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Old 03-21-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Does Fn+F2 do anything in general?

How come laptops require you press Fn? On a desktop you just press F2, F4, whatever.
It's so that they can add extra items to the keyboard that would normally be on dedicated hardware buttons , or not included on a desktop (for instance my monitors have brightness and volume buttons).
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This is going to depend upon the laptop.

What icon does the F2 button have on it for the function?
If it shows a battery this is to display battery life, though. Not turn on / off charging.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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My friend's laptop, when you hover over the power icon, was saying "7%, plugged in, not charging."

I found many articles of people who saw this, and the remedy was to take the battery out and put it back, and/or update the power drivers etc. I was able to remedy it by just taking the battery out and in. For a while it stopped saying that.

But now it is saying "99%, plugged in, not charging." (it is plugged in using the power cord).

(When using just the battery, it doesn't say that.)

Why should it ever say "plugged in, not charging"? Isn't it charging all the time, when the power cord is being used??
How old is the computer ? Batteries - especially cheap ones - just stop accepting a charge at some point during their life. You can go by a battery shop and try a battery there to see if it rectifies the problem.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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If it shows a battery this is to display battery life, though. Not turn on / off charging.

Agree completely.
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