11-29-2016 08:36 AM
Help my battery is plugged but not charging.
I used HP Support Assistant and it says the battery is fine.
I checked the software for the battery and it's up to date.
What else can I do? The laptop is just over a year old.
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11-29-2016 09:15 AM
Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum
It looks like your Notebook is not charging the Battery, We will surely assist you with this issue
Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:
Step 01. Click on the Start Button
Step 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device Manager
Step 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the left
Step 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstall
Note: This Battery driver will get re-installed automatically when you restart the Notebook again
Step 05. Please Shutdown the Notebook
Step 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power Adapter
Step 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 Minute
Step 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power Adapter
Step 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon
After performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps:
. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site
Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different Notebook
Note: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system board
How to improve the life of a Battery:
1. Power Plan should be set correctly for extended battery life
2. Please keep the Screen Brightness at lower level
3. Please turn OFF Wi-Fi Connection when not in use
4. Please remove the CD/DVD's from the Optical Drive when not in use
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11-29-2016 09:18 AM
You might want to take a look at this document: Battery Does not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge.
It suggests troubleshooting steps to determine if the problem is the battery, the power supply, or the system board.
You might find the answer to your battery/power issue as you work through the steps in that HP support article.
I work on behalf of HP.
11-29-2016 09:45 AM
Thank you, that helped and now it's charging again! Now this is the second time I've had this problem. Last time I updated the BIOS and that fixed it.
Let's hope the battery stays good from now on.
Again, thank you very much for your fast response and help!