Many laptop users have recently reported that their batteries are failing. They discover that their battery is not charging when they look at their battery information. Don’t worry if you’re having the same problem! We’ve put up a list of helpful remedies to assist you in resolving this problem.

Fixes to try :

  1. Check if charger is faulty:
    Faulty charger is one of the most common reasons for the error plugged in not charging. Some chargers provide separate electricity to charge the battery and power to run the laptop. It’s possible that if the charger cord is broken, it will provide enough power to run the laptop but not charge the battery.
  2. Performing a power reset :
    If the problem with the battery not charging persists, try doing a power reset on your laptop. Here’s how you can do it:
    1. Turn off your laptop and remove the AC adapter.
    2. Remove the battery from your laptop and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds before releasing it.
    3. Put your battery back in and plug your charger into your laptop.
    4. Turn on your laptop.
  3. Troubleshooting:
    When your battery failed to charge, you must first address any hardware concerns. To resolve hardware difficulties, follow the procedures below:
     – Check if the power cable is working fine.
    –  Completely drain the battery and recharge it. If the battery is charging now, then it’s caused by the battery charge threshold (use fix 2 to resolve this), otherwise it is caused by a bad battery. If you are using a MAC device then you can uninstall the unwanted apps from your laptop which will save the battery life.
  4. Battery charge threshold problem:
    The battery charge threshold option is available on several laptops. This feature allows laptop users to configure the battery charge threshold so that the battery will not charge when it reaches that barrier. This is a great option if you mostly use your laptop with the AC adapter plugged in and only utilize the battery power on rare occasions. To turn off the battery threshold, you can go to power options and turn it off from the options.
  5. Battery management device driver update:
    Battery problems often arise due to issues with battery management device drivers.
    Firstly, update the device driver and see if the problem is fixed. To do this, you may download and install the newest version of the driver for your battery management device from the manufacturer’s website. Make sure the driver you download is compatible with your specific sound card type and Windows version.
  6. Reinstall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery:
    To see whether this bothersome issue remains, consider reinstalling Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.
    Here are steps to do the same:
    1. simultaneously hit the windows logo key and R on your keyboard to open Run dialog. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager.
    2. Double-click Batteries. Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and select Uninstall device.
    3. Click on uninstall.
    4. Shut down your laptop.
    5. Disconnect the AC adapter
    6.Remove the battery from your laptop, then press and hold the power button for 30    seconds before releasing it.
    7. Replace your battery and connect your charger to your laptop.
    8. Turn on your computer. Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery will be reinstalled automatically when you login in to your Windows machine.
  7. Use the right USB-C Port
    For connecting devices, transmitting data, and charging your battery, USB-C is a popular cross-platform standard. The new standard allows for slimmer gadgets, but it may also lead to some misunderstanding. Certain USB-C ports have been designated as data-only by some manufacturers, meaning they will not charge your device.

You could come across a gadget with two USB-C ports: one that can be used for charging and data transmission, and one that is just for data transfer. If you’re having trouble charging your device, make sure you’re using the right USB-C connector. You could even notice a little symbol on the side indicating which connector is used for charging.

  1. Batteries to use

Because batteries are sensitive to heat, if your laptop overheats, it may cause a problem. The battery sensor may misfire as the temperature rises, informing the system that the battery is fully charged or entirely absent, resulting in charging issues. Your system may even shut down to avoid a battery from overheating and catching fire.

When dealing with older computers, which have lower-quality cooling than more current devices—or if you frequently use the laptop on the couch or in bed, which might obstruct the cooling vents—these issues become significantly more prevalent. Turn off the system, allow it a few minutes to cool down, and double-check that the air vents are clear of dust and blankets.

  1. Swap out cord and battery:
    If the previous software methods don’t work and you can’t solve the problem with the parts you already have, you may need to purchase a new battery or power adapter (which one will depend on what you were able to narrow down with the above troubleshooting steps).

On Amazon, you might be able to buy a replacement power cord or battery, but make sure it’s a genuine item from the manufacturer. It’s never a good idea to substitute third-party products for the actual thing, especially when it comes to power.

If at all possible, contact the manufacturer directly and purchase a new part. You’ll pay a bit extra, but you’ll know you’re receiving a high-quality component.

By Manali

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