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Acer Aspire S3 Charging Cable Bad Connection

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January 1, 2014 9:36:53 AM

When I got my Acer Aspire S3 it plugged in and charged just fine but lately, out of nowhere, whenever I plug it in it seems like the part I connect to the actual laptop has a bad connection. The charging icon at the bottom right corner of the screen blinks from charging to not charging constantly.

If I hold the plug a certain way it charges, but if its in the wrong spot it wont charge. I just want to know if this could be easily fixed by replacing the power adapter?

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a b D Laptop
January 1, 2014 11:38:20 AM

LisaN said:
When I got my Acer Aspire S3 it plugged in and charged just fine but lately, out of nowhere, whenever I plug it in it seems like the part I connect to the actual laptop has a bad connection. The charging icon at the bottom right corner of the screen blinks from charging to not charging constantly.

If I hold the plug a certain way it charges, but if its in the wrong spot it wont charge. I just want to know if this could be easily fixed by replacing the power adapter?


Hi
option 1 - easy one
- you have bad power adapter connector
- Replacing the adapter will fix the problem
option 2 - hard one
- the problem is you laptop power connector
- the Vendor way is to replace the motherboard - expencive ....
- look for IT service center to replace only the power connector of the laptop - less expencive ....
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January 6, 2014 6:47:14 PM

I tried a different power adapter and sadly, it seems its my computer that's the issue. No matter how many of them I tried the same thing happens. I was told that I would need to change the power connector on the laptop and that would fix it so we'll see. Thanks for your answer.
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a b D Laptop
January 6, 2014 8:44:13 PM

LisaN said:
I tried a different power adapter and sadly, it seems its my computer that's the issue. No matter how many of them I tried the same thing happens. I was told that I would need to change the power connector on the laptop and that would fix it so we'll see. Thanks for your answer.


Until then, there's always every handyman's best friend: copious amounts of tape.
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January 13, 2014 7:38:09 AM

LummusMaximus said:
LisaN said:
I tried a different power adapter and sadly, it seems its my computer that's the issue. No matter how many of them I tried the same thing happens. I was told that I would need to change the power connector on the laptop and that would fix it so we'll see. Thanks for your answer.


Until then, there's always every handyman's best friend: copious amounts of tape.


I agree with you there, I'm already using the tape until I get it fixed lol Seems the piece inside the computer that the plug connects to is loose so I put electrical tape around the metal part of the actual plug and plugged it in. Gives it a snug fit and it seems to help. It's a temporary fix until I take it in.
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