My lap top won't charge do I need a new charger?
- Boris 24Lv 73 weeks ago
Double-check the connection
Before you do anything, make sure you actually plugged in the charger to your laptop. This mistake can happen if you’re on a rush.
So rather than react immediately, check whether your laptop’s charger is connected to your laptop. Then check if the outlet you used to plug in your charger is working fine.
If your laptop is actually plugged in and yet it is still not charging, the battery might be the culprit. If so, learn about its integrity.
If it’s removable, take it out and press (and hold down) the power button for around 15 seconds. What this will do is drain the remaining power from your laptop.
And then plug in your laptop’s power cable and turn the device on. As you do this, make sure the laptop battery is still out of the picture.
With this set up, you can tell if there is something wrong with your power adapter. If your laptop turns on properly, it means your power adapter is also working properly. And therefore, the problem is with your battery.
It’s possible that you’re dealing with a bum battery. The solution? Re-install the battery!.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 73 weeks ago
it is more likely that you need a new battery. multimeter can test the charger ... and they're cheap, used $10 in some places. Lots better than paying some techie $75 to figure out 20 seconds worth of detection.
- Bill-MLv 73 weeks ago
Maybe. Get a voltmeter and measure the voltage on the AC Adapter. It should be 19Volts D.C.
If the voltage is OK then you need a new Battery.