Laptop battery Plugged in, not charging

Gateway Mc7833u notebook pc - intel core...
April 9, 2010 at 13:13:59
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Core 2 duo
Hi Everyone!

I have a Gateway laptop that was purchased
new this last October. It has Windows 7 Home
premium on it. It has been working great, no
problems at all, Windows 7 has been rock
steady. But (knew that was coming, right?)
after a few updates this week, all of a sudden I
get The "power icon" telling me that the laptop
is "Plugged in, not charging".

If I unplug the adapter the icon gets a red "X"
and shows 0% charge, but the laptop will run
for hours until it actually is depleted. I did a
Google search on this problem and find it is a
very well known bug that started in Vista and
is also showing up with Windows 7.

If I go into device manager and uninstall the "
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method
Battery" and then let Windows 7 re-install it
when I restart, that fixes the problem for about
an hour or until the next time I reboot, then it
happens all over again. I have checked my
update history, but can't find an update that
has anything to do with the charging system.
.
It is NOT a hardware issue, I have a spare
battery and adapter and it does the same with
them. The battery is charging, but Windows 7
doesn't know it.


Does anyone know if Microsoft has put out a
fix for this? If so, I haven't been able to find
one.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#1
April 9, 2010 at 13:17:54
Not sure if it is a problem with software or hardware yet.

Might contact Gateway tech support. There may be some issue that could be fixed easily.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
April 9, 2010 at 13:19:58
Thanks for the response, but Googleing this error shows that it
has been a Vista problem for a long time and is now showing up
in Windows 7.

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#3
April 9, 2010 at 22:28:58
i would expect the manufacturer would have an update to fix this issue, was it fixed with vista? if so you may try the vista fix..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#4
April 10, 2010 at 07:15:30
have you tried contacting microsoft tech support?

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#5
April 10, 2010 at 09:07:04
This board just isn't what it used to be. It's really too bad too.
People now post the obvious just to see their names in the
thread.

Thanks anyway people!

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#6
April 12, 2010 at 12:54:46
My computers work.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#8
April 12, 2010 at 14:59:02
No Musky, you can never go back. This post is indicative why the 4 of us left. You, me, Lurks and Wombat.

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#9
April 12, 2010 at 15:06:22
Yes, computer tech wannabes!

I realized after I posted that the problem would be well out of their
league. All they can do is refer me to Microsoft or The
manufacturer.

Very sad!

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#10
April 12, 2010 at 15:38:42
hmmmm 'This post is indicative why the 4 of us left. You, me, Lurks and Wombat'

Looks like no love was lost LOL

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#11
April 12, 2010 at 16:02:35
Yep, no love, just a a lot of lost knowledge. Do a search for posts by Musky, Wombat, lurkswithin and per see how many people were helped.

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#12
April 12, 2010 at 16:53:44
'Do a search for posts by Musky, Wombat, lurkswithin and per see how many people were helped'
Check the other "regs" and see how many peopel are helped now...

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#13
April 12, 2010 at 16:56:56
Just the help posts by per. Try the others. you will find thousands more.
http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/AT...

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#14
April 12, 2010 at 16:59:17
Yes, helped with "canned responses", no personal knowledge.
Just with links to Google searches and other "help" websites. Or
"Contact the manufacturer"! LOL

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#15
April 12, 2010 at 17:20:54
yes, because most posters have no knowledge of how to use google and they seem to post the same problems in the same forum without checking out the wealth of information given.

'no personal knowledge'
I would tend to disagree with that fact. I have been repairing PC's for many years now and have only been stumped a few times....touch wood. Proof is in the pudding ;-)

I do agree with the canned responses in some cases, but they are mainly in the security forum and have been that way for years now.

The people listed in response 11 bailed out and went to another so-called tech site....looks like they are bored there (hardly any new posts) and on their way back to the most productive and organized tech site on-line...WELCOME BACK!

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#16
April 12, 2010 at 18:24:33
Not back, still refuse to work for free to make money for a French company.

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#17
April 24, 2010 at 22:41:34
Hey Musky,
Did all the uninstalls blah blah blah. Found this trick, finally, and it freakin worked. Try it. My laptop is charging right now. No problems. Woo hoo!
Shut down.
Remove battery.
Restart with power cord.
Replace battery.
Voila!!!

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#18
September 9, 2010 at 16:28:39
yeah, and what if it doesn't work?

i've been having the same problem. i just ordered a new battery and attempted charging it. 18 hours later, i turn on my computer to find it at 38% and "plugged in, not charging". tried all of the fixes with unplugging/removing battery/rebooting/blahblahblah as well as an uninstall of the ACPI-compliant battery/yadayada AND a damn BIOS update. nothing is working. not to mention i have Win 7. so it's NOT just a Vista problem. can i get a serious alternate suggestion please? i've been searching threads for the past hour and am finding nothing new to help.


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#19
September 9, 2010 at 20:48:05
just ask the OLD know-it all regs,
hmmmm 'This post is indicative why the 4 of us left. You, me, Lurks and Wombat'
ROTFLMFAO, they obviously think they know best and it's sad to see the other computing site they frequent is not even 1/1000 as good as computing.net. Go figure! That's why they entered this post ;-)

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#20
September 9, 2010 at 20:58:46
"XPUser4Real": You obviously don't know what the hell you're talking about as usual, we "Old Regs" do not "frequent" any particular forums. But then again, you never really knew what you were talking about. You had to hijack "the real" XPUsers's name to get anyone to pay any attention to your post at all. You are so original! LMFAO!

Musky
If the voices inside my head paid rent, I'd be rich!


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#21
September 10, 2010 at 08:08:20
Another post from the newbie that came here and received his education then decided it was all innate knowledge that he woke up with one morning. Once again, this place has gone to the posers.

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