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Want to receive 'battery not charging' notification

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    Want to receive 'battery not charging' notification


    In the past when my battery was fully charged there came a notification something like this:
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    I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think its coming back and I would like to get it back, else my battery will die too soon. I forget regularly to unplug the cable.

    Ps. apologies for the language (again), can't change it at work because my english isn't very well with searching new through programs.

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    Usually that "Battery Not Charging" message means the charger is not working. Dell has a diagnostic test for the battery - this link is for English site (you may want to go to Netherlands site) Product Support | Dell US

    Also, you may want to go to Dell website and see if all your drivers/software are the most current. This is the English site for your laptop Product Support | Dell US
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    Also, it's not really a problem to "overcharge" batteries these days, or at least not the issue it once was. Once it gets to 100%, the battery will not be charged any more; power to it will cease. Once the battery level drops to something like 94%, then it'll begin to recharge again. If you do keep your laptop continually connected to a power supply, then you should occasionally allow the battery to drain to about 10 to 20% then reconnect the power supply to charge it back up again. Some manufacturers will say this should be done weekly, but others will go as far as monthly (Apple, for instance).

    It seems that you don't have your laptop connected to a power supply all the time, but occasionally forget to disconnect. In this instance, I'd not worry about such usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    Usually that "Battery Not Charging" message means the charger is not working. Dell has a diagnostic test for the battery - this link is for English site (you may want to go to Netherlands site) Product Support | Dell US

    Also, you may want to go to Dell website and see if all your drivers/software are the most current. This is the English site for your laptop Product Support | Dell US
    It usually indeed means that the charger is not working, but I'm not worried about a broken charger.
    I ran the diagnostic tests, but because of a language switch the result says I can't trust it for a 100%. If I ignore the warning it says something like that my battery is almost at the and of the life.
    I have the most current driver and software for my laptop, since the last updates are probably from 1-2 years ago. I'm not going to update them because if I do, windows update will give me automaticly the drivers from the dell site over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gort View Post
    Also, it's not really a problem to "overcharge" batteries these days, or at least not the issue it once was. Once it gets to 100%, the battery will not be charged any more; power to it will cease. Once the battery level drops to something like 94%, then it'll begin to recharge again. If you do keep your laptop continually connected to a power supply, then you should occasionally allow the battery to drain to about 10 to 20% then reconnect the power supply to charge it back up again. Some manufacturers will say this should be done weekly, but others will go as far as monthly (Apple, for instance).

    It seems that you don't have your laptop connected to a power supply all the time, but occasionally forget to disconnect. In this instance, I'd not worry about such usage.
    Does that also counts for laptops that are almost 2 years old?
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Does that also counts for laptops that are almost 2 years old?
    Sure, shouldn't be a problem for a machine of that age. However, one thing to realise is that heat can affect a battery more so than anything else, so always being connected adds to the heat generated. Whether this additional heat is enough to damage your battery isn't clear cut, as it depends on your usage, how cool your room is and whether you use some sort of cooling device. But, as for whether you can have the laptop always connected (not that that is what you're doing, but still pertinent), I'd say that as long as you occasionally use the battery, then it shouldn't really be a problem.

    Some links below giving mixed suggestions (read some of the comments, too).

    Should I Leave My Laptop Plugged In All The Time?
    Laptop battery myths – Marco.org
    Can I leave a laptop running all the time?
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