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Laptop has been plugged in for hours But still says 0% but says plugged in and charging? Light is orange and flashing and won't go to blue


Has this been an ongoing issue? Is your laptop old?

I had exactly the same issue with my daughter's netbook. It just wouldn't hold a charge, not matter how long it was plugged in. It would work if it was plugged in, but die as soon as it was unplugged.

If it is worth keeping the laptop, consider buying a new battery.
Good luck,

Paul

Apr 05, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Dell Inspiron 1521 battery not charging


Laptop batteries power a laptop when it is not connected to an electrical outlet. If the laptop battery fails to charge when the laptop is plugged into an electrical outlet, the battery is likely dead and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately there is no way to fix a dead battery. However, while a dead battery is the likely cause, it is not the only cause. The AC adapter may be broken, in which case the battery won't charge, or the battery contacts may be dirty and need cleaning. Prior to replacing the battery, perform simple tasks to ensure a dead battery is the cause of the problems.

1.Power down the laptop. Gently pull the AC adapter from the side of the laptop for removal.

2.Place the laptop in front of you, bottom side up. Locate the battery release mechanism. This can be a button that slides or needs to be pushed to unlock or release the laptop battery from the housing unit. Press or slide the mechanism. Slide or lift the battery from the battery bay for removal.

3.Insert the AC adapter into the side of the laptop. Power on the laptop. If the laptop does not power on, ensure the AC adapter is securely plugged into a working electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is working and the laptop won't power on, the AC adapter is not properly working and needs to be replaced. Remove the AC adapter.

4.Dip a cotton swab in a small amount of rubbing alcohol. The cotton swab should be damp, not dripping wet. Lightly rub the dampened cotton swab onto the battery contacts and battery bay contacts to remove dust, buildup and grime. Allow the contacts to air dry.

5.Align the battery over the battery bay. Either press or slide into place. A clicking or snapping noise produced from the locking mechanism will confirm the laptop battery is securely locked into place.

6.Install the AC adapter. Allow the AC adapter to fully charge the battery for 8 hours.

7.Remove the AC adapter. Power on the laptop. If the laptop does not power on, the battery needs to be replaced.

Sep 01, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1521 Laptop

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Wont turn on


1.Plug the Inspiron's AC power cord into a power outlet and try to power on the laptop again. By far the most common cause of a laptop's not powering on is a dead battery.
2.Plug the AC adapter into a different outlet to check for a "dead" outlet. If you have the cable plugged into a surge protector, plug the cord into a different slot on the surge protector or "bypass" the surge protector by plugging the cable into an electrical outlet. If the Inspiron now powers on, replace the surge protector or have an electrician examine any "dead" outlets in the home.
3.Open the battery bay on the underside of the Inspiron by sliding the battery bay latch release lock upward and the battery bay latch release to the right. Once both latches are released, the battery bay should open.
4.Remove the battery.
5.Purchase a compatible replacement battery for laptop. Be aware that using an incompatible battery can cause damage to your computer. If you have any doubt as to compatibility, the best option is to purchase the replacement battery directly from your laptop's manufacturer.
6.Install the new battery by following the battery-removal procedure in reverse order. Once the new battery is installed, try again to power on the laptop. If there is still no power, seek professional repair advice.

I hope you find it very helpful.

Aug 25, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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My Acer Travelmate 737tlv has a dead battery. Can I use it with the power adapter anyway?


If the battery is dead, you will need to replace the battery if you plan on going portable. Yes you can use your laptop with the power adapter without the battery installed or on. You need to treat this as it was a home computer with a power cord, and becareful not unplugging it until system has fully shut down to avoid surge, short circuit.

Jan 30, 2011 | Acer TravelMate 737TLV Notebook

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Battery is 100% charged but when i unplug the cable the computer goes off. Why?


The batterycould be old.
lithium batteries does not go dead when old
You simply cannot get the energy it stores.
That isthe draw back with them.
Other wise they would probably last forever.

Jan 20, 2010 | HP Compaq 6510b PC Notebook

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My Tecra Toshiba will not turn on or off, even plugged in.


Yes it is. And, it is highly recommended that you remove the battery if you're going to use your laptop for more than 1 hour. If you keep your battery in and have the laptop connected to the adapter, the poor battery is going to be charging/discharging so much that its life is greatly shortened. Also, this is what causes dead cells in batteries.
You might possibly have an internal power supply problem.
But, go ahead - remove the battery. See if it helps.
You also might try letting the battery charge for 3 hours with the laptop off.

Oct 12, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra A1 Notebook

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Gateway MX6438 will not power on


if your battery is dead and your not able to use the adapter to keep it going, its probably a dead ac adapter. is the light where its connected ? light on the box (if it has one), the outlet you are plugged into have power to it ? try another plug

Dec 29, 2008 | Gateway MT6730 Notebook PC

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Laptop will not go on even when it is plugged in


try taking the battery out and then plug in AC power
keep us informed 
regards

Nov 22, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite 2410-PS241L laptop does not start.


Plug it into the electrical outlet and then turn on your laptop. if it comes on and works fine, then your battery is just simply dead, and if it will charge, just needs to charge. If not, then you are going to have to replace your battery. But assuming all of this is true, and your laptop will power on when using your electrical outlet, then yes, feel free to use it whenver you like when plugged in.

Sep 04, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 2410-S203 Notebook

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Laptop trbl


to answer your question "will laptop work if battery is dead, even when its plugged in to an outlet"...the answer is yes. you can even remove your battery and run it off outlet power. As far as your dead laptop...not enough info to diagnose.

Oct 03, 2007 | Gateway 7210GX Notebook

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