How to Replace a Power Adapter for an Acer Aspire One Netbook

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How to Replace a Power Adapter for an Acer Aspire One Netbook
Never use an adaptor from a different device on your netbook. (Power connector image by Albert Lozano from Fotolia.com)

Power cords can become lost or damaged, and may need replacement. For your Acer Aspire One, you will need a replacement power cord that is specifically designed for the power needs of your netbook. Using a power cord meant for a laptop or other electronic equipment can damage your netbook and may void any warranty your Aspire is under. The Acer website does not sell power cords directly, but many retailers carry power cords compatible with the Aspire One models.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn your Acer Aspire One netbook upside down and locate the informational stickers.

  2. 2

    Locate the power notation on these stickers. It is likely to be next to the serial number. The notation should read something like "DC19V---1.58A" or similar numbers. The DC19V means the netbook operates off 19 volts of direct current, while the 1.58A refers to the number of amps of power the laptop can handle.

  3. 3

    Visit brick-and-mortar or online retailers and search for netbook power cords. You may be able to locate one specifically for Acer netbooks, but if you can't, find a universal power cord that matches the number of volts and amps noted on the back of your Acer.

  4. 4

    Check universal power cord packaging to ensure that the power cord has an adaptor that will fit Acer netbook power ports. If your specific model number is not on the packaging but other Acer models are, the cord will likely fit; its packaging may just not have been updated to include your model number. Make sure you are familiar with the store's return policy in case the adaptor doesn't work.

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