Why is your laptop battery not charging?

Laptops of various brands happen to be used among people, but few of them know easy methods to repair the problem if the laptop is not charging the battery anymore. Here are some general guidelines in case you will encounter this problem.

You will find several factors that may lead to battery not charging. Let’s check those problems one after the other:

  1. The battery stops charging as soon as you slightly move it. Sometimes the problem may come from the adapter; especially the power tip of the adapter is a little loose and won’t be able to fit the laptop tightly. If this happens, you could simply get hold of your laptop manufacturer for one proper adapter. Usually when you use the adapter, be sure it is properly connected and the power tip fits properly.
  2. The battery discharges quickly. Sometimes, new batteries may behave erratically until they are charged or discharged after several circles. If it is a new battery, you may attempt to charge and discharge the battery a couple of more times. Usually span for a laptop battery is between two to three years. If your battery had been used for about 2 to 3 years, maybe it will be the time to buy a new replacement battery.
  3. The battery is not detected by the laptop. Whenever the laptop battery is properly installed and positioned, but still not detected when you log in to Windows, there are two factors that may lead to the problem: either the motherboard of the laptop or the battery is defective. To troubleshoot the problem, you may first replace the battery with a working one. In case the problem persists after you replace the old battery, the problem may result from the motherboard. It is recommended to bring the laptop to a repair shop and replace the motherboard.
  4. The battery can be detected, but the laptop immediately turns off in case the AC adapter is unplugged. If this happens, maybe the battery is not seated properly or the battery contacts got dirty. You may try to remove and reinsert the battery for a few more times to see if it can solve the problem. Meanwhile, you may also use a brush or eraser to clean the battery contacts that connect the battery to the motherboard of the laptop. If it still does not help, you may try to replace the battery with a new one. However, even if replacing the battery can’t solve the problem, you may have to check if the problem is not coming from the motherboard itself.

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