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  • Question

  • i am using a Fujitsu lifebook laptop, i only bought this laptop last week. before that i have charged the battery for 12 hours straight already while offing the laptop. i do not know why when i want to charge my battery while it is on, it cant. it states 96% available plugged in not charging.

    do anyone have any solutions for me? thanks(:

    Sunday, March 13, 2011 8:43 AM

Answers

  • disable the battery in the device manager and enable it again. This solved it for some users. Also unplug the AC connection and let the laptop run on battery for a few minutes to get the level under 90% and plug the AC again. Is it now charging?


    André


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    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, March 21, 2011 9:38 AM
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:24 PM
  • my netbook has a dual color LED and it turns orange when I plug it in. I assume most machines have such an indicator. It turns blue when its full.

    my netbook came with Windows 7 preinstalled so I use HP support, not that I need it.

    its possible the charging circuit has failed

    that would require disassembly and a lot of tools

     


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    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, March 21, 2011 9:39 AM
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:37 PM

All replies

  • disable the battery in the device manager and enable it again. This solved it for some users. Also unplug the AC connection and let the laptop run on battery for a few minutes to get the level under 90% and plug the AC again. Is it now charging?


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Want to install RSAT on Windows 7 Sp1? Check my HowTo: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=150221
    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Miya Yao Monday, March 21, 2011 9:38 AM
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:24 PM
  • Hi,

    References to Vista also apply to Windows 7.

    Check with System maker's Support, their on-line documentation and drivers, and their forums
    (if any) for known issues. Some maker's have issued BIOS and other updates to help with battery
    problems.

    Fujitsu Computing
    http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/

    Fujitsu Support and Downloads
    http://www.fujitsu.com/us/support/

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    Other information that might help :

    Control Panel - Power Options - Power Plans - Change plan Settings - check the Advanced
    Settings for drain and usage settings (this is how much to be used and not how much or how
    long to charge).

    Actually what causes a lot of wear on a battery is draining it too low repeatedly. With today's
    systems over-charging is not an issue.

    Here are some tips to help and troubleshoot battery related issues.

    Old battery? Unplug power to computer - remove battery and clean the contacts with a pencil
    eraser (do not use this if your battery has thin slots - just clean the knife edges that fit into
    them and be careful). Batteries do wear out if old, or it could be a problem with the computer.
    Check with the support of the system maker and many of them have on line forums.

    Newer type Litium-Ion batteries usually last longer if you do not discharge them below 30%
    however on a laptop that will not extend their life that much. Best is to use A/C adapter
    whenever possible.

    I use the free version of BatteryBar to monitor my battery. Click the Green button on the
    Yellow box on right side of page to download latest stable version.

    BatteryBar - Free version available
    http://osirisdevelopment.com/BatteryBar/index.html

    Another good program

    Vista Battery Saver - Free
    http://www.codeplex.com/vistabattery

    Problems with power usage and battery life - Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows_battery_power_settings

    You might also want to check with the System Maker and any forums as many use their own
    proprietary software to monitor the battery and their could be known issues with your battery.

    ============================================================

    Battery meter: frequently asked questions
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Battery-meter-frequently-asked-questions

    Conserving battery power
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Conserving-battery-power

    Solutions to common battery problems
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Solutions-to-common-battery-problems

    How accurate is the battery meter?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-accurate-is-the-battery-meter

    ============================================================

    Try this - make a Restore Point

    How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/697-system-restore-point-create.html

    How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

    Then Control Panel - Device Manager - Batteries - Double Click on each item - Drivers tab -
    Update Drivers (which may not do anything) - then Right Click and UNINSTALL each - REBOOT
    which will refresh the Driver stacks.

    Problems with power usage and battery life - Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windows_battery_power_settings

    Hope this helps.


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    Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:10 PM