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Vaio VGN-NS20E Won't Charge (Not Battery)

Q: Vaio VGN-NS20E Won't Charge (Not Battery)

Hey guys,

Just as one problem is resolved another one always flares up: my laptop is now refusing to charge, not acknowledging that the AC Adaptor is plugged in. Now the question is how do I go about fixing/determining whether the issue is in the adaptor itself or the socket on the motherboard?

Thanks,

Jordan.

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Preferred Solution: Vaio VGN-NS20E Won't Charge (Not Battery)

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

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

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

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Hi been searching for days to try and fix this, had to do many reinstalls of OS as i didnt do things right,

My Vaio come with windows vista but ive lost the recovery disks and had to install windows 7 as it was the only OS i had on disk,
My volume FN keys work but not anything else like brightness, also my mouse dosent scroll down like it use to..

heres my Sony Vaio drivers page

VAIO : Sony Europe

Can anyone help me install the drivers? which ones i need and what order, any help would be great thanks.

A:Sony Vaio VGN-NS20E/S FN help

Hi mxn, here is a link to the ftp site ,you will find the drivers for the mouse [Alps touchpad driver] and also the Sony control centre software ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/PUB/VAIO/WIN7UPGRADE/

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Hey guys,

First post on here and I hope somebody can help me out. The wireless adaptor on my VAIO seems to have gone kaput or at least the switch is broke whilst set to 'off' and now refuses to function so in order to try and still get on the internet I've been trying, in vein, to connect the laptop to my BT Homehub through a wired connection but cannot for the life of me access the internet. It recognises that there's 'something' connected to the laptop but calls it 'Unknown Network' with only LAN access. There's only one ethernet port on the laptop so what do people think my next move could be?

Thanks,

Jordan.
 

A:Cannot Connect Sony VAIO VGN-NS20E to BT Homehub

What version of Windows on the laptop?

Let's see this with that cable connected.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I just got a used 2003 Sony Vaio laptop (Model PGC-FRV27) and after cleaning up a messy hard drive, it seems to run nicely, except I can only use it while plugged in to the power adapter/charger!

I bought a new battery thinking this should be an easy solution, but no go. The battery charge light blinks, which indicates the battery is recognized and being charged-right?
I just returned the new battery to the Ebay dealer (explaining it won't take a charge) and they will only replace it with another one
I think it's a problem with some connection or other hardware issue.
Can anyone please help me with this?
THANKS!!!

>>>> I also tried increasing the memory, but it isn't being recognized either. (See seperate thread post above)....
 

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just what the heading says. i took my laptop with me to Europe and bringing it back, i had it fully charged. when i went to turn it on w/out the AC adapter, it wouldn't start. but when i put the adapter on, it worked fine. im thinking maybe the voltage in europe overcharged the batter??? it worked fine while i was there.

now i need a new battery for school, but i need to know how to find out if the battery is at fault or the battery bay itself inside the laptop.
 

A:Battery will no longer charge on vaio fx140

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I installed a new battery and it won't charge. battery light just blinks away. I have un/reinstalled battery with no change. The battery is listed as compatible to my laptop. OS is Win 7 Ultmate 64bit.
 

A:Solved: Sony Vaio (vgn-aw130j) battery won't charge

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Hello all,

I hope someone here can help since i have searched the web far and wide for a solution but nothing seems to work.

Okay so i will tell you what led up to this problem:

I had a friend with an Sony Vaio SVF15A1C5E who from when he bought it had windows 8.1 installed. So he came to me with windows 7 and asked if i could make a clean install with. So i did without any big problems, he had it for like 2 months and everything worked. Then he installed some shitty programs on and it went slow on him. So we had to reinstall windows just to make sure everything was gone.
So i reinstalled Windows 7 without any problems every driver seemed to work but suddenly i noticed that the battery would not charge which i found odd, so i fumbled around with the AC but nothing seemed to work. Then i tried to reinstall the driver for the AC management that was on it. Still nothing seemed to change it. Then i thought okay, i will just reinstall windows 7 once again and it should work. But sure enough it did not work. So i am stuck now and i do not know what to do.

Notice this is a laptop only 1 year old and the battery cannot be taken out so i can try those options people have come up with on other threads. Also i tried to update bios but it says that bios is fully updated. SP1 is also installed.

I really hope someone can help here. Thanks.

A:Sony Vaio wont charge battery after clean windows 7 install

Okay so now i have installed windows 8.1 on it and it does charge with it. So it is without a doubt a software problem. im still not having windows 8 on this laptop. since my friend wants windows 7 on it.

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What can I do if my battery won't hold a charge or simply won't charge?
 
Thanks
Bill

A:Battery won't Charge or Battery won't Hold a Charge

Best thing to do is to first understand some of our battery technology - check out this document: HP Notebook PCs - Understanding Lithium-Ion and Smart Battery Technologyhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00596784  Then to test your battery follow the instructions in this document: HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04700771

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Hello fellow techies,
I have a situation with my Compaq Evo N600c battery or something in that directions, so I need possible solutions. My laptop needs to be plugged in at all times, which makes it frustrating because its a portable laptop. If it becomes unplugged the laptop will turn off within 10 seconds flat. I fear that this will, if it hasnt already done so, mess up my electric circuits among other components. Can any of you suggest or recommend options I can use to diagnose the situation. I would like to find out what the problem is, whether I should buy a new battery or some component or prong that I need to replace? Thanks for the feed back!

Linda
 

A:Battery will not charge or hold charge?!?!

Yup, sounds like a battery problem.

First, make sure the battery has a charge. Most laptop batteries have a button on them somewhere you can push that will give you the power level. Alternativly, there should be a utility in windows or the BIOS that will allow you to check the power level.

If the battery has no charge and isn't charging, then replace it with a known good one and see if it will charge up when the laptop is plugged in.

If the good battery won't charge up, then there is a problem with your motherboard.

If the battery has charge but won't power the system, then there is a problem with your motherboard too.

If this is the case, then the best you can do is contact the laptop manufacturer and get them to replace the motherboard.
 

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I have an XPS 9550 6th Gen running Windows 10 (Just over 1 year, out of warranty).
The issue is when the charge plug is plugged in and hovering over the battery icon it says that battery is charging.  However the battery is not charging but discharging until the laptop switches off.  The only way for the battery to charge again is to deplete the battery until the laptop is unresponsive when the power button is pushed to switch lap top on.  Once there is no residual power in the battery it will start charging again to 100% after which the cycle repeats, discharge.
Things I have tried.
Latest Bios update - no change
Another A/C charger - worked ok for a few days
Replaced battery - no change
Bios settings - reset to default (info related to battery and A/C charge reports all good)
F12 - Dell diagnostics, reports all good
When Battery is disconnected the laptop works normally
The laptop charge socket seems tight and secure
I have searched the internet exhaustively but have not found this same issue reported.  The only feasible way I can use the laptop is to disconnect the battery.
Can anyone suggest anything?
I would also like to disable the battery instead of having to open it up to disconnect, is this possible?
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks 
Andrew

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Just received a new Dell battery for my laptop.  The battery icon starts out at 100% and time remaining at about 3. 5 hours left, then within 1 minute the time remaining levels off to about 2 hours left.  The battery showing time remaining is jumping up and down.  I am only using the computer for the internet.  No CD or DVD or gaming.  At best I get 1.5 hours out of a charge.  Is this normal?  Or did Dell send me a bad battery?

Sincerely,

Lou

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Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community!

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I am dual booting Windows 10 and Linux (Ubuntu 17.10). I was on Windows 10 when I was updating my battery firmware using the Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Tool. It prompted me to update my battery and I confirmed and clicked next. Immediately, my screen turned black. I waited 10 minutes and then did a force shutdown on the computer by holding the power button. Now my battery won't charge. It is an official 55+ Lenovo battery and last week Ubuntu's acpi said that the battery was at 67% capacity and could run on battery for an hour and a half at full charge. Now all of a sudden, after the failed firmware update, my battery will not charge: whether the laptop is on in Windows 10, on in Ubuntu, or while the computer is turned off and plugged. When I do connect the AC cord the battery indicator blinks with a steady green, to a stready orange, to a rapid orange, and then off within a span of ~10 seconds. I have tried deleting the battery drivers on Windows and restarting and it does not work. I have also tried to update the battery firmware again using the Lenovo Update Firmware Tool but it repeatedly gives me the same error "The tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error." I have also updated to the latest BIOS to no avail.

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Hie

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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Hello.
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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 My G700 has had this issue recognizing its own OEM battery since I got it, and there is a long drawn out way of trying to resolve this, but the core problem I believe is that when the battery is Fully Drained it can't Self Identify as an OEM battery, so the laptop won't charge it.  Without charge, it will never get out of this state. Problem:  Battery not recognized correctly as OEM, so won't chargeFix:  Charge battery at least a little bit Yes, I know it won't charge, so how do you perform fix? Plug into power and take battery in and out 5-10 times, leave battery in and remove and replug power cord in side of laptop 5-10 times.  Then leave for 15 minutes, then boot normally. Battery will now be recognized!  Why because you managed to get just enough juice in there while trying to identify the battery 10x or so, for the battery to be able to successfully identify itself when you did start it up. This is a HACK fix, but way better than uninstalling, reinstalling power software, BIOS software and device drivers a number of times (which does not work all that well, I have found). Hope this helps you, let me know! OHHH, and keep your battery charged at least a little to prevent this from happening, and turn power off when not using.  I am not sure if this is just some faulty batteries or all batteries, let me know if other batteries behave better than mine. Best,Mark Eckdahl

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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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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!!!
Thanks,
Nitin

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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My battery all of a sudden won't charge. The computer works with remaining battery (when AC is not plugged in). The computer works with the battery removed when plugged in. But if battery is in and the computer is plugged into the outlet, it does not charge the battery, nor does it recognize that it is plugged in. It only tries to run on the remaining battery. WHen the battery is in and the computer is using the AC adapter, I get a blinking white light next to the plug for the AC adapter. I have two separate batteries, and it is doing the same thing on both batteries. I have tried deleting the  Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and the Microsoft AC Adapter in the Device Manager section. It didn't fix my problem. I also used HP Support Assistant's HP Battery Check diagnostic tool. It says my "battery is functioning correctly, but the AC adapter is not attached. To completely test your battery, please attache the AC Adapter." The strange thing is, my AC adapter is plugged in, but the computer thinks it is not attached. So it is not recognizing my AC adapter when the battery is in. But does recognize and use the AC adapter when the battery is removed.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a fix? Thank you!

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User comes in my office and lost the battery clip. The clip you use to release the battery. When i use a pen to open the clip i can eject the battery and reseat it, but the laptop will not boot from the battery and will not charge the battery. Is there a way to make the laptop know the battery is present without the lock clip? and how does this clip work? I think this notebook can work fine the next couple of years. Or is anybody has a battery clip for the hp probook 6550b, i will be pleased if you can send it to me, i will pay for the stamps ofcourse.   

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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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Hi,
When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

Thanks,
C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.
Zax

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Toshiba Satellite: So after 2 new battery's were installed, only flashing light, will not charge, will not even turn on. When I install the old battery it come on.

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Hi, ..... I am new here, please bear with me.  My battery stopped charging, so tried new lead, didnt work, tried new battery, didnt work... did the take the battery out disconnect AC, hold button down for 30secs trick.... didnt work....   LED lights were both white to begin with but after re- booting  I now have a solid orange battery  light. Laptop doesnt start if I take the battery out and just use AC, but I read somewhere that some Lenovos do that..... so .... any ideas as to what might be going on? I have read a lot of posts about possible solutions but no luck, so here I am, thanks in advance Elaine

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Hello, Lenovo Community, I recently tried updating my battery's firmware. It was going smoothly for about one minute until my charger disconnected and my laptop's battery died and will not charge. My charger has a long history of automatically disconnecting (two blinking lights, one white and one orange) so I cannot power my laptop through the charger itself. I really don't want to get the port checked, so I am looking to see if there are any other ideas from the community.  Here is what's happening:-My charger disconnects everytime I try to boot now (used to disconnect before loading Windows 10)-My battery is disconnected from the system (electronically, not physically probably)-I really cannot power on the system.  Thank you, Lenovo Community! [UPDATE] I'm (99%) going to replace the DC power jack! Any ideas about how to get the battery connected again?

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Warning:the battery not recommended for this system,the system will not be unable to charge this battery
I bought a new battery and nothing solved
And try another charger and not solved the problem
 i must work when he plugged in charger only and the battery fully charged and the light sign turn 2 times on yellow light and 1 time on LED light 
any suggestion for help ?

A:Warning:the battery not recommended for this system,the system will not be unable to charge this battery

System model?  Age of system?  Does the system correctly recognize its AC adapter?

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My battery was dying. I tried calibration, letting the lenovo run just on the battery. It looks like it went down to 0%, then shut off. But it wouldn't charge. It was probably never charging in the first place, always running off the power of the AC.  But I could still boot to AC. So I bought a new battery. It said to calibrate. So I tried that. The battery ran down to maybe 20%, then shut off. But the same result. Laptop will neither boot nor charge the batttery. Again, it will boot just fine with the battery out.  So, what's to be done? Also, I tried to get into the BIOS via F2 and F12, but that doesn't work either.  - Dan  

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hello all,
this probably isnt the appropriate forum for this, if not ,, sorry !!
i am going to make one of those carry around usb chargers from a 9v battery and a Lm7805 5v regulator and a few other bits.

Now. heres the question

If i wanted to have another usb cable connected up to CHARGE the BATTERY, what would i need?!?

any help and/or drawings would be highly appreciated
 

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So I've had this problem for about two months.   It started with my laptop charging only up to about 8%. It would last maybe 2 minutes off the charger before shutting off. I'd get weird moments every now and then where it would charge to like 60%, but that didn't happen often. I figured it was my charger, so I went out and bought a new one, but nothing changed, and actually it has gotten worse. My computer only works when it's plugged in now, which is extrmemely frustrating when I'm in school and need to be able to take it with me. I've read some other forums that say it's likely the battery itself that need replacement, but I'm hoping this is not the case, I really don't have the money to take it in.  Any suggestions? 

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First, the charging indicator on the front, left edge was blinking amber.  I figured out the battery was not charging.   I did a hard start (removed battery and held power button for 20 seconds).  This fixed the blinking light--it stopped.  First, when I plugged in the charging cord, the light was constant amber and the battery icon showed it was charging.  I returned the computer to its docking station, but it would not charge.  I tried the same charging cord I had just used successfully only to find that it would not charge.  I tried the hard start again, but still the battery will not charge.  It has been charging fine until today.  When I run the check battery test, it tells me the battery is fine but the charging cord is not plugged in, even though the cord is plugged in and is working when plugged in to a second 2570p that I own.  Help.

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When I plug the charger in the battery does not charge, if the battery will not charge and is at 0%, therefore will shut off if unplugged.

A:the battery does not charge

Hi,Mostly battery has wore out it's life.What is the age of the laptop and battery?You can try doing a hard reset: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01684768Try testing the battery from System Diagnostics UEFI: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03467259RegardsVisruth

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I have an HP Pavilion 15 that started to not charge the battery. It runs off of battery power fine, but the battery does not charge anymore. I have to run my computer off of the AC charger because I need what's left in the battery to start the computer. I had already tried going through system diagnostics. It says the AC charger is not detected. I tested it and it's putting out the proper amount of power though.

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I have an eee pc netbook (Windows XP Home) and can't get the battery to charge. At this point I can't even turn the machine on. The A/C adapter plugs in fine and the blue light on the adapter stays on. Every so often when I plug the adapter in a message box will pop-up saying I'm running on battery mode and sometimes if I giggle the cord, the message box will say a/c mode. My first thought is that there is possibly a short in the cord (?). This is my first laptop, so I don't have a lot of experience with batteries. Could it be possible I need a new battery? I've had this for a couple of years now. Normally when I use it, I run it plugged in so as not to run the battery down.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:eee pc battery won't charge

Hello,

Two things come to mind.

It may be the DC socket connector that you plug the charger into. (especially because you say it changes when you wiggle it)

Also, have you tried running the computer without the battery plugged in, with just the charging adapter, to see if that works? That would resolve a faulty battery question.

Ben
 

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See title. I tried unplugging and replugging the battery; no good. Currently I'm at 0% battery power, running only because I'm plugged in.

Why won't the darn thing charge?
 

A:Battery won't charge.

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After I fully charge my computer it show remaining time 4 hours.  My charge is supposed to last 8 hours.  Why is it showing only 4 hours? 

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Hey there! I just bought this laptop from malayasia just 1 month before. The day I bought it I took it to pakistan and here I open his sealed. At first I kept it on charge for 2 hours to be full. After that when I on the laptop that was just 70% I was a bit shocked but I kept it using. Now all the time I charge it. It doesn't charge more then 70% when it just reached to 70% it stopped all the time whether the notebook is on or off.I tried the following things but it didn't brought any change:1.  Restoring all defaults of power.  (DONE 100%)2. Reseting PC.  (DONE 100%)3. Battery calibration.  (DONE 100%)4. Install all the utility drivers from hp website.  (DONE 100%)Still the issue exists, now the charging don't goes more then 54% its now stucked here. I am very confuse and very disheartned from HP that their product quality in new laptops is so terrific. Maybe I never tell some to buy HP.NEED HELP!! Your all queries would be facilited please contribute and participate.

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I just used my laptop last night, and logged off/shut down as normal. I went to turn it on today and it wont start. It keeps flicking the light on the power button and the light by the actuall plug starts white when I plug it in and then turns red. Its been "charging" for 3 hours and still nothing. The charger pack is warm so it is getting power. So not really sure what to do.... please help!

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I have charged the battery on my laptop several times since I purchased it.  Really haven't had a chance to use the laptop as of yet because it seems like everytime I get ready to use it the battery has only 3 or less hours of battery usage on it.  Yesterday I fully charged the battery to 100%.  I disconnected the power cord and the percent immediately went down to 93%.  I then clicked on the battery and it said I only had 3 hours of usage at 93%.  I checked online at the best buy website to findout how much time I should have on the battery.  It states the battery will last up to 7 hours and 50 minutes.  I went through several calibration procedures to get more juice from the battery.  HP assistant states that my battery charge is OK, but no explanation for the low charge.  I need some satisfactory answers before I return the laptop.   thank youDaniel 30

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Out of no where my battery will not recharge!! It shows it is plugged in and should be charging yet...NADA! Anyone ideas? My machine is not even a month old!

A:My battery won't charge!!

The battery probably died on you, maybe a fuse in the battery charging circuit is blown for some reasons. If you are still within 12 months warranty, then you can get it replaced.

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My Dell vostro 1510's battery is not charging beyond 92%.What may be the problem

A:battery charge

Hi JITH IN,
When was the last time the battery charged for 100%? Are you using an original Dell adapter for this model? Is the adapter frayed? When the adapter is plugged in to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Does the system overheat? Does the battery get very hot? If so, remove the battery and let it cool down to room temperature for about 2 hours and then try connecting and charging the battery.
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1G6xT8d
Restart and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS and the battery health(if available).
Remove the battery and check the battery health meter by pressing the battery gauge.
If the battery is old and is not durable, then you could get the battery replaced. 
Assuming there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a battery (if in stock) - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
You could also get the battery from a 3rd party Dell parts seller - http://bit.ly/1tq2f31
My personal suggestion, is that, if you are using the system in one place, then you could continue using the system with the adapter plugged in - as a desktop machine and that you could invest your money on a new machine.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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My old IBM ThinkPad (2635HGU) will run on external AC adapter power, but will not charge. Can I assume this is a failed battery (02K6509)? If so, the battery replacement cost for a laptop this old may be prohibitive ($150 to $200). I can probably buy an equivalent used laptop for that price. Are there any inexpensive sources for this battery?
 

A:Think Pad Battery won't charge

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After reformatting with Windows xp sp2, now my battery won't charge. How do I know whether the battery is defective? Can it be tested?
 

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I have an hp laptop with windows 7 and the battery won't recharge when I plug in the power cord. This happened just the other day and was rather sudden. I don't know why it won't recharge. Need help.
 

A:battery charge

Hi oldbanjodb, and welcome to TSG.

Are there any lights or Windows task bar indications that the charger is connected and supplying power to the laptop.

If not, does the power adapter / charger have any lights on it that are supposed be on when it is plugged into AC power?
 

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Hi there, I have had my computer for about 5 years, and so when the battery finally stopped working, I figured it was time for a new one. I bought a new battery, and it works, however it won't charge. The port to charge my comptuer recently broke and I got that fixed, but now the new batterty won't charge. Are those two things related, or is there something I can do?
 

A:Battery Won't Charge

I would say it is possible that the power port is broken again, or not fixed properly the first time, if the battery puts out its charge it should be able to take a charge, meaning the circut boards onboard the battery should be good.
 

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Hello,
We're having problem of our 2 stock unit model: INSP 3531, they have the same issues on battery charging. Can anyone Dell staff help us what to do. How to process warranty or requesting  for full replacement. Someone advice us that Dell products process via online and this is the first time we encounter this. Thank You.
Specification:
MODEL: INSP 3531
COLOUR: BLK
PROCESSOR: CEL-N2830
RAM: 4GB,1X4GB,1600,DDR3
HDD: 500GB

A:BATTERY WON'T CHARGE

Hi KHINGCHEY,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id along with brief description of the issue.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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