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Charging problem! My Acer Aspire 5560 laptop is only a year old. It needs to constantly be on AC power, even when I charge it, the moment it is taken off AC power, it displays the LOW BATTERY icon and asks to immediately be switched to a power source. The charger adapter box has a green light (shows its working?). I've even tried charging it the whole night but it still says LOW BATTERY when I take it off its charger. Please help, thank you!

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Re: Charging problem!

Hi, No other possibility, weak or dying battery, replacement therefore is needed. Good luck and kind regards.

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Re: Charging problem!

Simply put, your battery is broken. Lithium Ion batteries in laptops can have bad cells. Inside your laptop battery are numerous smaller lithium ion batteries about the size of a AA battery. One of these is bad, maybe a lot more than one. If you are very tech savvy you can dismantle the battery and using a multimeter figure out which cell has gone bad, then simply order a replacement cell online and solder it back on. If you're a regular user I would highly recommend you don't attempt this. I would suggest you check on ebay for somebody selling a replacement battery for your laptop. That would be the easiest and cheapest route.

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