Hi I have a acer aspire 1694WLMi laptop which doesn't charge fully. Also when the ac adapter is connected the screen keeps flashing between battery mode and ac mode.
The source of the problem obviously is either the AC power cord or the battery, or it could be a combination of the two. In terms of the symptoms you describe, it could be a faulty AC cord. This could involve a few possiblities: loose connection between the AC plug and the AC adapter unit, a loose connection between the mini plug (the part that goes into your laptop) and the AC adapter unit, or the AC unit itself could be going bad.
Not sure how intermittent the flashing between battery and ac mode is. If you're talking very frequent such as once every minute or so, I would be suspicious of either the plug (both AC and input to laptop sides) or the connections between the AC adapter portion and the plug. Not sure how long you've had the laptop and cord, but it is possible that the cord has somehow worn out. This wearing out can be accelerated if you often use the AC cord and there is tension on it.
One finally suggestion of course is to either try a new cord. You can often find them on e-bay and can even purchase used ones for a cheap price. If you do, you will then obviously be able to confirm that the cord was the problem. One might think or say the battery is not charging fully and is the problem. True, the battery may be a problem, but the root cause may be the cord.
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Aug 14, 2009 |
Computers & Internet