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Laptop Charger reads "Plugged in, not charging"

Q: Laptop Charger reads "Plugged in, not charging"

Symptoms:

1. It reads 99% available (Plugged in, not charging).
2. HP Battery Care Adviser tells me that the battery needs replacing.
3. Battery was losing a charge (Plugged in, not charging) whilst on the HP dock. I transferred it to the charge on the computer itself and it charged up to 99%. The dock still reads my peripherals (external hard drives) just fine.
4. I don't need portability with my notebook. The reason I have it is because I typically spend nine months of the year in one country and three months in another. Otherwise, I'd simply use a desktop. So, I've only used the battery without the charger in a handful of times.
5. Notebook is only eleven months old. I have no other problems.
6. I run Vista 32bit SP1
7. I read online that a BIOS flash may solve the problem. I'm not too keen on a BIOS flash; but I checked just to make sure, and yes, HP released a new BIOS 7-2009. My own is, of course, a year old.

Thoughts:

1. notebook runs fine; if it ain't broke don't fix it.
2. This computer is like the Berlin wall of my life. If this goes, the whole thing goes; so I tend to be paranoid.

What do you think? Do I get a new battery? Do I just be fastidious about backups and not worry about it? Your thoughts appreciated.

Thank you.

~Longstreet85

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A: Laptop Charger reads "Plugged in, not charging"

If you don't use it on battery then I would say no need to replace it - its not required for the proper operating of the computer. It does provide one nice feature, if the power goes out then you can keep running the laptop and not have it power off on you and lose your data. However being less then a year old I would be contacting HP and complaining, a battery should last more then that. If HP advises a BIOS update when you talk to them then I would do it, if it breaks its their fault, but it doesn't affect the data on the drive which if you care about then you'll already have it backed up to at least one other location.

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Hi all,

Laptop is a 5 years old HP Pavilion DM4-2153ca.

Issue started a few months ago when laptop was shutting down at 63% battery, and when I plugged it it would charge until 9x% and then say "plugged in, not charging".
In the meantime I upgraded to Windows 10 and the issue wasn't solved.
I formatted and did a clean install of Windows 10 and still not solved.
HP advised I revert back to Windows 7 as this is the "original" OS for my somewhat old laptop.

So I just re-installed OEM Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 that came with the laptop, and the issue got worse, now it shuts down at 96%.

I also uninstalled and re-installed battery drivers, didn't work.
I tested the battery in the HP UEFI Support environment and it passed, so I can't calibrate it.

At this point I don't know what to do, and I don't think it's a battery related issue because it never fully discharges. The laptop just shuts down before! Help!!

A:Laptop shuts down at 96% battery and "Plugged in, not charging" issue

This is battery issue, nothing relates to windows &or battery drivers, if any.

If you leave the battery plugged in all the time, with the main power on.
Sooner or later, battery will not be able to charge properly, as you encountered now.

The percentage you see may not be real, hence it may force the laptop to shutdown without warning.
There is nothing you can do, unless either get a new battery, or use it as home with main power on.

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Hello,

My HP Pavilion dm4 laptop's battery was failing (it started shutting down with no Low Battery warning after barely 5 minutes after unplugging it, even with a full charge), so I purchased and installed a new one, which I purchased from Amazon.com.

However, this new battery has me facing some new problems. I frequently see the message "Plugged in, not charging" over the battery icon in the lower right corner when the laptop is plugged in. I've tried multiple solutions to this problem, including:

-Removing the battery driver software and restarting the laptop
-Turning the laptop off, unplugging the power cord, taking out the battery, plugging in the power cord, replacing the battery and restarting
-Unplugging the cord from the wall while laptop is running, restarting the laptop, then reconnecting the cord

All of these solutions seemed to work, but only for a short amount of time, as it turned out. In all three cases, my laptop eventually started displaying the "plugged in, not charging" text again. I've tried multiple sockets in two different houses, but nothing seems to make any difference.

Another less annoying problem is that the laptop sometimes gives an inaccurate reading for the remaining battery life. I started working on the laptop when it was fully charged, and despite spending over an hour unplugged, the battery life never dropped below 100%. Shutting and reopening the lid caused the laptop to display the actual percentage... Read more

A:New HP laptop battery - "Plugged in, not charging" message

Its either that the new battery is faulty or theres some kind of power supply problem.you might want to have it checked out to see what the exact problem is and go from there.
 

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I bought a new adapter (universal, 9.5V-24V) and set it on 18.5V like my original charger was. It worked for a while and then stopped charging (although it still powers the computer). So I tried uninstalling Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery from the Device Manager and rebooted, nothing happened. Eventually I got it charging again when I set it on 19V, but now it seems to decide it doesn't always want to charge it like that either. So now, when it stops, I either take out my battery and put it back in (does not always work) or differentiate between 18.5V and 19V.
Is there a possibility that Compaq has a fail-safe against using third-party chargers? Or could it be a software malfunction somewhere? I'd like to try everything before I go buying a new battery/charger.
Before you ask, I have charged my comp with a Dell charger and it worked (then again it was only once so I don't know about what it'd do in the long run).

A:Compaq laptop "plugged in, not charging"

Does is says "plugged in, not charging" when battery is at 100% or around 100% like 80-90%.
Because its normal for laptop to turn off charging when battery is nearly full to let it discharge for a bit and then turn on charging again.
If battery isn't charged when it drops low for example 50-60% or lower then its a problem.

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop that I've had for a little over a year. All of a sudden it stopped charging today and nothing I do seems to work. When I plug the charger in, it works normally for a few seconds, then stops and says "plugged in, not charging" instead of "plugged in, charging". I've tried uninstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver and reinstalling it, but it's just not working. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. If the problem is unsolvable, how do I know if I need to replace the battery or the charger?

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I have had this Laptop for a very short time, did not have this problem before.  It is now saying that it is Plugged in (and it is) but not Charging.  Why would this happen all of a sudden?  Did have a power glich but only for a few minutes.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop has had this problem for a while now but I've never bothered to do anything about it. Even though it's plugged in it says 5% plugged in, not charging. It was at 10% a week ago but now it's dwindled down to 5%.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
 

A:Laptop "plugged in, not charging"

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Product Name: Latitude e6520
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hello Dell Community,
 
This is my first Dell.  I just bought it factory refurbished on NewEgg (1 week ago).
 
I tried to plug my laptop into my television using my HDMI cable last night.  Video worked fine, but audio would not connect.
 
When I looked under control panel the HDMI audio read "Device Not plugged in"  The video was working, clearly it was plugged in.  It works with my brothers computer, therefor it is not the cable or the television.
 
I tried installing new drivers.  I found the IDT 92xxx HD Audio driver on Dell's website, but I cannot install it because of the error "Sigmatel audio driver must be removed"  I have uninstalled all audio drivers from the Sound,Games,etc. section on the device manager, and tried installing this new audio driver multiple times.
 
I'm at my wits end.  I just spent $600 on a laptop, and I cannot connect it to my television.  How do I fix this?
 
Thanks a Million,
John

A:HDMI Audio Connection Reads " Not plugged in "

Hello John. Please see the 1st section of the HDMI Audio FAQ for tips on connecting a Dell laptop to tv and which drivers to install. Note that HDMI audio is controlled by the graphics driver, not the IDT audio driver.
themouseranthe error "Sigmatel audio driver must be removed"
If you have this key in your Registry, remove it:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SigmaTel

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Hi,
I have Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop and from 3 months or 6, the battery would not charge but tells me 
"0% available (Plugged in, Charging)" but not charging. I took the battery out and opened it and everything was fine!
Please help me because i need the laptop battery working because i use the laptop for work and i need it
Thanks!

A:Dell Inspiron N4050 Battery says "0% available (Plugged in, Charging)" but not charging

Hi HassanWael,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check the status of the battery and adapter listed there.
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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My battery says "1% plugged in, not charging". I ordered a new battery, installed today got msg saying "battery not detected", i shut it down, took battery out, replaced, restarted (several time), same msg. I visited many forums and read many threads on both of these issues. Apparently both of these issues are common with Dell, but the general consensus of the community is that i need to do a Bios update..So i downloaded the driver for the Bios update and attempted to install is, but got a massage that the adapter AND the battery must both be plugged in, in order to do the update..well..how can i "plug the battery in" when my pc is unable to detect the battery??!!!So i shut it down for like the 10th time this evening..took battery out and replaced it with the old battery..the one with 1% charge, but at least my pc is able to detect this one. I go back to the Bios update download, attempt to run it and get a msg saying battery must be 10% or higher to run the update **sigh** really frustrated now. I have seen people say its a loose connection and i should tap it near the motherboard...this did nothing. I jiggled adapter cord, nothing, i cleaned the connectors on the both batteries, nothing. I ran a diagnostic test thru dell.com on the battery and it came up as PASSED...lol..seriously?? I ran troubleshooting..nothing found.. I am at my wits end...help???

A:"Battery not detected" and "plugged in, not charging"

You press the 'Power On' button for 15 seconds to release Static Flea Power before replacing new battery in the battery bay? By the way, what is your Dell model number and version of windows ?
Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10

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Hi, I bought a hp pavilion dv6-6154tx laptop in last month.my laptop developed a peculiar problem. When I connect my charger to it, it starts charging but after sometime it stops and the battery icon shows "Plugged in, not charging". Then after some time it again starts. Sudroid.co.cc










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A:Laptop Charger Plugged In But Not Charging

There is a BIOS update available that is specifically for the intermittent charging issue. I recommend installing it.  

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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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hi,  my laptop HP Notebook - 15-ac024tx developed a peculiar problem. When I connect my charger to it, it starts charging but after sometime it stops and the battery icon shows "Plugged in, not charging". Then after some time it again starts. regards karthikeyan

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I have Inspiron 15 N5050. I'm using windows 10. Since last couple of days, my laptop is not charging. See the image below:

I tried updating my BIOS drivers but it says I need at least 10% charging before updating them.
What should I do?

A:Laptop charger plugged in, but charging percentage is always 0%

Hi ABHAYHENDRE,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. 
Test with another adapter and battery and check.
Force the BIOS flash if required - http://dell.to/2hnhjs4
If the adapter is not detected, test another adapter. If the adapter fits in loose, replace the dc port - http://bit.ly/2hxR3OO - this is the part you need.
If nothing works, then I would suspect a motherboard fault.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
My personal suggestion is that, if the motherboard is being replaced, then you could invest your money on a new machine than to repair this system. However, that is your discretion.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me ... Read more

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Hello,
I am using dell Inspiron 15R laptop. Some time ago my charger was broken out and my battery was also showing needs replacement. So, recently i bought new Original Dell Battery and Charger both. But when I plugged in both, it is showing plugged in not charging. I took battery out and again inserted it but it is still not working. Now tell me what to do. How to fix this issue.

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hello, today i purchased new Lenovo - 110-15ISK 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black, Model: 80UD0017US.its battery is not charging when its on, can anyone tell me how to solve this problem, if this is issue with the battery or the laptop?

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I have a Dell Latitude that was working fine until recently when all of a sudden the battery light started blinking orange and the battery would no longer charge. It says it's "plugged in, not charging"  and I've tried to shut down-disconnect the adapter-remove battery-reconnect the charger-turn on-uninstall the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery-shut down-insert battery-turn on, but nothing has worked so far. Also, when I turn on the laptop, it turns on and off a couple of times before starting fully.
I tried to use a different battery, which shows a white light but still doesn't charge. Not sure what happened since it was working fine before.

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Dell Power Manager Lite says battery is operating normally, but Windows says "plugged in not charging". Why!!!

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hey guys i know the general solution to the problem "uninstall Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" and all but like an idiot.. i uninstalled mine in safe mode = its not showing up again like it would once you scan for hardware changes..

SO

I need a way to get my Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery back because now I have TWO problems.. 1, still won't charge.. and 2, I cannot see the battery icon or enable it and don't have my Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery.

Please Help!! =[[[

A:"plugged in not charging.." - driver deletion issue!!

I have userd the method on a few laptops, It is only partially succesful. But, Nomally on a reboot, it reinstalls itself unless you do actually have a hardware problem in your machine.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6004 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461899 MB, Free - 373607 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0VF0FR, A04, .6L454K1.CN7524108D0051.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Yesterday I had a Dell service onsite service technician come to my house to work on my computer. He replaced my palm rest, keyboard, touchpad and mousebuttons, and my WLAN card (had a V key missing, left mouse button was not working, and was having issues with high-bandwidth internet connectivity). Since he replaced these, my computer has stopped being able to charge. Unfortunately I did not notice this until after he left. My first question is, would Dell be willing to help me with this issue? My warranty expired August 23rd and I opened the previous warranty service before it expired.

So far I have flashed my bios, deleted and redownloaded the driver for the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery in the Device Manager, shut off my computer without the battery and wiggled the charging jack to check whether it was a connection issue, and I have used an identical charger to the one I have. None of these have caused any change.

Any help would truly be appreciated. Thanks so much.

Dan
 

A:Dell Studio 1425 "plugged in, not charging"

More than likely the laptop battery will have to be replaced.you can get an exact replacement from dell but i doubt any warranty will cover it.
 

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I've had my computer since June 2011 and now it says this when I click on battery. Right now, it's 89% charged and won't charge anymore. I went to battery status and it said "Battery Charging Disabled" but I'm not sure why since I didn't change any battery settings. Under battery health it says "your battery is performing normally."What am i supposed to do ? 

A:Inspiron 17R N7110 battery says "Plugged in, Not charging."

Hi katie629,
We will have to check the status of the adapter in BIOS; if the adapter is not detected properly the system will continue to receive power but will not charge the battery. Please follow the steps mentioned below to check if the adapter is detected properly.
1. Start the computer by pressing the power button2. Press the F2 key 2-3 times3. You will now be on the BIOS screen4. Under the Main Tab look for the option that says AC Adapter Type5. If the Adapter Type says Unknown or None with the adapter plugged in.6. Reconnect the adapter to the machine and if the status now shows as Unknown then the AC Adapter needs to be replaced.
Also, I would suggest you to update the BIOS on the system and check if the Battery is charging Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/ZaQuel
Please let me know if this helps.

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i have dell inspiron n4050
3 days ago when i plugged in charger my laptop is not charging. when i put mouse on battery symbol it says "plugged in not charging"
when i shutdown my laptop sometime it getting charged(1,2 times a day).
when i start it same problems occurs.  a notification appears" The AC power adapter type cannot be determined"

A:Dell Inspiron N4050 "Plugged in not Charging"

Hi waqas189,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check for issue resolution.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check for issue resolution.

I would suggest you to update the BIOS on the computer. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, then download the BIOS required onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
Also, we will need to determine if the issue is with the AC adapter or Battery. We will have to check the status of the adapter in BIOS; if the adapter is not detected properly the system will continue to receive power but will not charge the battery. Please follow the steps mentioned below to check if the adapter is detected properly.

Start the computer by pressing the power button
Press the F2 key 2-3 times you will now be on the BIOS screen.
Under the Main Tab look for the option that says AC Adapter Type If the Adapter Type says Unknown or None with the adapter plugged in.
Reconnect the adapter to the machine and if the status now shows as Unknown then the AC Adapter needs to be replaced.
Also, I would suggest you to run a thorough test on the battery. You can download Support assist from the link below and run the PC CHECKUP on Battery to check for issues
http://dell.to/1hAPOXr

Please let me know the findings.

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Hello all,
I need help. I'm pretty frustrated with Dell and I'm hoping there's some resolution I can find here, because the four tech support/customer service reps I've spoken to have been unable to resolve my issue.
I ordered my XPS 13 9350 on Monday July 29th, with 2 day shipping. It arrived on Wednesday, the 31st. I plugged it in, started it up, and began configuring it. Once I got to Windows, I noticed the "Plugged in, Not Charging" status on the batter in the task bar, with a battery of 1%. I did some research and found a number of suggestions, but most of them either A) happened to their laptop after they had owned if for a while and/or B) it would not charge past a certain percentage. I ran a diagnostic at startup and it indicates it cannot detect a battery. The Diagnostics page in BIOS indicates no battery communication (though the stock 45W charger is working fine). BIOS version is 1.3.3, and I know 1.4.4 is out, but Dell requires there to be at least 10% battery to update BIOS and well, I fall about 9% shy of that number. Splendid. 
After this initial investigation I hopped into tech support chat. After some discussion, it was recommended to return the defective device and receive a new one. Annoying, but acceptable. After being transferred around to a number of CSR's I eventually was told I could not return the device for a new one, so I could either send it in to be inspected and fixed which would take 14 business days, or go bac... Read more

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I've been having an issue which started this morning. The previous night, I forgot to plug in my Dell Inspiron N5050 after using it. I woke up to find that my battery had died (obviously). I plugged in the laptop, running Windows 7 HE 64 bit, and turned it on. It booted normally and I was able to do all of my tasks as needed. Then I noticed my problem. The battery icon down on the taskbar showed that the device was plugged in, but was not charging. It has stayed at a constant 2% charge for more than 24 hours now. The Battery Meter stated that my battery is performing normally, so I ruled the battery out as the cause. The adapter I am using is the default one that came with the laptop when I bought it, and it appears to be functioning normally as well. What could be the cause of this incident, and what can I do to fix it?
 

A:Battery Stated as "Plugged in, Not Charging"

Most likely you have a bad battery. Dell has had whole series of batteries that they shipped out in a not fully functional state. I have an HP laptop (about 8 years old now) that the battery took a "steamy one" and it will no longer charge properly. You can try this trick (it may not work, but worth a try because did work for me a couple times): power down laptop and take the battery out for 30 minutes; replace battery and plug in charger but do not power on; wait 4 hours of charge and power on. I had it work a couple times that it gave a full 100% charge. Again, if it doesn't work then sorry, but at least you tried.
 

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I have a 3-year-old Toshiba satellite C655 with Windows 7. Last night, after I restarted it for updates, the battery symbol read "Plugged in, not charging".
This is NOT the first time this happened to my computer. A couple months ago, the same notice appeared. At that point in time I did some combination of shutting down, removing battery, unplugging etc. and it was fixed. Since then I have gotten a new AC adapter because my old one had a short.
Anyway, I looked around on the internet, tried a few things, and eventually came across these instuctions:
1. Disconnect AC, 2. Shutdown, 3. Remove battery, 4. Connect AC, 5. Startup, 6. Uninstall AC Compliant control method, 7. Shutdown, 8. Disconnect AC, 9. Insert battery, 10. Connect AC, 11. Startup.
Yay! It worked. I moved my computer from one location to another and it was still working. However, when I got on the following morning, it was back to the message "Plugged in, not charging". Also, the message came up again that I needed to restart my computer for updates even though I had done this the night before.
I retried the previous fix. No luck. I tried some other suggestions. No luck. In the meantime, I've taken out my battery so it doesn't die (my computer works with only the AC in, as well as with only the battery in, or with both). However, I use my computer a lot and I'm often in situations were plugging it in is not an option (I also don't want it to shut down every time I unplug it... Read more

A:Battery notice - "plugged in, not charging"

I would say get yourself a new battery. If you got 3 years use out of it your doing well
 

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So I've had this laptop (Toshiba Satellite C650-01V) since 2010 I think (I had it since I started university), and around early this month I've been having problems with my battery: it's not being charged. There's a message that says "plugged in, not charging", and I've tried multiple ways in trying to fix it. Each day it would lose 1% of power (It would be at 90%, then 89% the next day). At the moment, it's at 5%. At the bottom of my laptop is a little light that I'm assuming indicates how much power my laptop has or something (it has a symbol of a battery and a plug beside it). When I have my laptop plugged in with the AC-adapter it's green; when it's unplugged, it turns orange and starts flashing. I have no idea if it was green or orange when my battery was still fully-charged.
I remember I had to replace my AC-adapter last summer because my old one was damaged; but I don't think it has anything to do with that because it's been working fine until this month.

-I've tried the "shut down, unplugged AC, remove battery, replug, start-up, uninstall control method battery, shut down, unplug AC, put battery back, replug AC and start-up" method, but it didn't work.
-I tried disabling Toshiba Power Saver, but that didn't effect anything.
-I read somewhere that completely draining the battery might work (somehow), except my battery refuses to go any lower than 5% no matter what I do.

I'm beginning to think that my battery is just dead and gone. I really ... Read more

A:Battery Not Being Charged ("plugged in, not charging")

Yes, it sounds like your battery is dying. This is quite common, as they only have a lifespan of X number of charging cycles. Get a new battery.

A replacement laptop battery should be less than $100 US from the manufacturer. There is nothing wrong with generic batteries provided they are the EXACT same specification as the OEM battery (original equipment). These you should be able to find in the $50 -$60 range. You should be able to find a replacement battery on Amazon in minutes (or anywhere else - dedicated battery websites will provide you with more details for making an informed choice).

While not necessary I always buy a new charger to go along with a with a new battery.
It is VERY important that the charger have the EXACT same output voltage and amperage as the original equipment. Ignoring this rule can shorten the life of the battery, or the laptop.

Running the battery all the way down is a leftover from the days of NiCad batteries. It has no useful effect on modern Lithium Ion batteries.

The guy at Best Buy is an excellent salesman. A poor excuse for a human being, but a great salesman. I bet he won an award that year.

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Hi everyone,
I got a HP 530 laptop (vista home basic) from a friend to fix. It only powers on with battery power and not with ac power but it shows "Plugged In, Charging". If after powering up, you insert the ac adapter, it works fine although the battery doesn't charge.

Thanks
 

A:"Plugged In, Charging" But Battery Discharges

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I recently did a clean install after my hard disc stopped working and had to be replaced.
Before this, my battery was working perfectly and lasted about 5-6 hours. However, after installing Windows 7 Ultimate x86 again, my laptop doesn't seem to charge anymore above 2%. The second I take off my adapter, the laptop turns off.

I can't find any drivers for the battery or anything related on the ASUS website. I was also wondering if this could possibly be a problem with my Hybrid Graphics, since my NVIDIA G210M graphics card wasn't working well either and had to be uninstalled.

I also tested to see if it was a problem with my adapter, but my laptop works without the battery connected, with just the adapter being plugged in.

So how can I get my battery working again without having to replace it? (I don't think it's a hardware problem anyways). Thanks in advance.

A:"Plugged in, Not Charging" - Battery

Hi there
Hate to say it but your battery needs replacing. It DOES happen on laptops from time to time especially if you have had the laptop a while.

Also modern manufacturing tolerances or QC isn't as good as it used to be --emphasis is on cheapness and get the stuff out of the door as fast as possible so you could have got a "bad" one too. Just the luck of the draw unless its within warranty period.

When they die they go quite suddenly -- no warning or whatever -- rather like car batteries -- OK one day and then dead as a dodo the next.

Cheers
jimbo

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I've had my Dell Inspiron 5558 for just over a year at this point, and for the last six months or so I've been getting the common "plugged in, not charging" error most of the time when I plug my laptop in. The solution I've been using and the only way to get my laptop to charge right now seems to be to open a bunch of tabs and start programs, plugging and unplugging the laptop until the charge light comes on and it charges normally. I'm at a loss as to why this happens but it does usually work. I found the recent BIOS update which I hoped would fix the error and have installed it but nothing changed. Do I need to order a new battery (or charger?) Any help would be appreciated. I have a Dell Inspiron 5558 running Windows 10.

A:"Plugged in, not charging" error

Hi,Welcome to our community. Run through the hardware diagnostics to check if there is any hardware faulty in the system. You can click here to find the video with the steps to run the hardware diagnostics.Also, Follow the below steps and check if there is any difference in the performance:- Remove the battery and then disconnect the AC adapter if connected.- Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds then release it.- Reinsert the battery and then reconnect the AC adapter.- Turn on the computer

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i got this used i7 laptop from someone for Christmas and its great and it was charging perfectly fine while the laptop was on/in use (like most laptops do) for a couple days not issues, then i noticed when plugging it in to go charge it because it was 10% and i see "plugged in, Not charging" i've tried everything. i took the risk and got a new battery no luck still the same thing. done most of the troubleshooting on the web still nothing.


fishy thing is when the laptop is off like shutdown it charges :/ but as soon as you switch it back on with the cord in ofc it goes back to the same problem "plugged in, not charging" its a real pain now.

A:Windows 8.1 "plugged in, not Charging"

What are the steps you have tried?

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Recently, my laptop often decides not to charge when I plug it in.

Sometimes mousing over the battery icon it will state "Fully charged 100%", but will immediately power off when the power cable is removed. Other times mousing over the the icon it will state "Plugged in, not charging X%" where X is some number, 43% for example.

Running powercfg in the command line, I am told that at the last full charge, it recorded 29600 [power units, mAh?], whereas design capacity is 44000 [power units]. So I assume that there is still life in the battery, it just won't charge up, for some reason.

Does anyone have any suggestions of things to try to isolate what is causing the problem?

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I have a Dell inspiron 1700;
I replace the battery and charger about 2 years ago, and it has since been working fine (before, this was a separate problem, where the battery was run down and charger broken).
For about a month, have been getting the "plugged in, not charging" sign with my battery icon in bottom right hand corner.
Also, on start up, it has the "A/C not compatible...." note. BUT, this charger has been working fine before now, with my laptop +battery.

I've tried taking the battery out; doing the BIOS thing; uninstalling under device manager &then scanning for new hardware when I've put battery back in. I've also checked the PA-number on the laptop is the same as the charger - both at PA-10.
I've looked at the inside of the charger cable (the pin bit) to see if it's gone wonky or fallen out - and it seems okay.
I don't really want to take my laptop apart because I won't be able to put it back together after ha!
Any ideas??? (except going to a computer-fixer-shop)? I don't know if I need to order a new cable (not A/C bit - just connector cable from laptop to A/C?
Any suggestions are most welcome!!

A:another "plugged in, not charging" dell - tried everything so far!

chances are its just the charger thats had it. the only true test for this is to try another charger. But one little test is to take out the battery and try and power the laptop on with just the charger plugged in, if it works its not the charger its more than likely the battery.

with a different charger as long as its output is roughly the same ~19v and 2amp+ youll get an idea to see if it works or not.

if it does charge then you have your answer. if it doesnt then you dig deeper and let us know whats what!

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Hello and Merry Christmas, 
I purchased the XPS 13 9360 in January 2017 and I am receiving the "plugged in, not charging" error. The AC charger that I am using is 45W and purchased from the Dell website.
This is the second time this has happened since I bought the laptop. In June 2017, I received the "plugged in, not charging" error and purchased a new charger from Dell ("Dell Power Adapter Plus - 45w" for $60). There were no issues until October 2017. I see the same "Alert! The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available." message when I turn the computer on while plugged in.
Please advise if this is normal or if I have received a faulty laptop or chargers. I would prefer not to buy a charger every 6 months. Also please advise if either my laptop or my new charger is under warranty and how I can proceed to from here. 
Sincere thanks, 
rajeevanm

A:XPS 13 9360, "plugged in, not charging"

Unless the adapter is physically damaged, it's under warranty - contact Dell for warranty replacement either of the adapter -- or the DC jack in the system - or the mainboard.  One of those three parts is faulty.

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Hello,
First off I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this thread. My issue is that my laptop has 11% battery life but isn't charging. It is just plugged in. I have uninstalled the drivers from the manager but nothing. I am operating a HP Pavillion. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Andrew96528
 

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I have a 4 month old Dell Latitude E6230. I have had no problems with my AC adapter or battery until yesterday. Suddenly I started getting the "plugged in, not charging" message for my battery, and it has drained to 0 since then despite being plugged in. If I remove my battery and put it back in, it will charge for 5 seconds and then stop charging. The computer works with no battery only being plugged in. I have already poured over forums where people with similar problems have tried many things.

1) I have restarted my computer while unplugging/removing my battery in every possible order imaginable. This has not helped. I have even tried leaving the battery out for extended periods of time to see if it was overheating. This is not the problem.
2) I have uninstalled the ACPI-Compliant Control Method in my device manager and restarted/reinstalled. This has not helped.
3) I am using the same Dell battery/AC cable that came with the computer. I know that this problem occurs when one uses non-Dell products.
4) I have updated my BIOS. No help.
5) I have tried using every single power plan possible. No help.
6) I have seen that the problem is probably due to the data pin my power plug not identifying my battery as a Dell battery, but the pin is not bent or damaged, and as I mentioned before this is the same battery that Dell provided with the computer that has worked since I got it.
7) I ran the dell diagnostics on my battery and it said everything was healthy.

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A:Yet another "plugged in, not charging" thread

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Ask your IT dept if they will lend you another battery for a quick test of the charging system on your laptop.. or maybe borrow a battery from a co-worker.

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So, after this problem has begun to plague my fiancee for unknown reasons, the same has happened to me. I've searched high and low and have tried what I could, but nothing works and I, in fact, have no idea what may be the issue here. Everything in my laptop was working PERFECTLY until just now, where I find out the battery is not charging and I find the "plugged in, not charging" message from Windows 7. I'm at a loss, as I have no money to go out and unnecessarily buy a new charger or battery. I very recently got this ASUS, it can't be the hardware, can it?

Please and thank you for any assistance provided.

A:"Plugged In, Not Charging"

Problem with this is there are multiple solutions, heres one that i used to fix a laptop a while ago.

>Disconnect AC
>Shutdown
>Remove battery
>Connect AC
>Startup
>In Device Manager, Under the Batteries category, right-click all of the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings, and select Uninstall (it?s ok if you only have 1).
>Shutdown
>Disconnect AC
>Insert battery
>Connect AC
>Startup

See how that goes, you can find other methods to solve this problem here and here

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Hi
I've been getting this for a long time now. On the taskbar, the battery symbol will say, when hovered over, "Plugged in, not charging" whenever I have a charger plugged in. Here are all the things I've tried.
New charger (did work for a little then stopped)
Reinstalling windows
Bios upgrade
Changing charger port to a a newer one
Reinstalling battery drivers
I have an Inspiron 5547, about 1 and a half years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

A:"Plugged in, not charging"

" New charger (did work for a little then stopped) "

I'm assuming this is a new Dell genuine AC adapter, correct ?
I like to first suggest you check metal tip at end of AC adapter and see if it's centered. If metal tip isn't centered then I'd suggest you use a small screw driver to center it. I also suggest you lightly blow air into it to get rid of any debris or dust that might be causing the error code.

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Yeah so I have abou 95% battery and it won't charge. It says "plugged in, not charging" on the little battery icon at the right bottom corner when I click on it.

A:"Plugged in, not charging"

Hello anybody? I tried the uninstall battery stuff in the device manager and that doesn't work.

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hey guys. So I have an hp touch smart (model number 15-b129wm)' and I keep getting a plugged in not charging message. I tried all the internet fixes. The odd thing is, I can unplug the adapter, plug it back in, and get about a minute of a charge, but then it will go back to saying "plugged in not charging". Thanks in advance for the help!
 

A:"Plugged in not charging"

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Hello! For a few months now, my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) has not been charging when plugged in. I've looked up the issue a few times, and the general issue is everywhere, but for some reason I can occasionally, very rarely, can fix the issue temporarily by unplugging the charger and plugging it back in. The computer can run when plugged in with not battery in, and I've tried cleaning dust off of it. I've only had the computer for a short time. Please help!
 

A:"Plugged in, not charging"

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I have a Dell inspiron 15 M5010 and i recently bought a new battery. It's not a Dell battery but a Ninja Battery. As i started charging it i noticed it doesn't charge. I thought it was a defective battery so the company sent me a new one. It didn't make a difference. Is it my AC Adapter? or because i need a Dell battery? I tried everything except update the BIOS because it needs at least 10% battery to run. Sadly i have 5%. Please help. 

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This has happened at lease twice before. My Dell XPS was unplugged from the charger, and I locked it and closed it and at least 15 min later there was an unexpected shutdown. I know this because when I re-open the laptop, the computer is off and Windows tell me there was unexpected shutdown.

Has anyone else seen this problem?

A:Closed laptop (unplugged from charger), a while later "Unexpected Shutdown"

Maybe your laptop has its power settings set to - Shut Down when Lid is Closed (when on battery power).

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I have a Dell inspiron 15 M5010 and i recently bought a new battery. It's not a Dell battery but a Ninja Battery. As i started charging it i noticed it doesn't charge. I thought it was a defective battery so the company sent me a new one. It didn't make a difference.
Is it my AC Adapter? or because i need a Dell battery? I tried everything except update the BIOS because it needs at least 10% battery to run. Sadly i have 5%. Please help. 

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One lapse of judgement and I'm out of action for the weekend...
Anyway, I've run Avast and removed a number of viruses it found, but I still have these annoying popups, etc.
Log:

reLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:49: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
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A:Time changed to 24h and reads "VIRUS ALERT!" also various "Security Alert" popups

Apologies for the double-post. I could not see an edit function.
I've cleaned out a couple of nasties with Adaware, although i've not seen much change - still getting the same "VIRUS ALERT!" and popups. Still, I thought it best to update the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:37: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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My Battery is draining and wont charge.  I plug in the power cord to opperate the computer but the battery will not charge.  The icon is reading "plugged in, not charging" and the LED battery light on the side of the computer is blinking white even when the laptop is turned off.  I have checked the adaptor cord and did battery test which came back "ok".  Will my laptop stop working once I run out of battery even with the adaptor cord?  How can I fix the battery? Thanks, 

A:Battery icon reads "plugged in, not charging" and LED Batter...

Annie. Your laptop should run just fine if your battery dies. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 REO

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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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