there are also some models of notebooks that went from a 6 layer PCB to an 8 layer PCB and have an the traditional northbridge/southbridge IO chipsets.
without the part numbers from the mainboard mb.xxxxx.xx I cannot tell for sure.
Over time dust accumilates not only on the computer, and inside it. But in rare cases it will accumilate where you plug your charger in. I had a case of all three happening. When it overheats like this the dusts cause random parts of the computer to stop working when to hot. The best thing to do is take it to a shop. Because the computer case needs to be opened, cleaned, and in some cases the charger port needs to be replaced. Most of this has already been said but this is the true and full explination.
If you are having this problem and you take great care of your laptop, then it is the barrery or the charger port. If its a new battery it needs a new port and needs to go to the shop. Saddly in my case I figured this out when I sold my laptop to the shop and they explained this to me after I baught a new one....... no returns, no refunds. X.x
I have an Acer Aspire 4715 Z bought in 2007 running perfectly will Oct 2013. After a 4 days of non -operation and safe storage, I tried to plug it in for charge. I plug in the adapter and see the adapter light glowing when not connected to laptop. But when connecting to laptop the adapter light start blinking. There is no indication of charging. No lights anywhere on laptop. Not able to switch on otherwise also.
Took the battery out, blowed on the battery contacted points. Put it back and tried again. No response from the laptop.
Pressed the On button for sometime and then tried again. Taking battery out , putting it back , plugging the adapter. nothing happens except that there is a constant blinking on adapter light.
Any solutions ?