I've figured out that to make my laptop work, I have to run it without the battery. If I get a new battery, will it work right or am I stuck with AC with this laptop? And should I get a factory replacement or is there something better out there?
I had the same problem once before. I bought a new battery but it did not help. I ended up having to install all the Acer speciffic software, i.e. empowering framework, ePerformance and most importantly the ePower Management software. Once I installed all that, my batt icon showed up and started charging. Before that it wouldn't even recognize the batt. Hope this helps.
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You need to replace the battery. A lot of laptops will work from AC adapter when the battery is out but when the battery is installed they default to battery and the AC adapter defaults to charging. When the battery is bad you get the results you describe. If for some reason it did the same thing with a new battery then the power circuit would need to be replaced, but this is not typically the case. Almost every time I have fixed someones Laptop with the problem you describe, a new battery was the solution.
Yeah, i think your HDD might be lifespan is nearing it end. if you want to back up your data inside that HDD, assuming you gonna buy a new HDD soon, just give your current HDD to the seller and they will gladly extract whatever they can from it to your new HDD.
Is the AC Power adapter the original adapter of the laptop? If it is,
try to drain the battery and charge it for 8-12 hours without using or opening the laptop just charge it. After charging, remove the power adapter as you open your laptop. Make this way a habbit of using and charging your laptop to make the charging and battery life last long.
Sounds to me like the transformer circuit that enables the batery to charge. If you have bought your machine within the last 12 months it should still be covered by warranty so go back to the supplier. If not covered I wouod still try as it is not beyond reasonable expecations that the machine will operate perfectly in very way for more than 1 year.
Yeah It Sounds like the battery is just had its last charge they only last for about 300 charges a piece i would get a new one go for at least a six cell they will last longer...Let me know if this works for you.
I think due to Battery your laptop should not be slow . But as per the RAM in your laptop you need to add some more RAM with WinXP and SP3 with the type of Configuration it will be slow with or without power.
Right click on the desktop, then click properties. Open the screen saver tab and you will see a box that reads power. You can adjust your power settings from there. Although it sounds to me like your battery may be wearing out and need replacing. If you're new settings don't work, try running it just on AC without the battery for a while and see if it does the same things.
The problem is the battery as mentioned before. Disabling "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Battery Method" should solve the problem of the keybord and the mouse, this is, because the driver dosen't work properly with a bad battery. I think it fires a lot of hard interruptions that are blocking the keybord and the mouse interruption to the system (each time a key is pressed an interruption is send to the processor... if the battery driver sends a lot of interruptions, the key interruptions don't have time to be processed in time - that explains the fact that the system responds to a key press is that bad)