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Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging

My laptop's battery tray icon sometimes says "plugged in, not charging". How do I make the battery start charging again? Lenovo X230, 6-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit. This question says that ...
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Which power source(16A or 6A) should i use for my laptop charging having adaper input 2.5A & output 6.7A?

I'm using a Dell adapter: Input: 100-240V~2.5A(2,5A) 50-60Hz Output: 19.5V(19,5V)==6.7A(6,7A) I always connect it to 230V 50Hz 16A in my home and 6A in my office. Is it safe for my laptop? Please ...
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How can I make my Samsung Series 9 laptop charge the battery to 100%?

I use a Samsung Series 9 laptop running Windows 7. I notice that when I connect my laptop to its charger, it charges the battery up to 80% and stops there. I believe this is to extend long-term ...
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(Dis)connect laptop to/from AC through software?

Contemporary laptop (lithium-ion) batteries come with a bevy of guidance on extending their lifespan. The usage advice is particularly frustrating. You’re not supposed to drain them below ~3%, but ...
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Why was my laptop unable to turn on?

I suspended Ubuntu on my laptop, and then carried it in my backpack to another place. Then I found that the laptop was off instead of being suspended. I couldn't make it power on either, even with ...
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Replacing 11.1v 4400mah Gateway battery with 11.1v 6600mah

I have 2 Gateway T-1620 laptop computers. When the original 11.1v 4400mah batteries went soft I replaced them with 6600mah batteries to give longer off-line use. Both laptops will charge either ...
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Combine Laptop Chargers From More Watts

I am on vacation and my G73JH's laptop charger smoked and failed. So I went to OfficeMax and grabbed a travel charger but it only puts out 90 watts which is no where near the 140 watts my laptop needs ...
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Residual charge on laptop

My Sony E series laptop is only 9 month old and seems to have a residual charge problem. My laptop was fully charged and was working fine a night before but when I tried to switch it on the next ...
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Are any of these laptop bricks compatible/interchangeable?

Over the years I've acquired several laptop charger bricks. I haven't disposed of any of them because I've always felt that they're probably interchangeable, but I never really knew what would make ...
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Computer Crash when Charging Cable Unplugged

On my laptop I get crashes every time I unplug my charging cable. It wasn't always like this, but has become like this over some time. Basically, I unplug the cord and it turns off instantly. It ...
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Laptop forgets that it's plugged in while gaming

I just recently received a new laptop a couple of days ago and I've noticed that, whenever I'm gaming, the laptop spontaneously forgets that it's plugged in. That is, even though just a minute ago it ...
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Why won't my battery stop charging?

I don't know why this is happening but this is a new battery. Details of which are visible in the photo. The problem is that even after the battery meter shows 100%, the power light on the laptop ...
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Battery plugged in, not charging

This is a new battery and this gives the problem of Plugged In, Not Charging for the past two days. I have no clue as to why this is happening. Sometimes it does, sometimes it does not. Battery Wear ...
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Is there any way to use devices like mp3 players when they are charging? [closed]

The question is simple I think. All we have encounter gagets that they don't fuction while they are in charge, like cameras or mp3 players. But, we know that cell phones or laptops can have full ...
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Half charged battery improves life time when adapter is used

On my Lenovo laptop, running windows 7, I got a prompt saying that, the system has noticed I am mainly using adapter, therefore I should keep the battery half charged. It justifies by saying, trying ...
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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Should I use laptop while charging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to use a laptop on battery or on AC power? Is it Okay to use laptop while charging? Does it have any bad effect on battery or laptop?
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What determines the speed at which a laptop battery charges?

What factors affect the charge time of laptop batteries? Is it the laptop's use while charging? The age of the battery? The charger's wattage?
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Does a laptop computer charge faster when off?

A laptop power supply can supply a limited amount of power. Conceivably, then, when the computer is running, some of the power must be diverted to the processor and other components, leaving less to ...
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HP laptop doesn't charge when it is turned on

I have an HP Pavillion laptop since 2009 February and it recently started to not get batteries charged when it is turned on. What could be the problem? Is it a battery problem or another? Has anyone ...
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Can i use one laptop to charge another laptop by connecting the two together with a usb cable?

My Toshiba laptop has a problem with the ac charging adapter. The problem is with the computer and not the charging cord. The geek squad told me that Toshiba laptops have had the same problem in the ...
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How can I charge my laptop wirelessly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I wirelessly charge my laptop? Currently I'm using a wired charger for my laptop and it's boring me to carry that around with me everywhere. I know of the wireless ...
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Why doesn't my laptop battery charge while the laptop is in use?

Up until a week ago, my laptop has always been able to charge the battery while I'm using it. Now, it will not charge unless the computer is sleeping, hibernating, or turned off. The icon in the ...
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Charge a laptop via USB power (500mA)?

My laptop is almost dead and I do not have the charger. Is there anyway I can DIY a charger for a laptop. Even if it takes 20 hours. To make it clear, I want to send power from a usb port on another ...
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Is it ok to remove a laptop battery while the laptop is running on AC power? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are notebook batteries generally hot-swappable? I have a charged laptop battery in a laptop that is running on AC power and charging the battery. Would it damage the ...
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Freezing a dead(ish) laptop battery

I have a Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop with a battery that does not properly hold charge. Vista's battery meter does not read the remaining charge left; the laptop will randomly shut down at ~60% and ...
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Diagnosing laptop charging issues

My HP dv6000 laptop will not run on battery power. It will only run while plugged into the wall. I have already replaced the battery, but it still will not operate on battery power. The problem began ...
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Battery never charges upto 80% instead of 100%

My vaio battery charges only upto 80%. Why is that so? It also tends to discharge too fast providing less working time. How to proceed to obtain 100% charge?
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Dell Inspiron 6400 indicates the wrong power adapter is plugged in and will not charge the battery

I am using the original power adapter with the Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop and now when it boots up I get the following error message. The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. You system will ...
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Notebook computer battery says: plugged in but not charging with no further information. Is the battery bad already?

My 1.5 year old Dell Studio 15 notebook computer has a battery and I keep it attached to the notebook but 98% of the time I just plug in the power adapter. Lately when I unplugged the power adapter, ...
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1answer
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Toshiba Satellite l355-s7011 won't power up

My Toshiba Satellite l355-s7011 will not power up. How do I fix it? The DC port came out. I think it was dropped. I opened it up and everything looks fine but it doesn't power up.
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Do newer laptop batteries still need to be drained before recharging?

10 years ago when I was doing hardware support it was best practice to fully drain a laptop battery prior to recharging in order to maximize its life. Is this still the case or can a battery now be ...
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Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?

When your laptop's battery is 100% charged, should you leave it plugged in so any battery power doesn't get used, or will that cause overcharging, overheating, etc.? Should the laptop be unplugged ...