Many ASUS laptop users have reported that their ASUS laptop battery is not charging. The battery indicator on the laptop says “plugged in, not charging” even when an AC adapter is connecting to the laptop.
This is so frustrating. But don’t worry. Many people have resolved “plugged in, not charging” issue on ASUS laptops with the solutions below.
Try these fixes
As the error message suggested, the battery has been plugged but it’s not charging, so make sure to plug your adapter correctly and tightly, in order to be detected.
In addition, probably your AC adapter or cable is damaged, which is why it’s not detected and charging. If that’s the case, you’ll need to switch another AC adapter for your battery.
However, before buying a new battery charger for your ASUS laptop, you can try the following solutions and these methods work like a charm for many people.
If the battery is plugged but not charging on your ASUS laptop, you should perform a power reset for your laptop, and this method works for people who have the same issue. Here’s what you need to do:
- Shut down your laptop (ensure to save your work before shutting down).
- Remove any peripheral devices connecting to your laptop, such as USB drive, Bluetooth.
- Unplug the AC adapter charger from your laptop.
- Remove the battery from your ASUS laptop (if your battery is irremovable, skip this step).
- Press and hold down the power button for 60 seconds, then release.
- Re-plug the AC adapter/power charger to your laptop.
- Power on your laptop as normal.
Your ASUS laptop should be charging and saying “plugged in, charging”. Then your battery won’t charge issue should be resolved.
If the problem still persists, don’t worry. There’s something else to try.
A missing or outdated battery driver can cause your ASUS laptop “Plugged in, Not charging” issue. So you should reinstall your battery driver for your laptop, in order to fix the battery not charging issue.
There are two ways to reinstall your battery driver: manually and automatically.
You can manually reinstall your battery driver via Device Manager. Connect your laptop to the Internet and uninstall the driver from your laptop. This requires time and computer skills.
If you don’t have time or patience, you can do it easily and quickly with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Click Tools.
- Click Driver Uninstall. Then double click System Drivers to expand the category.
- Double click Batteries, select your battery driver and click Uninstall.
- Close the program and restart your computer.
The battery driver will be reinstalled automatically after the start. Then check if your battery is charging now. If unfortunately, the driver doesn’t reinstall after restarting, you can follow this post to manually install the battery driver for FREE.
That’s it. Hope this post comes in handy and fixes your ASUS laptop “Plugged in, Not charging” issue.
Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know which method helps.