What If Windows 10 Laptop Plugged-In Battery Not Charging?

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If you are an avid user of Windows, then you must have known by now that Windows 10 despite all its fantastic upgrades has got some issues to solve.

Verily, “Plugged in, not charging” is one of them.

So basically when you plug in your Windows 10 installed laptop with adapter, the usual charging indicator sound is heard, and the battery indicator LED light begins to glow. Everything seems to be normal other than the fact, that it is NOT CHARGING at all.

You will also get a notification “XX%, Plugged in, not charging”.

It might look like there must be some internal hardware problem, but that is not always the case. Every Windows 10 user has been facing these iterating issue or others similar to this. So relax, you are not the only one.

In this article, we will guide you through a certain solution, which might help you resolve the issue in no time.

So continue reading the solutions in detail.

 

Solution #1: Restart your Windows 10 Laptop

This is quickest and the handiest catch up to resolve the issue. Restarting the system mostly realigns all the disoriented system files and fixes the errors.

So before heading on to any kind of complicated remedy, give this method a simple try.

The steps for the method are given below:

Step 1. Turn off the laptop and then unplug the laptop.

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Step 2. Now remove the laptop battery, and try to cool it down by placing it before A.C. or cooler for few minutes. Mostly it has been found that overheating of the battery is one of the reasons for its inability to imbibe charging.

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Step 3. Once cooled down, place it back into the laptop and start the system. Plug the power cable and this time you may find it charging in the usual manner.

Still not solved? No problem, check out the next method, don’t waste your valuable time with something which does not work.

 

Solution #2: Use sfc/scannow Command using Command Prompt

This method is fundamentally used to repair the system files which might be causing the issue of “plugged in not charging”. We will use here the command prompt to resolve the issue.

Read the steps below and you will know how to use it:

Step 1. Press “Windows+X” keys together and the power menu will pop up.

Step 2. Click on the “Command Prompt (Admin)” option to open cmd with admin privileges.

Step 3. Now in the black dialog box that appears, type the following command and then the “Enter” button:

sfc/scannow

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The command will take some time to complete its execution. Till then wait.

After the process is completed, hopefully, your damaged system files are repaired. Try to plug in the power cable and check if it still working or not.

If it is still now working, go to the next method.

 

Solution #3: Fix Charging Problem by Updating Battery Drivers

This method definitely works all the time. First, you have to uninstall the battery driver and then look for its update and install it.

This is how you do it:

Step 1. Right-click on the “Windows” icon and choose “Device Manager” from the sub-menu.

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Step 2. When the operating Window of “Device Manager” opens up, click on the “Batteries” option to expand it.

Step 3. Right-click now on the “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery” option and click on the “Uninstall” option from the context menu.

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Step 4. Next head on to the “Action” option in the menu bar, click on it followed with “Scan for hardware changes” option.

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Step 5. Now go to the “Batteries” option again. Click on it to expand it. Right-click one more time on “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery”.

Step 6. Choose the “Update Driver Software…” option from the context menu.

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Step 7. So now if you have already got the necessary Driver in your system, click on “Browse my computer for driver software”, otherwise, click on “Search automatically for updated driver software”.

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It will take some time to update the driver software. After it is done, restart your laptop to give it a fresh start.

All the above three methods are enough to resolve your issue, but if you still wish to peek in more to the alternatives, here comes another one.

 

Solution #4: Restore Default Settings

Many times, it is found that the frequent changes that you do to your laptop settings cause the battery to go nuts and it stops charging.

By this method, you will restore the system settings to its default mode, and hopefully, the issue will be sorted all of its own accords.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1. First of all, go to the “Control Panel” and then click on the “Power Options”.

Step 2. Next, go to the “Plan Settings” and check if all the settings are well configured or not.

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If you find anything unnerving, click on the “Restore Default settings for the plan” blue link at the bottom of the page, and the system settings will automatically be restored to its previous form.

Conclusion:

These were the 4 tried solutions. You too try them first to reconcile the results.

But if you find the problem still persists, don’t mess it up more. Go to repair shop, contact service center, or consult an expert for further help.

If you ever come up with some more solutions to this particular problem, you are most welcome to share it in the comment section below anytime.

Keep visiting to learn more. Have fun.

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