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Charging problems. When I am charging it with the power cord, the computer will go in and out of charging. I think the problem might be the cord.

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Most likely is the cord. Id the laptop is still under warrently you can get it replaced for free. If you know someone else who has that laptop try to use there power cord on your laptop and your power cord on there laptop and see what happens.

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