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Battery will not charge

Hi I have a new ACER Aspire one notebook and the battery will not charge. I did condition the battery as directed by the instructions and now it will not charge. It is only 3 months old. Is there any program settings I need to be aware about?

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  • diggerpig Jan 23, 2009

    When it arrived the instructions said to cindition the battery by charging it up and then completely draining it again. Then charge up and it would be good to go.

  • qanatozp May 23, 2009

    Tried all solutions and it didn't help me.
    Netbook starting up without battery. It was fully discharged when in sleep mode.
    Netbook on warranty (3 mounth old).

  • jiminegypt May 11, 2010

    Setabocle's solution worked - thanks! Where information (via control panel) was showing unknown battery with 0% power it now shows full battery information plus 100% charge. What a relief.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    there are no program setting that would change this that i know of.
    First, will your computer run if you have the battery taken out but the ac adapter plugged in?


  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    what do you mean condition as directed

  • al bear river Oct 02, 2012

    tried the bios download, no good. will not load in battery mode. well that's the whole problem, ac IS plugged in but not recognized.

  • Mike Liberty
    Mike Liberty Sep 03, 2014

    When you get new batteries you usually need to charge them for many hours, sometimes a day or two then use them until just about dead and charge again and then you can usually use until dead and then should be fine. It also could be a defective battery.

  • Mike Liberty
    Mike Liberty Sep 03, 2014

    Is the computer or something on the computer like a mouse staying on when shutting down the computer draining the battery when you think that the computer has been powered off?

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Power reset the unit, unplug it pop out the battery and hold the power down for a minute, put the battery and ac adapter back in and start her up, the mobo was probably still holding power when the battery died causing a "hiccup"in the system, this should resolve or at least help a little

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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  • AliB180 Feb 01, 2011

    Downloaded the Bios from the Acer website as other methods have stated but thought before I run the flash bios method I'll give your method a go.
    Worked perfectly.
    Cheers Setabocle.

  • KiraN_aLi Jun 01, 2012

    Yayyyyyy it worked for me toooo lub ya guys xxxx

  • KiraN_aLi Jun 01, 2012

    Superlikes Setabocle, it worked for me lubbbbb ya guys xxxx

  • jlcarpen
    jlcarpen Jun 13, 2012

    How do you power reset the unit?

  • amethyst77
    amethyst77 Jul 10, 2012

    worked for me thank you!

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Now the solution is even easier:
Acer Aspire one – battery not charging.
Solution: Update the bios as follows:
1. Go to www.support.acer.com
2. Click on Driver & Downloads
3. Select Product Family “Netbook”
4. Select Product Line Aspire One
5. Select your Product Model i.e.: AOA150 (located after MFG.Date:xxxx AOA 150 – xxxx)
6. Click on the BIOS tab below
7. Download the bios to your Aspire One (Hard Drive or USB key, doesn't matter)
8. Unzip the downloaded zip file
9. Run the program InsydeFlash.exe
10. Follow the instruction
11. Your Aspire Onewill reboot by itself after the flash is complete.
12. Problem resolved.

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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  • djelaa Mar 10, 2011

    My battery is charging thanks to Solution 9 by dale_cl. I have a Acer One Aspire AO532H.

    One precision : the InsydeFlash.exe starts once you click the NAV50125 application within the Windows (I don't know about DOS). I hesitated a bit before choosing and was reassured when I saw the InsydeFlash logo few sec later.

    Also, as I write I realize the battery charge seems paused at 30%. But, still my netbook is portable again for the next 45 minutes ! Will look for Acer Online Support related to battery maintenancehttp://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/det... problem
    Maybe it's just that.

  • pyro4244 Mar 23, 2011

    thought i ruined the laptop at first b/c the first two times i turned it on it shut off after a few seconds, but it actually worked. was afraid to dnld any of the other solutions i saw on other sites, but this comes from acer so i felt it was safe. u saved me like $30-$40. ur the man, thank you!

  • ava_b Jun 01, 2011

    Hey thanks to dale_cl...my acer battery is now charging. Thank you!!!!!! It worked like magic....

  • darcherwiel Jun 10, 2011

    OMG Dale_cl... you're the best! This was my first attemt at this problem and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much!

  • al bear river Oct 02, 2012

    nope,will not install in battery mode. ac plugged in,but not recognized.

  • al bear river Oct 02, 2012

    gave it a go, will not run in battery mode. ac plugged in but not recognized which is the problem.

  • fstef333
    fstef333 Feb 26, 2014

    nope. still not charging after doing this.

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If the battery discharges below a certain charge level, it may not be able to be recharged unless the System BIOS is flashed to revision 3309 or later.

If the battery will not charge, please ensure that you have the latest BIOS before fore calling the Acer warranty support line. Updating the BIOS will require a USB flash drive to store the BIOS information on during the update. To perform the update to the BIOS:

  1. Go here and download and extract the latest BIOS for the netbook.
  2. Rename the BIOS file from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd.
  3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive
  4. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
  5. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
  6. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
  7. When the unit's power light comes on release the Fn and Esc keys.
  8. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
  9. Let the unit run and after approximately 1-7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated
Note: These instructions are only for the Acer Aspire One AOA-110 and the AOA-150 netbook series and should not be performed on any other model Acer Aspire One.
This worked for me, just make sure the 2 files are in the root directory of Flash Drive other wise your computer will not find them when it boots up using the FN & ESC keys.
Hope it works for you. If it does, then spread the word!

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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  • lobih2009 Nov 22, 2010

    OH MY GOD..THANK YOU...THANK YOU AND DALE_CL...now my computer battery is actually charging and i dont need to have my computer plugged in just to use it!!!!
    fINALLY...all i needed to do was updated my BIOS..lol...and i just bidded on a new battery off ebay..hopefully i don't win otherwise im not paying..Thanks everyone for these solutions!!

  • rafaelcruz58
    rafaelcruz58 Jul 13, 2012

    Thank you posting this USB fix!. My battery is working very good. History: I tried the previous fix (flashing form inside windows) and it corrupted Windows 7 Registry. After much trying to repair windows using MS diagnostic tools, I used your method, and installed OS fresh. Now I got a "like new" netbook -portable again. Thank you.

  • sathanic1
    sathanic1 Sep 21, 2012

    Thanks works great you are the best mate Thanks again

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Linux-based Acer Aspire One Non-Charging Battery Solution


STEP 1: On a separate PC:
1. Go to www.support.acer.com or http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/
2. Click on Driver & Downloads
3. Select Product Family “Netbook”
4. Select Product Line Aspire One
5. Select your Product Model i.e.: AOA150 (located under your computer, after MFG.Date:xxxx AOA 150 – xxxx)
6. Click on the BIOS tab below (don't worry if you don't see Linux listed – BIOS is OS-independent)
7. Download BIOS to a temporary folder on your PC
8. Extract and make sure you know where you put the extracted files. You will only need three of them.

STEP 2: On a separate PC:
1. Ensure a USB memory stick is plugged in and run UNetbootin by downloading and running from: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
2. It will prompt for a “Distribution” – change this to “FreeDOS”.
3. At the bottom of the window ensure the “Type” is “USB Drive” and check the “Drive” is the drive letter of your USB memory stick.
4. Click on “OK” and FreeDOS will be installed onto the USB drive. At the end don't Reboot.
5. Now copy some of the extracted BIOS files onto the USB drive as well. The only files you need copy are three: go to the sub folder BIOS_ACER_3310_Windows_AOA110 & AOA150/Dos_Flash, and copy the files 3310.BAT, 3310.fd and FLASHIT.EXE to the USB stick
6. Remove your USB stick from the PC, and plug into into your switched-off Acer.

STEP 3: On your Acer:
1. Reboot the Acer and press F2 at the initial “splash screen” to go into the BIOS settings.
2. Once in the BIOS arrow across to select the Boot Menu and move the USB HDD to the top of the list (using F5 and F6 to move them up and down). (I also moved USB FDD and USB CD-ROM)
3. Press F10 to save and exit.
4. Your Acer should now boot from the USB stick.
5. The FreeDOS screen will appear with an option to select a default option. Do this.
6. You will now be presented with a list of boot options – select option 5 (FreeDOS Live CD).
7. You'll get an error message about missing CD-ROM, which you can ignore and you'll be at the DOS A: prompt.
8. At the DOS prompt go to the B: drive (i.e. type “b:”, without quotes, and hit enter – the B: drive is you USB stick) and run the the 3310.BAT script (i.e. type 3310.BAT, without the quotes, and hit enter.
9. The BIOS should now install and reboot your Acer. Click on Settings and then System to check your BIOS has updated.
10. Restart your Acer and repeat 1. and 2. above just to make sure the Boot priority order has your hard drive at the top of the screen. It will probably have reverted automatically to the original order. If not, use F5 and F6 to put back in the original order.

These are a combination from:
http://chunkmedia.co.uk/2009/09/23/acer-aspire-one-update-bios-using-linux/
http://www.netbooktech.com/tag/acer-aspire-one-bios-update-instructions/
http://www.artiss.co.uk/2009/02/acer-aspire-one-bios

Posted on May 29, 2010

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  • shelluk Jul 10, 2010

    Worked perfectly except my usb drive was drive c: not b: Thanks v much :)

  • walterbarker Sep 21, 2010

    Thanks so much for posting such detailed instructions, worked perfectly.

  • u2anoop Sep 21, 2010

    I dropped the laptop once and later noticed the battery problem, I thought it was the fall that caused the issue. Anyway tried google and found this page - I am so happy to find this solution - so it was not the fall caused it but the BIOS...I followed Acer's own update procedure but with no luck - this solution worked...thanks a lot.

    Note: drive too was c: anyway you can easily find by using "dir" on each drive b: or c:

  • Will Feb 06, 2013

    Thanks so much, this worked great. My drive was also c: but other than that these instructions worked varbatim.

  • Phil9268 May 06, 2013

    Brilliant, worked for me. Thanks for the very clear step by step instructions.

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I went to the Acer web site and for the Aspire One. It said that if you do not have BIOS version 3309
it will not charge the battery if it gets too low. I had version 3305. You can find the version on your
laptop by clicking on system information. Look at BIOS version. From the Acer web site you can
download the program to flash your BIOS up to 3309. The only kicker is that you need to put it on
a bootable thumb drive, boot from the thumb drive and run the flash program. You can go to this
web page for how-to on the bootable thumb drive http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

With the flash program comes step by step instructions. Not the best translation to English but
it was good enough to do the job. What can I say, I did it, it worked, it took about 15 minutes
total.

Hope this helps

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NEBaptist's solution - namely BIOS upgrade to 3310 (it is no more 3309) - fixed the problem. Thanks a ton.

Special thanks to samurai33 who listed this solution foremost. And thanks to all those contributors who uploaded their feedback confirming BIOS upgrade as the right solution for this problem.

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UPDATE !!!!
There is now a windows based flash utility to update the bios to 3010. It is downloaded from the acer support site.

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I solved the problem by updating to 3310 (this is now a windows solution, so all you need to do is read the readme file in the zip, run the run the program and let it do its thing).
I also pulled the battery and power plug, and held down the power button for one minute as mentioned above, but not sure if that was a contributing factor.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

  • sbeeny Dec 29, 2009


    I solved the problem by updating to 3310 (this is now a windows solution, so all you need to do is read the readme file in the zip, run the program and let it do its thing).


    I also pulled the battery and power plug, and held down the power button for one minute as mentioned above, but not sure if that was a contributing factor.



  • blackwulfkib
    blackwulfkib Nov 09, 2012

    It does help if you hold the power button down for one minute!

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Here is a video which is a good example of the problem described here.Acer laptop battery not charging is a popular problem that I see here in fixya, most of the times this has to with as update to the bios so don't worry your new Acer laptop not working isn't such a big problem and I'll help you fix it in no time.

You should try answer #20 here or answer # 8 both are really really good answers that will help you out with your acer aspire one not charging


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NEBaptist you're a GENIUS...Thanx for the HELP...

  1. Go here and download and extract the latest BIOS for the netbook.
  2. Rename the BIOS file from 3309.fd to zg5ia32.fd.
  3. Copy zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to USB flash drive
  4. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in.
  5. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port.
  6. Press and Hold down the Fn and the Esc keys together and press the power button.
  7. When the unit's power light comes on release the Fn and Esc keys.
  8. After the keys have been released the power light will start to blink.
  9. Let the unit run and after approximately 1-7 minutes, the unit should reboot and the BIOS will be updated
Note: These instructions are only for the Acer Aspire One AOA-110 and the AOA-150 netbook series and should not be performed on any other model Acer Aspire One.
This worked for me, just make sure the 2 files are in the root directory of Flash Drive other wise your computer will not find them when it boots up using the FN & ESC keys.
Hope it works for you. If it does, then spread the word


Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • Tim Digibrain Jan 20, 2011

    . If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there is a third party Acer Repair Service http://www.portatronics.com). However, if you want to do it yourself, it's not that hard, maybe a tech savvy friend can do it for you.

  • ontheedge176 Feb 14, 2011

    you are a complete star, i wouldnt class myself as a computer guru but im far from average and i dint even think to try this, works like a dream thanks again mate, sick of having the thing plugged in :-)

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The bios update 3310 works amazing!!! all you have to do is download it... read the read me (3 steps) and let it do what its gotta do.... Thank you so much! i finally get to unplug my laptop and use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you guys!!!! its been 2 years!

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The problem was solved using both samurai33 and Setabocle solutions. Battery now charging. Thanks guys.

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Acer Aspire one – battery not charging.
Solution: Update the bios as follows:
1. Go to www.support.acer.com
2. Click on Driver & Downloads
3. Select Product Family “Netbook”
4. Select Product Line Aspire One
5. Select your Product Model i.e.: AOA150 (located after MFG.Date:xxxx AOA 150 – xxxx)
6. Click on the BIOS tab below
7. Download the bios to a blank USB flash card.
8. Turn off your computer
9. Insert the USB flash card (containing the bios) into your Aspire One.
10. Hold down the FN key and the Esc Key at the same and turn on the computer.
11. Wait until the Power button starts flashing before letting go of the keys.
12. Allow the computer to complete its task (5 or more minutes).
13. Charge the computer for 5 hours and your computer should be working properly.

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After reading all the great suggestions here, this is what worked for me:

Model: Acer Aspire One ZG5
OS: WinXP
Symptoms: Battery won't charge but netbook works fine on AC power

Acer website says ZG5 is same as AOA110 or AOA150. I went to START > RUN and entered "msinfo32" (no quotes" then clicked OK. The system information screen showed AOA150.

On the Acer Support page, I downloaded the latest BIOS for the AOA150. I extracted the files to a folder on the desktop of my "big" computer.

Attempt #1:
- renamed file in Dos_Flash folder 3310.fd to zg5ia32.fd
- copied zg5ia32.fd and Flashit.exe to a clean USB flash drive
- connected AC power adapter to netbook
- inserted the USB flash drive in the netbook
- pressed and held down Fn and ESC keys plus the power button
- waited a few seconds, released the power button, waited a few more seconds then released Fn and ESC
- battery charging light blinked orange
- waited 10 mins but machine did not restart
- pressed power button and machine booted normally
- system info shows no update to BIOS

Attempt #2:
- copied all files from downloaded and extracted folder to USB flash drive
- renamed 3310.fd to zg5ia32.fd
- inserted the USB flash drive in the netbook (AC power still connected and machine is running)
- ran InSydeFlash application
- dialog showed proper current BIOS and upgrade to 3310...let it run
- machine re-booted and battery immediately began to charge (solid orange light)
- a few hours later, battery charge light is green and all is well!!

So the keys to my solution were finding out that the ZG5 is the same as the AOA150, finding the 3310 BIOS file for download, and being able to run InSydeFlash from within WinXP.

Hope this helps the next person who suffers the same issues.

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My Acer A0A150 went dead a while back but by re-flashing the BIOS with a newer version as per solution 3 (FN & ESC method) it came back to life. The same ACER battery stopped charging yesterday and I have just managed to replace the BIOS with 3310, using the windows based InsydeFlash program that is downloaded with the BIOS upgrade, the FN & ESC method was installing a version 3301 instead of the 3310, therefore not allowing the battery to charge. Acer Aspire Ones seems to have alot of BIOS Issues, I now have one USB stick with only ACER BIOS reboot software on it just for the occassions. Hope this helps.

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I had the same problem. Make sure your battery is in the locked position. Then it will start to charge.

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I did the BIOS flash using the flash drive which worked but the battery still wouldn't charge. I almost stopped there just happy to have the machine functional again but dug a little deeper and performed the Insideflash bios update from inside windows which STILL didn't get the battery charging again. Finally pulled the battery and plug, held the power button for 2+ minutes, reinstalled battery and plugged in and turned on and Viola we have a charging battery once again. Thank you to all contributors you guys ROCK!!!

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Setabocle's solution strongly recommended


I didn't use the netbook for roughly about...a week and a half or thereabout and when I plugged in the ac adapter to charge the battery today, the battery charging icon would not appear at all. I left it 'charging' for an hour but when I unplugged the adapter cable, the unit went dead. Panic!! Googled my way through a few solutions, tried them, without much success and I nearly gave up on it when I came across Setabocle's trick! You're the best mate!! Anyone having the same problem, go do it now, it WORKS!

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Just locking the battery did it for me..

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For anyone who has wiped XP from their drive (replacing it with, for example, some sort of linux-based netbook OS) and still wants to use the solution above:

1.) Download the Acer BIOS updater as per the instructions above.
2.) Follow these instructions:
http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm
In order to turn a USB stick into a bootable DOS system.
3.) In the downloaded Acer zip file is a folder titled "Dos_Flash". Once you've created your DOS USB stick, copy this Dos_Flash folder into it.
4.) Insert the USB stick into your Acer netbook, start it up, and hit F12 to bring up the boot device selector. Choose your USB stick.
5.) It will near-instantly drop you to a C:\> command prompt. Type:
cd dos_flash
And hit Enter.
6.) Type: 3310.bat
And hit Enter.

It will flash your BIOS and update it to 3310, then restart for you. Hope this helps anyone looking to do so who's running a non-Windows OS. Enjoy.

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TRIED 3 DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS AND THE ONE THAT WORKED WAS THE SOLUTION BY dale_dl. YAY YAY YAY! THANK YOU!

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I love you guys. My battery is now charging. :D :D :D

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I have an acer aspire one AOA 150 and I have wiped the linux vrsion off it that it come installed with and I have put Ubuntu on it, can I update the bios still using this method?

Posted on Jan 09, 2010

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    Can I update my bios using this method? I have wiped my AOA 150 and put Ubuntu on it

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Thank you setabocle!!! it worked!!!

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It is normally found you buy something in the store that is not sold completely fully functional, including hardware sold by the competitive battle that is simply without the Internet is not functional and where you'll have to perform some things work, do the sellers do not open their mouths before you buy to make a recommendation, rare as they do.
Because of the competition are then devices on the market that have not been fully developed yet.
The dealer should give the right advice if not the manufacturer this would also have to have all on his website.

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I didn't catch how old the laptop was??? If recently purchased the sale of goods act protects you from being fobbed off with faulty goods. Return the laptop for a replacement and if you are told "it's not us" contact trading standards.

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Hi , I had a problem with my acer aspire one AOA 150 where the battery would'nt charge but i could use it on the mains charger.
Since trying solution #5 it's gone completely dead and i can't switch it on, even with a charged battery from another net book.
Has anyone got any suggestions?.
regards T

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Carried netbook the service center.
They replaced the battery. Perhaps the factory defect.
If Netbook starts without a battery and you have bios version 3309. Take the battery to a service center for replacement before the end of the guarantee.

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I have an acer aspire 7736Z the battery wont charge at all and the BIOS update is saying 2.10 version from the acer support website....the direction above don't seem to be matching my model - what do i do?

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I tried flashing bios as suggest on here. now wont boot up at all. orange light flashing on power button but thats all. can anyone help please?

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I downloaded the bios from acer site and installed without using USB stick etc and it works.

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If you've tried the bios update and it still won't charge i would assume there is anissue with your logic board. If you're out of warranty, somebody has toopenthe Laptop and replace the part. The part is available onebay. Here's aguide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services.

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As of 25 Mar 10, the bios download from ACER gives you the windows solution. I was trying to follow boot up loading solution as described by NEBaptist, but it didn't pick it up. So Solution 14 here appears to be the trick to update the bios now. Couple of hints: the model number you need to know for the website was not listed in the model number on my computer (permanent placard), however the sticker containing the manufacturing date had "AOA 150-1864" on the first line, which matched up with the model numbers on the website.
If you go back and run the InsydeFlash.exe file again, it will verify the current version of your bios.
I'm waiting to see if the computer will take the charge now, but hoping that it works.

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    Looking back at this thread, I didn't know the solutions renumbered as you add replies. The one that worked for me was the solution posted by dale_cl. My computer's charging now after reflashing the bios through windows using the "InsydeFlash.exe" software and bios 3310 from ACER.

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I have a acer one i tried the bios reset but my kid push the power button in the middle of the reset and now its not power at all , help.....

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The link below tells you how to flash the bios and will make you Aspire One work again. I just did it to mine and it took about 1 min to get it to work. Good luck!

http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html

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Hibernate the computer and start it again. It will charge normally.

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Sounds like it may be an internal problem with the charge system on the laptop, if you can run the laptop with the AC cord but it will not charge, I suspect the charge module is bad.
May have to return it for repair.

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Have you checked the voltage on the power brick? if tahs good you will need a new battery and if it still does not charge return the battery you need a motherboard replaced

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Hello,

A blinking battery light usually means the battery will not take a charge from the system. When this happens the most likely cause is a shorted cell in the battery. Since it is under Acer warranty contact tech support and they will send you a replacement battery. Batteries normally last 2-3 years but you could have a factory defect in yours that just showed up after a little bit of use.

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Remove the battery and plug in the cord. If it won't turn on or shuts down as you wiggle it, it is the jack and will have to be serviced.

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1. Remove the battery and the ac adapter from the laptop computer. Press the power button for about 10 seconds. This will discharge thee flea power from the laptop.
2. Connect the battery and the ac adapter. Charge the computer for about 30 mins then try to turn the computer on.
If this does not work, try to turn the computer on with only the AC adapter connected. If this works then it time to replace the battery.

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If you are looking for Drivers then I would recommend an Automatic Driver Download Tool that can detect all your installed hardware, search, download and install all the required latest model and manufacturer specific drivers automatically.

Regarding the Battery, some intelligent batteries remember the charge. If the first time you do not let it discharge completely, then it remembers that setting and never charges more than that. So just try discharging your batteries to zero percent and try recharging it. I am sure it will charge to 100% this time. Read more at www.fixpcfreeze.com

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Battery problem, change the battery

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Just to make sure:
1. With battery alone in notebook, and no power cable, do you get power?

2. With the battery taken out, and power cable plugged in, you do get power?

IF YES to the above two questions
... and u can get power using the power cable but not using the battery, then your battery is dead and u need a new one.



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Memory effect, also known as lazy battery effect or battery memory, is an effect observed in nickel cadmium rechargeable batteries that causes them to hold less charge. It describes one very specific situation in which certain NiCd batteries gradually lose their maximum energy capacity if they are repeatedly recharged after being only partially discharged. The battery appears to "remember" the smaller capacity.

This may be why.

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You can contact Acer via their website and they will direct you to a local provider or they will send you a replacement.

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Try replacing the battery, i think the battery is defective.

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You may want to check the A/C port. Some the ports can come loose from the motherboard due to wear. Can you tell if the computer is getting a charge from the A/C adapter?

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More then the battery was harmed during the melt down.. its going to need to go to the shop for repairs

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Always have your power cord checked first before doing anything else.

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Check the DC power jack see is not the issue.

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One more possibility: the battery is faulty. Yesterday I put an unknown battery, apparently somehow faulty, in my Acer Aspire One to charge it for my other one with a faulty power connector. The first laptop would not give any indications of life except a blinking orange charging indicator, otherwise the device is completely dead and it doeas not respond to any keys or buttons, not when connected to the wall socket nor without it. Switching batteries helps immediately.

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There is a known issue with a BIOS bug in some of the Acer models that it prevents charging. Try upgrading the BIOS from Acer online to the latest version following the online instructions. But you might have to borrow a charged battery from someone first if your battery is already completely dead now.

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Hi you could try putting the battery in the freezer for a while about half hour or so sometimes it will reset the memory of the battery cheers tony

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Could be. Please refer to the following article for more details on diagnosing & fixing this problem:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6395191-troubleshooting_laptop_power_failures_ac

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You need to fine your model on the ASUS website and run the latest bios update for it, if it doesnt fix your battery then you will just need a new one.

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I want to know your laptop battery lamp flashed after startup? , if it was,it proved that it is in charge. Keep in charge for two hours,and later, check the battery electric quantity , if not rise up, took down the battery, feel battery heating with the hand , especially the battery port, whether the temperature is higher than other parts, whether temperature there on the battery obviously higher than other parts ,if it is,to replace a new acer aspire one battery from acer.com

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Overtime the tip of the charger for notebooks wear out, Most likely you just need to purchase another charger. Look up one on ebay they are plenty of generic chargers that will work fine. If for some reason its not the charger and its the battery which doesn't seem to be the case it wont cost much. under 20 for a charger.

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Sounds like the battery might be bad. Try another battery in the laptop and see if it charges. If it does then you know the other battery is bad.
If you try another known working battery and it still wont charge, then try another AC Adapter. If you still cant get the laptop battery to charge then at that point the motherboard is bad because you will have tried another working batter and another working ac adapter.

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Hello,
Try replacing your battery, Battery can go soon if you use your notebook many times in AC Power.

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Ensure connections to battery computer are clean, keep computer off and and battery then let in the mains for a while the battery should start to charge if not then if new take it back

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Hi,
if you can use your notebook without the battery with the power cord attached, then the battery ist defective. If your notebook doesn't power on at all without battery, then the power cord is faulty.

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Replace the battery that suit the model of your laptop to fix the problem

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Here you go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6GRhsvP-og

get a flash disk and watch the video

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Hi,
Before you replace the battery, put the charged on back in again to see if that on charges. If it does then the original problem will have been a defective battery.


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Either the battery is bad, or the battery charging circuit in the laptop is bad. To be able to judge, you will need to replace the battery is a one that is known to be working fine & see if it will be charged.
If it charges fine, then your battery needs to be replaced with a new one. If the test battery did not charge as well, then the battery charging circuit in the laptop is defective & needs to be repaired.

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SOURCE: My Acer Aspire one notebook screen wont turn on

The link below tells you how to flash the bios and will make you Aspire One work again. I just did it to mine and it took about 1 min to get it to work. Good luck!

http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/08/acer-aspire-one-bios-recovery.html

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SOURCE: Got new battery for acer aspire 6920. not charging

You ordered the wrong battery, theres two types, your original would have been 11.1v if you check the new one it will be 14.8v. They are not compatable.

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Hi,

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.

Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...

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