Laptop battery not charging anymore? Try these tips!

Suppose you are experiencing problems with your laptop’s battery. In that case, the tips in this article can help identify and solve the charging problem.

These are tips for any laptop model and can be applied by anyone. Further, it does not matter if it is a Windows or Mac laptop. In this article, we will go through some basic checks.

You will not read complicated solutions to install drivers and other updates in the BIOS or operating system. Among others, these solutions often do not work.

There are several reasons why a laptop no longer fully charges. This can be due to overheating of the battery or due to an energy screen of the operating system.

In addition, there are also common problems with various charging cables, mainly non-original charging cables and connection of charging cables that no longer work properly.

Laptop battery doesn’t charge anymore? Try these tips!

Start by turning off the laptop, unplugging the charging cable, and waiting 30 minutes. This will allow the battery to cool down.

Once you have waited 30 minutes, turn the laptop back on without the charging cable. Wait for the operating system to boot up and plug the charging cable back in.

Suppose the laptop does not get any power at all, and you cannot turn on the laptop because of this. In that case, the internal battery is probably broken. A laptop that does not charge anymore is different from a laptop that does not turn on with the charging cable connected.

There are a few more things you can check on the cables.

  • Check that the charging ports on your computer where the charging cable goes in are free of dust. If you need to clean them, use a cotton cloth with some alcohol or a can of compressed air to clean the charging port.
  • Are the charging ports still in one piece? Is nothing loose, or does the charging cable not move too loosely in the port? Make sure the charging cable connects appropriately to your laptop’s charging port for charging.
  • Check the entire charging cable. Is there no kink anywhere in the cable? Is it an official cable? Does the charging cable connect appropriately to the wall outlet or an extension cord?
  • Is the charging cable connected to a working extension cord or outlet?
  • Make sure the laptop is connected via an original charging cable to the mains via an outlet. Some people have their laptops charged through an external monitor. The laptop charging becomes dependent on whether the monitor is on or off. If the monitor is off, the laptop will not charge either.

Additionally, you can try the following if your laptop model allows it. Unplug the charging cable. First, remove the battery from your laptop and then put it back in. Then start up the laptop. If the laptop turns on, turn it off and remove the battery again. Next, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and place the battery back in. This way, you will have drained all remaining power from the laptop. After that, turn the laptop back on with the charging cable connected.

These were standard checks and solutions that specialists try before replacing a laptop battery.

I hope this solves the problem. However, if it is not solved and your laptop still cannot charge, I recommend you bring your laptop to an authorized specialist.

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