Solved: Plugged In, Not Charging Issue

Technology

Two years ago, when I was given an option to purchase a laptop of my choice at work, I chose a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Even after using it for two years, I think I couldn’t have chosen a better computer. It is powerful, sturdy, and light! 

Recently, I entered into my office on a Monday morning and took my laptop out and switched it on only to see that the battery was almost dead. I immediately plug it in and get back to my work. Around 11AM, I go to a meeting with my laptop and to my surprise it switched off just after a few minutes! 

I went back to my desk and plugged it back in. After it switched on I was shocked to see the battery at 0%. I then decided to put it under observation 😛 

After a few minutes it was still at 0%. When I hovered my mouse onto the battery icon, I was greeted with the deadly message – “Plugged In, Not Charging”. My first reaction was to run the Battery Health test which said the battery was in “Good” condition. 

I then started to do my usual research on the internet for fixes. I tried various fixes but nothing worked. I spent a couple of hours and still no solution. And then a light bulb went off in my head.  I’m not saying it’s my idea but reading all the blogs and forums gave me an idea. I decided to remove the batter driver and reinstall it. 

LaptopBattery_Uninstall Device

Once I uninstalled the drivers for the battery, I restarted the computer and the drivers were automatically reinstalled. 

And now, the battery is back to “Plugged In, Charging”. Yayyyy! 

Since it took me a few hours to find the right solution, I wanted to share this with you all so you could save some time and find the right solution quickly. 

Hope it helps. 

If you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to let me know in the comments section.

AJ


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