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Q: Laptop Charger Plugged In But Not Charging

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










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A: Laptop Charger Plugged In But Not Charging

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

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

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I have a Vista Laptop that is not charging at times. The power jack it pushed in and both my chargers spark when I move the plug around so it could charge. I don?t know if it?s my laptop or the Charger. Should I get the power jack fixed, get a new battery or a new charger? Please Help!!

A:Laptop charger plugged in but not charging

Esmmy, look in the hole on your laptop where the power adapter would plug in and you'll see the silver power pin. Using a push button pen, put it on the end of the power pin and see if you can move the pin at all. Any movement on that pin means it's broken and the DC Jack needs to be replaced. Most DC Jacks are soldered to the motherboard and need to be repaired by someone experienced in desoldering and soldering.

If the DC Jack is broken, the power adapter won't charge your battery since it's not making a solid connection inside. Moving it around too much while plugged in could short something, cause further damage or even a fire.. Best to have it repaired by an experienced technician.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Symptoms:

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

Thoughts:

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

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

Thank you.

~Longstreet85
 

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

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

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Hello, when I plug in my charger oi get the message 'not charging'. I can still use my laptop though so it must be. Anyone tell me how I can fix this? Thanks 

A:Charger plugged in but not charging

Hello @gravyYelp,  You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge   It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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I've already tried uninstalling the battery charging program and letting it search for a new program, but it still isn't charging. what is my next step?

A:charger plugged in not charging

If the jack on the computer where the charger plugs into is loose, then you need to have the jack soldered back onto the motherboard by a local computer repair shop.

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I plugged in my charger in the morning two days ago and it was working fine. Then i plugged it in at night and it didnt work. I kept trying these past two days it still doesnt work. The charging light doesnt go on. the charger works fine i dont know what the problem is..i have had this laptop for 3 months so it is still new. Can anybody help me with what may be causing this problem?

A:Charger plugged in, not charging.

Hello and welcome to the forums,

does your laptop shut off when the charger is dissoncected? What does the battery information say?

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery  

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery?Thank you  

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My HP P077tx battery is not getting charge.My adapter is working well even battery also in good condition still the battery is not charhing.My laptop only working on adapter.the white light is not getting red. its always showing white light and charging status is  " pluuged in , not charging"

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I have a dell Labtop and it keep on saying plugged in but not charging and I?ve done trying the battery reset by that I mean I disconnected the ac plug removed the Labtop battery connect the ac plug than turn it on than went to device manager and uninstall everything on the battery listings than I shut it down disconnected the ac plug inserted the battery than connected the aac plug and my Labtop is still not charging please help me I have work that is due soon.
 

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Hello! I am having HP 15 notebook  pc 15-r062tu with window 8 (64-bit) installed. when i plug in the charger, it says  0% available (PLugged in, not Charging). i have tried running HP Battery Check .It shows the following result.  Can you tell what is the problem with my Battery?  

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Hi,My battery is not getting charged even when its plugged to charger. Am able to use the laptop only when its plugged to charger but it wont get charged at all. I tried running the battery test, it passed but when i tried running the Run-In test, it failed stating "Battery failed (40)". Am using HP pavilion TS sleek book 14. Kindly help me with this issue.   

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‎08-05-2014 05:52 AM - edited ‎08-05-2014 06:26 AM
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I OWNED A TOSHIBA SATELLITE C655-S5128

while using last week charger stopped working
i fixed charger plugged it in- no amber light or green

toshiba laptop when charger/ ac plugged in
computer will work fine on ac power
when charger plugged in computer detects charger and shows the icon on the battery icon
computer detects battery and how much of a charge it has
but it states charger plugged in but not charging
the ONLY WAY I CAN GET CHARGER TO WORK AND CHARGE IS TO TAKE THE BATTERY OUT AND PUT BACK IN
COMPUTER WAL LAH CHARGER WORKS AND CHARGES BUT ONLY TO 97 PERCENT FULLY CHARGED LIGHT (GREEN) DOESN'T COME ON

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME A CLUE TO WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER
&
WHAT DOES TAKING OUT A BATTERY AND PUTTING IT BACK IN DO THAT MAKES MY CHARGER WORK I HAVE LOOKED AND LOOKED FOR A EXPLANATION TO NO AVAIL & THERE IS NO COMPUTER PLACE THAT WILL HELP YOU WHEN YOU HAVE NO INCOME THAT IS MONEY
THANK YOU FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN OFFER~BMS

 

A:Charger plugged in, not charging toshiba

If you take out the battery when the computer is totally shut down, and plug in the AC adapter and start the computer, does the light on the charger come on, some are green, some not....

And, does the computer work normally if you are using just the AC adapter?

I would not use a battery that charged only to anything but 100% and here is why> overheating can result and cause a fire, I have had one laptop battery explode and it is not a pretty scene.

The AC adapter might also be damaged, but just answer the questions and will try to help further. I buy this type of Toshiba adapter all the time, and can point you to some reliable but not over expensive ones.
 

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It is about a year since I bought my hp compaq notebook . Recently the battery icon on the notification area shows 'plugged in, but not charging' status even if the charger is not plugged in. The indicator light is always ON with light-white light which indicates battery full status while the charger is not plugged in. when I plug in the charger it will charge normally and shows orange-red light which indicates battery is charging.I tried a hard reset but it doesnt work. I tried to use the laptop with out the batter by plugging in the power cord, and insert the battery after a while, but no change as well.I am gussing there is a contact inside the power port on the laptop. I am so worried these may damage my battery, my laptop in the worest case. Any solution?Thanks in advance for your help.

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Hi, I have just purchased a brand new laptop (HP Pavilion 15-an001na).  However I can not charge it.  i can only use it with the AC adaptor plugged into it. At the bottom of the screen it says 'charger plugged in but not charging' This is really inconvientant, has anyone came across this issue before? And/or has a solution? Regards, Chris

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Hi,
I've been through same problem, that i plugged in charger but,
it shows message that ,   plugged in, not chargingi've all updates installed,
after seeing the Answer posted by :    DELL-Ravi CHi checked in BIOS screen,   and checked  in section Battery informationfirst both battery and charger was unknown
theni change the battery and now suffering from same problemnow it is showing the  AC Adapter is Unknown
My Adapter is Original One then why it is showing adapter is unknownDid i have to change the Adapter

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Hi,So this Lenovo G700 Laptop is a few years old but before I received it, it had been used only a handful of times. I have recently been on holiday and before I left I unplugged my laptop from the mains and so the battery ran down to nothing. I came home and plugged it back in again, turned my laptop on and now it is telling me that I have the wrong battery or battery charger and so it will not charge. However, I know for a fact that both the battery and the charger are the ones that came with the laptop when my stepfather bought it new around three years ago. Any ideas would be helpful! Thanks

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Yoga 510 (around 8months old) My laptop is working smoothly except for this weird problem, and this problem only started up today. So when using my laptop my screen will not display unless plugged into charger, you can hear it running and working the screen just isnt on. Plug in charger screen turns on, unplug screen turns off, plug it back in and screen will turn back on exactly where it was at prior to turning off. This happens in both tablet and laptop mode.Also noticed when trying to discover the problem that the charger is plugged in but not charging (this could be due to the fact that it is at 97% charged though so may not be relevant)  I have tried a reset (holding the power button in till it turns off/on) and run a scan through Lenovo health -Hardware scan (Everything came up clear). Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Really need my laptop to be portable and not stuck to a charger cord. 

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When i plugged in my charger....my battery is automatically shown plugged in and out continuously and always nattery charging indicator in and out

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All, my Inspiron 15 5000 15-5545 is having an error with the battery charger saying that it is not recognized and that the charger will not charge my computer.  I know that this is an official Dell charger (it is the charger that came with the laptop) - so there shouldn't be an identification issue.  
I have noticed that there is a pin problem, however.  There are six pins in the laptop charging port (2 for charger identification in the middle and the four other pins that connect to the charger itself at the 3, 6, 9, and 12-o'clock positions).  Whenever I plug in my charger the pin at the 6-o'clock position gets bent upward towards the 2 identification pins.  This may also be bending the identification pins upward, but I am not sure because it looks like they are in the same place, just the 6-o'clock pin is not in the same place.  
I believe that this may be the issue, and has this happened to many people before?  Is there a permanent solution to this?  Do I need to replace my charging port?

A:Inspiron 5545 AC charger not recognized (Battery plugged in, not charging)

It sounds likely there's damage to the DC port, yes.  You may want to try another adapter before replacing that.
The DC jack:
www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx

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Hello, I have a 3 yr old Ideapad Z510(that came with Win8)which worked absolutely fine until recently. If I plug in the charger when the laptop is on, it abruptly turns off and would never boot again until I remove the charger. However, this is not how it behaves every time. There are some rare instances where I could still operate the machine with charger plugged in.  When turned off, battery is charging and also goes to full 100%. When turned on(battery mode) it does not drain rapidly - I could still get a fairly decent stand up time. So I am assuming the battery is good. I don't see any thermal issues either. Things I tried:-------------- > Tried with a different charger - no help.> Updated the firmware - no help.> Update the entire driver pack - no help.> Applied windows patches, reinstalled and also upgraded windows to Win 10 - no help.> Reseated the battery and associated cables - no help.  I am not sure if there is anything that I could do to at least diagonize the problem before I give it to the service station. Any pointers on this is much appreciated   Thanks much in advance.

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Edge 2-1580 LaptopMachine Type Model 80QF0004USwindows 10I have the latest version of BIOS, etc.I downloaded the latest  software versions of everything. The battery is internal, I am unable to get at it without unscrewing the casing.Error is that the battery is not charging, windows message says it is charging.Lenovo Vantage says battery is in good condition. (see screenshot attached)and yes, the battery was good for hours. laptop is still rather new-ishOne day, battery was not auto charging. I did the trick of pressing the power button when plugged and unplugged.It did work two times, but now is not anymore.works otherwise, as long as it is plugged in. It actually takes a few minutes when plugged in before I can turn it on.


























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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sirisha


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

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

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


Hi sirisha,

We truly regret for the inconvenience. Please check the link below which would help you resolve this issue:

http://dell.to/12GnZpB

Kindly perform these steps and let us know, so we can advise you further.

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Hi my laptop today morning had an issue. When I plugged my charger I was not charging and there was no indication of being charged. Even the charging indicator light didn't show up when connected. I tried all the procedures of connecting charger with battery plugged out it didn't boot. And my laptop s updated until today. Any help????

A:Laptop no charging no signs of plugged in when plugged

Hello Remove the charger and the battery press and hold the power button for 30 secs. if in case the unit is not powering on with only the charger then the charging port is faulty, contact hp #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hi to all seven forum,
I came here for a simple question today, the question is, is it better for laptop battery that when I using laptop it is plugged in all time to ac adopter although it is fully charged.
one thing I know that when plugged in charger, the battery not in use, I test that remove battery when laptop in ON condition and AC charger is plugged, the laptop remain ON, so I mad a personal experience that using laptop with plugged in charger, it could save the battery. is it rite.?
Note: that I m not plugged in charger all the time, I only plugged in it when I turn ON laptop. when laptop is not in use and the battery is fully charged (infect it is always charged) I plugged out the AC adopter.
I read many article where many peoples asked the same thing that "should they plugged in charger all the time, (include when laptop not in using)".
but my question is simple which is "should I plugged in charger all time only when I use laptop? is it better for battery.? or it must necessary that we should drain all battery then plugged in charger and remove it when fully charged.?
(sorry for my bad English)
laptop model is Dell Inspiron N4050. 6 cell Li on batter I think. (or lithium)

A:Should I plugged in charger to laptop when I using it.

I'm amazed that this gets asked so often, and I haven't been able to figure out why. There's no reason and no harm in leaving the battery connected all the time. There's no reason to unplug the AC power once it is full charged. In fact, doing so could potentially shorten the life of your battery if it's recharging from a small usage up to 100% often.

I still don't know why people insist on making this a difficult process, to be honest. If you use the laptop on AC power, great. If you use your battery often, or even occasionally, it's a good idea to drain it down completely every so often, and then recharge it back to 100%. There's no harm in using the laptop on AC power with the battery in the laptop.

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How can I fix my hp? My laptop won't turn on unless it's plugged into the charger.  When I first got it was working fine but I can't remeber when it started needing me to plug in the charger for it to work. Even if it's full battery it still won't turn on unless I plug it in. Do you think I need to buy a new charger or re set it? 

A:My laptop won't turn on unless my charger is plugged in?

Try doing a hard reset:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768

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Is it ok to leave a laptop charger and a phone/tablet charger plugged in to the electrical outlet when not in use? Or is there a risk of a problem happening if I do that?

Thanks.

A:Leaving laptop charger plugged in

I do not see a problem keeping them plugged in.

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I really need help because my laptop won't work unless I plug into charger, it can charge up to hours but as soon as I take it off the laptop shuts. What's the problem?? Please help!

A:Laptop only works when plugged into charger

Hi,It means that your laptop battery has reached the end of life.You can test battery from HP support assistant software.Let me know the results, cell voltages, cycle count, capacity etc.RegardsVisruth

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Hi all, i have a Medion MIM2320, MD96654 and all of a sudden it turned off and smoke came out of near where the charger is plugged in so i took the charger out and it stopped smoking, i was able to turn the laptop on again with no problems, but now the battery is dead.

The smoke was an orangey colour and had a funny smell.

Sorry for my basic description but any thought would be appreciated

Thanks

Eoin
 

A:Laptop smokes when charger is plugged in

Sounds like the charging circuit is Up In Smoke, you will need to take it to a reputable Laptop repair center or Buy a new laptop.

I would not continue to use it, it may be a fire hazard, burn the house down.

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Hello, this is urgent. This just happened a while ago. I was playing a game here on my laptop and it was under 20% battery life, as I continued to play when it was plugged in. And all of a sudden I hear a spark and then my laptop shut down unexpectedly, and I immediately unplugged it and tried turning it on but it wouldn't turn on for a few minutes. Afterwards everything was normal, but as I plugged the charger back in the light indicator on the side of my laptop wont lit up anymore.So I'm not sure if it's my laptop or the charger is broken. Please help. 

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My DC charger not working. I plugged in my charger because my laptop is drained then the led light beside of the charger port not blanking. Please help me guys (

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Hey guys i have a dell inspiron 6400 laptop.
My charger is a 65watt charger.
I plugged it into my laptop and it says the ac adapter can not be recognised or something and says f1 to continue on optimized something or f2 to shut down, It will let me use my computer if plugged in but when i take my charger out my computer will shut down before i can say pooperscooper. This charger is new.
Any help would be great.
Thanks
Cameron
 

A:Laptop charger not charging

You need to replace it with a genuine Dell replacement adapter. Aftermarkets will NOT work on that unit.
 

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So I apologize ahead of time if I'm breaking any noobish rules, I'm only slightly frantic here... Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!

I own an Alienware m17x r4 that's about 3 years old. I was playing a game on it and it just suddenly turned itself off (had my headphones on and heard kind of a popping sound, dunno if relevant). I checked the cable because it comes out sometimes, but it was still plugged in, but the light on the cable where it plugs into the laptop itself was turned off.

I thought the cable connected to the power brick had come unplugged but that was okay too. I plugged the cable into a different outlet and the light came back on (it wasn't plugged into the laptop at this time) so I plugged it back into the laptop but the light immediately went out and nothing. I tried unplugging the outlet cable from the brick and plugging back in, but no dice. (did this a few times with light coming on but turning off when plugged into laptop.)

There's a button on the bottom of the laptop right by the battery that when pressed, five lights turn on. Just noticed this so I don't really know what it means; I'm assuming it tells me how charged the battery is. If so it's telling me the battery is fully charged then. Anyway, tried turning on without charger, nothing. Tried turning on without battery in and with charger plugged in, nothing.

I'm hoping that it's somehow both the battery and the charger are bad, but before the computer turned off in the middle ... Read more

A:Laptop won't turn on; charger turns off when plugged in

Greatings pinkgalaxies and welcome to the forum I will try to answer all the questions I can.






There's a button on the bottom of the laptop right by the battery that when pressed, five lights turn on. Just noticed this so I don't really know what it means; I'm assuming it tells me how charged the battery is. If so it's telling me the battery is fully charged then. Anyway, tried turning on without charger, nothing. Tried turning on without battery in and with charger plugged in, nothing.



Correct if pressed and released tells you what the charge is. If held down the amount of light that light up tell life of battery or something to that effect.






I read somewhere about a bad charger overloading something or other. Could this be possible? Also, my main concern is the things on my laptop. I can do without it for a few days or whatever as long as I know my stuff is still safely contained within. I guess I'm just looking for a little assurance here, Ha.



I have a power for one of mine that when it get to hot it cut off one it cools then back on. I do not think that is the concern here. The data is safe is stored on a hard drive (disclaimer unless the drive is going bad).

What I think is going on one of two maybe three things

1. Replace the power brick with a new one form Dell.
2. The board that is in the system that the power plugs into is bad.
3. The power switch is bad may need to be replaced or cleane... Read more

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My charger for my HP Mini 110 looks normal, and when plugged into the wall the blue light on the power brick holds stable and seems fine. But when I plug the charger into my laptop the blue light begins flashing and wont charger my laptop. I have no clue what the problem could be, and I've tried to plug the charger into different outlets and that has done nothing. Please help!!

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Hi All, When my battry level goes below 9% and if i plugin my charger, laptop display goes off but still laptop is running and even audio is playing. how to fix this problem ? model is Envy dv6 and win8 os.

A:My laptop display turns off when i have my charger plugged i...

hiYou need to adjust the power option & actions on low/critical battery.First, follow this route,Control Panel\Systems & security \Power OptionsORYou can open power options by clicking battery icon in your system tray bar (near clock) alsoIn Power Options Menu,click "Change Plan Settings".Then, click "Change Advanced Power Settings"There, first you have to first choose your active power option (High Performance,HP Recommended or Power Saver)below that tab, find and expand the group "Battery" and you should choose what you wish to do when the battery reaches low/critical level and how you want to define the low and critical levels.For example,if you don't like shutting down when the battery is low, you can choose either sleeping or hibernating and you can define your own limit of low and critical battery levels.You can change the display setting too to off/sleep. Just look, expand display group -- it'll be there in that list.Hope this helps, post back if it's not resolved..thanks,

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Hi I have HP Elitebook 8470p which was running very good but when I plugged the charger, its colors turned very low and vibrating pixles. Now whenever I power on laptop, its color are not normal from BIOS to Windows. How to correct it? * I checked the drivers and software settings but all are OK. So I think there is no software or OS problem, this issue seems to hardware related. 

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my latop charger started smoking while it was plugged in. I don't know what happened. But now it is not charging. I have plugged it in but not charging. Really worried. need urgent help
 

A:My laptop charger started smoking while it was plugged in

If it started smoking, why on earth do you think it would be safe to plug in afterward? Throw the charger away immediately and then purchase a new one.
 

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I've had my laptop for two years, it's been fine until around 3 months ago. Now if it isn't plugged in, it doesn't turn on or work. If I turn it on then unplug it, it shuts down. What do I do?

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Hi I need help with this issue. I recently had a problem with my PC not working and got it fixed but after that I couldnt use it when its charging. It works fine unpluged but I always want the system plugied in due to how long I want to be on but any time I plug it in, it literally frezes up and color screens and I have to restart it but never works after that. Just black screens when its almost near the home loading screen. Please help?
 

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Hi there,I hope someone can advise me.My laptop recently has severe performance issues as soon as I plug it into it's mains charger. Everything will run slowly, even just opening a website takes an age, navigating windows menus is slow, basically every action you perform runs at a 10th of the speed of normal. I used HP online support and the chap took remote control of my PC, disabled loads of services and bootup processes and then rebooted my PC, rendering it even more useless! I then couldn't even reconnect to HP support to revert the changes he made. And he made no attempt to call me after f**king up my laptop. Anyway - I've heard that a faulty charger can cause the issue I'm having but when I suggested this he told me that it's a myth. Can anyone advise what the problem could be. My power plan settings look fine and nothing's been changed in the OS, so I cannot fathom why this only occurs when I charge the wretched machine, and can only assume a faulty charger or laptop hardware problem Thanks in advance.

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Okay so I have a HP 15 Notebook and I've had it for just over a year now. Bought on Black Friday in 2015. Well recently it started have a problem where when charging it will drop from 2.55 GHz to 0.55 GHz at most even after removing it from the charger it will still run at 0.55 GHZ until I just reboot it. 

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While my laptop is plugged in, I am getting the message under energy settings that my laptop is "plugged in, not charging." I don't know whats happening or how to fix this and I would greatly appreciate some help, as i really need to use my lptop while mobile.Thanks.

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