Acer Laptop Stops Powering Up- Wont Turn ON - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2010, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Default Acer Laptop Stops Powering Up- Wont Turn ON

i have an Acer 4420 laptop, which i have owned for a bit over 2 years. its never had problems before.
a month or 2 ago, i began to notice that the laptop stopped charging the battery-- the battery icon would tell me, plugged in, not charging, and would state the current power level. it decreased over the weeks, from 90something% down to 6%.
2 days ago, i powered it on, and the computer started up as normal. got to the home screen, and then shut off.
the laptop will no longer power up; when plugged in, there are no power indicator lights.

i used to leave my laptop plugged in a lot. i honestly did not know any better, until too late. my battery power lost life-- when i first bought it, it had 2 hours of life, on average. later, it would only have power for 40-60 minutes, and much later, it would not stay on longer than a few minutes.

once the battery stopped charging, and held fixed levels, it would not stay powered up at all with no power plug inserted.

another thing- my original power cord broke- a coworker order another for me, but it didnt fit right, so we spliced the cable-- this was over 6 months ago.

my questions- im trying to troubleshoot- could the obvious dead laptop battery be the culprit-- a friend told me that a laptop usually can power up with no battery, when plugged into a power source.

did i burn something out?
what can i check?
Acer 4420 Laptop Vista
160 gb hdd 2 gb ram
1.8 ghz cpu

smokemask is offline  
Old 06-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Acer Laptop Stops Powering Up- Wont Turn ON

A laptop will power up on sheer wall power, without battery. The battery may be dying. If available, get a new battery. I got one off eBay a few months ago for my Dell. Just make sure they are a reputable seller. Look around to see what other people say about them. You should be fine.
__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Acer Laptop Therookie New Systems | Building and Buying 7 12-20-2008 05:14 PM
Laptop Screen won't turn on after i close it. j12 Laptops and Notebooks 8 08-02-2007 09:37 AM
Laptop Screen turn off in Vista kfc469 Microsoft Windows and Software 7 07-28-2007 01:01 PM
Laptop won't turn on macdawg Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-22-2007 09:37 PM
laptop will not turn on zmatt Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 9 04-22-2007 04:42 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.