How to Fix Laptop Plugged in but Not Charging on Windows 10

How to Fix Laptop Plugged in but Not Charging on Windows 10

/ James Masterson

Most of the time everyone prefers to use laptops over desktop computers because laptop offers convenience and you can bring it anywhere.

However, laptops need battery to function and this means that you need to charge your laptop from time to time in order to use it.

If you are a laptop user, you may have experienced problems charging your laptop. The most common issue for charging laptop is “laptop plugged in but not charging”.

This means that the laptop detects that the charger is plugged in but unable to charge the battery. This could be a problem because if you cannot charge the battery then you cannot use your laptop.

But don’t worry, in this article we will show you different methods on how you can solve this issue.

To get started proceed on the first method below.

Method 1: Basic checkup

Before changing system settings make sure to check the following:

1. Make sure that the ac plug and laptop adapters are connected properly

2. Check the charging port of the laptop and make sure it is clean

3. Check if your laptop’s battery has physical damage

After checking all of this restart your laptop and try charging it again. If the issue is not resolved proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Do a Power Reset

Step 1: Shutdown your laptop

Shut down

Step 2: Unplug the Charger

Step 3: Remove the battery

Step 4: After removing the battery, press on the power button for 10 seconds

Press power button

Method 3: Run power troubleshooter

Windows has a built in troubleshooter in case you experience problems charging your laptop.

Step 1:  Press on Windows Key and click on settings


Step 2: On the settings page, select Update & Security

Update & Security

Step 3: Click on troubleshoot and wait for the process to finish

Run the troubleshooter

Step 4: Restart your laptop and try charging your battery

Method 4: Reinstall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

Step 1: Press on Windows key + S and search for device manager

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Device Manager

Step 2: On device manager, find the batteries tab and expand it

Step 3: Find Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

Step 4: Right click on it and select uninstall

Uninstall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

Step 5: Restart your computer and windows will automatically install the updated driver for your battery

If the problem still exists after performing the methods above, the issue could be on your charger or the charging port on your laptop. Visit the nearest service center and have your laptop checked.

James Masterson
Meet the author

James is a software engineer and an information architect with keen attention to detail. He focuses on data-driven decisions, making sure that all decisions are backed up by reliable facts. His key interests include enhancing find-ability and usability of our content related to Windows 10; troubleshooting errors; and tech news. Robert is also enthusiastic about structured data, which he believes will help the world make better sense of their information in the digital age.