Asus laptop not recognising battery

  Stoneleigh 19:58 16 Jun 2018

Hi All

Since the latest Windows 10 update, my laptop no longer seems to be recognising the battery. It looks like it's charging but then the animation stops and I get 0%, plugged in, battery charging. If I pull the mains lead out though, the laptop dies. I've tried a new battery and new lead to no avail. I've searched for a battery driver without luck. I've even thought of updating the bios but it wont let me do this as I get a message telling me that the battery has to be at least 20% charged, I suspect both batteries have some charge but the laptop isn't seeing it for some reason.

Can anyone help me please.


  alanrwood 09:16 31 Aug 2018

Sorry to say it but it sounds like the battery has finally given up the ghost.

  Bris 10:34 31 Aug 2018

As you are getting the same problem with 2 batteries and the problem only occured since the last W10 update, try the following click here, although it refers to upgrading to W10 the same will apply with updates.

If that fails try doing a system restore prior the latest updates.

  Halmerend 15:26 31 Aug 2018

Yes it’s the same for both batteries. Sorry for the delay in responding. Will take a look at the recommendations thank you,

  alanrwood 17:33 31 Aug 2018

" I've tried a new battery".

Sorry missed this in your post. Please ignore my post above.

  Halmerend 10:19 15 Sep 2018

I'm not sure that the battery report tells me much to be honest.

Wonder if the new one I've bought is dud too.

  Halmerend 10:22 15 Sep 2018

Installed batteries Information about each currently installed battery BATTERY 1 NAME X550A26 MANUFACTURER ASUSTeK SERIAL NUMBER - CHEMISTRY LIon DESIGN CAPACITY 860,106 mWh FULL CHARGE CAPACITY 31,058 mWh CYCLE COUNT 8595 Recent usage Power states over the last 3 days START TIME STATE SOURCE CAPACITY REMAINING - - - - - Battery usage Battery drains over the last 3 days START TIME STATE DURATION ENERGY DRAINED - - - - - Usage history History of system usage on AC and battery BATTERY DURATION AC DURATION PERIOD ACTIVE CONNECTED STANDBY ACTIVE CONNECTED STANDBY 2018-06-09 - 2018-06-16 - - 4:00:03 - 2018-06-16 - 2018-06-23 - - 2:00:17 - Battery capacity history Charge capacity history of the system's batteries PERIOD FULL CHARGE CAPACITY DESIGN CAPACITY 2018-06-09 - 2018-06-16 28,457 mWh 37,752 mWh 2018-06-16 - 2018-06-23 28,428 mWh 37,752 mWh Battery life estimates Battery life estimates based on observed drains AT FULL CHARGE AT DESIGN CAPACITY PERIOD ACTIVE CONNECTED STANDBY ACTIVE CONNECTED STANDBY 2018-06-09 - 2018-06-16 - - - - 2018-06-16 - 2018-06-23 - - - - Current estimate of battery life based on all observed drains since OS install Since OS install - - - -

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