How to Fix Dell Laptop Plugged in Not Charging


If you have a Dell laptop, you may experience the plugged in not charging problem. This is attributable to a variety of factors, including the following:

1. A problem with the hardware

2. A problem with the software

3. There is also the possibility of another problem.

Hardware issue: If your Dell laptop is unable to charge due to hardware issues, one of the reasons could be that the charger port in your laptop is not up to the task. Another reason that may arise is when your laptop battery is already depleted and your laptop is unable to charge; this is purely a battery issue.


A situation arose in which your Dell laptop was unable to charge owing to software difficulties. The computer’s power option is disabled, or the software fails to interact with the hardware.

Speaking of another issue, there is a very uncommon circumstance where you forget to turn off the switch, and sometimes the charger is not inserted properly. If you look at your charger closely, you’ll notice that it has two parts, one of which is not properly fixed, and you’ll get an error.

How to Fix a Dell Laptop That Isn’t Charging When Plugged In

Here, I’ll show you all of the options for repairing your Dell laptop’s plugged-in charger.

1. Examine the BIOS Options

It’s one of the most serious problems you can have with your Dell laptop, so try this method. I’ll show you a couple of ways to fix the problem by examining the BIOS settings.

Step 1: Make sure your laptop is turned off.

Step 2: On your laptop, simply press the power button and then immediately press F2 to bring up the BIOS settings.

Step 3: Next, immediately navigate to primary battery charge setup in power management.

Step 4: To resolve the charging issue, make sure to select the option.

Step 5: After completing all of the preceding procedures, you must reboot your laptop.

2. Reinstall the Battery Driver or the Power Management Driver

A battery driver is also one of the most common causes of errors. In order to fix the problem, you’ll need to reinstall the power management driver or the Battery driver; I’ll explain you how to do that in a few steps below.

Step 1: Press the window button, and a two-column menu displays on the screen.

Step 2: Select Control Panel from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: In the control panel, sub-click on the device manager.

Step 4: Select the power and battery option from the device manager menu.

Step 5: Then, on the power and battery option, right-click.

Step 6: Select the uninstall option and select the option to not interrupt the process while it is running.

Step 7: Connect your computer to the internet so that the reinstallation may take place.

Step 8: Next, go to the action tab and select the scan for hardware changes option.

Step 9: After successfully completing all of the preceding procedures, the device manager already notices the changes.

Step 10: Verify that the power and battery drivers were correctly reinstalled.

It is one of the effective solutions, and if the battery issue has not been resolved by this method, try another method in this post.

3. Plug Your Laptop 

When the power socket does not offer enough electricity, you will experience a charging problem.

There’s a chance you’ve previously connected the battery in your laptop and you’ve assigned all of the responsibility to the battery or the laptop’s socket, but the issue that develops in this unusual circumstance is no electricity or the UPS has failed to provide electricity.

Check to see if your charger can be correctly installed (in both the socket and the laptop) and if it has any cuts.

4. Check the Power Code 

Some people are unaware of the power code, which is the cable that fits within the rectangular section of the charger. The power code is a crucial part of the charger, and if it is not placed properly, you will most likely experience a charging issue.

The second option is to attempt a different power code and place it into the rectangular area of the charger so that it functions properly. Congratulations if this solution solves the charging problem; if not, try another method.

5. Experiment with a Different Charger

It’s possible that your charger has been torn from any side, rendering it unusable, or that any portion of the charger, such as the power code or the rectangular part, has failed, rendering the charger useless.

You are free to use a new/different charger to determine whether side of the issue occurred, i.e., the laptop or the charger, and if the issue occurred on the charger side, the issue has most likely been resolved.

6. Reconnect the Battery 

If your battery is removable, you can disconnect it and reattach it. If your battery is covered in dust, you can clean it with soft cloths, but don’t use any type of liquid, whether it’s water or a cleaner for the display, as it will harm your battery.

There’s also a chance that the battery isn’t connected properly, in which case reconnection of the battery is one of the best ways to fix the charging issue in the Dell laptop.

[Pro tip: Only use on removable batteries, and be sure to reconnect them gently and correctly.]

7. Replace the Battery

Dell is a well-known laptop and computer manufacturer. It creates some of the best and most affordable laptops.

The DELL laptop, on the other hand, has a replaceable battery, which allows you to replace the dell laptop’s battery with another to resolve the charging issue. I’ll demonstrate how to replace the battery –

Step 1: Learn about the many battery kinds in your laptop, such as 4 or 6 cells.

Step 2: Double-check that the battery you want to replace is in good working order and that you know what type of battery it is.

Step 3: Gently remove the battery.

Step 4: Replace the battery with a new one, remembering to follow step 2 while you do so.

8. Check the Motherboard at the Service Center

If you don’t see any problems with the charger, battery, power source, or socket, it’s conceivable that the problem is with your Motherboard. As a result, it is strongly advised that you go to the service centre rather than the local shop.

Local businesses repair the problem, but only on a temporary basis. All you have to do is phone a Dell service centre and ask for the location of the nearest service centre. Then take your Dell laptop to a Dell service centre.


I hope I’ve covered every viable and effective technique, and that the above solutions have resolved your laptop’s charging problem.