Will Watts Senior Administrator, Security Analyst Staff member Joined Mar 4, 2012 Posts 6,513 Location %tmp% Jul 11, 2013 #1 I've just noticed today that my laptop battery won't charge past 54% - I unplugged power just now to run it off battery and got it down to 53%, the message now reads "Plugged in, not charging". After a few minutes, the laptop has actually started charging again (Getting back up to 54%, not sure if it'll get any higher but I'm not expecting it to.) I'll take a guess and say the battery is dying - any way to check? Any other problems that could cause a similar issue? Don't particularly want to spend money on a new battery, but I pretty much always have the laptop plugged in anyway. If it's plugged in, does it matter if the battery completely dies?