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January 29, 2014 9:14:39 AM

I have an Acer aspire M laptop, and every time I take the charger cord out my laptop it unexpectedly shutdown, even though it says the battery is full charged. How can I fix my laptop problem?
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January 29, 2014 9:20:43 AM

How old is it?
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January 29, 2014 9:23:57 AM

Sounds like either a dead battery or bad switch inside to switch from the power cord to battery.
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January 29, 2014 9:24:16 AM

Less than 2 years I bought it Oct. 2012

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January 29, 2014 9:27:16 AM

Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes.
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January 29, 2014 9:36:12 AM

chrisso said:
Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes.


If I take the cord out, it will shut down. Its already fully charged
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January 29, 2014 9:37:33 AM

jaida901 said:
chrisso said:
Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes.


If I take the cord out, it will shut down. Its already fully charged


What he is getting at is that the battery has a charge memory. With letting it drain slowly it can help wipe that battery memory.
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January 29, 2014 9:40:34 AM

ahnilated said:
jaida901 said:
chrisso said:
Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes.


If I take the cord out, it will shut down. Its already fully charged


What he is getting at is that the battery has a charge memory. With letting it drain slowly it can help wipe that battery memory.


Oh, ok. How do I drain the battery?

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January 29, 2014 9:46:18 AM

"Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes."
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January 29, 2014 9:53:19 AM

ahnilated said:
"Turn the power profile to minimum, and see if you can get it to work that way. Then run the battery flat and see if it charges up again. Mobile fones can get like this sometimes."


The power profile is at minimum. When I take the cord out so it only runs on the battery, it shuts off. It will not come back on until I plug the cord back in. When I plug it back in, it is still fully charged. I've left it unplugged for 3 days, and then plugged the cord in to turn it on and it is still fully charged.
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January 29, 2014 9:54:26 AM

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January 29, 2014 10:02:07 AM

I would say the battery is dead. If you have a fluke meter you could test it and see what the voltages show. Other than that I would say take it somewhere and have them test it for you and you may have to purchase a new one.
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January 29, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Ok, thanks
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January 29, 2014 2:41:23 PM

Funny things. When they are worn out the amount they can hold gets smaller, so it could show fully charged but be no good. You need to get it tested somewhere before you buy a new one, or you could be wasting money on a defunct laptop..But it is most likely the battery.
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