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No life on Acer Aspire One ZG5 battery at all?

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July 23, 2011 4:50:28 PM

Hi Guys

I have recently been given a 2nd hand Acer Aspire One ZG5 with windows installed on it. It works fine with the power plugged in, both with the battery connected, and without. However, no matter how long i charge the battery, i cannot use the laptop without the power plugged in, not even for a second.

To me, a battery would still work after a full charge, even if it is knackered. I may be wrong though.

Am i correct in thinking that the battery is absolutely dead, and it's time to buy a new one, or is it more likely that there is a faulty connector to/from the battery?

Thanks in advance for your answers - PCs are more my thing, laptops are a whole new playing field to me!

~Serth
July 23, 2011 10:45:49 PM

what information does your os tell you about the battery? does it detect that it is there? does it tell you the battery is charging? if it does then this would suggest that you have no battery connection problems and that unfortunately you do indeed have a knackered battery.
September 10, 2011 2:17:34 PM

I too have had the same problem except it tells me no battery detected, don't want to purchase a new battery if it isn't going to detect that either, any thoughts?
October 9, 2011 10:10:05 PM

Lizzydriptin said:
I too have had the same problem except it tells me no battery detected, don't want to purchase a new battery if it isn't going to detect that either, any thoughts?



Yes, I have the same issue with my Acer did you find a solution?
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