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Thinkpad Yoga: Plugged in, not charging

Q: Thinkpad Yoga: Plugged in, not charging

Hello! I am coming back to my laptop after not having used in much over the summer and I noticed that it says "plugged in, not charging". When I unplug it, the battery starts to go down but it will not go back up if I plug it back in. I cannot remove the battery so I am hoping that there is some way for me to fix it through the settings on the computer. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hello, My recently bought Thinkpad Yoga 14 recently had this strange problem going on. The battery goes down, even when the AC cord is plugged in. The battery message says "plugged in, not charging". What exactly is the problem, and how do I fix it? The laptop came with Windows 10. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you! ??

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

It isn't a problem.  The battery has a nearly full charge, so the charging turns off so as not to "cook" the battery.  If you unplug the battery and let it run down a while, then plug it in, it will charge.  I tend not to charge mine until it gets under about 70%.  A Lithium battery slowly degrades after a certain number of charges.

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As I'm typing this now im running on about 20% battery and dropping. I've had my Z710 Ideapad for almost 2 years now. within these 2 years I've replaced the battery twice, got 3 new adapters, and had sent it in for the factory to basiclly gut it and replace it with graphics drives that were inferior to the previous ones.  So needless to say Its really annoying that now my biggest problem is that my laptop now will randomly stop charging randomly, regardless of if its on or off.

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 battery "plugged in, not charging...

Hi there, Vaigne -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
1: Remove the AC adapter plug.
2: Remove the battery.
3: Press the power button for about 30 seconds. This will clear the capacitors.
4: Insert the battery and plug in the AC adapter.
5: Press the power button.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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Hello, I had recently purchased the Thinkpad P50 just 3 months ago. Since yesterday, I have noticed laptop battery is showing "plugged in, not charging" . I am using Windows 10. How to resolve it ? Please suggest Regards,Nilesh

A:Thinkpad P50, Plugged in, not charging

 How well charged is the battery?

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Hi, I have a 3 year old (ish) T540p which all of a sudden is giving me this message when the ac power adapter is plugged in.  I have two adapters as I have the docking station also which I normally use and neither of these adapters are working.  I have read some posts on here and tried all of the suggested actions to rectify this but none seem to be working for some reason. Funnily enough in the Lenovo Vantage application I tried to do the battery gauge reset and as soon as i set that off the laptop started to charge and got up to 100%, i left it for a good couple of hours and didn't seem to move on to the next part in the cycle which is to drain the battery so I cancelled it.  I thought that the fact that it had started to charge might have reset something but alas I'm back in the same position where I'm getting the plugged in but not charging message. I've recently updated to Windows 10 but the chargers have worked fine since, now for some reason they are not. Can anybody give me any help troubleshooting to try and sort the problem out.  Is it likely to be the battery which needs replacing or is there someting else that it could be perhaps? Thanks.

A:T540p Thinkpad plugged in but not charging

What about your battery threshold settings? When you're doing battery calibration (gauge reset), it's a common thing that your inducator stucks at some percentage of charging and discharging. I suggest you to turn off any threshold you set, turn off the machine, turn it on with no battery, then turn it off and re-set the battery.What about discharging? Is it normal? Try to discharge it to below 50% and then plug the charger.





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My Lenovo Thinkpad is not charging the battery and shows a "plugged in, not charging" message. I have a pending Bios update that won't update since the batteries are not charged.  Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this? Is there a way to update the Bios with just power plugged in?     

A:Lenovo Thinkpad with "plugged in, not charging"

What charging threshold do you have set in either Lenovo companion or Lenovo Vantage app?  For me I have it set at 70% and 80%.  In other words my battery wont charge until it falls below 70% and it will stop at 80%.  So if its at 75% for example it will show "plugged in, not charging"





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I have a problem with my Thinkpad x260. The battery is stuck at 96% with a message "plugged in, not charging". I'm pretty sure i haven't had this issue before. I don't have any thresholds for charging turned on, the battery always started charging even if it was at 99%.  I restarted a couple of times, fiddled with the adapter and battery - took it out and put it back in - nothing helped. How can I fix this and should I?I've looked up this issue on this forum, but haven't found a single clear reply on what to do with that

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hi I have a Thinkpad E550 the laptop runs fine and the batter has no issues.Problem is when i plug in the ac adapter to charge the battery nothing happens it doesnt even show the plugged in icon..I take out the battery and plug in the AC and still nothing. A friend pluged in the AC on his laptop and it starts to charge so the AC adapter is fine.It did fall on the carpet from two feet up but didnt show signs of any issue. What is the best way to resolve this.

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After a System Updade yesterday, my X1 Yoga is suddenly not charging my battery.  There's a message when hovering over the battery icon that says "4% available (plugged in, not charging)".  Not sure if the update is related or coincidental, but the battery tests as normal, and the power supply is working to maintain power.  I've tried different power supplies, numerous reboots, uninstalling the "Lenovo Settings" app, and disabling/re-enabling, removing and reinstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery adapter.  Someone please help!  

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I have a Yoga 370 plugged into a ThinkPad USB-C Dock (DK1633) with the provided USB-C cable, and Windows is showing "Plugged in" but also "Not charging" as the battery has continued to decline in this configuration (it's declined from ~60% when it was first docked, and is now at 29%.) What's this mean, and how do I correct it? More detail: The USB-C cable is plugged into the port next to the power on the dock (the only place it fits.)The dock is powered, as evidenced by the power light being on.The USB-C cable is plugged into the Yoga at the "lightning" port (again, the only place it fits.)I've tried the most obvious googleable steps, which are to remove the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" in Device Manager and re-add/update. This didn't change the behavior.I should add that I first noticed this problem only a couple weeks ago. Before that I believe the dock was charging the laptop as expected, in the same configuraton it's in now.I have not yet tried charging with the power cable that comes with the Yoga (instead of the dock/USB-C) since this problem started happening. I don't have the cable handy, and won't for a few days.

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After a System Updade yesterday, my X1 Yoga is suddenly not charging my battery.  There's a message when hovering over the battery icon that says "4% available (plugged in, not charging)".  Not sure if the update is related or coincidental, but the battery tests as normal, and the power supply is working to maintain power.  I've tried different power supplies, numerous reboots, uninstalling the "Lenovo Settings" app, and disabling/re-enabling, removing and reinstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery adapter.  Someone please help!  

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I've plugged recently plugged my laptop charger into the laptop the icon read 30% power and stated that the computer was plugged in and not charging. I disconnected the power promptly but the icon still showed that that it was plugged in and not charging. The charging light was also shown to be on but the charger was not plugged in. I restared my computer to try and fix the glitch but there was no change. I also tried turning it off and plugging it in, there was a spark sound and burnt smell coming out of the charger and the charging port. I have no idea what to do. please help!

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Yoga 710-14ISK (model 80TY0064AU), the laptop is plugged in but not charging.  Can someone help me please

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Thinkpad X1 carbon gen4 (2016) battery won't charge. Message shows "plugged in, not charging".Just performed a windows 10 (64bit) clean re-install and the problem was still there.All drivers are up to date, and the Lenovo settings UWP app was installed. Battery threshold was turned off (and double checked by looking into the registry).


























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A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen4 battery "plugged in, not charging"

Have you ever set a battery charge threshold?
 
What happens if you let the battery discharge from the 47% in your screenshot, and then plug it in again?  Will it recharge to ~47%?  Or will it then be stuck at the new (lower) level?

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Thinkpad X1 carbon gen4 (2016) battery won't charge. Message shows "plugged in, not charging".Just performed a windows 10 (64bit) clean re-install and the problem was still there.All drivers are up to date, and the Lenovo settings UWP app was installed. Battery threshold was turned off (and double checked by looking into the registry).


























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anyone else have this?  Just started last night after having the device for a few days.  As the battery is sealed up, I can't access it....











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A:Yoga 13 and battery is plugged in, not charging.

What is the charge level? If it is more than 60%, then the battery will start charging when battery level goes below 60%. This would be valid if the battery setting has been set to maximum lifespan in energy management. If optimize for runtime had been selected and it still doesnt charge or in the eatlier option below 60% it is not charging, then you would have to take laptop to support.




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Hello,
 
I seem to be having an intermittent "Not Charging" issue on my Lenovo Yoga 900.
 
It usually happens when it's fully charged and I unplug it for a few minutes and then plug it back in. If I let it drop below 93-95% it will usually say "Plugged in, charging" again.
 
Is this some sort of glitch, or a feature? I tried looking to see if I had the "conservation" setting on, and I do not.
 
I have a few days to take it back to the store if I need to. I'd really rather not send it in because we have problems with couriers dropping off packages that end up getting stolen because we live in an apartment with multiple locked doors, so they usually pitch it beside the door and run off and then someone else takes off with our stuff. Had it happen a couple of times with Amazon orders. (grr)
 
Thanks to anyone who can answer this!
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:Yoga 900 - Battery plugged in, not charging.

Good day and welcome to the community.This is my experience with my Yoga 900 and Yoga 900S. This way the system isn't trying to constantly top off 1 or 2%, which is not good for the battery. By contrast, Conservation Mode will charge to ~60% and then stop. That has some benefits, also. Personally, I'm not using Conservation Mode, and so far I've not seen any negative effects on my batteries.
 
Hoipe this helps.Regards.

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I bought a Lenovo Yoga and after it arrived in the mail yesterday I plugged it in and let it charge today it showed plugged in not charging & after getting help from Lenovo support 8 hours ago I've been waiting for OneKey Optimizer to finish battery conditioning and hoping someone could give me direction on how long to wait or if I should just return it as it's only the 2nd day I've had it and it's already needed to be called in.

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Hi, I do have the same problem, on my 2 years laptop.Plugged in the battery is not charging anymore. I thought it was the battery, so I bought a new one and installed it, but it still doesn t charge.Please note I do have two different AC adapter.The laptop is uptodate with the Bios and drivers, plus windows 10.I installed the Lenovo settings, then the Lenovo vantage,( i tried also a quick charging, and enabled the secur mode always in charge 60% etc...)  it says my battery is great but it still doesn t charge. I asked lenovo support with no answer. Do anybody find a solution ?

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Hi everyone.I have a yoga 500 14isk. My laptop is well but i think i have a problem. I charged my battery fully after that i start using but i didnt take off the charger. Then i realized that the bettery level is going down to %98. But the  charger was plugged in. I see this eror when you charged fully and start the using about anything,programming,gaming,whatching movie.... I went to warranty for this issue and they changed the battery. But i think this problems source is windows 10. If i take off the charger and contunie the using laptop,when battery level is comes under the %90,i am pluging in again and the battery start charging again.So that i can see the battery level is %100.?f you see this eror,firstly go to warranty shop.I will use my laptop  a little time and if i see this eror again,i will go to service again.










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A:Yoga 500 14ISK plugged in not charging

Actually this is fine. Thas is the way it should work. Your battery life is calculated in charging-decharging cycles. Imaging that if the charger went on after dropping from 100% to 99% and charged your battery again to 100%...and then it goes off and the level drops again to 99% and then again...the charger is on to charge it fully to 100%, this costs a lot of more cycles that dropping to lets say 96-97%. This causes less wear to the battery

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Got my Lenove Yoga 900  week ago. Today it had the message on the battery icon in the task bar *plugged in, not charging." Please help before the battery drains out! Thanks.

A:Yoga 900 - Battery *Plugged in, not charging*

You need to have a look at the battery settings in the Lenovo utilities.  If you have the power setting set to maximise battery life (or similar), you may get that message when the battery is approximately halfway discharged.

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Hello, My laptop charging is weird at times, sometime it works fine, sometimes it says "Plugged in, not charging". I have tried to install the Power Management. However i could never install any power managment or ACPI driver in Windows 10. Any help would be really appeciated Thank you- Azarudeen

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My Yoga 500 won't charge. While plugged in, the orange battery light flickers on and off, but the battery remains at 0% and says "plugged in, not charging".  This started when the battery fully discharged after I unplugged the laptop for 10 minutes (from 100% battery power).  Can anyone help? I can't even unplug the laptop for a second now or it shuts off completely.  Incidentally, the battery was replaced by Lenovo after I sent it in about 3 months ago because it was faulty. But now the laptop is out of warrenty. This is getting to be beyond a joke! 

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 500. My notebook stopped charging the battery and so the only way it can be used is plugged in. We thought the battery was the problem however we replaced the battery and the problem persists. I have tried various chargers to ensure the charger is not faulty however this proved useless. When I move the mouse over the battery icon, it says plugged in not charging. Any idea what this could be? It is a new computer however warranty has expired. please advise

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Hello! I am really pissed that i am having this issue for a couple of weeks now! I only have the Yoga for 3 months. Very very disaapointed with the battery so far. Here it is: 1) Yoga would turn off after 4-5 minutes of work without AC connected.2)Yoga is stuck on 82% battery life for weeks now (doesnt show that it is discharging since im not connecting it to the power supply in order to try and drain the battery).Says Plugged in not chraging. Conservation mode is not active!3) Tried to install a BIOS update that was suggested but it would not update from the BIOS boot up with the error message "AC not connected" while in reality it is connected. Don't know what to do really. Anyone has a suggestion on this maybe? Otherwise the laptop is great but if it won't work off charge so what is the point? Please LEVONO help!

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I have a refurbished X230 that works great aside from this issue. I noticed it would not charge, but when the computer ran out of battery and shut down, I plugged it back in and it *did* charge, that time. I then tried a few things including taking the battery out, which turned the computer off, which then allowed it to charge. When I plug the AC adapter in, the battery light in the back will blink twice in green, then go back to red (if battery is low) or remain off (if battery level is normal).  Yesterday night I turned the computer off, plugged it in, turned it on, and saw it was charging. It charged to 97% and then showed up as "plugged in, not charging" this morning. If the computer is charging and I unplug it, then plug it back in, it will not resume charging. All of this leads me to think it isn't a hardware problem with the charger or battery itself (which holds a charge just fine). I also tried a different charger I had for my old T420 which fit, but had the same issue. Any advice?

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Dear all, I have had a lenovo Yoga 500 - 14IBD for a couple of month. The computer just got uncharging problems since last week before that it has been working properly. I have been searching on lenovo community and also tried to fix as recommended option (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-500-Charging-issue/m-p/3296416/highli...I have also  tried to uninstall  Power Management Driver (Microsoft AC adapter and microsoft ACPI-compliant) and re-install new software that provide following link:http://support.lenovo.com/dk/da/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/ideapad-y500-...Unfortunately, it doesn't work. I really need help from you Best regards,Abhichart

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Hi!My Yoga 500-15ISK Laptop seems to have a battery issue. For some time now, whenever I plug my laptop into the AC power, I get this message, e.g. "(% charge) available, (plugged in, charging)", however for some reason, the battery level actually stays the same even after a significant amount of time of being plugged in to the AC supply. Moreover, the battery icon initially shows the animated one which indicates charging is indeed in progress, then after a few moments, it will freeze on the estimated level.Before this, my laptop's battery usually charges relatively quickly. Also, I have not turned on the Conservation Mode so it must charged up beyond 50-60% especially if I leave it plugged in overnight. This issue is really bewildering me right now. Any comments or suggestions on how I can address this issue?Thanks!Other notes re my laptop:It's been around 10 months since I've bought it and I have encountered this issue only a few days ago.I have no other issues with it.

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Hello Everyone,My Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 Laptop is working perfectly fine since I bought it on Décember 2014, however since last week it suddenly stopped to charge.The battery charge is now stuck at 0% and the only way to use it is to plugged it in.Strangely on the task bar the battery icon at 0% still displays "charging" but it won't charge at all.As soon as I unplug power cable the laptops just shuts down within seconds. I didn't do any software updates prior to that happening, so I am wondering if this could be coming from hardware?For instance, dead battery (I don't know maybe 2 years of daily use and it's over), or power charger/cord is not working properly, not allowing charging laptop's battery.My laptop is out of warranty, BTW.Has anyone experienced this ?Thanks in advance for your help.Alexis

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My laptop battery stopped charging overnight. It is plugged and say it's charging, but as soon as I remove the charged the laptop turns off.  It's at 0% and not going up.  I've noticed that the linking of the battery is blinking and not on as it used to be when it was charging.  Anyone has any idea how to fix it?  Thanks. 

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Hi everyone, I have Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4001LAX model notebook. I bought it around 3 weeks ago. Everything was perfect until today. Today I noticed that the device is not charging. I made a research on the internet and saw that in many model of Lenovo there is this problem. - The conservation mode was closed all the time. So it is not that. Please check the screenshot.- I turned off the notebook, removed the cables and press the opening button for 30 seconds, and then plugged the cables in and restarted but no change.- Updated bios and no change.- No reached to battery as it is sealed. I am really disappointed and don't know what to do. I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.


























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I have a four month old Thinkpad Yoga 14 that will not turn on/run unless it is plugged into the AC adapter. When it is plugged in, the battery icon on the taskbar says '95% available, plugged in not charging'. I left the adapter out and the computer off all day yesterday, then plugged the laptop in this morning and the message is the same. If nothing else, I was expecting the battery % to be lower as it had not been plugged in for 24 hours. The operating system is Windows 10, and I have checked the battery devices in Device Manager for the latest driver updates.

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
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