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Power Problems My battery light flashes when the adaptor is plugged in, says I have few minutes left of power. The laptop is then shut down, take out the power lead, plug it back in and then its ok, but then it happens again. Am not sure whether it is the battery or the power lead, I also have another Travelmate 4200, which has no problems

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  • stargirl1304 Oct 23, 2007

    I have swapped the battery on the laptop with my other one and it now does it on that one, so its the battery, thanks al ot for getting back to me, its still under warranty so i'll contact the manufacturer.

  • silvereco2 Nov 26, 2008

    I also Have The same problem with my acer. I bought it almost 3 years ago its an Acer Travelmate 4200 and it started giving me trouble about a year in. The powrcable and battery are fine. I just bought a new battery for it but the problem keeps continuing. I spent almost $2000 on this laptop and since have had to repair it almost 20 times!!!!. I really hate Acer becuse they have no warrenty or limited warrenty. Acer is the worst and the Travelmate 4200 is the worst of the worst!!



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If the problem is the power pin it's from jerking and pulling on too much. Here's an interesting video about a way to keep the problem from happening. . .

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Quick check, remove the battery all together.

Plug the laptop into the wall with the adapter, power on, wiggle the connector at the laptop and see if the notebooks shuts off. You are checking to see if there is a short at the DC Jack. If the notebook runs without shutting off instantly, then it's not the power connection. Let me know what you find from there.

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