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Laptop Says No Battery Present-Solution, Reason and Resetting
One of the greatest merits that make a laptop supersede a desktop computer is a portability. The laptop has an inbuilt battery that stores charge therefore making it easy to carry around. Sometimes as one interacts with this tech may come across the notification “No battery present.” This does not mean that you will have to buy a new battery or laptop.
What to Do When Your Laptop Says No Battery Detected
There are many ways to work out the “No present battery condition.” Here is the process
1.Restart your laptop- Always restart your laptop when you face any computer-related problems. This helps to fix numerous problems of the system, including the battery error problem.?
2.Connect the laptop to the power plug- The laptop’s battery charge may be out and needs to be recharged for around 15mins before turning on the laptop.
3.Let the laptop cool for some time- Overheating might also be another cause that occurs when the laptop has been used for long hours or has blocked the air vents.
4.Conduct a power troubleshooter-?This will help in fixing issues with power setting off your computer. The Steps are:?
●Go to Settings?
●Select Update & Security?
●Then on Troubleshoot, select the Power option
●Run the troubleshooter
5.Conduct a Power Cycle-?This involves removing all cables connected to the laptop power source. Remove the battery physically and press the power button for about 15 seconds, put back the battery, and connect the power cable and power on the laptop normally.
6.Check the battery status. To check your battery status;
●Open the Device Manager and select Batteries.
●Right-click your laptop’s battery and select Properties.?
●If a notification displays to show the device is working properly, then the battery is fine, and the no battery detected might be a virus. If the message does not display, your battery needs replacement.
7.Reset or update BIOS default?
Another reason for the battery error is that there may be a chipset board problem. This requires you to check for the latest available bios update and chipset drivers for your laptop and install them. Here are the steps:
●Go to the device manufacturer’s website on your browser.
●Look for your device on the website.
●Once you have identified your device credentials, go to the BIOS category, and download the BIOS update file and save it on the desktop.
●Double click and install by following the instructions that appear on the screen.
●The computer system will reboot and update the BIOS.
To reset BIOS, turn windows on your laptop and go to bios set up by pressing the key that appears on the first screen as the computer starts up. Select the options Restore Defaults, then save and exit. Later, start your laptop as usual.
For HP systems, they come with a pre-installed program called HP support assistant. After opening the HP support assistant, select troubleshoot to perform a battery test. This program may detect the exact problem of why the battery is not being detected and can provide solutions.
Why does your Dell laptop say no battery present?
Dell is one of the top leading companies in the manufacture of gadgets such as laptops and computers in the world, and some consumers have had displeasure with the pop-up issue of no battery present. Below are the probable causes to this problem;
1.The battery is placed Incorrectly. This may require you to shut down the laptop and place the battery correctly.
2.This may also be because of the battery aging thus cannot hold a charge. In this case, there is a need to replace the battery with a new one.
3.The charging circuit may have an error resulting in the system not seeing the battery.
4.Battery connectors are either damaged or corroded. This results in poor connection; hence the damaged parts need to be replaced.
5.Overheating of the battery. High environmental temperatures, poor ventilation, and extremely low temperatures may cause overheating. The low temperatures lead to thermal sensors’ failure to monitor the battery condition or state. The overheating problem is solved by ensuring the battery is back to a reasonable temperature ranging from 12-29 degrees Celsius. Afterward, reset the battery.
6.The battery is a non-dell. Dell has a reputation for installing sensors in their batteries, and if a battery that is non- dell is replaced in a laptop might not be detected. This may cause the laptop to display an error code. This is to restrict users from purchasing dell manufactured batteries. The battery may still function in running the laptop but will not display the correct time remaining for the battery and statistics for the percentage.
How do you reset your laptop battery?
One way which you can use to solve the “No battery present” is to reset your laptop battery. Even without specialized computer knowledge, you can reset your laptop battery at home with no tool. All that you need is endurance and time.
Below are the steps to follow when resetting the laptop’s battery;
1.Right-click on the Start Menu and select device Manager
2.On the device manager window, click on batteries to expand the categories
3.Right-click on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant control method battery, then select Uninstall
4.Click on the Action tab and select the option hardware changes.
5.Shut down the computer and then disconnect the power supply cable.
6.Insert the battery and connect the power supply cable and start the computer.
1.Let your laptop drain power completely.
2.Ensure that you have saved any sensitive file or important work before the resetting process. This will help you to avoid frustrations.
3.Close and flip the laptop for better access to the battery.
4.Use tab or buttons of the laptop casing and delete everything.
5.If you have a dedicated reset button on the laptop’s battery, press it.
No present battery message in laptops is usually because of physical damage either to battery or laptop, outdated drivers, and other soft wares. Also, overheating of the battery. This does not mean the battery or laptop needs to be replaced, but a solution such as updating software, resetting the battery, allowing the laptop to cool can help to solve the problem.