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Acer Aspire 5315 won't power up. The AC adapter has a green light on it, so it appears to be getting power. The battery indicator light does not light up at all when I try to power it up. Do you think it is a battery or adapter issue? The computer is two years old.

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There could be a problem with the battery. A fast check to determine whether you have a problem with the power adapter, power cord or the laptop's battery is to turn off the laptop, remove the battery, connect the power adapter, turn on the laptop & see if it works.
If the laptop works directly from the power adapter with the battery removed, then the power adapter is good. In this case we can suspect that the battery is defective & needs to be replaced.

If this did not help, try disassembling the laptop & re-seating its main components like the memory modules, hard disk drive, CD/DVD drive, etc.

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