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lauchal
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[G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

Hello,

 

I bought a new laptop Lenovo last week but I have a problem.
The laptop works fine except the battery will not charge.
Windows shows me : "Battery plugged in, not charging"

I tested several solutions but until now none of them work.

Could you send me ideas?

Thank you

Laurent
Ps: sorry for my English!

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Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

hi Laurent,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.

 

The Lenovo Energy Management is probably limiting / protecting the battery from overcharging.

 

Can you try the following:

 

1. Apply this Plugged in not charging message fix (Windows 7 only)

 

2. In Windows 8, uninstall Lenovo Energy Management and test. If battery stays charging, reinstall Lenovo Energy Management and observe:

 

Lenovo Energy Management      Lenovo Energy Management

Windows 7 32bit / 64bit                Windows 8 32bit / 64bit

cagt26ww.exe                                 em8.0.2.5.exe
21.2MB                                             45.4MB

  

3. If you still get the same error, try to:

a. turn off the computer and remove the battery and AC adapter.

b. press and hold the power button for 30 secs and reconnect the AC adapter

c. turn ON the computer and continuously tap F2 to boot into the BIOS, when you're in, press F9 to load defaults and press F10 to save and exit.

d. boot into Windows (while still having just the AC adapter plugged-in) then reinsert the battery.

 

 

Edit: added links

 

Let me know your findings.

 

Cheers



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lauchal
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Message 3 of 71

Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

Tks for your response!

 

i will test tomorrow! and go back there for feedback.

 

tks

Laurent

lauchal
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Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

hello,

 

nothing works!

 

I called support. I need to return the battery and they provide me another.

 

i will post a feedback after receipt the new battery.

tks

Laurent 

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Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

I literally just now had this problem, but I fiddled with the battery settings a bit and it was a stupidly simple fix. Though I don't know if this is the same for you, here's what I did.

On the bottom right of your taskbar, click the arrow to show hidden icons. Go into the energy management, it's a blue icon. In the red battery section, click on battery mode and switch it to 'Maximum Battery Life' and your battery should start charging.

Oddly enough, it worked for me.

lauchal
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Message 6 of 71

Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

hello,

 

I have already tried this, but it did not work.Now the battery is returned as collateral. I expect the new one.

 

tks

Laurent

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Message 7 of 71

Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

This fixed the problem for me, cheers!
Amanda181061
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Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

Hi .. I also have this problem, some of the time ... laptop is new and its happened twice. What I dont understand is that I tried the fuse from this laptop in another appliance, and it worked. I tried the fuse from another appliance in this laptop, which then made it charge again ... put its OWN fuse back in, and it started charging again. Also, when it was plugged in and not charging, it was dimming the screen when I switched it off at the mains. That shouldnt happen ( should it ?? )  if its running on battery, which it must have been, if it wasnt charging. That only normally happens when its running on mains and yiu disconnect the power, which changes it to battery powered.  All the above mentioned things happened in exactly the same way on 2 separate occasions

rkumarvit
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Message 9 of 71

Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

the same problem I faced with G580..plugged in,not charging..
today i went to service centre there they fixed it...and i hav no idea pf my own..better consult the technician at service centre..
Almolano
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Message 10 of 71

Re: [G580] Battery plugged in, not charging!

After trying different choices the solution proposed by linefly1231 on 02-28-2013 worked for me. Thanks a lot.

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