Laptop works fine on AC power but will not power up when only on battery.
Battery icon states it is at 50%+ and charging.
Faulty battery pack is probible cause but before I send it back I would welcome any suggestions.
Perhaps try taking the battery completely out of the laptop for 5-10 minutes and then replacing it and trying again. My Dell wouldn't work on battery alone but was fully charged and leaving the battery out for a while before replacing it worked for me.
Also keep your eye on how much the battery charges. It may be a faulty AC adapter also.
Best of luck.
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Connect the AC power adapter to the laptop and confirm that the AC power indicator is on (I wish you stated the brand of laptop). If the AC power indicator is not on, try and get a working AC power adapter for your laptop and connect it to your laptop.
With the AC power adapter connected, you can power on your laptop. If the laptop powers on from the OS you can see if the Battery is charging or not. If the laptop does not power with the AC power adapter connected, then the power port of the laptop is bad.
However, if all these are okay and the battery still does not charge, the battery is faulty and will need to be replaced.
Try taking out battery and plug in power. If it works, battery is faulty. If not, Try taking out your hard disk plug in power, if it works, hard disk is faulty. If not, Try taking out memory card, if there's a sound, memory card faulty. If no sound, it's your motherboard that is causing the error.
Change your AC charger. It's NOT charging "When the laptop is plugged into the AC, the power meter in windows
tells me that the power source is still batteries, and the battery
level drops by about 1% every few hours" That's the reason why: "battery has completely died" If you do not change it you'll continue to "still it gives me the same low battery indication and will not turn on.