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    Laptop Battery and Charger Problem

    Well, the laptop has a few problems with the charger.

    Basicly, the problem is as follows, it wont charge at all, but will run off the mains power, so basicly when ever the charger is removed, the laptop dies instantly...being a big problem.

    The light for the charg on the exterior of the laptop doesnt go on when plugged in. But after a lot of wiggling and moving it around, we can get this light to come on, and when logged into windows, the iconin the corner switch to a charge icon instead of just a mains icon. This will only last for about 5 minutes at a complete maximum even if the laptop is placed and not moved :S

    ANy ideas?

    Its an Acer 3680 if anyone needs to know. I was told it may be a simple soldering fix, but would rather hear info from others.

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    wiggle what, the DC jack or wiggle the battery in its bay to get the charge light on?

    A, the laptop power socket.

    the fact u say it worked after a wiggle says one of the power or earth returns has come loose, its an easy fix if its just worked free, but best bet is to solder in a new socket as its already come loose on at least 1 contact. a new DC sockets under a tenner off ebay.

    b, wiggle the battery to get it charging,

    either the contacts are dirty, or the contacts in the laptop are weak, or have been pushed flat due to excessive battery fitment, or lesser chance a contacts worked free.

    either way its normally a free fix as its a resolder, bend it back out etc fix.

    let me know what you have to do and i can guide you to fix it if your handy with a soldering iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    wiggle what, the DC jack or wiggle the battery in its bay to get the charge light on?

    A, the laptop power socket.

    the fact u say it worked after a wiggle says one of the power or earth returns has come loose, its an easy fix if its just worked free, but best bet is to solder in a new socket as its already come loose on at least 1 contact. a new DC sockets under a tenner off ebay.

    b, wiggle the battery to get it charging,

    either the contacts are dirty, or the contacts in the laptop are weak, or have been pushed flat due to excessive battery fitment, or lesser chance a contacts worked free.

    either way its normally a free fix as its a resolder, bend it back out etc fix.

    let me know what you have to do and i can guide you to fix it if your handy with a soldering iron.
    Done plenty soldering and it is the laptop power socket im wiggling, well, the charger that goes in but essentialy yes the socket is being wiggled


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    there should be 4 pins on that one, you need to crack it open and remove the mainboard to do the repair, get some solder braid to remove the old stuff, and flux, you have to make it a very good repair to hold up unless you buy a new socket..

    whats the plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    there should be 4 pins on that one, you need to crack it open and remove the mainboard to do the repair, get some solder braid to remove the old stuff, and flux, you have to make it a very good repair to hold up unless you buy a new socket..

    whats the plan?

    Well, how difficult and great does the soldering have to be?

    It was sent back a few weeks ago under warrenty because of the screen being dodgy. Im pretty sure i could just do that, but the fact we lose its use for a week is something we dont really want...

    How easy is it to attach a new socket if i buy?


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    i make it sound easy as i do it for a living, its no fun stripping the laptop as its a board removal to do the fix, resolder does not have to look like its been flow solderd on a jig, I always build up more solder to make a stronger joint.

    if you send it back you will get a new or refurn mainboard, they do not replace sockets under warranty, just swop the lot !

    anyway, the link shows what should be your socket, see for yourself what you have to remove and replace

    if its under warranty you should make do without it and send it back, very fiddly things laptops !

    anyway enough of the warnings, http://www.laptopsockets.co.uk/sockets-numbered/8.htm

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