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Plugged in, charging, but battery doesn't charge


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maddog10

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I think I need to replace my DC power connecter, but thought Id share for opinons here first.

 

I have an Asus eee Flare 1025c netbook and currently its not charging its battery.

 

1)I had my laptop connected and charging came and came back to find it was off and would not switch on

2)noticed the charger pack light wasnt on so disconnected the charger and the laptop booted up on battery power

3)When running I reconnected the charger and the laptop instantly lost power

4)Bought a new charger and the laptop runs when on battery only, runs when the charger is connected(with battery in and also battery out)

5)It does not charge the battery though, all the charging lights come on and the icon states its charging, but the battery doesnt charge.

 

What Ive tried

A) I have 4 batteries and its the same problem with each one

B) tried a different socket

C) Tried compressed air in the DC jack

D) updated then uninstall drivers for ACPI-compliant control method in the device manager

 


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terry1966

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don't think it's your dc connector that is the problem because it runs without the battery installed but must admit it does sound like there is a problem with the charging circuitry somewhere in the pc if it's not charging your batteries, have you left it charge over night?

 

only advice i can give is to get an expert to have a look at it, must admit though because the cost of repairing a laptop is so high you might be better off just buying a new laptop if you need battery power or if not using it only off the power adaptor without a battery even installed.

 

or another option is to use an external charger like this to charge your batteries for use in the laptop. :- https://www.amazon.c...*=1&*entries*=0

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 19 April 2016 - 03:52 PM.

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Not left it on charge overnight, but have used it plugged in over a whole day. Is there anything software wise I could check?


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no, not really. if it is a hardware problem, so if your sure the battery isn't bad (you said you have 4 so i've assumed they are good.) and it doesn't charge even though the lights show it is charging then it must be a laptop issue and there is no software that can fix such a problem.

 

when the old adaptor failed it might have taken something out with the charging circuitry even though it does sound to me like everything is working fine, but of course it can't be because the battery doesn't charge, then again it may be charging and just being wrongly reported by windows and needs calibrating.

 

it just depends on how your checking if it is charging or not, did you run it on battery only until it powers off then, charge it over night and then see if it turns on and runs again on battery or just turns off again after a very short time showing the battery didn't get any charge.

 

if the battery is getting a charge then it may be the adaptor you bought isn't the correct one and doesn't supply enough current to run the laptop and also charge the battery when in use.

 

here's some links that will show you how to check if the battery is good.

http://www.digitaltr...-life-easy-way/

http://www.howtogeek...-or-windows-10/

http://www.howtogeek...aptops-battery/

http://www.howtogeek...ts-and-laptops/

http://www.cnet.com/...laptop-battery/

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Edited by terry1966, 21 April 2016 - 03:53 PM.

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Have tried running down a battery and leaving it overnight. It sadly did not charge.


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sorry don't know what else i can say, that i haven't already said.

 

in my opinion it's a hardware problem that is not going to be easily fixed without an expert having a look at it, probably needing some new hardware like a motherboard, so it's not going to be cheap to have fixed and might not be worth the costs involved.

the only work arounds are to use it only with the charger or buy an external battery charger to charge the batteries to then use in the laptop.

 

here's a couple of links that explain all the steps in narrowing down problems when the battery won't charge, about the only thing you haven't tried is to update the drivers but to be honest i don't think that's where your problem is from what you've said and i think something inside got damaged when your original charger died. :-

http://www.pcmag.com...,2404105,00.asp

http://www.wikihow.c...is-not-Charging

http://www.deskdecod...arging-problem/

 

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Edited by terry1966, 25 April 2016 - 04:57 PM.

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Cheers guys :geek:  I'll shall crack open the case when I get some good amount of spare time.


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Finally tried to replace the power jack however I could not remove the old one. I believe my solder iron was not hot enough for what I suspect is lead free solder. Officially given up and instead have bought a replacement machine.


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