How to Fix a Broken Laptop Charger?
Usually when you plug in your laptop’s charger you find yourself greeted with a joyful sound from your laptop, a glowing LED indicator light, and a display that gains vigor and shines a bit more brilliantly. In general, this is what your laptop is supposed to do when you plug in your charger in its charging jack. But, sometimes, though, what happens instead you plug in your charger and get nothing. And you see that something is wrong. But, what is that?
Between the wall outlet and your battery are quite a few components that can all fail. Few of them are really very easy to fix yourself with a software tweak or you need to purchase an entirely new battery, but some problems may need a visit to a repair shop or even a complete system replacement. But knowing a bit about the problem can save a lot of frustration, money and your valuable time.
So, get ready let’s see what could possibly go wrong with your laptop charger when it stops getting charged.
- Are You Plugged In?
It sounds stupid, but you should surely ensure that your laptop is really plugged in. Prior to checking anything else, you need to ensure that both the AC outlet and laptop plugs are resolutely seated. Check the AC adapter brick and validate that any detachable cords are completely inserted. Next, ensure that the battery is correctly seated in its slot, and that there is nothing incorrect with either the battery or laptop contact points. Lastly, discover whether the trouble doesn’t lie with the laptop at all: Try plugging the power cord into another outlet to see if you’ve got a short or a blown fuse.
At this moment, we’ve dogged that it’s not just user mistake inducing the trouble. There is a real problem with powering the laptop; now it’s just a matter of working out where the difficulty may be. That starts with ruling out where it isn’t. We’ll begin with the most frequent and easy-to-solve issues.
- Lose the Battery
A simple way to check the integrity of the battery is to remove it entirely and try plugging in the laptop again. If the laptop powers on correctly, the problem was in all probability a bum battery.
- Breaks, Burnout, and Shorts
Check the power cord all through by bending and flexing and find out the kinks or breaks if any. Check the ends for any wrecked connections, such as plugs drawing loose or points that your pet might have chewed. Look over the AC brick. Is it tarnished? Are any parts distorted or stretched out? Give it a sniff—if it smells like burnt plastic, that’s prone where the problem lies.
- Check the Connector
When you plug in the laptop’s power connector, the connection should be reasonably firm. If it’s swiftly unsteady or slack, or if the receiving socket gives when it should remain firm, the power jack may have cracked within the chassis. Are there stains or any sort of burning smell? If there appears to be any impairment to the power connector, maintenance will be required.
- Beat the Heat
Overheating laptop can result in a non-charging battery. This problem is two-fold; with the system closing down to stop overheating a battery and inducing a fire. Also, as the heat rises, the battery sensor may backfire, telling the system that the battery is either completely charged or lacking totally, inducing the charging problems. These problems are more frequent in the old laptops as they don’t have latest technologies of cooling. When you finish your work let the laptop cool down and take the time to ensure that the air vents are clean and open.
- Check Your Settings
Open up the Power Options in the Control Panel. Open the plan settings and check that everything is properly set. Check out the wrong settings for the battery, display, and sleep options. For instance, your battery settings may cause problem if you have set the computer to shut down when the battery level sinks too low and set the low battery level at a high percentage. You can also use the settings to allocate actions like sleep and shut down when your cover is closed or the power button is pressed. If these settings have been changed, it’s simple to guess a power break down even though there’s no physical difficulty with the battery or charging cable. The best and most comfortable way to ensure that your settings aren’t inducing problems is to fix the power profile to default settings.
- Update Your Drivers
Open the Device Manager in the Control Panel. Under “Batteries” you see three items, one for the battery, another for the charger, and a third as “Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery”. Open each item, which will introduce a Properties window. Under the “Driver” tab, you’ll see a button named “Update Driver.” Go through the driver update process for all of three above. Once the drivers are all up to date, reboot your laptop and plug it in again. If this doesn’t solve the issue, uninstall “Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery” reboot your laptop completely.
- Call in Outside Assistance
If you are unable to detect and solve the problem with your broken charger from the above methods, then probably this is a time to contact tech support. Your particular make and model of laptop will likely have its own unique issues, and a seasoned tech support operator will have handled all of them. The tech support operator will probably walk you through several of the steps discussed above, but will also have complete knowledge of software and hardware issues specific to your laptop, such as what bits of hardware usually fail in your model of laptop.
- Problems Inside
When you are done with every possible thing to fix the problem on your laptop charger then problem is inside your laptop. A number of internal parts can cause problems when they malfunction or fail. Generally the cause of the non charging battery on your laptop can root from a motherboard, cockeyed logic boards, smashed charging circuits, and faulty battery sensors. In this case you need to contact your manufacturer about what repair options are covered under your warranty, or call up a computer repair shop.
Hopefully, this article helped you discover your exact charging problems. If you have any suggestions or questions, please free to write us back in the comment box below.
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