Battery

  • Acer Spin 5 SP513-51 Battery

    I had customer with an Acer Spin 5 (SP513-51) that would charge the battery and show it as 100% charged but as soon as you unplugged the AC power the laptop would turn off.
     
    Turns out that there were a few screws missing on the back of the laptop and on this particular laptop one screw is critical to to keep a tiny microswitch pressed in, via the back cover, to keep the laptop on when using battery power.
     
    See the picture below:
    acer spin 5 sp513 51
     
    • The orange circle shows the microswitch. If this switch is not pressed in the laptop will not operate on battery power.
    • The green circle shows the critical screw that needs to be there (through the back cover) and tightened.
    • The blue circle shows another screw hole that should be clear of the black power cable.