My Aspire 2000 is having a problem where it keeps switching from battery to outlet and back nonstop. When it doesn't switch it stays on battery and drains extremely fast. The system also seems to freak out when trying to boot with the battery taken out.
My guess, Battery or motherboard. Do you know anyone with the same laptop that you could borrow a battery from?
From the Acer web site, "it should take 4 hours to charge battery, if not charged in 4 hours it's bad"
It seems that people are focusing on the battery itself. But it should be noted that the system doesn't seem to run at all without a battery being present in the first place. And it is of course plugged into an outlet when the battery is removed.
So it seems more related to the connector itself. But wiggling the cable around doesn't change anything. And the power brick seems to work fine based on the status light on it.
No kinks in the cable or anything, same problem on a different outlet as well.
Once it it does feel like going off the AC, I can unplug it and plug it back in and it will work fine. But if I put the computer on standby when the AC is working, once it turns on it'll run off the battery again.