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Re: ac power only
Make Sure The Battery Is Making Good Contact With The Metal Prongs. It Must Not Be Making Good Enough Contact Some People Have A Good Result From Sticking Penny In The Battery Compartment To Press The Battery Against The Contact. Also You May Try Bending The Contacts Toward The Battery.
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Starting point would be to turn the computer right off including taking out the battery unplug the power supply wait a while and then reconnect power supply and restart holding down the key that allows you to enter the BIOS. Reset the BIOS to default settings and then restart. If this works then reinsert the battery and hopefully this will fix your problem.
Have you cleaned or blown out the ventilation ducts and grills since you have owned it. If you haven't, there is the possiblility that the thermal paste has been baked off the processor and there has been damage done to the motherboard. The laptop will run fine with no battery installed. Get a few cans of compressed air from an office supply store and using short bursts of air, blow out the grills and all the compartments. If there is easy access to the heatsink, most likely that needs to be pulled and cleaned, as well as the processor and new layer of thermal grease applied. Remember though, if it isn't powering up at all, there could be the possiblility that the ac adapter is no longer putting out the correct voltage to power the system up efficiently. Have your power supply tested, to make sure it is putting out the correct voltage under load.
Check the Leds on laptop. Try to turn on the laptop with just the a/c adapter. Disconnect battery,a/c adapter and drain flea power by holding power button for 15 second. Connect /ac adapter and check. Disconnect harddrive and memory from laptop.Reconnect and try to reboot.Possible issue with motherboard.
I would suggest that you try it with another AC adapter first, because it seems the adapter is faulty and therefore supplying more current into the laptop than necessary. If it works perfectly with another AC Adapter, then you might just have to change your AC Adapter. Hope it helps. Goodluck!
As others have said, the most common fault with the ZV series is the power socket. However, you mentioned the Lightning Bolt. This indicates that the battery is being charged and it should go out as soon as the battery is fully charged.
If the Lightning Bolt flashes on and off regularly, especially when the power cable is moved, then the socket is at fault and needs replacing.
You can check to see if the battery is receiving a charge by doing the following
1. Right Click the Desktop
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Screen Saver tab
4. Click the Power button
5. Click the Power Meter tab
This will tell you the computer's current power source and whether the battery is charging.
I have replaced several of these sockets on ZV5000s and I'm sure the 6000 will be similar. I would not recommend this job for anyone without technical knowledge, despite some of the websites that say you can do it yourself. You will need to strip the entire laptop down and all but remove the motherboard before the socket can be replaced.
Dismantled notebook thinking compressed air removed component or connection. Nothing. Reassembled most of notebook. Left battery and power disconnected for 6.5 hours, I later plugged only AC power into unit. Fans started spinning. Completed assemble of notebook and installed the battery. Blue lights returned. Problem seems to be the battery. Shorts out something and needs about 6 hours drain out. Works great now without battery, using AC power only. Ordered new battery.....