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Laptop turns off when power cable is taken out even though battery is 100% charged

I have a acer laptop - aspire 3680. Has been working fine for approx a year, but now although the battery is showing as 100% remaining, when I take out the power lead, it just turns off straight away. Have I changed a setting accidently or is there a problem?

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Re: Laptop turns off when power cable is taken out even...

sounds like the system has a problem taking power from the battery, but is able to send power to it for charging purposes, or the battery indicates a ful charge, when in reality it is bad.
If there's a way to borrow a known good battery for testing purposes, you might narrow it down.
I'm sorry, I'd need to see this one to offer any further advice.
Good luck

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Check the power adapter with a multi-meter, the voltage of the power plug that plugs into the power socket on the laptop should be slight higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the adapter.
If it is faulty, there are replacement power supplies available on the Internet or at your friendly computer shop.
If the adapter is OK then the power socket on the laptop is faulty or this socket has a dry solder joint connection on the motherboard.
You can test this by wriggling the power plug when it is connected to the laptop, if the charge LED flickers and if you hold this plug in a certain position the charge LED stays on without flickering, then the power socket is faulty.
This can be repaired, but requires the laptop to be completely
disassembled. I suggest you get a quote first.

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Take out the battery and make sure you can turn on the laptop with just the AC Adaptor hooked up.

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If the laptop doesn't charge with a know working battery or a new one then you know that the motherboard is bad.

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It appears that you have faulty laptop power connector socket.
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To confirm this, wriggle the connector while you look at the charge light on the laptop, if it blinks as you wriggle it then the power socket is either faulty or just needs resoldering so it will make proper electrical contact.
You can get a compute techo to do this or you can do it yourself but it requires dismantling the laptop completely to get at this power socket.

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no, because the power connector is part of the motherboard and even if it can be soldered again not many manage to get the charger to charge up the battery again.

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there are some reasons laptop can't power on, try to troubleshoot.
1. Make sure that your ac adapter is working. if you plug battery and ac adapter, the battery chargin led will be orange and if the battery is full, the led will be yellow.
2. Can you power on using battery ? if you can and you can't power on using ac adapter (i assume your ac adapter is working). the problem will be your power port.
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