On the DV5000 there is a lock that slides into place when the battery is inserted. There are little tabs on the plastic slider that lock onto the battery. It looks like these tabs have broken off, so the battery can stay in place. Is there any way for me to replace this locking mechanism?
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Laptop batteries power a laptop when it is not connected to an electrical outlet. If the laptop battery fails to charge when the laptop is plugged into an electrical outlet, the battery is likely dead and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately there is no way to fix a dead battery. However, while a dead battery is the likely cause, it is not the only cause. The AC adapter may be broken, in which case the battery won't charge, or the battery contacts may be dirty and need cleaning. Prior to replacing the battery, perform simple tasks to ensure a dead battery is the cause of the problems.
1.Power down the laptop. Gently pull the AC adapter from the side of the laptop for removal.
2.Place the laptop in front of you, bottom side up. Locate the battery release mechanism. This can be a button that slides or needs to be pushed to unlock or release the laptop battery from the housing unit. Press or slide the mechanism. Slide or lift the battery from the battery bay for removal.
3.Insert the AC adapter into the side of the laptop. Power on the laptop. If the laptop does not power on, ensure the AC adapter is securely plugged into a working electrical outlet. If the electrical outlet is working and the laptop won't power on, the AC adapter is not properly working and needs to be replaced. Remove the AC adapter.
4.Dip a cotton swab in a small amount of rubbing alcohol. The cotton swab should be damp, not dripping wet. Lightly rub the dampened cotton swab onto the battery contacts and battery bay contacts to remove dust, buildup and grime. Allow the contacts to air dry.
5.Align the battery over the battery bay. Either press or slide into place. A clicking or snapping noise produced from the locking mechanism will confirm the laptop battery is securely locked into place.
6.Install the AC adapter. Allow the AC adapter to fully charge the battery for 8 hours.
7.Remove the AC adapter. Power on the laptop. If the laptop does not power on, the battery needs to be replaced.
Turn the Acer notebook off by pressing the "Power" button. Remove any power sources connected to the notebook. If the notebook is open, close it.
Flip the Acer upside down and place it flat in front of you. Slide the battery locking mechanism to the right. The locking mechanism is diagonal to the lower left corner of the battery. While sliding the mechanism, slide the slimline battery out of the battery bay.
Insert the AC power adapter. The AC power adapter outlet is located toward the middle of the right side of the notebook. Attach the other end of the power adapter to a functioning electrical outlet. Open the laptop. Turn the power on. If the Acer notebook powers on, the AC power adapter is properly working. Replace the AC power adapter if the laptop does not turn on. Remove the AC power adapter and turn the notebook off.
Inspect the slimline battery. Look for signs of damage such as dents and corrosion. If the battery contacts appear to be dusty or have residue, gently clean them with an alcohol wipe or cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
Re-install the battery by sliding it back into the battery bay. You may hear a click or snap when the locking mechanism locks the battery firmly into place.
Plug the AC power adapter into the laptop. Leave the power adapter in the notebook for eight hours so the battery charges.
Remove the AC power adapter. Power on the Acer notebook. If the notebook does not power on, the slimline battery must be replaced. If it does turn on, the battery did charge.
go to my computer see if you can access the card from there. Make sure the card is not in the locked position. Some cards are shaped a little differently with a little tab on them that needs to be filed down to fit and work properly. Are the drivers updated? I would start there.
The same thing happened to my HP laptop. The sliding lock mechanism relies on three little hooks to hold the battery in place. What had happened to mine was that one of the hooks (the one nearest to the switch) had gotten stuck (this is quite difficult to explain, but just examine the three little hooks closely and you'll notice it the difference.) I freed it simply by pushing it with my thumb to unsnag it. The battery is now securely back in place, where it will stay!
Suggestion- on my toshiba fn-f5 switches display modes, but to remove display connectors, you may have messed up your keyboard ribbon cable connection. it probably has a small sliding lock to hold it in place- if the lock isn't tight, your keyboard may not be recognized, which could mess up your display. Also, make sure your battery is charged and/or your power supply to your laptop is connected. hope this helps!
Run the computer on battery until the battery is dead. Spray the battery bay and release tab with a _LIGHT_ coat of WD-40 and try again. A small screwdriver may help to pry the release out of the way. Too much pressure can break the release. If the battery is working well, you could just live with it in place until replacement time.