Lenovo Laptop Not Charging (SOLVED)

Lenovo Laptop Not Charging

Is your Lenovo laptop not charging? This is a common problem that a lot of people have. In this article I will teach you a few solutions that you can use to fix this problem.

Here is the quickest solution:

Go to start menu > search device manager > Click batteries > click microsoft AC adapter > select uninstall device > shut down laptop entirely > remove charger and battery > wait 2 minutes and then plug it back in and turn it on.

Fix Lenovo Laptop Not Charging Without Removing Battery

If you do not want to remove the battery because it is too difficult then you can try this method on your Lenovo laptop which will still fix the issue. This method doesn’t require you to take out the battery.

To do this solution, follow these steps:

  • Leave the laptop plugged in.
  • Shut down the laptop.
  • Hold down the power button for 30 seconds
  • After 30 seconds, the laptop should start by itself, if it doesn’t then turn it back on.
  • Unplug the part connected to the power outlet but leave the part connected to your computer.
  • Wait a few seconds and if you can, plug it in somewhere else.

After this you are done, your Lenovo laptop should be functioning normally now and you just have to wait until it charges to full battery.

Sometimes it works after step four, but there is also step five and six if it doesn’t.

Do A Static Discharge

Static discharges are the best ways to fix a majority of laptop problems. If you take your laptop into repair at a Lenovo shop, they will most likely do this as the first course of action.

  • Make sure your laptop is fully shut down and all lights are off.
  • Then unplug your charger and remove your battery from underneath. Sometimes you have to take off the whole bottom case to remove the battery.
  • Once you remove the battery, flip your computer back over and hold down the power button for one minute.
  • Then put your battery and charger back in and turn it on.

If that was your problem and this solved it then your laptop had a lot of static charge. To prevent static charge:

  • Don’t use your Lenovo laptop on pillows or blankets
  • Don’t let your cat sleep on it
  • Don’t plug it in directly to a power outlet, instead use a surge protector

Check Adapter

Your computer adapter should match the voltage and amps of your laptop. At the bottom of your Lenovo laptop you can find voltage and amp information.

It will say something like “input 20 volts, 2.25 amps.”

So your charger needs to match whatever this says. If the charger is lower than what your comptuer needs then it can underperform and won’t charge your battery. Maybe it can only run your computer but not charge at the same time.

If the charger is over what the computer is asking for then it could be damaging your laptop.

Use Lenovo Vantage

If you click on the battery icon in the task bar then you can open up the system > power & battery setting. Once in here you can see information about the battery.

It might say something like battery 1: 0% and battery 2: 100%. Laptops have internal batteries and also the external one which you can remove. If the internal one doesn’t charge then this is your problem.

If you download Lenovo vantage you scan see battery details and check the primary and secondary battery information which might say no activity under your primary battery which means it’s not charging.

To fix this go to start menu > search device manager > Click batteries > click microsoft AC adapter > select uninstall device > shut down laptop entirely > remove charger and battery > wait 2 minutes and then plug it back in and turn it on.

There could be multiple microsoft AC adapters under your battery section. Choose one to uninstall and if your computer restarts or shutsdown then simply try another one to uninstall.

After the uninstall, open device manager again and press action > scan for hardware changes.

You can install the right driver a different way. Go to Lenovo support website > manual update > power management > download latest one > run installation > restart laptop.

After you install drivers, remove the battery, hold down the power button for 10 seconds and then plug in the charger and see if it works.

Check For Updates

There could have been an update that was released but not installed or you missed it.

Here’s what to do:

  • Open start menu and type in updates
  • Select check for updates
  • It might say updates available, otherwise click check for updates
  • Then press download
  • Then press install after it’s downloaded.

Update BIOS

The BIOS can play a big role in if your laptop is functioning correctly or not. A good way to fix a BIOS is to update it. If your BIOS is very outdated then you can run into problems such as not charging properly.

Make sure you backup your files before updating BIOS in case you lose any files or something corrupts.

Here is how you can update your BIOS on a Lenovo laptop:

  • Go to the Lenovo support website via google.
  • Choose the detect product option or enter your serial key.
  • Access the product page and look for drivers and software
  • Then look for BIOS
  • Then download and install the BIOS update setup.
  • Restart your laptop.

Check Hardware

Check the power outlet that you are using, your A/C adapter and your ports.

To begin with, try another power outlet, chances are the one you are using could be faulty. Perhaps try and plug your laptop charger into a surge protector or a different outlet.

Then make sure you are using a Lenovo laptop charger, one that matches the volts and amps on your laptop. You can find what voltage your laptop needs by looking for information on the bottom of the case.

Then try a different laptop charger and see if that resolves the issue. Perhaps your laptop charger is dead, or not suitable for your laptop.

It could also be that the lapto pcharger has loose cables. Check for any lose cables or connections from the power outlet, to your laptop.

You can also replace the cables that connect your charger to your laptop.

Repair Your Laptop

If none of these changes fix your laptop then you may have to send it in for repair. Make sure you try every single fix that is in this article.

These are the most common solutions that work for most people that have this issue. Usually the problem goes away after you drain the static from your laptop or reinstall the drivers.

If these changes do not fix your laptop then chances are there could be something damaged like a dead battery. If that’s the case then your only option is to get it repaired and hopefully you are still under warranty.

Lenovo laptop batteries usually last around four years, unless they have been damaged in some way with a fauly charger. If your laptop charger exceeds the volts and amps suggested on the bottom of your laptop, then you could have been damaging the battery.


Conclusion

These are solutions to your Lenovo laptop not charging. Perhaps your errors are: battery won’t charge, 0% available, plugged in not charging, battery not detected or a black X near your battery.

These solutions work for anything that is preventing your battery from being charged or being read properly by your computer.

There are many causes that could be the root of your Lenovo laptop not charging even while being plugged in. Most of the time it’s a hardware issue but it can also be a software issue such as BIOS or drivers.

With over 12 years of experience with laptops, Grayson Uppington has delved deep into the tech world, always learning and sharing. His top pick is the Lenovo Legion Slim 5, blending performance with style. Formerly a pro gamer in CS:GO, those tournaments sharpened his skills and heightened his appreciation for laptop potential.