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Thinkpad x260 - "plugged in/not charging" message

Q: Thinkpad x260 - "plugged in/not charging" message

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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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 have both my internal and external batteries complaining about being plugged in but not charging. I used it all of yesterday on battery as normal and plugged it in at night but this morning when i started it up, it is complaining about the internal battery being at 0% and battery 2 stuck at 38% plugged in and not charging. I've followed the steps on this forum to uninstall the microsoft ACI from the device manager but neither of the batteries are still charging. Any help?


























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Hi, I have both my internal and external batteries complaining about being plugged in but not charging. I used it all of yesterday on battery as normal and plugged it in at night but this morning when i started it up, it is complaining about the internal battery being at 0% and battery 2 stuck at 38% plugged in and not charging. I've followed the steps on this forum to uninstall the microsoft ACI from the device manager but neither of the batteries are still charging. Any help?


























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Hi all!Can anyone tel me if this is standar behaviour, please?My X260, when charging, starts charging internal battery to 80%, then it charges external battery to 100% and only then goes back charging internal battery from 80  to 100%. Thanks in advance for your input. RM

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Today it is almost one year my X260 was on batteries and went to over discharging (almost to 2%) and then upon plugging in the power it showed charging but not increasing the charge levels on both the batteries.Kindly post your suggestions for helping me to resove this issue. It is using BQ24780s charger chip on its motherboard.

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I only had this laptop for less than 2 months and I couldn't find much of why this is happening. There is nothing stuck in the charging port and the charging light on the side is lit on the side.

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Dell laptop not charging..getting message plugged in not charging I brought Dell Inspiron 14R laptop 2 years back . My laptop is not getting on with battery..only when power cable is plugged in its getting on..but getting message saying "plugged in not charging"...replace the battery.

Is this an issue with battery or do i need to change the AC adapter. Do i need to buy a new battery?

Please let me know your suggestions. Thanking you in advance.

A:Dell laptop not charging..getting message plugged in not charging

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sirisha


Dell laptop not charging..getting message plugged in not charging I brought Dell Inspiron 14R laptop 2 years back . My laptop is not getting on with battery..only when power cable is plugged in its getting on..but getting message saying "plugged in not charging"...replace the battery.

Is this an issue with battery or do i need to change the AC adapter. Do i need to buy a new battery?

Please let me know your suggestions. Thanking you in advance.


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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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Can't charge my Lenovo Thinkpad P1 (which is 1 week old). I have run diagnostics and nothing is wrong, and the battery condition is good. "Charged threshold" is at 75% (current battery power is 36%), so it should be charging. I must have missed a setting of some sort. Anyone have a solution to fix it so the laptop will charge?Appreciate all help, thanks.

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Hello Everyone, I'm the owner of a Edge E450 (ThinkPad), i bought it 1 years ago. I have problem with my battery and it happens suddenly. When AC adapter is unplugged, the Laptop immediately die. But if the AC adapter is plugged in, the battery status "0% Plugged In, Not Charging".I'm already run Battery Gauge Reset on Power Management, and I tried to step:(1) Power off, unplug power lead, remove the battery.(2) Press power button for ~10 seconds to clear any residual charge.(3) Plug in power lead, power on (without battery).(4) Log in, let the software settle down. It discovers there is no battery.!(5) Power off, insert battery, power on again.(6) Log in, let the software settle down. Now the 'new' battery is charging!but it does not work all.  if I have to replace the battery? While the battery is still new and it happens suddenly, before the battery is very durable. Sorry for my bad english.

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Hello,this is my first day with X1 Tablet (Gen 2), and i found out it doesn't charge well, the battery indicator have notification "plugged in, not charging" so it's kinda stuck start from 18% ... it's gain 1% after 1hrs of use (at this time of writing.. its still 22%) at this moment i'm running the Windows Update as well as Lenovo System Update Apps... hope this solve the problem.  Is this known issue ? what possibly cause this ?

A:Day 1 with Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen 2 - Plugged in, not charging

Make sure it is not in Airplane Mode. Lenovo laptops will not charge in Airplane Mode. I have had this happen to me. Just a suggestion.

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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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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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Hello,this is my first day with X1 Tablet (Gen 2), and i found out it doesn't charge well, the battery indicator have notification "plugged in, not charging" so it's kinda stuck start from 18% ... it's gain 1% after 1hrs of use (at this time of writing.. its still 22%) at this moment i'm running the Windows Update as well as Lenovo System Update Apps... hope this solve the problem.  Is this known issue ? what possibly cause this ?

A:Day 1 with Thinkpad X1 Tablet Gen 2 - Plugged in, not charging

Make sure it is not in Airplane Mode. Lenovo laptops will not charge in Airplane Mode. I have had this happen to me. Just a suggestion.

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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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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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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, 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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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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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.

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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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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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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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We are looking to set up some new ThinkPad L390 Yoga laptops and have had this issue with all of them we have opened so far. After running them for an hour or two doing normal setup (installing updates to windows, drivers, etc..) they have all ended up not charging anymore through any USB-C ports. 

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 Periodically, such as yesterday, my batteries stop charging while plugged in. My Thinkpad X270 HN is not even two years old, and I haven't read about any battery issues. I don't understand why this happens or what to do about it. Moreover, I'm not sure where my two batteries are or what is used first. It's quite confusing. Battery #1 will not charge beyond 51%, as I see the icon half-full and the number, yet underneath the 51% it states that battery number #1 is acutally charged at 100% already. And underneath the information about battery #1 is info on battery #2, which states 5% full and not charging at all. I don't understand why these batteries either don't charge at all or only charge up to a certain percentage.Again, I'm not sure how these batteries work either apart or together. I'm assuming the battery icon on the taskbar is battery #1, and when it's lost its charge, or juice, I assume battery #2 kicks in, but, again, I'm not sure how it works. I have no idea where to find the icon for battery #2.Finally, in order to change the batteries -- if need be -- do I have to change both at once, and can they be changed without bringing the laptop into a repair shop? Meaning, if I try myself, do I unscrew the bottom and simply replace them?Thanks,PPenguin

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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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Laptop is plugged to power source and I am receiving the "Plugged in not charging message". I did the battery check and it indicates that the battery is fine. I bought a new HP AC adapter to rule this out at as the issue. I have read other forums and they indicate removing the battery, but mine is internal. Please advise. Thank you

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Plugged ib but not charging is wat i m able to see near the battery point and as i unplug the adapter laptop turns off even if it is charged

A:I m getting a message of plugged in nd not charging and also...

Hi Anushree,What is the age of the notebook and battery?Probably battery is nearing is end?Could you test your battery from HP support assistant software or from UEFI System Diagnostics: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03467259RegardsVisruth

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Hi, I have bought new Thinkpad X1 Yoda 3rd Gen three weeks before and from yesterday I have noticed that battery status is showing charging even adapter is not plugged in, If I plugged in its charging but when I remove it still showing charging. How can I resolve this issue? Please help Thank you

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After reading different posts, tryint 135W and smaller 42W Lenovo charger, multiple reboots, updating drivers, downloading Lenovo Vantage & PowerMgr.exe, updating two drivers and multiple reboots I'm down to 13% battery.Li polymer batery (FRU 01AY969) shows good with firmware Ver 0006-0042-0100-0003.Battery shows wear level 1% and 14.907 voltage based on program HW monitor.Battery did charge twice using 135W Lenovo charger, but then nothing. Charger running laptop now. Month old P1 (20md) running 64 bit Win 10. No previous OS nor user. Should still have the shipping box.User has loaded software and needs it for work.Laptop not in airplane mode, has been turned on and off to reset. Battery Reset tries to start but then stops.-- PowerMgr can not load. Ran installer and "chargeThreshold on 80"  as an administrator with admin privliges (confirmed by the running of other tasks and programs requiring admin status) Error msg "Can not connect to base module (1722) . Yes PowerMgr.exe not showing as a service nor program.Downloaded the 64 bit PowerMgr.exe Ver 1.67.14.04 from Lenovo but it would not install. Said I needed 64 bit version. Honest.This being a new laptop for work, I do not want to download too many more programs.I tried putting in a MTS ticket in the new MTSA system. Yea had to enter my email address for the fourth (4)th time but no luck.I'm reaching out the internet hoping the answer is interesting and not something si... Read more

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This laptop is brand new. The past few days, when I plug it in to charge, i get a messae over the battery icon saying "pluged in, not charging". I have read that this is in fact a software issue dealing with Windows 10 and I have tried multiple times to imlement solutions involving the Device Manager. The only thing I haven't tried is actually removing the battery because I do not think this particular HP model can be have its battery removed by the user. I would really rather not have to exchange laptops especially if it is a Windows problem, is there any way you can help?

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The battery is not charging and the battery status in the tray shows the following message  "26% available (plugged in, not charging)" but if the charger is removed the laptop switches off abruptly without shutting down windows properly.  I have tried the various solutions suggested on web. The problem is still the same. Any suggestions plz

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hi,when I pkugplu the charger for my lenovo IdeaPad 320, i get the plggedp in not charging mesmess appear when I hover the pointer over the battery icon.I checked lenovo vantage software, and conservation mode is off. is there a fix for that. 

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I have a ThinkPad T460P. Some time ago it fell off to the side of couch while plugged in and bent the adapter / end of charger insert upon impact. After i would receive a "plugged in but not charging" message. I could still get this machine to charge if i closed it and inserted the charger, let it sit, and then open. Somewhat inconsistent but it worked. Finally the other day i was running a video and the battery drained completely without realizing it was not charging. I received a critically low battery message. Charger no longer worked and machine would not turn on. I bought a new 90W charger to see if it would do the trick. When i plug this in, the light above the thinkpad sign and also the light in power button flashes 3 times but then nothing else. Normally this light would strobe. The charger appears to work as the light near the port has gone from yellow to green. But the machine no longer turns on. Sometimes i can get it to flash when pressing the power but nothing. Also tried a number of tricks like taking the battery out, holding the power button for a while, putting all back in and trying again. Machine will also not turn on when plugged in without the battery in. Thoughts? Am i cooked here?

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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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My wife is using MacBook and I would like to be able to use her USB-C charger for my ThinkPad x260.If there is an adapter which converts USB-C to ThinkPad's square power connector?

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Is there a way to tell if my x260 is charging or is fully charged while it's off? The red LED on the top cover stays off when the laptop is off and charging.

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