Top 10 reasons a Laptop Battery Will Not Charge

1. Worn-out or Defective laptop charger

Laptop power adapters can wear-out over time from kinks in the cord or from other wear and tear.

2. Underpowered Laptop Charger

Often times a laptop charger does not have enough power to charge the battery while also running the laptop. This is common with extended run and universal laptop batteries and chargers. Be sure the power ratings on your laptop, battery and power cord all match up.

3. Defective or worn-out power socket on laptop chassis

This is one of the most common reasons why a laptop does not charge properly. Do you try to position your charger cord “just-right” until the charger light comes on? Chances are you need to replace the laptop power socket. This can be an easy fix with a little bit of research and the right tools.

4. Laptop was not properly restarted when new battery was installed

Some laptops need to be powered-down in order for them to recognize the new battery. Closing the laptop screen or using the on/off switch may only put your laptop into hibernate or sleep mode. Be sure to properly restart or power-down your laptop after installing the new battery.

5. Battery was run all the way to zero percent

If a battery was run all the way to zero percent, sometimes the battery will not have enough energy to power on. This battery is likely beyond repair and will need to be replaced.

6. Battery was not charged 100% before first use

When batteries are new, they are not at 100% capacity yet. They need a little bit of exercise for them to hold their full charge. Charge the battery overnight and use until 20% then recharge the battery again. Repeat this 5 times and your battery will be fully conditioned.

7. Laptop was recently upgraded to a new version of Windows

Changing the operating system on your laptop (especially Windows 7) may result in mixed communication between the laptop and the battery

8. Battery management software is incorrectly calibrated.

Sometimes the battery may be charged but the power gauge is not reading accurately. This is common on extended run batteries. You may need to condition your laptop battery. Go to our calibrate a laptop battery page.

9. Battery is defective

All laptop batteries and power cords from Laptop Battery Express carry a full 2 year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

10. Recharging circuit on motherboard is defective.

This is the least likely reason but can still happen. This requires the replacement of the motherboard. This repair can cost up to $500.

Our Quality

Don’t be fooled by cheap batteries.

  • Not all laptop batteries are created equal. There is a huge difference in quality between battery makers.
  • Most people are familiar with the quality differences of alkaline batteries versus heavy duty batteries. Alkaline batteries cost twice as much as Heavy Duty batteries but alkaline batteries last 10 times longer.
  • Computer batteries have a similar variation in quality. Cheaper laptop batteries use inferior, low grade battery materials that have a service life of 3 to 6 months. In addition, low-end batteries have an out-of-the-box failure rate as high as one in five.
  • If you have purchased one of these batteries, and are now in the market for another one, you know how difficult it is to return something when the vender has no phone number and you are responsible for the warranty.
  • If you are trying to minimize your costs, quality in battery materials represents the classic case where cheaper cost more and quality cost less.
  • It takes 6 low end batteries with a 6 month life to match 1 of our batteries with a typical 1 year service life.

Teksus Power Solution sells only batteries with the highest quality components inside the battery pack, which provides a usual service life of 1&1/2 to 2 years (300-500 recharge cycles). Go to our homepage for the latest, highest quality laptop batteries.

We use the same quality components inside our batteries as found in many OEM name brand batteries.

What’s inside a computer battery pack is what determines the quality.

Today, just about every name brand computer battery is assembled in China including the Teksus brand. But the key to quality is the components inside the battery pack. Especially the lithium-ion cells that actually hold the energy as well as the circuit board that transmits the data from the battery in communication with your laptop.

An Teksus brand laptop battery from Laptop Battery Express features these key components:

  • The longest running lithium-ion battery cells.
  • The industry’s best computer battery circuitry.
  • Hand assembled with ISO quality checks along the way.
  • A Full 1 Year warranty, Double the warranty of original name brand batteries!
  • Is individually tested before it leaves the factory
    has passed the CE Certificate Approval Safety Standard
    is backed by a full 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.

These components are the key ingredients to a computer battery that has a long run time as well as a longer service life. Our batteries are not only equal to your original battery, but often times are even better.

With superior energy capacity, our mAh (MiliAmp hour and WHr ratings) often exceeds that of your original battery. (The higher the number, the better the run time). In any case, they will work flawlessly.