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Power problem battery cannot charge even when the AC is pluged in. The task bar reads battery in critical stage and the computer hibernates. I tried to remove the battery and put it back but the problem is still there. i also tried to remove the battery and pluged the AC when i push the power nob the power comes on and goes off again.

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All batteries lose their ability to store power after every recharge. I would say the problem is the battery so get a new battery soon but don't forget to charge the new battery. If the problem is still there after replacing the battery, then my next guess is the laptop.

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I have set up the hibernation settings for when you close the lid but now it wiont come out of it when the lid is opened


Hit the space bar or enter key to wake it up. Maybe you have to pres the Power Button to wake it up.

Read the manual to see how to wake it up.

Get online and got to www.google.com In the google search box type: "Dell Support" (without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when requested. Look for Manuals on the site and search them on hibernation.


Below is what your manual says to get out of hibernation you have to press the Power Button (very last paragraph at bottom).

Hibernate Mode Hibernate mode conserves power by copying system data to a reserved area on the hard drive and then completely turning off the computer. When the computer exits hibernate mode, it returns to the same operating state it was in before entering hibernate mode.
notice.gif NOTICE: You cannot remove devices or undock your computer while your computer is in hibernate mode. Your computer enters hibernate mode if the battery charge level becomes critically low.
To manually enter hibernate mode:

  • Press <Fn><F1>.

or

  • Click the Start button, click Turn off computer, press and hold <Shift>, and then click Hibernate.

or

  • Depending on how you set the power management options on the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window, use one of the following methods to enter hibernate mode:

    • Press the power button.

    • Close the display.

    • Press <Fn><Esc>.

note.gif NOTE: Some PC Cards may not operate correctly after the computer exits hibernate mode. Remove and reinsert the card, or simply restart (reboot) your computer. To exit hibernate mode, press the power button. The computer may take a short time to exit hibernate mode. You cannot make the computer exit hibernate mode by pressing a key or touching the touch pad or track stick. For more information on hibernate mode, see the documentation that came with your operating system.

May 14, 2012 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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AC Adapter issues Q & A.


<p><b>Laptop switching to battery while connected to AC adapter</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While turned on, the laptop will switch to battery power even if connected with the AC adaptor (sometimes during boot-up, or after a while) until the battery drains out, he then goes to hibernation (the battery light is off). If no battery in the laptop, it will shut down, and the AC light will blink very fast. The battery (li-ion) will only charge up to 10%, where it then jumps right up to 100%, and will discharge from 100% to 90% then jump to 0%, go to hibernation, and fails to complete the process, shutting down. The adaptor makes a small "camera flash charging" sound, stabilizing at 19v. When charging, it repeatedly makes the "charging sound" Faulty AC adaptor? Or Faulty battery? Or Both?<br /> <p><b>A. </b>First problem: The laptop switches to battery power even with connected AC adapter. Most likely you have a faulty power jack. It's either broken or loose. It's a known issue with laptops and you can fix it by replacing/resoldering the power jack or relocating it outside laptop case.<br /> <p>It also could be a problem with the power cord. Find a multimeter and check the AC adapter. See if the power cuts off when you jiggle the power cord. If it does, replace the adapter.<br /> <p>Second problem: The battery will discharge from 100% to 90% and then jump to 0%. It sounds like a bad battery.<br /> <p><b>Battery charging light is on even when power adapter is unplugged and laptop is stitched off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b>The yellow light for battery charging does not go even after switching the laptop off and power jack is disconnected. Battery does not charge at all with power source connected. <br /> <p><b>A.</b> First of all, try reconnection the battery if you haven't done it already.<br />The battery plugs directly into the connector attached to the motherboard. If the battery charging light stay on even when the power adapter is unplugged and the laptop is switched off, it's either bad battery or something is wrong with the motherboard. The only way to find the culprit is testing the laptop with another known good battery.<br /> <p>Also, you can try this. Remove the battery and plug in the power adapter. If the battery charging LED lights up even when the battery is removed, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard.<br /> <p><b>Battery charges only when the laptop is off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> Bought a Laptop without AC Adapter. I noticed it would charge the battery OK when the laptop was off but once in windows it would not charge the battery.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> This is very important to choose the right AC adapter for your laptop. The output voltage MUST be exactly the same. If your laptop requires 18.5V you must use 18.5V adapter. The amperage should be the same or higher. If the laptop requires 4.74A adapter, you'll have to find an adapter which provides 4.74A or MORE. <br /> <p><b>While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. While using them together, I am getting a problem.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. However while using them together, laptop LED lights blinks and the power meter for battery drops down immediately to 0% critical level, whereas the battery LED indicator says it's full. I tried to unplug the AC adaptor while it went down to 0%, then the power meter for the battery came back to normal 85%.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> There could be a few different reasons why it happens:<br />1. It might be an issue with the BIOS. Make sure the laptop has the latest version of BIOS installed, update it if needed.<br />2. It might be a software related issue. If you have some kind of power management utility installed try uninstalling it and use Windows power management utility instead. Also I would try reinstalling the operating system if upgrading the BIOS or removing the power management utility does not help.<br />3. If you still experience the same problem even after upgrading the BIOS and reinstalling Windows, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard. Apparently the charging circuit is not working properly. I assume it's not a problem with the battery. You'll have to check the motherboard in this case. <br /> <p><b>Problem with my battery. 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I use only on battery, from 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally (last about 1 hour) then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.<br />When I plug the AC cord, it won't directly charge (the charge LED is still not on). After 10 to 20 minutes it then starts to charge the battery (the indicator say that it can be charged to 100%).<br />If I turn-off the laptop and then charge the battery, it won't also directly charge but the delay is much shorter (maybe just about 1-2 minutes).<br />Is this the sign of a bad battery (when hot it can't be charged?) or maybe a bad AC adapter (not enough power to charge the battery when the laptop is turned on?)<br />Note that this symptom is always repeating when I use the laptop.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> From the first part of your complaint description I can see that you have a bad battery. The percentage might vary, but the process of discharging is the same - the battery discharges fine until some point and then the remaining charge suddenly drops to the minimum. You'll have to replace the battery.<br />I'm not sure about the second part. Probably it's a battery related problem too. Just in case check if there is a newer version of BIOS available for your laptop. If you find one, upgrade the BIOS. <br /> <p><b>The battery is 100% charged but it will die within a few minutes as soon as the laptop is unplugged.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I unplug the power it will run off the battery, the battery icon says it is 100% charged and I have 2+ hrs remaining, but within a few minutes I get the "critical battery level" message and it will die. When I plug it back into AC power the battery charge light comes on (and will remain on for over a hour), but I will have the same problem with it dying as soon as it is unplugged. Do I need a new battery?<br /> <p><b>A.</b> It looks like you have a bad battery. Here are some behaviors typical for a dying laptop battery:<br />1. The battery charges normally (according to the battery icon) but as soon as you unplug the laptop, it dies almost momentarily.<br />2. The battery charges normally. When you unplug the laptop, it discharges normally until some point and after that point starts discharging very fast. For example it might take 10-15 minutes to discharge from 100% to 80% and then it discharges from 80% to 0 for 2-3 minutes. <br />

on Mar 15, 2011 | PC Laptops

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AC Adapter issues Q & A.


<p><b>Laptop switching to battery while connected to AC adapter</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While turned on, the laptop will switch to battery power even if connected with the AC adaptor (sometimes during boot-up, or after a while) until the battery drains out, he then goes to hibernation (the battery light is off). If no battery in the laptop, it will shut down, and the AC light will blink very fast. The battery (li-ion) will only charge up to 10%, where it then jumps right up to 100%, and will discharge from 100% to 90% then jump to 0%, go to hibernation, and fails to complete the process, shutting down. The adaptor makes a small "camera flash charging" sound, stabilizing at 19v. When charging, it repeatedly makes the "charging sound" Faulty AC adaptor? Or Faulty battery? Or Both?<br /> <p><b>A. </b>First problem: The laptop switches to battery power even with connected AC adapter. Most likely you have a faulty power jack. It's either broken or loose. It's a known issue with laptops and you can fix it by replacing/resoldering the power jack or relocating it outside laptop case.<br /> <p>It also could be a problem with the power cord. Find a multimeter and check the AC adapter. See if the power cuts off when you jiggle the power cord. If it does, replace the adapter.<br /> <p>Second problem: The battery will discharge from 100% to 90% and then jump to 0%. It sounds like a bad battery.<br /> <p><b>Battery charging light is on even when power adapter is unplugged and laptop is stitched off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b>The yellow light for battery charging does not go even after switching the laptop off and power jack is disconnected. Battery does not charge at all with power source connected. <br /> <p><b>A.</b> First of all, try reconnection the battery if you haven't done it already.<br />The battery plugs directly into the connector attached to the motherboard. If the battery charging light stay on even when the power adapter is unplugged and the laptop is switched off, it's either bad battery or something is wrong with the motherboard. The only way to find the culprit is testing the laptop with another known good battery.<br /> <p>Also, you can try this. Remove the battery and plug in the power adapter. If the battery charging LED lights up even when the battery is removed, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard.<br /> <p><b>Battery charges only when the laptop is off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> Bought a Laptop without AC Adapter. I noticed it would charge the battery OK when the laptop was off but once in windows it would not charge the battery.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> This is very important to choose the right AC adapter for your laptop. The output voltage MUST be exactly the same. If your laptop requires 18.5V you must use 18.5V adapter. The amperage should be the same or higher. If the laptop requires 4.74A adapter, you'll have to find an adapter which provides 4.74A or MORE. <br /> <p><b>While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. While using them together, I am getting a problem.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. However while using them together, laptop LED lights blinks and the power meter for battery drops down immediately to 0% critical level, whereas the battery LED indicator says it's full. I tried to unplug the AC adaptor while it went down to 0%, then the power meter for the battery came back to normal 85%.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> There could be a few different reasons why it happens:<br />1. It might be an issue with the BIOS. Make sure the laptop has the latest version of BIOS installed, update it if needed.<br />2. It might be a software related issue. If you have some kind of power management utility installed try uninstalling it and use Windows power management utility instead. Also I would try reinstalling the operating system if upgrading the BIOS or removing the power management utility does not help.<br />3. If you still experience the same problem even after upgrading the BIOS and reinstalling Windows, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard. Apparently the charging circuit is not working properly. I assume it's not a problem with the battery. You'll have to check the motherboard in this case. <br /> <p><b>Problem with my battery. 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I use only on battery, from 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally (last about 1 hour) then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.<br />When I plug the AC cord, it won't directly charge (the charge LED is still not on). After 10 to 20 minutes it then starts to charge the battery (the indicator say that it can be charged to 100%).<br />If I turn-off the laptop and then charge the battery, it won't also directly charge but the delay is much shorter (maybe just about 1-2 minutes).<br />Is this the sign of a bad battery (when hot it can't be charged?) or maybe a bad AC adapter (not enough power to charge the battery when the laptop is turned on?)<br />Note that this symptom is always repeating when I use the laptop.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> From the first part of your complaint description I can see that you have a bad battery. The percentage might vary, but the process of discharging is the same - the battery discharges fine until some point and then the remaining charge suddenly drops to the minimum. You'll have to replace the battery.<br />I'm not sure about the second part. Probably it's a battery related problem too. Just in case check if there is a newer version of BIOS available for your laptop. If you find one, upgrade the BIOS. <br /> <p><b>The battery is 100% charged but it will die within a few minutes as soon as the laptop is unplugged.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I unplug the power it will run off the battery, the battery icon says it is 100% charged and I have 2+ hrs remaining, but within a few minutes I get the "critical battery level" message and it will die. When I plug it back into AC power the battery charge light comes on (and will remain on for over a hour), but I will have the same problem with it dying as soon as it is unplugged. Do I need a new battery?<br /> <p><b>A.</b> It looks like you have a bad battery. Here are some behaviors typical for a dying laptop battery:<br />1. The battery charges normally (according to the battery icon) but as soon as you unplug the laptop, it dies almost momentarily.<br />2. The battery charges normally. When you unplug the laptop, it discharges normally until some point and after that point starts discharging very fast. For example it might take 10-15 minutes to discharge from 100% to 80% and then it discharges from 80% to 0 for 2-3 minutes

on Jan 17, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Does the battery have to work for the lap top to work when pluged in on the Presario R3000?


Check your AC adapter if still work. Battery don't have to work when is on AC.

Dec 26, 2011 | Compaq PC Laptops

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My HP Pavilion Dv 5000 notebook stop working: no power and the power Led is off. I opened it and tested the power cable which is OK; I checked all over the motherboard looking for some damaged or burnt...


Of the two LEDs at the left front of the notebook, if the left-most one is blinking, then the notebook is in standby. If the left-most one is off and the one to the right of it is blinking, then the notebook is in a low battery condition and quite likely the notebook had initiated hibernation. If you had the AC adapter plugged-in for some time and the low-battery condition persists, then likely the adapter has failed. Normally you would just press the power button to restore from hibernation but if the system had initiated hibernation due to a critical low-battery condition, the system may not respond unless you have inserted a fully-charged battery pack. Here is an excerpt from page 38 (Chapter 3 Power) of the HP Pavilion DV5000 User Manual....

*If the system initiated hibernation because of a critical low-battery condition, connect external power or insert a

charged battery pack before you press the power button. (The system may not respond if the discharged battery pack
is the only power source.)

Jul 27, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5610 battery won't charge. AC chord is plugged in. Battery reads at 3%.


either dead battery or burned out power supply try buying universal one from radioshack or best buy make sure you can return it if its not solving the problem.

Mar 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

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My laptop battery i guess hit critical stage but now the system wont work with ac power


DC connector problem:

Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.

If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it

Jan 26, 2011 | Acer Aspire 7520-5185 Laptop

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My computer alerts that the battery is low, then goes to hibernate. Even though it is plugged in to AC, AND/OR the battery is at 99% power seconds before? What's wrong?


1. the battery wasn't charged properly the first time that is it didn't get a full 24 hour charge.
2. The battery is defective and is giving an incorrect reading.
3. Usually the batteries are Lithium Ion batteries and have what is called "smart
technology and have electronic logic built into the case which is read by the computer to
give indication of status of the batteries.
4. I suggest that you contact the manufacturer for a replacement. Some Lithium batteries
from that manufacturer are in "recall status".
5. check the manufacturer site for the recall list and if your model PC is on the list request
a replacement battery.

Oct 06, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Plug in not charging


There are several factors why this situation happens. It could be improper use of the power adapter or because the battery is not being cared correctly. On the other hand, exercising the performance of battery sometimes by draining it completely before charging it again is a good method of prolonging the battery life. If you noticed that the battery is not charging, always check first the power outlet if it is live or not before doing serious investigation.If the wall socket is not the cause of laptop battery charging failure, the following troubleshooting tips might help you.
1. Check if the AC adapter is bad or not. Detach the battery from the laptop and turn on the computer with the power plug connected. If the laptop does not turn on, try using another power adapter to verify if the first one is defective. If the second trial does not work as well, the problem might be the power circuit of the motherboard. Look for a certified computer technician to help you solve the issue.
2. If the computer does turn on, the power adapter is in good condition and not the cause the problem. In this case, try placing another battery that meets the technical specifications of the laptop for proper testing. If the second battery works well, it can be concluded that the first one is defective.
3. Determine if the problem is not caused by a software related issue. If the notebook battery status is not being displayed correctly though software, it can be considered that the software is causing the problem and not really the battery.
4. Power reset the unit by unplugging it and removing the battery. After doing that, hold the power button down for a minute. Then, attach the battery and power adapter, and start the laptop again. This method is being done to ensure that the motherboard is not holding power anymore when the battery went down causing a "hiccup" in the system. This may solve the charging failure of the battery.
5. If the battery stops charging every time the charge indicator reaches 96-98%, the laptop may need to be recalibrated for a new battery. For proper notebook recalibration, the Windows power management should be configured to prevent the system from going into sleep mode or hibernation when the battery reaches the low level. For Windows XP users, navigate to Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options. Set "Power Schemes" to "Always On". Under "Alarms", uncheck "Low battery alarm" and "Critical battery alarm". Under "Hibernate", uncheck "Enable hibernation", and then click on Apply. Doing this procedure, the laptop battery can now be drained fully until the computer system shuts off. Then, put the adapter back into the power jack and let it charge completely. Sometimes the cycle must be repeated 2-3 times before it actually reaches the 100% full charge. The charging process should last at least around 14 hours.

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Dell inspiron b130 power problem


try running with battery out it should still work as long as it is pluged to a/c

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