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10-24-2016 01:59 PM
My laptop is new, i've had it for just about a month now. There's usually an orange charging light on the side of the laptop that illuminates when the charger is plugged in. However recently, whenever my laptop is on and i try to charge it, the orange light illuminates for a matter of seconds and comes up with the message "plugged in but not charging" and then the light just turns white and the laptop continually runs as if nothing is plugged in. However, when the laptop is turned off, the orange light will iluminate and will charge to 100%. The charger is completely fine as it appears to charge the laptop when it is off. I have even purchased a new charger and that has made no difference. It appears as though it's some type of settings problem, but i have checked settings and nothing seems to be different. Any help would be appreciated, as i'd hate to have to keep switching of my laptop just so that it will charge.
10-26-2016 12:11 PM
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I gather you have had your notebook for about a month. When you connecting the AC adapter and are actively using the notebook it is not charging, but if you power the notebook off the notebook charges the battery. You have tried a different adapter with the same results. Have you done all your Windows updates? Have you run the HP Support Assistant? Have you tested the battery and does it pass? It could be that the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery has become corrupt and reading the battery level incorrectly. It is basically the driver that communicates between the computer and the battery. Once it is powered off and you are outside of Windows it then starts charging. Please try these steps:
Step 1. Go to Device Manager.
Step 2. Select Batteries.
Step 3. Right click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.
Step 4. Click Uninstall.
Step 5. At the prompt put a check in the box to remove the current driver.
Step 6. Shutdown the computer.
Step 7: Remove the battery for one minute and then put it back in.
When the computer comes back up it should automatically find the driver.
Step 8. Go to Device Manager.
Step 9. Select Batteries.
Step 10. Right click the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" that is listed there.
Step 11. Click "Search automatically for updated driver software".
If the issue remains and the battery did pass the test, please contact HP Support for further assistance. Contact HP Support Fill out the online form and follow the prompts. Please let me know the outcome.
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10-27-2016 02:46 PM
I've tried the Microsoft ACPI control method and the laptop is still not charging when active. I'm afraid to remove the battery as it is internally in the laptop, and I would have to unscrew the casing at the bottom in order to get to it, and I don't want to risk damaging my laptop.
10-28-2016 06:50 AM
Is the Notebook adapter plugged directly into a wall outlet no power bar as it could cause this issue. Remove any USB devices.
Let me know. Thanks.
10-28-2016 12:46 PM
This could be something in the settings. Have you tried a factory reset? HP Recovery Manager can be accessed from the Start Menu, or by tapping F11 key as soon as you power on the laptop. Recovery Manager is used to reinstall back to factory. This link shows you how.
Let me know what happens.
10-31-2016 06:54 AM
Can you mark my post as the Accepted solution so other can see the fix.