Why My Laptop Says Not Charging and How to Fix It

Why My Laptop Says Not Charging and How to Fix It

Laptop not charging” problem happens to all laptop users including Apple, Dell, hp, Lenovo and other large or small laptop brands. You as well may see “plug in, not charging” alert when you need to charge your laptop. To solve the problem, you first need to find out why your laptop says not charging.

Why My Laptop Says Not Charging and How to Fix It: plug in not charging


1. Plugged in problem.
Silly question but please double check if you do plugged all cables to correct jacks well. Make sure that both the AC outlet and laptop plugs are firmly seated. Check the AC adapter brick and verify that any removable cords are fully inserted. Next, make sure that the battery is properly seated in its compartment, and that there is nothing wrong with either the battery or laptop contact points. If you followed above steps and your laptop still cannot charge, try to plug the power cord into a different outlet.

2. Bum battery
Remove the battery from your laptop and plug it in. if your laptop runs properly then the problem lies in the battery.

3. Power cord or connector issues
Take your power cord, try to bend and flex it to check if there are any kinks or breaks. Check both ends as well for any broken connection such as plugs pulling loose.

4. overheat
When the temperature rises, the battery sensor may misfire, telling the system that the battery is either fully charged or missing completely, causing the charging problems.

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5. Setting problem
If you have a Windows laptop, open up the power options then open the plan setting and visually check if you have all settings set properly. For instance, if you set your computer to shut down when the battery level drops too low, the battery may cause trouble. Or if you set your battery sleep and shut down when your lid is closed or the power button is pressed.
If you have a Mac laptop, find energy saver pane in system preference and review your preference. Check the time intervals you set your computer to sit idle until it goes to sleep. If the interval it too short, you may expect a battery issue.

6. Problem inside
When you find out that all above issues are not the reason for your “plug in, not charging” problem, then the reason may lies inside your machine. Several internal parts can cause problems when they malfunction or fail. Common culprits include a faulty motherboard, wonky logic boards, damaged charging circuits, and malfunctioning battery sensors.

Now you have found why your laptop says not charging, let’s come to the second part of our discussion: how to solve this “plug in, not charging” problem.

For reason 1-4, you can simply solve them accordingly by replugging, change a battery, firm connection and make the temperature down. For inside problems, you’d better take your laptop to find a professional store for check and repairing. If the pr oblem lies in the setting of your laptop, then the video above may easily solve your problem.


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