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How to fix a loose battery on Acer Aspire 5750

I’ve had my trusty Acer Aspire 5750 for a few years now; and with the addition of an SSD, from PC World of all people (there was a sale), I expect it to last for a while yet. On and off I’ve noticed it failing to resume, or just powering off at odd times and worked out the battery is loose, but up until now I haven’t been able to fix it.

Inside the battery compartment are a pair of plastic loops which are the catch for the release mechanism, and then there are fixed plastic wedges on the battery for the loops to snap into. It looks like one or both of them is on the edge of tolerance, so occasionally the battery would fall far enough to lose contact and power off.

A little bit of plastic to the resuce

A little bit of plastic to the resuce

The solution: Cut a tiny piece from a plastic card (I used an expired gift card) and leave it on top of the battery when it goes back in, and then pull open the battery release and push it down fairly hard – who’d have thought such an annoying problem would be so easy to fix!

Anyway, I couldn’t find anything on Google for it, so hopefully this helps somebody.

EDIT 28/08/2014:
Well it turns out that wasn’t a very permanent solution to the problem, it kept coming back when the bit of plastic fell out. In the end I bought a new battery from Amazon (one of these) which has actually fixed the problem, it doesn’t wobble anymore.