Laptop Battery Icon shows “Plugged In, Not Charging”


You laptop shows that the charger is plugged in but also states that it is not charging.


The ACPI-Compliant Control method batter driver settings may have become corrupt.


  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand the “Batteries” section.
  3. Right click on “Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery”  and click “Uninstall”.
    Do NOT check the delete driver/software checkbox.
  4. Once that has uninstalled, on the top menu click Action > Scan for hardware changes.
  5. It should then re-install the ACPI control driver

The computer battery icon should now read that it is plugged in and charging. If this is not the case please consult your manufacturer as you may have a faulty battery.


  1. This solution is simply something that can be tried before replacing your power supply. Here we deal with several power supply related incidents a week, and find that this can sometimes resolve the issue. So we decided to share this fix with the world.
    But you are correct, If the above solution does not work for you then yes, it is likely that your power supply is faulty.
    Please consult your laptop manufacturer for the correct power supply replacement.

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