Sometimes you’re getting a error “plugged in, not charging” message from your laptop battery. The error ‘plugged in not charging’ can be caused due to various reasons such as faulty adapter or faulty charging board. The cause for this error may be power management software that become corrupt. There may be problem with BIOS update or some other unknown cause.

Fixed : Laptop Battery Plugged In Not Charging

A laptop battery not charging, fix can be done in only a few minutes. This tutorial will help you resolve your laptop battery “plugged in, not charging” problem.

1) BIOS Update :

Download the BIOS update from respective laptop company website and install it. Now reboot your system and press F2 key or Del key to get into the BIOS Menu. Now find the reset option to “Load Setup Defaults” in the Exit tab to load the default configuration. Press “Yes” to fix the problem of “plugged in, not charging”.

2) Uninstall and Reinstall Power Management Software :

Click start and type device in the search field, then select “Device Manager“. You can also find Device Manager by right click on the “My Computer” icon.

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Expand the Batteries category and right click the “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery”, then select Uninstall.

Note : Do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or any other ACPI compliant driver.

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Now reboot your laptop, and it will automatically install the “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery” driver.

3) Update Battery Driver :

Press Windows Key + R then type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

Expand batteries section and then right click on “Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery” and select Update Driver Software.

Update all the battery driver such as Microsoft AC Adapter by following same step.

Now reboot your laptop to save changes.

4) Miscellaneous Solution :

Plugin the laptop charger adapter directly to the wall for steady Power Supply.

If you’re laptop battery is removable, clean the pins by using blower and also clean the charger adapter.

The article have helped you to fix “plugged in, not charging” problem in your laptop. If you still have any queries, feel free to ask them in the comment section below.

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Michal Flip is a Tech Lover and founder of Digital Adda, a popular how-to tech guides and software tutorials. Sign-up for the email newsletter for your daily dose of tech tips & tutorials.

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