My laptop will not hold a charge for the battery. I have it plugged in and I do not get a indicator letting me know the battery is charging. I have tried removing the battery and putting it back in but it doesn't do anything different. If you try to power it on it will just flash a orange l.e.d a few times then nothing. Before I could wiggle the power cord and it would charge but no longer does that work. I was wondering if it could be the power cord or the battery going bad.
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My initial thought would be that your battery will no longer hold a charge or that your power supply has gone bad. Try taking the battery out and booting the computer with JUST the charger. Any change?
How about booting from the battery alone? Have you had any spills on or near it in the last 6 months?
If it turns out to be a battery, you can buy them online for around $70. There seems to be an abundance of parts for this model acer. It definitely sounds power related though. If its not the battery or the power supply, my last guess would be the motherboard. Good luck and let me know if things change as your are testing it.
This usually indicates a battery or motherboard (charging related) problem. I would call Acer Customer Service and seek their advice. If under warranty still, you will be able to get a replacement.
You will need your Acer serial number handy - this can be found on an Acer sticker, usually on the bottom of the laptop. You can reach their Technical Support (Australia) line at:
Technical support- 1300 365 100
Hardware Technical Support & Troubleshooting. Operating hours:
Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm (AEST)
Saturday: 9am - 5pm (AEST) If you are elsewhere in the World you will find the contact details here: http://global.acer.com/support/service.htm
You might of fried the whole motherboard when it sparked. Check if there is a fuse. Bridge the gap, and it should turn on. If not PULL THE PLUG.its something else that went wrong.If you don't, it smells really bad. Ive learn't from experience...
heyo....if you have to litterally hold the plug at the back of the computer...you will need to have the jack wires fixed. There should be a light indicator showing that it is plugged in and recharging what you hold it....if that turns off if you let go, it is the jack....that is a flag to get it repaired.......or use a lot of duct tape. :-)
The problem could be your bezel. Remove the 3 screws from the hinges from the rear and you will be able to remove the black strip above the keyboard (after removing the screws, make sure laptop is layed wide open) once removed, press the button on the motherboard under where the power button is. If the unit still does not power up, then your motherboard is bad and needs to be replaced. If it does power up, you need to replace the bezel.