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Users of portable PCs, namely laptops or netbooks, often encounter one common nuisance: when the laptop is turned on, the battery does not charge. At the same time, the LEDs work, the device does not give out critical error messages and works almost normally. The only difference is that the message about the battery hangs in the tray: "connected, does not charge." How to make the battery on a laptop charge, we will consider in this instruction.
Normal glitch: the battery on the laptop stopped charging
Those who often deal with computer technology have long been in the know: "glitches" and buggies can occur without a reason for that. This is true both in relation to the OS (and not only Windows), and the hardware. The good news is that the vast majority of such "breakdowns" can be eliminated with the help of a banal reboot of the device. If the laptop says: “the battery is connected but not charging”, it will not be superfluous to disconnect the battery and insert it back. To do this, just turn the device upside down and open one or two latches holding the battery. Remove the battery so that its connectors do not touch the connectors on the laptop, then reinsert them. The next time you turn on the device should work fine.
Why the laptop does not charge the battery: method two
If this happens, and charging is connected, the owner can help out by resetting the BIOS. This is explained by the fact that after a failure the device may incorrectly detect the battery. This often happens if the user leaves a laptop or netbook connected without a battery, and also changes the “native” battery to a new one. To reset the BIOS, you will need:
- – Turn off the device.
- – Remove the battery (see above).
- – Disconnect the memory from the network.
- – Press and hold the power button for 60 seconds.
- – Connect the laptop to a wall outlet without a battery.
- – Press the power button, go into the BIOS.
- – Find the item Load Defaults (most often it is in the EXIT menu). This will allow you to apply the default equipment settings, that is, optimal for this device
- – When the BIOS prompts you to save the settings, click "Yes", then turn off the device. To do this, just hold the power button for 10 seconds.
- – Disconnect the charger, then insert the battery and turn on the device.
Usually, after executing such a simple algorithm, Windows reports that the battery is detected and is charging correctly.
The battery on the laptop does not fully charge: what to do?
Manufacturers often shove various useful utilities onto the installation disk, which serve to increase the device’s performance or its useful life. These include energy managers. These programs serve to increase battery life, almost always due to an incomplete charge. This is the main reason why the laptop battery is not fully charged.
If the battery on the laptop is charging 60 percent or less, it is worth looking for and removing excess software. Typically, such programs in the name contain the brand of the laptop. For example, if the battery on the acer aspire laptop does not charge, you should look for the Acer Power Management utility, and if the asus laptop is not fully charged, then, accordingly, Asus Power Management.
To find these utilities, launch the Control Panel after clicking the Start button.
All software is in the "Programs and Features" section.
Select a utility that does not allow you to fully get the battery, and click the "Delete" button. You may need to reboot the device.
New battery: why is the battery on the laptop not charging?
If these methods do not help and you decide to buy a new battery, you may expect an unpleasant surprise here. If a new laptop battery is connected but does not charge, first of all, make sure that the marking of the new part is fully consistent with the marking of the old one. If everything is correct, in most cases the algorithms described above help.
All these methods help in most cases when the laptop’s battery is low and does not charge. When after your “dancing with a tambourine” the laptop still doesn’t see the battery, intervention in the hardware is already required. the power controller may have burned out. And the procedure for its replacement is already better to entrust to experienced professionals.