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    battery plugged in not charging
    « on: August 07, 2013, 05:41:07 AM »
    found an item enabled in my icons on my Toshiba that switched off by battery. I have now disabled the switch and it is now charging.

    most information on the web does not mention this.


    thought someone might need to know.

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      Re: battery plugged in not charging
      « Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 05:46:59 AM »
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      Re: battery plugged in not charging
      « Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 06:12:41 AM »
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        Re: battery plugged in not charging
        « Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 09:23:20 PM »
        I dont know what that reply meant but assume it was sarcasm.   

        What I was saying is that I bought a new Windows 7 laptop and it has been showing Plugged in. Not Charging when checking the battery availability.

        I discovered there is a button that has dates settings etc where when it reaches the date it switches off the battery.    The Toshiba was set for July 1st to 31st August to swich off the battery.   I didnt know about this setting and after exploring the web for solutions and noticing all the attempts to fix this problem I posted to tell anyone interested that you can disable this setting to stop it switching off when it reaches the set dates.    I went through several solutions including a youtube solution to fix it but they did not work.

        If my offer of information is of not interest then I see no reason for sarcastic responses.  If I had found this information in the first place i would have saved two hours.

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        Re: battery plugged in not charging
        « Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 09:38:06 PM »
        It must be in the documentation.
        That is not a 'bug', it is a feature.
        Turning off the battery prolongs battery life.

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          Re: battery plugged in not charging
          « Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 10:13:26 PM »
          probably.    But it took me by surprise and so I went on Google to look for a solution. This solution wasnt offered by anyone on google that I found. I was really just offering it in case someone else confronts it. 

          It is worth checking that button in the icons to see if the battery is turned off.  Like a lot of things once you know you know sort of.

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            Re: battery plugged in not charging
            « Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 11:02:44 PM »
            Another thing that can cause this to happen is a bad power supply. Sometimes the power supply will boot your laptop fine but not have enough power to charge the battery.

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              Re: battery plugged in not charging
              « Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 08:09:55 PM »
              I solved this by taking the battery out when not using the computer.   it seems to trickle feed while turned off and is always flat.  so doesn't go flat in the bag and install each time I use the computer.