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Hi, My Acer lights up couple of seconds then shuts off. My input jack is bent. I starighten it and plug in AC adapter and it still dont operate

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Probably you need to buy another power adaptor as the jack might not be properly connected with the laptop & hence it turns off when not connected.Try checking it on battery.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

  • metguy17 Sep 02, 2010

    I bought the power jack board $25(Ebay) easy install lots of screws, fixed but have to use a mouse pad the mouse on the laptop dont work( must of left something disconnected).
    Still better than paying $150 to fix a 4 yr old laptop powerjack

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    Naweed A Sep 02, 2010

    Good, I am happy that I was of some help sitting at a distance.As far as the mouse pad is concerned, sometimes the thin paper wire strip gets cut while removing or fixing

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Power problems


Unplug the AC adapter (Charger) from power. Unplug the AC adapter from the laptop.
Remove the Battery.

Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of 10 seconds.
(And I mean 10. Count, 1001,..1002,..1003,..etc)

Reinstall the Battery. Plug the AC adapter back in. Plug the AC adapter into power.

(ALWAYS plug the AC adapter into the laptop FIRST, then plug the AC adapter into power.
Why?
To avoid a voltage spike at the laptop)

WAIT 1 minute, turn the laptop on.

Still no?

Then the AC adapter needs to be checked, to see if it is putting out the correct voltage.

Don't know, Model Number wasn't stated.

AC adapter checks out, then it is on to the DC Power Jack.
The jack on the laptop (DC_IN) that the AC adapter plugs into.
What style?

Don't know the Model Number wasn't stated.

DC Power Jack checks out, then I suggest you have a problem with a Power MOSFET,

http://mayohardware.blogspot.com/2010/04/important-parts-on-dv6000-and-dv9000.html

(Model Number is on the Bottom of the laptop. Plus, this IS a Dell, right?)

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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My Acer Travelmate 7530 does not want to start up. Switch on button lights up green


Here below is possible cause and troubleshooting steps of laptop that can power on, hope it may help:Possible cause:
AC adapter failure.
Power jack failure.
Motherboard failure.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:

Test the AC adapter with a digital multimeter. It's possible that you have a failed AC adapter. If you don't have a multimeter, test your laptop with another known good AC adapter.

It's possible that power jack (socket where you plug the AC adapter) is broken. Remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. In some cases you can fix the jack by resoldering it on the motherboard. In other cases you have to replace the jack with a new one. Using a multimeter, test if the power goes to the motherboard through the jack.

If replacing the AC power adapter and jack on the motherboard doesn't help, most likely you have a bad motherboard. Replace the motherboard.

If you are sure that your laptop charger is malfuction, just get a new adapter from chargerbuy.com:

http://www.chargerbuy.com/replacement-acer-travelmate-7530g-ac-adapter-19v-90watt.html

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New battery 6600 mAh does not charge anymore


It is possible it is a bad battery again. Also could be a bad solder joint on the DC jack or bad AC adapter. To test power off and unplug the laptop, remove the battery. Now plug in the AC and power on the PC. If it comes on, gently wiggle the AC plug going into the PC. If it shuts off you have a bad DC jack solder joint. If it stays on the battery is probably bad or the battery connector on the PC. If the PC doesn't come on at all with just the AC gently wiggle the AC plug and tap the power button repeatedly. If it comes on briefly than off again it is the jack solder joint. If it doesn't come on at all then it's a safe bet the AC adapter is bad.

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I have an Acer Aspire One and when I plug the charger in I have to spin it or wiggle it or both to get the battery to charge. Once I have it in position it generally stays on charge, but if the cable is...


It could be either one Sarah.

The AC adapter's (Charger) cable, or the DC Power Jack where the AC adapter plugs into the laptop.

This is an example of the DC Power Jack not installed,

http://www.laptopjacks.com/view_part/Acer-Aspire-ONE-AOA150-ZG5-DC-Power-Jack-AC351816.html

(You can click on the three views of the jack to enlarge)

1) Check the DC Power Jack to see if it's in good repair.

Battery removed use a small flat tipped screwdriver, and Gently see if you can move the Center Pin around in the jack.
See if the Center Pin will move side to side a small amount. There is supposed to be No perceptible movement.

Referring back to the closeup photos of the DC Power Jack, the flat blade-like prongs are upside down, in relation to how the jack sits on the motherboard.

The flat prongs go down through the motherboard, and are soldered to the motherboard.
If the center pin of the jack is stationary, but the jack as a unit moves around, one or more solder joints, (Connections) for the flat prongs may be cracked.

The repair consists of completely disassembling the laptop, removing the broken DC Power Jack, and installing a new one.

Acer Aspire One service manual,

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

(Click on the blue - One - in Aspire One.
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (One) it may take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.

(Took 12 seconds just now for full download)

No perceptible movement of the DC Power Jack? Suspect the cable of the AC adapter right near it's plug. (Plug that plugs into the DC Power Jack)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My acer aspire 4740g does not power on. i have removed the battery and directly connected to the power supply but still does not turn on.


Problem description:
The laptop is completely dead. When you plug the AC adapter and press on the power button, nothing happens. The laptop has no signs of life at all. None of the LED lights is working.
Possible cause:
1. AC adapter failure.
2. Power jack failure.
3. Motherboard failure.
Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:
1. Test the AC adapter with a multimeter. It's possible that you have a failed AC adapter. If you don't have a multimeter, test your laptop with another known good AC adapter.
Acer Aspire 4740 AC Adapter
2. It's possible that power jack (socket where you plug the AC adapter) is broken. Remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. In some cases you can fix the jack by resoldering it on the motherboard. In other cases you have to replace the jack with a new one.
Using a multimeter, test if the power goes to the motherboard through the jack.
3. If replacing the AC power adapter and jack on the motherboard doesn't help, most likely you have a bad motherboard. Replace the motherboard.

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Power light turns green then shuts off in 1 second or less


Check that the computer is plugged in with power. (is the power bar actually on?, the power cord lpugged into the brick? plugged into the back of the computer? Is teh power port loose/broken?)

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My Acer aspire 4935 is not recognizing the AC adapter. When ever I shutdown the system and connects the AC adapter, it works and the charging LED lights up. Once I press the power button to boot the...


Problem description:The battery charges only when the laptop turned off. The battery charge LED lights up as normal and the battery gets charged to 100% while the laptop is off.
When the laptop is turned on, the battery charge LED goes off even if the adapter is still plugged in.
Possible cause:1. AC power adapter failure.
2. Battery failure.
3. Broken/loose power jack.
4. Motherboard failure.
Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:1. This problem could be related to a faulty AC power adapter. It's possible that the AC adapter doesn't provide enough power when plugged into the laptop. To find out if this is your problem, you'll have to test the laptop with another working adapter.Replace the adapter if needed.
http://www.chargerbuy.com/replacement-acer-aspire-9400-ac-adapter-19v-3-42a.html

2. There is a slight chance that you have bad battery. Test the laptop with a know good battery and replace the faulty one if needed.

3. The battery charge problem could be related to the power jack. Maybe the jack is broken or not making good contact with the motherboard. It is necessary to remove the motherboard and take a closer look at the power jack. Resolder or replace the jack if needed.

4. If the power jack is in a good working shape and new power adapter with battery do not fix the problem, most likely you have a faulty motherboard. Replace the motherboard if needed.

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Hi I have a Acer Aspire 776z labtop, and the computer shut off and will not turn on it was runnig perfectly. please HELP!! Thank You


Is with ac or battery power. In any case, remove your battery and plug in your ac adapter. If it turns on then it's your battery. If it doesn't if is either your ac adapter, dc jack, or something more serious. Let me know. juan_perez_mcse@yahoo.com

Aug 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Shut off and won't come back. It's like it is dead.


follow this procedure:
1. unplug the ac adapter and keep it unplugged.
2. Remove the battery and keep the battery unplugged.
3. Hold the power button down for 15-20 seconds(Nothing will appear on the display and none of the lights will light up)
4. Release the power button and plug in the ac adapter ONLY. (A power indicator light should be lit on the ac adapter when it is plugged in)
5. Normally power on the notebook.
6. If the unit does not power on, remove the ac adapter and insert the battery into the system.
7. Plug the ac adapter back into the system, the battery charging indicator light will light up. If the battery indicator light does not light up, the ac adapter may not be providing proper power to the unit, and may need to be replaced.

Char S.

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