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Plugged in not charging message - Lenovo G460

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I have Lenovo G460 which has problem with charging when I plug in power cable to laptop then Power managment shows that Plug in not charging  sometime battery is charged 100% but sometimes  its stuck on 80% and shows Plug in not charging  and does  not increase  to 100% and sometime its stuck also on 60% how do I  solve this issue?



Charging % start and stop points can be controlled through the power management software.  This is a feature can help prolong battery life by reducing unecessary charging of the battery.


To check / update these settings:


 1. Click the "Settings" button. 1.JPG



2. Check "Optimize For Battery Runtime" under "Battery Health" and the problem will be resolved.





Optimize For Battery Runtime" is to protect the battery and extend the lifespan of the battery. Because the lifespan of one battery is related to its charging circle, the power charging will automatically cut off to protect the battery when the power reaches to a certain amount.



If the issue persists, try reinstalling the power mangement software


Uninstall Lenovo energy management re-fix the battery then charge the battery completely then restart the laptop and install Lenovo energy management software again.  


by Community SuperMod on ‎02-15-2014 05:13 AM
by vimal_vaghela12 on ‎06-08-2014 02:40 AM

My G585 series laptop gets same problem plugged in and not charging 0% charging and laptop get shutdown at the time of removing the charger. Pls help

by stoutgeo on ‎01-10-2015 06:08 PM

I hae an Idea Pad P400 touch and my battery will not charge. What can I do?

by Rishab on ‎06-26-2015 09:48 AM

 I had bought Lenovo G500s laptop last year in Jan.It was working fine till now.

Problem is whenever I start playing games(fifa) on my laptop,charging light starts blinking red while still on charging.Does this mean there is some problem with the battery because it works fine normally but as soon as I do something that requires lot of CPU usage(load) it stops charging,battery status showing "Plugged in, not Charging".
Checking on the internet and reading on the lenovo forum,I am putting some points 
1.Should i I use my laptop in HIGH PERFORMANCE mode
2.Has it something to do with the Nvidia GPU because i tried to run the game on intel integrated graphics it was lagging but charging didn't stop
3.Is it due to internal heating of laptop that battery tries to save itself by not charging(shall i use a cooling pad if that is the problem)
I am providing the specs of my laptop:
Processor:Intel(R) Core (TM) i3-3120M CPU@2.50GHz
Nvidia GeForce 720M
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Product ID:00179-40399-85162-AAOEM
Please reply ASAP!!