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Acer 1642 freezes and will not power down unless battery is remov

\015 Acer 1642 freezes and will not shut off with switch unless you remove battery. Operates perfectly if using AC power with battery removed. Is this a battery or M/B issue?\015

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Yep me too - exactly the same thing on aspire 1642 wlmi. problem was battery. tried replacing hard drive, new drivers, HOURS of head scratching time (& visits to two computer 'specialists' !) before I did more research on web & found people with same symptoms and realised problem is battery. Pulled it out and everything works fine.
Battery over 2 years old and not very good to start with I think.. .going for an 8cell now and hope all will be well !!

I had exactly the same problem with shutting down.  Eventually I discovered the problem was the battery.  Remove the battery and it will work fine on the mains supply.  Get a new battery and replace for about £50 if you wish to use remotely.
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