Toshiba laptop battery Plugged in, not charging

January 20, 2012 at 08:56:13
Specs: Windows 7, 2.2/4

This is a Toshiba Satellite 2010 with Windows 7. Battery icon indicates Plugged in, not charging.
Tried all the software and firmware updates and uninstall battery drivers. Nothing worked. A new battery was all it needed. Now works perfectly. I posted this because so many have this issue and no one else has posted this solution.

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#1
January 20, 2012 at 09:30:43

Batteries have sensors in them that give the laptop feedback on what is actually happening, this is how you know if the battery is actually charging or not.

In this case the sensors were malfunctioning, so by default, because it was plugged in, your laptop thought it was charging when it really wasn't.

Keep an eye on the laptop power supply plug in from this point on, malfunctioning batteries often can cause a domino effect and ruin the spot where you plug your power charger in.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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#2
January 20, 2012 at 11:25:03

The old battery was charging, but only if I removed and replaced it often. The new battery charges, and indicates such, without having to remove and replace it. This is a very common issue with many laptop owners. Every discussion I have found suggests software fixes, and/or updates, which does help some users. But the battery age and condition was the only issue here, and no software will fix that.

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#3
January 20, 2012 at 12:24:16

funny i have the same exact computer and to the day ours went out! our computers are probably sisters! lol thanks for the post - you saved me time.
is it the internal battery you are talking about and can i get one at best buy?

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#4
January 20, 2012 at 13:12:15

Hi, This is the main power supply battery, not the internal clock battery. I bought it on Ebay for $25 including shipping from Hong Kong. It took three weeks to arrive and claims a 3 year warranty. On Amazon was a little more as I recall. I'm not planning on using the warranty. Asian products are not known to provide much support on warranty claims. They just pretend to offer them to make us feel better, and we pretend to believe them.

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#5
February 8, 2012 at 10:11:28

TOSHIBA P105 HAD NO POWER. REPLACED SYSTEM BOARD AND WORKS, BUT BATTERY IS NOT DETECTED OR SOMETIMES IT SAYS NOT CHARGING. INSTALLED NEW BATTERY AND THE SAME ISSUE IS STILL THERE. ANY IDEAS?

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