Recently I came across a problem on my Laptop. The Laptop was properly plugged into the AC power supply for charging but for some reason the battery won’t get charged, I checked if there was a faulty Adapter but that was ruled out, It becomes a hassle when you have to send your Gadgets to get them repaired not only the cost but the amount of time it might take to get it back fixed is almost never certain.
While most of us are well equipped to deal with problems pertaining to Softwares but when it comes to Hardware errors we have to rely on the Service center. I wished that this was a Software error and it turned out so. On a quick Google search I found out that its a bug that is affecting many others. So obviously some one or the other might have found a solution and they did! 😀 Here I will post the solution that worked for me.
Follow these steps and your battery/charger will be up and running in 5 Mins.
Step 1. First disconnect the AC supply from the Laptop & Shutdown the system.
Step 2. Remove battery from your laptop manually after your system completely shuts down.
Step 3. Without installing battery onto your laptop plug in your AC Power Cable.
Step 3. Turn ON your system, your laptop should now Boot your OS till the desktop appears.
Step 4. Click on Start Button and type “Device Manager” (in Windows XP+) in the Quick Search. The Quick search will show you device manager icon then click on it. For Windows XP Right Click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager.
Step 5. Expand Battery Tab from it.
Step 6. Select Microsoft Acpi Compliant Control Method Battery. Right click > Uninstall Driver > Restart your system now.
Step 7. After your system shuts down completely, Disconnect the AC Supply and carefully insert your Battery.
Step 8. Now plug in AC Cord and Boot your system again.
Step 9. Go to Device Manager again. There you will see in the top tray “Scan for Hardware Changes” > Click on it.
This will reinstall your Battery Drivers and will most probably fix your problem with charging if it was related to Software problem, Anyways its worth a try before proceeding to your Service center. This forms a step in troubleshooting.
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About the Author:
The article has been written by Aditya Deshmukh.