“Plugged In Not Charging” is a most common notification we usually see in the laptops when connected to a power source. If it is the first time experience, then it will look like a troublesome point to you. When you point mouse at the battery symbol, it will show as “Plugged In, Not Charging”. In this article, we will know the reasons and fix for the issue.
There are plenty of reasons for this issue and we look into each reason.
1. Battery Preservation Mode
This message comes when the battery preservation mode is activated in the Windows OS. It is a built-in option and will intimate you when the battery is up to 90-100% charged. Some company laptops will automatically stop charging the battery when it hits 100%. Many laptop manufacturers claim that this feature will help the laptops to extend the battery life.
It is advisable to check the battery prevention mode on your laptop. Some manufacturers set this limit from 50-60% and some put 90-100%. It varies from company to company and it is best to check and change according to your need.
2. Faulty Adapter Issues
If the AC adapter has any issues you may experience this notice on your laptop. The pin, wire or adapter damage will disturb the connection between the laptop and charger and shows the Plugged In, Not Charging message. Check the point to verify the connection is properly made or not. Or try the new AC adapter to check the problem solved or not.
3. Damaged Drivers
Many people don’t know that the battery has a driver too. Yes, the driver crash or stop working can cause the issue.
- You can fix the issue by clicking on the “Start” menu and type “device manager”.
- Under “Batteries”, find “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery,” right-click on it, and click “Uninstall device.”
- Now turn off the laptop and remove the battery, then hold down the power button.
- Now turn on the battery and the laptop will automatically re-install the drivers.
These are the most common reasons for “Plugged In Not Charging” issue on laptops. Now check what is the reason for this issue on your laptop and take proper action to fix the issue.