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Battery Light flashes twice and does not boot up

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There are 2 conditions that exist with Acers with flashing battery lights.
Some older models will not boot up if the battery is dead or faulty and removing the dead battery will allow you to boot up. Newer models will also flash the batt light but can be either from a failed power supply or power plug, as well as a shorted or defective battery. The best course of action in either situation is to simply remove the battery and try booting the computer from the power supply alone. Replacement batteries and power supplies can be found on Ebay for far less than the original factory part.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Are you plugged in at all? Try with plug plugged in. I think your battery is dead.

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