Help Acer 5315 Laptop not charging

cate3110 Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday January 28, 2009 Status Member Last seen January 29, 2009 - Jan 29, 2009 at 05:25 PM
 666boogerwang - Oct 6, 2010 at 05:51 PM

My laptop won't charge - it was plugged in yesterday and the icon that shows that the battery is charging suddenly disappeared. I wiggled it and it reappeared temporarily, but then went back to standard battery usage and unable to charge from the mains. The battery is now flat and I can't get it to charge at all. Do I need a new battery or charger. The rectangle box on the charger must have power going through as there is a green light on there. Sorry not great with jargon!



2 responses

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Jan 29, 2009 at 08:46 PM
You might have a bad plug in the laptop. If you "wiggled" the cord where it plugs into the laptop you might have broken the connection between the plug and the motherboard. This is a weak spot that often breaks. Fixing it requires a partial dis assembly of the laptop case and some soldering. Things best left to professional computer repair shops.
Oct 6, 2010 at 05:51 PM
hi the same thing happened to my acer aspire one, it's the charger. I recently bought a new charger, and now my computer works fine.