How to solve “plugged in, not charging” problem in your Windows PC

Have you ever faced a problem such as your laptop charger is “plugged in, not charging“? Then you are in the right place. In this article, I will tell you about the different reasons and their solutions. There are many possible reasons behind that but the one which comes to everybody’s mind is the charger is plugged in properly or not. But this is not any reason in this article. The reasons behind this problem may or may not be related to your charger. But it is definitely not related to the charger plugged in or not.

Reasons & Solutions of “Plugged in, not Charging” problem

(1.) Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update

This problem has arisen for a number of users after the Windows 2018 Spring update. This is not a bug in the update or an issue. This is the issue with some of the Laptop manufacturers. The Laptop manufacturers had not optimized the hardware for this update and this problem arose. One of the culprits of this issue is Lenovo. I am not pointing out to Lenovo only, but the reason behind mentioning Lenovo here is that I am currently writing this article on My Lenovo laptop at the time of publishing of this article. This issue is not common to all the Lenovo users, therefore this problem is not yet arisen in your laptop. Therefore, it may not be the issue with all users, but this does not mean that It will not arise to you in the future as well. So, do take a look at the fox given below.

The fix for this problem will be as follows.

  • Open the Device Manager of your PC by right-clicking on the Start Button and then on “Device Manager” and you will be greeted with the “Device Manager” Window.                                                                                                                            PLUGGED IN NOT CHARGING
  • There you will see “Battery” option then click on it.                                                        plugged in not charging
  • It will expand into two parts: “Microsoft AC Adapter” and “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery“.                                                                   
  • Uninstall the device by right-clicking on each option and then choose “uninstall device”. This will uninstall the battery drivers but this is not the problem because it will get reinstalled when the laptop restarts.
  • Shut Down your Laptop.
  • Unplug the charger from your Laptop if it is plugged in.
  • Remove your Laptop battery, if it has a removable battery (If you have a Lenovo laptop, then you have to remove the back panel off your laptop and then remove the battery connector and reconnect it).
  • Insert the battery back into your laptop.
  • Power On your Laptop.
  • Plug in your charger and then you will see that the charging problem is solved.                                                                                                                                                           plugged in not charging

But if you have the Lenovo laptop then you have to reinstall the battery drivers and that’s it, your problem will be solved.

 (2.) Change the Connector

This is not the problem whether you plugged in your charger properly or not, this is the problem with your connector or you say that thing is an adaptor. So let us say that your adaptor is causing the problem that your laptop is not charging at all. The adaptor is not transferring enough juice fro the battery to charge up and transferring only that much power that it shows it is plugged in. Therefore, it is necessary to change your charger adaptor or change your whole charging setup. Because there is no way for a regular user like us to open up the charger by yourself and join it together back again. So the decent way is to change the charger and then see the charging is started or not.

(3.) Battery problem

The next reason for this kind of problem is the battery of your Laptop. There must be a problem in your which does not the let the battery charged up. There can be a problem with the battery connector to the motherboard or the internals of the battery is damaged or short-circuited. The only way possible to solve this problem is to change the battery of the laptop.

(4.) Motherboard Problem

If any of the problems are not your case, then I must say that this is the greatest unfortunate that you are running into because there is no second option to solve this problem. The problem I am talking about is that your laptop’s motherboard. The motherboard of your laptop is like the brain in your body that controls all the body parts and if there is any defect in the brain. Then it becomes very difficult for the body to function in an efficient manner. In the same manner, if the motherboard does not work properly, then it is the main reason behind that your laptop’s battery is not charging even after plugging in the charger.

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In this article, I have discussed the different reasons for the problem “plugged in, not charging”. Their solutions are also discussed in this article as well. The solutions according to my knowledge are the best and will solve this problem. and if there are any Lenovo users reading this article, I show my greatest sympathy towards them. If you still have any problem, regarding this topic, please let me know in the comments down below.

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