Plugged In, Not Charging?

When I came into work this morning I noticed that the battery icon in the task tray of my windows 7 laptop said “63% available (plugged in, not charging)”. Naturally the “plugged in, not charging” part was a concern. After Googling for suggested fixes and trying a few different things I hit on a fix that worked for me. Here it is:

  1. Shutdown normally.
  2. Close lid when completely shut down.
  3. Remove AC adapter.
  4. Remove battery.
  5. Replace AC adapter.
  6. Open lid and turn on.
  7. After a full startup do a normal shutdown.
  8. Close lid when completely shut down.
  9. Remove AC adapter.
  10. Replace battery.
  11. Replace AC adapter.
  12. Open lid and start up normally.

As usual your mileage may vary. If you have this issue and find a different process that works for you please share it in the comments.

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the same thing is happening with me, thanks for the info i didn’t realize that i needed a replacement battery

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