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Power adaptor light flickers and will not charge my battery. i unplug it from my laptop ad the light goes back to solid green. what's wrong with my adaptor

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Yep turns out the adapter was broken. i went and got a new one today, plugged it in and now my computer charges fine. thanks

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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That's fairlt simple. It's broke. If not, there could be something loose between the port and the board.

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