How To Fix “Plugged In, Not Charging” Error in Laptop

Laptop users have reported an issue that their laptop doesn’t seem to charge even when the charger is plugged in. This issue is really common with the laptops of any model. There could be a hardware or the software issue causing this error. There may or may not be a serious issue with the battery or the charger.

Plugged in, not charging

In this article we’ll help you solve the “Plugged in, not Charging” issue in laptops. Below are mentioned the causes of the error and fixes, follow them to fix it.


Properly Plug-in the Charger

First of all, you have to make sure that your charger is plugged in properly. Your extension/socket might not be working properly or the plug is not properly plugged-in. There can be a possibility that the power cable is damaged. Fix the cable if this is the issue.

Problematic Charger or the Battery

The charger you’re using to charge your battery could be the thing causing this issue. Laptop charger is an important component for the health of a battery. Most of the laptops do not support charger of any other model. You need to make sure that you’re using the right charger. The wrong one can cause your battery a lot of damage.

Laptop charging

Now if you know that the charger is fine and compatible with your laptop, it’s time for you to check the battery of the laptop.

Sometimes it is the laptop’s battery that is worn out or the cells inside it are dead. It is possible that the battery’s motherboard is burnt or there are some dust particles stuck in the battery connector that connects charger with the battery, try cleaning it. Otherwise, the issue may be caused by the battery, you can try replacing the battery with the new one.

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If this doesn’t fix the issue, move on to the next fix.


Update the Driver

Sometimes, your driver is not updated which can cause this error to occur. Update the driver from Device Manager. Even after updating the driver, your laptop is still giving the error, move to the next step.

Update Driver for Charging

Reinstall the Driver

The device driver may not be installed properly, try uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it to check if it can solve the problem. In order to perform this, follow the given steps

  1. In Windows 10 you have a search option on the taskbar, type “Device Manager” to open the Device Manager Window.
  2. In Device Manager Window you’ll find a “Battery” option in the given menu, double click it.
  • You’ll find two options given below the Battery, right-click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall device. Click un-install to uninstall it.
    Uninstall Driver for Charging
  1. Now shut down your laptop, disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the laptop’s battery.
  2. Plug your charger back in and turn on the laptop. Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery would be reinstalled automatically.
  3. After you’ve logged in your pc, put the battery back in.

Hope this article has helped you fix the battery not charging issue.




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