The battery is one of the most important parts of a computer because it allows us to take our technology on the road and work wherever we want. If you get a “Battery not detected” error message, don’t panic. There are several possible solutions to this laptop problem, and if you get one of these error messages, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to buy a replacement battery or a new laptop.
Although my system is old, the battery was working fine. However, after I let it run on battery power until it dried up, it showed an error when I restarted the system:
No battery detected.
As soon as I unplugged the power cord, the system shut down. This indicated that the system was not detecting the battery, which is worrisome. I wouldn’t say the battery was dead, as this problem occurred immediately after the system was put into battery mode and continued to run until the battery ran out of power. However, this can be checked.
What is the cause of the “Battery not detected” problem on my computer?
After receiving many user reports, we started researching and after combining all the use cases and our research, we concluded that the problem is also mostly software related, although it seems to be hardware related. Some of the reasons for this problem are as follows.
The battery is not properly connected: this is considered to be the main reason for this error message. If the battery is not properly connected to the laptop, this error message is bound to appear. In this case, it will be helpful to reinstall the battery.
Turning off the battery: There is also an option in Device Manager to manually disconnect the battery. When the battery is disconnected, the computer refuses to recognize the battery in any way. Reactivating the battery solves the problem.
System error: Windows is known to enter error conditions from time to time as configurations of individual modules collide with each other. Troubleshooting or rebooting your computer can help.
Outdated BIOS: Although it is very rare, it is undeniable that there are times when the BIOS is outdated or not working correctly. Updating the BIOS usually helps in these cases.
Power Adapter: In many cases, the power adapter that is supposed to charge the computer is faulty or not working properly. While it may not seem like there is any correlation between the detection, we have seen several cases where this has happened.
The battery is worn out: If the battery you are using is really worn out and the cells are dead, there is no way to make it work again. Every battery has a life expectancy, and you must replace it.
Incorrect battery drivers: If the battery drivers are outdated or corrupt, your computer won’t be able to recognize it because the drivers are the most important components of the connection. Installing standard drivers can fix this.
Dust is accumulating on the battery contacts: Dust may be accumulating on your laptop’s battery contacts, or the connectors may be blocked. Cleaning these contacts can help you get the battery working again.
Make sure that you are logged in as an administrator before you start using solutions.
Also, save your work ahead of time, as we will be rebooting the computer quite often.
Note: Make sure that the battery is properly connected to the computer before proceeding. The battery and computer connectors should match and you should hear a “click” when you insert the battery.
What to do if the battery is not detected in Windows 10?
This will help you find and fix problems with your computer’s power settings.
Do it this way:
- Click Start and select Control Panel.
- Enter “Troubleshooting” in the control panel search box.
- Click the “Troubleshooting” button.
- Clicking System and Security
- Click on Power, then click on Next
Restart your notebook.
- Disconnect all external devices from the laptop.
- Remove the battery.
- Press the power button on the laptop for about 10-15 seconds.
- Insert the battery and restart the computer.
- Plugin the power adapter and see if the computer recognizes the battery again.
Update your BIOS
If the computer displays the message “Battery not detected”, there may be a problem with the chipset and you should check and install the latest BIOS update and chipset drivers available for your device.
Note: When updating the BIOS, make sure the battery is present and the power adapter is connected.
- Open a web browser and go to the device manufacturer’s website.
- Search for your device on the website
- When you have found your device, go to the BIOS category, download the BIOS update file and save it to your desktop.
- Double-click it and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
- The system will reboot and the BIOS will be updated.
Scan your PC with a third-party repair tool to look for errors that are causing security problems and slowing you down. Once the scan is complete, the recovery process replaces the corrupted files with new Windows files and components.
If the problem persists, it is likely hardware related. If this is the case, contact your computer manufacturer.
Check your battery and ACPI settings
The battery may be out of date and not showing up in the BIOS. However, check your ACPI settings first to make sure the battery is present. To do this, check your ACPI settings first:
- Right-click Start and select Device Manager.
- Click on Battery to expand the category
- Click on ACPI to check the settings, as the battery may be on or off.
- Check the BIOS to see if the battery is detected in the BIOS.
- If the battery is not detected in the BIOS, the problem is either in the battery itself or in the battery/motherboard compartment on the
Note: If you have access to another battery, try it in the computer and see if the problem is with the computer or the battery. Also, try installing the battery on another computer to see if it is recognized or not.
Performing a battery driver reset
- Right-click Start and select Device Manager.
- Click Batteries to expand the category.
- Right-click the Microsoft ACPI-compliant battery management method and select “Uninstall”.
- Click the “Action” tab and select the “Check for hardware changes
- Shut down your computer.
- Turn off the power to the air conditioning system.
- Install the battery.
- Insert the A/C power supply and start the computer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Turn off the laptop completely and disconnect the cable from the computer. Turn the laptop over. Press the battery release button(s) to release the battery from the computer and remove it. Replace the battery, plug in the power adapter, and restart the computer.
An easy way to fix the problem is to turn off your computer, hold down the power button for 15-30 seconds, plug in the power adapter, and then restart your computer. Back to Windows 10: I recently noticed that my Surface Pro was taking unusually long to charge, and the fans started running.
- Go to the taskbar on your screen and right-click on "Battery."
- Select "Power Options."
- Under "Power Options," select "Change when the computer is idle."
- Click on the "Turn off screen" drop-down menu and select "Never".
If your laptop requires a connected battery to start, simply press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Reconnect the battery and let it charge for an hour without turning the laptop on. After that time, your battery should be reset - and you should get a more accurate battery reading when you start the laptop.