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Please help: "Plugged In, Not Charging"


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#1 juniorwells

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

I have a Windows 7 64 bit laptop with 8gb ram and 600gb hard drive. My battery is working and so is my charger. However, I am getting a message that says "plugged in, not charging." Can someone please help me fix this? I have already tried uninstalling the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and re-installing it. This doesn't work at all for me. Please help  :(


Edited by hamluis, 27 May 2016 - 07:54 AM.
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#2 kylejw1990

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:28 PM

unplug the laptop, have it off, remove the battery, and with the battery out, press and hold the power button for 30 secs. 

 

release and put everything back together.

 

tell me what happens after...



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

unplug the laptop, have it off, remove the battery, and with the battery out, press and hold the power button for 30 secs. 

 

release and put everything back together.

 

tell me what happens after...

 

It still says "plugged in, not charging" :(



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

turn the laptop off

 

remove the battery

 

plugin charger

 

start computer(without the battery)

 

what does it say?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

I've had the same situation, several times over the years.  YOUR BATTERY IS ON IT'S WAY OUT.  You'll need to buy a new one, or just always leave it plugged in.

Have a great day!
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Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 18 August 2014 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

That or the power adapter itself is bad or power port on the laptop is bad (loose or broken).



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

That or the power adapter itself is bad or power port on the laptop is bad (loose or broken).

 

all the reason to try and power the laptop with ac adapter and no battery :)



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

 

That or the power adapter itself is bad or power port on the laptop is bad (loose or broken).

 

all the reason to try and power the laptop with ac adapter and no battery :)

 

I have found that isn't always the case. I have repaired a couple that still powered normally, but still wouldn't charge the battery. With the sensor wire being damaged or shorted out the bios disables the battery charging to protect the battery from going super critical and exploding. However, some batteries themselves might be protected, but I wouldn't bet money on it. Vendors tend to cheap out on generic cells. However, the power adapter circuitry itself should have some sort piezoelectric fuse protection.


Edited by technonymous, 18 August 2014 - 10:24 PM.





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