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My Acer Aspire 5951G will not charge whilst the processors are in use

The charge symbol comes on and off with beeps and the computer heats up with the fan going full blast. Any ideas. The laptop is 3 years old and never had charging problems before

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  • Kathy-1Kathy-1 Posts: 167 Enthusiast
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    billbear wrote:

    Thanks.I've searched but can find no private message facilty on this site. Where do I look? Sorry i'm 75 years young .........


    Hi billbear!

     

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  • JackEJackE Posts: 8,925ACE Pathfinder

    Power down. Try vacuuming the air intake port to clear out any dust bunnies that may be causing the cpu to overheat.

     

    Jack E/NJ

     

     

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Thanks. I'll give that a go. Cheers.

  • A shorting battery will act that way - draw excess power. What does BatteryInfoView say ?

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Thanks for that Padgett. I suspect the battery. How do I check the 'batteryinfoview'? Cheers

    Bill

  • JackEJackE Posts: 8,925ACE Pathfinder

    "Batteryinfoview" is software applet freeware that you download and run. Google it. Did you try vacuuming yet?

     

    Jack E/NJ

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Thanks Jack. Yes cleared the vents but to no efect. The excessive heat and the fan running constantly onlyh happen when working and charging together - suspect battery. On this model the battery is not accessibe without opening the laptop. Hopefully it is replaceable!. I'll get the app and report back.

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Hi Jack. Downloaded app. Not sure what info tells me but the relevant detail seems to be 'Wear' 72.7

    Voltage 16,334 millivolts

    Charge/ Discharge 16,142 millivolts

     

    Good news? Bad news?

     

    Cheers

     

     

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Hi Jack. Updated figures. Fully charged.

    Wear 70.7

    Capacity value 61,056 mWh

    designed capacity value 86,400 mWh

    volts 16,598 millivoltd

    charge dischare rate 3,470 millrwatts

    Hpefully you can interpet this for me.

    Cheers

    Bill

  • JackEJackE Posts: 8,925ACE Pathfinder

    Bill---If you can, we really need to see what the numbers are when the processors & fans are going full-tilt and the regular Windows battery indicator is beeping and going crazy.

     

    Jack E/NJ

     

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    OK system going crazy .....

    current capacity 45.6

    CC value 27,775

    Fully charge caacity 61,056

    design capacily 86,400

    Wear 70.7

    voltage 14,906 mWh

    Ch/ disch - minus 23,472 millw fluctuating to +plus 23,473 milliw

    low bat 1 24,34 mWh

    low bat 2 4320 mWh

     

    screen alternate dimm and bright and charge symbol fluctuating on and off

     

     

     

     

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    I should have ades that my desk is red hot under the laptop.....

     

    Thanks fr helping identify the proble, Much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Bill

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    On battery ony now with few progs running and screen dimmed to half

     

    Discharge rate - minus 41,991

  • JackEJackE Posts: 8,925ACE Pathfinder

    OK Bill. Power down. Remove battery. Power back up with mains without the battery. Try to get the processors & fans to go full tilt again. Does it still seem to heat up? Trying to narrow down issue to either the battery, power supply or motherboard power controller.

     

    Jack E/NJ

  • Battery at 70% just means it is old and has lost some capacity. That fluctuating charge/discharge rate is more disturbing. Agree, try disconnecting the battery and see if that changes it.

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Thanks again. Battery in this model is 'internal'. Do I unscrw and remove the botton 'plate' to discover / remove the battery?

     

    Never delved into the innards of a computer before.........

     

    Cheers

    Bill

  • JackEJackE Posts: 8,925ACE Pathfinder

    Bill---I had to send you a private message on this matter. Jack E/NJ

  • billbearbillbear Posts: 11Member

    Thanks.I've searched but can find no private message facilty on this site. Where do I look? Sorry i'm 75 years young .........

  • Kathy-1Kathy-1 Posts: 167Member Enthusiast
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    billbear wrote:

    Thanks.I've searched but can find no private message facilty on this site. Where do I look? Sorry i'm 75 years young .........


    Hi billbear!

     

    You can find if you have any private messages by scrolling to the top of this thread.  On the right hand side will be a green box with helpful links, such as to your profile and forum settings, as well as a link to your Private Messages (You can find this helpful box of links on most pages in the forum, including when you're on the main page.).

     

    I've included a screenshot below of what mine looks like just to give you an idea of what you're looking for:

    acer PM.JPG

     

    Just find your version of this box on the page and then click the link - yours will probably say something like "1 Unread" and should be a link you can click!

     

    Hope this helps!

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