Laptop battery won’t charge at all
The main advantage of a laptop over a stationary computer is its mobility, the ability to work for some time without electricity. Therefore, the most unpleasant situation is when the battery has stopped charging at all.
This malfunction can manifest itself in two ways:
- No current flowing to the battery.
- Electricity comes in, but the charge level does not increase.
The reasons for such a malfunction may be different. If the laptop works from the network, and when it is disconnected from the power source, it immediately turns off, then the matter is most likely in the hardware. But if the laptop shows a zero charge level, but continues to function autonomously, you should look for a glitch in the OS settings.
The battery has reached the end of its life
The average service life of a lithium-ion battery is 2-3 years, and even less if the temperature is violated, frequent recharging or long non-use. Therefore, if the battery does not charge after overheating, prolonged storage, or was purchased several years ago, most likely it needs to be replaced.
Often, a decrease in battery life becomes a harbinger of battery failure. You can track the change in capacity using special programs: Battery Care, Battery Bar, Aida 64.
If a software failure is excluded, then this does not mean that the problem is in the battery. The most common reason for a laptop battery not charging is a faulty cable or power supply. It’s easy to check it. just remove the battery, connect the device to the network and try to turn it on. If no current is supplied, the laptop will not start. The solution to the problem is to replace the charging or part of it. for example, if only the cable is damaged.
It should be borne in mind that the connector on the laptop may be faulty. then repairs will be required. For diagnostics, you need to try to connect another charger.
In addition, it is recommended to check where the battery is connected: disconnect it and carefully inspect the contacts. There should be no signs of oxidation on them. they can be removed with an eraser or a toothbrush with a mixture of ammonia, alcohol and soda, and then gently rinsed with alcohol.
Less common, but there is a malfunction of sockets or insufficient voltage in the mains.
Battery not charging on Asus laptop. What could be the reason?
Battery problems are the most common among laptop owners. If your Asus laptop does not charge at all or does not charge 100%, the problem could be either software or battery malfunction. In the first case, it is possible to independently correct the situation, in the second, the battery will need to be replaced.
Malfunction of the battery, controller or power circuit
In addition to wear and tear, the battery is susceptible to ordinary breakdowns, which can be caused by overheating, drop, power surge or too long connection to the charger. It is not always possible to identify a malfunction on your own; first of all, it is recommended to carry out a visual inspection:
- Turn off and unplug the laptop.
- Remove the battery. If it is not removable, carefully remove the back cover. Self-manipulation can lead to loss of warranty.
- Examine the battery for swelling, smell of burnt plastic.
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The absence of signs does not mean serviceability, but if they are, then the battery cannot be used. it can explode, injuring the user, and also cause irreparable damage to the device.
If the problems started after the laptop fell, then you should suspect the failure of the controller. You can check it yourself with a multimeter, but this requires some knowledge of the power supply system to the battery.
Any element in the power circuit may be to blame for the battery being connected but not charging. It is not always possible to independently identify and repair a faulty part, therefore it is better to contact a service center.
Quite a harmless malfunction, it can be eliminated on its own, therefore, it is recommended to check it first. Software glitch is most likely if you had an OS update or installed battery monitoring apps before charging problems.
- Reboot laptop.
- If third-party software was installed, remove it. The fact is that some utilities may conflict with built-in battery management tools.
- If the previous steps did not work, if possible, roll back the OS to the moment when the battery was charged properly.
In addition, outdated drivers can be source of problems. To check it follows:
- Go to “Device Manager”. Find and expand the item “Batteries”.
- Right-click on the “Battery with ACPI” sub-item, select the “Delete” line in the context menu.
- Reboot device.
If the required section is missing in the “Dispatcher” or the software is still faulty, as indicated by the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark, then it is recommended to independently find and install drivers for your laptop model.
Incorrect initialization of the battery
If charging does not go to a new battery, it may be due to incorrect detection of it by the laptop. First of all, it is recommended to carry out the following procedure:
- Turn off the device, disconnect it from the mains and remove the battery.
- Press and hold the power button for 20-30 seconds, on some models up to 60 seconds.
- Insert the battery, connect the power supply and start the laptop after a few minutes.
If the battery is non-removable, you need to hold down the power button while the device is turned on (with the charger disconnected), hold it until it turns off, accompanied by a click, and another 60 seconds. After 15-20 minutes, connect the laptop to the network and start.
Another method, which is also recommended in case of system failures, is to reset the BIOS to factory settings. For this you need:
- Repeat the above procedure with the laptop disconnected from the power sources and holding the power button. Connect it to the mains, do not insert the battery (if it is removable).
- Go to BIOS. To do this, when starting the device, start clicking on the desired key. on Asus laptops, this is usually F2 or Del, but it can be F1, F6, F8, F12, Ctrl F2. If you didn’t get in the first time, it is important to take into account that Windows 8 and 10 use fast startup, so the laptop should not be turned off, but rebooted.
- On the main page, find the item containing the words “Load Defaults” or “Restore Defaults”. Click on it, confirm the action.
- After a successful reset, turn off and disconnect the laptop, insert the battery, connect to the mains and start.
On old laptops, updating the BIOS can help correct the situation. for this you need to find and download a new version for your model and follow the instructions suggested by the manufacturer.
Laptop does not respond to charging connection
As noted in the previous section, the lack of reaction of the laptop to the connection of the power supply (both with the laptop turned on and off) may be the result of problems with the power supply or the contact between it and the laptop. In more complex cases, problems may be at the level of the power circuit of the laptop itself. If you cannot diagnose the problem yourself, it makes sense to contact a repair shop.
Laptop does not charge
In this article, in detail about the possible reasons that the battery does not charge on a laptop and about possible ways to fix it, returning the normal process of charging the laptop.
Note: Before starting any action, especially if you have just encountered a problem, make sure that the laptop’s power supply is connected to both the laptop itself and to the mains (outlet). If the connection is made through a surge protector, make sure that it has not been disabled with the button. If your laptop power supply consists of several parts (usually there are) that can disconnect from each other. unplug them, and then reconnect them tightly. Well, just in case, pay attention to whether other electrical appliances powered by the mains in the room work.
Battery connected, charging (but not actually charging)
“Modification” of the problem described above, but in this case, the status in the Windows notification area shows that the battery is charging, but in fact it does not happen. In this case, you should try all the methods that were described above, and if they do not help, then the problem may be:
- The laptop power supply unit (“charging”) is defective or lack of power (due to worn components). By the way, if there is an indicator on the power supply unit, pay attention to whether it is on (if not, there is clearly something wrong with the charging). If the laptop does not turn on without a battery, then the matter is also probably in the power supply (but it could also be in the electronic components of the laptop or connectors).
- Faulty battery or controller on it.
- Problems with the connector on the laptop or the connector on the charger. oxidized or damaged contacts and the like.
- Problems with the contacts on the battery or their corresponding contacts on the laptop (oxidation and the like).
The first and second points can also cause problems with charging even when no charge messages appear in the Windows notification area (ie the laptop is running on battery power and “does not see” that the power supply is connected to it).
ACPI and Chipset Drivers
In terms of problems with battery drivers, power management and chipset, several options are possible.
The first method may work if charging was working yesterday, and today, without installing “big updates” of Windows 10 or reinstalling Windows of any versions, the laptop stopped charging:
- Go to the device manager (in Windows 10 and 8 this can be done through the menu of the right mouse click on the “Start” button, in Windows 7 you can press the WinR keys and enter devmgmt.msc).
- In the Batteries section, look for Microsoft ACPI Compliant Battery (or a similarly named device). If the battery is not in the device manager, this may indicate a malfunction or a lack of contact.
- Right-click on it and select “Delete”.
- Confirm deletion.
- Reboot the laptop (use the “Restart” item, not “Shutdown” and then turn on).
In cases where the charging issue appeared after reinstalling Windows or updating the system, the cause may be missing original chipset and power management drivers from the laptop manufacturer. over, in the device manager, it may look as if all the drivers were installed, and there are no updates for them.
In this situation, go to the official website of your laptop manufacturer, download and install the drivers for your model. These can be Intel Management Engine Interface drivers, ATKACPI (for Asus), individual ACPI drivers, and other system drivers, as well as software (Power Manager or Energy Management for Lenovo and HP).
Battery connected, not charging (or not charging in Windows 10)
Perhaps the most common variant of the problem. in the status in the Windows notification area, you see a message about the battery charge, and in brackets. “connected, not charging”. In Windows 10, the message looks like “Charging not in progress.” This usually indicates a software problem with the laptop, but not always.
Overheating of the battery
The above “not always” refers to overheating of the battery (or a faulty sensor on it). if overheating, the system stops charging, as this can harm the laptop battery.
If the laptop just turned on from the off state or hibernation (to which the charger was not connected during this) charges normally, and after a while you see a message stating that the battery is not charging, the reason may be precisely the overheating of the battery.
The battery does not charge on a new laptop (it is suitable as the first method for other scenarios)
If you purchased a new laptop with a pre-installed licensed system and immediately found that it does not charge, this could be either a defect (although the probability is not high) or an incorrect initialization of the battery. Try the following:
- Turn off your laptop.
- Disconnect the “charging” from the laptop.
- If the battery is removable, disconnect it.
- Press and hold the power button on the laptop for 15-20 seconds.
- If the battery was removed, reinstall it.
- Connect the laptop power supply.
- Turn on your laptop.
The described steps do not help often, but they are safe, easy to perform and, if the problem is solved immediately, a lot of time will be saved.
Note: there are two more variations of the same method.
- Only in the case of a removable battery. turn off the charging, remove the battery, hold down the power button for 60 seconds. Connect the battery first, then the charger and leave the laptop off for 15 minutes. Enable after that.
- The laptop is turned on, charging is turned off, the battery is not removed, the power button is pressed and held until it turns off completely with a click (sometimes it can be absent) for about 60 seconds, connect the charging, wait 15 minutes, turn on the laptop.
Reset and update BIOS (UEFI)
Very often, certain problems with laptop power management, including charging, are present in early BIOS versions from the manufacturer, but as users develop such problems, they are eliminated in BIOS updates.
Before performing an update, just try to reset the BIOS to factory settings, usually using the “Load Defaults” or “Load Optimized BIOS Defaults” options on the first page of BIOS settings (see.How to enter BIOS or UEFI in Windows 10, How to reset BIOS).
The next step is to find downloads on the official website of your laptop manufacturer, in the “Support” section, download and install an updated BIOS version, if available, specifically for your laptop model. Important: carefully read the official instructions for updating the BIOS from the manufacturer (they are usually found in the downloadable update file in the form of a text or other document file).
Some laptop manufacturers install utilities on devices to monitor the charging status. Determining why the battery is not charging, if the problem is in the program, is simple. the battery icon in the tray is different from other system marks. To remove you need:
- Open “Start”. All Applications. “Control Panel”.
- Select “Programs and Features”.
- In the list that appears, you need to find the “harmful” utility and select.
- Delete following the instructions on the monitor.
- Reboot laptop.
After removing the third-party software, the original application will start working. To avoid this problem, you should avoid installing third-party utilities on the device.
Reset battery settings in BIOS
The BIOS has a block of memory containing hardware configuration data.
To reset the battery settings in this system, you must:
- Disconnect the device from the mains (remove the plug from the laptop socket).
- Take out the battery. On most models, it can be removed by pressing the locking device.
- Press the power button of the device and hold for 20-45 seconds.
- Insert the plug of the power supply into the socket of the laptop by connecting it to the mains.
- Turn on the device and enter the BIOS task manager (Del F12 or Del F2).
- Restore Defauts.
- Save changes and exit BIOS manager.
- Turn off laptop.
- Disconnect the power supply.
- Replace the battery.
- Insert the charging plug into the socket.
- Switch on the device as usual.
You can check if this helped by hovering the mouse cursor over the battery icon in the tray. The inscription “connected, charging” should appear.
What to do if your laptop battery won’t charge at all
If the laptop is not charging the battery and the charger is plugged in, most users tend to swap out the battery. But this is not the only way to solve the problem. Even if the nominal volume of the battery has become less than the manufacturers declared, you should not rush to change it.
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To determine that the battery, when properly connected, has stopped charging. you need to move the mouse cursor over the battery icon in the lower right corner of the monitor. If the inscription “connected, charging” does not appear, then it has stopped working. There are three ways to solve the problem.
Inoperative power supply
The power adapter plug or cord may be damaged. It is easy to check the charging performance. It is necessary to remove the removable battery from the connector, connect the device to the network directly. If the equipment does not work, the charger should be changed.
Laptop battery does not fully charge
If this problem exists, the battery life of the device is reduced. Most often, the battery is not fully charged on a laptop Asus, HP, Dell, Acer, Sony. The problem is eliminated in several stages:
- Check battery condition. To do this, you can use the Battery Care utility (for Windows 7 and 8). Particular attention should be paid to the indicators of battery wear. If they are very high, the battery needs to be replaced.
- Battery replacement (if necessary).
- Diagnostics of the software. If the Battery Care utility does not diagnose severe battery wear, one of the recently installed programs may be affecting the battery life. They are identified and removed in the task manager.