It seems that the connection at the computer to the electric cord is not working properly. The computer is older and the battery depleted. Even with electric plug in, it tells me that I need to plug in as battery is deficient. It seems that the computer connection my be loose. I am afraid that soon I won't have battery power and won't be able to access electric either. What's going on? What can I do?
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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you
are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been
switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps
recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is
highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Remove the memory modules from their slots. Take the opportunity to clean the
slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with
a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any
component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other
Do not use solvent that may attract
dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly
rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do
the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes
If reseating the memory did not
resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of
memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module,
memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to
the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or
failing. Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives
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There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE
HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty.
Although it would be very rare for the sata lead to be
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives
dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty
Computers need power and data to travel through
every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads
will end up with a computer error also There are several possible reasons the computer may not be
The connections may be loose or damaged.
The AC adapter or power cord may no longer be functioning.
The battery may be defective or no longer working; or the
battery may need to be reset or recalibrated.
If these methods do not solve the issue with your Acer
Aspire, contact Acer support for further troubleshooting options.
Inspect the AC adapter to be certain it is fully connected to the computer.
If the connection is loose, contact Acer for repair service
Online Product Supporthttp://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4/kw/battery
Check the AC adapter connection to the power cord. If the
cord will not stay connected , there may be a defect in the power cord.
Contact Acer for service options or replacement parts.
If the adapter is connected to a power strip, make sure the
strip is powered on and is fully connected to the wall socket.
Connect the adapter to a different electrical outlet if
After verifying all connections, attempt to power the
If the computer does not turn on, try power reset.
Disconnect the battery, and detach the AC adapter from the
Push the power button, and hold it for 30 seconds.
Reattach the battery.
Reconnect the AC adapter to the computer and a functioning
Press the power button. If the computer does not power on,
attempt to power on without the battery.
on Without the Battery
Shut down the computer.
Remove the battery from its compartment.
Connect the AC adapter and power cord.
Verify that the power cord is connected to a functioning
Press the power button. If this method is successful, the
battery may need replacing.
Attach the notebook to the AC adapter, and allow the battery
to fully charge.
Computer does not boot up The problem maybe the RAM, it is faulty or just needs reseating to make proper electrical contact. Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up then remove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop and get them to test the RAM for you. Just like you sometimes need a mechanic to repair your car, sometimes you do need a technician to diagnose and identify the fault or faults on your computer. Not only does a good service technican have the experience to deal with this type of problem, they also have the equipment that allows them to look at things the average computer user can't see, and he has a collection of replacement parts that can be used to quickly test individual components on your computer.
What do you mean the new batter is not working? Does the computer turn on with the Power Cord? If not, the power cord is bad and cannot charge the battery. I have seen times when new batteries are defective. The new battery does not come charged so you have to plug in the power cord and let it charge overnight.
You need to diagnose the problem. >First try to take the battery out of the computer and just use the charger to make computer run. >If it turns on it means that the battery is what's causing the problem. >But, if computer cannot run using the charger/AC Adapter then it means that we have a problem with the charger. By doing this diagnostics you know which part to replace.
The component that you refer to inside the computer is called a 'jack', not a plug. The problem with the connection to the jack is that there is no mechanical connection from it to the circuit board--just the three solder connections and they usually will tear the copper traces going to the jack. A proper fix is to epoxy the jack to the board for mechanical support and use short sections of wire to bypass the broken circuit runs. As far as the intermittent computer actions are concerned, don't change the power plug in or out without shutting the computer down temporarily. Does the overheating occur just when the charger is connected and is it around the battery area? If so, the battery itself may be getting electrically leaky causing the heat. This may mean replacement time for the battery in the future. You might limit the charging time to just enough to keep the battery fully charged. Hope this helps!
How is your power supply? does it seem like you have to wiggle your cord that connects to computer to make it recieve power?...Many laptops power supply become loose over time form moving the cord around..when it does, the battery has a hard time getting electric power to recharge. Also, you my have other problems with your lithium internal battery that powers your cmos.
Check to see if your power supply is loose and go from there. the power supply is the little hole where you connect the cord to the laptop.