Solved plugged in but not charging!

Acer / Aspire 5738-6969
April 8, 2016 at 10:48:06
Specs: Windows 7, SP1, 4 GB
In the bottom right corner of task bar of my laptop, when I hover mouse pointer on the plug w/wire icon the pop-up tip says "plugged in but not charging" 36%!!!
Though, it always said "100% Fully charged" pop-up tip on the same icon.

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April 9, 2016 at 03:27:16
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Hi Hindamar,

This may not be a problem. often Laptops will show this as they do not necessarily continually charge.
Continual charging could much shorten the battery life.

For this reason, some run their laptop from the charger only, with the battery removed...

What happens is the laptop monitors the battery level, and as it runs down, when a certain (low) level (maybe 10%) is reached, charging is accepted.

Hover the pointer as before over a period of usage and see what happens.

If the battery is a year or more old, even just regularly used it may be due for replacing..

Batteries are inexpensive now. e.g. have just replaced one in Italy, with one, guaranteed for a year, purchased in the UK for £8.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 2, 2016 at 18:54:53
Mike Newcomb,

Thanks for your response of 4/09/16. I should agree with you to buy new battery. Cauz mine will be 3 years old come June 2016. I bought it on ebay.

Are there any cons and/or pros for laptop battery that is rated at same voltages but TWICE or more mAh of the original one? PLEASE DO RESPOND.

Last but not the least, Really Sorry for a late reply!


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May 4, 2016 at 06:28:00
Hi Hindemar, you have not advised where you are based, which could be important as the www is truly ww.

I always replace with an oem battery that is stated as being correct for the laptop concerned.

The voltage must be the same and ideally the wattage will be greater (but never less) than the battery it is replacing. I do not go for the cheapest, instead one with 1 or 2 years guarantee.
e,g. At £8, if it fails after 12 months of quite heavy usage, I feel I have had my moneysworth. and buy another..

Generally batteries have 6 cells.
I never fit a 12 cell version as I feel there is more to go wrong.

Please advise make and full model number of the laptop.

As a matter of interest, where are you based? I am in West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 26, 2016 at 15:04:45
I'm based in USA. I needed a descriptive answer as per your experience
with laptop 6 cell batteries.


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