When your laptop is plugged in but not charging, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. There are several reasons why this can happen, so here are seven of the most common ways to repair your laptop when the battery isn't charging. First, reset the laptop and use up any quantity. After rebooting, let Windows reinstall the battery driver and, hopefully, it will start charging again.
If that doesn't work, repeat the process, but once you've turned it off after uninstallation, disconnect the charger and remove the battery. After doing this, put everything back in place and turn on your PC again. Batterie-related problems can be caused by an aging battery, the battery reaching the end of its useful life, the AC adapter not working properly, etc. Although it may seem obvious, if your laptop is running solely on battery power, connecting the AC adapter can solve the problem.
Make sure that the adapter cable is securely plugged in at both ends securely. If the laptop works with the adapter plugged in, the battery is dead or faulty. Many laptop manufacturers include a battery charge threshold option that can affect how the device is charged. Updating the BIOS to the latest version requires that the laptop be powered by the AC adapter and the laptop battery.
And if the battery isn't removable, try to restore power to the laptop by holding down the power button anyway. Charging outside of the operating system (when the laptop is turned off) helps isolate hardware-related problems. Checking the replacement battery that you purchased from Dell as a replacement or upgrade and that you installed yourself helps determine if it is working properly or if it should be replaced. While Windows power plans don't contain any specific options that prevent the battery from charging, third-party tools can affect how the laptop is charged. If your laptop is connected to a battery or to a low-power outlet on an airplane or similar, it may not consume enough energy to charge the battery. The Dell Quickset utility allows you to configure power management settings, the battery status meter and other functions on most Dell laptops. Finally, if none of these steps work, you can take your laptop to a computer repair shop.
They can diagnose the problem and replace any faulty hardware. If you don't recognize the replacement battery that you purchased from Dell as a replacement or upgrade and that you installed yourself, perform these steps. It's easy to get nervous when your laptop is plugged in but not charging, as you obviously can't use the computer once the battery runs out. However, with these seven steps you should be able to get your laptop up and running again in no time.