Acer Aspire One Netbook won't charge/boot up

  jent 11 Sep 11
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I have an Acer Aspire One (ZG5) Netbook on Windows XP that seems pretty dead!

A while ago it was working through mains power but sometimes the power indicator LED wouldn't come on and the power lead needed a wiggle to start working properly. However now, there are no lights or power at all. The netbook also does not work without the battery through the mains. So I can't charge or boot the netbook.

I don't think its the ac adapter that's the problem, I'm thinking there's a loose connection somewhere. Question is, can I fix it, and how? Is it gunna be uber expensive? Has it already gone to netbook heaven?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11 Sep 11
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Sounds as if the the DC jack socket has come loose on the motherboard.

Repairable but not an easy task for an amateur. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sdbv3tdttk

However be absolutely certain it isn't a broken wire at the jack plug use a meter to check voltage from centre pin to outer pin on jack and wriggle the cable as you check to make sure voltage isn't lost.

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