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HP, Compaq, Toshiba and some others have problems with their AC adapter connectors on the motherboard. This is because they are not secured to the motherboard very well. They are just soldered to the board by the adapter leads. This puts stress on the leads whenever the plug is bumped or from plugging and unplugging the adapter. The adapter connector will, over time, become loose. The adapter will then not charge the battery, and when the battery becomes weak, the system will not power on. Some times, the unit will power on, but will shut off if the adapter plug is wiggled. If you continue to operate your system in this state, heat will build up from arcing at the ac connector and will burn the motherboard. If not repaired, the system board and CPU could be damaged beyond repair. Replacing the motherboard is then the only option This could cost $350 and up. So the word is GET IT REPAIRED EARLY
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