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When first setting up the laptop do we need to charge the battery completely even when using power adaptor?This was sent overseases and was in storeage for awhile now it will not power on at all.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Thank you for the quick response. I have relayed the solution to my contact overseases and when I talk to them next week will know if it worked. Thank you for the solution which would enable to further troubleshoot the issue.

  • neelufaur Mar 02, 2009

    The other user response is mine. It did give me further info to troubleshoot either power supply or system board. The laptop was in storeage so need to check further if it come into contact with moisture. Thank you for the solution.

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No, it should start right away, even with a dead battery.

Try removing the battery and just using the power adapter to start the computer.

If that doesn't work, let me know.

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My laptop is completely dead, fine yesterday. Today no lights, sounds nothing. I tried removing the battery , unplugging no response. Thanks,


Remove the battery for at least 3 minutes... Then put it back and then plug in the charger and switch on the charger. If the battery is completely drained, it would take a while for the charging to initiate. Please have patience and leave it on charging even though without the charging indication for at least an hour. After that still if the charging indicator doesn't lit, then its definitely your charger or laptop. You will need to take it to a service centre in that case.

Nov 03, 2011 | Compaq Presario 2170US Notebook

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AC Adapter issues Q & A.


<p><b>Laptop switching to battery while connected to AC adapter</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While turned on, the laptop will switch to battery power even if connected with the AC adaptor (sometimes during boot-up, or after a while) until the battery drains out, he then goes to hibernation (the battery light is off). If no battery in the laptop, it will shut down, and the AC light will blink very fast. The battery (li-ion) will only charge up to 10%, where it then jumps right up to 100%, and will discharge from 100% to 90% then jump to 0%, go to hibernation, and fails to complete the process, shutting down. The adaptor makes a small "camera flash charging" sound, stabilizing at 19v. When charging, it repeatedly makes the "charging sound" Faulty AC adaptor? Or Faulty battery? Or Both?<br /> <p><b>A. </b>First problem: The laptop switches to battery power even with connected AC adapter. Most likely you have a faulty power jack. It's either broken or loose. It's a known issue with laptops and you can fix it by replacing/resoldering the power jack or relocating it outside laptop case.<br /> <p>It also could be a problem with the power cord. Find a multimeter and check the AC adapter. See if the power cuts off when you jiggle the power cord. If it does, replace the adapter.<br /> <p>Second problem: The battery will discharge from 100% to 90% and then jump to 0%. It sounds like a bad battery.<br /> <p><b>Battery charging light is on even when power adapter is unplugged and laptop is stitched off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b>The yellow light for battery charging does not go even after switching the laptop off and power jack is disconnected. Battery does not charge at all with power source connected. <br /> <p><b>A.</b> First of all, try reconnection the battery if you haven't done it already.<br />The battery plugs directly into the connector attached to the motherboard. If the battery charging light stay on even when the power adapter is unplugged and the laptop is switched off, it's either bad battery or something is wrong with the motherboard. The only way to find the culprit is testing the laptop with another known good battery.<br /> <p>Also, you can try this. Remove the battery and plug in the power adapter. If the battery charging LED lights up even when the battery is removed, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard.<br /> <p><b>Battery charges only when the laptop is off</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> Bought a Laptop without AC Adapter. I noticed it would charge the battery OK when the laptop was off but once in windows it would not charge the battery.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> This is very important to choose the right AC adapter for your laptop. The output voltage MUST be exactly the same. If your laptop requires 18.5V you must use 18.5V adapter. The amperage should be the same or higher. If the laptop requires 4.74A adapter, you'll have to find an adapter which provides 4.74A or MORE. <br /> <p><b>While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. While using them together, I am getting a problem.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> While using AC adapter alone or battery alone, laptop works. However while using them together, laptop LED lights blinks and the power meter for battery drops down immediately to 0% critical level, whereas the battery LED indicator says it's full. I tried to unplug the AC adaptor while it went down to 0%, then the power meter for the battery came back to normal 85%.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> There could be a few different reasons why it happens:<br />1. It might be an issue with the BIOS. Make sure the laptop has the latest version of BIOS installed, update it if needed.<br />2. It might be a software related issue. If you have some kind of power management utility installed try uninstalling it and use Windows power management utility instead. Also I would try reinstalling the operating system if upgrading the BIOS or removing the power management utility does not help.<br />3. If you still experience the same problem even after upgrading the BIOS and reinstalling Windows, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard. Apparently the charging circuit is not working properly. I assume it's not a problem with the battery. You'll have to check the motherboard in this case. <br /> <p><b>Problem with my battery. 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I use only on battery, from 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally (last about 1 hour) then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.<br />When I plug the AC cord, it won't directly charge (the charge LED is still not on). After 10 to 20 minutes it then starts to charge the battery (the indicator say that it can be charged to 100%).<br />If I turn-off the laptop and then charge the battery, it won't also directly charge but the delay is much shorter (maybe just about 1-2 minutes).<br />Is this the sign of a bad battery (when hot it can't be charged?) or maybe a bad AC adapter (not enough power to charge the battery when the laptop is turned on?)<br />Note that this symptom is always repeating when I use the laptop.<br /> <p><b>A.</b> From the first part of your complaint description I can see that you have a bad battery. The percentage might vary, but the process of discharging is the same - the battery discharges fine until some point and then the remaining charge suddenly drops to the minimum. You'll have to replace the battery.<br />I'm not sure about the second part. Probably it's a battery related problem too. Just in case check if there is a newer version of BIOS available for your laptop. If you find one, upgrade the BIOS. <br /> <p><b>The battery is 100% charged but it will die within a few minutes as soon as the laptop is unplugged.</b><br /> <p><b>Q.</b> When I unplug the power it will run off the battery, the battery icon says it is 100% charged and I have 2+ hrs remaining, but within a few minutes I get the "critical battery level" message and it will die. When I plug it back into AC power the battery charge light comes on (and will remain on for over a hour), but I will have the same problem with it dying as soon as it is unplugged. Do I need a new battery?<br /> <p><b>A.</b> It looks like you have a bad battery. Here are some behaviors typical for a dying laptop battery:<br />1. The battery charges normally (according to the battery icon) but as soon as you unplug the laptop, it dies almost momentarily.<br />2. The battery charges normally. When you unplug the laptop, it discharges normally until some point and after that point starts discharging very fast. For example it might take 10-15 minutes to discharge from 100% to 80% and then it discharges from 80% to 0 for 2-3 minutes

on Jan 17, 2011 | PC Laptops

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LAPTOP BATTERY LIFE


Upon every charge and discharge cycle, the charge holding capacity of the batteries decreases and ultimitately battery worns out and needs replacement. To enhance the battery life, it is recommended to run the laptop on AC power adaptor (if it is available) and in case of AC inavailability, dont drain the battery completely. Use the laptop on battery only when extremely necessary.<br /> <br /> Good Luck!<br /> CreativeTECH

on Jan 17, 2011 | PC Laptops

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My laptop battery is drained to battery low after being fully charged.


two possible couses.
first one the adapter is not charging well the battery and therefore the adapter contains a problem.
the second one the battery is damaged.

Aug 12, 2010 | PC Laptops

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My Acer Aspire 9805 battery was replaced. For


It could be an AC adaptor issue.

It should boot when connected directly to the power outlet through the laptop adaptor. If it is not boot, then the adaptor might not be supplying the needed power to boot it up.

If it is possible, try to isolate the issue. Charge your new battery using another laptop. Then plug it in your laptop to see if it works. If it will work, then it is the AC adaptor of your laptop that is defective. If the charged battery still won't make the laptop boot, then there is something wrong with your laptop hardware. If could be a motherboard issue of your laptop.

Feb 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire 9805WKHi Notebook

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Ac adapter


In some laptops the power socket (DC jack) is soldered to the motherboard.
If the battery stops charging when you wiggle the power plug inside the jack, either you have a bad power adapter (test it with a voltmeter) or the power jack is broken or loose.
If the power jack is not broken but loose (not making good contact with the motherboard) you can resolder the old jack without replacing it with a new one.
The laptop would have to be taken apart and the DC connector resoldered.
This would cost $75 - $100. Enter your zip code in the box on the right hand side of the FixYa page to find someone close to you.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Oct 17, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Laptop does not work with AC adaptor, does not charge. Mother board issue


You may be able to get a battery charger but its rare.

If you do wish to use the AC adapter, take care with positive and negative. Also the voltage of the battery is actually lower than the AC adapter in order to get charged. I don't know what is going to happen if you do choose to use AC adapter as battery. 75% chance that it will work.

Good luck!

Oct 08, 2008 | Dell Inspiron E1705 Notebook

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Does not boot up


my laptop is very slow why?

Mar 17, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Power


Hello..do you get any life at all with your old adaptor ?....maybe it can be the power connection in your computer that are faulty....try carefully to hold it steady and power up..if so contact your local serviceshop...don't buy a new battery..if so...please tell me how it went...Ron

Mar 07, 2008 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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Battery will not charge


The three likeliest candidates are battery, A/C adaptor and laptop power socket. Battery ? Batteries typically last between 1.5 to 4 years, depending on design and use. They are not safely repairable by users or most computer shops despite what you may read. If you remove the battery from the laptop and can run just off the A/C adaptor then the battery is probably the cause. The next test would be to use the battery in another laptop to see if the same problem occurs there. If it does then the battery is defective and needs to be replaced. If the battery does work then it?s likely the charging circuitry in the laptop itself is defective. A/C adaptor - Even though the green LED on the adaptor is on it can still be the cause of your problem. Inspect the cord, especially the jack that plugs into the laptop. The jack typically takes a lot of abuse and it?s common for the cord to be damaged at the base of the laptop jack itself. Often the damage isn?t visible; however, wiggling the wire at the base of the jack can cause the laptop charging LED to come on and off. The only way to truly test the adaptor is to measure the voltage coming out of the jack under a load. The last part is very important; simply measuring the voltage with a meter does not accurately test the adaptor. An easier alternative if you have the option is plugging a working adaptor into your laptop. Laptop power socket - Most times when the power socket in the laptop goes it?s due to a broken solder joint or a broken socket. Inserting the A/C adaptor jack in the socket and wiggling it back and forth can often cause the charging LED on the laptop to turn on and off. If that happens then the socket or the board it connects to needs to be replaced. That requires a major disassembly and is usually beyond the typical user. Let us know if you have any more questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

Mar 10, 2007 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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