Laptop plugged in, but shows on battery power

October 15, 2011 at 16:24:10
Specs: Windows 7
Acer Aspire Laptop..having problems with battery power/cord. It's plugged in, yet showing it's on battery. I have tried different wall outlets. Light is dim on cord, but still lit. Help!

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October 15, 2011 at 16:27:52
Probably you need a new power adaptor/charger

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October 16, 2011 at 03:55:04
Hi Patti,

New compatible chargers can be found at very reasonable prices on ebay. Possibly also second hand original ones.

Here in the UK I just bought a new compatible one for under £6

Sort by p + p ascending.

Make sure the wattage is the same, or better still, greater.

Cooling is a problem with many devices (such as these), thus I add stick-on rubber feet underneath to raise, and make sure it is on hard surface.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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