You have to rush to send in a report and your laptop acts finicky, relax! Consider the troubleshooting options listed below:
Understand the issue and does a laptop reviews. It is best sometimes to do product review before losing your mind.
If your laptop battery is not getting charged or the indication of battery charging is missing, it is likely that the battery is operating properly but the power management software could be corrupt.
Uninstall and reinstall the power management software. Use the device manager to do this. This document illustrates the process to uninstall and reinstall the ACPI battery listing in Window Vista. It also specifics how to obtain and install updated BIOS files.
Steps to correct battery's power management software:
Click start and type the word "device" in the search field, then select Device Manager.
Battery category should be expanded further
Below the Batteries category, right click Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery listing and then select Uninstall. Beware, do not remove the Microsoft AC Adapter driver or for that matter ACPI compliant driver.
On the task bar Device Manager, click Scan for the hardware changes. Select Action then scan for hardware changes. Windows will then end up scanning your computer for the hardware that do not have the drivers installed. This will install the drivers necessary to manage your battery power. Now you managed to solve the issue and see the battery indicating charging.
If the laptop is working fine when plugged but stops working when unplugged it is relatively that either the laptop battery is bad or the laptop is not charging the battery properly.
Make sure the laptop has been charging from the power plug for a minimum of two hours before you attempted to unplug it. In some cases, the battery can become loose. Remove it and then try connecting it back again.
To remove the batteries from the laptop try this:
Third party utility
Use a third party battery utility. It determines the total capacity of the battery. Battery Care is a free software utility. It is capable of doing this.
Refresh the battery through the CMOS Setup, some manufacturers allow it.
Replace the battery or the AC adapter. If your laptop is still in warranty, you are lucky. Skip to this next step:
If you have completed the above steps, replacing the battery in the laptop or AC adapter is a good decision. In most situations it is a defective battery.
Computer AC / DC cable is not good enough to allow the computer battery to charge. Verify that the AC / DC cable is good enough by removing the battery from the laptop. Check if the laptop can power without the battery.
If the power plug is good then the laptop battery is bad. If you are using a laptop with Microsoft Windows you can consider getting and installing Battery Care on the computer to keep a watch on the total capacity of the battery.
Battery charger board may be bad, and you have replaced it with an alternate battery from an alternate identical laptop desk which if it does not work, check your power or charger board. It might be that the power or charger board inside the laptop is faulty. Then you need to send the laptop to be repaired.