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May 9, 2009 5:39:06 PM

My AA1 doesn't recognize the battery i.e. battery LED keeps blinking red but the battery icon shows: plugged in, fully charge. Only when I disconnect the mains AA1 dies instantly. Anybody had similar problem?y AA1 doesn't recognize the battery i.e. battery LED keeps blinking red but the battery icon shows: plugged in, fully charge. Only when I disconnect the mains AA1 dies instantly. Anybody had similar problem?
May 9, 2009 5:47:34 PM

Had same problem with Dell Inspiron 1525, I just took out the AC adapter and pressed the power button and hed for 10sec, with the battery.
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May 9, 2009 7:17:37 PM

AKM880 said:
Had same problem with Dell Inspiron 1525, I just took out the AC adapter and pressed the power button and hed for 10sec, with the battery.

Thanks for help, unfortunately didn't work with my AA1.
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May 9, 2009 8:14:50 PM

if we are talking about a laptop battery it looks like it died of old age and does not hold charge anymore.
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May 9, 2009 10:41:51 PM

rolli59 said:
if we are talking about a laptop battery it looks like it died of old age and does not hold charge anymore.

Well, I bought this laptop last Friday but you never know how long sellers keep stuff in stores. I have already asked for replacement but wanted to make sure that the battery was really wasted.
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a c 694 ) Power supply
May 10, 2009 1:10:51 AM

In that case I would take all of it in and have it exchanged, who knows what else is wrong with it!
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May 10, 2009 3:04:40 AM

The battery is probably dead, my Laptop worked for maybe 30min more then the battery instatnly discharged lol. Time for a new batt.
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May 11, 2009 4:12:21 PM

My battery woke up after 5 days of constant attempts and everything is OK now. Miracles happen apparently :D 
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May 16, 2009 9:05:39 AM

I am having the same problem with my aspire one netbook...the battery icon on the left, is consistantly blinking red...it works fine when plugged into the adapter ac but refuses to turn on for me saying its charged...I have to plug it in for it to charge....i ve only had this netbook for a verrrrrry short time...

how did you get yours to work?!?!
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May 16, 2009 1:28:06 PM

Try booting up without battery and then plug the battery in. Let it work for a couple of minutes until the battery icon appears in the task menu. Worked for me :)  It seems that the system has to 'learn' how to handle a fully discharged battery. In normal circumstances system hibernates when the battery gets below 5% so when you have a fully discharged battery system 'does not know what to do' and displays the first default information it has which is 'plugged in.... fully charged'.
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June 20, 2009 5:17:57 PM

I have the same problem, and its one that plagues A LOT of Acer Aspire One users. I still dont know why people continue to buy this product. Sure its cheap, at first, but after all the repairs and replacement parts, you're suddenly spending money that couldve been used for a good laptop.

Here is something that worked for some people.

Update your bios. The battery thing is a problem that was supposedly fixed in the latest bios, 3310.

There should be more info here

http://ur411.info/acer


p.s.: updating bios didnt work for me, and yes, Acer sent me a "new" battery.
infact, they sent me a new ac adaptor a month ago too...

DONT BUY ACER
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July 14, 2009 5:37:10 AM

I had a similar issue with a blinking orange charge light and no recognition of the battery. I suspected it was because I hadn't used the netbook in a few months and the battery must have fully drained. I haven't flashed the bios to 3310 yet, but I did do as one user here suggested, and started the machine up on only AC (battery removed) and then slid the battery in once the machine was on. At first it did not appear to work as I still had only the icon indicating I was on AC power and still no recognition of the battery. After a few minutes however the charging icon came on and now its up to about 25% charged battery (and counting). I have yet to test it without the AC plugged in but I will do that once the battery is fully charged. Thanks to all the posters with the helpful advice. Seems like that did the trick.
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August 9, 2009 10:03:03 PM

Also having this problem, does the bios thing actually work? I am worried about updating the bios if the machine will need to go back. Have tried contacting Acer and they just say to send it back to them. How did you manage to get a new battery out of them?
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August 15, 2009 3:41:29 AM

Like many others, my Acer One netbook decided to stop charging the battery. I first tried both suggestions listed below. Nothing worked until I updated the BIOS -- and, voila, my battery is charging. . .

Did NOT work for me but others reported success with the following:
1) Power down, remove battery, make sure a/c is plugged in, power up, let run for a few minutes, insert battery, wait for battery icon to appear on taskbar. [Some suggested trying this procedure a few times if the first time is not successful.]
2) Disconnect a/c cable and remove battery, hold power button down for 2 minutes. Reconnect a/c power and insert battery. Power on.

If you choose to update the BIOS, it's actually quite simple. Just follow the directions carefully. You will need a USB flash drive. You will need to find the steps specific to your model# here: http://netbooks-us.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/bio...

Find your BIOS update here: http://support.acer.com/
+ Select Driver Downloads
+ Select Netbook
+ Select Acer One
+ Select your model# (I found mine on the back of my laptop on a sticker that also listed the serial no.)
+ Select the BIOS tab
+ Download the BIOS zip file
+ Follow instructions

Good luck. I know how frustrating this can be!

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September 10, 2009 3:05:22 AM

This only applies to the Acer Aspire One Netbook Computer:

Acer Aspire one – battery not charging.
Solution: Update the bios as follows:
1. Go to www.support.acer.com
2. Click on Driver & Downloads
3. Select Product Family “Netbook”
4. Select Product Line Aspire One
5. Select your Product Model i.e.: AOA150 (located after MFG.Date:xxxx AOA 150 – xxxx)
6. Click on the BIOS tab below
7. Download the bios to a blank USB flash card.
8. Turn off your computer
9. Insert the USB flash card (containing the bios) into your Aspire One.
10. Hold down the FN key and the Esc Key at the same and turn on the computer.
11. Wait until the Power button starts flashing before letting go of the keys.
12. Allow the computer to complete its task (5 or more minutes).
13. Charge the computer for 5 hours and your computer should be working properly.
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October 12, 2009 4:40:00 PM

This solution worked perfectly. Thank you very much chetwynd. :wahoo: 
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January 14, 2010 10:58:51 PM

Anyone know is this solution works for gateway LT series netbooks. I am having the same problem. The gateway support site doesn't list any bios downloads.
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January 15, 2010 12:24:51 AM

appears the take the battery off turn it on let it run then plug the battery in worked.
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Anonymous
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August 22, 2010 11:57:29 AM

i have another solution.. a few days my laptop acer can not load with battery, when battery inserted there is red light flash 3 times, when i plug in an adapter its connected, 3 hour still waiting and 6 hour still red... then i taking out an adapter, i try to power on my laptop... it can not loads anything..

:o  i really confused... i have a plan to buy a new one or take it to acer guaranteed.. i can't sleep then i still thinking how can it happens.. :pt1cable: 

so many ways i tried, but still nothing... :sleep:  so in a middle night.. i have an idea... i look at the battery... i see many cell there.. i try to clean up or making the connector in 6 cell to the right position with clean pin neal..
I do so with careful :non: 
then I tried to attach it back to my laptop, and the result ... incredible ... all back to normal .. :sarcastic:  :bounce: 

I hope this can help ..
thanks to my beautiful daughter, Natasya and Citra .. :love: 
with love
dPrince Of Smart
:hello: 
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August 22, 2010 12:26:44 PM

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