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Battery plug-in black out

I am getting the opposite to most people. My laptop will run fine without the plug-in. It will charge with the plug in. But when I try and use the plug-in and run my laptop (for better light and longer use) it turns my screen black. If I disconnect the plug-in battery and close the lid on the laptop, my screen will come back and I am good to go. Can someone help me.

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Sounds like a ground issue between the AC adapter the motherboard. Have you tried another or spare AC adapter?

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