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X1 1st gen: 'Flickering' between battery and power cord when plugged in and powered up /not charging

Q: X1 1st gen: 'Flickering' between battery and power cord when plugged in and powered up /not charging

Hi, the old girl is generally still going. My issue is now that when the x1 is powered up and plugged in it does not permanently recognize that the power cord is plugged in and alternates every second between battery power and cord power. As a result it does not charge sufficiently and runs out of battery at some point. When powered down and plugged in the battery charges over several hours and the laptop can be put back in use. The cord seems fine and the green light on the side of the computer when plugged in does not flicker.. Thanks for your ideas.

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I went on a trip and when I got home I plugged my computer in and that is the message I got in the Subject above.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5559. Brand new. Purchased from an authorised Dell reseller.
The battery is completely drained and cannot charge. It is plugged in with the power cord and works but the second the power cord comes out the battery dies. When I restart I get ...
Alert! The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
I have seen other solutions recommending updating the BIOS driver to fix the problem. The catch is TO UPDATE THE BIOS DRIVER I NEED AT LEAST 10% BATTERY POWER which I obviously don't have because I cannot charge the battery.
Can someone please help?
Thanks.

A:POWER CORD NOT CHARGING BATTERY

Hi,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please boot into BIOS <F2> and check if the adapter / battery is detected and what it is listed as.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address so that we can check the system configuration.

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Hi ,Since shortly the battery of mine laptop is not charging anymore.Via several topics I followed different procedure to get the battery up and running again, however without any result. Procedures:- Uninstall windows battery driver- Open box- Detach battery connection- Press Power on button for one minute- reboot without battery connections- Power off- attach battery conection- RebootStill not charging - update bios- check battery status --> All ok- But battery still not charging. So probably this will become a guarantee case if anyone hasn't the golden tip Thank you all in advance for the practical tips.   

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I have had my Dell laptop for almost two years now. I replaced the battery before the warranty expired (1 year?). The battery was working fine, but I was starting to have to jerry-rig the angle of the power cord in the socket to charge the battery. I purchased a knock-off AC adapter replacement. I started getting error messages almost immediately when booting up that cord might not be compatible with the laptop. As it was working, I didn't worry about it. The power light start flashing in a particular pattern then, which it has been doing for months (three fast orange flashes and one long white flash). Historically, a white light has meant "charged" and an orange light has meant low power. The AC adapter became increasingly less efficient in charging the battery until it ceased to charge it at all. I purchased the Dell AC adapter recommended for the newest version of my laptop model. There was no noticeable change. (I understand from Dell that the problem may have been that I purchased a 90W adapter, compatible with newer versions of this model, but that I should have purchased a 65W adapter as my laptop is older.) I returned that adapter to Dell and then purchased a re-furbished Dell 65W AC adapter through Amazon. Again, no noticeable change. The battery is taking absolutely no charge from these cords. As I remove the power cord from the socket, the computer instantly shuts down.

When I hover over the battery icon, it says the battery is 0% charged and that ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 - Power cord not charging battery

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Hello everybody, Since today I have a problem with my Lenovo P51 workstation laptop.  When the charger is plugged in and the laptop is turned off, the small ac adapter plugged-in indicator led on the back is turned on as normal. When I power on the laptop, the led will turn off and the laptop will receive no power at all. When the battery is removed, it is possible to boot into Windows, but after a few seconds the laptop will turn off. I hope you guys can help me! This laptop is mandatory for my study. Thank you! Kind regards,Max

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Dell Battery Charging Problem Complicated
Could be one of those “Mother Board” Fixes but how can we get to the bottom of this?
The question is what allows the computer to determine the adapter wattage and type?
What part can I buy and rework on the board? Honestly the computer works fine minus this part.
Something is telling the computer to not charge the battery. Regardless if HDD is in the computer. Its something hardware related.
Warranty just expired last week =(
Latitude E6530
Other working units used to  test and swap components with is E6520 and E6540
NOTE** All batteries used and cables used are factory and known to work with other latitude computers. Using extended battery + dell 130W and 90W power supply with original batteries over 78% health on dell diagnostics.
Dell diagnostics shows 100% but the current in the battery is 0. Meaning it isnt charging. Downgraded to the lowest firmware too from the highest and it didnt fix the issue.
When the PC is shut off with battery inside, inserting a power cable will turn on the battery charging indicator symbol light. After 1 second it will turn off. Same thing while the computer is running.
Upon Boot :
ALERT! AC power wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available.
While running windows: Plugged in not charging.
Steps Tried:
Running windows 10 all current drivers
BIOS Update to 17 = No help
Blowing on the DC IN jack, tap... Read more

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I've set the charging threshhold in Lenovo Vantage to 75/70. When plugged in and the battery percent remaining is between those numbers the Windows power and sleep settings use the "on battery" setting. The laptop should use the "on ac power" setting in that situation because charging will begin soon after the battery drains down to 70.

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Hello Lenovo people! I have a frustrating battery issue question that probably has been answered somewhere in this long thread.But anyway, here goes. The battery on my Yoga 720-13IKB is discharging when plugged in. Ive tried every variation of battery software choice - best battery - best performance and in between, but doesnt seem to make any difference. The battery status in Lenovo Vantage shows that its good. I changed and purchased a new battery charger and still the issue persists. The only time it charges is when I shut down the laptop overnight and plug it in. Because its the Yoga 720-13IKB I cannot take the back off very easily as it held on by tiny scews that I dont have the tools to unscrew ( as in to reset the battery)  I'm thinking it must be a software issue - but I could be wrong? Any more expert opinions than mine would be super! Thanks in advance johnny

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Dell Power Manager Lite says battery is operating normally, but Windows says "plugged in not charging". Why!!!

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My g570 laptop is 4 years old, so probably time for a new one...BUT I'd like to get some more life out of this if I could.  Currently I'm running only on battery power. The power button (upper left right above the F1 key) is solid white however when I plug it in...it'll start charging for about 10 seconds and then it stops charging and the power button starts flashing white.  I've tried the shutting down, taking out the battery and pressing the power button and also holding the button to discharge. Still the same outcome. I've also tried turning it on with the battery removed and just the AC power source and it turns out and makes it past the Lenovo splash screen but loses power before getting to the windows loading screen.  Any other suggestions? Or should I just assume the charging circuit on the motherboard has failed and I should rescue my data while I can?

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Hi ! Over the past two weeks I've spent my time troubleshooting why my recently (used) bought X240 is not charging the internal battery. Short timeline: 1. Bought used X240 in good condition but with dead internal and external battery - working well when using power supply.2. Came home and tested that thing -> both batteries show "0% - not charging" (with Win10Pro installed) *suprise, surprise*3. Ordered both new internal and external battery.4. External battery came 1.5 weeks ago. Installed it and worked like a charm (Battery 2 (external): X%, charging).5. Internal battery came the day before yesterday. Installed it and did not work -> "Battery 1: 53% - plugged in, charging - Battery 2: 6% - plugged in, not charging)6. Waited the recommended 6-12 hours like it was written in the "manual" to get it fully charged.7. Next morning -> Batterystatus unchanged (see point 5) ... It's stuck at 53%. Though the status says it's charging, it doesn't.8. Simply tried out what's going to happen when I pull the cable of the power supply -> Notebook instant off *hmmm*9. As the external battery was obviously blocked from charging by the internal (as it was not charged), I've taken out the internal battery again and et voila, external battery is charging again.I've tried to remove both batteries and perform the "Magic Trick" (press the main power switch for 30 secs) and I've also pushed the "reset" switch on the backside near the battery. Sadly without any result ;-(... Read more

A:X240 internal battery not charging though "plugged in - charging"

Did you buy Lenovo or aftermarket batteries?  It could be defective

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Hello and peace on you..
I have a DELL Inspiron N5110 from early 2011
I was using the laptop correctly..The laptop was plugged in and the battery was charging..Then i removed the charger let the laptop on battery until suddenly the laptop shuts down without even telling me that the battery is low or even leaving some "emergency" charge on it (usually 7% or 5% i don't know)..I plugged it in to charge it again and open my leptop and i found out that the battery is not taking charge anymore!
I tried to see if the propblem is with the connector and tried to remove and put in again the charger and it ddid not work
i tried also to remove the battery and put it in again, it did not help
Now it is stuck on 2% of charge from 5 days and it's plugged in!
The laptop says that the battery is charging, but actually it is not charging and the charge level is the same from days
I looked up some solutions online like uninstalling ACPI microsof from Device manager and reboot the laptop..It did not work
"Jauge de batterie" which is an integrated software related to DELL, says that the battery health is good and that my battery is working properly
The laptop works fine with only the charger plugged in and battery out
PS: the laptop heats usually but i think it did not affect the battery at all since it was working fine and the charge took me about at minimum 30 min on high performance to be emptyed before this happens.
Please, i'm seeking for help
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A:Battery says: Charging, but it is not actually charging while plugged in and is stuck in 2% for 5 days !

First thing to check is wherther the sysetm recognizes the AC adapter - F2 at powerup to check that.
If it doesn't, try a new Dell OEM AC adapter - if that doesn't fix the issue, replace the DC jack board, and if that doesn't solve it, the mainboard.  Note:  you MUST use a Dell adapter - NOT a third party unit.
If the system DOES recognize the AC adapter, but won't charge the battery, chances are the battery is bad and will need to be replaced.
You cannot solve the issue without checking and, if necessary, replacing these parts.  

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Old battery looks dead and i have bought new one. First time I've got compatible battery and got message "The battery installed is not supported by this system and will not charge...". Next battery I got - 45N1004, looks original. I installed the battery and got yellow, rarely blinking battery sign on top of laptop. Windows 10 reporting that battery OK, adapter "plugged in, charging", but it is not charging. Battery is not pretty new (2015/12), but it's not used and AIDA64 reports good state of battery. Should I go to the service with my T530 or is there another solution?

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My Lenovo G50-30 laptop has suddenly developed a funny problem.  When battery charger is introduced while laptop is on it says "plugged in but not charging" and battery keeps reducing, however battery charges when laptop is switched off. The problem has started happening from approx a 3-4 weeks back. My battery was under warranty and was replaced by Lenovo authorised center Jogeswari (West), Mumbai, India BUT still issue reamins the same.  Service center installed a software called OKO care which randomly allowed charging three times while laptop was ON. However this also did not permanently solve my problem and returned back to same issue hence un-installed software. Then had tried couple of other lenovo softwares (vantage, forgot name of anotehr one) but in vain.  Pls organise immediate help as I have exams starting September 19, 2019 and need laptop very badly for preparing and cant afford to switch off to recharge. Thank you in advance. FYI - There is no capping not to charge beyond 55-60% to safeguard battery. I have Windows 10 (64 bit OS), initial OS which came along with laptop was Windows 8.1 which automatically got upgraded to Windows 10. My laptop is always kept on auto update hence all latest updates are installed. I do not allow any unnecessary software installation. 

A:Lenovo G50-30 Battery charging issue - "plugged in but not charging"

That sounds suspiciously like the laptop is in Airport Mode, which if enabled will prevent it from charging when on, yet charge when off, just like you describe.  You can find out via a command promptRight click on start and select Command Prompt (Admin)  -or- Windows PowerShell (Admin)  depending on your system configuration.At the prompt type:  powercfg /getactivescheme    and press EnterIf it comes back with something similar to the image below showing (Airplane) as the active scheme,  then that is likely the culprit. Click on Image to expandIf you find that it is enabled, at the same command prompt window type:  control powercfg.cpl   and press Enter to open the Power control panel applet, and then check to see if Airplane Mode is set as your current power plan. As a last resort, you can also type:  powercfg ?restoredefaultschemes  to reset the Windows power schemes to their default settings.  Best of luck,

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I have an HP Compaq 6515b laptop that if the power cord is plugged into it, I will not get a display. I guess it IS booting up, but I see nothing. I have to unplug the cord from my system, hit the on button and then I can plugged the cord in right away and it will boot up. (The power cord doesn't have to be plugged in, but if it is it won't show a display) It is also running pretty slow booting up.....I run Avast and nothing shows up....just tracking cookies.

Nothing is really urgent per se, but the speed would be nice to fix....maybe they are all related I don't know?
 

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i have a hp g72 series computer that will only charge while the computeris on is if i only plug the power cord in less than halfway any ideas how to correct this issue

A:ac power cord will only charge when its only plugged in less...

Hi!, @tammieh: Welcome, to Forum !. Requirements for all countries or regions:The requirements, listed below, are applicable, to all countries or, regions:? The length  of the power cord set  must be at least 1.5m.  (5.0  ft)  and  no more, than 2.0 m (6.5 ft).? All power cord sets must be approved  by an acceptable accredited agency  responsible for evaluation in the  country or region where the power cord set will be used.? The power cord sets must have a minimum current capacity of 10 amps and a nominal voltage rating of 125 or  250 V AC, as required  by  each country or  region?s power system.? The appliance coupler must meet the mechanical configuration of an EN 60 320/IEC 320 Standard Sheet C13  connector for mating with the appliance inlet on the back of the computer.

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Hi,
I have a dell xps 12, bought in 2012. Recently the battery stopped charging. The battery shows 0%, so I have to be plugged in to turn the laptop on. When it is on, the battery icon on the task bar says "plugged in, charging" but after a day it is still 0%.
Since then I bought a new battery. Just fitted it, but now the battery icon on the task bar says "plugged in, not charging". Furthermore, when I Fn+F3 to show the battery meter, it says "battery charging diabled". There is no option here to turn battery charging on. Nor is there an option to enable battery charging in BIOS. 
BIOS does show battery performing normally, so does the battery meter (Fn+F3). BIOS also shows AC adapter as 45W, which is the original adapter.
Any help is appreciated!

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Hi Support,
I have issue about battery with my laptop (Dell Precision M5510). Windows 10.
It stop charging at 45%. Show mess plugged in, not charging.
I try fix with tutorial on youtube
In Bios, I try change to option Standard. Battery infomation Excellent
But cannot fix. Please help.

A:Battery stop charging at 45%, plugged in, not charging

Does the system correctly identify the AC adapter, or does it show "unknown"?  F2 at powerup to check.
Is the battery the original one that arrived with the system?

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So at random, the laptop will stop charging and simply says 'plugged in, not charging'. Are there more permanent solutions than going into BIOS and disabling built-in battery? I'd hate for this to be a returning issue (this is the 2nd time this occurs). Thanks for any suggestions! I've browsed the fora and know also of some other solutions, but I'm not satisfied with having to solve something like this more than once. What if I don't notice it, and someday have to run out with 40% battery left? Not desirable, specially given the price of these laptops.

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Recently purchased Yoga 2 13" lenovo. Power chord was accepted into the usb and shorted the laptop.  This is a product design problem.  How do you remedy the repair of this laptop. 
 
3/25/15 EDIT: Changed subject line to allow others to find it. Amy_Lenovo










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A:Yoga 2 13 Power cord plugged into USB and shorted

Unless I am missing something, it looks to me like you would need to push REALLY hard - hard enough to crush and break the plastic piece in the middle of the USB port.

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just happened this morning.  accidently removed the plug from the laptop.  and the laptop shutdown.  weird because this happened before and no problems.   however, it laptop would not turn on.  only after i plug in the laptop's AC cord would the laptop power on.  i checked the battery is the the meter shows 100% charged.  in windows, it is 100% charged.  but as soon as i unplug the laptop the computer shuts down. i have windows 7 and my computer is the HP dv6t Quad Ed.  any help would be much appreicated.  











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A:Laptop shuts down when AC Power Cord is not plugged in but B...

Plug in the power adapter. Log into Windows and open the HP Support Assistant and run the battery test. Post your results here. If you have the newer UEFI (v 5.1 or greater) environment installed --> press the power button --> tap the Esc key to invoke the startup menu --choose F2  the System Diagnostics  --> HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI --> choose component tests --> Battery Test.   Post your results here in your thread. Best regards,erico

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Hi Guys, I have had to change my battery, got a brand new DELL battery but I can't get it to charge...I'm running Windows 10 PRO. I have tried the fixes listed above but unfortunately NONE has solved my problem. Any suggestions?

A:XPS 12 9Q23 Power Charging Disabled / Plugged in, NOT CHARGING

Hi DAEMONROD.
Where have you purchased the battery from? Does the old battery charge fine when plugged in?
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 another power adapter and check. If the adapter fits in loose, then the dc port needs to be replaced. You would need this part.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi, I've just purchased a refurbished Dell E6400 laptop a couple months ago, OS is OEM Win7 Pro. It is

working fine with no service affecting problems. There is one issue I've been unable to find a resolution for,

when using ac power the laptop powers up immediately when the power cord is plugged in. I've looked and

looked through the choices for power options, plans, etc... and haven't found anything about this particular

setting. I'd like it if when I plugged it in it would wait until I pressed the power button, I haven't found

anything indicating this is default with no option to change it, if it is I can live with it but would rather use

the power button to turn it on.

A:Laptop powers up immediately when power cord plugged in

Hi,
Not a built in windows function,
You would most likely need to go through the dell utilities to find the feature,
Where did you buy the model ?

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My laptop is making a whinnying noise when power cord is plugged in. Once power cord is removed, the noise stops. I have tried a different power cord in store and noise is still there. I have removed the battery and tried only power cord, and noise is still happening. Noise also remains when sound/speakers are turned off. Have tried multiple outlets, and noise still happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Video link is below. Thanks!https://youtu.be/TdrP2tikTLc

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When I have my computer on and running and then plug in the power cord the screen and track pad often freeze. The problem seems to fix itself if I unplug and replug it in a few times, but it's still annoying. Running videos will stop too. I have a Yoga 2 13 and I've had these issues ever since I first got my computer. Any ideas as to what's causing this? 

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When i plug in the power cord to the side of the laptop the icon on the bottom right says the cords in the it also says not charging. I have a HP computer and when its charging a light comes on. But the lights not on and my battery dies even though its plugged in.
 

A:Solved: Power cord not charging laptop

If the cord is good the pblm should b the battery
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4009 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182271 MB, Free - 134049 MB; D: Total - 271787 MB, Free - 109124 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300V3A/300V4A/300V5A/200A4B/200A5B
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

A:downloads/uploads very slow only when power cord is not plugged in laptop

Try adjusting the power settings for the network adapter to maximum performance. Everything is in the link below.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928152
 

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I have a laptop with Win 7 HP 32bit SP1, which doesnt boot at all, if the power cord (AC Adapter/Battery charger) is plugged in. Further if power cord is plugged in after booting, the system hangs / shuts down. It runs fine on safe mode. I believe it is a driver updation problem but not sure. I have updated all drivers given in Toshiba download site. Any suggestions?

A:Toshiba Satellite L305 not bootable if power cord is plugged in

Hi ahimsasoldier, Welcome to the forums ,Have you access to a different AC adaptor ? that you can try to see if the one you are using is faulty
You say you have updated all the drivers from Toshiba website and you still have a problem did you check the Ram using "memtest" ?

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My X1 carbon laptop turns off immediately when I plug in the charger. It also shuts down when I want to restart it. Everything else (including the battery) works great. I think it is a hardware issue.

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My computer has turned on fine for the past year and a half. I was playing Counter Strike Source recently and the computer turned off.

-When I press the case power switch, absolutely nothing happens.
-The fans do not turn on,
-the LEDs don't light up.
-Nothing changes.
-shorted power switch pins, didnt work
-Power Supply is set to 115V.
-The 20-pin ATX and 4-pin ATX and IDE power cables are all plugged in properly.
- removed the motherboard from the case, reattached it (properly grounded as it was when it used to work).
- removed and dusted the video card, RAM, sound card, motherboard, processor fan, case fans, everything.
-power switch cable from my case succeeds in turning on my brother's motherboard when I plug it in (exact same motherboard, MSI 865PE Neo-2).

My power supply seems to work, at least in powering the ethernet cord that is plugged into my motherboard (the cord blinks orange). But nothing else lights up. But that did not solve the problem.


If anyone has a solution, please let me know soon. Thank you.
 

A:No Fans, No LED, No power on...but ethernet cord blinks orange when plugged in.

Any chance your brother would let you borrow his PSU for a few minutes?

I know this sounds crazy but I've seen it work once - flip that 115 switch to 230 (probably leave it there for a second or so - no idea if time has anything to do with it or not) and then flip it back to 115. BE SURE TO HAVE THE UNIT UNPLUGGED WHEN DOING THIS. Then plug it back up and see if it will fire up for you.
 

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Hello. I have a dell inspiron 5559 laptop. A few days ago I dropped it on the floor while charging and the port was hit by the ground. The charging port became a bit loose but it was working fine. But after some days it started showing "pluged in not charging". I took it to my local dealer and after diagnosis they said the power core (which supplies power to motherboard) is damaged and need to be replaced. But the parts are not available in the local market yet. So he suggested me to replace the charging port and charger jackk with parts from a different model. Does it work? Is It safe? Mine is 65 watt adapter with small radius pin and the replacement will be 90 watt adapter's jack (bigger radius) and port. My expert says this will just pass the power from charger to motherboard. Is he right? Should I go with his suggestion?

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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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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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this is my first Lenovo computer, I bougth it form a friend that was not using the laptop because he lost the charging cord and was lazy to buy a new one, I bought the laptop for 300 bucks, and managed to find an used cord for 20 bucks, the battery was dead when i pluged it in, but it did turn on when I pressed the power button and the battery charging indicator light was blinking, just as normal, the problem arrived when I discharged it enough that windows asked me to plug in the cord, when I did nothing happend (the computer did not recognize the cord on the task bar and the battery light was not blinking), I was worried thinking that the cord was not good (since it is the 90w version), but to my surprise, the battery porcentage was rising up, but the time remaining was not rising, but when it reached 100%, the time refreshed and all is normal now. the only thing is that when I disconnect the cord it jumps form 100% to 95% instantly.. What should I replace?

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Need Help!

The problem started from June 2, 2015 about 4 AM (UTC +8:00 Philippine, Manila)

I open my Notebook that morning to check on my e-mails and bills at gmail but it's not powering up. At first I thought that the battery was slightly drained because I saw my sister still using it at midnight. I asked her if she did not plugged in the charger when it is nearly drained but she said she plugged it and it is still full when she shut it down.

It is Li-ion Battery

I tried plugging in the charger to check whether it still has remaining battery. It powered up.
On the taskbar/notifications/running apps it says 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging).
So to check out the problem, I left it turned off charging for about two hours.

Then after two hours it still says 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging)
What the hell is this?! I asked my self.
I installed an app to check the status of the battery (Battery Bar)
Battery Bar says something like this:
Capacity: 2K of 8K mWh (not sure about this)
Charging: 0 mW
Running on AC
7.9% Available
Something like that.

Summary Notes:
1. Does not power up without Charger
2. It detects the Battery saying 8% Available (Plugged In, Charging)
3. Though Plugged In, Charging it does not charge at all because of 0 mW charge rate
4. It turns off when the Charger is plugged out.
5. It still run even without the Battery (when the Charger was plugged in of course, then a red x mark shows in the notification taskbar battery icon)

Thus:
1. The problem is som... Read more

A:Help!!Battery:Plugged In,Charging(but not really charging)

How old is it? Most likely the battery if you use it a lot on battery power, not plugged in.

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HelloHP EliteBook 840 G2The indicator shows: Battery plugged in, chargingbut really the battery not charging - bar doesn't movePlease help, what to do?

A:Battery plugged in, charging - but really not charging

Dear Customer,Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support ForumIt looks like your Notebook is not charging the Battery, We will surely assist you with this issuePlease perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallNote: This Battery driver will get re-installed automatically when you restart the Notebook againStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery iconAfter performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps:1. Run a Battery Check in HP Support Assistant[Install the Software if it's not available]Note: Replace the Battery If Health Check Status shows Replace2. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site3. Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different NotebookNote: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system boardHow to improve the life of a Battery:1. It is not advisable to use the Notebook when ... Read more

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To whom it may concern.I am in desperate help..... I have tried every solution i have managed to find on the internet but none of them work. I have a HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop. When plugging the power supply in the batery shows that its charging but it never actually charges but simply remians on at same level.....I have checked the power supply as I have an exact duplicate laptop at my disposal, same with the battery. The battery charges perfectly in the other laptop but not in my laptop. When swithcing the batteries form the other pc it will not charge in my PC. bot both are fine in the other PC. I have removed the battery, checked power supply, un-installed and reinstalled the ACPI-complaint and adapter as suggested by most. I have done what ever solution i can have managed to find but neither have worked but the battery works  just fine when inserting into the other duplicate laptop and charges fine. I have tried to instal or upgrade BIOS settings etc. Nothing has worked for me! Please can someone point me in the correct direction!!!!!! Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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The title is the message I've been getting for about the past month and a half. I noticed my battery draining, even while plugged in, until it finally got to 0%. With the power adapter plugged in, the laptop still runs but I just recently had an experience where the laptop was suddenly cutting off, even while plugged in.I've done as much troubleshooting as possible, but I haven't been able to figure out the problem. I managed to switch the laptop over into power saver mode and it's been letting me use it without dying immediately on me. I have an internal battery, so the option to remove and power it on separately isn't an option for me.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702747 MB, Free - 466347 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, VG10S
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

This is my final call for help before I go through the long and tedious process of sending my only working computer to the repair center for several weeks' time. Help!

Edited to add Troubleshooting steps taken:
1.) Tried a Hard reset using the pin-hole reset button for the internal battery, while completely unplugged.
2.) Tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
 

A:Battery: 0% Available (Plugged in, charging)

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My battery does not charge when plugged in (says plugged in, not charging).  Can't figure out how to fix it. Please help!

A:Battery not charging and plugged in

Shayna226 wrote:My battery does not charge when plugged in (says plugged in, not charging).  Can't figure out how to fix it. Please help! Hi, Kindly follow the steps here http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/windows-10-update-prevents-batt... Cheers!




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My computer is only working when connected to power unless ut shuts down abruptly. It shows plugged in, not charging. And whenever, I try to do the battery check, it says battery not detected. I have tried hard reset and everything. Also charging light keeps blinking when battery is present unless its stable.

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Hello - My laptop is not charging. It displays "plugged in, not charging". I've tried uninstalling the battery driver from the the device manager and reinstalling with no luck. I've even tried switching batteries. The computer does run only on AC power if I remove the battery. Anyone have ideas on what else I can try? Thanks

A:Battery plugged in, not charging

Did you follow these steps when uninstalling?https://youtu.be/Lx62t6qZ34U

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Hi, every time I turn my 1 and half year old laptop on it warns me that the battery capacity is low and my laptop will not work unless it is plugged in. Because of this I need to purchase a new battery but do not know which model I need. Any help is much appreciated.

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I have a lenovo b40, which isn't charging. Yesterday it showed "plugged in, not charging". Now, even with the charger plugged in, it doesn't display anything. Also, the power light is blinking. I pressed down the power switch with the battery attached, it simply blinked faster. When I tried the same thing without the battery, nothing happened.

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I bought a new battery for my laptop because the original one had lost endurance, it would last only about 45 minutes, anyway. So I put the new battery in and the computer sometimes doesn't recognize it, sometimes it does but most of the time it says : Plugged in but not charging.

I'm not too sure what to do, I made sure to buy the exact same battery with the same model #, etc.
 

A:NEW battery plugged in but not charging

1. Shut Down the laptop.
2. Press the power button then tap the F2 key until a blue screen appears.
3.On the left sided menu arrow down to Battery Info.
What does it show ?
 

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I cant use my laptop unless plugged in... There is no battery left at all and it wont charge...
I have tried to update BIOS but I couldnt because I got a message that the battery needs to be at least 10% charged.
I have confirmed that the charger gives the required volatge, so the charger is fine..
I have no idea if there is something wrong with the battery cz it passed the online dell test..and I dont want to buy a new battery for no reason. 
So I have no idea whats wrong to fix it... 
any ideas?

A:Battery 1% available (plugged in, not charging)

Please list Dell model number and version of windows. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
In the meantime, please check status of AC adapter in the BIOS. If adapter isn't detected in BIOS, the system will continue to received power but will not charge the battery. Please follow steps below:
1. Power off system.
2. Power on system, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. You should be in the BIOS. The status of adapter usually listed under the main screen.
The adapter should say the adapter type, if it says 'Unknown' or 'None', then it's a issue with the adapter, and most likely needs to replace with a Dell genuine adapter that suitable for the system. Note: Wiggle the adapter's end while checking it in the BIOS

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