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Battery Meter shows CMOS battery not charging

Q: Battery Meter shows CMOS battery not charging

I have just replaced my CMOS/BIOS battery today, as , I have faced some critical problem regarding regular BIOS date/time reset after system shutdown. But I want to know how do i recognize, that my new batter is totally ok or functional.

Battery Meter gadget shows that "battery Not charging"
Is it a gadget problem?

Is there any method available so that I can track that my new installed CMOS battery in PC is working fine?

Please help me.

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A: Battery Meter shows CMOS battery not charging

The battery you have replaced is solely there to maintain the clock and other BIOS settings (if you have changed them from their defaults). It will not prevent you from booting your system if it is dead/missing; all it means is that you will have to enter the BIOS each time and make the correct settings and time. This battery is not rechargeable.

Do you still have to enter the correct time, or is the BIOS maintaining this now you've changed the battery?

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HP g6-1b60us Notebook PCHere is the situation and symptoms. Battery not charging. Battery icon indicates battery being charged, but it sits at 5%. Have bought a replacement HP battery and that battery will not charge also (it sits at 50%, which I assume is the initial charge it came with). Run the HP Support Assistant and both batteries fail the test saying that cell 4 is bad (cells 1 to 3 have charge, but cell 4 has a 0 reading, even in the new battery). (Is there a problem accessing/charging cell 4?)When the battery is installed and the AC adaptor is unplugged, and the laptop is turned off, the battery charge LED shows a white LED (red/amber indicates that it is charging the battery); now the only time the LED goes out is when the battery is physically removed. Before the problem began, the battery charge LED would be off when the battery was installed and the charger was not being used. Now the battery charge LED goes off only when the battery is physically removed.What I have tried:Cleaned the contacts.Bought a new HP battery.Tried the complete discharge method of turning the laptop off, removing the power cord and battery and holding the power on key for over 30 seconds.Have done safe restarts.Reset to HP recommended settings.Suggestions/recommendations?

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My Inspiron 17R just had a Windows 10 update.  Immediately afterward (by coincidence or ??), the battery would not function.  If I do not have the adapter connected, it is dead.  According to the BIOS, it is not a Dell battery.  Well, yes it is, original to the machine.  Meanwhile, the battery meter shows at 100% and plugged in.
Any ideas?

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hello, all... it is in yet another time of need that i turn to you ...my notebook (dell inspiron 1525, about 1 year old) started showing signs that its battery might be warn out - when it was not plugged in with its adapter, within a few minutes it would without warning go into sleep mode and upon trying to turn on, warn me that the battery was at a critical low...

now, today it had been on for a while in a summer-hot room and it was only when i tried to put it to sleep to ~reduce~ the burden on it, the battery light started flashing orange (the warning that your battery is in trouble, 4 times quick, 1 blue flash) and nothing - not turning it off, letting it cool, would make it stop
...it does come back on but i don't foolishly think it's going to last! the battery meter also says, instead of 100%, now 99% and will not go up... (my father's notebook battery meter is always stuck on ***74%*** even if allowed to charge, and it's been this way since turning it on for the first time... so i'm not sure what is causing that...)
the only time the orange light did go out was when i UNplugged the adapter but as soon as i plug it back in, that happens again ...and if i leave it unplugged for too long, the system will go to that critical low situation again and this time it won't be able to re-charge either. based on your experience and expertise, do you think the problem is most likely the battery (and/or the adapter cable? or the a/c connector port?) ne... Read more

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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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It's so strange. Today when I turned on my laptop, suddenly, there was a message that my battery has problems so the computer might shut down suddenly. I tried different strategies, like uninstalling the battery driver, or letting the computer completely die. When it turned off itself at 6%, I turned it back on, and it was at 2 minutes battery life. Then in a few minutes, it said 4 minutes battery life for 6%. Now, it's passed an hour, and it says 3 minutes, but changes sometimes to 1-4 minutes. The battery meter is completely wrong, and I don't know what to do since it is closing the computer way too early. I'm still not sure what the problem is. Please help me.

A:Laptop Battery Meter is Completely Wrong and it says there's a problem with the battery

How long have you been using the laptop with battery? Is it still under warranty?

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I have tried calibrating the laptop using the hard drive test and the manual way, but it still shuts down with the battery after discharging 1000mAh.This battery I bought is a 11.1V 8800mAh battery. At 15% on the battery meter, the remaining capacity is 7890mAh.Here is a picture of the HP Battery Check: So I shuts down even when the battery is not empty. With this so far, I can say that either...1. The battery is sh*t quality.2. The battery is not fully compatible.3. The laptop can't take something with a larger capacity. Can someone help me with this issue?And if it is indeed a sh*t battery, where should I be ordering a 'legit' good quality repacement battery?

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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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Hi, I have an issue with charging my HP G62-b25SA notebook PC (on Windows 7 Home Premium).  I've noticed that when I plug in the adapter, the icon says 'plugged in, not charging'.  However, I notice that sometimes it will charge for between a few seconds to about a minute (when I first connect the charger) with the orange light showing before I get the 'not charging' message and the light turns blue. The charge does not seem to be going down unusually fast. I have run a battery check with HP Support Assistant and it says 'The battery is functioning correctly but it needs to be calibrated...'(Unfortunately, I can't calibrate it as I can't charge it to 100%...!) I've tried blowing dust out of vents in case it was a heat problem - bit of dust came out - doesn't seem to have made much difference though! I also tried removing the battery and start/ shut down and then replacing it and booting up- read somewhere it might help, but didn't appear to.  Also quite bizarrely, I left the computer switched off overnight (without the charger attached) and this morning when I booted it up, it had more charge than last night (about 50% instead of 40%). When I shut it down, 10 updates automatically installed - don't know if this had anything to do with it?? So really I just wondered if anyone can suggest what might be wrong? Should I buy a new charger or perhaps a new battery? Or is there anything else I can try? (I've read somewhere about inst... Read more

A:HP G62 battery icon shows: plugged in, not charging

Hi Mel, Try the following. First of all, shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for 30 seconds. Now, plug in the AC Adapter without the battery inserted, start the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Device Manager, expand the entry for Batteries, right click on and the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here.  When the uninstall is complete, shut the notebook down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then start the notebook on just the battery.  Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes. Shut down the notebook again.  Now plug in the AC Adapter ( with the battery still inserted ) and start the notebook to see if this has helped the issue at all. Regards, DP-K

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My laptop shows Plugged in, Charging(50% available). But it doesn't really charge. If I remove the power cord connection, the laptop turns off. And it doesn't start anymore with only battery. Things I was doing when this happened:  I have done some system updates and my windows got some booting issue after the updates. So, I have done the system recovery steps shown while booting. After logging into my windows, my battery stopped charging. Troubleshooting steps that I tried: I have recovered my system to the last version(which is 2 days before the update). I have also checked my battery with HP Support Assistant and it shows the battery as OK. Please help.

A:Battery shows Plugged in, Charging... But it doesn't really ...

Hello Vamsi_Ramineedi,  Welcome to FORUM !! It could be either the battery itself or the battery connecting port on the laptop. Try to update the BIOS to the latest available on the HP driver page for your model and see if that works.http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/508...   If your PC is still under warranty, I strongly recommend you to Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer as this could be a hardware issue. Verify the warranty status here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarranty     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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My Hp envy 15 notebook PC not charging when plugged in. It immediately shut down when AC adapter is plugged out.The battery icon shows that "plugged in. not charging" when AC charger plugged in. Please tell me all the reasons why this happens so?

A:Why my Hp Envy 15 Notebook PC not charging, Shows battery ic...

Hello @MajidAli1, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the battery issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that the notebook does not seem to be charging. The issue seems to be related to the battery.  It is possible that the battery may be defective.  If you remove the battery, will the notebook run on the AC Adapter alone?  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know the results: HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Non-removable battery laptop shows plugged in not charging when in use, and charges only when its switched off or hibernating. All solutions ask me to take battery out, but I cannot. System test gave this error code- 9GAL40-81M8JM-GXGK6J-C0BF03. Please reply ASAP.

A:Non-removable battery, shows plugged in, not charging. Error...

The battery must be replaced. Please provide the Product or Model number of the laptop. There is no x300 I assume you mean x360 but there are many models called x360 and the batteries are different. On most replacement of the battery is possible by an end user. 

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hi from senior Joan. My led battery lamp keeps flashing. Is there reason for concern?  I am not charging to 100%. Would this be an adapter issue or does battery need replacing? computer is 4 years old and works fine otherwise. thanks much for any help..

A:HP Pavilion dm3t battery icon shows 99% available (plugged in not charging)

If the power adapter is producing the proper voltage and the battery is not charging, at four years old I would suggest that it's time to replace the battery.
 
If you know someone who can test the output of the power adapter this would let you know if the problem is with the adapter or the battery.

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Dear All,I have Lenovo Thinkpad T460S purchased almost a year ago. Today I suddenly faced problem in charging battery. Charger is plugged in and battery icon is showing "plugged in, charging" but actually it is charging very slowly. Normally battery is charged in one hour or so but today it took more than one hours to reach only 24% or so. Furthermore, soon after plugging in, battery icon shows "filling in process" for few seconds then stopped i.e no filling in process. Furthermore, after whole night charging, battery is now 94% charged, battery 2: 100% charged, fully charged; battery 1: 0% charged, not charging (please attached images).Please guide how to get rid of this problem?Thanking in advance. Shahid

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Hi everyone,

My name is Tarun. I have been facing an issue with my newly purchased battery. I did not use my laptop for an year or so because my battery was dead and i didn't even remove that dead battery from the laptop, it was kept inserted for an year. A few days ago I purchased a new battery. When I turned on my laptop with the new battery and tried to charge it, I saw its charged percentage as 7%, I thought that it will be fully charged within an hour or so but it didn't. Although, when I hover the mouse on the battery icon ( right bottom under the tray ), it displays the message as 7% available (plugged in, CHARGING )....Please note, i wrote "charging".

To my surprise, percentage of "battery charging" never increases, I do not know what's wrong with it. Adapter works fine, windows runs fine, everything seems to be working fine.

I discussed with a naive person who repairs laptops. He wasnt sure of the fault but he guessed that that there could be a problem with charging IC. I didn't agree with him because of two reasons, 1st- he is a naive person, 2nd- If charging IC has a problem then it shouldn't have displayed the message " plugged in, CHARGING".

I am pretty much frsutrated and dissappointed. Could someone please help me and let me know what should be/ can be done?

thanks & regards
Tarun Bajpai

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Take the battery back to where you bought it!

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Hello everyone,
I have been having a problem with my laptop recently. A few weeks ago my laptop turned off, and wouldn't turn back on. I did some googling, and found suggestions to remove the memory, SSD, and CMOS battery, wait, then put them  back in and try again. When I did that, it didn't work the first few power button presses, but then it turned on. It has been consistent like that. I have the battery out, and on AC only, when I remove AC and CMOS battery, then plug the AC back in, the laptop will boot after hitting the power button a few times.

Any suggestions?

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Been working fine until a few days ago. When I turn it on it says 163 - Time and Date not set - There is no option in bios to set date Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready - Bios cannot detect hard drive So the question is if the RTC Battery is weak or dead can it cause above issues Thanks Chris

A:Question about RTC Battery (CMOS Battery) and System Errors

CWILLIAM83 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!The answer is actually -- yes and no. A weak or dead CMOS battery will prevent the BIOS settings from being saved when you power off the PC. If the default settings work OK with your hardware, then the only thing you would notice is that the clock resets. But, if you customized your settings to see the hard drive, then the default settings might not see it. After you replace the battery, you would have to go through configuring the settings-- again.Good Luck

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I have x220 with Win10 on it (BIOS 1.43). Suddenly I noticed that battery icon is not changed after I disconnected the charger, it still shows charger is connected and battery still charging... But battery of course discharging.I tried to remove the battery and laptop working fine via charger only.It works ok without charger if battery is charged, but icon always shows that laptop is conneted to charger.Also there is no sound when charger disconnected. (Sound is switched on in BIOS)My battery is not new but correctly charging on other X220.

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Can someone help me with this problem? So I just received my brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 and the battery is not charging. It says it's "Plugged In, Charging" but it never goes up and stays at 0%. At first I thought I just need to plug it in for several hours but it's been 5 hours now and still the battery stays at 0%. I tried running the BIOS Diagnostics just to see if there are problems and there's none. The battery status says everything is running normally and the Battery State says it's Idle. I tried draining the flea power several times, removing and reattaching the battery, but to no avail. I'm getting really frustrated and I'm really close to throwing this laptop back to Dell. 
I read somewhere that I have to update the BIOS but it won't update unless the battery is charged at least 10%. Someone also suggested that Windows 8.1 is causing the problem. I haven't even started using this laptop and it's already giving me a *** ton of problems. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks guys! :)

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The battery status toggles between not charging, not used, and unauthorized battery after it was calibrated using one key. Before that, the battery was working perfectly, lasting close to 5 hours. Now the laptop shuts off when unplugged and the battery status is constantly changing. I've had this laptop for approximately a year now and it was unused and left in an unopened box for the first 8 months. 

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Hello.  I would be grateful if someone can help me with solving the following battery issue.
My XPS13 9343 (with Windows 10, 2015 model) recently stopped charging when connected.  I have conducted BIOS test, stress test, system test, battery test recommended on Dell forum, but could not find any issues.
Then ran device manager and checked & updated drivers, tested for virus, scanned the system, but could not detect any issues.
Lights on AC adopter is on (static) , and the front light under the touch pad turn on white briefly when connected then turn off immediately when plugged in (when disconnected, orange light comes on).
It seems charging is disabled...I might have touched keys without realizing (I checked whether there were hot key to enable/disable charging, but could not find one).
Since it is an ultrabook, and the battery has no issues, I have not opened the back to take out the battery.
I brew into the connecting hole, but it did not solve the issue.
Please help!

A:XPS 9343 (2015) battery not charging - no issues with battery or AC adopter when tested

Dear ejn63,
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
I just did F2 at powerup and found the adapter was displayed as 'Unknown.'
I would order the new AC adapter today and see how it goes.
Will report when solved.
Thank you again.

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HI , I'm have ing trouble with my HP Pavilion 15p077TX  Notebook (1yr 6 months old), its battery charge got stucked at 2% (nor further charge loss nither is it getting charged), I'm currently using it via my AC Adaptor and the irony is that I'm posting this from it in the same condition. Things i've tried so far:- Updating the bios (Current BIOS Version/Date : Insyde F.42, 18-03-2015) {I have a doubt about the bios version here cause when I tried to check the current bios its showed me this one and F.7 for Intel Processor, not sure If its the proble with this case.}- Uninstialling the ACPI -Compliant Control Method Battery andn then redetecting it- Updating the support assistant and running the battery check which gives an unknown 93 error (tried both VERSION:  8.2.8.25 and VERSION: 7.7.34.34 )- Unpluging the battery and the ac adapter and holding the power button for a whole minute-Tried HP Diagnostic Tools' Battery Check which took like 10-15 minutes and responded as no battery is pluged in. Right now I don't have much in my mind to try on this, If anyone knows anything please do share, that might me helpful.Thanks in Advance.Enigma 











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A:Battery check Unknown 93 status, Battery not charging, stuck...

Hey @EnigmaDimirti, Welcome to the forums. I'm here to help. I would strongly suggest Testing and Calibrating the Battery. Should that not solve the issue, I would suggest calling in for support to see about replacing the battery, as it should not be displaying "no battery is pluged in" when you run a battery check. Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html If this helps, please hit that Thumbs Up, and Accept as Solution. Cheers,TechSurge.

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Laptop will only charge to a max of 86%. Battery test indicates OK. After recalibrating batterythe max charge was reduced to 76%. Will a new battery solve this or could this be something more die?If new battery is necessary, can HP provide it or am I forced to go to 3rd party supplier?

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I am becoming more and more concerned about my laptop's battery each and every passing day. When I check the bottom right of my computer screen to check if my computer battery is completely charged, it says "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". I have had to buy two new batteries because of the same thing and they also read "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". When I unplug my laptop from the power source, it turns off automatically. I cannot even bother calling Dell to check this issue for me because I bought this computer off the street for $35.

My question in general is how do I get this problem fixed and how do I keep an eye on how my laptop computer charges correctly (or not)???

A:General Question about laptop battery charging AND 0% battery

Some reading and testing for you

Why is my Laptop battery not charging? – Drivers.com updates

Laptop Battery Not Charging | PCWorld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDvp2A7Fss

The common method is:
- Create a System restore point
- Uninstall (Under the Batteries category in Device Manager) the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery.
- WARNING: Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.
- click Scan for hardware changes

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I have an older SL510 laptop, which has been working very well. But recently the battery power was continuing to diminish until recently, it stopped holding a charge altogether. At this stage, the orange battery indicator started to blink continuously at a rapid rate. I am still able to power up the laptop with my power cord connected. Purchased a new battery to replace the old and assumed light would go to green after charging. Unfortunately, after several hours connected to the charger, the battery light continues its constant orange blinking. Went through the process of uninstalling the ACPI file as noted in another post. Followed these steps:1. Disconnect AC2. Shut down3. Remove battery4. Connect AC5. Startup6. Under the Batteries category, right-click all of Microsoft's ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, and select Uninstall (note that it is all right if you only have one).7. Shutdown8. Disconnect AC9. Insert battery10. Connect AC11. Restart your computerAfter completed this process, battery light continues to blink rapidly and battery doesn't seem to want to charge, or provide any indication that battery is inserted in computer. This happens whether I'm using either of the 2-power adapters I have for this laptop.What can I do to get this fixed??? Thank you in advance for any assistence provided!!!

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I know that a battery not holding a charge can sometimes be a motherboard problem, I don't want to spend the extra $50 on a new battery if it is the motherboard. Is there any way to decipher which one is the culprit.
 

A:Motherboard not charging battery or battery dead

Batteries are consumables... They should always be changed first if a charging problem appears
 

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Hi, I have read many people have similar issues for other models other than my Thinkpad x240 20AL but removing the battery won't solve my problem. It is plugged in, it says plugged in but battery is not charging (none of the two batteries this laptop has). I have gone to Driver Manager and uninstalled the 3 Microsoft drivers under battery section. After restarting or scanning for new hardware these drivers appear again and the problem is not solved. I have restarted de computer. Problem not solved I have removed the batter and put it back. Problem not solved. After one night, I switched on the laptop and one of the battery has charged. Right now it says plugged in, charging and it shows already 100% although it keeps charging. The other battery still shows 98% not charging.. I believe this must be a software issue, some power management that prevents the laptop from charging the battery. But where is that software and how to configure it or remove it? I have looked for Lenovo Power Management and similar and it is not installed on my laptop. Anybody knows what I am talking about?

A:x240 - battery - plugged battery not charging

I have a very similar problem, how was yours fixed in the end?Someone please help, very frustrating!

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I was notified of the battery recall and removed the battery to get its serial number.  After putting the battery back in it will no longer charge.  The light next to the power cord plug in also is no longer lit even with the power cord in.  I ensured the powere cord was properly pluged in.  Everything was fine pior to removing it and putting it back in.  Very strange.  Is there something that has to be done once a battery is taken out and put back it?

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For quite some time now i am having a problem with my battery not charging.
My laptop model is "DELL INSPIRON 15R SE 7520" running "Windows 8.1".
Sometimes when i Switch ON my laptop i receive an error saying "WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. The system will be unable to charge this battery.Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility."And when i press F1 computer starts normally but it doesn't take the charge from the adapter.
And sometimes it would just start normally without any warning. It accepts the charging and everything goes well.
THINGS I HAVE TRIED:

Purchased a new battery "DELL ORIGINAL 6 CELL Li-Ion Battery".(old one was a 4 CELL battery).
Tried using 2-3 different adapters of the same model but no luck.
Tried using 2-3 different batteries(all 6 CELL as no 4 CELL battery is available in the market nearby). This too didn't work.
Tried removing the battery and using computer with only power adapter connected. Doesn't give any message and worked properly.
Tried using laptop with only battery having some charge in it. Gives the warning on startup. And won't charge if adapter is connected(shows plugged in,not charging).
Tried updating the BIOS driver.
Running hardware diagnostics when receiving the warning at startup gives:Error Code- 2000-0132Validation- 115087Msg: Battery- The battery is reaching end of its usable life.
Running hardware diagnostics when no warning appears at startup give:Al... Read more

A:BATTERY CHARGING PROBLEM (BATTERY NOT IDENTIFIED)

If you've tried multiple adapters and batteries to no effect, the only thing left is that the mainboard is bad.

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For a few months now, at some point my battery would indicate nn% (plugged in, not charging) and would maintain that charge as long as it was plugged in. Running on the battery, the charge would eventually diminish and in order to get the battery to charge again, I have gone through to process of uninstalling the ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery in Device Manager. Usually within 24 hours, things would revert back to plugged in, not charging. However, that is no longer remedying the problem. (When this was an issue the indicator light next to where the AC Adaptor plugs in would flash blue. Also, I upgraded from Win 8.1 to 10 a few weeks ago, but this issue has been occurring for a few months now). Now the battery reads 2% (plugged in, not charging) and when I use the HP Support Assistant to check the battery, I get the message ?HP Battery Check was unable to access the battery?. I have performed a hard reset, reset the BIOS, and updated the BIOS, all to no avail. If I unplug the adaptor, the computer shuts off. Any suggestions for additional fixes? I have seen one additional suggestion to do a system recovery but I have not yet made a recovery disk for win 10 (I do have one for the win 8.1), and would it make any difference anyway since the plugged in, not charging problem was occurring under win 8.1?

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Have a 1 year old Dell notebook. Just noticed that the battery meter is showing that it's only 49% charged. It shows that it's charging, but from time to time I would check how much and it only shows 49%. How can I correct this problem.

Thanks

A:Battery Meter

You just might not be able to correct.

What battery meter are you referencing?

Use SIW | Hardware | Battery to get full info on your battery.

Link to SIW in my signature.

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Hi, my battery meter icon has disappeared. The option to have it appear is greyed out and I have tried restarting my computer, I have done the regedit thing and it still is not appearing. Is there anything else I can do to make appear.

A:Battery meter

Hello Nhall, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Notification Area - System Icons

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After removing malware my battery meter no longer shows up in the system tray, and I also cannot re-eable it under power settings, always show is checked. I tried unckecking always show and clicking apply, then re-checking and applying and it poped back up once, but after a restart it disipeared again, and wont come back.

A:Battery Meter

computer make/model ? OS is XP ?

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I have recently installed Windows Vista on my laptop, an Acer Aspire 1680 as a clean install. However, Vista does not recognise my computer to be a laptop and does not show the battery meter or allow me to edit battery options. I have tried to show battery meter following Microsoft's instructions but the option is not available.

A:Battery Meter

Your laptop probally has the Acer Empowering Technology software on it like mine, if you go on the Acer support site you can find a Vista driver + software update package.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and recently I noticed that the battery meter in bottom right corner (task bar) has disappeared. Does anyone know how I can get it back? Thank you
 

A:Battery Meter Disappeared

this may just work

hi i have an inspiron 1300 and had the same problem

firstly try going into control panel then through the power options and check always show icon, if its already checked, uncheck and then recheck it then hit apply, hopefully that might work for you.. it didnt for me.
if that doesnt work try rightclicking the system tray(where the date and time is) go into properties and make sure the battery icon is on 'always show'.
if that still doesnt work have a look in device manager, see if there is a seperate catagory for 'batteries' if there isnt then you will most likely have to reformat and reinstall windows.... this is what i had to do after spending about 3 weeks looking around on various websites for help.


hope this helped.
 

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Updated my wife's laptop with windows 10 and now is missing the battery meter (charging, power left also no warning on screen when low power) going to the notification area properties the option to turn power icon is completely greyed out and unselectable. Fully up to date and have ran a sweep for errors with SFC/scannow and returned no errors. Any help?

A:missing battery meter

same problem here - locations is gone too..

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Hi All-

On my Thinkpad R31, I was typically getting about 3 hours down to 10 percent battery life, and I wouldn't let it go lower than that.

Recently (within the past week), Windows has been reporting the typical 3 hours, but the percentage has been dropping ridiculously quickly so that I end up with just over 1 hour before I get down to around 10 percent. IBM's battery maximiser gauge is reporting the right time (a little over an hour) however.

I assumed the battery was on its way out as it is an older laptop, but tonight I've made an interesting discovery. As I type this the machine has hung at 6% life for the past 1/2 hour (6% is where I have it set to warn me it's getting low). Windows said it only had 13 minutes left when it hit 6 percent, and it's gone into denial just sitting there at 13 minutes remaining for the past 1/2 hour at 6 percent.

The IBM maximiser gauge has gone down to 1 minute and has sat there. It's been a 1/2 hour and it's not going down from 6 percent.

This leads me to think the battery is fine and that Windows is reporting wrong.

Anyone agree and if so, how do I get it to read right again?

Thanks,

Joe

EDIT: I got up to roughly an hour, at about the 40 minute mark it went to 0 percent then I let it go about 15 minutes more and it still hadn't died and I got sick of waiting for it. I put it back on charge for the night.

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A:Windows Battery Meter

It depends upon your Power settings and how you use your computer. E-mail/web browsing will last longer than playing DVDs, etc.
 

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I have recently installed a new battery on my 5+ year old hp compaq laptop. I'm not entirely sure, but assume the behaviour with the battery meter started then, though there have been some windows updates since then as well.

The battery meter does not update (anything - charging status / battery percentage) unless I right click on it. I don't have to do anything except right click, and can then click away. left clicking doesn't force it to update.

As I have set up different screen brightness for on/off battery, I can tell that windows is detecting the presence / absence of the charger, and as far as I can tell, the battery is actually charging fine. It is just the battery meter in the system tray which isn't responding normally. Also the HP support center

I have already tried re-installing the ACPI-compliant control method battery through device manager and this made no difference. I have also turned the meter off and back on.

I have installed BatteryBar which appears to be staying up to date, so suspect the problem is windows rather than hardware.

Any way to correct this issue? I could get by with the BatteryBar workaround, but would prefer to just use the one that comes with the OS.

A:Battery meter (only) not updating

Welcome to the forums!

The new battery,was it OEM or third party? Have you ran a sfc/scannow to detect and possibly repair any corrupt system files? Here's a tutorial on how to do that if you haven't before. Just click on the link : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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i had to do a system restore on my laptop, and afterwards i noticed that whenever i unplugged my laptop so that it only runs on the battery, there is no battery icon (on the bottom taskbar) like there was before. the little icon of it being plugged in is always there. also i cant go through the control panel to see how much is left of my battery. i get this: can someone help me fix this?

A:No Battery Meter On My Laptop

hello' What is the make and model of your laptop?

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Hi, 

I have a Dell Precision M6600 and I just installed a new battery. It all seemed fine a couple of hours ago, but now there is a red cross sign next to the battery icon and the power is dropping fast. It displays this even when fully charged. The battery seems to be genuine, it was bought from a trust worthy retailer. 
I would very much appreciate any advice on how to deal with this. 

Thank you, 

Andrei

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Hi,I've had my notebook for almost a year now and I just recently used express charging mode with OneKeyOptimizer and after that my battery meter is always wrong. It stays at 100% and drops to 0 quick. I have tried installing, and un-installing drivers (ACPI,Lenovo Power, etc.) and Disconnecting the battery from the motherboard. I also tried upgrading the BIOS and drivers, nothing. Callibration using OneKey and Gauge reset using power manager and no luck either. I finally tried manually resetting the gauge (fully charging and discharging) and it now drops to 0 more slowly and stay on 0 for 4 or more hours. The battery life is very good (weird!).So I have two questions now:1. Is there something I have not tried except re-installing windows?2. Why did it happen when I only used express charging mode?3. There is no OneKeyOptimizer or Power manager or any type of standard battery gauge software for lenovo y40-80 for windows 10, Is there going to be one soon? 

A:Y40-80 Battery meter problem

Hi dilmanous , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Previous power management would not be compatible to Windows 10 after upgrade .
Such apps was designed for think systems originally and that this article would apply ( Document ID: HT104070  Last Updated :01 Feb 2016 )
 
" There is no Power Manager for Windows 10.
ThinkPad systems with Windows 10 have dual-mode battery firmware. The firmware will help to recognize the battery health and automatically adjust the full charge capacity downwards to maintain maximum battery health.
Therefore, it does not require users to manually maximize battery health with Power Manager. " 
 
What you can do perhaps is completely uninstall it and restart , check if the battery status of Windows 10 is working.
As soon as express charging mode was set , synchonization of the app with the firmware may have caused it.
 
One key optimizer currently for Win10 replaces previous battery software and do not share same features as the energy manager in Win8 . 
 
For Windows 10 systems, power manager has been included in the Lenovo Settings application . 
 
At the moment , this may be the closest answer we can have but you can check this thread shared by fellow community member for the same app on this discussion . 
 
Update us how it would go. 
 
 
Regards

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Hi guys..

I have wired problem here ..My laptop's battery meter doesn't move up and down when i plug in the charger .. But it's charges normally 10% 11% no problem in that..

Am using Win7 7264 I though maybe it's bug or something so I tried my vista the same charging without moving

any suggestions

A:Battery Meter problem

This maybe a motherboard problem. I would go to hp website and see if they have a new firmware for your laptop. Since this happens in Win7 and Vista if I read your post right.

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Has anyone else noticed that the estimed time left on the battery in windows 10 fluctuates wildly? On my xps 13 it can change almost 3 hours between checking it 5 minutes apart. Thanks!

A:Terrible battery meter?

PHEW! for a day i thought was only me... well, i used without the battery pack inserted for about 6 hours, and it get more stable, but i still getting low battery power warnings about 30-120 minutes than my previous instance (Windows 8.1), but i always put on the plug at there, so i don't f is that error again of my battery pack is dying, might test that later...

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Hello,

I have a problem with W7. It's installed on a VAIO FE with dual boot (Vista + W7 32 bit). No problem with installation. Works great. Installed with driver pack for Vista from Sony without errors. Although, once in awhile, the battery meter fluctuates all of a sudden, and reads it up or down with changes related to power plan (brightness, ...) . The thing is, it sometimes read the battery critical (eventhough it's not, over 70 % remaining), and hibernates . The only thing I was able to change is the power plan, so it gets asleep instead of hibernate (which is faster to reload). Never happened on AC. Battery seems to be physically ok with good autonomy and no problem like that on Vista.

Any ideas ? Could it be related to battery or ACPI drivers ? Is there something I could rollback in W7 from my vista files (drivers, ...) ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards,

CyberG18
Windows 7, the way Vista should have been !

A:Battery meter fluctuates

I've seen this before. It's one of 3 possibilities.
1 - The battery is dying, might need to be replaced.
2 - Another piece of hardware is spiking and possibly overheating. Yes, Windows 7 runs great but it also requires additional resources. More processing, more heat, more power consumption.
3 - Not related to the battery directly but possibly the power supply. The battery is the first place most would think to look at - myself included. I think it's indicative of another fault with hardware. Possibly the sensor via ACPI is faulty and while it's potentially a driver problem, it's better to be safe than sorry.

If you're handy with a volt meter, check the battery. Since it's fine on AC like you said, it's a good place to start. Otherwise, try using Vista drivers for your mobo and especially ACPI.

And don't get electrocuted.

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