I have TravelMate 8204WLMi which has a charging problem. The original charger was defective from the factory. Being in Egypt at the time, I had to purchase a universal charger from RadioShack to get it going, and that worked for about a year. At some point I believe the polarity of the plug got reversed (it's a removable plug on the charger) and smoked the charging circuit in the laptop. Works fine running off the charger, but neither of two batteries will charge - one of which is brand new. Where can I get expidited service on this unit, as Acer does not provide it? I will be returning to the USA from Shanghai in a few days and would love to have it repaired while I am in the USA, but I use this constantly in my work and need it back as quickly as possible. Thanks, SingBiker
It is always recomm. that you use original adpter that comes with laptop, because universal adpter comes with variable range of volatge and lower amp. it can damaged your notebook mainbaord and lcd screen , you can call Acer Customer Service and order new adpter and if your unit still under warranty they may send new replacement adpter free.
The only repair centres are in uk that give you the turn your laptop arround in the time you need if you type in laptop repair centres in search browser and you get all repair centres listed. I've hunted for 20-30 mins on repairs to laptops in USA but not much available on your laptop model. good luck on finding a service centre for your laptop
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