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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here is another thing you can try. Unplug the power cord, and then remove the battery. Press the "Start" button and hold for 5 seconds. Replace the battery back into the computer and plug in the power cord. Start the machine and see if the low battery message still comes up. Sometimes the program that monitors the battery status gets confused. Doing the above should straighten it out. The Acer should start up and the AC power light should be lit. Look down in your task bar for the battery Icon or go to Battery Status in Control Panel and see if it shows that the battery is charging. Even newer batteries can go bad (rare) but if this is the case and a cell has shorted out in the battery, then your only recourse is exchange under warranty.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
SOURCE: Acer 3690
It could be the cord, if it is frequently bent right at the connector
the wires inside can be broken. You can obtain a replacement plug that
can be soldered onto the wires from RadioShack. you'll need to cut the
old plug off, about an inch from the connector to make sure you
eliminate the bad part of the wire. You must be sure to get the
polarity of the plug correct or you can damage the PC or the battery.
The power pack may have a diagram with the polarity.
It could also be the power jack on the PC itself. With frequent use the jack solder joints could have cracked and are no longer making a connection. They can be re-soldered to correct the problem, but it is a tedious task to take it apart to get to it.
If you have a MultiMeter, Analog or Digital (DMM) you can use it to test the power pack for output, as well as use it to determine the polarity. With the meter connected you can bend the wire to see if it breaks the power connection, if it does you just need to replace the plug.
Hope this helps :)
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Sounds to me like the transformer circuit that enables the batery to charge. If you have bought your machine within the last 12 months it should still be covered by warranty so go back to the supplier. If not covered I wouod still try as it is not beyond reasonable expecations that the machine will operate perfectly in very way for more than 1 year.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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Symptoms of a broken power jack
1. If you wiggle the power cord or the AC Adapter connector on the back of the laptop, the power LED and battery charge LED start to flicker.
2. Battery will not charge in the laptop.
3. Laptop runs fine off a charged battery.
4. With the AC Adapter connected the laptop appears to be dead.
No power LED or battery charge LED activity.
5. Laptop randomly powers off without any warning.
If your laptop is out of warranty, then you can fix the problem by re-soldering DC-IN jack on the system board. If it
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