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Old 09-20-2018, 01:34 PM
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I have Acer laptop and it's not charging most of the time. I have to keep unplugging the charger, not from the wall, but from the laptop, it's like it has to be plugged in sticking out a little but I have to keep doing it many times and most of the times nothing happens. It's like it has to be position at the right exact angle or something and even then just a move of just by typing then it stops charging so 95% of the time the charging does not work. What can it be? I even bought another charger.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Location: McAllen, TX
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It sounds like it is the charging port. Could it have been damaged somehow? If it moves around inside the laptop it could very well be loose, not making full contact. Eventually, it may break. If that is the problem, find yourself a technician that has soldering capabilities. It may need to re-soldered or replaced. Your best bet may be online but you have to properly diagnose the problem first.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gguerra View Post
It sounds like it is the charging port.

This^ BTDT with a Dell Inspiron.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:25 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Your laptop's display should have an indication of when it's in Charging Mode.
If you use that to tell if the plug has a good connection, and then experiment (wiggle), you should be able to tell if it's a loose plug at the charging port.

The best fix for that, as mentioned above, is to have someone reasonably handy with electronics (not necessary to be a computer geek).
Open it up and re- solder or replace (with re- soldering) the charging port with a new one you find on eBay or Amazon.

There is a bang-on-it style of fix you could attempt, that's temporary.
Take the plug and squeeze it just a bit with some pliers. The idea is to make it just a little bit out-of-round. that will make it 'larger' and possibly fit in the charger hole more tightly. Use common sense and do it less than more, to creep up on the right size. Also realize that you could damage your charger too.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:59 AM
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You need to change your battery. I have an HP Laptop and it has the same which you're facing now. I take it to HP service centre and the guy said this battery is dead because it's not passing the power. U need to change it.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:01 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Does your laptop show that it's plugged in?
Problem started to happen after Windows update?
If your laptop refuses to charge the battery even though it acknowledges that it's plugged in, here's what you need to do:

If you know the battery works then take it out, and hold down the power button for 20 seconds (tip from Acer website). Next put the battery back in and plug in the power cord. The orange charging light should turn on. Once the blue charged light comes on, try to turn on your laptop.

But from your description looks like your port or charger is malfunctioning.
Get new charger first and see if that resolved your problem.
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