I have had my laptop for over 6 years now, and I know that computers, especially laptops, don't last forever. But this has been very faithful to me since the day I bought it, and I'm very disappointed by it's recent issue. Basically, the laptop has been fine up until a few weeks back. Like normal, I put it on my desk, plugged it in, pressed the power button... But, nothing happened. It won't power on. I assumed the motherboard had died, or something far worse. However, I then troubleshooted this problem on Acer's support page and went through various steps to diagnose the issue. I removed the battery, plugged in the AC adapter and it switched on, began to boot up, but only lasted 10 seconds before powering off. Now, it won't do anything. Is the AC adapter broken or the battery, or the laptop itself? Any advice? EDIT: I have an Acer Aspire 3690 My specs are: Intel Pentium Celeron 1.7GHz 1GB DDR2 RAM 60GB HDD 256MB Shared Intel Graphics I know this is outdated, but I still used it for the mobility sake more than anything else. It was great for writing on when out and about. Now I am tied down to my desktop.