FIX: No battery is detected on Windows 10

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Without a battery, it is almost impossible to do anything on your laptop because that’s the main source of the device’s power. However, sometimes you may have the battery, but your laptop may send a message saying that ‘No battery is detected‘, and this concern has been raised by users of Windows 10 operating system.

When this happens, one of the first instincts would be to remove and replace the battery, or restart the machine, but if these quick fixes don’t help, you can try the solutions listed below.

FIX: No battery is detected on Windows 10

  1. Run the Power troubleshooter
  2. Perform a power cycle on your laptop
  3. Update your BIOS
  4. Check the battery and ACPI settings
  5. Do a battery driver reset

1. Run the Power troubleshooter

This helps to find and fix issues with your computer’s power settings. To do this:

  • Click Start and select Control panel

  • In the control panel search box, type Troubleshooter
  • Click Troubleshooting

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  • Click System and Security

  • Click Power and then click Next

2. Perform a power cycle on your laptop

  • Unplug all external devices from the laptop.
  • Take out the battery.
  • Press the power button of the laptop for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Insert the battery and restart the computer.
  • Connect the AC adapter and check if your machine can detect the battery again.

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3. Update your BIOS

If you get the ‘No battery is detected’ alert on your computer, there may be a problem with the chipset board, so you may have to check and install the latest available BIOS update and chipset drivers for your device.

Note: When you’re updating the BIOS, ensure the battery is present and your AC adapter is plugged in.

  • Open a web browser and go to your device manufacturer’s website
  • Browse for your device on the website
  • Once you find the correct one, go to the BIOS category, and download the BIOS update file then save to the desktop
  • Double click on it and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation
  • A reboot for your system will be done and the BIOS will be updated

If the problem persists, then most probably the issue might with the hardware. In which case, contact your computer’s manufacturer.

4. Check the battery and ACPI settings

It could be that your battery is aging, and may not show up in the BIOS. But, check ACPI settings first to see if the battery shows there. To do this:

  • Right click Start and select Device Manager
  • Click Batteries to expand the category

  • Click ACPI to check the settings as the battery can enable or disable from there
  • Check your BIOS to see if the battery shows up there. If If the battery is not being detected in the BIOS then the problem is either with the battery itself or the battery bay/motherboard on the

Note: If you have access to another battery, try it in your computer and see if your computer is the problem, or the battery. Try your battery in a different computer also to see if it’ll be detected or not.

— RELATED: Fix: Windows 10 low battery notification not working

5. Do a battery driver reset

  • Right click Start and select Device Manager

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  • Click Batteries to expand the category

  • Right click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant control method battery and select Uninstall

  • Click Action tab and select Scan for hardware changes

  • Shut the computer down
  • Disconnect the A/C power supply
  • Insert the battery.
  • Insert the A/C power supply and start the computer.

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