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Battery will not charge nor is able to use AC power to stay on.

Using new AC power cord and will not even turn on until I move and hold the cord in place but cannot let go of cord or will turn off and stop charging. It is an ACER 3680 laptop.

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. If I hold it in place, it will charge, but as soon as I let go, it will shut down because the battery didn't charge.I also bought a new adapter thinking that was it and it wasn't. It did the same thing, so I spent money I didn't need to spend.

  • lakeladylore Dec 31, 2008

    I can't get my acer 3680 to boot up at all. It kept blacking out than it would'nt boot up at all, Could it be the batterie dead?

  • rocco_fazzol Dec 31, 2008

    My Acer is doing the same thing. My will not even boot up. The battery light flashes a few times but nothing happens.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem i dont know what to do

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    the computer will not charge even when i try wiggling the cord

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    My computer will NOT charge. It's not my cord bc my friend has the same exact one and it works fine. I have to get him to charge my battery, so i can use mine. Why won't it charge?

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Hi everyone it seems to me that the DC connector is loose inside your laptops,try wiggling it about gently at the charger to laptop cord nearer to the dc socket to verify this.Only solution is resolder or new dc socket.

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