View Full Version : Laptop Battery Charging.

02-07-2006, 09:39 PM
Hi, I bought an Acer Aspire 3624 laptop the other day, but I dont no anything about how to charge the battery, or how long for. I have been through the manual many times and nothing at all is mentioned about this.

Any help would be much appreciated.

02-07-2006, 09:51 PM
I have a 3624, and there is a program in the start menu called Acer ePower Management. If you open that, it will tell you how much charge you have remaining in your battery so when it shows 100% or close to it, then you know your battery is fully charged.

02-07-2006, 09:53 PM
How long does yours take to charge? And does it charge while you are using it? Thanks.

02-07-2006, 10:02 PM
Yes, it charges when it's in use. I honestly couldn't tell you how long it takes to charge, since I've never drained the battery enough. I guess I'll find out when I take it on holiday in a couple of weeks!

02-07-2006, 10:03 PM
To charge, simply plug the notebook in using the power cable that cme with it. It can charge while you use it. The charge time varies, you'll need to get used to the time it takes for you.

If you see a battery icon on the taskbar in the lower right area of the screen then hovering over it will tell you how much charge is remaining and will estimate how much longer you can use it for if the notebook is unplugged.

02-07-2006, 10:17 PM
Hmm, my ac adapter is pluged in and turned on, yet it still thinks its on battery. The is a big X over the battery icon, and the "time remaining" isnt changing. In the acer epower managment ment it wont let me select an 'AC' profile.

Any Ideas?

02-07-2006, 11:29 PM
I couldn't help you without seeing the problem myself if it doesn't work normally. You might like to drop in to the store where you got it and ask them.

03-07-2006, 08:27 AM
It sounds like the machine thinks that the battery is not fitted. I suggest you check that the electrical terminals on the battery are making good contact and, failing that, you may have a faulty unit.

03-07-2006, 11:24 AM
Turns out i had a faulty power supply, so went in and swapped it this morning and everythings all good.

Thanks for all your help.