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Acer Laptop does will not switch on.

Will not power up. Power supply is working but light does not show on computer when plugged in. Battery has been holding charge for approx 10 minutes.

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Good morning!
Have you actually checked the output of the powerpack with a meter? Then, check your power input jack, where you plug in the power pack to the laptop. It may have come loose and need to be resoldered, or replaced.
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