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Lenovo Laptop Charger Not Working

Nothing may be more frustrating than having your laptop charger stop working. This is especially true when the backup battery on your laptop has a low charge. Thankfully, you can usually solve the problem by power resetting the laptop.

If your Lenovo laptop charger is not working, the first thing to do is power reset the laptop. This is done by unplugging the charger, removing the battery, and pressing and holding the power button for about 40 seconds. Then reinstall the battery and plug the charger back into the laptop.

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If this doesn’t correct the problem, the charger itself may have gone bad. This will require purchasing a new charger. For best results, you should purchase and use a charger made by the same manufacturer as your laptop. This is because the charger is designed specifically for that brand of laptop, which means it will provide an overall better experience and performance. 

Lenovo Laptop Charger Keeps Connecting and Disconnecting

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The whole point of a charger is to allow the user to charge their laptop’s battery or bypass the battery and use the electrical outlet to power the computer. A charger that keeps connecting and disconnecting prevents the user from utilizing their laptop. 

When the Lenovo laptop charger keeps connecting and disconnecting, the issue could be a damaged charging cable. If there is a short or damage to the cable, it will cause disruption in the cable’s ability to stay connected. This results in that frustrating connecting and disconnecting pattern.

Visually inspect the charging cable and look for any signs of wear, tear, or damage to the cable. If you find any damage, immediately stop using the cable. Using a damaged cable could result in an electrical shock to yourself as well as damage to the laptop. There is no way to fix a damaged charging cable and it will need to be replaced. 

Lenovo Laptop Charger Not Charging 

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You can be left in a real pickle if your laptop charger stops charging. While the issue isn’t an uncommon one, it is extremely annoying. But what can you do if your Lenovo laptop charger won’t charge?

Another cause of a Lenovo laptop charger not charging is a bad AC adapter. If you have another AC adapter, try to use that one instead. If the issue is corrected, then you know for a fact that the AC adapter is to blame.

If the charger is still not charging, you probably have a faulty charging cable, which means a new charger will need to be purchased. Before you run out and buy a new charger, however, check to see if you have another charging cable you can try. This will help ensure that the actual cause of the problem is the charging cable and not something with the laptop.

Lenovo Laptop Charger Not Recognized

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A Lenovo laptop charger not recognized is, unfortunately, not an uncommon problem. In fact, the official Lenovo website previously addressed this issue with a BIOS update

If the Lenovo laptop charger is now not being recognized, you could have a hardware problem. Check with the official Lenovo website to see if there are any BIOS updates available that will fix this problem. If so, download and install the updates. 

If you are still experiencing the problem even after installing the BIOS update, reach out to the Lenovo customer service department for further assistance. The issue could be caused by a more serious problem that requires their assistance. 

Lenovo Laptop Charger Light Not Working

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Laptop chargers often have an LED light on them that lets you know when it is plugged in and getting power. Depending on the type of charger you have, the light may also alert you to when the laptop is charging or completely charged. More often than not, however, when the light stops working, it is usually a sign that something is wrong with the charger.

When the light on your Lenovo laptop charger stops working, that is an indication that the charger itself isn’t getting power. This can be caused by a short in the charger, as well as a bad or malfunctioning charger.

Unfortunately, the charger will need to be replaced as soon as possible since there is no fixing either of these problems. Furthermore, since a short in the charger could lead to a potential safety hazard, you should immediately stop using the charger. Even if it doesn’t appear as though the charger is getting power, it can still pose a risk of electrical shock. 

Lenovo Laptop Charger Port Not Working

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The charging port is an important aspect of the laptop since it allows you to plug the charger directly into your laptop. Without this port, you would have no way to charge the battery or use electricity to power the computer. 

When the Lenovo laptop charging port isn’t working, it is usually because the port is clogged with dirt and debris. Things like lint, pet hair, crumbs, and dust can quickly start to build up inside the port, preventing the charger from connecting properly to the computer.

The good news is that this is a rather easy issue to fix. Simply use a can of compressed air to blow the debris out of the port. Make sure to hold the can upright when blowing the air into the port. This will prevent water from dripping into the port. If you don’t have a can of compressed air, you can try to remove debris from the port with a toothpick. 

Once the debris has been removed, dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol and carefully clean the inside of the port. This will help remove any stuck on gunk. Once the port is cleaned, consider immediately a regular cleaning routine to help prevent debris from collecting back into the port. A good general rule of thumb is to clean the laptop ports once a month. 

Lenovo Laptop Charger Not Detected

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A laptop that cannot detect the charger won’t be able to recharge the battery. It also won’t be able to bypass the battery as the power source and instead use electricity. What this means is that, once your battery has been drained, you won’t be able to use the laptop until the problem has been fixed.

When a Lenovo laptop charger isn’t detected, the issue is usually caused by an outdated battery driver. Visit the Lenovo website and download the most recent battery driver for your laptop. Once downloaded, install and activate the newly updated driver.

If there is currently no battery driver update and the charge is still not being detected, your next step is to try a new charger. When a charge is faulty or dead, your Lenovo laptop won’t be able to detect it, which means no charging your laptop battery.