The AC plug into my laptop was having issues, where I kind of had to hold it in place for it to charge battery/ power up the laptop. I left it on over night I take it had a bad connection battery completely drained, and now when I try to power up nothing happens. I don't see any lights on the laptop at all. I am wondering if the AC adapter connection on the laptop got unsoldered or broken and if the mother board needs a new connector installed. anyone else have had problem with the AC input ??
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Re: Wont Power up
DC Jacks are commonly failed on all laptops period. Its a port where the Consumer is applying pressure to the board and a cord is constanltly getting pulled. Dells are a pain at times because the jacks are sensitive and the layout is not in My opinion a good design. IE: Inductors, Caps, Data issues..And Other components cracking from normal use. These are also not a cheap jack by industry standards and weve repaired a ton of them..
Try an adapter first but I am doubtful it will solve as you stated the connection was bad prior..
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Unplug the battery and plug in the AC power plug into the laptop;
Does the laptop start up and stay on?
Then put the battery in WHILE IT IS ON; See if it starts charging.
If it does not; You have a bad battery and need to replace it.
If it does start charging here's what happend;
Some laptop batteries if they are fully depleted on charge will not let you power up the laptop EVEN IF the power cable is plugged in. In some cases the PC won't turn on at all.
The reason for this is because the battery must have a certain % of charge in order for you to start the PC even IF the power cable is plugged in.
By removing the battery we eliminated the battery as being a cause for this issue; Once the PC is up and running in windows.. LET THE BATTERY CHARGE! You'll want at least 10% charge minimum for the PC to start up.
If however the battery replaced still doesn't hold a charge it's going to be the AC Adapter power cable that's causing the issue.
Best advice start off with the power cable replacement first; This is the cheapest to fix; Otherwise the battery can cost in excess of $50-$150 or more. But universal AC power adapters can be cheap $70 or less which varies depending on laptop.
Try another cord/charger with the EXACT same power specs. If you have a multimeter, verify DC voltage at the AC jack plug. If the AC jack, in the laptop, has been pulled, damaged, it's may have a loose connection. You didn' say if ANY LED's, battery charge, work? If the battery is charged and it doesn't start on battery only, then you have other issues. It may need a ride to a Qualified Computer Tech.
The DC jack in the laptop is showing early signs of intermittent issues, the jack is solded to the motherboard which sometimes breaks free over time, this is something that will eventually need to be addressed.
1. Turn netebook OFF with button, hold 4 seconds. 2. Remove recharge plug 3. Remove battery 4. Leave it like this for about 5 minutes. 5. Put everything back and power the laptop again Does it appear to charge the battery at all when plugged into AC? Can
you hear the charger humming when you put the brick up to your ear?
(while it's plugged into AC,You may have a bad motherboard
shut down computer - unplug power cord from laptop - remove the battery from laptop - plug Ac adapter into computer and Ac outlet (wall)
turn on computer
if computer does not turn on, replace the AC adapter and cord - then place battery back into computer
plug in new Ac adapter and cord - recharge battery - if orange light stays on after 4-6 hours of charging battery, you need new battery as well - replace battery, charge it up and it should be fine
if you have attempted these steps before and no change occurs, then you may have issue with power connection in computer - locate a service centre to replace power connection on computer
Hi. I would suggest you double check the ac adapter if the powercord is properly attach to it ot also you might want to try powerdraining or powercycling your computer. To do this you must turn off your laptop then remove the battery and unplug the ac adapter then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds while the battery and ac adapter is out, after that place back the battery and plugin the ac adapter and try turning on your laptop, if this doesnt work then try power draining it again and just use the ac adapter or just plug it in without the battery then try again turning it on. If it still has the power issue then try a known good ac adapter so that you could double check that it is not an ac adapter issue or a battery issue. If all that trouble shooting step doesnt work then you could also try calling acer tech support to help you on your issue if your machine or laptop is still under warranty they would help you fix it by sending that laptop to there depot without any charge. Hope this Helps
Remove the Battery
Remove the AC Adapter
Press/hold down power button for 10 seconds
Plug AC Adapter in and turn the computer on
If the system doesn't turn on still then there's a problem with your motherboard. and it might need replacement.
Chances are pretty good that your battery just needs to be replaced. Over time all rechargeable batteries loose their ability to hold a charge. It's also possible, but less likely, that there could be an issue with your AC power adapter or the charging circuitry inside the laptop.
Best bet would be to find a similar laptop with a battery that does charge and switch. If the problem follows the battery then you need a new one.