Quick Fix: Battery Not Charging

Yesterday my brother’s HP Pavilion dm1 notebook suddenly showed a ‘battery not charging’ notification. Naturally the culprit is either the power supply or the battery itself which isn’t really all that favorable because the battery cost a lot to replace; Battery charging isn’t normally controlled by software unless you specifically tell it to.


Initially we checked the purchase date to check whether or not it could be taken to the service center for free but this one has already passed the one year mark so that option is no longer open. Normally the charging light changes from white to orange when charging is taking place and when the drained battery is put into power, no color change occurs and it is not a good sign. However, one time when the plug was being pulled out, I noticed the light turn orange for a split second. So we tried slowly plugging in the power connection and suddenly the light was a steady orange. And there we have the quick fix!

If you have a problem with a battery that is not charging and is sure that the power supply has no problem, try plugging in the power connection slowly and just maybe, you’ll save yourself time and money taking it in for repairs.

    • Richard
    • June 3rd, 2012

    What if the charging light doesn’t come on at all regardless of how fast or slowly the lead is plugged in? The charger works on another laptop.

      • Mark Obra
      • June 3rd, 2012

      Even in desktops, a light should come on once power is provided, it may mean that your board (inside the laptop) might already have been compromised, I’d advise to bring it to your nearest service station.

    • April
    • September 16th, 2012

    after reading this, just realize that I am just plugging in the plug too hard towards the unit that is why I having the same problem. Lets just take it easy plugging it.. mine just now fixed ::)

      • Mark Obra
      • September 17th, 2012

      Glad to have helped in finding the solution. Thank you for dropping by ^_^

    • Irish
    • January 9th, 2013

    thanks for the tip..having problems in charging my laptop lately..my laptop is also outside the 1-year warranty already. glad to came across this blog.. 🙂

      • Mark Obra
      • January 10th, 2013

      Glad to have helped. Thank you for dropping by!

    • tari
    • April 10th, 2013

    thanx it worked…i had to insert it very slowly and made little turns to adjust till the red light glowed.

      • Mark Obra
      • April 16th, 2013

      great to hear the solution worked for you tari!

    • KateG
    • July 29th, 2013

    Wow! Thanks so much! I just tried this, and it totally worked! You’ve saved me $$$.

      • Mark Obra
      • July 29th, 2013

      Great to know! Thanks for dropping by KateG!

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    • Jeanne
    • November 2nd, 2014

    THANK – YOU !!!!!!! You fixed the problem for me. 😀

      • Mark Obra
      • November 4th, 2014

      I’m glad go be of help Jeanne! Thanks for dropping by!

    • duman
    • November 14th, 2016

    Thanks, now I know orange the color of the light right and not mine.

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