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Solved: Laptop battery questions (acer)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CoNTy, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. CoNTy

    CoNTy Thread Starter

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    Hi!

    I have a Acer Aspire 7735ZG laptop. It is some years old now, but still runs without any issues - except for a battery issue. It doesn't charge, and is constantly on 0 %. Apart from that it works perfect!

    1. I have always used it with AC plugged in. Never have I used the laptop in "battery mode". So in theory, my battery should be unused and therefor perfect - correct?

    2. I've read that some people fixed their problem with the battery not charging (and other issues) simply by turning the laptop off; removing the battery and finally pushing the POWER-ON button for 5-10 seconds. The problem was something with residual charge. Is this operation 100% safe for my laptop? Can I lose my files or hurt any hardware by doing this? If not, I might try this.


    If you cannot help me, thanks for taking the time to read.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Wrong, that's the best way to kill a battery. They have limited charge and recharge cycles and they do best when used. But batteries are not things that last forever and if they are not used then they need to be stored in a dry and cool place to extend their useful life.

    That said, many Acer's have horrible batteries that simply die no matter how they are used or taken care off.

    It can work, and free to try, so definitely worth a shot. And yes it's 100% safe. The battery has zero part in holding your data which is stored on a magnetic disk.

    If you need a replacement battery there are tons of online retailers such as those on Amazon selling inexpensive replacements.
     
  3. CoNTy

    CoNTy Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much for taking the time reading and replying. I guess I will try out this method.

    Have a nice day! :)
     
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