Windows 10: Laptop battery and charging issues after recent update

Discus and support Laptop battery and charging issues after recent update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a Lenovo T440 laptop and after a recent Windows 10 update it is refusing to charge the batteries (at least as far as I can see). Symptoms are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by paull965, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. paull965 Win User

    Laptop battery and charging issues after recent update


    I have a Lenovo T440 laptop and after a recent Windows 10 update it is refusing to charge the batteries (at least as far as I can see).

    Symptoms are as follows, plugged in to mains, no charging indicated and runs in battery only mode (dimmed screen, etc).

    If I disable the battery drivers in device manager it then works in mains mode (full screen brightness, etc) but doesn't charge the batteries.

    If I uninstall the battery drivers I've managed to get it to work for a short while with the batteries being charged but pretty much every time a Windows update is installed it reverts to the no charging situation.

    I've tried another charger and that has the same effect.

    This model has 2 batteries (and therefore two entries in device manager) but individually uninstalling/disabling the devices or unplugging the removable battery eventually reverts to the no charging scenario.

    :)
     
    paull965, Aug 21, 2018
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  2. Jessen P Win User

    Laptop battery not charging

    Hi Arvind,

    Thank you for being part of Windows 10.

    What is the make and model of the laptop?

    I suggest you to un-install and re-install battery drivers from Device manager and check. Follow the steps:

    • Press Windows Key + X.
    • Click on Device Manager.
    • Expand Batteries and right click on Batteries ACPI and click on Un-install.
    • Restart the computer and check.

    Do get back to us for any issues pertaining in the future. We will be happy to help.
     
    Jessen P, Aug 21, 2018
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  3. Laptop battery

    I have recently put a replacement laptop battery into my toshiba laptop. The battery charges fine and will run the system for about 1.5 to 2 hours. The computer will not show however the status of the battery charged or discharging the only way i know its charged is when the battery light on the laptop goes green.

    Any help would be great

    *Frown Laptop battery and charging issues after recent update :(
     
    Dedaylewis, Aug 21, 2018
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  4. curt jugg Win User

    Laptop battery and charging issues after recent update

    New battery not charging


    I have an Acer Aspire V3-771 laptop (which is three and a half years old) with its original battery. As the battery is not holding the charge for as long as it used to I decided to replace it. I inserted he new battery, which already showed a charge of 60%, and let it run down to the point when the laptop turned itself off. However, when I tried to recharge the battery, the battery icon showed "6% available, plugged in, not charging". I contacted the supplier of the battery and they sent me a new one. This showed an initial charge of 93% so, in view of my problem with the previous battery, I decided to try and charge it up to full capacity before letting it run down. But as soon as I tried this the battery icon showed "93% available, plugged in, not charging". So I unplugged the charger and again let the battery run down until the computer turned itself off. I plugged the charger in again but then got "6% available, plugged in, not charging". I have no problem charging the old battery, so can anyone please suggest what the problem might be? I have tried taking out the battery and unplugging the charger and holding down the power button for 30 seconds, but this hasn't worked. Grateful for any advice.
     
    curt jugg, Aug 21, 2018
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