If you’re looking for a solution to the error message saying “No battery detected”, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 5 fixes that have proved useful for many Windows users to fix this problem.
Try these fixes:
You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.
- Reinstall your battery
- Check your battery in Device Manager
- Run the power troubleshooter
- Update your battery driver
- Update your BIOS
Fix 1: Reinstall your battery
In many cases, a poor connection between the battery and motherboard is the root cause of this issue. To see if that’s the problem for you, you need to reinstall your battery. Here is how to do it:
1) Turn off your computer.
2) Remove your battery and AC adapter.
3) Reconnect your battery and AC adapter to your computer. Then, plug the AC adapter back into the power outlet.
Restart your computer and check if it can detect your battery now. If not, read on and try the fix below.
Fix 2: Check your battery in Device Manager
You might also have this problem because your battery is disabled in Device Manager. So you should run Device Manager to check your battery status. Here is how:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R key at the same time to open the Run dialog box.
2) Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
3) Double-click Batteries, and then check if your battery is disabled.
If you see a down arrow next to your battery, that means your battery is disabled. You need to right-click your battery and select Enable device.
If this didn’t help, don’t fret. There are still 3 more fixes to try.
Fix 3: Run the power troubleshooter
When battery problems occur, running the Windows power troubleshooter is another solution that can fix them quickly. Follow the instructions below:
The power troubleshooter is a Windows built-in utility that can detect and fix common battery issues automatically.
If you’re on Windows 7 or 8…
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type troubleshooting and select Troubleshooting.
2) Click System and Security.
3) Click Power.
4) Click Next.
Wait for the process to be complete. If your computer fails to fix your problem, check fix 4 to see if it can help.
If you’re on Windows 10…
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key. Then, type troubleshoot and select Troubleshoot settings.
2) Click Power, and then click Run the troubleshooter.
Wait for Windows to detect and fix your battery issue. If your problem persists, check the fix below.
Fix 4: Update your battery driver
Your battery problem is probably being caused by driver issues. The steps above may resolve it, but if they don’t, or you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically 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):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the battery driver to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version). Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Fix 5: Update your BIOS
An outdated BIOS may also cause this problem. In this case, updating your BIOS is very likely the solution to it. Follow the instructions below:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog.
2) Type msinfo32 and click OK.
3) Check the BIOS Version/Date to know your BIOS manufacturer.
4) Go to your BIOS manufacturer’s support website and download the latest update.
5) Open the update file and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
6) Restart your computer and check if your computer can detect your battery now.
Hopefully, one of the fixes above resolved your problem. If your problem still exists, contact your laptop manufacturer for assistance.
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