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My acer tablet will not charge, acer iconia A1 about three

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my acer tablet will not charge
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: acer iconia A1 about three years old
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: just started today. tried different chargers
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 9 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

If the failure to charge is quite sudden, then check

A. that the plugs and jacks involved do not have dirt in them. A scrubbing out with an old (but, clean, and dry) toothbrush would be appropriate.

B. also check that the cords do not have any lumps, or evidence of strain or stress at any point along their length. A wire breaking sufficiently from stress, could cause failure to charge.

The next question about the problem is: How old is the tablet, please?

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