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Possibly powerplug! I have an acer aspire 3680 and last night the battery was running low so i put in power cord and my battery just ran out so now it appears dead, thereason i think it is the cord is because if it was battery it wouldnt have been warning me! i hope! Is there any way to check if cord is working, also the green light is on in the cord , pls help yours faithfully D Hamilton

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Re: possibly powerplug!

The poor design of the power pin is a major source of problems on almost all laptops. Do a google search for power pin problems and you'll see what I mean.

Problem stems from jerking or tugging on the cable. Every laptop should come with a cable retention device to keep from damaging the fragile power pin.

This video has some pretty good information about it. . .

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Re: possibly powerplug!

My boyfriend bought his acer aspire 3680 back in april 07. he went to take the power cable out and the dc component inside broke. we had it fixed at a local computer shop within 3 weeks (much cheaper at £60 than sending it away). the socket inside could not be fixed but was replaced with an extended cable with the connector on the outside.
sounds like the connector/jack has an ongoing problem. the laptop is now mine and i have no problems with the extra piece of cable.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Re: possibly powerplug!

See if the power pin has dropped out of the connector or if its stuck in the charging jack i have the same problem today

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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