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Laptop does not run on battery

The laptop runs fine when I have it plugged in to the adapter. But once I unplug it the laptop won't run on the battery.

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  • sheraznawaz Oct 16, 2008

    Once I unplug the adapter cord the laptop turns off and I can't get it to reboot without the plug.

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If it power ON with just using the battery it only means the battery is aldready bad and it needs a replacement already, so if you haven't replace the battery yet better have it replace...

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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Does your battery have some of those little circles underneath, that when you press one, it shows battery charge?

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Laptop is turning on and off


Remove the AC adapter (Charger)

PROPER method is to disconnect the power cord of the AC adapter, from power; THEN unplug the AC adapter from the laptop.

Same thing in reverse to plug the AC adapter back in.
AC adapter is plugged into laptop, THEN AC adapter is plugged into power.

Unplugging the AC adapter from the laptop, while being plugged into power; can cause a Voltage Spike.

You may get away with it for years, and several laptops; and have no problems.

However it only takes ONCE, to fry out the SMD fuses, Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors, and Power MOSFET's, on the laptop motherboard's DC to DC circuit.

Jus sayin'.

Moving on........

AC adapter removed, remove the Battery.
Press the Power On button in, and hold in for a count of 10 seconds.
Let go.
Do this procedure 2 more times.

(Draining residual power)

Reinstall the Battery. Attach the AC adapter, plug AC adapter into power. Let the Battery charge 24 hours.
Then turn the laptop on, and tell me what happened.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Laptop won't startup on power or battery


Step 1:
Take the battery out, plug in the charger and see if the laptop works. If it works, the battery may be the problem. Check the AC Adapter
Check to make sure the adapter is plugged securely into the wall outlet, connected firmly to the adapter box and to the back of your laptop. Most AC adapters have a little light in them on that rectangular box in the middle of the cord that lights up when it's getting electricity. If that light isn't on, try a different outlet. Check your fuse or circuit breaker box and plug a different device into that outlet to make sure there is power to it. If it still does not light up, your adapter could need replacing. Also check the adapter box for signs of warmth, as it will generate heat when it's plugged in. No heat means no power.

Remove the Battery Sometimes it's as simple as a seated battery. Remove the battery entirely and clean out any dust, lint or hair that may be clogging the connectors and preventing a proper connection. Reseat the battery securely and make sure the little locking pins that hold your battery in place are securely fastened and there is no movement. Unplug your laptop while it is running. If it still works, the battery has been charging. If it shuts off, or doesn't hold a charge very long, you have a bad battery. Unplug your laptop while it is off, then try to turn it on. If the battery is bad, your laptop probably won't turn on at all. Turn off your laptop's screen-saver when testing its battery. The screen-saver will conserve the battery and not give a clear time frame for how long your battery can really last. Click the battery icon on your laptop when it is unplugged. It can tell you how much battery life you have available. This icon is usually located in the bottom right corner of your screen and will provide the percentage of battery power you have left. Keep track of the time it takes to go from 100% charged to 1% charged. If this takes less than an hour, your battery is probably beginning to fail. You can also try this every week or two to see if your battery holds a charge for shorter periods. Factor in the amount of time you have used your laptop. Most laptop batteries last 2 to 3 years or about 500 charges. Wait a few days before determining whether a new laptop battery is faulty. New batteries sometimes take a few charges to build up to their maximum run time.

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Firstly, try the following steps to check the problem:

Turn off laptop.

Unplug AC power adapter.

Remove battery.

Replace AC power adapter.

Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot.

Once logged in to the machine, perform a normal shut down.

Unplug AC power adapter.

Replace battery.

Replace AC power adapter.

Turn on laptop, allow OS to boot. The battery should once again be charging as normal.

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Msi wind u160 runs on mains power only


If your laptop works fine while plugged in but stops working while unplugged it's likely that either your laptop battery is bad or your laptop is not charging the battery properly.

Below are steps that can be taken to help identify the cause of this issue.

Leave power plugged in


Make sure the computer has been charging from the power plug for at least two hours before attempting to unplug it.


Remove and reconnect battery


In some situations the battery can become loose.
Removing it and then put it back into the laptop.

Third-party utility


Use a third-party battery utility to determine the total capacity of the battery. For example, BatteryCare is a free software utility capable of doing this.


Replace battery or AC adapter

If your computer is still in warranty we suggest skipping to the next step.


If the above steps have been completed, we suggest replacing the battery in the computer or AC adapter.

In most situations it's a bad battery.


hope this helps



Try removing the battery from the back and then running it directly through the AC adapter. Sometimes the battery and AC adapter have conflicts and it can cause a laptop to become inoperable.

If this doesn't fix the problem in any way, I would recommend trying a new battery or AC adapter.


hope this helps

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If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.

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My laptop was left with the top down and turned on. It was plugged in and when I opened it to use it again, the screen remained black. I tried using different keys but nothing would happen. I unplugged...


Hi, Nan.

Disconnect the power adapter, flip the laptop, unlock and remove the battery. Then, reinsert and lock the battery, connect the power adapter and try again.

Hope this helps.

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My laptop wont charge.when its running low at 10% i plug in my battery adapter it says its plugged in but not charging. I can only use it when my adapter is plugged in and i've left my computer sit shut...


Ifthe laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be wornout. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cyclesand will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up atall. ORThe battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected thebattery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time. Ifthe battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to bereplaced.

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Approximately 5 weeks ago I started getting the message when on AC power that the "smart AC adapter is not providing enough power" (something like that anyway!) And even though plugged in would...


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