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Acer 2300 battery problem

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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  • dnguyen May 28, 2008

    I am not sure if its the battery because I have tried to turn on the laptop without the battery in and it will not turn on using the AC adapter. So I was wondering if the laptop was just running solely off the battery and now that the battery cannot charge it will not turn on. So would you think it would be the AC Adapter?

  • MihaiP Oct 18, 2008

    I do believe i have the same problem with my acer 2310 laptop. The laptop works from time to time. The only logic that I found is:
    1) the laptop works today
    2) i leave it to charge over night
    3) the laptop will not work tomorrow (if i plug the AC in then it will show me that is pluged in, but when i press the power button then it will not start at all). It basically does nothing at all when i press the power button. After some time (means a few days) the power leds starts to blink 6 or 7 times when i press the power button.
    4) i leave the laptop alone for a few days
    5) it will power up again eventually with the AC cord on

    It is clearly not a:
    a) display problem as the rest of the laptop would power on
    b) battery problem as the laptop would power on without it. I have also purchased a new battery so this should rule it out for sure
    c) hdd, memory, gpu and other kinds of components cause at least the laptop would turn on and the give some kind of error

    What i think it migth be is:
    i) MB issue
    ii) unknown by me component, maybe it overcharges the battery and it fries temporarily some other component and it takes time to cool (but a few days for something to cool is a long time)
    iii) maybe it also charges another battery like the bios battery and you have to wait for it to discharge before it turns back on.

    Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    I have bought a new travelmate 529ATXV battery but when I connected it it has a charge of 4%. It just consumed to 0% and never charged again.I bought a new charger but just the same. Do you think its the main board? By the way, once connected to charger, the battery light in screen (under the LCD) gives an "on and off" blink, is it telling me something?

  • jkakk5150 Jan 03, 2009

    I have a problem with the battery in my laptop. It will not charge. I plug in the AC adapter and it tells me that the battery is currently plugged in and charging but when I remove the adapter the computer goes dead? How long do batteries last. Mine is only a year old

  • msjensan Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same problem, it did work at first when i slowly moved it around a bit but now it wont even take the charger, and my battery life is 45mins if that, so should I replace the battery or buy a new charger??? I have a travelmate 2310?

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I sad to say your battery is going weak,cause the light is carging but if you open this is only a blink. i suggest you buy a new battery for your laptop.

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  • Richard Yngente
    Richard Yngente May 28, 2008

    also try to change the AC adapter and if you encounter the same problem maybe your mainboard have a damage i hope not. goodluck.

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