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My laptop suddenly "plug in charging" but the battery keep not charging

Question: My laptop suddenly "plug in charging" but the battery keep not charging

Please help me,I have a Lenovo laptop G series with windows 8,my laptop problem is that the battery is not charging but when I click battery icon "plug in charging" but it still not charging,why?

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Battary not charging showing plug in not charging , laop top was purchase in july 2015 from Vijay Sales mumbai chembur. Pl give some solution

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When I plug in for charging battery then screen goes black? when I set the  power plan at HP reccommended)But  I set the power plan at high performance then this one is OK.Please advise me to resolve

Answer:laptop screen goes black when plug in for charging battery

Did you mean to say that it goes black for a second and then returns to normal? Your notebook sounds like one with switchable graphics.  My HP product loan Envy17-3002ea does that because I have the graphics power options set to automatically switch to the energy saving GPU when on battery.  If you don't want that to happen, just take the tick mark out of the box that say automatically switch. Then it will stay in high powered GPU all of the time, but will always use more battery power when on battery. This is a decision that only you can make.    regards,erico

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Hello,please help me  Laptop: Lenovo 3000 N200  Laptop Battery not charging "plugged in, not charging" Please say how to fix?  

Answer:Laptop Battery not charging "plugged in, not charging" Lenovo 3000 N200

Hey Matrix4478,      Welcome to the forums,    First of all I would suggest you to completely drain out the battery, and then once it is completely drained out, while your N200 isd powered off let it charge.     keep me postedregards





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Hi...

I am having a problem with my laptop computer. I figured out that my laptop, when being charged or using the Power Outlet, runs at 100% CPU at times, and slows me down when running and working on some open applications. At first I thought I had tons of spyware or even a virus, and even posted a Hijackthis file here. Nothing was found.
I figured out that my cpu runs at 100% when using the power outlet, or when my computer is chargnig. When I unplug the powercord and use the battery life, everything runs GREAT!!!!! my cpu drops to a normal 4-8% usage with multiple applications running. WEIRD huh? Can anyone relate to this ?? Is this and indication that my battery is going bad???? Can someone help me with this or suggest what is going on? I am running windows XP home edition, and have a compac presario 1500 series. Pent 4..

HELP!!!
 

Answer:CPU runs at 100% when charging laptop battery, when not charging its fine. HELP!!!

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I was given a nextbook several months ago. I don't know how to tell details like what version it is. It says manufactured Sept. 2014, and has serial number.

I do have operating system details though. It was upgraded to Windows 10 shortly before I received it.
My issue: No matter where I plug it in, directly in an outlet, or into a power strip designed for a computer, in a heavy duty power cord, the square plug part (not the cable to nextbook) gets hot. Not just warm, hot. So I can never get the battery fully charged, because soon as it gets beyond slightly warm, I have to unplug it. Worried about overheating and fire. I've never had anything likethis before, but I don't think this is normal.
I've included 2 images of the cable/plug. Also image of system info.

Any suggestions what the issue is and what I can do for it? My Computer just quit on me, so I'm relying on my nextbook until I learn if computer can be fixed or if it's a goner.


 

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HiI have U430 ideapad touch and it's been 3 months since I bought itNo i never set energy management thing and it's been charging fine up to 100%Problem occur this morning, battery say plug in and not charging. It's 96% now.I don't know where problem is...since it say plug in, I don't think it's adapter problem.I bought it through best buy so pretty sure I have a one year warranty...but I can't send it since I need it to use it....So I'm hoping it's adapter problem so I don't have to send it to support centerI tried unplugging adapter and power cord and restart, it all doesn't workEnergy management thing is all off, never knew it existed until I had this problem. So pretty sure it's not software problem. Let me know if you know any solution....

Answer:Battery plug in not charging U430 Ideapad

Dear JRC68
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
you mentioned that it is saying plugged in not charging on 96%, so is it doing that only at this percentage or it is not charging at all no matter what is the percentage
 
also make sure that the conservation mode is off form the energy management
 
Thanks





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i have bought dell inspiron 1525 but since last 3 days i face problem of charging, battery show not charging when plug in,but working on AC power, i dont know what to do, if anyone face such problem...what is d solution.

Answer:battery of lapy show not charging when plug in

i have bought dell inspiron 1525 but since last 3 days i face problem of charging, battery show not charging when plug in,but working on AC power, i dont know what to do, if anyone face such problem...what is d solution.

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I just recently reset my whole HP laptop and I notice that my battery status is still low so I clicked on it and it says 0% available plug in , not charging. I don't know what to do with the problem.

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Hi, my laptop's battery is not charging. I replaced the battery with a new one, but do not load the same. By accident I retrieved the power Jack around 2 mm from the socket of the pc, and charging has begun regularly! I tried several times and I noticed that the battery will only occur if before I insert completely the plug into the pc, and then pull it of about 2 mm. What can be wrong?

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Hey, I have read all of the posts on here on the battery suddenly dying... however I've noticed something in the power managment on my laptop since my battery isnt charging anymore. here is what I have on the Details and specifically does the current being 0.00A have anything to do with it? or the cycle count ... what is it normally suppose to be? Status : No activityRemaining percentage: 92%Remaining Time: -Remaining capacity: 13.50 WhFull charge capacity: 14.77 WhCurrent: 0.00AVoltage: 12.14VWaltage: -Temperature: 32Cycle count: 679Manufacturer: SANYO 

Answer:T60 Battery not charging suddenly

it looks like your battery fuse is open, which is one reason why there is no current even though there is charge in your battery. 

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I usually use my Yoga 2 Pro with AC Adapter plugged in. I turn on Conversation mode in Lenovo Energy Manager and get a message of "Plug in - Not Charging" everytime the battery is already 60% charged. Does it mean that AC electricity will directly serve to run the laptop without going through the batttery like a desktop computer?
I'm worried this habit will ruin my battery lifetime.
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 2 Pro - Does Plug in - Not Charging on Conversation Mode harm the battery?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Yes, when the charge level reaches 60% and you receive that message it means the battery is no longer receiving a charge and the laptop is being powered by the AC adapter.
 
No, using conservation mode will actually extend the health of your battery which means the battery will have a longer life time.   It is the continually charging when the battery's charge level reaches 100% level that will shorten the life of the battery. 

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Day before yesterday i made my laptop shut down forcefully by keeping pressing power button twice.After that next morning it was not starting on battery ,i plugged it in,then it started,after that i found that battery wasn't charging.It shows "0% available,plugged in, charging".I even tried hard reset,removal of battery and re-inserting,keeping it in refrigerator overnight as per google solutions,but nothing worked.How should i check that my battery is dead.My warranty is already over and i cannot buy a new battery,kindly provide me a solution.thanks.

Answer:Battery suddenly stopped charging

Hi Neeraj,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Battery is not charging after force shutting down the Laptop, I suggest you to perform ?Battery Gauge Reset? using the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) and also please let me know the status of the Battery displayed in the LEM.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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 I am using a 4 cell lithium ion battery for my laptop.Yesterday night I left it charging.When I switch on my laptop today morning it didn't work.When I connected the power cable it start working.I don't think battery is wear out as it is bought recently.Today morning battery is 100% and is not working a while before it is 89% now it says 0%.If the battery is wear out then the voltage must be low but it shows 14.5v so there is something wrong but what happened?

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I'm a new user of the X201.  I was sold on the 'name' and 'reliability'  and 'quality' of the product, the X201, on the design and size and power.  So I paid the premium for this notebook, where I could have easily bought TWO Acers with similar power and storage etc.
 
This was in June 2010..
 
The battery suddenly stopped charging and status was 'amber' and software says battery is charging... it's not.
 
battery condition is all green... good...
 
what's happening? 
 
Moderator note; post moved to here to start new thread, subject edited

Answer:X201 Battery Suddenly Stopped Charging

I got a spare battery and put it on... still not charging. It's no longer a battery issue... it's just not charging!  but the computer status says it is... oh no...

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Good day,I have reached the next problem: after I've returned back from a vacation, I have inserted AC adapter into my laptop and the orange battery indicator was not displayed. I have turned on my laptop and found, that the battery doesn't charge - there is "Plugged in and not charging" message near the battery indicator in the tray. I have tried to follow the steps from the http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Ideapad-Z400-or-Z500-battery-will-not-cha... , but it didn't hepl - the program freezes on the first step "Now configuring the program..." http://take.ms/k0TBi Have also tried to delete/reinstall Energy Management - nothing helped. OS - Windows 8.1 x64.Power Management Version 8.0.2.14. (have also tried to reset battery via that toold - didn't help). Thanks in advance.

Answer:Z500: After full discharge battery is not charging - "Plugged in and not charging" message is shown

After 6 hours I have unplugged AC and then plugged in it againg - everything works well.Do not know what really happened The topic can be closed.

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hello, thanks to hp for your service and quality   i have hp-d002tx model laptop but i am facing problem with charging issue ,when i plugged charger its not charging getting one message over on battery symbol (plugin not charging) some people suggest me its charger or battery issue but my brother having same model laptop , i check changing battery and charger - but facing same issue so it would be nice if someone suggest me what i do ? and how ? thanks for your help

Answer:Charging issue (plug in not charging)

Dear Customer, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum It looks like your Notebook is not charging the Battery, We will surely assist you with this issue Please 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 icon After 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 Notebook Note: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system board How to improve the life of a ... Read more

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Hello; my ideapad S405 inconspicuously shut off on me today. The battery will not charge (the small light that lights up when plugged does not light up), and the computer will not turn on. It was noted at 58% battery life, plugged in, and running on the lenovo energy plan of 'Optimized battery Life', before suddenly shutting off, and no longer turning on. The battery however, when put into the computer, still makes the battery light blink red, so there is some energy in the battery, but not enough to turn on the computer. I am guessing right now, that this is a random battery discharge; but even then, that is only a very obscure guess. I've left the battery still in the computer, with the AC adapter inside (not charging). I'm currently unsure what happened, and if there is a way to fix it. information on what is happeneing to my computer would be greatly appriciated.   _____________________________________________________________ Side note: The system does not run on AC power alone. 

Answer:Ideapad s405: Not charging, and suddenly ran out of battery power.

Hi Chan-Man and welcome to the community,
 
It sounds like there's a problem with the ac adapter or the port that it plugs into, but let's try something first.
 
Take out the battery, unplug the ac adapter and press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.  Do that 2 or 3 times, then plug in just the ac adapter and see if it starts.  If it starts, put the battery in while the machine is on and see if it starts to charge.
 
If that doesn't work, then I would look at the ac adapter or the charging port being bad.
 
 Do you still have warranty?
 
Regards,
Dave

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Gen3) Model 20BS touchscreen  running Windows 7 64 bit. The battery is not charging -- it's in a perpetual state of "plugged in not charging"  and even when plugged in, it?s losing appr 1 percent per day (down to 31%). This has happened a few times over the past 3-4 months since I got the machine, but I've managed to find things that "fixed" it (at least temporarily): - Resetting the power gauge worked once - Changing the custom battery charge threshold worked a few times - Plugging in the power cord at different stages of reboot seemed to fix it once (although not sure why / how) Based on previous thread posts, I've uninstalled and reinstalled Power Manager and then tried to run Battery Gauge Reset, but to no avail. And the reset only appears to run for about 30 sec before the system tray icon switches back to normal. Thanks in advance. Karl

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X220 - after clean win install, battery charger does not say "charging" or "not charging" any more. On factory install it would say 'not charging' and drain battery below 100% until 95% or similar.

Answer:X220 - after clean win install, battery charger does not say "charging" or "not charging" any more.

Do you have the Thinkvantage Power Manager installed?

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Good day, I bought my Lenovo G580H 1 week before, and before few days i saw, that the battery is not charging. First time the battery was on 61%, later when i was watching the film without AC adapter and after it pluged the AC adapter i saw, that the battery is on 7% and not charging. So no it's not charging too and when you want to watch a film or something without ac adapter laptop is truns off autmatically. So for what i should be angry? For Lenovo or for Windows? Thanks for your help, and sorry for my bad language .Regards from Lithuania.

Answer:(Win 7) Lenovo G580 Battery problem ''Plugged in, charging'' but not charging

Hi Alabama,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Battery is not charging and also not providing backup as expected in your G580 Laptop, I suggest you to open the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) and perform ?Battery Gauge Reset? to get the issue confirmed.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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So lately I've been having an issue with my laptop.  The charger is plugged in but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it unless I shift the laptop to a certain position.  This seems to have little to do with the position of the AC plug in the DC port at all as it's not the same positions that will actually get the computer to recognize the charger is plugged in. I don't think this has anything to do with the battery itself as removing the battery does not make the connection more consistent.  The computer will still not recognize the AC adapter is plugged in.  I had the same problem with my old laptop, a V570. It will also briefly lose connection and restore it before my display can process it.  I know this by the CPU throttle in the BIOS (which I can't access to turn off because of the version of BIOS used) will randomly slow my computer down and won't restore to full speed when the charger is making connection again. What just happened lately which is making me wonder about this more is that my laptop stopped recognizing the charger as being plugged in in the tray icon but the charger light on my laptop started flashing orange.  The blue power light was also flashing. Sometimes when I restart my computer to reset the CPU throttle, I will get a pop-up message from the Battery Management Software stating, "Adapter has limited support: performance will be affected ..." Full specs available on the purchase page here. &n... Read more

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Yesterday I encountered a problem. My Dell laptop not charging. But is showing in notification area charger plug in but not charging. I check my battery heath from bios. It's showing battery health normal. But adapter type showing as a unknown. I am confused If my adapter is going to dead, then why it is showing "plug in" in notification area.


Please help to resolved that.

Answer:My laptop is not charging but showing plug in.

Right.. Well there's only a few ways to test this, but both involve a kind friend or money lol.

The free way is to borrow someone elses power supply. As long as its 19v and about 3a it should be fine.
If it charges off that, its your psu, if it doesn't, its possibly battery.

The other method is to take the battery out and get a vault meter on the terminals on the laptop. 2 of these in some combination should kick out 19v DC. If it doesnt then an internal fault could be to blame.

The 3rd is to ignore the battery health meter (as at the end of the day as long as it has a charge its going to say its fine) and buy a new battery.

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I have a Lenovo 3000 v100 model number 0763-27U. The battery used to work fine and hold about 2-3 hours charge. Last friday, it suddenly stop charging. I looked at other posts on the forum and noticed that N100 is given extra six months warranty on battery. Is there a similar program for V100? Thanks,intel_milan

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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

Answer: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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Answer: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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Hi, I upgraded my Sony Vaio to Windows 10. Since the upgrade, battery icon showing "Plugged in, Charging" but not actually charging. Always it is in 3% and when unplug the power, system shutdowns.

Answer:Sony Vaio - shows charging, but not charging the battery?

From: Recovery and Troubleshooting Guide
Connect to a Power Outlet in the Startup Guide.
When you intend to run your VAIO computer on battery power, the battery pack may have run out of power. Connect the computer to a power outlet. For details, refer to Connect to a Power Outlet in the Startup Guide.
If you did not previously follow the standard procedure to turn off your VAIO computer, the power controller may be suspended due to a program error.
Do as follow:
- On the models with a built-in battery pack, unplug all cables and peripheral devices, including the AC adapter and USB devices, from the computer, push and hold the battery off button for at least three seconds with a thin, straight object (such as a paper clip), and leave the computer for at least
five minutes. Then, plug the AC adapter and turn on the computer once again. For the location of the battery off button, refer to Locating Parts and Controls in the Startup Guide.
- On the models with a removable battery pack, unplug all cables and peripheral devices, including the AC adapter and USB devices, from the computer, remove the battery pack, and leave the computer for at least five minutes. Then, reinstall the battery pack and turn on the computer once again.
? If the charge indictor is blinking or the ? power button does not work, a battery error may have occurred or the battery pack may not be detected.
Do as follow:
- On the models with a built-in battery pack, unplug all cables and peripheral devices,... Read more

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My wife?s Sony Vaio PGC-9U1M, bought in June 2005 has developed a worrying fault.The charging plug that goes into the socket on the back of the Sony has become a loose fit, so much so that it has required some skill to get it into the best charging position. I?d noticed the plug and lead were starting to feel warm, but tonight I sat over it for a couple of hours whilst it charged continuously up to about 80%, but was shocked when I pulled it out and it was very hot, soft, and contorted out of shape. It has got some white gluey stuff that has set on it that looks as though it may have come from the female laptop socket.I?m wondering now if the heat has caused the looseness rather than the other way round.Even if the charging worked, it can?t be used because of the potential fire hazard. I?m sure when I disconnected it the lead and plug were close to meltdown, and a short circuit could have been disastrous.The battery was mildly warm, so it doesn?t seem to be a case of self combusting battery here.Anyone able to explain what?s going on here? Similar experiences?I suppose I?d better get it repaired before we go up in smoke. I?m not expecting much interest from Sony, and I have no extra warranty on it.

Answer:Dangerously hot Sony laptop charging plug.

Get it looked at for your own safety as it should not be getting that hot A WARNING it is not right.

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I've had my HP Envy laptop for about 3 months, and yesterday I noticed that when it was plugged in it wasn't charging (the battery icon says "plugged in, not charging"). I turned it off overnight, plugged in, and this morning the battery was fully charged. It only seems to not charge when it is turned on. I have tried removing the battery, turning on, deleting the ACPI-compliant control method battery, turning off, and turning back on again (as advised in other forum responses), but with no joy. At first I thought it could either be a battery issue, but the fact it fully charged overnight whilst off would lead me to believe it's not, and is probably a software / settings issue. Any ideas please, I've run out of google search ideas!!

Answer:HP Envy Battery Problems - not charging when on, charging fu...

Hello HowfenClaret, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As well, if you could indicate which operating system you are using. And whether your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit as with this and the product number we can provide you with accurate information. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Which Windows operating system am I running?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Hi guys, I ran into this problem a few days ago where the laptop is plugged in, it says its charging, but the battery % won't go up at all. It started around 16% and each time I unplugged it for whatever reason it would go down but when I would plug it back in it wouldn't charge it back up. So now I'm at 8% and afraid to unplug it again.  I have the Energy Management set to Balanced, Maximum Battery Life, and it's status is "Charging" and "Good". Any help is appreciated, thank you guys.

Answer:Y510P "plugged in, charging" but battery is not charging

hi kanyewest,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. While having the battery and AC adapter plugged-in, boot into the BIOS (by pressing F2) and unplug the AC adapter until the system shuts off (this is to compete the discharge the battery).
 
2. Once the machine shuts down, remove and reinsert the battery and plugin the AC adapter then let the battery charge for about 2hrs while the machine is off and observe the battery lifght indicator. After 2hrs, power up the machine and observe the battery percentage.
     - Link to picture
 
If the battery is stucked at 0%, I recommend you contact lenovo and report your findings as the battery may need to be replaced.
 
Support phone list
 
 
Regards

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For some time have received the error message regarding under power smart adaptor with newer replacement HP adaptor matching original.  Battery icon lists % charge & "not charging".  Battery tests good in HP Support Assistant battery check.  Power adaptor will power my older Pavillion laptop but not  the Envy with or without battery installed.  Battery charging LED does not light.  Have tried re-calibration by deleting Microsoft devices in Device Manager.  Envy will operate with and without battery while using Dell power adaptor. Computer repair shop says Smart adaptor produces 0 voltage (even though it powers Pavillion) and I need a new battery (even though diagnostic test indicates good). Help!!!

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Hi, I have an X220 Tablet that's about 3 and a half years old -- so unfortunately just out of warranty -- and I'm having battery/charging problems. A few months ago the original 6-cell battery that came with the laptop died: Power Manager reported it as dead and needing replacing. It had had 500-something cycles, so it seemed reasonable. I went ahead and bought a new 6-cell battery from Lenovo, the 67+, and then my system was fine again. But one day a few weeks ago this battery suddenly stopped charging. Power Manager reported that "The battery is in good condition", and it was reported as "Status: Charging", but it was not actually charging and was instead very slowly discharging its way to 0%. Something suspicious is perhaps that PM reported "Current: 0.00 A". I thought it might be the battery, so I got another one, but that has exactly the same issue -- now I have two batteries, each discharged completely and with no way to charge them. Charging doesn't happen regardless of whether the computer is on or off, or whether I'm in Windows (7) or Linux. I checked the AC adapter/charger with a multimeter and it is reporting 20V as it's supposed to, so I guess that's okay. Plus, the laptop runs fine on just the AC adapter, even if it's a little bit slower (which I gather is due to it being 65W rather than 90W). The only slightly unusual thing I can remember from the day charging stopped functioning is that I was using the 'always on' USB port to charge my ... Read more

Answer:Battery not charging despite being reported as good and as charging

It is hard for me to be certain without seeing it, and Sweden is a long way from San Francisco. The symptom point to a blown fuse or power transistor (mosfet). Either can cause your problem, and usually require motherboard replacement. If nothing was going on when the problem started, (no power failure, lightning storm, failure of power adapter, tripping over the cord) I would guess mosfet. Some shops can repair fuses, but they require fairly good soldering equipment. I have had much poorer luck fixing mosfets, because usually, more than one chip is bad. You might be able to find a motherboard for a reasonable price. I have one for sale on eBay for under $100, but international shipping is expensive and you might do better locally. Send me a private message if you wish to discuss

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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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Running Windows 7 x64.One of my end users' T410 would say that it was charging, but the battery percentage would never change unless you unplugged it. Then it would get lower, but plugging it in would not recharge the battery. We tried putting her HD in a working T410, but the problem carried over. I ended up giving her a new laptop, but I would like to fix the errant T410 if at all possible. Since the problem carried over with the HD in a working T410, I figured it was a software issue.  Reinstalled Windows. No good.Did a wipe of the HD (everything 0's). Reinstalled Windows. No Good.Booted from Linux liveCD. Charging worked, but once I booted into a fresh copy of Windows, it stopped charging. So it seems that the hardware is capable of charging the battery, but not on a fresh copy of Windows: only Linux. Is there anything else I could try to get it working on Windows? Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Answer:T410 says "battery plugged in, charging" but not actually charging

Hi Hang,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
As you are facing the improper charging of battery , in that case you please need to perform the following steps and check  if the issue gets resolved.
 

Open Lenovo Energy Management
Click on the bottom gear icon between i and ?.
Under Battery Health, Click on Start for Battery Gauge Reset.
That should refresh the gauge and let the system finish through the cycle.

 
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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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.

Answer: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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I have x220 with Win10 on it (BIOS 1.43). Suddenly I noticed that battery icon is not changed after I disconnected the charger, it still shows charger is connected and battery still charging... But battery of course discharging.I tried to remove the battery and laptop working fine via charger only.It works ok without charger if battery is charged, but icon always shows that laptop is conneted to charger.Also there is no sound when charger disconnected. (Sound is switched on in BIOS)My battery is not new but correctly charging on other X220.

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One day when i was working on my laptop is just died......then i tried to start but its not open....i thought may be it need some charging...... But even charger is not charging.....so what can be the problem....i am thinking may be motherboard problem.....can any one help me.......i have hp 250 g5 laptop....please help me...will be waiting for reply thanks

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LENOVO Z400 CHARGING ITS ALREADY 30% CHARGING BUT IF YOU UNPLUG THE POWER ADAPTER THE LAPTOP AUTOMATIC OFF IT DOESNT BACKUP
 
 
SOLUTION:
 
UPDATE BATTERY FIRMWARE AND UPDATE THE BIOS TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE
NOTE: AFTER UPDATING ITS ALREADY CHARGING UPTO 59% ONLY AND IT STOPS CHARGING BUT WHEN YOU UNPLUG THE ADAPTER IT HAS ALREADY OR THE BATTERY IS ALREADY BACKUP BUT THE THING IS IT STOPS 59% AND IT WILL NOT CHARGE ANYMORE
 
SOLUTION:
 
UNINSTALL THE ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND DOWNLOAD  AND INSTALL THE LATEST ENERGY MANAGEMNET AND IT CHARGING UP 100% NOW THE LENOVO Z400 IS 100% WORKING
 
 
HOPE IT HELPS
 
Admin note; post moved to start new thread, subject edited

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Client's relatively new Yoga 500 is exhibiting a weird problem in Windows 10 anniversary edition. The battery is currently at 47% but keeps flickering between charging and not charging. The icon changes every second, possibly faster. Tried swapping power supplies so it's not that. When first reported, the battery was at 40% but then got to 47% during a reboot. The battery on the Yoga 500 is internal so not possible to try swapping batteries. Any ideas or suggestions?

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This posting was created to give credit to Lenovo98 for the solution that was posted and to facilitate other owners searching for a similar solution.
 
Thanks Lenovo98 !

Answer:G50-70 says "battery plugged in, charging" but not actually charging

Hello,
 
I have read a few other similar posts but none of their solutions worked on my laptop.  The battery percentage stays the same when plugged into the charger.  I first noticed the issue this morning when I powered the laptop on and the percentage was at 44% with the charger plugged in overnight, and it was at 44% when I plugged the charger in last night.  I only put the battery in the laptop a couple days during the week when I'm in school, otherwise I just leave it out and have it powered through the adapter.  The laptop is 7 months old.
 
I tried the Gauge Reset for 8 hours today and it wasn't doing anything so I cancelled it.   I have reinstalled the Energy Management software.  I have also tried shutting it down for 20 minutes and charging it at a different wall outlet.
 
What else can I do?
 
Thank you
 
 
Edit:
******Solution******
 
I just tried this from another post and it worked!  Battery is charging again.
 
a. turn off the computer and remove the battery and AC adapter.
b. press and hold the power button for 30 secs and reconnect the AC adapter
c. turn ON the computer and continuously tap F2 to boot into the BIOS, when you're in, press F9 to load defaults and press F10 to save and exit.
d. boot into Windows (while still having just the AC adapter plugged-in) then reinsert the battery.

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Client's relatively new Yoga 500 is exhibiting a weird problem in Windows 10 anniversary edition. The battery is currently at 47% but keeps flickering between charging and not charging. The icon changes every second, possibly faster. Tried swapping power supplies so it's not that. When first reported, the battery was at 40% but then got to 47% during a reboot. The battery on the Yoga 500 is internal so not possible to try swapping batteries. Any ideas or suggestions?

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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?

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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The new replacement battery for my T40 is not charging at all. in spite of the fact that the T40 battery statistics state the battery is healthy , charging and behaving normally  (with currently 0 % charge, 8.64 voltage, 24 C temperature (not hot)).  The T40 works just fine when plugged into a wall outlet so the problem is not the A/C adapter.  The T40 device manager gives correct manufacturing date 2/09 and correct T40 plug in date of 4/09, serial number, etc.  the design voltage is 10.80 V so it knows what is there.  I am using windows XP prof... This battery is  6 cell..  The original battery was a 9 cell. The manufacturer contends this battery will work on any T40 and the manual indicates that either 6 cell or 9 cell can be used... The only abnormal indication so far is that when I asked  the Lenovo site to automatically identify the specs of my T40, it listed  a 9 cell battery instead of a 6 cell one.   Does that tell us anything about what might be wrong?  with respect to the suggestions on the regular lenovo site, I already did all  that I could do  including sending the first replacement battery back to the manufacturer who then sent a second one to me.  I couldn't upgrade the battery controller because that first required an upgrade of the Bios and I can't do the Bios upgrade without a fully charged battery.  Thanks very much for any help.  

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My G50-70 of less than a year just got a dead battery. The battery is constantly at 7%. It says "Plugged in, charging" but it doesn't actually charge. Please help!

Answer:G50-70 Battery says "Plugged in, Charging" but not charging

Hi Mistwild82,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with battery plugged in charging in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
 
 Please try to perform the gauge reset, under power manager select maintenance guide and select gauge reset and check for the issue.
 
Also try to uninstall the Microsoft ACPI driver, uninstall the drivers under ACPI and restart the system and check for the issue.
 
Also shut down the system and try to charge the system for 1 or 2 hours and check if the charging percentage has increased. If the charging percentage has increased in Linux then it?s a issue with operating system please reinstall the operating system and check for the issue.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
                                     
Ashwin.S
 





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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.

Answer: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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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 that works fine with only the AC Adapter. It will not charge the battery and the charging LEDs flash 4 times orange and then once green.
In the power manager it has a red X over the battery symbol and stays at 0%. In the BIOS power manage it says battery status is "idle".
So the first thing I did was replace the the battery with a brand new identical battery.....I get the same thing.
After reading DELL forums and bulletins, it was recommended that I replace the DC jack on the MB...I did, I get the same thing.

Also, when booting I get "The AC Power Adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance."
So I try a known working/identical AC adapter.....same thing.

What's next?? Bad MB? Maybe?
Any and all replies are appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop not charging battery

Try re-seating the power cable the other way.....if this doesn't work, you may have to contact dell as it could be a MB issue.
 

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I bought a HP pavilion dv6 laptop! I just want to know is it bad if I leave my laptop charger connected all day even if its fully charged?

Answer:Charging laptop BATTERY!

Hello rnavagamuwa and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may get different opinions on this, but no. You shouldn't have any problems leaving the laptop plugged in to the AC power. Some people leave the AC adapter plugged in all the time when using the laptop at home. Others just remove the battery and run off of AC power. Still others (and this is what I do) will remove the AC adapter every so often and run on battery power only. When the low battery alert appears I plug the AC adapter back in and let the battery recharge.

Every modern battery has a limited number of charge/recharge cycles so eventually, every battery will lose its ability to hold a charge. This is usually a gradual process and you'll notice that instead of having 3 hours of battery time it's now 2 hours, and then 1 hour, etc.

Why do I leave the AC adapter plugged in? One primary reason. I live in an area that experiences frequent power outages. If the main power goes out I still have the laptop battery available so my laptop doesn't just shut down. The same thing could be accomplished with a backup Universal Power Supply.

Notebook Battery Guide

Basic to Advanced Battery Information from Battery University

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when i am using my laptop at home, and use socket as a electric supply.. and the battery is remain full power and not used at all.

i should take out the battery or not? i heard some rumours is about keep charging the laptop battery may damage the battery and shorten the battery life. can anyone give some comment about it?

Answer:laptop battery- take it out or keep charging?

When the battery is unused and fully charged, it doesn't overcharge. You just run off the electrical supply.

There is no need to take out the battery, the life won't be shortened if you use wall power all the time.

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Hello Everyone,
I have an HP Mini 110 running XP SP3. Keyboard was faltering and I replaced it and works fine in that regard. Unit was sluggish so I decided to format hard drive and reinstall XP Home which it came with originally. All good except now the unit will not charge the battery, sits at 0% all of the time. Battery is rather new with about 5 recharges on it, did not have a problem as it held charge easily for 3.5 hours until I did the repair and XP installation. Computer runs fine plugged in so I don't have a clue why battery won't charge. Could it be that I erased a partition that held something battery related? I updated the BIOS, still no luck. Any ideas, suggestions graciously accepted,
Thank You,
Laurel
 

Answer:Laptop Battery Not Charging

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My laptop battery stopped charging a while ago, I finally got round to buying a new battery and that will not charge too. Is it possible that it isn't the battery that is knackered but the laptop psu or have I just got another duff battery? Also how dear will it be to fix? It's a Clevo d900t chassis.
 

Answer:Laptop battery not charging

It could be the power supply, could be the charger, or it could be the connection on the laptop from the power supply to charger.

Is the laptop still under warranty?
 

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I'm using my laptop as a desktop replacement and hardly ever have it unplugged from the mains, will i be doing my battery any harm with it being constantly charged or should i remove the battery completely?
 

Answer:Laptop battery charging

Batteries need to work for their living so I suggest you switch off mains power at night, let it charge it's batteries and work with them the following day until they run low, then switch to mains again so they can charge while you're still working.
 

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My laptop has been chargeing since i removed the malware but it continues to say, 0% (charging), is this a problem with the battery or can it be fixed? The laptop is relativly new, and i have the battery name.

HP Company, HSTNN-DB17, lithium-ion battery module.
10.8V

Please help me,
Alex
 

Answer:Laptop battery not charging.

It could be a problem in the software that reads the charging, if you unplug the power supply will it run? and down in your task bar there should be a percentage number of power left in the battery when the power supply is unplugged. ed
 

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I upgraded to Windows 10. After that my laptop does not charge the battery anymore. I have re-installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. Still does not charge. When power adapter is plugged in, it shows it is charging on the side and infront of the laptop. Even the battery icon shows it is charging. In device manager the other devices shows Base system device is missing (X3) and the last one is Unknown. A friend says the drivers for power management is missing. I cant seem to find those. Under battery it shows Microsoft AC adapter and ACOI complient control andcompodite battery.

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I have a Advent 7011 laptop, and the charger reciver on the laptop is broke, but both charger and battery are both working.

Is there any other way that i can charge the battery or fix the reciver/

Thanks
 

Answer:Charging a battery without laptop

Hi lightmas, and welcome to TSG.

You will probably not be able to find any kind of device that will charge the battery outside of the laptop. The laptop has specialized electronics between the charger input jack and the battery. The electronics limits the voltage and current to the battery to prevent fire and other hazards. Any kind of external charging hardware would need to be matched to that particular model of battery.

Depending on the exact nature of the failure of the power input jack (charger reciver?), a repair may be as simple as some careful re-soldering of the jack to the printed circuit board in the computer. More serious damage may require replacing the jack or the entire motherboard.
 

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My Laptop's battery does not charging, and I bought another battery , but also the same problem, and also not charging when laptop is on or off. My laptop properties:-HP Notebook 15 r107-newindows 10 64bit  what is the causes , and what is the solving?

Answer:Laptop Battery does not charging

Is it a genuine HP battery or a "compatible" 3rd party battery? Have you tried going into the UEFI diagnostics (F2 as you power up) and run the battery diagnostic tool on both batteries and report what is found.  

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Just got a laptop on eBay that contains a Lithium-ion battery that holds a 2+ hour charge. Question: is it okay to leave the laptop plugged in overnight? I wouldn't want a meltdown. Thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop Battery Charging

no prob!
 

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I have noticed lately that my battery for my laptop is always charging and is now hot to the touch. I have an Averatec 3260 series laptop. I purchased it three years ago and I have never had a problem with my battery until now. I hardly ever use the battery except for brief moments, so it never fully discharges and then recharges. I have calibrated it twice within the three years. Why would it constantly be charging now? My computer says that it is on 100% power and the battery isn't charging, but it still is getting that charge.
Any help would be great.

Katie
 

Answer:My laptop battery is hot and always charging

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My second (portable) computer is an HP 4540s, 3-4 years old.Just turned it on, after 60 days non-use, with wall charger (WC) just plugged in, and it boots up normally. However, when placing the cursor on the small battery symbol in the lower right corner I get the message - 10% available (plugged in, not charging). Without the WC plugged in, it makes no effort to START. Running with the WC plugged in, if I unplug it the unit goes dead.Is this likely the simple matter of needs a new battery, or could there be some software function I need to access and adjust?

Answer:Laptop Battery Not Charging

If you leave it plugged in and computer off, does this battery take a charge at all? If answer is no, then its likely that the battery is dead and you need a new one. If the battery charges when the laptop is off only, then it could be a weak power supply or battery is drawing heavy on the power supply to where the charging is turned off as for keeping the computer running is more critical vs charging.One friend of mine has a 2 year old Core i3 HP Laptop and it gave her this message about a month ago. If she leave the laptop plugged in to charge and powered off, the battery will charge to 100% after charging for about 4 or 5 hours. She is then able to use laptop off of battery and battery life is what it was before the non-charge while computer in use started happening. She is happy using her laptop like this vs spending money on a new battery or power supply for it. I even thought something was up with the software for the power management and reinstalled it fresh and it made no difference. You might be in the same situation where it will only charge battery with the laptop off and powered off wall to charge battery.

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I have an Alienware Sentia M3450 which is about 2 years old now and for the past couple of months, I have been completely tethered to an outlet as my battery will not charge. I called the tech support and of course i was told that my battery was dead, but that is not the case as i have tried a brand new battery with the same results. When the computer is on, the taskbar icon shows that it is charging constantly, but when the ac cable is unplugged, it continues to tell me that its charging. The problem with this is that if the ac cable is somehow jarred loose but not to the point of falling out of the socket, it does not tell me and unless i notice it quickly, the very small amount of battery power left depletes quickly and the computer shuts off, with no low battery warning or anything of the sort. I was thinking perhaps the problem lies in charging circuitry, but if someone has a better theory, I'm all ears. If it is found that the circuit board is the issue, where might i find that part? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Laptop battery not charging

is the battery connection clean (on the computer)?
 

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Hello,
I have an Acer Aspire 5534-1096, and the battery will not charge, no matter what I try. If I plug the charger in without the battery inserted, the laptop will run perfectly fine. But, as the battery will not charge and is now dead, if I insert the battery with the AC adapter plugged in the laptop will power on for a few seconds, then will just die. I have tried replacing the battery; the issue persists. I know that the AC adapter works because the laptop will run solely off of it, and it will charge the battery of another laptop perfectly fine. I've tried reinstalling the BIOS with the latest version and holding the power button to release excess power. Nothing seems to fix it.
Do you think this could be a motherboard problem? I have removed the keyboard and shell, and there seems to be a cable in front of the DC power jack which says "TO I/O". Could it be an issue with that cable? I'm all ears, so if any of you has a suggestion that might work, that would be greatly appreciated. I'll post this with a picture of the I/O cable in front of the DC connector.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Laptop Battery not Charging

Hi johamanee24 and welcome to TSG.

Hard to tell exactly which cable you mean. The silver coloured cable comes from the screen, the red and black (and possibly white, can't see for sure) wires with the black sleeve with 125C on it carry the power from the DC socket to the motherboard and it looks like they connect underneath it. Not sure if the I/O label applies to those wires or not.

The trouble is the laptop wouldn't power on (without the battery in) if those wires were not connecting properly.

There's a lot of similar stuff on the 'Net about this but fitting a new battery is the recommended solution.
Was the 2nd battery you tried new ?
 

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I recently completely discharged my thinkpad R40e laptop battery using the software provided by IBM, nw it won't charge at all. Is there anything I can do to rescue the battery or is it totally knackered.

Answer:Laptop Battery not charging

Check the battery stated voltage, then temporarily carefully connect wires to it, observing polarity. Then connect external batteries to the wires and connect the charger.

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my hp laptop dv 5000 series has stopped charging suddenly 2 days back
and a blue light keep on flashing hopefully suggesting that it not charging
but 2 3 times it got hibernated when i fuggot to plug in ac but it charges for 1 to 2 min i guess enough to start and then same story blinkng starts again
is this my battery problem or something else and if so how much does a new battery cost approx
my laptop no is hp dv 5218nr
 

Answer:hp laptop battery not charging

some pcs have a utiilty to tell the battery condition and if replacement is needed.
have you looked on your pc for like that yet?
batteries are pretty high unless you do some serious surfing
40 to 100 plus dollars
 

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Hi, I got my laptop for over 5 yrs and we had a problem with power supply. When the lead was connected the power indication light was flickering and we needed to fiddle with the end of the lead connected to the laptop to have steady power . Now it just does nothing. I bought new power lead but the laptop is just dead. No light and no life what so ever. Question is: is it gone gone or should I try to buy new battery (the old one didnt hold any power at all). Help please
 

Answer:Laptop battery not charging

You don't need a battery to operate most laptops. You can and shoudl fact take out the battery and see if it works with just AC.

Otherwise you may have a damage jack in the laptop, they commonly break especially if the power cable required fiddling around with. It's also possible the new power adapter is faulty or that the previous one damaged the motherboard.
 

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Hello,

Recently I bought a new battery for my laptop, a Dell XPS M140. it was not a Dell branded battery, but it fit in my laptop and works. But the problem is that it is always being charged! it never is completely charged and than running on AC power. Also when I have the battery plugged in and my laptop plugged into AC power the battery icon blinks red rapidly. But when I unplug and plug back in the cord, it is fine again. Is there any way to fix this??
 

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so i can safely say that this post may have been missed and needs to be bumped...can someone help me??
 

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Hello. My dell laptop has been working fine last night but this morning when i charged it, the battery keeps charging on and off when I wasn't even moving the cord or what. Then my laptop just shut down when  unplugged the cord. that's when i realized that it won't turn on if it's not plugged in and it's not even charging properly. Please help :( 

Answer:laptop charging battery

Check the condition of the contacts on the battery and the mainboard - if they're dirty or bent, clean or straighten them.
Is this an M18x?

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I have had a Y50-70 for about 2 years now.  Just in the past 2 weeks i started having issues with my loptop not charging at all when plugged in.  It finally stopped charging and when i investigated it i found that the connector for the charging jack was burned at the connector to the motherboard.  I ordered a new one and had no issues installing it.  After waiting about an hour, because my battery was dead, i turned on my laptop to a partially charged battery.  Unfortunately the battery only charges when my laptop is off.  I have looked into this all over the internet and havent found any good answers.  I have tried to toggled between power saving modes, some reprted that this helped, to no avail.  I then tried to see if the energy manager was the issue and it was not installed on my laptop.  While i was checking out the energy mode, i also uninstalled the battery drivers through device manager, the smart one not the basic driver, and updated all drivers and the bios, but that didnt help either.Next i replaced the batter and hcraging cable, but still no help.  I now have another charging port cable on the way hoping that maybe the last one was bad. While i was waiting for my cable, i thought i would reach out here and ask if anyone has had this issue and has a fix for it.  I looked through the batter thread and didnt see anything like mine. Can anyone help?  

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Dear Sir,
I use a Laptop with Windows 7 system. What is the right way of charging the battery?
1) Should I always keep the battery constantly charged from the mains while I operate the computer so that the charge level always remains at 100% OR
2) I should charge only intermittently i.e., I should use the laptop without charging the battery for some length of time and charge only when the battery charge level falls below say 30% or when the reminder pops up for charging the battery?
I normally use the computer for around 4 to 5 hours every day and often at one go.
Thanking You
Yours faithfully
R. Chandrasekharan
 

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I am new to laptops, and have been given a Compaq Armada 1590DT on semi permanent loan. Can anyone tell me how the batery is charged; does it charge automatically when the computer is powered by mains, or do I need to buy a separate battery charger?

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hector710 it charges while connected to mains.It will charge quicker if the laptop is switched off.

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Hi guys,I have been reading, and I have read that it's better to actually use your battery than to not. So I was wondering, is it possible to setup the power options so that it ONLY starts charging once it reaches a pre-defined level (ie 50%)? And if so, would this be at all beneficial, or would it just be a waste of time?I used to just never plug in the battery, but for the 10-60 seconds I used to have to occasionally unplug, I don't want to have to worry about keeping the battery charged.-Thanks in advance!

Answer:Laptop Battery Better Off Not Charging

not sure if you can set the battery to charge at certain levels, but...if your usually plugged, take out the battery and store it in a plastic bag in the freezer, if you are using the battery a lot, plug it for recharge only when its down to the last 10-20%..its not as important as it used to be, but batteries are still pretty expensive, so a little thought goes a long way.;-)i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hello all. I have been experiencing this problem since I got this laptop from a friend about four years ago. It is a Dell Inspiron e1505. I have run XP, 7, 8, and Ubuntu all at different times, and each OS has always been unable to detect or charge the battery. I have tried several different cables, and at one point, I got a new battery, probably two years ago. It worked for a few months, and then stopped working after about 3 months. I am currently running the latest version of Ubuntu on the laptop. Any ideas on how I can get the battery to charge?
 

Answer:Laptop Battery Not Charging

Based on recent experiences, update your BIOS from the manufacturer's website. I just recently had to update the BIOS of 300+ Dell Inspiron laptops for the same reason.
 

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Hi
I have Inspiron 15R Laptop with original 65W charger.
Recently I noticed that the battery is not charging. I have tried all the tricks available on the net but none of them worked. I purchased a new charger but problem not solved. I can use my laptop only with AC mains.
What should I do?

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I have a new laptop battery and I know that you are supposed to fully charge them on first use to optimize its life over time. My question is how long is it supposed to charge for (It's a 6 Cell Lithium-Ion) on that first charge and is it recommended that the laptop be shut off of while charging it, or can I use it while it fully charges for that first time?

Also, is it recommended that when using it, to unplug the power cord once the battery is fully charged and then let it drain, then fully charge, unplug and drain, etc. etc.? I know it is not good to leave the battery in and have it continue charging once it is already fully charged.

I appreciate in advance everyone's response.
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop and wanted to know how to charge the battery. I have my laptop plugged in most of the time. I left it unplugged for a while until it reached 6% then the laptop went into standby mode. When I plugged it back in and turned it on, I quickly plugged it back out and in again to check the battery which was at 14%. I have it plugged back in at the moment. I wanted to know, is the battery charging right now or do I have to do anything else for it to charge?
 

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I just got a msg on my laptop that my battery isn't charging, despite the fact that it's been plugged in for hours.  It's only about a year old. Do batteries just die like that.  Sorry for the ignorance, but I'm more of a desktop guy.Tanx,KC

Answer:Why Isn't My Laptop Battery Charging

I've never had any battery (that hasn't leaked or exploded), that has just died like that. Did you have any severe battery life depreciation over the last couple of months? I'm more of a desktop guy myself but I can think of a couple of possibilities if the battery was fine.First off, does the computer register a battery present. I.e. does the computer say "No battery" under the battery status.It may be that there is a fault somewhere with the battery connection and the computer is either not able to make a connection with the charging terminal (negative I think) or make a connection with the positive terminal (output). Is there any corrosion on the laptop's battery bay terminals or the batteries terminals?Second, is the charger you are currently using the original charger for the laptop?If you are using the wrong charger then you may not be receiving enough power to charge that battery. We would have to know what laptop you are using though to have any hope of answering that. The OS might be helpful as well.

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My second (portable) computer is an HP 4540s, 3-4 years old.Just turned it on, after 60 days non-use, with wall charger (WC) just plugged in, and it boots up normally. However, when placing the cursor on the small battery symbol in the lower right corner I get the message - 10% available (plugged in, not charging). Without the WC plugged in, it makes no effort to START. Running with the WC plugged in, if I unplug it the unit goes dead.Is this likely the simple matter of needs a new battery, or could there be some software function I need to access and adjust?

Answer:Laptop Battery Not Charging

If you leave it plugged in and computer off, does this battery take a charge at all? If answer is no, then its likely that the battery is dead and you need a new one. If the battery charges when the laptop is off only, then it could be a weak power supply or battery is drawing heavy on the power supply to where the charging is turned off as for keeping the computer running is more critical vs charging.One friend of mine has a 2 year old Core i3 HP Laptop and it gave her this message about a month ago. If she leave the laptop plugged in to charge and powered off, the battery will charge to 100% after charging for about 4 or 5 hours. She is then able to use laptop off of battery and battery life is what it was before the non-charge while computer in use started happening. She is happy using her laptop like this vs spending money on a new battery or power supply for it. I even thought something was up with the software for the power management and reinstalled it fresh and it made no difference. You might be in the same situation where it will only charge battery with the laptop off and powered off wall to charge battery.

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Hi guys, Just bought a G41-35 laptop and I noticed it is not charging over 60%. Looked around the internet and saw articles that said threshold can be fixed by the Lenovo Setting app but apparently mine is not working. Tried uninstalling the app and reinstalling but still just crashes. I am using a windows 10 SL OS. Please advise on alternatives to fix battery charging threshold other that Lenovo setting app. Or, how to fix the app so I can work on charging threshold.  Thanks much, Maboroshi











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Answer:Battery Not charging over 60% for G41-35 laptop ||...

Hi Maboroshi  , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
You may try changing Settings within One Key Optimizer ,go to the tab Save Power, click on Battery Conservation , Enable Conservation Mode to disable  similar to this discussion .
 
Alternatively to try :start menu -> Lenovo group 1 applications -> Settings.-> Conversation mode on/off 
 
Update us how it goes on your end.
 
Regards

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Hi,
My Toshiba Laptop battery is not charging. It's not even a year old. It only charges to 7% and when I unplug the power cord the laptop shut off without warning. Any help in diagnosing this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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hi there, i was just wondering is it safe to leave a laptop on charge continuously when the battery is fully charged.wil this effect the batteries lasting time more?or is it okthanks

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Hello everybody,

My laptop is acer aspire 4520 and it is not charging when i boot up my computer .When i shut down , i can charge it.I can only use battery power when i am using my laptop.So i have to face a big problem . Please guide me what should i do for it .
Tanks
ympp
 

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Sony VAIO Model VGN-CR420E, quit charging the battery after water incident. Now only works when directly connected to power. Which component should I be replacing to fix the problem. got a new battery for it but it does not get charged.
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Hey everyone,I have a problem with my Laptop (HP Compaq 510)Since yesterday evening my laptop is suddenly not charging. The orange color light did not light up and the laptop did not show the charging symbol. Now the battery is dead and I obviously can't use the laptop. I removed the battery and tried starting it but that does not work either. There can't be a problem with the charger because it was working perfectly until yesterday evening. The battery however is somewhat old and its battery life was continually decreasing (it recently could run only for 30-45 mins after a full charge ). What could be the problem? should I replace the battery or could there be some other problem for the laptop to suddenly stop charging??Thank you for your help.Akeed.

Answer:laptop battery not charging

When batteries get that bad it needs replaced...the laptop should run on A/C however with the battery reemoved.

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hey all, hmmm im wondering if anyone could help me, my laptop battery isnt charging, the only way i can use my laptop is if I have it plugged into the mains which is quite annoying seen as its a laptop and I want to use it outside of the house, im not sure whats wrong the charging light comes on and flashes but does not charge.
 

Answer:Laptop battery not charging

If it's an old battery then it probably needs replacing, they don't last all that long!!!!
 

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I am becoming more and more concerned about my laptop's battery each and every passing day. When I check the bottom right of my computer screen to check if my computer battery is completely charged, it says "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". I have had to buy two new batteries because of the same thing and they also read "0% available (plugged in, not charging)". When I unplug my laptop from the power source, it turns off automatically. I cannot even bother calling Dell to check this issue for me because I bought this computer off the street for $35.

My question in general is how do I get this problem fixed and how do I keep an eye on how my laptop computer charges correctly (or not)???

Answer:General Question about laptop battery charging AND 0% battery

Some reading and testing for you

Why is my Laptop battery not charging? – Drivers.com updates

Laptop Battery Not Charging | PCWorld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDvp2A7Fss

The common method is:
- Create a System restore point
- Uninstall (Under the Batteries category in Device Manager) the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery.
- WARNING: Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.
- click Scan for hardware changes

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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,
I have Dell Inspiron N4050 laptop and from 3 months or 6, the battery would not charge but tells me 
"0% available (Plugged in, Charging)" but not charging. I took the battery out and opened it and everything was fine!
Please help me because i need the laptop battery working because i use the laptop for work and i need it
Thanks!

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Hi, I'm having problems charging my gateway laptop unless I wiggle the charging pin and power brick a certain way. I have tried replacing the charger and battery. It doesn't help. Also If I run on straight AC with no battery the laptop will shut off if it moves due to the contact problem. Does any one know why this happening?

Thanks for the Help.

Also its a gateway t-6859 laptop.

Answer:Laptop has problems with charging unless I wiggle the charging pin.

how old is the laptop sounds like your ac in port has de-soldered from the psu part of the motherboard. its the most common thing to break on laptops since they get a lot of stress from the cables pulling on them or they are built cheap either way. is is it still in warranty?

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My charging port got pulled from inside of laptop. Where inside does it connect back?

Answer:My laptop was charging & got dropped and broke charging por...

I am not sure how you think we can help without knowing the model or product number. Once we have that we can find the manual which will show exactly how to get to it and what parts you will need. Without it, no way to know. 

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