Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Weird laptop battery problems and ridiculous solutions

Laptops suffer from so many idiosyncratic battery problems and have their own ritual of try-n-test solutions that appear so weird !

Recently, I was facing a unique problem on my HP pro book 440. The charger was connected, but the battery was not charging. The status showed - "Plugged in, not charging". I tried multiple options to rectify this - by removing and plugging in the battery, by restarting the machine, but nothing worked.

The following steps posted on HP forum finally did the trick.

- While the computer in running, disconnect AC from the outlet
- Restart computer
- After loading, reconnect AC

Hope this helps someone in dire need :)