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Laptop Turns Off When Unplugged

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 8dalejr.fan, Feb 8, 2016.

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  1. 8dalejr.fan

    8dalejr.fan Thread Starter

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    My Acer Aspire V laptop (about a year old) reports to be 75% charged.

    However, beginning today out of the blue, it will not boot up unless it is plugged in. When I get to Windows, it says "plugged in, not charging". Moreover, if I unplug the power cord, it will completely shut off.

    What's going on?
     
  2. metallica5456

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    Most likely the battery is dead and needs replaced.

    However double check the physical contacts between the laptop and the battery, make sure they are clean.
     
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    I don't know if the laptop battery can be easily replaced. There is no visible battery on the back of the computer, and when I insert a pen into the battery release hole on the back, nothing happens.

    Model is Aspire V5-473p-5887.
     
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    In that case it's likely going to be expensive to replace as its prolly a slim battery and likely covered by the external bottom
     
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    this might be your battery issue. Also check the adapter and wire either it is broken or not. If the battery is showing charged and laptop shutdown quickly then this is battery fault.
     
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