I have an Acer 5610 and the original AC/DC adapter got was ruined. I decided to buy a new one. I did and when i plugged it in and turned it on, it would load normally. After waiting or doing work with the laptop after 10 min or so, the screen would go black with the power button light still green. I cannot hear the fan or any other normal noise the laptop produces. I put it in safe mode and it would last about 20 min more. A blue screen appears sometimes telling me that i need to check my video card or something close to that nature. This happens even when the charger is not plugged in. What could be th problem? Email me with the solution at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes! the DC jack will probably need to be resolded, and I would recommend replacing the power adapter because it may fix your problem, I find the universal supplies don't fit as tight as the original ones. www.ebay.com is a good place to start for power supply replacement.
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Im very sorry to hear that, please follow these simple steps for you to be able to isolate the exact problem.
1. Removed the battery.
2. Connect the laptop directly to the power outlet without using the battery just for the meantime.
3. Turn on the laptop. If the laptop is able to power on, that means that the AC adapter is working fine as well as the DC port. If the laptop is not able to turn on, it maybe the AC adapter itself or the DC port.
4. Try to use another AC adapter if possible, make sure that that AC adapter is working fine. If the laptop is still not turning on, the problem is with the DC port itself. In that case, you will need to replaced the Motherboard itself.
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The replacement doesn't have to be an Acer. I have seen after market replacements, that work better than the original battery.
When you buy a new battery, you should consider looking at the number of mAh. It is written on the battery. This number indicates the time before complete discharge.
I have seen original Acer batteries that were 2200mAh, while replacements were 4400mAh. So if the 2200mAh gives you 3 hours of working time before recharging, the 4400 could give you twice as much, so nearly 6 hours.
I have used the new Forza brand replacement batteries on a Acer Aspire One, and I am very glad with the results. I am not sure if they have the model you are looking for. if they have it, you should get one.
Here is the link to a company in Canada that has replacement AC adapters for Acer. The AC adapter for the Acer Aspire One D250 has a DC output of 19 volts at 1.58 amps which is what the AC adapter at the following link has. The price is C$12.99 so it is relatively inexpensive. http://www.battdepot.ca/model/acer/aspire+one+a110-1295/ac19v30u.aspx
If you are handy with a soldering iron, you might try wiggling along the wire from the adapter to the plug on the D250. You might find one point where the wiggling consistently turns the D250 battery led on and off. If so then you can cut the offending section out and resolder the pair of wires back together. Make sure you don't switch the wires around. The plug has a negative shell and a positive tip. Should check with a voltmeter before you solder the wires and also recheck afterwards at the plug itself. Also make sure the wires at the solder point are well insulated so as not to short out across the pair. If you have in any doubts about doing this kind of repair, it would be better to just buy a replacement adapter.
Finally, you may be able to find an AC adapter retailer in the UK so as to possible have lower shipping costs. All I did was just google search "acer aspire one ac adapter"....
Hi, If after the replacing the AC adapter the problem still persists , the power board on the motherboard has gone bad. The same can be repaired, but would require you to take the system in for repairs. if the system is under warranty then the best thing to do is get the motherboard replaced.
But before you buy a new battery, You need to again repair the power plug where your adaptor's plug is inserted so that it will not create any problem later. There might be loose connection or sort wiring.. Good luck..
You might want to try another power adapter first before replacing the board though.
If you do decide to replace the board I always use the same exact part number to avoid having to re-install windows, etc. You can do some research though to see if a higher revision will work. That info usually isn't available on the net though :(
If the board is available on the cheap then I'd say go ahead and fix this laptop otherwise lots of them are going for 200-300 this Black Friday ;)
You First need to test your AC Adapter Cord...
You can test if you have a secondary known working one.. plug that one in to see if same issue occurs.. OR you will need to test the AC Adapter using a multimeter (available at any home improvement store for under $7).. When testing the Plug End on the AC Adapter - Hold The Negative Test Prod Of the Multimeter to the Outer Side Of the Plug Tip, and Put The Positive(red) Test Prod Inside The Plug Tip... See If You Have Power Through The AC Adapter Tip... You Might Need To Slightly Wiggle The Cord Near The Tip End To See If THere Is A Short In The Cord....
If Cord Tests Good....
You Will Need To Replace The Laptops DC Jack...
The DC Jack is the port where your AC Adapter Plugs into on the laptop..
Your Faulty DC Jack Would Need to be desoldered, the motherboard cleaned of all old flux, Re-Tin The Contact Pads and then Resolder a New DC Jack Onto The Motherboard...
If you plugged in the ac adapter, and you still get no power and cannot turn it on, the first thing to check is the AC adapter. Get a voltage meter, set it to 200 DC, put the positive on the inside and the ground on the outside. Unless you have a highpower alienware laptop, it should read +/- 20 V, most likely 19.xx. If your AC adapter is good, then the DC jack, what the adapter plugs into, is bad. In this case, the laptop will have to be disassembled, the mother boared removed, the old DC jack de-soldered and taken off, and a new DC jack soldered on. You would really need to take it to a qualified techninician at a shop to di it.