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My battery is 0%, plugged but not charging - Windows 7

Hi guys,

I need your help.

I am using HP Pavilion laptop and it has windows 7. It gives me error, battery plugged in but not charging.

I have tried to uninstall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method and then tried to update the driver, but on no avail. It's not a hardware problem. Battery is new.

I can't remove charging pin because my battery is at 0%.

Need assistance.

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Your battery needs 'some' charge in it before it gets detected and used by your laptop.

Remove the battery, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to remove and static energy and then connect the adapter and power on your laptop without the battery. Now when the laptop is running, insert the battery (don't worry, it's not dangerous). Now your battery will get detected and start charging.

Reason for this happening:

Your laptop adapter powers your laptop+charges a low power battery. Unless it detects the battery (which it doesn't when it's at 0%) it doesn't charge it.

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Thankyou Sam! it is helpful.


Your solution worked. Thank you.


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Have you tried a Live CD for like Ubuntu or some other Linux Version. Try that to see if it charges the battery or not. If it doesn't you might have gotten a bad New battery, or worse your laptops charging circuits might be fried.

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It's not working for me

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