My laptop has been doing this for a few weeks now. Whenever the power goes, or it is unplugged for whatever reason, it turns off.
I’ve been noticing a strange battery behavior even since before this issue, so I think I now have a pretty clear idea of what’s causing my laptop to shut off when unplugged.
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The Background Of My Issue
For a few months, I’ve been noticing that my laptop charging goes on and off. Finally, it’s at the point that it can’t even stay on when unplugged. It immediately turns itself off.
Any hints? Why this might be happening. 🤔
The Problem Now
Right now, I think the battery is so old that it needs a replacement. It can’t even power the laptop for a few seconds- immediately shuts down when the power goes.
It’s been working hard since March 2019 when I got my Acer Predator Helios 300. Also, I always keep it plugged in, so that also may be a factor why my battery died sooner than I expected.
Or maybe not?
Because my previous laptop that I had before Helios 300, HP ProBook 450 G2 (which I may have purchased in 2015), is still alive and kicking; no battery issues whatsoever until today.
Also, I kept that laptop plugged in all the time, too. This also shows how reliable HP’s laptops are.
Anyway, I’ll follow whatever good battery charging habits I can to keep my laptop battery healthy and prolong its lifespan.
What’s the Solution?
Well, the solution is to get a new battery and throw out the old one. However, try to properly dispose of your laptop battery, as laptops are of the major sources of e-waste today.
Other Possible Reasons
There can be more reasons that I haven’t experienced myself, I just shared what’s the case with my issue and how am I going to fix it.
However, if your laptop is also turning off when it’s unplugged (and it’s still new, less than a year old), it may be that the battery’s connection is loose or something? (If you had opened your laptop recently.)
Additionally, you could simply try to hard-reset your laptop. Also, there’s an option to reset your battery, apparently? Try that as well.
If none of these methods work for you, try and update your bios as the last resort. If even this does not work, I think it’s time to visit your nearby computer technician. 😉