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Windows 7: Broken laptop charger?

17 Mar 2016   #1
OverEight

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Broken laptop charger?

Basically what's happened is this: Recently I got the "warn me if my battery needs replacing" message on Windows, so I ordered a new one which arrived today, then I fitted it (pre-charged to 75%) and it worked perfectly.

Next I plugged in my current charger only to find that just like my previous battery, no charge is being received, and I don't mean the "plugged in, not charging" message, but rather it just simply doesn't work.

Seems like the charger is defective, but what are the odds that both the charger and the battery would fail at the same time? I've tried multiple fuses in the plug but none of them make a difference, so it's likely not the fuse either...

Hopefully it's just the charger and I can go and order a new one. If that doesn't work I'll dismantle the laptop and make sure the connection from the charging port to the motherboard is working/and is not damaged. After that, I have no clue what could be going on; the battery is fine as is the laptop itself, it just won't charge.

With all that said could someone shed some light onto what may have happened here? I'm getting the feeling that my old battery likely works fine (unless the defective charger damaged it somehow).


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18 Mar 2016   #2
TrustMe

 
 

Do you or someone you know have a volt meter? That would be cheeper than just going out and buying a new charger. They usually say right on the charger how many voltes their suppose to put out. Just check and make sure you get the polarity right. The + and - at the tip.

This is probably not your problem but a friends laptop suddenly stopped charging. Long story short it turned out to be from a BIOS update. As soon as I flashed the BIOS to back to the previous version it started charging again.
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29 Mar 2016   #3
OverEight

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just an update: I got a new charger and my laptop can be charged again, so all is well.

Turns out the battery likely wasn't the problem either; I put my old battery in again and the "warn me" message is no longer there, and it seems like it can be charged to 100% no problem.

Eh, nothing wrong with having a spare charged battery, never know when I may need it.
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29 Mar 2016   #4
TrustMe

 
 

Thanks for the update. Glad you got it sorted out out.
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