inspiron 7000 (Inspiron 17 7778 2-in-1),
Core i7, 16 Gb RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1TB HD...
Not a lot of programs and lots of space available.
In the last few months I have had a lot of poor performance issues. I finally figured out it is related to Windows 10 Power Plan. When set to "Power Saver", the performance is awful. The CPU is maxed to 0.80 GHz. So when browsing the net or looking at my picture gallery, the computer hangs, and it becomes impossible to use. If I change the plan to high performance, the computer behaves normally - fast!
And even if I change the plan to another plan (i.e. High Perf), the next time I restart or wake-up the computer, the "Power Saver" power plan is set back... Very frustrating. And as shows the image, it is not the "bolded" option in the list. What can be changing constantly that parameter??
I contacted DELL chat support and they asked me to re-install Windows! There is probably a better way to fix this. It looks to me as a DELL Driver conflicting with Windows. Also, my mother has an older DELL laptop on Windows 10 and she experiences the same issue...
Any help would be very appreciated!

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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When gaming. on a Gigabyte P55k 670m Nvidia. I keep getting lags. The screen brightness fluctuates. I then checked the battery icon and opened the windows mobility center widget. When gaming in a window. I can literally see it swapping from plugged in to battery at any % between 0 -100% That when the lags happen.
I disabled the windows battery device in devices menu. It worked for the screen brightness but not the lag. Even on low graphics it does the same. I think this laptop is either faulty or it is a software issue, I dont know.
Please help.
Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop keeps switching between plugged in and battery power

Try removing the battery and running it strictly on the ac adapter. If it still dies out, then you know the charger's bad.

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So i have a brand new dell inspiron 15 7567(4gb ram, i5, gtx 1050, 1tb hdd) and its only been a week now im currently facing an annoying problem which is the buzzing sound u can hear whether on the speaker or headphones when im plugging in or out the charger though im not facing this problem back then..I tried:uninstalling/updating the audio driver, I'm still facing the problemrun diagnostics using supportassist but there seems no problemhopefully its not a motherboard, power supply problem.also noticed that performance drops when im disconnected on the charger although all setting are set to high/maximum performance.
please help 

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My Dell Inspiron 15 does not start up when I power it on while it’s connected to the charger. The screen does not turn on and the laptop starts beeping.. 3 continuous beeps with a pause in between. Then, i turn off the charger and switch on the laptop on battery power, and it starts normally. Is it due to a faulty charger ? or is it due to a motherboard error?

A:Why does Dell Inspiron 15 screen not start up when charger is plugged-in, but starts normally on battery power?

Hi Dr.Rajavel,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Hello everybody,

I own my MSI laptop since last october.
I have random BSOD's, I would say 1-2 per week, and especially when I am playing left fo dead 2 (2-3 per hour), and when I turn the high performance power plan on (5-6 per hour).
I have a killer network card, and I heard that this card was the cause of a lot of BSOD. But I do not see the link between l4d2 and the high perf. power plan.
I always keep all my drivers up to date.
This is very annoying, I alwas leave my laptop on to download games on Origin/Steam, or to do other task and when the BSOD occurs, I am just wasting my time...
Can anybody give me a hand on this problem?

Thank you !

A:BSOD playing L4D2 & when turning into high perf power plan

Three obvious things need taken care of:

4: kd> lmvm LGVirHid
start end module name
fffff800`0462d000 fffff800`0462f480 LGVirHid (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\LGVirHid.sys
Image name: LGVirHid.sys
Timestamp: Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
CheckSum: 00012CDE
ImageSize: 00002480
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Update your Logitech gamepad or similar driver:

Product Support & Software Downloads: Gaming Products - Logitech

4: kd> lmvm MBfilt64
start end module name
fffff800`04070000 fffff800`0407e000 MBfilt64 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\MBfilt64.sys
Image name: MBfilt64.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 30 23:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
CheckSum: 0000FF02
ImageSize: 0000E000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Completely uninstall Realtek software in the normal way you would uninstall any software, from the list. Then, use Device Manager to delete the above MBfilt64.sys driver. Right click on it, uninstall, then check the box to delete too.

Reboot and see if that file is gone from the driver folder. If not, manually delete it then delete its key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

Reboot again, then visit Realtek's website to download/insta... Read more

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Hello,My laptop is lagging and hungs up when i plugged in my laptop charger(power adapter) while playing a game.I am playing watch dogs game in my laptop.At first it was running without any lags.After some days it started to give lags when i plugged in the laptop charger.I googled for that and found that by updating bios i can solve my problem.And so i did. after that i played the game with medium settings without lags.But again now it is giving me the same trouble.When i plugged in the power adapter it lags and hungs up.What to do ?

A:While playing game,laptop lags and hungs up when plugged in ...

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. Thank you for the information you have provided with what you have done with the results. Very helpful. I have looked into your HP Pavilion 15-p077tx Notebook PC and issues with performance  and slow. Here is a document to help with performance being slow.  Some of the Live tiles on the desktop can cause issues with the speeds being slow as they are constantly updating. Right clicking on them and turning them off seems to help. Make sure all the updates have been done. Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system if any need updating. Hope this helps. Thanks.

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Hi! I have 4 years old Lenovo Yoga Ideapad 13.  The problems started couple weeks ago, when the computer wouldn't run or start up without being plugged in. I followed some other people's advice and got a new battery. It seemed to fix to problem for while. Now few weeks after the same problem stands with the new battery. It won't start or run, but when plugged in it says the battery is 100% and charging.   I tried checking if the charger isn't working, but it charges all fine on my other Yoga, which has the same charger model. So please note that this isn't the common problem that is seen here on the forums, that the battery doesnt charge. I'm pretty frustrated, as this problem persists even though I changed the battery. Anyone have ideas? I figured it could have something to do with the battery wire connecting battery to the motherboard, but there doesn't seem to be any defects or loose wires.  However, I tried taking off the battery connection wire when plugged in, and then I get the message "No battery detected" instead of the regular "100% Fully charged". Any help is appreciated. 

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The problem still exists even after Dell repaired the laptop. It took two weeks to get the repaired laptop back from Dell.

The problem is:
When I plug or unplug the charger while playing music/video on laptop, the laptop is freezing with buzzing sound for 1-2 seconds when the laptop begins charging. Even after Dell repaired the laptop, the problem still exists.
Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
Also, if the laptop is restarted it works fine for a while and then the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.

Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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I don't use my computer for maybe a whole year.
Now, I wanted to use it but it's not working. My battery is addicted, basically, if I don't have a charger I won't be able to turn on the computer.
So when I plugged the charger on the wall, the light on the box charger was solid (it didn't blink); However when I plugged it in the computer the light blinked.
I don't know what's the problem and I would like to fix it, if possible.

A:When charger plugged in pc, the light on the charger box blinks

Hi and welcome to TSG.

What happens if the battery is removed and you only use the charger ?

What make and model laptop is it ?

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Hi Everybody,

It's been a while since I had a pc which perfectly works. In order to resolve the problem myself, I did some stress tests about the components of my PC with AIDA64. All seems pretty ok except when it comes to graphics. When I test my GPU (1920x1080 + Antialiasing 2x MSAA), my pc end up crashing. It doesn't crash when I test it without the antialiasing.

This is an exemple of the Kernel issue :
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-06-28T20:00:41.339205000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
<Data N... Read more

A:Kernel power 41 reboots while playing, freeze while switching sessions

Hello, Gktman and welcome to the forums. You do not have any dump files. Please make sure your computer is configured for Small Mini Dumps Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD. Are you having actual Blue Screens or is your computer just restarting? An Event ID 41 simply means your computer restarted unexpectedly.

Please reinstall your video drivers using this tutorial and install nothing except the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

Also, please add to your system specs at the bottom left of your last post, your PSU and CPU cooler. Please also add the Mqnufacturer and Model of the components. It helps us to help you. Having them in your system specs also keeps us from having to go hunt for them.

I noticed a couple of errors from your MSI GamingApp.

Also, please open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the search box, right click on the cmd entry and select run as administrator) in the black box that opens, copy/paste sfc /scannow. If you decide to type it, notice the space between the sfc and the /. It is a system file checker which will scan your system files and attempt to correct any missing or corrupt files. What we want are the results to say windows found no integrity violations. If it says files were found but could not be repaired, close the box, reboot and run it again, after opening the administrative command prompt. You may have to reboot and run it three times for it to repair all system ... Read more

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.

A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
* Are you able to boot into windows normally?
* Please try to boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the battery / adapter listed.
* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Recently my laptop has crashed a couple of times while gaming. It first crashed around three weeks back when playing Dota 2 and today when playing Team Fortress 2. I checked my event viewer and the critical error from both occasions was Kernel Power Event ID 41. On the first crash, the screen simply went black and the laptop turned off. On the second crash, the system shut itself down and a blue screen appeared. Also the second crash was accompanied with a BugCheck error Event Id 1001 telling me a dump was saved. I've attached the dump file so hopefully it can be accessed easily on the forum. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Event Kernel-Power
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-09-10T08:06:49.766033600Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18&qu... Read more

A:Kernel-Power Event ID 41 BSOD playing game

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Win7 64
i7 2600K, 8gb ram
intel ssd g2

every now and then while im playing sc2 the game will do a hard stall where I can't do anything. no keyboard, no mouse, nothing. all i can do is manually power off the system via the power button. not a bsod, no error pops up. really annoying.

any ideas?


A:Full lockup while playing game...no BSOD but need to fully power down

Quote: Originally Posted by dreborn

Win7 64
i7 2600K, 8gb ram
intel ssd g2

every now and then while im playing sc2 the game will do a hard stall where I can't do anything. no keyboard, no mouse, nothing. all i can do is manually power off the system via the power button. not a bsod, no error pops up. really annoying.

any ideas?


A bad overclock maybe?
Check cpu and system temperatures,in BIOS and post them here.
STOP overclocking,set everything back to default factory settings.
Check again cpu and system temperatures,in BIOS and again post them here.
Work,play... when in default factory settings,wait and post back with any resuts.

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I've been getting kernal-power error 41 with a bug check code of 292 for the past 2 months or so when I play a game for more than 20 minutes, My temps are okay and all drivers are up too date so im totally lost, Any help would be appreciated thanks.

A:BSOD Kernel-Power error 41, 20-30 minutes when playing a game

Luke2172, I will try to help you. I have looked at your last 6 or 7 dump files and none of them give much information. They are all a stop code 0X124 which is a generic code meaning there is some piece of hardware that has failed or a driver which has made it appear to the CPU as it has failed. My first suggestion is to update all of your Motherboard drivers and your graphics card driver. Also, please fill out, in detail, all of you system specs. We often need to look up a component and need Manufacturer and Model info to do that. Please include your PSU and CPU cooler in your specs. This may help.
Please fill out your System Specs

Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.

If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task.... Read more

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Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first post. I have an Optiplex 745 running Windows 7 Professional. Normally in the advanced setting section of the power plan option I have the option to change the power state, however all of a sudden these options have just totally disappeared. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing power state controls in advanced power plan settings

What Power plan are you using ?

Balanced, Power Saver or High Performance ?

Also, run a System File Check

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Use option 2

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I overclock my CPU by changing its FSB and I have scheduled (Task Scheduler) this script to run every time I logon to Windows. But I would like to schedule it to downclock when I pull the power cord and then overclock as I plug it back in. Is this possible? It would also be nice if Windows changed the power plan when switching between AC/battery.

A:How can I change power plan and run scripts based on power state?

Hello Apex,

I'm not sure it's possible to have Windows change power plans automatically like that.

However, if you like, you could use either tutorial below to help make it easier to manually switch between power plans whenever you like.Power Plan - Choose from Desktop Context Menu in Windows

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan
Hope this helps some,

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I have had my laptop since march now and whenever i go to play a game (the Sims 4) it works fine without the charger in but when i plug my charger in after 10 seconds the FPS durasticly drops from 60+ to 10/20 fps and its really fustrating. I Brought my laptop from currys PC world and a few months ago i sent it back and they updated the bios whist also deleting all my data but i tested it out and it still is the same. Its getting really annoying now. Ive tried changing power settings, switching hp chargers, Wiping the PC and Changing AMD settings. The processor is the AMD A10-8700p. And the ATI 8700p. I also still have my 1 year warranty. Please Help!

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Hi!I recently had to wipe my system and reinstall windows 10 on my Thinkpad L450. After the reinstall of windows, I had lost all of my Lenovo programs. Including the Lenovo Power Optimized power plan, which I really enjoyed using. Is there any way that I can get that power plan back?So far, I've tried to reinstall the Lenovo settings app, but it hasn't brought the power plan.I'm really hoping for an answer because the power plan gave me about 3 more hours of usage than the standard widnows power saver plan. Thank you in advance!Kind Regards,Jes

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A:L450 - Lenovo power optimized power plan

Hi,I want the lenovo optimized power plan too. The battery life in my laptop has come down a lot after the Windows 10 upgrade. I used to get close to 7 hours. Now i'm getting only about 4 hours. Any suggestions for this?  

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I recently had graphics card problems and had to get my 8800GTS replaced. This took several weeks and now I'm running a 8800GT perfectly fine.

However, I've noticed my Power Options seem to be corrupt. Upon going into Power Options in the Control Panel, it says "Your power plan information isn't available."

I cannot understand why this has happened. I haven't touched any settings or anything to do with that. I have tried System Restore to an earlier point (before I got my new graphics card) and it didn't seem to help.

The help on the page says that registry keys may have become corrupt or been deleted. I'm not sure if this is the problem, but if it is how can I fix it? System Restore didn't help.

I would like to avoid doing a Repair with the Windows disc. I'm hoping there's an easier way to fix this problem. There has to be! I've been looking on Google and there is hardly anything on this problem. The very few people who do have it cannot seem to fix it, or used previous registry backups (which hasn't worked for me). There doesn't seem to be any resolutions from Microsoft at all.

I also tried using the "powercfg" commands in the command prompt, but didn't seem to have any luck there either.

I'll really appreciate any assistance! I cannot Hibernate or Sleep at the moment and it's a real inconvenience. I'd really like my Power Options back!

Thank you very much,


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A:Power Options Corrupt (power plan unavailable)

Well, I'm quite amazed not a single person has replied (funny how my other problem has gone unanswered too). Guess I must have very uncommon problems!

I'm glad to say I've managed to fix it though. As described on a website somewhere, someone else managed to fix it by restoring the registry keys associated with it.

I decided to export the ones on my mum's laptop, delete mine, and then import her's to mine. It seems to be working fine! All Power Options are back, I can change how my PC shuts down, and I can Sleep now! And this was all without a restart. I'm guessing I can Hibernate also; I'll find out when I want to turn my PC off later.

If anyone else has this problem and needs a copy of the registry keys, I can send you them (I believe they work regardless of the computer. I had concerns because it was a laptop, but it seems fine). I'd rather not post them publicly as I am not sure of the sensitivity of them.

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I plugged in my charger in the morning two days ago and it was working fine. Then i plugged it in at night and it didnt work. I kept trying these past two days it still doesnt work. The charging light doesnt go on. the charger works fine i dont know what the problem is..i have had this laptop for 3 months so it is still new. Can anybody help me with what may be causing this problem?

A:Charger plugged in, not charging.

Hello and welcome to the forums,

does your laptop shut off when the charger is dissoncected? What does the battery information say?

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Hello, when I plug in my charger oi get the message 'not charging'. I can still use my laptop though so it must be. Anyone tell me how I can fix this? Thanks 

A:Charger plugged in but not charging

Hello @gravyYelp,  You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge   It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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The sound stop's as soon as i take the charger out.

A:Hello is my charger faulty (when plugged in ) if i...

if you are under warranty, give Acer support serice a call.

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Hi Lenovo community, I have lenovo Y50-70 gaming laptop, used to heat up a lot while charging near the W S A D keys and the left palm rest. One evening while the laptop was turned on doing nothing intensive like gaming. It starts smoking up from one of the vents and shuts itself down, shocked by the situation I immediately unplugged the laptop.  Long story short, gave it a rest of 1 day, it turned ON on battery just fine, feels like nothing has heppened but no more charging! if I try to plug charger in laptop again, it start to smell. Upon closer inspection: ?? It has burnt 2 mosfets, a fused and some other things. Never in my past 15+ years using a computer I ever encountered a burning laptop motherboard.  Did anyone else face the similar situation? I guess I'd try with warranty since its been only 4-5 months (if lenovo won't sees opening the back case as violation of some sort).  

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I've already tried uninstalling the battery charging program and letting it search for a new program, but it still isn't charging. what is my next step?

A:charger plugged in not charging

If the jack on the computer where the charger plugs into is loose, then you need to have the jack soldered back onto the motherboard by a local computer repair shop.

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Hi to all seven forum,
I came here for a simple question today, the question is, is it better for laptop battery that when I using laptop it is plugged in all time to ac adopter although it is fully charged.
one thing I know that when plugged in charger, the battery not in use, I test that remove battery when laptop in ON condition and AC charger is plugged, the laptop remain ON, so I mad a personal experience that using laptop with plugged in charger, it could save the battery. is it rite.?
Note: that I m not plugged in charger all the time, I only plugged in it when I turn ON laptop. when laptop is not in use and the battery is fully charged (infect it is always charged) I plugged out the AC adopter.
I read many article where many peoples asked the same thing that "should they plugged in charger all the time, (include when laptop not in using)".
but my question is simple which is "should I plugged in charger all time only when I use laptop? is it better for battery.? or it must necessary that we should drain all battery then plugged in charger and remove it when fully charged.?
(sorry for my bad English)
laptop model is Dell Inspiron N4050. 6 cell Li on batter I think. (or lithium)

A:Should I plugged in charger to laptop when I using it.

I'm amazed that this gets asked so often, and I haven't been able to figure out why. There's no reason and no harm in leaving the battery connected all the time. There's no reason to unplug the AC power once it is full charged. In fact, doing so could potentially shorten the life of your battery if it's recharging from a small usage up to 100% often.

I still don't know why people insist on making this a difficult process, to be honest. If you use the laptop on AC power, great. If you use your battery often, or even occasionally, it's a good idea to drain it down completely every so often, and then recharge it back to 100%. There's no harm in using the laptop on AC power with the battery in the laptop.

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Whenever I attach my charger cable to laptop and switch it on, the display goes blank. However laptop remains on.If I switch off the power or take out the cable, the display comes back. I have a Windows 10 which I upgraded from built in Windows 8.1. Dont remember whether this problem started after Windows 10 - but maybe.I have looked into the forum and seen some similar issues but solutions given are like charger not working, or change the screen type by pressing Fn + f4 key etc. Pls advise - even as I write now, my battery is almost dying and I cannot plug the charger!!! 

A:laptop monitor switching off on connecting charger

#HPExpertDay1. Try a different Cable.2. Try a different adaptor.3. Check battery and other hardwae components functionality:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467259

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I plug in my charger and my computer says that it is still on "battery mode" So I have to move it around and mess with it while its plugged in till it says its running through the charger and even then a slight tap of the charger wire makes it go back to battery mode. What is wrong? is it charger?

And Sorry if this is the wrong section I was not exactly sure where it should go! Thanks

A:Charger is plugged in but computer won't read

Ten 4 said:

I plug in my charger and my computer says that it is still on "battery mode" So I have to move it around and mess with it while its plugged in till it says its running through the charger and even then a slight tap of the charger wire makes it go back to battery mode. What is wrong? is it charger?
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You are not alone, that's for sure. I think that you mean an Iphone/ smartphone charger because that happened to me before. For me it was my computer, and not my phone because my phone could charge fine on my other computers/outlets. So don't waste your money getting a new charger. May you be more specific on your computer, please? You computer may just me too old for your device to recognize it...


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Re: Laptop says, "plugged in, charging" but it's not charging

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&#8206;08-05-2014 05:52 AM - edited &#8206;08-05-2014 06:26 AM

while using last week charger stopped working
i fixed charger plugged it in- no amber light or green

toshiba laptop when charger/ ac plugged in
computer will work fine on ac power
when charger plugged in computer detects charger and shows the icon on the battery icon
computer detects battery and how much of a charge it has
but it states charger plugged in but not charging



A:Charger plugged in, not charging toshiba

If you take out the battery when the computer is totally shut down, and plug in the AC adapter and start the computer, does the light on the charger come on, some are green, some not....

And, does the computer work normally if you are using just the AC adapter?

I would not use a battery that charged only to anything but 100% and here is why> overheating can result and cause a fire, I have had one laptop battery explode and it is not a pretty scene.

The AC adapter might also be damaged, but just answer the questions and will try to help further. I buy this type of Toshiba adapter all the time, and can point you to some reliable but not over expensive ones.

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I have a Vista Laptop that is not charging at times. The power jack it pushed in and both my chargers spark when I move the plug around so it could charge. I don?t know if it?s my laptop or the Charger. Should I get the power jack fixed, get a new battery or a new charger? Please Help!!

A:Laptop charger plugged in but not charging

Esmmy, look in the hole on your laptop where the power adapter would plug in and you'll see the silver power pin. Using a push button pen, put it on the end of the power pin and see if you can move the pin at all. Any movement on that pin means it's broken and the DC Jack needs to be replaced. Most DC Jacks are soldered to the motherboard and need to be repaired by someone experienced in desoldering and soldering.

If the DC Jack is broken, the power adapter won't charge your battery since it's not making a solid connection inside. Moving it around too much while plugged in could short something, cause further damage or even a fire.. Best to have it repaired by an experienced technician.

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Hello, My wi-fi connection slows down when the charger is not plugged in. Please fix the wireless lan drivers. Until then I appreciate all sorts of advice to solve this problem. Thanks in advance

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Hi guys! i have a strange problem with my inspiron 14 N4050. When I plugged in the AC charger, the touchpad does not work properly. Sometimes it moves and sometimes not eventhough I have moved and touched the touchpad. When I disconnect the AC charger and reboot the system, the touchpad works perfectly fine. Can anyone give me advise on this? thanks in advance


A:erratic touchpad when AC charger is plugged

Hi Lordmanuel,
Welcome to the Community. I suggest you remove the battery and the ac adapter from the system. Press and hold down the power button for about 15 seconds, then connect both devices and try working.
I also suggest you update your touchpad drivers, below is the link.

Thank you

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How can I fix my hp? My laptop won't turn on unless it's plugged into the charger.  When I first got it was working fine but I can't remeber when it started needing me to plug in the charger for it to work. Even if it's full battery it still won't turn on unless I plug it in. Do you think I need to buy a new charger or re set it? 

A:My laptop won't turn on unless my charger is plugged in?

Try doing a hard reset:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768

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Hi,My battery is not getting charged even when its plugged to charger. Am able to use the laptop only when its plugged to charger but it wont get charged at all. I tried running the battery test, it passed but when i tried running the Run-In test, it failed stating "Battery failed (40)". Am using HP pavilion TS sleek book 14. Kindly help me with this issue.   

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Hi all, i have a Medion MIM2320, MD96654 and all of a sudden it turned off and smoke came out of near where the charger is plugged in so i took the charger out and it stopped smoking, i was able to turn the laptop on again with no problems, but now the battery is dead.

The smoke was an orangey colour and had a funny smell.

Sorry for my basic description but any thought would be appreciated



A:Laptop smokes when charger is plugged in

Sounds like the charging circuit is Up In Smoke, you will need to take it to a reputable Laptop repair center or Buy a new laptop.

I would not continue to use it, it may be a fire hazard, burn the house down.


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I really need help because my laptop won't work unless I plug into charger, it can charge up to hours but as soon as I take it off the laptop shuts. What's the problem?? Please help!

A:Laptop only works when plugged into charger

Hi,It means that your laptop battery has reached the end of life.You can test battery from HP support assistant software.Let me know the results, cell voltages, cycle count, capacity etc.RegardsVisruth

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It is about a year since I bought my hp compaq notebook . Recently the battery icon on the notification area shows 'plugged in, but not charging' status even if the charger is not plugged in. The indicator light is always ON with light-white light which indicates battery full status while the charger is not plugged in. when I plug in the charger it will charge normally and shows orange-red light which indicates battery is charging.I tried a hard reset but it doesnt work. I tried to use the laptop with out the batter by plugging in the power cord, and insert the battery after a while, but no change as well.I am gussing there is a contact inside the power port on the laptop. I am so worried these may damage my battery, my laptop in the worest case. Any solution?Thanks in advance for your help.

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The issue I am having with my laptop is that whenever the charger is plugged in or out, the screen goes black/blank then comes back on. This is known to happen when a hdmi cable is plugged in, but is not supposed to happen when the charger is plugged in. I only started experiencing this problem since today and I am wonder if it is because i had started to display by screen on a tv via a hdmi cable. normally when i do this, i set the screen settings to second screen only, and when I am done, I revert to duplicate screen, then i remove the hdmi cable. I am worried that I have done something wrong. I already removed the battery and put it back in, but I am still experiencing the problem. Can someone please elp me out, thank you.

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery?Thank you  

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My HP P077tx battery is not getting charge.My adapter is working well even battery also in good condition still the battery is not charhing.My laptop only working on adapter.the white light is not getting red. its always showing white light and charging status is  " pluuged in , not charging"

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my touchpad freezes and behaves erraticly whenever i plugged the charger and when i unplug charger from my laptop, touchpad working fine.Is there any solution for this.Thanks in advance.

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Is it ok to leave a laptop charger and a phone/tablet charger plugged in to the electrical outlet when not in use? Or is there a risk of a problem happening if I do that?


A:Leaving laptop charger plugged in

I do not see a problem keeping them plugged in.

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Hello, I keep my Y3P plugged in all day, and when I disconnect I connect again to keep it charged.Will that ruin my battery?Also, is battery replacable?And: battery charges really slow (maybe takes an hour); that's why I keep it charged. Is that normal?

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