How to Fix a Laptop Battery that Won’t Charge (5 solutions)

The laptop is plugged in but not charging? Lets findout why laptop battery not charging and How to Fix a Laptop Battery that Won't Charge

Nowadays Laptop is a necessity that is needed by every individual, and technological developments make it useful to support daily activities. Starting from education or work to playing games can now be done with just one laptop device. However, there are some problems that are commonly found on laptops in general its laptop battery. Laptops really depend on the battery even though its use can still be done by plugging the laptop into a power outlet. Well, sometimes you may experience, that the laptop is plugged in but not charging. Here in this article, we discuss, Why laptop battery stops charging, what are the reason behind this and How to Fix a Laptop That Won’t Charge.

Note – Whether you have a Dell, Lenovo, HP, or another laptop, the solutions listed below help you fix your Laptop Plugged In but Not Charging issue.

Why is my laptop battery not charging?

There are plenty of variables that could cause your laptop battery losing its charge, but power cord issues, software malfunction, and declining battery health are some common. Usually, laptop batteries with normal use can last three to five years. However, if the battery has problems and cannot be charged, there are several ways to overcome it, starting from checking the condition of the charger cable to replacing the battery.

if the laptop is charged while being used until it continues to charge even though the laptop battery is fully charged, you may experience Laptop Battery Draining issue or not charging.

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5 ways to fix laptop battery not charging

When you find your laptop battery is not charging, the first thing you need to check the laptop charger cable. It is possible that this cable has a problem. For that make sure the cable is in good condition. If there are no problems with the cord, try switching it while plugging the charger cord into another outlet.

Again It is important that you use an original charging cable. If you do not use the original cable, it may damage the condition of the battery. That’s because the third-party charging cable has a wattage that doesn’t match what the laptop battery has made.

Few users report, if your laptop is overheating, Turn off your device and wait 30 minutes. And then connect the charging cable and see if your laptop gets some juice.

Perform a power reset on your laptop

If your laptop has a detachable battery, Try performing a power reset on your laptop to see if the battery not charging issue persists

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  • Shut down your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.
  • Now Remove the battery, press and Hold down the power button on the laptop for 10 seconds, and then release it,
  • Put your battery back in and plug your charger into your laptop.
  • Turn on your laptop and See if the battery is charging.

Check Charging Hole

The charging hole on the laptop also needs to be checked from time to time. Laptops that are often used will make the charging hole dirty and block the flow of electricity. Also make sure the charging cable connector is not loose when plugged into the hole. This is usually caused by the adapter being pulled when the charging position is not correct.

Charge Laptop Battery

Avoid Using Multiple Apps

Using a lot of applications on a laptop can also damage the battery quickly. The condition of the laptop when used with many applications will heat up quickly. This is what then makes the laptop unable to charge quickly because. This can be solved by opening the ‘task manager’ and pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc or searching for it in the search menu.

After that click more details to enter the ‘process’ tab. There will appear a number of applications that are running and make the laptop work harder. You can then stop the application that you feel is not being used.

Disable startup programs

Change Charging Options in Windows

On the Windows operating system, there is a setting that regulates charging to stop automatically at a certain position. For example, charging is set to stop when the battery reaches 80%.

If that’s the case, the charging will no longer work when it reaches that number. To change these settings, you can open the settings in Windows in the lower left corner.

  • Press Windows key + X and select settings then go to the system option
  • Select the Power & sleep option, then Click on ‘Additional power settings on the right side of the screen;
  • Select the Change plan settings option, then set it to default or as you wish.

Default power plan

Update or Reinstall the Battery Driver

If your laptop is already using Windows 10, updating the battery driver can be done by:

For the latest drivers for your device we recommend visit the manufacturers support page to download.

  • Right-click the Windows icon and select Device Manager;
  • Click or expand the Battery option until the ‘Microsoft AC Adapter’ and ‘Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery’ options appear;
  • Right-click on each of these options and select Properties;
  • Go to the Driver option then tap ‘Update Driver’;
  • Restart your laptop and pair it again with the charger cable.

update Microsoft acpi compliant control method battery driver

However, if all the methods above have been done but the laptop battery has not been able to be charged, it’s a good idea to go to an official service center from the laptop brand that is used.

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