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Acer Aspire 5552 charging/battery issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Elbeuax, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. Elbeuax

    Elbeuax Thread Starter

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    Hello......
    My Nephews laptops battery ran low and required charging. When the charger is plugged into the laptop the orange 'charging' light illuminates for approximately 6 seconds then, goes out for a further 6. This repeats continuously whilst the battery remains flat and the machine will not power up.
    I have checked the output from the charger which is constant although I have no means, at present , of ascertaining the actual output values.
    If there is anyone with any hints or clues I should be most grateful' Thanks.
     
  2. Triple6

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    So the laptop will not turn on at all? Does it act the same if you remove the battery? If not the the adapter may be faulty, the DC jack in the laptop may have broken, or there's a motherboard failure in the laptop.

    Testing with a known good and compatible power adapter would be the next step.

    How old is the laptop, is it still under warranty?
     
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