Having problems with your Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook ?

I have an Acer Aspire 4520 that will not charge when the laptop is powered up. it. The video goes bright and then dim - back and forth - like you are plugging in the power supply and then unplugging it. However, it will fully charge the battery when it is powered off. Please tell me that this is an Acer trait!


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Acers are pretty easy to take apart expescially this model I have the same poblem with my laptop except it wont charge in general. Its the power board. The power board has a dc jack and 2 usb's on it. its about $100 for the part through a vendor. Its a hard part to find also i have been watching ebay and learned that i should have picked one up when they were like $60 on ebay and now i havent seen any on there. So if you locate someone selling some used ones for like $50- 460 i need one. So if so shoot me an email [email protected].
I've seen something like this before, but I can tell you it's not just an Acer trait. It's not often that this happens, but one of the ways you can tell, if you have access to one, is by using a voltmeter to check the voltage of the power adapter tip. The proper reading for most laptop adapters should be around the 19V mark. If you are unsure, take your computer to a local repair shop, describe the symptoms and ask to have the power adapter tested, to see if that's the fault. If the power adapter is reading proper voltages, then chances are good it may be the power coupling or power board inside the laptop, in which case you would have to get it serviced by an authorized service center. If you are currently under warranty either through your place of purchase, or with Acer directly, have them service it, and it should be covered by warranty. If not, repairs can be costly for this kind of issue. Power coupling replacements can usually run you around $250 USD for parts/labour. If it's the power board or motherboard, then costs can jump to $400-500 USD for parts/labour, if not more.
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