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Old 05-05-2019, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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Anyone else have this issue with their laptops?
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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This could be due to either the battery no longer able to take a charge or the laptop's charging mechanism no longer working. I have seen both of these issues in my years of supporting many models of laptops.

The only way to know for sure would be to put a known good battery into the laptop and see what behavior you observe. Or take out the current battery and install it another laptop of like model.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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More details on your situation and diagnostic steps would help others provide suggestions:
Provide make/model for your laptop so units with known difficulties could be ID'ed.

Rule out:
a bad wall plug.
a bad charger-to-laptop connection: Try wiggling the wall cord, the laptop plug -n- jack.
a bad charger: Try using a different power charger 'brick' or try the questionable brick with another laptop.
a bad battery: If the charger is good, then it's probably a bad battery. Try swapping with a known 'good' one.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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Here is the specs:
Lenovo Legion Y530
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.21
RAM: 8.00GB
System type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Windows 10
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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How old is your laptop?

Known problem. Read this:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-...g/td-p/4312872

Try to fix the problem following this instruction:
https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge...lenovo-laptop/
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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How old is your laptop?
Not very old at all. I just bought it about a couple of months ago. I wish I could take it back and get a desktop computer.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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Try the above. Hope it helps.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Not sure with Lenovo, but on a Dell laptop, if you hold down the Fn key that's located lower left of the Spacebar, and then hit the F3 key, it turns OFF battery charging.

To turn it back on, you hold down the Fn key, and then press the F2 key.

Why that feature exists, I don't know. But I do know mine somehow stopped charging, and Fn + F2 got it charging again.

Maybe I somehow hit that combo instead of Fn + F1, which puts it into hibernation mode.
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Cowlitz County, WA
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Not sure with Lenovo, but on a Dell laptop, if you hold down the Fn key that's located lower left of the Spacebar, and then hit the F3 key, it turns OFF battery charging.

To turn it back on, you hold down the Fn key, and then press the F2 key.

Why that feature exists, I don't know. But I do know mine somehow stopped charging, and Fn + F2 got it charging again.

Maybe I somehow hit that combo instead of Fn + F1, which puts it into hibernation mode.
Fn + F3 will increase the volume
Fn + F2 will decrease the volume

Anyway, my laptop charging issue has mysteriously start working again on it own
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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Fn + F3 will increase the volume
Fn + F2 will decrease the volume

Anyway, my laptop charging issue has mysteriously start working again on it own

You probably has a power buildup on the motherboard. Sometimes if you get that symptom and unplug it and press the power button down for 10 seconds 3-4 times, it will clear the capacitors and start charging again. You can try that if it doesnt turn on too. I supported Thinkpads and Lenovo for 7 yrs, so it was a 50/50 result. Next would be a bad battery to look into, but if its OEM, some Lenovo software will pick up on that.
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