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I have tried the answers here Laptop battery says plugged in, not charging to no avail.

I have a Lenovo G50-70 running Win 10.

The laptop charges fine when turned off, but when turned on it doesn't charge at all. Taking the charger out and putting it back in - it charges for 30 seconds at most and then stops.

I have tried replacing the charger.

I am now one short of just buying a new laptop - a new battery is about £70 and if it's something internal I can't imagine parts + labour would be cheap.

Here is a screenshot of my BatteryInfoView: https://i.imgur.com/yW3qmDr.png

As an extra point, the battery gets to about 20% and then jumps to 7% - I know this is due to it obviously need re calibrating but I am wondering if it is part of the reason.

Thanks

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    There is a Lenovo power app which allows several optimisations, including "battery health": this stops the battery charging above 60% and is recommended when leaving a laptop on charge most of the time. With this setting, if the battery charge is above 60%, it will not charge until the level drops below this value. – AFH Jan 16 '18 at 21:30
  • They have 2 applications; the one you're thinking of doesn't work with Win 10. – Dominic Lipscombe Jan 16 '18 at 21:38
  • I have two Lenovo laptops on Win10 (both upgraded from 8.1) and different OEM power apps on each, and both have the battery health option. – AFH Jan 16 '18 at 22:18
  • Are these generic chargers? I know the G50-70 is a more touchy power requirement, meaning that I found only genuine Lenovo power supplies did the job. – JustAGrump Jan 16 '18 at 22:58
  • @JustAGrump the legitimate charger! Going to take it to get looked at tomorrow. Absolute nightmare, couldn't need it any more at the minute with uni. – Dominic Lipscombe Jan 18 '18 at 16:55

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