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Laptop battery

  1. #1


    Aniket Guest

    Laptop battery

    My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor, it
    just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%. This
    doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will actually
    charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now, the
    computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge. By
    the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually holds
    a 2-3 hour charge.

    How can I fix this problem?

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  2. #2


    JW Guest

    Re: Laptop battery

    Very possible that you have a bad battery and that your computer will have
    to replace it. If you remove the battery can you run with just the AC
    adapter?

    "Aniket" <Aniket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8920E37B-BA89-44B3-B7C1-38B7979670E9@microsoft.com...
    > My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor, it
    > just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%. This
    > doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will actually
    > charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now, the
    > computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge. By
    > the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually
    > holds
    > a 2-3 hour charge.
    >
    > How can I fix this problem?



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  3. #3


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Laptop battery

    Given that this is a new computer, I would return it for warranty repair or
    replacement.

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    "Aniket" <Aniket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8920E37B-BA89-44B3-B7C1-38B7979670E9@microsoft.com...
    > My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor, it
    > just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%. This
    > doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will actually
    > charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now, the
    > computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge. By
    > the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually
    > holds
    > a 2-3 hour charge.
    >
    > How can I fix this problem?



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  4. #4


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Laptop battery

    Time for a warranty repair I would think.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    "Aniket" <Aniket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8920E37B-BA89-44B3-B7C1-38B7979670E9@microsoft.com...
    > My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor, it
    > just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%. This
    > doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will actually
    > charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now, the
    > computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge. By
    > the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually
    > holds
    > a 2-3 hour charge.
    >
    > How can I fix this problem?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Alex Guest

    Re: Laptop battery

    I have found on the web that other people are having this problem. I'm also
    having this problem. I recently bought a Sony Vaio CR190 and it's less than
    3 weeks old. The battery does not get charged past 50%. It keeps saying,
    plugged in, not
    charging. Sony sent me a new battery and the same problem is happening. The
    laptop is plugged into the AC adapter but the battery does not get charged.
    I do not think this is a bad battery problem, but Vista itself as too many
    people with brand NEW notebooks running on Vista are having this problem. Is
    there a setting that we don't know about? There must be because the system
    knows to stop charging at 50%.


    "Richard Urban" wrote:

    > Time for a warranty repair I would think.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    > (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    >
    > "Aniket" <Aniket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8920E37B-BA89-44B3-B7C1-38B7979670E9@microsoft.com...
    > > My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor, it
    > > just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%. This
    > > doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will actually
    > > charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now, the
    > > computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge. By
    > > the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually
    > > holds
    > > a 2-3 hour charge.
    > >
    > > How can I fix this problem?

    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Laptop battery

    Does the battery charge when the computer is turned off. The operating
    system does NOT come into play at that time. If the computer does NOT charge
    over night - when the computer is OFF - then it is a hardware/computer
    problem and not an operating system problem.

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    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)


    "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C107D772-A28C-415C-8BA9-BF21DD1CE844@microsoft.com...
    >I have found on the web that other people are having this problem. I'm
    >also
    > having this problem. I recently bought a Sony Vaio CR190 and it's less
    > than
    > 3 weeks old. The battery does not get charged past 50%. It keeps saying,
    > plugged in, not
    > charging. Sony sent me a new battery and the same problem is happening.
    > The
    > laptop is plugged into the AC adapter but the battery does not get
    > charged.
    > I do not think this is a bad battery problem, but Vista itself as too many
    > people with brand NEW notebooks running on Vista are having this problem.
    > Is
    > there a setting that we don't know about? There must be because the
    > system
    > knows to stop charging at 50%.
    >
    >
    > "Richard Urban" wrote:
    >
    >> Time for a warranty repair I would think.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> Regards,
    >>
    >> Richard Urban
    >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    >>
    >> "Aniket" <Aniket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8920E37B-BA89-44B3-B7C1-38B7979670E9@microsoft.com...
    >> > My laptop battery ran down to 0%, and once I plugged in the AC adaptor,
    >> > it
    >> > just shows the message "Plugged in, Not charging" and stuck at 0%.
    >> > This
    >> > doesn't happen all the time for some reason, as sometimes it will
    >> > actually
    >> > charge while it is plugged in. If I load too many applications now,
    >> > the
    >> > computer will automatically shut down, and then it STILL won't charge.
    >> > By
    >> > the way, the laptop is less than one month old, and the battery usually
    >> > holds
    >> > a 2-3 hour charge.
    >> >
    >> > How can I fix this problem?

    >>
    >>



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