Dell 14 laptop charging status is not showing when plugged in
My dell laptop 14 new one is not showing battery chargign animation for quiet few days, earlier it was showing..suddenly this happened.
For viewing the stauts whether it is charging or not i need to move the mouse pointer to the charger battery point to knwo this
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Request you to try following the below steps which might help:
(1)Check if the AC Adaptor gets detected in BIOS (F2 at startup).
(2)Check on the status bar for any messages like "Plugged in charging", "Not connected", etc.
(3)Try using a known good AC Adaptor and check if that helps.
Similar topic on answers.microsoft.com below, may it would hlep: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/gateway-laptop-plugged-in-not-charging/6db4fe50-d318-44da-a938-2fc58f4bbe7b
a lot like you just have a broken battery. You can get a new one on
ebay or laptop battery store. If
you've replaced the battery, tried the bios update and it still won't
charge i would assume
there is an issue with your logic board. If you're out of warranty,
somebody has to openthe Laptop and replace the part. The part is
available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble
a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want
to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third partyLaptop
On the front of the laptop or near the screen you should see a light that shows one color for when it is running on battery and another when it is charged. Usually yellow when charging and green when charged.
As well when you boot into windows near the clock you will see either a battery when using the battery, a plug with a lightening bolt when charging and just the plug when you are 100% charged.
In your user manual you should find a few picture that show and explain where and what all the light or indicator mean. If you go under control panel ot right click the icon near the clock then you get into the power panel.
If you are new to laptops it is a good idea to have the manual open and go over everything to familiarize yourself with what and where. Then you will avoid what I did when I first bought a laptop and couldn't get the wireless to work. If only someone had read manual and saw where the switch was ;-] Enjoy your laptop once you get used to things they are hard to be without.
Go to support.dell.com and download the latest bios firmware to update it. If it still does not work then most likely it is already a hardware issue so you need to contact dell support for the hardware issue.
If the battery is not detected in the BIOS (F2 at boot) and doesn't show as charging, then return the battery and get a replacement.
If neither the original battery or the new replacement battery are not detected in the bios a problem with the motherboard may exist. If still under warranty, contact Dell Support for a repair, if not, then you may be investing in a new motherboard
I've have seen a number of different batteries do this, and I recommend what is called 're-conditioning the batteries. Do this by running the battery completely down to 0%. Then do a complete re-charge of the battery to 100% (if possible). If it charges to 100%, run it completely to 0% again and then recharge it. If it does not charge to 100%, then you may have a faulty or old battery which will need to be replaced. The AC adaptor and battery have circuitry in them and might be retaining incorrect info in them. They can be reset by unplugging them for a few minutes and then plugging them back in. There might be a specific sequence of what to unplug and when, in order to reset this circuitry. Try a couple of them. (ie. Battery, AC adaptor in to battery, AC adaptor into the wall, etc.)
Those LED's indicate a battery failure. If the battery is less than 14 months old, contact Dell for a replacement, if it is older, then you can find a new battery on Google for about half the price Dell charges.