Question about Acer Computers & Internet
The laptop only works if plugged in for power. It says it has 80% charge and doesn't go any further, but when you unplug from electrical outlet it goes dark.
Posted by Anonymous on
Chosenone, Even though the battery meter shows it fully charged I doubt it?s correct. Over time rechargeable batteries loose their ability to store power. How long depends on the battery manufacturer and how well you treat it but you can consider yourself fortunate if your battery lasts three or four years. Beware of people who suggest you take apart your batter to bypass the safeties or replace old battery cells. Defective or improperly handled batteries can overheat and cause fires when you least expect them. Let us know if you have any more questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.
Posted on Feb 24, 2007
SOURCE: Dell c640 battery problem
This sounds like it is not getting enough amperage from the power brick- check which model power brick you have. I'm not 100% sure but the pa-6 family may not provide enough power to charge and run the laptop at the same time. the PA-9 should- if it's rated at 4.51 @20v - that works out to about 90watt. If you DO have a 90 watt power adapter and it's still giving the orange then red flashes- and will not charge when the laptop is off- you probably have either a bad battery, or the motherboard is faulty and has a bad charge circuit, or a loose power jack. What does pressing the little button next to the charge indicator on the battery do? Flashing every other led- 1,3,5 is BAD, so is 1 and 5. You also might have a 3rd party refurb- that had the guts torn out and is not properly "seen" by the laptop.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
Worst case is you need a another motherboard because the power supply unit and charging unit are on the motherboard. Then again it could be the DC power jack on the motherboard is loose and needs replacing. The website below is a link to a ebay site that sells these power jacks.
Also is an ebay site for T30 motherboards.
If your good with tools you can replace these parts yourself. Below is the IBM website where you can download the service manual in pdf.format and fix it yourself without taking it to a computer repair shop.
If this helps, Please leave a positive rating.
Posted on May 14, 2008
As he said it could be the battery so do test that but if it isnt its most likely a problem with the power socket itself as he said, and i do know that some computer repair companies can fix this sort of thing if you want to go to them for help
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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When I opened my laptop this morning my computer won't come on. The screen is totally black. I took out the battery and put it back in ---- still nothing. I plugged it in with the power cord --- nothing! What is wrong with my HP Compaq Presario CQ60?
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
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