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Acer will not start up properly; "pulsing" On and Off

I had put it on stand-by and left it and closed the screen. When i went to use it 8 hours later, the power light will go on and the fan, but it keeps turning on/shutting off and the screen is black. I tried adjusting backlight/brightness and there is nothing. If i unplug it the pulsing on and off will stop and the power light will stay green but the screen is still black. Anyone with helpful tips? Thanks, Melody

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  • elody Sep 03, 2007

    Thank-you, It seems like it is the battery because it works with out it. Does that mean the battery needs replacing? And will it be okay to put it back in with while its still plugged in?



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Hi Melody, Try removing the battery with the AC unplug for a couple of minutes (an hour preferably). Try with just the AC adapter only with no battery and see if it works; try with the battery only and see if it works, try with both the battery and the AC adapter and see if it works. If none of the above will make it work, then you have probably a hardware issue or BIOS power saving issue. Post back results of the 3 tries and will figure something else. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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    Louie Role Sep 04, 2007

    Hi again Melody,

    A probable reason you are having this issue is that the battery might have completely drained itself. Thereafter, everytime you plug the unit to the mains, the battery eats the lionshare of the output of the AC adapter and very little is left for the laptop to use.

    You can try shutting down the computer naturally plug to the AC mains. Reattach the battery and let the AC adapter focus on just charging the battery for a couple of hours (preferably overnight). Then try again. Hopefully this should fully charged/revive the battery and your good to go. Otherwise, you may have to purchase new batteries.




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