Lenovo Laptop Not Charging: How To Fix?

Lenovo has approx 25% market share in global PC shipments. This company has various slim notebooks and powerful gaming laptops at competitive market prices.

But a common issue frequently occurs when the laptop says, ‘plugged in, not charging.’ So, if you’re also facing battery charging problems with your Lenovo laptop, this guide will be helpful for you.

A faulty power adapter, an incorrectly inserted charger, a corrupted battery driver, an outdated BIOS, and overheating are the most common reasons why any Windows laptop says ‘plugged in, not charging.’

Also Read: How To Fix Dell Laptop Charging Problem

How To Fix Lenovo Laptop That Won’t Charge?

Here is how you can fix the battery charging problem of your Lenovo laptop-

1. Check if the adapter cord is inserted securely

Laptop Charger

Many Lenovo laptop charger comes in two different part. The three-pin power cord goes into the adapter, which converts AC current into 20V DC current, which charges your computer battery.

You should first ensure that the cord is securely inserted into the adapter.

If it doesn’t go into the adapter properly, your Lenovo laptop battery won’t charge when plugged in.

2. Reset the power controller

You can easily reset the power controller unit if your laptop has a removable battery.

Lenovo Laptop Back Side

Remove the battery from your laptop and press and hold power on button for 60 seconds.

This will reset the power controller by emptying residual current from the capacitors.

Now, insert the battery again and connect the power adapter. Press and hold the power button until your laptop turns on.

This will probably fix the charging problem with your Lenovo laptop.

3. Clean the charging port

Laptop Charging Port Cleaning

Inspect your laptop’s charging port if the problem is still not resolved. If you see any debris or dust blocking the port, clean it properly.

Use a toothpick to remove the debris and clean the charging port with a microfiber cloth dipped into isopropyl alcohol.

4. Cool down your laptop

Overheating is another reason a Windows laptop says- plugged in, not charging.

If you’re doing heavy graphics-hungry tasks, such as gaming or video rendering, your laptop might not charge due to overheating.

First, cool down your laptop and then insert the charger. You can place your laptop on a cooling pad to reduce the temperature.

5. Update your battery driver

Any missing DLL files or an outdated driver can prevent your laptop from charging.

If you have turned off Windows updates, update the battery drivers manually.

Here is how to update your Lenovo laptop battery drivers manually-

Step #1- Go to Settings

Press the Windows button and click on Settings.

Windows Settings

Step #2- Click on System

Click on the System from the list of various Windows settings.

Windows System

Step #3- Click on About

From the left navigation menu, click on About.

About Windows PC

Step #4- Click on Device Manager

Head over to the right and click on Device Manager.

Windows Device Manager

Step #5- Open Batteries drivers

Click on Batteries and you’ll see two Microsoft drivers that controls AC power and battery.

Battery Drivers

Step #6- Click on Update Driver

Right-click and update the Microsoft AC Adapter and Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Properties drivers.

Update Driver

6. Update BIOS

Outdated BIOS (basic input/output system) could be another reason your Lenovo laptop might face charging problems.

You should keep your BIOS up-to-date for better performance and compatibility.

You can download the latest BIOS for your model from the official website of Lenovo.

Here is how you can update your Lenovo BIOS software-

Step #1- Go to the Lenovo Support page

Lenovo BIOS Update

Step #2- Choose your Laptop model

Lenovo Model

Step #3- Go to Drivers and Software

Lenovo Laptop Model

Step #4- Click on BIOS/UEFI

Lenovo Drivers and Software

Step #5- Download BIOS Update Utility

BIOS Update Utility

Once the installer file is downloaded, double-click on it to install and follow the on-screen instructions.

Once installation is finished, restart your laptop to finish the BIOS update.

Conclusion

The battery charging problem will be resolved after following the above solutions. If your Lenovo laptop is still not charging, it means your battery is faulty or there is some issue on the mainboard. Visit the Lenovo service center to get it repaired.

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Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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