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Acer Aspire one D250-1371. no longer charging battery or powering up with AC adapter. Ac adapter works tried it on other aspire. battery works on other systems. this system will not start up no matter what i try. bought it feb 2010 but can't get ahold of acer for warrenty. any suggestions?

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The power receptacle in the laptop (where you plug in the AC adapter cord) might be damaged. In order to diagnose this problem, please follow the diagnosis outlined in this article:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6395191-troubleshooting_laptop_power_failures_ac

Next, if you made sure that it is not a power receptacle problem, then you will have to disassemble your laptop, removing one component at a time & testing. First start by removing the battery, hard drive, RAM modules, CD/DVD drive, wireless card adapter, .... etc. Continue removing the parts till you only have the motherboard, testing after you remove each component. Once you get the power LED on the power adapter to glow when plugged to the laptop, you then know that the component you just removed is the faulty one that needs to be replaced. If you reach the point where all components have been removed & only the motherboard is remaining, then the mother board is the defective part that needs to be replaced.

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