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Suggested steps to fix the nasty Windows power management issue of plugged in not charging.

Option 1:

  1. Disconnect AC
  2. Shutdown
  3. Remove battery
  4. Connect AC
  5. Startup
  6. Under the Batteries category, right-click all of the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listings, and select Uninstall (it’s ok if you only have 1).
  7. Shutdown
  8. Disconnect AC
  9. Insert battery
  10. Connect AC
  11. Startup

Option 2:

  1. Turn off laptop.
  2. Unplug AC power.
  3. Remove battery.
  4. Replace AC power.
  5. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.
  6. Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.
  7. Unplug AC power.
  8. Replace battery.
  9. Replace AC power.
  10. Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal

Additional troubleshooting techniques:

  1. Check battery charging status in the BIOS
  2. Update BIOS
  3. Replace Battery (I did this and the new battery is not charging)
  4. See if the battery charging light works when the laptop is powered down.

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Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 2:21 PM Technology | Back to top

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I finally resolved my plugged in not charged by get a new battery and a new power card.
Left by Eric Johnson on Mar 31, 2011 4:07 AM

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