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Techinstein
07-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Okso I just got my ASUS G75VW-BBK5 a little bit ago. And I amnot sure if this is a big problem but it is to me. So the battery icon on the bottom right I move my mouse over it and it says Plugged in, not charging. Help please. I well need the battery soon as I am going on a trip. Appreciate it and well thank you a lot if you help me fix the problem.

cl-scott
07-18-2012, 04:56 PM
This may not be an issue. In an effort to extend the overall life of the battery, laptops do not keep them at 100% charge all the time. They will charge them up, then let them slowly lose charge down to around 95-97% before charging them back up again.

So the first thing you should do is run the unit on battery power alone for a little time. Get it down to around 65-70% and then plug in the AC adapter. If it is still not charging, then you have a legitimate issue.

I am not sure how long "a little bit ago" is exactly, but if you're within the exchange/return window of the retailer you bought it from, then I would suggest going that route as the most expedient solution.

Cecil_2099
07-18-2012, 06:16 PM
It's normal.

Shawnnepc
07-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Let the laptop discharge to about 20% , reboot and then charge.

kiba
07-18-2012, 11:18 PM
its the best buy curse





jk :P

earwaxntoast
02-06-2013, 10:09 PM
folks have reported that this is normal, and by design so that the battery doesn't overcharge... however I dropped my batter down to 11% just to test battery life, and still got the 'plugged in, not charging' message. Thinking that it might be the asus power management software, I booted into Ubuntu linux and worked the remainder of the day, and the battery never charged.

I was able to finally get it to start charging again by removing the battery while it was on and plugged in, then reinserting the same battery. Now the battery is charging once more.

Since it's OS independent, and the battery bounce seemed to fix the issue, it seems as if the problem lies within EFI/BIOS.

I'm running the BIOS emlation/ legacy boot options in the EFI in order to boot multiple OS's.

vintagepimpage
02-06-2013, 10:41 PM
11% is not normal. 97% is. At one point I read somewhere in ASUS's documentation that it won't charge the battery if it's above 95%.

Feud
02-06-2013, 11:16 PM
11% is not normal. 97% is. At one point I read somewhere in ASUS's documentation that it won't charge the battery if it's above 95%.

This is actually true. If the battery is above 95% it will not charge.

Dreamonic
02-06-2013, 11:25 PM
While this is true, there are some bugs in Windows regarding battery control.

One of the fixes if you get what vintagepimpage had, is to go to: Device Manager -> Batteries : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery.

Right-click and "Uninstall" it.

Remove AC from laptop.

Back to Device Manager -> Actions : "Scan for hardware changes."

When Windows finishes installing the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver, plug your AC back in.

It should now start charging.


I've had to do this myself a few times when it was under 50%.

cl-Albert
02-07-2013, 12:00 AM
According to page 33 of the English G75VW User's manual E7093 (yeah, I actually read it) posted on the ASUS download site:
"The battery starts charging when the charge remaining in the battery drops below 95%. This prevents the battery from charging frequently. Minimizing the recharge cycles helps prolong battery life."

It also mentions something else which I wonder will ever happen:
"The battery stops charging if the temperature is too high or the battery voltage is too high."

Also, if anybody is interested and still using the original factory Windows image, you can find a copy of the user's manual for your ASUS notebook under the C:/eSupport folder along with the original drivers.

Zygomorphic
02-07-2013, 02:00 AM
Temperature can get too high during gaming or intensive computer usage sessions. Charging the battery at higher temperatures wears it out quicker, as does micro-cycling.

Slow-pC
02-07-2013, 06:20 PM
I had an "issue" with my BBk sitting at 98% or 99% ... so like night I did a calibration on it.
Went into the other room , hooked it up to the projector and played some dead space 3 on the battery until windows 8 shutdown due to battery.
Turned it on again and waited for it to shutdown again ... and did that again until it would not turn on again.
Letting it sit overnight (as it was in sleep mode basically) I woke up this morning and then plugged it in to charge.

Now... 100% charged is it listed at.

Maybe try that.

Feud
02-07-2013, 11:50 PM
If you download HWMonitor (http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html) it will show you the current mWh capacity of the battery. If the Current Capacity listed does not match the Full Charge Capacity then it obviously isn't fully charged (hence why it will sit at 99% sometimes while it finishes the last increments of the charge).