Ideapad 100-15IBD battery does not load anymore.Battery icon says: "0%, Battery plugged in not charging"Can only work with AC adapter.Can't remove battery because its internal.Booted from USB with linux same problem.Can't do a BIOS upgrade because battery needs to be 30% loaded.Can somebody help?
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Didn't realize the laptop was unplugged and went completely dead sitting there for a month. Went to plug in to power up and nothing. Thought maybe cat chewed on charger cable and tested it and was only pulling 4v vs the 20v it's supposed to but tried new charger that Lenovo sent and still nothing. I've heard battery could be un-chargeable if left to completely die and sit for a while but still don't get why laptop won't boot up when plugged in. Am I dealing with something else internal in addition to a dead battery?Read other answers
Hello, i bought this laptop 18 April 2016. In last time i saw a problem with battery. She doesn't want to charge. Today i installed HWMonitor please look at this photo...? Tell me now, how after 6 months battery cant keep energy when in this time maybe 2-3 times laptop works on battery without power adapter. Did Lenovo replace battery in warranty? Or i may go to shot when i bought laptop and they should help me? Please apologize for my english, it's not my main language.?Read other answers
Hello, please is there a possibility to remove battery from Lenovo Ideapad 100-15ibd laptop without opening it? To keep it connected to adapter, when I dont need it to be connected to battery?Thank you
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Opening up the machine will be required. Please see pgs 32-38 of your hardware manual:
Hope this helps.
Hello, I just purchased Ideapad 300 S since Februari 2016. But only in 1 month the battery show message "plugged in, not charging". So I went to Lenovo Service Center and replace the battery It worked normal after that. But one month after the battery show same message again? What can I do with this? Please help me.... Thank you so muchSorry for my EnglishRead other answers
I have a dell xps 12, bought in 2012. Recently the battery stopped charging. The battery shows 0%, so I have to be plugged in to turn the laptop on. When it is on, the battery icon on the task bar says "plugged in, charging" but after a day it is still 0%.
Since then I bought a new battery. Just fitted it, but now the battery icon on the task bar says "plugged in, not charging". Furthermore, when I Fn+F3 to show the battery meter, it says "battery charging diabled". There is no option here to turn battery charging on. Nor is there an option to enable battery charging in BIOS.
BIOS does show battery performing normally, so does the battery meter (Fn+F3). BIOS also shows AC adapter as 45W, which is the original adapter.
Any help is appreciated!
I`ve bought lenovo ideapad 510 and I charged the battary untill reached 100% after it I removed the plugger and connect it again I found message on battary ( 98% plugged in, not charging ) .. after one day from using my laptob i go to M A S Egypt and they checked the labtopb and replaced it to me because they found problems in motherboard ... after taking the same new version of laptob I noticed the same problem after charging the battary until reach 100% i removed the plugger and connect it again I found the same pervious mess ( 98% plugged in , not charging )
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Hi AhmedMagdyy,Have checked in Lenovo Settings app if Conservation Mode is enabled. Conversation mode is under the battery icon of the app. If enabled, kindly disable the feature. Conservation mode helps extend the battery life of the tablet/laptop by limiting the max charge the battery can hold. Hope this helps.Cheers,
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my laptop is not charging at all if i plugged out the AC the battery reduce and dont recharge after plugged in ACto many errors in this laptop why ?! ?! i bought lenovo z51-70 and it had a defect industry ?! ?! i'm so disappointed from lenovo more problems in the same laptop https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/ideapad-500-15ISK-windows-10-drivers-pr...
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1) Shut down the computer.
2) With the battery in (but AC adapter removed), attempt to turn on the computer by holding down the power button for 30 sec. This should not turn on the computer.
3) Remove the battery.
4) Again, attempt to turn on the computer (AC adapter not plugged in) by holding down the power button for 30 sec. This should not turn on the computer either.
5) Replace battery, plug in the AC adapter, and turn on the computer. The battery should begin charging.
I hope the above information helps.
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Hello, I have a two year old Ideapad Flex 14 which is having some battery issues. Specifically, the battery light is flashing red, and when I plug in my laptop, the status says ?plugged in, not charging.? When plugged in, it stays at roughly the same battery level, though it has been gradually losing battery despite being plugged in over the last few days (this has been going on for five days or so now). It is at 5% battery now, and I?m not sure what to do to make it charge. I?ve tried taking out the battery and putting it back multiple times, but am not really sure what else to try ? I?m out of the country until December, so I haven?t been able to find a repair place to get it fixed yet... Any suggestions how to fix this?? AnnieRead other answers
Pretty much what it says in the title. I have recently been needing to use my Notebook for extended periods of time, and I had found that, despite the laptop reconizing that the charging cord is in, it fails to charge while in use and only charges when the computer is hibernating or when then laptop shuts down. I've taken a look at the battery settings, including Conservation Mode which seems to cause this type of problem, but I've had little to no luck fixing to problem. I would really appreciate if someone could give me some advice on how to fix the issue, as it is getting in the way of my work having to use it for only an hour, then have it charge for an hour.Read other answers
My Ideapad z580, when connected power adaptor,showing plugged in, not charging and 99% charge. but when i removed the power cable,the laptop shutsdown immediatley. and also the Power LED is fast blininkg when power supply connected. is this a software problem or battery problem.. please give me advise. thanks in advanceRead other answers
For a few months now, at some point my battery would indicate nn% (plugged in, not charging) and would maintain that charge as long as it was plugged in. Running on the battery, the charge would eventually diminish and in order to get the battery to charge again, I have gone through to process of uninstalling the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery in Device Manager. Usually within 24 hours, things would revert back to plugged in, not charging. However, that is no longer remedying the problem. (When this was an issue the indicator light next to where the AC Adaptor plugs in would flash blue. Also, I upgraded from Win 8.1 to 10 a few weeks ago, but this issue has been occurring for a few months now). Now the battery reads 2% (plugged in, not charging) and when I use the HP Support Assistant to check the battery, I get the message ?HP Battery Check was unable to access the battery?. I have performed a hard reset, reset the BIOS, and updated the BIOS, all to no avail. If I unplug the adaptor, the computer shuts off. Any suggestions for additional fixes? I have seen one additional suggestion to do a system recovery but I have not yet made a recovery disk for win 10 (I do have one for the win 8.1), and would it make any difference anyway since the plugged in, not charging problem was occurring under win 8.1?Read other answers
Hi, I have read many people have similar issues for other models other than my Thinkpad x240 20AL but removing the battery won't solve my problem. It is plugged in, it says plugged in but battery is not charging (none of the two batteries this laptop has). I have gone to Driver Manager and uninstalled the 3 Microsoft drivers under battery section. After restarting or scanning for new hardware these drivers appear again and the problem is not solved. I have restarted de computer. Problem not solved I have removed the batter and put it back. Problem not solved. After one night, I switched on the laptop and one of the battery has charged. Right now it says plugged in, charging and it shows already 100% although it keeps charging. The other battery still shows 98% not charging.. I believe this must be a software issue, some power management that prevents the laptop from charging the battery. But where is that software and how to configure it or remove it? I have looked for Lenovo Power Management and similar and it is not installed on my laptop. Anybody knows what I am talking about?
I have a very similar problem, how was yours fixed in the end?Someone please help, very frustrating!Read other 3 answers
HelloHP EliteBook 840 G2The indicator shows: Battery plugged in, chargingbut really the battery not charging - bar doesn't movePlease help, what to do?
Dear Customer,Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support ForumIt looks like your Notebook is not charging the Battery, We will surely assist you with this issuePlease perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallNote: This Battery driver will get re-installed automatically when you restart the Notebook againStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery iconAfter performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps:1. Run a Battery Check in HP Support Assistant[Install the Software if it's not available]Note: Replace the Battery If Health Check Status shows Replace2. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site3. Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different NotebookNote: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system boardHow to improve the life of a Battery:1. It is not advisable to use the Notebook when ... Read moreRead other 8 answers
The problem started from June 2, 2015 about 4 AM (UTC +8:00 Philippine, Manila)
I open my Notebook that morning to check on my e-mails and bills at gmail but it's not powering up. At first I thought that the battery was slightly drained because I saw my sister still using it at midnight. I asked her if she did not plugged in the charger when it is nearly drained but she said she plugged it and it is still full when she shut it down.
It is Li-ion Battery
I tried plugging in the charger to check whether it still has remaining battery. It powered up.
On the taskbar/notifications/running apps it says 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging).
So to check out the problem, I left it turned off charging for about two hours.
Then after two hours it still says 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging)
What the hell is this?! I asked my self.
I installed an app to check the status of the battery (Battery Bar)
Battery Bar says something like this:
Capacity: 2K of 8K mWh (not sure about this)
Charging: 0 mW
Running on AC
Something like that.
1. Does not power up without Charger
2. It detects the Battery saying 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging)
3. Though Plugged In, Charging it does not charge at all because of 0 mW charge rate
4. It turns off when the Charger is plugged out.
5. It still run even without the Battery (when the Charger was plugged in of course, then a red x mark shows in the notification taskbar battery icon)
1. The problem is som... Read more
How old is it? Most likely the battery if you use it a lot on battery power, not plugged in.Read other 2 answers
Battery plugged in, not charging:Age of laptop 27 months My battery doesn't charge anymore. If I make a HP battery test on my HP Support Assistant it shows me as a result : Battery OK. Meaning: The battery is functioning properly. If I test the battery with an additional programm it shows me a battery wear level 100%. This means, the battery should not be rechargeable anymore. - What should I do?- Replace battery?- I have a capacitiy of 18% left. What happens if I reach 0%? Is it still possible to use the laptop with the power cable? Thanks and kind regardsAmuni1Read other answers
I used a friends charger to charge my laptop on wednesday which was the 16th of november and when the battery charged up to like 86% i had the plugged in not charging notification. After this incident i still get that notifiation even when im using the original charger when the battery charges up to 86% . Can u guys please help me, im really worriedRead other answers
My new HP worked well for two months and now the battery is at 0% and wont charge. Im using windows 10 and its a new gaming laptop. Not sure what to do. Cheers Matt
Its under warranty, I would think. Start a Support case. Where are you located (country)?Read other 1 answers
New computer with very minimal usage. Basically sat in the box for one year, now, error message states that battery is plugged in not charging. I've tried testing, and diagnostics reports "unknown." I've tried a few youtube fixes such as removing the battery drivers and allowing them to reinstall, and tried updating bios. There is no way that this battery should have died. Has there been a recall that anyone is aware of? Also, noticed that the case is cracked at the hinge on left side. I'm super careful and I don't even know how this could happen. This was not an inexpensive computer!!! Although this sat in box, the warranty is now expired. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!
Have you tried removing the battery and starting up with only power cord- then shut down and reinstall battery?Read other 1 answers
My battery now shows 0% available. I have run the diagnostic from hp assist, and got the message to recalibrate. I cant. My battery wont charge, and my computer wont turn on when it is unplugged. I ran the system extensive test and got , in red; FAILURE ID : U4XCXV-75F83H-MFPV7G-C0B303. Can somebody please help me?
Was the failure ID associated with some specific component of the hardware test? What is your exact model number, please and how old is the laptop and the battery?Read other 1 answers
I'm having this issue where the battery is not charging, and/or the laptop is not recognizing the battery properly. I will just outline the problem and what I have done. A) Received a brand new assumingly aftermarket replacement battery. 1 - It went through a charge cycle without much problem2 - It stopped charging randomly, to which by experimentation the fix was simply restarting the computer (and removing the battery while the computer was shut down, and replacing it before restarting). It would begin to charge again after.3 - Sometimes, on battery power, the monitor screen would simply turn illuminated black or flicker. During this time, all computer functions still worked and I was able to shut the computer down using my memory and the proper keystrokes. Starting it back up was the (temporary) cure, even without introducing AC Power. 4 - This continued regularly having to reset the computer and the battery to keep it charging. A few days later, while showing some nominal amount of charge (20%?) the computer just shut off instantaneously With this, I assumed there must be something wrong with the battery so I contacted the people who sent it and they agreed, although I was also asking if it could be anything other than the battery, because to me it didn't feel like the problem was the battery as, once I got the battery charged fully, it worked great as far as holding the charge. B) I received a second brand new b... Read more
I gather this is not a genuine HP battery? Until you try a known good Genuine Battery it is hard to know what the problem would be. You should not have to try driver reinstalls and such. A good battery on a good system just works. Possibilites are bad battery and bad motherboard. Period.Read other 9 answers
Hello,Hope you are doing well. My battery icon says '2% available (plugged in, not charging)'. I have done a battery check on Hp Support assistant and it says:The battery is reporting a failure and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Based on the age of your PC and battery, it appears it is no longer covered by your HP Warranty. REOOW I'm not sure about replacing the batterry. Please inform me if there is anything easier and or cheaper to do.Thanks, YousifRead other answers
Hello - My laptop is not charging. It displays "plugged in, not charging". I've tried uninstalling the battery driver from the the device manager and reinstalling with no luck. I've even tried switching batteries. The computer does run only on AC power if I remove the battery. Anyone have ideas on what else I can try? Thanks
Did you follow these steps when uninstalling?https://youtu.be/Lx62t6qZ34URead other 2 answers
My battery does not charge when plugged in (says plugged in, not charging). Can't figure out how to fix it. Please help!
Shayna226 wrote:My battery does not charge when plugged in (says plugged in, not charging). Can't figure out how to fix it. Please help! Hi, Kindly follow the steps here http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/windows-10-update-prevents-batt... Cheers!
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The battery indicator says "0% available (plugged in, not charging)" I have run the battery diagnostic and it says that battery is fine. I have run the ac adaptor diagnostic and it says that is fine as well. I have updated the bios. I have uninstalled "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" and rebooted. I have also uninstalled it and updated immediately. The battery is non-removable. Anything else I can try?Read other answers
I apologize in advance if this has already been addressed here, I do not see a way to search this forum.
I have an Inspiron 15, 5000 series laptop running Windows 10. It worked using AC power, but not battery. The toolbar battery icon message says "0% available (plugged in, not charging). I have tried several variations of online recommendations to remove the battery and either disable, reinstall, or uninstall drivers. All were unsuccessful.
I did notice that if I remove the battery, the battery icon says "no battery detected". When I plug it back in, the text changes for about 1 minute to "0% (plugged in, charging), and the icon shows charging, but then it reverts to the 'normal' "not charging" status.
Based on this info, how do i determine if this is a hardware problem requiring a new battery, if it is a software problem other then the driver problem that tried earlier, or some other charger problem?
I am facing some problem in my laptop since last three days, battery is not getting charged and showing message as "0% available (plugged in, charging)" but the level is not increasing from zero and PC is not turning on without plugging in the cord. I think this has happened due to the last windows update three days ago as this problem occuring after that event. I tried resetting the windows but problem not solved. Please help me with the solution.Read other answers
Hello! I have an ACER Aspire M laptop which is about 3 years old. The battery cannot be taken off, it's under the back cover. I have Windows 10, 64 bit. I didn't use my laptop for a few months and once I turned it on again, I got the message that the bettery is not charging. So I cannot unplug my laptop. Battery seemed to work fine before.. - I read that updating BIOS could solve the problem, but I can't do it because the system requires battery to be at at least 30%. - I can't take off the battery, so the solution with holding power button down doesn't work as well.- I also can't unplug my laptop to reinstall the drivers. Someone help please!Read other answers
My laptop was working fine yesterday, but when I booted it up this morning, I got the dreaded "Plugged in, not charging". I've tried the fix that's everywhere on the internet
>In Device Manager, Under the Batteries category, right-click all of the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings, and select Uninstall
but when I finished, it still said "Plugged in, not charging" I'm a poor college kid, so I don't know If I can afford a new battery. help.
Hi,I am having a strange issue. I was running windows 8.1 and then I downgraded to windows 7 and since I have downgraded to windows 7 I am having this problem battery 0% plugged, not charging. As soon as I remove the power, laptop shuts down. My laptop is less than one year old.I tried all the options on internet such as uninstalling battery driver through Device Manager.Main question I would like to ask, is this a software issue or hardware.I gave my laptop to a friend to downgrade windows and once laptop came back to me after a week, battery is not working. Before that everything was fine.Help Please....Read other answers
I'm here to ask about my laptop problem This afternoon at 3pm, my laptop works fine and when i turn it on at 8pm, it won't charging anymore the battery show 0 percentage, and i'm charging it but it won't increase at all i've added the battery report too my laptop is Lenovo G40-45 please help me
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I have a lenovo b40, which isn't charging. Yesterday it showed "plugged in, not charging". Now, even with the charger plugged in, it doesn't display anything. Also, the power light is blinking. I pressed down the power switch with the battery attached, it simply blinked faster. When I tried the same thing without the battery, nothing happened.Read other answers
HiI had bought this HP Model 11-N010TU Processor Brand Intel Processor Type Quad Core Processor Model N3520 Processor Speed (GHz) 2.16 Processor Max Speed (GHz) 2.42 Installed RAM 8GB RAM Type DDR3 on Dec-2014. The battery has been working great until last week where it starts giving plugged in, not charging with 0% remaining. I had tried to plug in directly to different wall socket but yielding same results. Troubleshooting carried out:1. I had run HP Battery check on HP Support Assistant and it gave healthy battery status. 2. So the next step is I went to a local shop to try and plug in and try with brand new power supply unit suggested by the technician. The results were the same with plugged in not charging error message. 3. I had tried the extensive hardware check by pressing Esc, f2 prior booting into windows and it gave all good results. 4. I had open up the cover dismantle the battery socket to the motherboard and plug that in again by hoping it could reset the battery but it doesn't help. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks.Read other answers
I read the previous threads. I tried uninstalling microsoft acpi compliant control method battery and searching for hardware changes. It didn't work. I tried with shutting down and with out. I tried it with the battery in and without. I tried with turning of windows explorer and turning it back on. Nothing works. Please help
Hi @hklemp,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the battery not charging. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following documents.HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program Announced August 26, 2014Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.Read other 2 answers
Hello, I only bought this laptop a few weeks ago and it does not seem to charge propery (or so it says). As the title suggests when plugged in and I hover over the batter it says "plugged in not charging" It has been like this for a couple weeks now and still has not gone flat as long as it is plugged in, so some sort of charging must be taking place right? Just want to know if I can fix this just so I am able to see when it's charging and use it without leaving it plugged in. Currently I keep it plugged in at all times in fear of it dying. Thanks for any help in advance.Read other answers
hello i have a problem with my laptop battery charging. when i move the curser to the battery icon it shows a message of plugged in,not charging. tell me how can i fix it .i have tried uninstalling the acpi from the device manager but still not working .
Hello malakyaseen12, Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04700771Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03325217 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 EmployeeRead other 1 answers
Hi, every time I turn my 1 and half year old laptop on it warns me that the battery capacity is low and my laptop will not work unless it is plugged in. Because of this I need to purchase a new battery but do not know which model I need. Any help is much appreciated.Read other answers
Yesterday, my computer stopped charging. It was fine the day before, but when I got up yesterday, I noticed I was losing juice. My battery icon says "battery plugged in, not charging." It doesn't charge when it's off, either. This computer has an internal battery that I cannot remove. I have already tried uninstalling Microsoft ACPI and that didn't help. I have looked at the pin inside the power adapter and it seems to be properly aligned, though it's so small it's hard to tell for sure. It does seem like the adapter isn't plugging in all the way beacuse it's a bit wiggly, but that could be because of the dumb placement of the battery port.Please help! I'm a writer and I can't work with a dead computer!Read other answers
HP Community,I am having an issue with the laptop battery. When it is plugged in, the battery does not charge. The start bar icon says "Plugged in, not charging". I just replaced the AC Adapter this week. I ran the startup diagnostic test and it said that there was a battery failure but when I run the HP Battery Check throug HP Support Assistant, it says the battery is functioning properly. 1) If I calibrate the battery, will this fix the issue? 2) Does the battery actually need replaced? Getting one diagnostic saying yes and another saying no is confusing and frustrating. 3) If calibration does not fix the issue, is there steps I can try to take to resolve the issue before buying a new battery? 4) If I do need to buy a new battery, can I get a product number for the battery I would need to purchase? I have been trying to find a listing with the battery type on it but I cannot find a list with HP Pavilion 13 360x listed. I looked here (http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?storeId=10151&eSpotName=BatteryFinder&cata...) and that includes looking at the list under the "Laptop Not Listed?" button. Thanks,A concerned HP user looking for some juice for my battery!Read other answers
I recently received a HP Stream Notebook - 13-c055na (ENERGY STAR) from a freind and they told me that battery did not work and needed replacing. I began using the computer and everytime it started the computer came up saying: Primary (internal) battery 601 needs to be replaced since it is detecting the storge capacity to be low. So i got a new battery and its doing the exact same thing and will just shut off whenever the ac adapter is not plugged in. I have changed the power plan settings and this made no difference.
Press Esc at power up and then F2 to run the diagnostics menu and there should be a component test for the battery that you can run.Read other 1 answers
Just bought a new Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-791G-76Z8 a couple of days ago. I've kept the laptop plugged in but the battery level has been dropping by about 1% per day. The power charging light is always blue and it says "plugged in, not charging". I'm running Windows 10 and have installed the Power Management update from the Acer Care Center app. What's wrong and how do I fix it. Thanks
Hello, Have you tried a battery reset? Disconnect the AC adapter.Gently insert a paperclip in the battery reset hole on the bottom side of your laptop.Reconnect the AC adapter, and resume normal use.Read other 9 answers
Hi Once my laptop was working fine then all of a sudden it shut down automatically and then I tried to start i was not able to start it without adapter.The battery says it is plugged in charging but actually it is not charging at all.It is stuck at 0%.And sometime it doed not even detect the battery.I hope you can help me. My Laptop name : Hp envy 15t-j100 select editionProduct number:F0D26AV And I purchased this laptop from US and I am using this in India.I contacted the customer care of India and they says that this model is not available in India.So they cannot do about it.
Hi there @Jogi43?, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I read your post on the HP Support Forums. I understand that your battery is saying that it is plugged in and charging, but it does not actually charge. I did some research and found some documents for you based on the issue you had described. HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge - If your notebook computer battery does not power the notebook or will not hold a charge, troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replacedHP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista). HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 8) - To know the condition of your battery, use the steps in this article to test your battery and calibrate it if necessaryPlease follow these provided troubleshooting steps, re-post and let me know the results. Thank you! Have a great day!Read other 4 answers
The last 2 days I have had this problem with a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, and have been using it with the power adapter/charger plugged in. Yet this morning I have started up the laptop with the power plugged in, and now it shows that the battery is plugged in & charging !!
Checking the battery yesterday it showed " battery life- moderate." As everything works fine with the power adapter plugged in, I assume that the adapter is fine.
If the problem arises again, can I use a power adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop which runs Windows 7 ? This Inspiron 1545 laptop runs Windows Vista.
Hopefully someone can advise re the use of the 630M adapter with the 1545. Will it be safe ? I do not want to cause damage to the Vista machine.