A laptop is very convenient to use anywhere as it comes with a battery and when it runs out of power, you just need to charge it to continue using it normally. However, users often report certain charging issues such as, ‘No battery detected’, ‘laptop plugged in but not charging’. On your laptop screen, you might even notice that though the charging light is on yet your device is not charging, and it might show you the frozen battery at 0% or any other digit.
This problem could be caused due to a default charger, issues with the hardware and the firmware, overheating of the laptop, Windows settings, corrupt or outdated drivers, etc. So if you have plugged in, but the battery refuses to charge your laptop, then you should refer to this entire article to get your a few solutions for this problem. You have to do this if your laptop refuses to charge your battery even if it knows that it is plugged in:
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Here are the 4 easy and useful solutions of laptop plugged in but in charging:
Before reinstalling the laptop battery driver, you should shut down your laptop, remove the battery and then start your laptop again.
Please Note: If the battery is not installed on your laptop, you should uninstall it first, and then update both the ‘Microsoft AC Adapter’ and ‘[Fixed] Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery’. Also, if your laptop battery is in good condition, then it might be the corrupted power management driver that causes the ‘plugged in but not charging’ issue. For this purpose, you need to uninstall the power adapter driver in the device manager and then reinstall it again on your device.
After following all these steps, there are high chances that the Device Manager will install the ‘updated Microsoft AC Adapter’ for your operating system after scanning for the hardware changes. Once you get the latest drivers for your operating system, you need to shut down your laptop again and then insert the removed battery back into its place. In the end, you will have to start your laptop again and you will be good to go.
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In Windows 10 operating system, there is a setting related to the battery settings which you will find in ‘Power settings’. If your operating service is Windows 10 and due to some issue, your laptop won’t charge, then you can check whether or not you have banned the charging function for your Windows 10 laptop.
Please Note: In the ‘Power Options’, you will need to check whether your laptop has been running on ‘Power saver mode’ or not because if so, your laptop would not charge even if it is plugged in.
Once done, you can reconnect your battery to see if the ‘plugged in but not charging’ issue still exists.
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The ‘Microsoft AC Adapter’ and ‘Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery’ sometimes get outdated or incompatible. You are required to update this power adapter driver to the latest version to see if the laptop battery not charging issue can be fixed. But, if you do not want to waste your time, you can use the ‘Driver Booster’ to update the newest power management driver for your device. Driver Booster will download all the missing, outdated drivers at once, and keep updating them automatically.
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If the hardware and driver troubleshooting cannot fix the ‘laptop plugged in not but charging’ issue in Windows 10, then you will have to make changes to the ‘BIOS’ of your device. By setting the BIOS to default, all the problems related to the charger or battery of your device will be solved.
Once you log in to your device, you can connect the charger and see that the ‘laptop plugged in but not charging’ issue will no longer persist and the battery icon at the right bottom will display the charging sign.
Before referring to any of the solutions mentioned above, there are some basic checks that you can perform.
So this was all about the issue of ‘laptop plugged in but not charging’. By following either of the mentioned solutions, you might be able to resolve this issue with your device. We hope this was helpful and informative. Stay tuned to TechSunk for more of such topics.
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