Question about Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

1 Answer

A drive failure and battery will not charge - Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

Please be more specific as far as drive failure.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 Nissan Altima 3.5L BATTERY LIGHT went on during 15 minute drive. Next day car "died" while idling after a 20 minute drive. BRAKE WARNING LIGHT & BATTERY LIGHT on prior to full electrical failure.

Start with checking the alternator voltage with a multimeter. With the car off check the voltage in the battery which should be holding 12v charged less if flat of course then start the car and test the battery again. If the alternator is good you should be getting a reading of 14 to 14.5 v if it's the alternator it'll A) not put any charge into the battery or B) be a very low voltage being anything under 13.5 v

Sep 30, 2016 | 2004 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

2002 astro van , just shut down, lost all power, including breaks and power steering, what can cause this to happen? Battery drained

if the batter has been drained during operation, it points to a serious alternator /regulator failure
The vehicle uses most of the alternator out put during normal operations and a percentage is left over to charge the battery
Check for voltage out put from the alternator and ensure that it is dc volts as ac volts indicate a rectifier failure and will not charge a battery
check for drive belt tension and condition as a bad belt will not drive an alternator at full capacity
I suggest that you have the alternator and regulator bench tested by an accredited auto electrician and have the battery load tested as well to check for broken cell bridges

Jan 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My car engine shuts off when i put in reverse.

working right means zero
we know that, or you;d not be here, LOL !
the car has an automatic, mines 5speed stick
i sold min, suzuki is dead car company here .....
my wild wild guess
charge system died
battery died driving, as all do ,like that
then instead of changing it ,you bought a new battery
and not this repeats.
what is the problem,, charge system failure
why not charge the battery
drive to any shop and get it fixed correctly

Jan 04, 2016 | Suzuki Grand Vitara Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Drive cycle

the reason it failed was you have a battery failure .. now that you have it charged and running drive vehicle 10 to 15 miles and try to get inspection again. the computer that does inspections tells the tech you have either disconnected battery or or dead one . if they gave you a print out it should tell you what codes came up and what it was.

Mar 24, 2014 | 2005 Cadillac STS

1 Answer

Battery/Power Steering failure while driving

Did you break the serpentine belt that drives the accessories ??

Jul 13, 2012 | 2005 Lincoln Aviator

1 Answer

My alternator has been changed out twice and my battery also. we can drive shortly about 8 min if the radio and lights are off. but if on will go 100 feet if even. the shops want me to do this again but i...

Sounds like you need to go to a different mechanic!! First things first. Your Battery is probably in a very low state of charge. This is why you can only drive a few minutes before it dies. A fully charged battery will give you much more driving time than 8 minutes. Now what you need to do is have the battery brought up to full charge. Once this is done then the charging system can be checked accurately. Keep in mind if the battery is in a low state of charge the alternator can be damaged because it has to work very hard to try to charge the battery. This may explain the frequent failure. If the charging system is ok then a key off draw test should be performed. You may be draining the battery when the vehicle is off due to a draw on the battery. Lastly if the quality of the alternator that is being put in your vehicle is substandard this may be a problem as well. All aftermarket parts are not equal!! If the alternator needs to be replaced then be sure to put a quality brand in your car. Make sure the battery is fully charged before doing so as not to damage a new part. Although charging system problems are fairly easy to diagnose the mechanic doing it must be fully trained in doing so or repeat failures are guaranteed. Hope this helps

Jan 22, 2011 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

I have a 1998 Cadillac Deville D Elegance and have had 4 batteries in 5 months. been told it was not the alternator, but a ground? When the first battery died i was jumping it with another car when white...

Instead of guessing as to what the problems is have it diagnosed at a qualified repair shop . Electrical testing needs to be done , charging system out put testing . voltage drop test electrical circuits . A bad ground wouldn't cause the battery to go bad , not charge properly is about all . Was the battery tested before it was replaced ? load and capacity tested ? What's the voltage Measurement at the battery with the engine running ? If the battery failed as many times you said it did , without testing i would suspect a over charge condition .That would be a guess without testing. The charging system on your vehicle is computer controlled .
Battery Common Causes of Malfunction
A battery is not designed to last forever. With proper care, however, the battery will provide years of good service. If the battery tests good but still fails to perform well, the following are some of the more common causes:
• A vehicle accessory was left on overnight.
• The driving speeds have been slow with frequent stops (stop-and-go driving).
• The electrical load has exceeded the generator output (particularly with the addition of aftermarket equipment).
• Existing conditions in the charging system, including the following possibilities:
- An electrical short
- A slipping belt
- A bad generator
- A bad generator voltage regulator.
• The battery has not been properly maintained, including the following situations:
- A failure to keep the terminals tight
- A failure to keep the terminals clean
- A loose battery hold down.
• There are mechanical conditions in the electrical system, such as a short or a pinched wire, attributing to power failure.

Aug 19, 2017 | 1998 Cadillac Seville

3 Answers

Replaced battery twice/dead cells

More then likely just a fluke on 2 batteries,but i would check the output on the alternator to make sure it is NOT over charging.

Jan 26, 2009 | 1993 Cadillac DeVille

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

47 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

633 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides