When your laptop’s battery level is below 20%, it’s time to get out the charger and plug it in. But what if nothing happens?
In this post, let’s take a look at what you can do when your laptop won’t charge, even if the charger is plugged in. This way, you don’t have to panic and think that your laptop has come to the end of the road.
Double check the connection
Before doing anything else, make sure you actually plugged the charger into your laptop. This error can happen if you are in a hurry.
So instead of reacting immediately, check if your laptop charger is connected to the laptop. Then check if the outlet you used to connect the charger is working.
Remove the battery
If your laptop is actually plugged in but still won’t charge, the battery might be the culprit. If so, inquire about its integrity.
If it’s removable, take it out and press (and hold) the power button for about 15 seconds. This will drain the remaining charge on your laptop.
Then plug in the laptop power cable and turn on the device. When doing this, make sure the laptop battery is still not being used.
With this setting, you can determine that there is something wrong with your power adapter. If your laptop turns on correctly, it means that your power adapter is also working fine. So the problem is in your battery.
You may be dealing with a battery ass. Decision? Install the battery back!
Mac users can take advantage of this solution too. The problem, however, is that your laptop (like most Macs) may not have a visible battery compartment on the bottom. In this case, you will have to figure out how to safely open the laptop and remove the battery.
Use updated drivers
If the problem is not with the battery, the problem might be with the drivers. To get started, press the Windows key and open the Control Panel.
Select Hardware and Sound.
Under Devices and Printers , select Device Manager.
First go to the Microsoft AC adapter. Right-click it and choose Update Driver Software.
Now let’s move on to the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Battery Management Method. Right-click it and choose Update Driver Software.
When the update is complete, restart your laptop and connect the charger. Everything should be all right now.
Otherwise, go to the manufacturer’s website to get the drivers. Be sure to check the official website and make sure you download the latest drivers.
Check the power and sleep settings
The problem could also be with your settings. Here’s what you need to do to test it on a Windows 10 device.
Press the Windows key and launch Settings.
And open the category “Eating and sleeping”.
Under Related Settings , open Advanced Power Options.
There select “Change plan settings”.
Then make sure to apply the correct settings.
For any changes to the settings to take effect, click “Save Changes”.
If you’re using a Mac, you can do that too. First go to System Preferences and open Power Saver.
Apply the correct settings here.
Seek outside help
If none of the above solutions worked, it’s time to seek outside help. Let them know about your problem and be sure to include the specific model of your laptop.
At this point, this is most likely a hardware issue. Either there is a problem with the laptop’s power adapter, or the power port on the computer is no longer working. If you can find a replacement adapter, it would be best to exclude the power adapter first.
The problem may be unique to your laptop. And if so, experienced technical support will be able to help you.