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Laptop's Battery seems to be stuck

Q: Laptop's Battery seems to be stuck

Hello I'm using a HP Pavilion dm4. My laptop's battery seems to be stuck, I usually remove it when I use the laptop at home where it'll be plugged into the socket. I inserted the battery back in one day and I can't seem to remove it now. The latch is all the way to the left when the laptop is upside down where the opening of the laptop is facing me. Is it supposed to be on the left or right? The latch seems stuck and I can't move it to the right. helpp meeeecheers.

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A: Laptop's Battery seems to be stuck

Hi Tycobb, I found your post because I just had the exact same problem, with the same computer. The latch for the battery should be all the way to the right when the battery is plugged in. You'll know if it's in the right place because you'll see an image of a battery under the latch. I honestly can't give you a technical answer on this, however, I was just messing around, and I got a hold of a membership card for a store....the same type of card you'd "key" a door with. Anyway, try and pry out the top part of the battery outward. Be very gentle and careful. I was worried I would break it, but once I got a good grip, the battery just popped out and the spring-loaded latch went to its' correct place. I only did this because I have a warranty, and I was willing to take a chance. Maybe someone else will have a better idea, but this one worked for me. Good luck! Max

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My laptop has windows 10 pro. The battery doesnt charge above 90. When it is below 90 it charges normally to 90 then stops. The led indicator changes from orange to white apon reaching 90. The message " plugged but not charging " is displayed when hovering the mouse over the battery icon. I did the battery health report with cmd and the results are in the image in the link . Thanks

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I had problems with my laptop's battery to the point that it displayed a warning to the effect of "consider changing your battery; the computer may turn off". The laptop didn't work on battery, only when connected to AC.

So I got a new battery and now it is stuck at 43% charged and the laptop still doesn't run on battery only. I tried the following things.

1. Turn off laptop - take out battery - hold power button for 30~60 seconds - put in battery and turn on laptop.

2. Uninstall Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery driver and then scan for hardware changes to reinstall.

3. Disconnect and reconnect battery while laptop is running as suggested here.

4. Ran CHKDSK on startup as suggested here.

I also ran powercfg -energy from command prompt and installed BatteryCare. The logs are attached.
It's curious that BatteryCare shows charge rate at 0W. Could this be a problem with the charger? I can't test a different charger at the moment.

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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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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: and VERSION: )- 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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Hey everyone, My Lenovo W540 has recently started acting up, became extremely slow all of a sudden.I checked the power manager to make sure  I hadn't reduced the settings for battery /AC usage and I found that even on maximum performance settings the CPU is stuck at 29% on AC power and 81% on battery power.Any idea what might be going on ? I've seen some people with issues using the dock but I'm connecting directly to the adapter. Disconnecting and reconnecting have done nothing to fix this, changing the power settings has done nothing, just as restarting has done nothing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as the computer is running extremely slow. Best regards,P


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A:W540 stuck at 29% CPU on AC power, stuck at 81% CPU on battery

Dear Sir Welcome to Lenovo Community Here a small step we can make then see whats the result.Please remove the power manager from ur device ( uninstall it ) then turn off your device then remove the battery ( if its removable one ) & charger  as well, press & hold the power button for 15 seconds. Then turn on ur machine & check your normal power plan into control panel. hope this step will resolve the situation. if no so please reply me back . Best Of Luck

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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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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

First off I for the most part do not use the battery. It is normally detached from the laptop. I only attach it to periodically charge it and test prior existing charges' performance.

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.

A:Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

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Battery Issue - Lenovo V570 (Laptop) - Battery Model L09S6Y02

O.K. here is the problem. I attach battery attachment, computer does not make it to the window screen more often than not. When it does, it freezes at the please wait loading screen.

I rarely use the battery at all, but I want all my equipment up and functional. It's life should still be good for I periodically recharge it. I think since I've had the laptop I've only recharged it a total of 6 or 7 times and that's been a year or so.Click to expand...

I, for the moment at least have the battery working power adapter attached. What did I do? I uninstalled Avast (freeware version) ?

I learned from prior experience that running two of any system utility software can cause problems, but it normally restricts itself to what it is protecting. Then I remembered: "If you remove the possible whatever is left however in probable must be the truth."

Next phase of testing is test the battery on it's own.

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The battery light on my Latitude 7370 started to flash in orange and the laptop is not using the battery. It does not start when the AC is not plugged, and shuts down immediately after the AC is unplugged. However, the Dell online diagnostic test for battery passes it as working OK (the test for motherboards also passes). In BIOS, I can see the battery as 100% charged; however it also says "Health: Communication Error". A week ago the battery still had enough charge for up to 5 hours of office work. I have tried to unplug the battery, start the laptop without it, and then plug the battery back. I have also tried unplugging and plugging back the CMOS battery. Neither of these helped at all. I have been using the laptop with WD15. The behavior persists on 2 different WD15 units as well as on the default AC charger.

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Hello everyone, Recently I've encountered an issue that is pretty annoying. The windows 10 battery indicator won't properly show much % I have left and stays stuck at 99% while charging or unplugged. The last time this happened to me I tried this solution and it worked "First of all, shutdown the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter, remove the battery, and then hold down the Power button for a full minute. 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 theMicrosoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall - do not uninstall anything else here.  When the uninstall is complete, shut the PC down, unplug the AC Adapter, re-insert the battery and then see if the notebook will start on just the battery.  Windows will automatically reinstall the driver - leave Windows running for a few minutes. Shutdown the PC 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." Unfortunately it no longer works, I've done many tests including the HP support assistant battery check and everything was a pass & well, the notebook can run fine  unplugged around 1-3 hours even while being used, it's just the indicator is giving false readings plus no longer alerts me when the battery is low. Any help would be much appreciated. Ki... Read more

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Hi, I started experiencing this today morning. I left my laptop on last night while watching a movie on it and I fell asleep. The laptop had about 70% battery the last I saw it. It was off went it woke in the morning. I turned it on and it said it had 90% left which was wierd as it was not plugged in and the battery life was around 70% last night. So I used it for about 5 minutes after turning it on and it shut down without any warning. I knew the battery was drained. I plugged it into the power and turned it on. After it booted up, it said it had 100% left. I thought this was wierd so I left it plugged in for about 2 hours and I thought it will be fully charged by then. I removed the power and even after 1 hour on battery it still stated it had 100% battery left. I know the battery life on my laptop is around 2 and half hours. I tried removing the battery from the laptop, rebooting a few times but it's the same. Any suggestions? The battery life is still the same because i have been timing it. Is it a software problem? Any suggestions?

My laptop is an Asus G55V.

A:Battery stuck on 100%

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Hello there,

I have an one year-old ASUS K53S Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits, 6GB Ram and 500HDD.

At the beginning, my battery lasted >3 hours in Balanced power mode (which is the one I alway use) and now due to regular use it last about 2 hours.

Everything normal until here. About 2 months ago, i started playing this game in full screen with the battery on and it last about 30-40 minutes until it reached the low battery warning (11% left). I would then plug the power on and resume the game, charging the battery as well.

After a few weeks, the warning stopped appearing in the desktop and the computer automatically hibernated (5% left) with the game still on. So i plugged the ac power on and resumed the game right away.

This kept happening from that moment on: every time i played the game it would reach 5% battery left and hibernate for itself, whereas it should appear the low battery warning at 11% left where I would plug in the ac power and charge the battery without going into hibernation.

On top of that, my sister kept stealing my ac charger for charging her Toshiba Satellite as she often forgets her own charger at her workplace!

Now, at the present day, when the battery reaches about 15-20% left, the laptop power off unexpectedly, as if I had pull the battery off of the laptop.

It must be from all those time it would reach 5% left, with the game still on, that "tired" the battery and now it won't even last further than 20% left...

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A:Laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20% battery left. 1YearOld Battery..

Hi there .. Do you have Power4Gear Installed ... If so i would look into the Settings for that could be a power plan so save Battery life ... It should also be able to tell you your Battery's Health status ... I have no idea how good this Program is could be total crap ...

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I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.

This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest  2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
i would love to get this problem solved. I'm using a PA-12 family adapt... Read more

A:Bought a new dell battery and still my laptop battery doesn't charge!

Hi Utkarsh. I Actually FIXED this problem months back. and I exactly want to help you on this so that you can fix it yourself too..
the problem which is creating your battery to show an exclamatory mark is your power settings.
so follow these steps to get rid of that sign and a perfectly working battery.
1) Click on your battery icon (left click) you should see an option called " More power options" at the bottom of the popup.
click "More power options"
2) Now you will be taken to your control panel where you can see all of your power plans and under each plan, you will see an option called "Change plan settings"
3) Click on "Change plan settings" for your active power plan. Now you will get redirected to another control panel window, where you can see two kind of power options to get adjusted. that is, when you battery is plugged and when your battery is unplugged.
4) Don't touch those options, just click on "Change advanced power settings" at the bottom left of that window. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE WE NEED TO FIX!
5)After you click on "Change advanced power setttings", you will see a POWER options popup, go to the bottom and then you can see something called "Battery" with a plus sign on the left. click it.
6) Now you just have to change the levels for the following values
                   --> Critical battery level ( you can change it to 10%)
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Ok this might be easy..it might not (COMPAQ M2105)

I ended up replacing my motherboard for a model with more features (SD readers blah blah).

I took it all apart and put it all back with the new board in...now when i go into windows (and even before while booting)...the orange lights would come on for a second...then beging to flicker

while in windows...it just will either not charge the battery..or flicker from AC to battery

i CAN power the unit on with the battery alone, and i CAN power the unit with the cord alone...

lastly, my old motherboard (which had a HD connector problem)...still WILL charge the battery...so i'm sure its not the battery...i don't think...

i also dont' think its the AC adapter since it is the same piece I used on both motherboards.....

what to do................

A:compaq M2105 laptop - battery will not charge, flickers from AC/battery

Hopefully you are experienced in working on and repairing laptops/notebooks... and you carefully handeled the replacement motherboard and didn't damage it. Repairing laptops takes considerable skill and caution.

It does sound like the "new" motherboard is bad unfortunately. How did you handle the "old" operating system restore to the "new" motherboard?

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Ever since yesterday I've had this problem, I tried several solutions and none of them worked. Basically the problem is: The laptop only works on battery now. When the battery is at 0% the laptop turns off even if the AC is plugged in. To make matters worse, when the laptop is on I get this message "plugged, not charging". So basically the AC no longer works by itself and only charges the battery when the laptop is off. Here is what I tried so far:- Changing the settings on the Lenovo Energy Mangement tool- Uninstalling the Lenovo Energy Mangement tool - Taking off the battery and AC, pushing the power button for 30 seconds, putting them back in and turning on the laptop.- Starting the laptop on safe mode- Praying to God None of these things worked. Somebody help.

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my battery was giving 1.5 hour power backup from last 4 months... then last month it decreased to 1 hour...from couple of days it decreased to 1/5 hour(with error 'Consider replacing new battery') and yesterday i was using on battery power... and battery had 34% power remaining.. suddenly battery indicating light turns orange and pc shutdown... after that.. my pc is not charging battery... and if i run pc on battery.. it work 10 to 15 minutes ( with orange light.. and on task bar.. battery icon giving error "No battery is detected" ) and then shut down.

today i run laptop on battery power and open setup..and there was error "No battery installed" in battery info...

what happened.. can anyone tell me????

i forgot to tell you that... according to battery's LEDs.... my battery is healthy enough.. but now only 1 led is working...

A:My laptop running on BATTERY and giving error 'No battery detected'

Your battery has failed and must be replaced. They're only good for three or four years. Happens to all laptops.

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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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My hp laptop had its battery flat for 12 hours. After that the laptop can nolonger boot up or charge. Please help

A:HP laptop cannot boot up or charge battery after battery went flat for 12 hours

What is the model of your laptop?

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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


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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Hi, my girlfriend in Beijing has an Acer Aspire S3 latop. She bought a new battery for it a while back and told me it was no good. I was in Beijing recently messing around with it and found that actually the battery is fine (lasts for >4 hours) but when unplugged and running on battery power, the laptop often just cuts out suddenly (loss of power). I took the battery out and had a look and cleaned all the connections but they seem fine.

The next part is the strange part and which I hope might give someone a clue as to what's going on...

When it cuts out, it will never restart again unless the mains power cable is plugged back into the laptop. As soon as that's done and the power button is pressed, it starts up again and the cable can be taken out immediately (I mean immediately - you can plug the cable in, push the "power on" button and pull the cable back out in less than a second) and it will start up and run fine on battery again... until the next time it suddenly cuts out without warning.

Because any unsaved data is lost and because the laptop cannot restart without the power adaptor, this very portable and light laptop is now reduced to having to be kept at home all the time and plugged in, which is exactly the opposite of what she bought it for.

Anybody have any idea what the problem could be or suggest some tests that could be done to find out? She took it to a local computer shop but the guys there had no idea.

Thanks in advance for any adv... Read more

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Hi i have a XPS M140 dell laptop, and bought a new battery, wich came charged to 40%, the instructions said that i should discharge the battery to 2% and then chargeit to 100% for first time.

I used the laptop withouth cord until it was 3%, then i plugged it but the amer light that should appear it is not when i plug the laptop with the battery installed, then i check the energy administrator (i have xp and lubuntu, and it both was the same) and it said "charging" but it stayed in 3%, i let it more than 12 hours plugged but never charged the battery, it is still in 3% and the light of the battery doesnt turn on.

I dont know if the battery is bad, because it worked when had charge, or is maybe the laptop that is not charging.

Is there a war to check if this port is charging electricity to the battery? i have a multimeter and i know how to open this laptop. Any information would be helpful as i havent been able to found information on this.

and also is there a way to know with the multimeter if the battery is allowing energy to charge it?

i hope you have understood, im still klearning english, thanks for your time

A:Hi, i need help testing a battery or a port of battery of a laptop dell

Testing the DC jack on a laptop

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I've an Inspiron 15 7560, it's just just 3 months old. The design capacity of the battery in this thing is 41,998 mWh but windows batteryreport and hwmonitor are showing a full charge capacity of 39,079 mWh. That's 7% less. But the strange thing is that batteryreport as well as hwmonitor show a charge level of 107% when the laptop is full charged. And that's not on one occasion, every full charge is shown as 107%.. The thing that's even more strange is that according to battery capacity history of powercfg batteryreport that drop in capacity happened just around the time I changed the battery charge setting from "Adaptive" to "Primarily AC Use" in Dell Power Manager Lite. What's happening here?

A:7% battery wear on new laptop but battery charges up to 107% according to batteryreport

The lowering of the threshold is what is intended.
This link will give you more information on the charge options.

For your specific case  
"Primarily AC — Extends battery life by lowering the charge threshold, so that the battery never charges to 100 percent capacity. Recommended for users who primarily operate the system while plugged into an external power source."

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Hi Guys,

I have replaced the battery of my laptop after using it on AC supply for about year after my old battery died.

I get this error message.
"The AC power adapter type cannot be determined
Battery may not charge.
This problem might be solved by:
Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher."

But I am using a 65W Dell Adapter that I got with my laptop.
BTW, I tried the steps for disc AC >> Start>>Uninstall MS ACPI >> Insert battery>> Restart. This process did not yield any favorable results.

Please help!!!

A:Replaced battery on laptop, Battery not taking charge.

If you take the battery out and just use the adapter, will the laptop boot up without errors?

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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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Recently I noticed that the amber LED on my HP Probook 650 G1 flashing constantly, even when the laptop is powered off.   The System Tray battery indication is 100%, fully charged, when on AC power and 100% on battery power shortly after undocking.    I find the Probook won't power up if AC power is not available (no response when pressing power button) but remains powered when I remove it from the docking station.    Have the electronics that control this LED flashing and power up when not on AC gone bad?    Is this an indication of other failure? thanks

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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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I was charging my laptop (without using it but display was on) ,after charge level reached 96% it stayed in 96% for 20 min and after that immediately it reached 100% and then I disconnected my laptop and charge level decreased to 96% immediately.Now i started using my laptop and it was discharging normally after reaching 93% ,I shut downed my laptop.Then I opened it after 12 hours and the battery level was 97% (I didn't charged my laptop during shut down).My laptop is 8 months old.Battery backup is 3 hours in normal use.Cycle count is 36/300.I ran battery test it passed.

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Yesterday I used my laptop with the battery until it remains 30% and turned it off, then I plugged my phone in USB Port (Always On USB). And after that, I can't turn on my laptop even battery is still remain, even I charged it. I can only turn on it if I plugged it and if I unplug it, it'll die like no battery inside.When I see the battery gauge, it always says that 71% remain even I turned of conservation mode (and uninstalled Energy Manger).I had performed Hard Reset, reinstalled Energy Manger (But can't install, it said that ACPI installation denied or something like that)What can I do?

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In my mouse I use for my laptop the battery spring seems to be broken/jammed/stuck. The battery will not fit in the allocated slot as it is intended to. I looked at it and the spring seems angled and stuck firm to the plastic backing.

Are there any tips on how to unstuck it.
Will be providing photo and description of mouse shortly


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hi. I just got a second-hand P40 Yoga. the previous owner had set a battery treshold to save battery life and he did a fresh install out of the lenovo partion. now that I have it, the battery charges only up to 90% and I have no tresholds set in lenovo settings. the laptop was manuf on Feb 2017, so I doubt is battery life issues.1) is it possible the battery got stock with the previous owners' setting?2) is there a way to soft reset the battery settings without having to open the machine and unplug the battery.

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 I own an HP Pavilion 13-a006na x360 Its around 13 months old, never had a problem. Running Win10 64bitA few days ago I unplugged from the mains to move the laptop and it went off. Plugged back in and noticed that the battery wasn't charging. I've tried different chargers, kids have HP too, nothing changes it. All 3 chargers tried charge their laptops fine.When I cursor over the battery, i get '11%..plugged in..battery not charging'From other posts I've tried uninstalling MS AC Adaptor and MS ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery', then rebooted and scanned for new hardware. Still the same. (I can't do the full test by removing the battery as its a sealed unit).I've completed the HP Support Assistant Battery Test - shows everything is fine When plugged into the mains it works fine, as soon as the AC adaptor is removed it will turn off immediately and will not switch on unless the AC is connected My HP laptop/tablet convertible is not a tiny desktop!Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this please? Many thanks, Steve

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I own an HP Pavilion 13-a006na x360 Its around 13 months old, never had a problem. Running Win10 64bitA few days ago I unplugged from the mains to move the laptop and it went off. Plugged back in and noticed that the battery wasn't charging. I've tried different chargers, kids have HP too, nothing changes it. All 3 chargers tried charge their laptops fine.When I cursor over the battery, i get '11%..plugged in..battery not charging'From other posts I've tried uninstalling MS AC Adaptor and MS ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery', then rebooted and scanned for new hardware. Still the same. (I can't do the full test by removing the battery as its a sealed unit).I've completed the HP Support Assistant Battery Test - shows everything is fine When plugged into the mains it works fine, as soon as the AC adaptor is removed it will turn off immediately and will not switch on unless the AC is connected My HP laptop/tablet convertible is not a tiny desktop!Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this please? Many thanks, Steve 

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I'm using the Lenovo Y40-70 model and I had updated to Windows 10 when it released. I once used the Express charging mode and now there are issues with my laptop.
1. My battery gauge is stuck at 100%, it doesn't reduce at all, I get no warnings for low battery levels and it randomly switches off when the battery reaches 0%. I reset all my power options to their defaults and then also followed the steps in this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Battery-showing-full-charge-at-all-times/m-p/16...
Just proceed with
   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. 
    Restart the computer, The driver will install automatically, Check the battery indicator if it will be properly sync.
Solid Cruver"
However that has still not solved my problem.
2. I tried this method as well - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/How-to-perform-a-battery-gauge-reset/ta-p/679... but I can't seem to find any of these  Power Manager > Battery tab > Battery Maintenance .
3. I uninstalled one key optimizer, restarted and re installed it but that was of no help either.
4. I read in other threads to uninstall lenovo energy management but I can't seem to find that installed any... Read more

A:Y40-70 - Battery gauge stuck at 100%

I have the same problem...  I also have Y40-70. What's going on Lenovo? Too many problems in just 1 year :@

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hi, i know this is going to sound really stupid but here goes anyhow. i started to change the cmos battery and broke the snap that holds it in place, having no way to clamp the battery in, i superglued it and pushed on it till it dried in place. needless to say, this didn't work and now the battery is superglued in the slot. i guess my question is, can i fix this problem somehow or just pitch it and get a new one?. the pc is an older gateway ps2.

A:cmos battery stuck

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I own an HP Pavilion 13-a006na x360 Its around 13 months old, never had a problem. Running Win10 64bitA few days ago I unplugged from the mains to move the laptop and it went off. Plugged back in and noticed that the battery wasn't charging. I've tried different chargers, kids have HP too, nothing changes it. All 3 chargers tried charge their laptops fine.When I cursor over the battery, i get '11%..plugged in..battery not charging'From other posts I've tried uninstalling MS AC Adaptor and MS ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery', then rebooted and scanned for new hardware. Still the same. (I can't do the full test by removing the battery as its a sealed unit).I've completed the HP Support Assistant Battery Test - shows everything is fine When plugged into the mains it works fine, as soon as the AC adaptor is removed it will turn off immediately and will not switch on unless the AC is connected My HP laptop/tablet convertible is not a tiny desktop!Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this please? Many thanks, Steve 

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Got a new battery for my Acer Aspire laptop. It came charged, but showed only 70% charge even after a full night charge. Did a calibration by letting it running completely out then charging again. It is running and appears to be charging...status window says "plugged in, charging"...but charge staying at 0%.

A:[SOLVED] New Battery Stuck on 0%

Hi -

Did you get the battery from Acer or is it 3rd party replacement?

Regards. . .



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Lenovo Ideapad z410 1. When plugged in battery charging is stuck on 99% and does not get to 100%.2. When unplugged, battery remain on 99% and does not reduce until the computer shut down, do to no battery power. I have updated the Lenovo Energy Manager software to the latest version but it did't change a thing. any ideas how to fix it?  

A:Battery stuck on 99% remaining

Try this it worked for a friend of mine..  1. shutdown your  laptop remove battery and plugin ur adapter and turn on laptop.2. go to device manager ( control Panel  -> System and security  ->  System  -> Device Manager ) and under battteries uninstall Microsoft  ACPI -Compliant Control Battery Method  (ONLY THAtT).  3. Shutdown ur laptop , unplug adapter , place ur battery and start normally . .  windows will downlad the driver back for you automatically ..  hope this works for you 

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Vostro 1015
Left battery latch (not lock and unlock) in jammed to the left, battery hardly moves at all.

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HP Pavilion DV6 battery latch is stuck. I am trying to replace a defective battery, but latch does not move

A:HP Pavilion DV6 battery latch is stuck.

1. If you know how to unlatch the battery and if that is not working normal, do not apply pressure to unlatch it as that might damage the unit. Click this link for steps: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00293579 Step 1 - Remove the batterySlide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position.Use your finger to lift the battery up and out.Unsnap the battery cover from the battery.Step 2 - Replace the batterySnap the battery cover onto the new battery.Insert the battery into the notebook.Press the battery into the base enclosure until you hear a click.#HPExpertDay 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,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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Hey Guys, I purchased hp au006tx 2 months ago. There has been this issue with the battery. Everytime I put the laptop on charging, the battery goes staright to 99 % in like 40 minutes or less and then its stuck there. I kept it on charge for like straight 3-4 hours, nothing changed . The battery check tool from HP shows status as good but it shows the full charge capacity as 99% . Why ? Should I get my battery replaced by HP. I have it under warranty?  Any help would be appreciated. 

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I am using Lenovo G500S. i bought a new battery for my laptop last year may it was fine at start but since last 2 or 3 months i have been getting this  weird issue of battery getting stuck at 99% while charging its not getting fully charged tried everything to fix it, uninstalled control method driver, tried power hold options, and removing battery as well but seems to be working any solution to this?

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I'm not very good with computer stuff. I know ctrl+alt+delete and other teensy things but I don't know how to fix this. I left my T400 on for four days while I was on vacation, but  I didn't have it plugged in. I came back yesterday and tried to plug in my laptop because I need it for work, and when I plugged it in and started it up the battery in the start menu showed it was charging. Unlike most people mine says it is charging, but never goes past 0%. Even after letting it charge for almost 20 hours it's still stuck at 0%. Unrelated, but I noticed my computer isn't automatically connecting to my home wifi anymore like it used to, and a lot of my settings are reset. Are these issues related? What most important is my battery. It shows it's in good health on the power manager. I just don't know what to do. Help? I don't know if I provided enough information. Let me know if you need anything else. Thank you!

A:Battery 'Plugged in, Charging' but stuck at 0%

A completely drained battery will take a while for the controller to re-initialize. 20 hours seems a bit too long, but you might want to wait a while longer.Check under Power Manager's battery tab. If the wattage number is greater than 0, then power is flowing into the battery.
EDIT: The settings getting reset might be the CMOS battery running out. If the system time resets with both the AC and battery unplugged, then you'll need to replace the CMOS battery.

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So the issue that I had with the battery meter that I was going to post about here is that it was stuck at 59 percent for a long time. I'm pretty sure the percentage should've increased because I had the laptop plugged in for over an hour. After doing some research, I decided to check to see if any part of the charger was loose. The brick part on the adapter felt like the plug was a little loose, so I pushed that in all the way. I also switched the other end of the plug on a different port of my surge protector to see if that made a difference. So after a few minutes of doing this, the battery meter just all of sudden changed towards 100% along with the orange light turning blue to confirm it. So far, the battery meter seems to function normally with it's increase(on charge)and decrease(no charger plugged in), but does anyone know why it did this in the first place? I'm hoping it was just a loose connection and nothing else. I'm using an Acer Aspire ES1-512-C1W0 with Windows 8.1 64 bit 4GB RAM.

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Hi there, I recently purchased a Thinkpad L450 and I'm pretty happy with it. What concerns me is that if I boot from battery my cpu clock speed is stuck at 0.77GHz. Plug and unplug the powercable solves this issue, but is not always an option. I have the latest BIOS update from 27.03.2015 and I always use the High-Performance-Mode (tried min: 100% cpu speed option too) Already read the regarding thread for the Z510: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Re-Lenovo-Z510-CPU-stuck-at-0-77GHz/td-p/147006... Are there any infos on this issue for the L450? EDIT: It seems that I cant reproduce the "plug, unplug fix" anymore. Cable in = up to 2.7GHz, Cable out: 0,77GHz which is pretty unacceptable. Regards,Christian

A:L450, CPU stuck on 0.77GHz on battery

Do you happen to have NVIDIA graphics in your L450?

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