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Acer 3680 will not charge while powered on

My american model 3680 will not charge while it is powered on. The battery only lasts about 30-40 minutes then I have to turn it off to charge it up again. My girlfriend has the canadian model and does not have this problem. Has anyone heard of it? is it just a setting or is there something wrong with the computer?

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Re: acer 3680 will not charge while powered on

The batteries are a lithium ion and tend to lose charging abilities. Youll need to replace the battery

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