Having problems with your Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop ?

Battery or charger ?

\015 I recently purchased a out of box model from circuit city 3680\015\012it did not have a battery with it. I purchased 1 and tried it but it it did not appear to take a charge The power charge light on the front of the computer indicates yellow while plugged in after 12 hrs of charge the battery would not power the PC for any more than a few minutes and it shuts off. just recently purchased another new battery thinking the first was NG. same exact problem after charging it only lasts a minute or 2 the probability of getting 2 bad batteries fron 2 different suppliers has to be pretty low\015\012\015\012Be fore I send this thing off and expend lots more money is there anything \015\012I can do to narrow down the problem. Could the AC adaptor be bad or is there something with the PC itself\015\012\015\012The computer is new just a display model the charger seems to work\015\012the light is green and it powers the PC okay. \015\012\015\012 \015

Answers :

Well...this one is interesting, for certain. You bought a display model, so the chances of it working off battery are mighty slim. Could be that the m/b was running off ac power all the time, and can NOT charge a battery. I'd take it back, and have them show you that it will run on battery, which is considered a fairly important issue with laptops, at least around these parts on Hawaii
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