Is your laptop showing the error message – Consider replacing the battery? There is nothing to worry about it as this is quite a common issue. In fact, there are 20% chances that you actually need to replace the battery. Mostly, the problem arises due to bugs and viruses. So, in that case, don’t just jump to the conclusion that your battery is faulty and needs replacement.
Sometimes when you use the poor version of Windows can also cause this problem. So, make sure that you are running the current version of Operating System.
So What does this Error Message Mean?
See, the message can imply a lot of things. Let’s check out the possible signs.
Old battery –
This is a very common problem. When the battery becomes old, it needs replacement. But, if your system is new read further for deeper explanations.
The Old version of Windows –
As I mentioned earlier, make sure that you use the current version of Windows. Also, do not forget to include latest patches and hotfixes.
Try not to keep the battery plugged in the adapter even after the battery is fully charged.
When the battery charging is going on, try not to plug in and plug out in between that time. It affects the functionality of your laptop battery.
Now, that you know what may have caused the error message, let’s talk about the essential steps to resolve this problem.
Resolve the Error Message:
Update your Windows:
This is one of the most common reasons that lead to this kind of error message. So, when you update Windows, just make sure that you are using the latest version only,
- Go to Start
- Windows Update
- Locate the recent and latest updates
You may receive different kinds of updates. But update the ones that you need. Finally, restart your PC and see if the problem is fixed.
If you are still facing the problem, go to the next solution.
Charge 100% and Discharge Battery:
I have tried out this method and is really beneficial. Charge the laptop battery for 100% or 95% and then unplug the charger. Now, work on your laptop till the battery reaches 15%. Then plug the power source and start charging again.
Repeat this process for 5-7 days.
As I tried out the step all by myself, I know that this will really work. So, next time if you face the error message that asks you to replace your battery embrace this method.
Update the battery Driver:
Follow the steps below to update the driver
- Go to Start.
- Open the Device Manager.
- Find the battery icon over there.
- Locate Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery.
- Right, click on it.
- Uninstall it.
Now, you will not be able to see the battery icon on the system tray. Use the PC just like this for 2-3 hours. Finally, switch off your PC and stop using the battery for 6-8 hours. After 1-2 days, this problem will be fixed.
So, these are the immediate solutions to fix the problem. You can also avoid this problem if you use the right battery for your laptop. It is always recommended to not use any random battery.