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Windows 7: Help! plugged in, not charging.

28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Help! plugged in, not charging.

First, I have Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop 2 year old. Three days ago there was no electricity about 3 or 4 hours. Аfter a while came to power and the power is off for 5 or 10 min. During that time the laptop was turned on while the electricity is off, it was working on the battery not plug in.. After suddenly there was power and then ran out and then came electricity. It was a problem of electricity in my municipality. For many hours then when he came voltage electricity, i turn the laptop and the battery ac adapter was 22% available and say: plugged in, not charging. What is the reason why my battery will not charge? Now is plugged but now charging. Earlier when cable was plugged in, the battery was charging. What should i do to fix the problem?
Thanks.


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28 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I suppose it's possible that your charger or the adapter where it attaches to the motherboard got fried when the power came back on due to a surge. Is there a small green light on the power cord and a light on where it plugs into the motherboard?

There should also be a small LED on the front of the computer that gets lit when it's plugged in. Do you have that light?

You might try unplugging the AC and removing the battery. Hold down the power button for about 30 seconds. Then just plug the AC in and leave the battery out.
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28 Oct 2010   #3

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@roban, Agree with you, have you read this for Microsoft's explanation? Windows 7 Battery Notification Messages - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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28 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
I suppose it's possible that your charger or the adapter where it attaches to the motherboard got fried when the power came back on due to a surge. Is there a small green light on the power cord and a light on where it plugs into the motherboard?

There should also be a small LED on the front of the computer that gets lit when it's plugged in. Do you have that light?

You might try unplugging the AC and removing the battery. Hold down the power button for about 30 seconds. Then just plug the AC in and leave the battery out.
Hello roban
Yes there is a small green light on the power cord when is plug on electricity. I don't open the laptop inside to see the motherboard and the battery. Yes it has a light when is plugged in. But when is not plugged in it hasn't that light. It has low brightness and it is a dark. I unplugged the AC adapter and after 5 sec again I plugged into the laptop and again it's not charging. I don't know how to remove a battery when you said, what button power to hold ? I must open inside the motherboard or.. ? I don't understand this. Can you explain what i should do with the battery or the AC adapter ?
Thanks again mate.
P.S. Laptop warranty is over.


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28 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
@roban, Agree with you, have you read this for Microsoft's explanation? Windows 7 Battery Notification Messages - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Wilywombat, i don't read this, but it is for considering with battery, not for charging. In my case is for charging the battery. I said the previous post. Look this picture what i have problem.
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28 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried doing this pal (it's a bit confusing, but it has worked for some laptops that I've come across with the same issues)

01. Turn off laptop.
02. Unplug AC power.
03. Remove battery.
04. Replace AC power.
05. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.
06. Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.
07. Unplug AC power.
08. Replace battery.
09. Replace AC power.
10. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal.

Hope this helps
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29 Oct 2010   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Gordon,
Go to the Dell website and download the manual for your laptop.

Read the manual.

This will answer some of your questions.
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29 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Gordan the power button is the one you press to start your computer. It's also possible that your model will not charge if the battery already has a full charge.

You don't have to open the computer to remove the battery. On the back of the laptop there is a slide button that releases the laptop's battery. The battery is a unit that is almost as long as your computer and when you slide that button the battery will release and you can remove it.
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29 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Have you tried doing this pal (it's a bit confusing, but it has worked for some laptops that I've come across with the same issues)

01. Turn off laptop.
02. Unplug AC power.
03. Remove battery.
04. Replace AC power.
05. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.
06. Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.
07. Unplug AC power.
08. Replace battery.
09. Replace AC power.
10. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal.

Hope this helps
I tried this and again the battery isn't charging. Again say: plugged in, not charging. I probably need to carry to the service because not help any solution. Do you have other solutions to fix this problem?
Thanks again mate.
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29 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
Gordan the power button is the one you press to start your computer. It's also possible that your model will not charge if the battery already has a full charge.

You don't have to open the computer to remove the battery. On the back of the laptop there is a slide button that releases the laptop's battery. The battery is a unit that is almost as long as your computer and when you slide that button the battery will release and you can remove it.
Yes i tried when you said on the previous post and again not fix the battery charging. I removed the battery and the AC, I hold down power button 30 seconds and after that I replace the battery and the AC and again was not charging the battery. Do you have other solution? Or I must go to the nearest computer service to fix this problem.
Thanks
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