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My a500 charger has stopped working. Can it be charged through a usb lead from a laptop or do I need to buy a new charger ?
My charger for Acer iconia A510 also stopped working.. i tried to look for a replacement but i just couldn't find any.. I finally went to an Acer service center.. and they told me that I have to order a new charger which will take 2 weeks to a month.. I find this really irritating.. why can't they just have it on their stores.. acer modified their chargers and if you lost it or for some reason it stopped working.. you'll have to endure the wait and the bother..
I hope someone would reply in this thread.. this ultimately made me regret choosing the iconia tab over others in the market..
Sometimes it's not the charger, it's the charging port which is dirty with dust, fluff or dirt.
Just turn it off, hold it hole down and blow in it. Then use a safety pin to clean out any stuck fluff, dirt or dust.
Then make sure you clean the charger the same way while it's unplugged.
Has anyhone tried to create a USB based charger - one that does nto require mains power?
Now I've USB battery stores and solar chargers it would make the tablet really portable rather than having to find mains puwer all the time.
It can't get enough charge off usb, so it will not support usb charging. If you had a solar charger that charged at the right wattage and voltage, then you would be able to do charging that way, just not by USB.
Here is a ebay link
for the psa18r-120p charger
PLEASE email the seller to make sure it has the right end and if its for European or US plug-ins.
My original charger was broken within few months after buying it. The cable close to the chargingconnector was broken so out of warranty. It won't charge on normal USB cable since it needs a high power charger. New chargers are available in several (web)shops.
The a500 will charge VERY SLOWLY through the usb port. The reason for a separate charger is that in order to charge in a reasonable time the A500 requires a high current (2 or 3 amps) charger. Replacements are available from 3rd parties, just be sure that the replacement has the same 2 amp rating as the original. I found a suitable exact replacement on Amazon.