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Acer aspire 3500 wont hold charge or turn on

I have a acer aspire 3500 and it wont turn on and wont show that the ac cord is pluged in. I have the cord tested and even bought a new one and still nothing. Is there away that I could fix this problem on my own with out buying more parts?

My computer was plugged up to the charger all night, but this morning when i went to turn it on, the red light flashed signifying the battery was dead.However, the charger was plugged into the computer what the computer wasn't registering this. I Took the battery off and put it back on tomake sure the battery wasn't just loose. I plugged the charger into several outlets, but it never worked. What do i need to do? Get a new charger? or is there something wrong with my computer? Why would it just stop working over night?

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    I have a ThinkPad R52. This morning when I turned on my computer (which was plugged into a power source with power cord) the orange battery icon began to flash and the message on the screen said - immediately plug in your computer (but it was plugged in) or you will lose your information. I turned off the computer completely and removed the battery. Then put the battery back and plugged it in again. The icon continues to flash. What is going on. Thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I have a similar problem. 6 months back my acer 3500 would not turn on, turns out the old battery had died, but even though it was plugged in through mains it would not work? Is this normal? Why does a battery operated devive that also has mains power require the battery to be in the device to work? It makes no sense.

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I had to buy an new ac/dc plug piece off of ebay (cost only like $3 bucks) to sodder onto the mother board of my Acer. Somehow the little plastic/metal piece you plug into your computer comes off the mother board really easy. Acer wanted me to purchase a whole new mother board (at frigging $350), which, frankly wasn't an option. So I bought the little plug gizmo, soddered it on, and I'm doing good now.

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