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Tony
01-08-2013, 10:09 PM
My HP laptop is plugged in and switched on at the wall. The message with the power icon in the notification area says "97%, plugged in, not charging". Power is obviously getting to the machine as the battery level is not decreasing, so what does this message mean - that the charger is stuffed but is able to pass through power?

pcuser42
01-08-2013, 11:07 PM
I think it means the battery has lost some capacity...

SanChippy
02-08-2013, 12:41 AM
... the charger is stuffed but is able to pass through power?
Yeah, it's weird. This happened to my friends Laptop charger a while back [Got stuffed], so you could do what they did and get one of those adapter ones that are form KERIO http://www.kerio.com.tw/.
OR
if you still have warranty, take it to the store and get them to check it out. Otherwise NZed has it's good ol' CGA (If it applies) http://www.consumer.org.nz/reports/consumer-guarantees-act, though I'm not totally sure on that front.

Greg
02-08-2013, 05:02 AM
97 - 98% and "not charging" is quite normal in my experience.

Tony
02-08-2013, 07:51 AM
97 - 98% and "not charging" is quite normal in my experience.I'll run it not plugged in for a while and then see if it brings the battery back up.

Nick G
02-08-2013, 09:24 AM
It will, but probably only to 97-98%. Not something that's worrying, just the battery can only be charged to 97% of its max theoretical charge - max charge of batteries decrease over time, so not surprising.

Tony
05-08-2013, 01:58 PM
I ran the laptop on batteries till it got down to 80%, then plugged it in. It started charging and is now showing 100%. So panic(?) over.

Thanks for all the input.

Jen
05-08-2013, 06:41 PM
Mine often sits at 97-99% charged. I don't think the charger kicks in until you get under a predefined %.

Tony
05-08-2013, 07:41 PM
Mine often sits at 97-99% charged. I don't think the charger kicks in until you get under a predefined %.Yes, that is certainly what it looks like.