So I got a couple of Acer Aspire 3000's that weren't working and got one to work..
But, It seems i'm having some issues when the battery is in it - and otherwise fine without it.
Excessively Long Shut Downs which go to Continuous Reboots/ Touchpad Problems, Freezing, etc.
Says battery is charging until it goes to @ 7-8% . Then Battery not Charging.
When the Power Adaptor was disconnected- said Battery is Charging???
Since these laptops have been sitting around for a couple/few of years.. and were donated to me.. I won't discount the possiblity that battery is no good. And there was only 1 battery to use of the 2 laptops.
After it charged to 7-8% - I had unplugged the adaptor- and it ran for @ 20 min. and said "1hr 30 min remaining" till it went dead.
I also tried tried the - Remove Battery- Unplug Adaptor and Hold Power Button for 2 min Method- then Installed battery and Adaptor- but to no avail...
(On a side note- which is probably not related- my wifi does not seem to be working- even though it appears there is nothing wrong in the Device Manager.- and running a dianostic does not help...I know there's wireless networks but none show up! Broadcom 802.11g)
Anyway- I seen a post on another site- saying a BIOS UPDATE could possibly fix the Problem for the Battery- (Perhaps wifi too)...
Since I've NEVER DONE A BIOS UPDATE; I will KINDLY ask, Please walk me though this... with as little as ACKRONYNS and GEEK TALK as Possible (Respectfully). I had read about this type of thing - to download the Bios Update... and I think it can be put on a Falsh Drive- but is it a ZIP and does it have to be EXTACTED- which i'm not too great at? Then "Select (something?) and then maybe reboot... So, now I'm willing to give it a try- With some help and input. THANKING YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!!! a Link for the Download and Correct BIOS UPDATE would be a Great Start.. as well - I guesss that goes without saying.
So here's some Specs from System Info: ( I hope it's enough- but please let me know if you need more)