I found on another site that overheating can cause this problem, so in the time you take out the battery, wipe it off, and restart, it has cooled down. That might be why. My computer actually just had this problem and I quit the heavy program, my computer cooled down, and it started charging again.
My computer is a couple years old and I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. Is this advice still good?
Thanks for your help!
I had a Dell 14R and it intermittently would not charge. The problem got progressively worse until it stopped working altogether. I Eventually got around to fixing it and found the problem was the signal wire was open between the AC jack cable and the AC jack.
If you have similar symptoms, beware! don't let that battery sit more than 3 days on < 20% charge - you'll ruin the battery. If you want to see how I fixed it - here are step by step instructions with photos: http://mye-life.blogspot.com/2013/02/dell-laptop-plugged-in-not-charging.html
I had the same issue, but it won't let me update the BIOS with 0% battery. Is there another solution for this?
Please share the system model and the operating system installed. The error 'plugged in not charging' can be caused due to various reasons such as faulty adapter or faulty charging board.
You may try below mentioned steps which may help in fixing the issue. Steps to perform Flea Power are:
Hope this helps. Please share the findings.
Thanks for the suggestions. I still haven't fixed the issue though. I reset the BIOS defaults and was actually able to get the battery to charge while running diagnostics later. I flashed the BIOS and that didn't fix the issue. Now I get an error message that says the adapter type cannot be detected. I tried another AC adapter that I know is in working condition and it yielded the same results, so I know it isn't an issue with the adapter. Also, the battery is new, as I initially thought the battery was the problem. It charges, so I know it isn't the issue either.
I know that it isn't the BIOS, battery, or adapter causing the issue. Do you have any other suggestions?
Have you tried everything I listed here: http://mye-life.blogspot.com/2013/02/dell-laptop-plugged-in-not-charging.html
It includes a pretty comprehensive list to narrow down the problem. It sounds to me like your charging port wire is broken like mine was.
It seems to be an hardware issue and parts replacement may be required. Usually the issue is with the charging port on the laptop.
Depending on the system model either the charging port or the entire motherboard replacement is required.
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pls help me...i already tried bios update. but it didnt work for me...pls help...i have checked if my adapter and battery is recognized, in boot setup using f2. pls help me.