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Thinkpad Edge E320 Charging LED; how can you tell if its charging complete?

Question: Thinkpad Edge E320 Charging LED; how can you tell if its charging complete?

Hi there, new on the forums. I've just bought my first ThinkPad and can't tell if the charging is complete while the laptop is off. I charge the laptop mostly when it's off but the only chargin indication I can see is a constant green LED near the charging port. I would have expected it to be red during charge and turn green when charging reaches 100%. Are all E320s like this? A very annoying problem

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Answer: Thinkpad Edge E320 Charging LED; how can you tell if its charging complete?

It seems that Lenovo engineers decided that Edge users don't need as many indicator lights as other models have. In my E420 there are only 2: AC power adapter connected (green light next to power connector) and On/Off/Sleep status (red light dot in ThinkPad logo). That's it! If you want to know the battery status you have to open Windows.





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I have a ThinkPad 431 with Windows 7 the BIOS  turned on for always on.I switched on the USB option always on in lenovo utility. Thinkpad has 3 USB ports, two on the left and one on the right.The one on the right works when the thinkpad is in hibernation. The left ones don't. When thinkpad is on, all ports charge. Is this by design or is there a problem with my Thinkpad unit. I really realy need two ports for charging. 

Answer:ThinkPad Edge 431 Powered USB charging at only one port when thinkpad is in hibernate

I should mention that I don't have any yellow USB port. Neither the left or the right ones have yellow.

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I have a new issue with my laptop (ThinkPad Edge 14; 0578A25) where the battery will not charge. I have not had a problem until recently, and I don't know what caused it.  The changes that have occurred since the last time I know it was charging correctly are as follows. Prior to noticing battery not chargingUpgrade all Lenovo drivers and software through "Lenovo - Update and Drivers" in the control panelNoticed the new "Battery Firmware Update" in Power Manager that wasn't in the old version.BFU Utility said it was up-to-dateAfter noticing battery wasn't chargingUninstalled Power Manager and Power Manager Driver, reset Power Schemes, and restarted computerBattery still not charging, so I downloaded the battery firmware update wrapper from the Lenovo website and ran it (said firmware was up-to-date as well)Reinstalled Power Manager and Power Manager DriverRan a Battery Gauge Reset, but it wouldn't run (battery wasn't charging to full capacity, thus my problem again) I don't know what else to try or where to go from here.  Is there anything I can try, perhaps a way to reload the firmware to try and reset it.  I don't want to have to buy a new battery when this one was working fine until I used a Lenovo Utility that obviously broke something. 













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Answer:ThinkPad Edge 14 not charging

HeyI Have the same issue with my Thinkpad 14 0578A25In my case I installed a new batteryI updated the BIOS and Power management SoftwareI ddint know that battery replace woul be so complicatedThanks in advance with any helpRegards

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I have the Thinkpad Edge E520, which I got about 4 months ago and it has been working fine until now. I am using it plugged in, but the power supply percentage seems to be slowly decreasing and never charges up. It's currently on 65% and I'm worried that if I keep using the computer it will eventually just run out and not turn on. What should I do?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E520 not charging

I suggest you to uninstall the Power Management from the Programs and features under Control Panel. After uninstalling the driver, please download and install the Power Management driver ad then Kindly download Power Manager and then install it in your system.
You may also need to update the BIOS of your system. Kindly download and install all the drives from the below mentioned web link according to your Operating System.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT037710
 
Kindly follow the same order which is mentioned above and after installing all the drivers please check the issue.
 
Regards,
Harish





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The adaptor is connected, the computer is turned on and it says: 'connected, not charging' and suddenly it just dies (when it hit 0%). However when the computer is turned off it charges without a problem.When I connect it to the adaptor and the pc is turned on it charges for 5 seconds and then it goes to 'connected, not charging'- mode. I have read through some other post suggesting to remove the battery - however the I have to remove the keyboard and other stuff as well, so I was looking for a simpler solution. Can you help me?

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With this laptop, the CPU usage rises significantly whenever the battery is charging. If I'm on running on battery power or it's fully charged, I don't have this problem. The CPU stays at 2-3% while browsing the internet, for example. But browsing the internet while the battery is charging will send the CPU up to 90-100%. It's not just browsing the internet, but any task, such as running Sony Vegas, using Skype, watching a movie, etc. Again, this only happens while the battery is charging. Everything runs much, much slower. All power management settings are identical whether it be running on battery or charging with the AC adapter, so it's not that. I am also using the 65w power adapter that was supplied with the computer, and the adapter becomes very hot to the touch while charging. Does anyone have a solution for this? 













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Answer:ThinkPad Edge 15 Slow CPU While Charging Battery

Hi, nitroxreaction
 
Could you possibly post your machine type and model, as well as your operating system so we can get a better idea of what could be causing this issue? Also, I'd recommend making sure all the drivers and the BIOS are up to date, and those can all be found here.
 
Thanks in advance,
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Hello! I have a ThinkPad Edge 15. It had a charging problem from the day I purchased it. The people I bought it from sent it back to IBM/Lenovo who apparently tightened the area where the charging cord goes into the PC? (I'm obviously not PC literate, sorry!) That did NOT fix the issue, so when I got my laptop back, I called LEnovo, they sent me a new battery (even though I told them the 'Power Manager' said the battery was in good condition) which did nothing. Then they sent me a new charging cord, again-nada. They sent me a box to send the laptop back to them. As I was figuring out how to put the laptop in the box, I looked over @ my PC, and lo and behold; the light that tells you if it is charging was shining! I never sent it back-that was last August. Last night. I looked @ the charging icon; '15%, not charging'! Oops! Oh dear, not again! Went to power manager, everything is just fine. Checked all of my connections, same thing. Darn it all. I have a business. which is 90% RESEARCH! MY PC DIED on me. I called Lenovo, they said-send it to us.  I still had the box from last summer, so got it out. I left the laptop plugged in-thinking something just might happen like last summer! HA! This morning as I was figuring out how to pack it, I look over @ the laptop & Guess WHAT! It was charging, the light was on! I turned it on, and got right onto this Forum to ask a few questions of you learned and wise people! First:  I did what I thought was... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Edge Not Charging for NO APPARENT REASON

Hi eefacm,
 
If everytime you get ready to place the computer in the box it starts charging, it seems like it is really a physical connection issue.
It seems as if there is a loose wire, something may have slid out of place and could be pushed back.
I recommend you go ahead and send in your unit, regardless of if it starts charging before you place it in the box.
There is no sure way of telling until you send it in and let the repair depot look at it.
 





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I've noticed I've had this problem for a while now where when I'm charging the laptop all of a sudden the CPU useage goes sky high to 80/90% when all I'm doing is using the internet or skype (especially when using skype). I take the charger out and then everything returns to normal. This only happens sometimes when charging, not the all the time which is odd.. Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 15 CPU Problems Whilst Charging

Hi VishaID,
 
There's at least one other thread here with the same issue.
 
Are you using the 65 watt adapter?
 
Dave

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How many hours do i need to charge for first time charge for longer battery life span and efficiency on performance? Some people say 8 hours just like your phone.  Cheers,musahassan

Answer:Charging 6-cell battery for first time for Thinkpad Edge

On the way to buying my Edge, I purchased a Toshiba Satellite at Best Buy.  I took it back within a few days because there was a problem with the harddrive.  Anyway, one of the Geek Squad representatives (Geek Squad handles all technical related issues for Best Buy customers) told me to charge the battery fully prior to first use, then every day for the first month--but at a minimum of two to three times--use the battery up completely and recharge to full.  This will prolong the life of your battery.  He told me people think they are doing good by leaving their laptop plugged in all the time and the opposite is true.  A battery won't hold a charge if you keep it plugged in.  I thought that was pretty interesting! I can attest to the accuracy of this gentleman's information.  I have a Vaio laptop that absolutely can't hold a charge.  It doesn't last ten minutes.  I've kept it plugged into the wall almost constantly.  I had no idea!  I almost did a forehead smack right there in the store when I realized.

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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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My thinkpad battery is not charging. It says "plugged in, not charging". Lenovo solution center just says "error detected" while the power manager says "communication problem" and gives no battery details except a firmware code. I tried battery firmware update utility but it says that there is nothing to update.Battery is not getting charged and the laptop shuts down as soon as I take the AC adapter cable out. I have tried different AC adapters so that is not the problem. I had the same problem with my old Thinkpad X60t and never figured out the problem (I tried multiple batteries and chargers with that laptop). This has rendered the laptop basically useless.  Please help!

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Hi, I have got a Thinkpad S440 recently. Before this, I have a U460 which come with a power management tool with option for keeping the battery level < 80% for longer lifespan (I guess everybody know this).  I want to install this in my S440 too, but I cant find this tool in the thinkpad s440, instead there is a power management driver, which after I install nothing different happen? I tried around with the Lenovo Energy Management but nothing really change, my laptop still charge up to 100% (which is 44Wh over the original 45Wh) From checking the forum, I think that a power management tool for s440 certainly exist, but i cant seem to find it. Maybe there is just none for WIndows 8.1 ? Thanks for any helps !

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Hi Everyone!Within 6 months after I bought it, my E320 has shown intermittent charging - while the plug was in all the time, the diode was blinking and the tray icon showed repetitive plugging and unplugging of the power cord (also with a beep when the sound was on). As I was travelling during that time, I ignored the problem but within 2 weeks this developed: the system was slowed down, kept freezing and finally the computer wouldn't turn on at all. The warranty service exchanged the entire motherboard, which solved the problem, but did not explain what it was.Now  the same story begins. The power plug is either not detected, or detected but charging is intermittent. Even worse - I checked my warranty period and the website says it expired on Sep. 15, but I bought the laptop on October 20, so it should be still valid, or? I would probably need to extend the warranty, as this seems a very problematic specimen... How do I request the right warranty expiration date? Thanks for any help or advice!Emilia 

Answer:E320 intermittent charging - motherboard problem?

Hi Emilia, Warranty terms and condition varies in different country due to government regulations. So please contact local lenovo and tell them the whole story, also please them to check both machine and AC adaptor if possible.Worldwide Support Center phone list for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation systemshttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/detail.page?DocID=HT036550Fred





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Hi, After installing XP and drivers (with ThinkVantage System Update) on E320 there are still unknown elements in Device Manager: Other devices+--- PCI Device+--- PCI Simple Communications Controller+--- SM Bus Controller Any idea which driver is missing? Thinkpad Model ID is 129869G

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E320 drivers

I think you don't have chipset driver and card reader driver.

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Hi everyone, First off all, I'm from Portugal and my english is a little bit rusty but I hope that you understand my post. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E320 (Core i3 with 8GB of RAM) and I want to optimize is performance by replacing his HDD for an SSD. My question is, should I get an SSD or should I add an mSATA SSD and use the original HDD for data? In terms of performance, which is the best option? Sorry for any typing or spelling error.Best regards,Ruben Oliveira





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The ThinkPad Edge E320, E420, E520 can support a maximum of 16 gigs of ram.
 
I tested 2 x 8 gigs modules in the above system. This is a screen capture of the E320 with 16 gigs of ram installed. 
 

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E320 with 16 gigs of ram

How is it's performance? I thought the board only supported 8GB of RAM.Regards





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Hi, I've a ThinkPad Edge E320 that started to overheat.I cleaned the fan and all the air exits. What I should do next?Best regards,Ruben Oliveira





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Hi there,I need to replace a broken LCD screen on my 3 year old thinkpad edge e320 (no warranty), and a friend suggested replacing it with a LED screen. Does anybody know if it possible? And if so, how can I find the right part? (FRU 04W1654 for original LCD screen). Thanks,Natasha 

Answer:Replacing LCD screen with LED for Thinkpad edge e320

Hi Natashanj,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
As per the query you are looking for Display panel for your ThinkPad Edge E320.
 
There are two parts which are supported for your system 04W1652, 04W1654. Please visit the below link for further assistance for the complete details for Display parts.
 
ThinkPad Edge E320
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Apologies if this has already been covered, I did a search and couldn't find anything. My E320's base has cracked around the left hinge (like many, it seems) and requires a replacement base cover. The repair place that did the diagnostic also quoted me way more than I can afford and on a timeframe that is unworkable (I'm a student and a writer with neither time nor money to spare!). Needless to say, my laptop is out of warranty. However, I bought a new base cover and am hoping to replace it myself. How hard can it be, right? Pretty hard, it seems, judging by an online manual I found. Do I really need to take EVERYTHING apart just to replace the base? Do I really need to stick all these labels everywhere?! Fiddling around with the internal workings of a computer is more than a little daunting to someone like me, but I'm willing to give it a go if I have someone who knows what they're talking about guiding me through it. I also need to get new screws since apparently a couple within the hinge have snapped, but I don't know what size to get. Is there anyone out there who's done this before and can talk me through it? I'd REALLY appreciate it. Hannah

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E320: replacing base. HELP NEEDED!

The service training video should help:https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/showcase?sid=634&key=TGVuZw== Check HMM for screw sizes:https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/0a96079_01.pdf

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I have a IBM Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320, it has a manual install of Windows 7 Home Premium. All the official Lenovo drivers and software have been installed correctly. I am using the application Lenovo System Update. It is downloading and installing the application "Thinkpad BIOS Update Utility -US-" It downloads OK, and then gives me a dialog box asking if I want to either "Update the Model Number" or "Update the BIOS". I select the option to "Update the BIOS" and I get given the following message ... "Driver loading failed. The Utility cannot proceed." You then get the option to click on "OK" and the whole thing closes. Could anyone please suggest a fix for this, ideally a legitimate way of doing it rather than a weird quick fix. But if there is no other alternative then it might have to be a weird quick fix.  I have tried Google-ing the problem and looking at various sites and forums, but no-one really seems to know the answer to the problem.  Any help or guidance would be really appreciated! So thank-you very much in advanced!! 

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E320 - Driver Loading Failed

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
You can find the available BIOS updates in your Driver Matrix. There is a choice of an updater that operates from within Windows and there is a bootable CD image. I prefer the latter method.
 
Is there a specific issue you are trying to resolve, or a new feature you need, by updating the BIOS?
 
Regards.

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Hi All, I've recently re-installed  an e320 and have got stuck with enabling bluetooth stereo audio functionality. I'd like to use my philips headphones with my laptop but when pairing I just get headset settings and they never show up as an audio device. Do I need to install an extra driver or profile to use Bluetooth Stereo Audio specifically? Where do I find it of so and any other tips if not?Thanks.

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit to my OCZ Nocti mSATA 60GB SSD in the internal mSATA port of my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Plus E320 laptop without any problem, and the system is working very fast, but it isn't stable. I have permanently freezing with 0x7a_c000000e error code. Do I have to make any special set for this SSD in the Windows system? I checked the cables and replaced the SSD, but it wasn't solve my problem. I indicated my problem to OCZ support, whom asked from me: "Does the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Plus E320 have a native mSATA port?" But I can't answer for them, because I didn't find any detailed information about my laptop's mSATA port in the Lenovo Product & Parts Detail documents or anywhere else on the internet. What may be the answer regarding the type of the mSATA port, and what may be the solution for the instability of Windows system on my mini SSD? Thanks.

Answer:Does the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Plus E320 have a native mSATA port?

yes E320 have a native mSATA port, i have a OCZ Nocti too in my E320, i did a clean install. My one is pretty stable and it doesn't have any problems. did you do a clean os install?

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Heya all, I've been given a ThinkPad Edge E320 to troubleshoot/keep/scrap for parts, or any combination of the above. What the issue is that the internal screen doesn't initialise (the backlight lights, but no information on screen - not even the Lenovo boot logo), but the system still seems to boot alright.I've found that if I remove the yellow CMOS battery and let the system sit to drain, the internal LCD panel works just fine, and if you leave the CMOS battery unplugged it continues to work fine. However as soon as you plug in the CMOS battery and save the configuration, the problem starts again. Hooking up an external monitor and pressing Fn-F6 shortly after turning it on makes it work fine on the external display, so I'm confident the system board itself is (mostly) fine, and that it's some invalid data in the CMOS that's causing the system to ignore the internal display, or at least not send any data to it.Does anyone have any ideas? I've tried different CMOS batteries (I have a few with the same connector from some old X60s and T60s I've scrapped for parts) and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I've also tried updating the BIOS to the latest version in one of the times I was able to get it to boot fine. Also tried clearing the CMOS settings, checking that "ThinkPad LCD" is the selected startup display, etc. This system only has integrated graphics, no discrete video or switchable graphics.Another thing I've checked for are loose LCD connections (on both s... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Edge E320 intermittent screen fault - CMOS related?

Hello! I have precisely the same problem. Did you solve it by upgrading the BIOS?

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i recently bought a kingston ms200 and installed it into my e320's msata port. i restarted computer and enteredd to bios. however, it is not shown in bios settings. and windows also cannot see it. Any suggestions or advices ? Thanks.

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Hi All, I lost my UUID & Serial number during the UEFI update, I saw a way to update them in ThinkCentre M series but I could not apply it on my Edge E320, is there a semilar way to do the same using WinFlash on E320? Thanks in advanc

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Had this problem before about two years ago and I can't remember how I resolved it.

My Compaq IPAC 3765 stops charging in cradle after Microsoft ActiveSync is complete (charge light stops blinking, "battery power remaining" shows 100%). When I disconnect it from the cradle it indicates only an 80% charge. Hence, charge is never full and I go halfway through my day when I get the "low battery" message.

I've disconnected the USB, rebooted and performed a soft set...nothing works.

Can anyone help me, please? Thanks, it would make my day!
 

Answer:Handheld stops charging after Sync is complete

If you have everything backed up in Outlook you could try a hard reset, then let the battery drain completely - charge on the cable first then back on the cradle.
 

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I recently tried to contact Lenovo support for help with my computer and they hung up on me twice.  Also, I posted my problem on here and the MOD deleted my post and all my other posts where I posted in other people's who had the same problem.  I have a Thinkpad Edge 15 and everytime I plug it in to charge my computer runs slower.  My cpu usage rises to between 90-100%.  If I am not doing anything when it is charging then nothing is wrong, but if I try to use word, youtube, skype or anything else, my computer starts to freak out.  Also, I have noticed that when I plug it in and it says "plugged in, not charging" it runs fine, but when it says "plugged in, charging" that is when I start seeeing problems.  I have run every type of diagnostic test I can find on my laptop and it passes them all.  Even the thinkvantage tools.  In the power manager I have my settings set to perfomance when plugged and everywhere else I can see that option I change it to that.  Nothing seems to work and I have yet to receive any type of help.  My batter is 65w or 60w I cannot remeber which number it is, I know it is not 90w.  I am very dissappointed in Lenovo right now even though I have alwasy liked there computers.  This experience is causing me to never want to get a Lenovo again.  I understand that every computer producer will have there problems, but I am tired of not receiving any help from Lenovo's support.  Any help would ... Read more

Answer:Edge 15: while charging 100% CPU? Support?

Hi Big Rod, 
 
The easy way out of this would be for you to see if you can beg or borrow a 90 watt adapter and see if it still does the same thing.  The obvious problem is that it only does this when the battery is charging, that seems to be a power problem.  
 
You have all your power settings set to high performance and that's where I have all my computers set at, but at those settings, your adapter might not be putting out enough juice to handle the requirements of the computer and charge the battery at the same time. And it's probably not a defective 65 watt charger.  It just might not be putting out enough watts.
 
Adapters are relatively cheap.
 
Dave 

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I have a Thinkpad Edge 15, around 4 years old. Everythign has been working fine now I go to plug it in to charge and no green light and nothing displaying charging on my screen. No error messages either. I've tried shutting down, taking outand putting back in the battery but nothing. Under my battery settings it says my battery is fine and such. Can it be my AC adapter or the jack you plug it into?

Answer:Edge 15 all of a sudden not charging

Hi Rl692,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting an error message ?not charging? in your Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15.
 
I would suggest you to try doing a power drain.
Remove AC and System battery.
Press and hold the power button for a count of 30 seconds.
Insert the battery; connect the AC adapter and check.
 
In Power manager, make sure you are in advanced mode. Then click on the Battery tab and select Battery Maintenance Button. Select always fully charge option. Also, try doing a battery gauge reset and update BIOS to the latest version.
 
Please click here to view the battery gauge reset settings.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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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,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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i had to make recovery and it failed and i brought win 10 image on usb and i recoverd itbut when i connected my charger it give no thing not charging and not showing that the charger is conected at alli have to long press the power button till the device turn on then turen off after that every thing workedbut i noted that it happend again when the lap frezezz  while shutting down sometimes and i have to turn it off by long press so i have to long press for  10 or 15 seconed to be aple to charge again cuz if i conect the charger it gives nothing on screen or blinking and im afraid that someday this hint stopps alsocan anyone tell me what is my problem

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I remain in Firefiox 3.6.19/20 (coming and going) , because I didn't like '4' interface (with tabs full up) and new tabs starting cursor in address bar instead of logically inside browser one. Well, since arround two days new Google tabs take a relatively long time to complete charging and allowing to start writing in browser bar. If one moves the mouse cursor appears inside browser bar while green button bar is still not completely charged and disappeared. It doesn't happen in Opera and other browsers. I uninstall 3.6.18 and re install; I installed 20 and things continue the same. It bothers me a lot, because I like to start writing inmediateley after I click the '+'. Any help?Many thanks and friendly greetings.

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Hi, So out of the blue my Yoga 13 seized up while sitting at the start menu in Windows 8.1. I had to kill the local svc host which had accumulated over 2GB of ram... just so I could shutdown the machine,  but when I shutdown some craziness started. The power wouldn't turn off even after 20 minutes. I held it down forever and finally it did turn off (maybe the shutdown was incredibly prolonged). I did also flash the bios after this craziness, to the one on the suggested download site (version 55).  At any rate, that's when the problems really started: I got the plugged in not charging issue in windowsThe battery charging light no longer turns on when plugged in (though the battery is charging).The novo button doesn't work.Unauthorized battery messagePower button wasn't responsive when off. It took several minutes for it to register. I of course have tried, from the forums: Letting the battery run down to zero/Shutting down the power from the bios. The latter fixed the unautorized battery problem.Uninstalling/Reinstalling Lenovo energy management. This does allow the battery icon in windows to show charging above 90%... sometimes.Turned off fast boot in windows and bios. The problem with the power button not responding when off is much, much less in frequency now.Making sure that Maximum Battery was selected in Energy Management.Resetting the battery guageI reflashed my bios to version 55 with the default fan profiles located in a Lenovo KB article... Read more

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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
 
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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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Hello,

I have got an ASUS k56cb for more then a year now and it has been working fine for my. But now i came across this problem while trying to charge the laptop while windows 8 is running. When the laptop is turned off i can charge my laptop but when i try charging it while windows 8 is running it keeps flickering.
I have reinstalled windows 8 but that didnt fix the problem. And if i try to run the laptop on ac-power it will shut down when booting or shut down after 10-15min. Before this problem i was charging the laptop while working. I dont know if its the charger or the battery. I have measureed the charger and it is gives 19v all the time. I dont really know what to do know and any help will be appreciated.

Thanks!

Verstuurd vanaf mijn LG-H815 met Tapatalk
 

Answer:Charging light keeps flickering on and off and windows 8 charging icon keeps flickeri

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I have got problem on my laptop, I already had a problem where my laptop used to go on sleep mode whenever I plugged the charger or press the brightness increase or decrease button, but i managed to work despite the problem. But, now my laptop has stopped charging at all,
whenever i put the charger my laptops shows sign of charging but donot actually charges, as the charging light remains off ... if i try to move the charger tip then the charging light glows sometime. I am really in a problem so plz help me.

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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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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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I have a G560 , when battery is depleted and needs a charge . If I plug my AC adapter in my battery icon shows I have the AC power but the icon shows that it is charging for 17 seconds and then quits showing that it is charging. If I unplug the power supply and then plug it in again. The same 20 seconds thing. I can get the battery to completely recharge all the way up if I plug and unplug. I am wondering if it is a defective voltage regulator problem? I do not want to replace the battery if the battery is not bad. It is just out of warranty by 3 monthes. This just started happening . Thanks and God Bless : ) 
 
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Answer:G560 Charging Icon shows charging 17 seconds then stops ?

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 Please try updating the bios to check
 
BIOS Update  
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hey guys. Had an error come up saying the battery isn't charging. Had a look, turns out its not. The Lenovo software says its condition is good though. This is a big problem for me, as I need to use battery alot. How can I fix this? Using win 8.1 ATM.Tried a static restart (Battery out, AC in, Press button 10 times, hold for 30 second), and it didn't work. Any tips?Thanks in advance.

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I have an E220s that has stopped charging the battery. The unit works fine under AC power but if I remove the power cord the unit dies immediately. The battery icon at the bottom said 0% and would not move no matter how long I charged the unit for.I replaced the battery with a new one and now when I run the Lenovo Solution Center I get a message saying that a Communication error has occurred with the battery. The battery symbol in the bottom right corner has a big red X through it and the charging symbol in the system tray next to the wireless signal meter also shows a red X.Updated BIOS and Chipset to latest versions. Tried a reset using the pinhole in the underside of the unit but no luck. Does anyone have any idea how I can get this unit to start charging the battery?

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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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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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I recently had my Qosmio F55-Q502 repaired by Toshiba.
Two issues were addressed and one is fixed.

However, the second was attempted to be resolved unsuccessfully.

When I attempt to play multi-media games such as Call of Duty IV, even if the system is fully charged, within minutes the system will start to blink the "backlights" and then when I see the charging icon, it says "Plugged in, Not Charging."

This really concerns me as I have read online many similar issues, but none of the solutions seems to work.
To have to restart the machine everytime this happens and your in the middle of a game, really stinks!
I even had it happening with SimCity4 which is an ancient game.

Any good suggestions on this?
They did replace the battery when it was sent in which seems to be what most people say needs to be done.

Answer:Qosmio F55-Q502 - charging icon says: Plugged in, Not Charging

Hello

If your Qosmio notebook was in repair I think you should not discuss about any issue on forums but make a pressure on service and clarify every single problem with your notebook.
Please do this because the warranty is still valid and now is the time to clarify everything.

I am not hardware specialist but it sound to me as some power supply electronic issue but I cannot say for sure. Talk with service. Try to clarify this with them. Be nice, be cool and everything will be ok.

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i have been using this laptop for 2 years i get it from my friend .

from start it always charges battery upto 56 percent.

and i thought that there is problem in the battery cell and in few months battery backup becomes very short.

Yesterday i bought a new battery for my laptop but it is giving me the same problem which i had with my previous battery.

So this is not battery problem.



Things i have tried



1)Removing battery and uninstalling windows ac adaptor from Device manager.

2)Removing both battery and power Adaptor and pushing the power button for 20 sec if there is any residuel current.



Nothing has worked for me so far.

I would be thankful for your guidance.

Thank you
(I'm running windows 10 X64)

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Hi, My husband purchased an Ideapad Yoga 11S last year. Last month, the power cord stopped charging. I took the system into a repair shop, and they told me that the charger wasn't registering any power activity, and that I'd need to buy a new one. I ordered a new one... one month later, it too has stopped charging the computer! I have NO IDEA why? My son uses this for school, and he can't access any of his work, nor can he participate in classwork that requires the computer. I researched solutions, and found that I should unplug the unit and take out the battery --- YEAH RIGHT... a special screw driver is needed to do that, so we can't get the screws out without stripping them. I am VERY frustrated because the computer is no longer covered under warranty... is the new charger that I purchased covered? Is there something else that I can do? Any help in this matter is extremely appreciated. S_Reynolds

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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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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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Hello! My ProBook 4540s was working fine until few half hour ago, when I unplugged it to move it and then attempted to plug it back in, and it stopped charging.  When plugging in the power cord the light above the power jack (and no other lights) flashes white 9 times.   This is the exact same problem as posted here http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/ProBook-4540s-not-charging/m-p/4...but there is no solution. Please help

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

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

Hi DAEMONROD.
Where have you purchased the battery from? Does the old battery charge fine when plugged in?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? 
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Test another power adapter and check. If the adapter fits in loose, then the dc port needs to be replaced. You would need this part.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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my lumia 520 show charging symbol in not charging times

Answer:Lumia 520 shows charging symbol but not charging times

i have the same problem...it renders the phone useless
because even when it's plugged in, it goes into this "fake charging" state and stops the actual charging
i own two 520, so i tried to switch batteries, switch chargers....hard reset, soft reset...nothing works...
its a hellish bug

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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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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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i have been using this laptop for 2 years i get it from my friend .

from start it always charges battery upto 56 percent.

and i thought that there is problem in the battery cell and in few months battery backup becomes very short.

Yesterday i bought a new battery for my laptop but it is giving me the same problem which i had with my previous battery.

So this is not battery problem.



Things i have tried



1)Removing battery and uninstalling windows ac adaptor from Device manager.

2)Removing both battery and power Adaptor and pushing the power button for 20 sec if there is any residuel current.



Nothing has worked for me so far.

I would be thankful for your guidance.

Thank you
(I'm running windows 10 X64)

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Hello,

I just bought Dell Inspire 3567 few days back. Laptop is not getting charged above 54%. It shows "Plugged in, not charging". Kindly help me with this.

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I received my Edge E320 few days ago and have noticed that the down arrow and right arrow keys can be pressed without any response (Ie no down or right screen movement). In order for the down arrow in particular to work a bit of extra force is needed. This is very annoying, anyone else noted this is it a warranty issue? (I guess I am hoping that perhaps a bit of use might clear it up as I don't want to go through getting it fixed). Can't leave it like it is as sometimes every other down arrow press works..... Painful.

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Hiya.A few days ago I arrived home from a two month long trip. Right before the trip, I discharged my battery to about 40% and took it out of the laptop for storage. (I left it in a cool and dry place.) When I came back I replaced the battery and booted up my laptop with the charger plugged in. The Lenovo battery icon did not show charging occuring, just that the battery was at 33%, and when I moused over the taskbar icon the error message was "A battery error has occured. The battery cannot be recharged. Replace the battery." When I mouse over the Windows one, it says "plugged in, not charging" If I unplug the charger, the laptop immediately blacks out.  I've tried shutting down the laptop, removing the battery, and rebooting. I've tried uninstalling the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" driver and re-installing. What else should I try? I've had the laptop for less than a year, and it went in to get a motherboard replacement around 3 months ago, and it doesn't seem like it would be a BIOS problem. (Or would it be?) Does anyone have any advice on how to fix this? Thanks.

Answer:Computer plugged in, not charging. (Edge E425)

Hi gabih,
 
Could you try updating your Power Manager from this page?
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073273
 
Also reset the battery gauge by following the steps in this Knowledge Base article:
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-Knowledge-Base/How-to-perform-a-battery-gauge-reset/ta-p/...
 
One other thing would be to turn it off, remove the battery and AC adapter, press & hold the power button for 30 seconds or so and reinsert the battery and try to restart. (This clears the internal power supply.)
 
You may need to run a BIOS update, but before we do that, can you post your battery FRU (part) number.  It should be located on the battery.





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Edge 15 0301-CTO Sony-manufactured battery:manufactured 2010-12-27First used 2011-01FRN P/N 42T4755Firmware 0004-3f98-0160-0130Power Manager 6.32 This PC only used about once a week, probable total only about 300 hours in 18 months since newAlways run with AC adapter plugged in (except when occasionally forgotten)Battery gauge had been at max 98% for last couple of months, but was charging to 98% okAC adapter works ok, whether or not battery is insertedIf AC power is unplugged, battery will discharge at normal rate (now down to 77%)However, battery will not charge at all - it's stuck at 77% according to the meterPower Manager say "No activity" when battery should be chargingNothing happens when I try to perform Battery Gauge Reset, (is it because it cannot do the 100% charge cycle??), just stays at 77%If I leave the AC adapter unplugged, the battery drops 3-4% then the PC bleeps, says that battery is dangerously low (despite being at 77%!) and goes into standby or whateverthe FRN P/N 42T4755 is what's on the battery and in Power Manager - it is not one of the FRNs listed here http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT003431#battery so I haven't done any of thatUninstalling the ACPI battery drivers and rebooting makes no differenceIt has all the symptoms of a failed battery (which is very disappointing given the low age and use - although I realise that low use does not help life); but before replacin... Read more

Answer:Battery not charging - Edge 15 0301-CTO only 18 mths old

Hi Dalek,  Please update your machine's BIOS and power management driver as well.
 
BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPadhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014025
ThinkPad Power Management driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014939
 
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I have an IBM Thinkpad T41 and I can turn it on when plugged in but it doesn't charge. I have checked the charger with a multimeter and get 16.7v dc coming through so that seems to be ok.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Thinkpad not charging

You didn't say how old that laptop is and if it has the original battery and charger.

A laptop battery will lose the ability to charge and have burn time as it gets older.

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Greetings,I recently ordered a pair of Thinkpad 13 for light office work.  Nice little machine that reminds me a bit of the X120e from way back when.Question: Does the USB-C port on the Thinkpad 13 function for charging?  The standard power brick is small, but I'd really like to use a small USB-C charger for travel.  Does anyone have any information on this?Cheers,

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Greetings,I recently ordered a pair of Thinkpad 13 for light office work.  Nice little machine that reminds me a bit of the X120e from way back when.Question: Does the USB-C port on the Thinkpad 13 function for charging?  The standard power brick is small, but I'd really like to use a small USB-C charger for travel.  Does anyone have any information on this?Cheers,

Answer:Thinkpad 13: USB-C Charging?

I can confirm that the Thinkpad 13 charges over USB-C.  I bought the Lenovo 45W USB-C charger intended for the X1 tablet, and it works very well.Cheers,

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Hello i am new to the forum and would like to know how about to fix this problem whenever the AC is plugged in, it does not get power or  charge the battery. Is there some sort of fuse or something that is burned up and needs to be replaced? I've tried looking in the guts of the computer but everything seems to be fine to me. Please help thanks much.

Answer:R52 Thinkpad AC not charging

Have you tried another outlet?You can measure the voltage in the plug that goes from the powerbrick into the TP.The output voltage should be printed on the brick's label.You can always pick up a new one cheap on eBay.

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A colleague gave me his Lenovo Edge 2-1580 laptop to look at due to a charging problem he just encountered.  He said it started acting up about 3 weeks ago.  With the adapter plugged in, it quit charging (even though it registers as "plugged in, and charging").  He bought a new charging adapter, which did not fix the problem.  Then he bought a new battery, with the same results.  Then he gave it to me, and I am completely stumped. Both batteries are completely dead, with no way of charging them at all.  The laptop will run, as long as the charging adapter is plugged in.  I have tried every trick I could locate online, to no avail.  I might add, the laptop is not under warrenty, that ended on 2-20-17.  As a last resort, I did a OneKey Recovery, and took it back to factory settings, just in case some download may have affected it.  Still the same problem.  I am starting to think it is a motherboard issue, but as I said, it is out of warrenty.  Anyone have any ideas??  I have seen it change occationally from "plugged in, charging" (which is usually what it says, and isn't addressed that much online at all) to "plugged in, not charging" (which is talked about quite a bit).  But as stated before, all the tricks mentioned under those site, I have tried and nothing works. Would greatly appreciate ANY advise you could offer.  Right now it is a good paper weight that has to be plugged in all the ... Read more

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Hello, I seem to be having a problem with my Lenovo Edge 15. When on battery, the computer works fine. However, when it is charging on the A/C, the CPU throttle seems to lower itself from the usual 1995mhz per core down to 260mhz (in CPU-z) in the worst case, even when there is CPU activity, such as gaming, word processing and being on the internet. This ends up in the system almost coming to a complete stop, sometimes with a graphical glitch (screen going purple) to go along with it. Strangely, it happens somewhat randomly. Sometimes it does not happen for some period of time. Disconnecting and reconnecting the AC, however, seems to bring out the problem more often than not. I can actually see the multiplier slowly lowering from x15 to about x2 in CPU-z. RAM et cetera remains unaffected.  I have, of course, updated all drivers (including bios and battery firmware) the moment I received the computer. I have tried formatting and installing everything again. I am completely at loss. As a student, even this cheap laptop was very expensive to me.  Included are dxDiag details in the next post.   Thank you in advance.   Edit: Also, it doesn't matter if I fidget with some BIOS settings. Disabling/enabling speedstep and the other CPU power settings do not appear to make a difference. I still see the multiplier slowly lowering to 2x when connected to AC and when using a CPU intensive program. Very strange.  Edit: Oh, thi... Read more

Answer:Problem with Lenovo Edge 15 CPU combined when charging on A/C. (NVLGSMH)

Spoiler (Highlight to read)------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 7/17/2011, 15:07:17       Machine name: MICHAEL-THINK   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)           Language: Dutch (Regional Setting: Dutch)System Manufacturer: LENOVO       System Model: 0301GSG               BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1               Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU        P4600  @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz             Memory: 4096MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 3892MB RAM          Page File: 1750MB used, 6032MB available        Windows Dir: C:\Windows    DirectX Version: DirectX 11DX Setup Parameters: Not found   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode------------DxDiag Notes------------      Display Tab 1: No problems found.        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.          Input Tab: No problems found.--------------------DirectX Debug Levels--------------------Direct3D:    0/4 (retail)D... Read more

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For some reason my laptop once stopped charging, I tried a few different outlets at a library and non of them made the laptop start charging again (charging = organge light glowing). I got home, and my outlets there didn't work either. THen after a while I tried an outlet again, and it worked. Then this problem occured one more time (then I fixed it somehow). And the last time it occured  I haven't been able to fix it. Trust me I've tried almost everything, I tried turnign it off taking the battery out and holding the powere button then trying to charge it, I tried waiting for hours, but  have not tried a new charger.  So here is the problem I see: I plug in the charger, and the charging LED does not glow, instead it randomly (it seems random) blinks.  I once left my laptop to do that for hours, and it still didn't even charge. Also I can't turn on my laptop without the battery (not sure if thats even possible, as I have not heard it is possible).  I'm going to send it back to Costco soon, but before I do, please help me figure out how to fix it, thanks

Answer:Pavillion 15 not charging, but charging LED blinks randomly

I also cannot turn it on because the battery is probably at o%

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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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I'm coming through with this issue because I saw so many people (including dell tech support) struggling with this issue before.
The issue is as follows: you connect your laptop to the charger, the charging light goes on, windows says "charging", even the BIOS says charging, and yet, the battery's voltage just keeps going down no matter what you do about it..
Dell tech support usually try to guide you to reset the BIOS battery by removing the main battery and press the power button. but it's not the case here.
The solution I found was a very strange one, changing the RAM slot seemed to solve the issue completely.
Just taking the RAM card from one slot to the other. on one slot it's stopping your laptop from charging, on the other everything is good.
I honestly don't know why that is (and I'm a PC technician myself),  considering the laptop ships with two perfectly good RAM slots, but I thought the solution needs to be out there.
I'm hoping I managed to help some of you, (Even with my less then perfect English) Sapir.

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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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Hi supporter,
I buy a laptop DELL XPS 13 9350 from Microsoft store (NY) last week. But it stop charging at 80%. I have read all related topics on this forum, but my issue isn't solve. I did: - Update Window- update BIOS ver 1.4.4- BIOS > setting > general Battery Information: health excellent, 80% (Idle), AC Adapter = 45W-Power Management > Primary Battery Charge Configuration: Standard- all step here (www.dell.com/.../SLN296542), except (step 5 & 6).- I ran diognasis test in BIOS: everything passed. What could I do next? Thanks

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Hey,

I just got my computer back from having the motherboard switched out because of another problem, but now my battery will not charge. The light is on and it says it is charging, but it isn't. Should I attempt a gauge reset or something else?

It is a Lenovo y50, which I have had for 3 months. The battery needs to be unscrewed from the back.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Says plugged in and charging, but is not charging. Just got motherboard fixed.

If it is not charging maybe the battery is defective.
Did they gave you back the original charger?
Did they install another different motherboard which might use a different charger?
You may need to contact the person who repaired it to find out.
 

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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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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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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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Hello, so I am having a problem with my Lenovo charger. It won't charge my computer at all! When I plug it in, the battery icon flashes. I have tried many other outlets to check if it was a problem with my outlet, butIt's definitely not. My sister has the same charger and I tried it on mine and it worked perfectly fine, so it's not a problem with my battery. I still have the 1 year warranty on it, so am I able to get a new charger? I need to have one of my own that works!! Please help!!













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Answer:Power charging not charging my Lenovo flex 15

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelistcontact the support they can tell you if it is covered, and what to do next

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i bought hp 4530s four months ago and today i have found that it is not charging though it says "plugged in,charging". I have tried several methods like uninstalling Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery but nothing happen... wot might be the problem? plz help me !!

Answer:hp probook 4530s plugged in,charging but it is not charging

Hello thambu90, i understand that your battery is not charging. Test the battery to make sure that it does not have any problems.Here is a link to a document that will walk you through the steps. Here is a link to a number to call HP if the battery does not charge. Let me know how everything goes. 

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My laptop suddenly stopped charging since yesterday. It is hovering around the 5-7% range since yesterday and continues to say that it is charging, when in actuality it is not. I have tried to reset the laptop, as well as uninstall and install the ACPI drivers, but nothing seems to work. It has only been a month since I got this laptop.  Any help would be appreciated.

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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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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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i bought a lumia 530 dual sim 3 years back.it had some intial problems like restarting suddenly sometimes and two days back when i kept for charging.even though it shows its chargng,the percentage is decreasing a lot.before sleeping my mom detached the charger and it showed 5% charge by morning it has been dead and is not responding much to the charger.when i connected to the pc it charged a little abt 30% in two hours.when i detached it it showed abt 24% which was lesser than when it is plugged in.could anyone know the solution for this?

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

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Hi, 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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I have a thinkpad SL410. The connection between my power cord and the plug port is not staying attached or charging. I believe the problem is with the plug port. It is either pushed too far into the computer, or there is a problem with it internally. what can I try to do? all suggestions appreciated

Answer:thinkpad sl410 not charging.

You can try opening it up according to the SL410 Hardware Maintenance Manual and have a look.

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I bought my Thinkpad yoga 14 about 2 weeks ago. Everything works great accept the pen. It doesn't seem to charge and every now in then when I take it out it will work but says low battery... any suggestions ? 

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I recently installed a bigger hard drive and updated my bios to the latest version on my T21 laptop which was working ok. After updating the bios and booting into XP my battery meter shows unknown charge percentage and if I connect the ac charger it doesnt charge and my battery is 3 months old. I tried updating the bios to an older version but it wont allow me saying there is a error with the power management being disabled. How can I enable power management or fix this problem since I cant find any options for enabling P.M on the bios. HELP

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Hello, I had recently purchased the Thinkpad P50 just 3 months ago. Since yesterday, I have noticed laptop battery is showing "plugged in, not charging" . I am using Windows 10. How to resolve it ? Please suggest Regards,Nilesh

Answer:Thinkpad P50, Plugged in, not charging

 How well charged is the battery?

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Hi, Yesterday my T440p suddenly stoped charging while battery is connected. If i disconnect battery it works like normal. I have tried uninstalling battery drivers. It worked for couple of minutes, but then it stoped charging again. Link to video tutorial. I'm using windows 10.

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Hello there, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 42914CG that will not charge my 9 cell battery nor the 4 cell battery I bought extra.  This computer is only a few months old, so I can just send it to service, but I'd prefer to fix it myself if it's just a simple issue of updating the BIOS firmware or similar. Observations: When I pull out the power cord from a running laptop, it immediately blacks out, so I assume the battery is totally flat.When I plug the power cord in a shut down laptop, the battery lamp on the laptop lid flashes green three times and then stays off.When I plug in the power cord, power on, and enter the BIOS, the laptop battery lamp doesn't indicate charging; usually it would flash orange, then green, and finally stay green.  (The point of entering the BIOS here is to keep operating system-specific issues out of the equation).When I boot into Ubuntu 11.10, the battery indicator says that the laptop is on AC power and the battery is charged 5%.  The history charge graphs show that no charging has been happening the past few days.Here is the battery-related information I can retrieve from the ACPI driver:[email protected]:~$ tree /proc/acpi/battery//proc/acpi/battery/??? BAT0    ??? alarm    ??? info    ??? stat [email protected]:~$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/alarm alarm:               &nbs... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad X220 battery not charging

Zta,
 
This seems odd that the situation has affected two unrelated batteries.  
 
I know we had some no charge issues on other batteries and we've released firmware updates to address them, but I don't see the X220 listed.  Here is an example of the firmware update for some other models..
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-75738
 
I mention these in case you are searching ...
 
Since those don't apply, I can think of several possibilities...
 
1) Software settings.  If you were running windows, with our power manager, you could customize the charging start / stop thresholds.  Since you are running Linux, I don't know if there are similar controls.  I'm also not sure, but if the system were off and the battery needs charging and you plug it in, I would expect it to charge regardless of the settings.    I don't think this is it because you note they won't charge even with the system off.
 
2) Out of spec AC adapter.  It is possible that the output from the AC adapter is out of spec - under volt or under current - less than expected wattage.  You can easily test voltage with a digital multi-meter if you have one.  Given the degraded system performance, this might be the first thing to try.   Are you running the 65 or 90w?   
 
Another reason to start there is that service can just ship you another AC adapter and you don't have to send in the system.
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Hello everyone,About a week ago, I got an error message saying something like the battery cannot be identified (I'm trying to find a screenshot somewhere).Since that moment, the battery does not charge when the AC adapter is plugged in, while the battery is nearly full (>90%).I found this thread and it fits exactly to my problem: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-14-battery-quot-plugged-i... I understand that this behaviour might be a feature to improve the batteries lifespan, but I really want to get rid of that.The Lenovo Settings App offers the option to manually set the charging-threshold to 40-100%, but setting it to 100% or turning the feature off does not change anything.Another side effect is that the charging process does not begin until about 1 minute after the AC adapter is plugged in.I didn't knowingly change anything on the software configuration when the problem appeared, the said error message appeared while watching YouTube-videos. lg, couka

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Ok first I'm an idiot for not backing up my data as I've been wayy too busy(now I have to do it the hard way and remove the HD, etc...). First for the last 1 week and until today my Thinkpad would have a hard time charging. I would plug it in and it wouldn't charge. I would have to snuggle it into the plug to make it charge sometimes forcibly. Now it won't charge at all unless hacking/snuggling it as I can't boot into Windows/Linux anymore as the BIOS gives the critical-low-battery warning and shuts off. I doubt it's a plug problem since I look at the port and pins and they look normal (not damaged, twisted, etc...) from the naked eye. The Thinkpad will run without the battery when plugged in and it doesn't charge that way unless I hack it again as stated above and won't run either. When hacking it during the last week I would have to hold the plug in a certain position in the power plug to make it charge. Eventually even that started getting harder to do. Now the Thinkpad is in a state of low-power/can't boot and I need to permanently fix this problem. I have come up with 3 theories of defective parts: 1. The power brick 2. The battery 3. Internal circuitry/motherboard. #1 & #2 are easy to replace and since I can't boot the computer up without the battery plugged into the wall I have a feeling it may be #1 or #3. This is due to the fact that I ThinkPad battery manager always said I had 85% health of battery left and could go for another 2 years I think. First of all righ... Read more

Answer:T61: URGENT: Thinkpad not charging/BIOS low bty.

UPDATE: It now charges if I rotate the plug. Definitely something to do with a loose plug. Now the question is it the plug or the plug socket on the motherboard?

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