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No power, won't charge the battery, the note books hot

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  • matthew_zook Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • jakewaldron Dec 28, 2008

    I just bought this computer and my battery won't charge. I believe it's the AC adapter because I can't even get enough power to run that computer when it's plugged into the wall. Any suggestions?

  • nixdg Feb 02, 2009

    Mine just all of a sudden shut down and now will not turn on at all. With the power cord plugged in the charge light flashes green.

  • Bill Haughee
    Bill Haughee Feb 02, 2009

    I have battery light flashing charge (which is not a documented behavior) - replaced battery and when on unit continually oscillates between ac power (charging) and battery power

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same exact problem with this computer and just got off with Sony support and they claim no issue. Wow, my heart goes out everyone who has paid more than $1000 for this unit only to fail This is a documented class action suit on this problem (known issue since 1998)

  • jcbag Feb 12, 2009

    AC Adapter/Charger Good?...DC Jack Good?...Still No Power, No Charge?...With the Battery Out, Power & Battery Lights Blinks Every 7 Seconds?...With Battery In, Battery Light Flashes Every 5-10 Seconds?...And With A Fully Charge Battery In, The Laptop Turns On Just Fine?...If So, You have Just Witnessed 1 of Dell's DEFECTS. It's Best to have it Repaired by a Qualified Tech who knows SMC AND *Are Aware of THIS PROBLEM*. They Will Do What Dell Should Have Done!...Or Get Another Laptop, if you find a USED Board on Ebay, It will SOON DO THE SAME. Make Sure It's A REFURB 1, At Least you know that Problem was TAKEN CARE OF. AND DON'T FORGET TO CONTACT DELL TO REMIND THEM OF THE LAW-SUIT THEY HAD SOME YEARS BACK ON THIS SAME ISSUE.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I think the connector inside the laptop where the power connects is stripped or not making contact and needs to be replaced.
    How do I find that part



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In my case (gateway laptop) turned out to be bad ac adaptor (even though I'd tried a Targus univ replacement and repaired the power jack.

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Hi, this problem is almost in the power IC, before i met the same, so i think it need replace the motherboars.
Just i found the website is selling the sony laptop motherboards, maybe it can help you, good luck.

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Try udating the BIOS But that did not work for me :S

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Try taking the battery out and just use AC adapter for power. Likely the unit is unable to charge battery due to bad connection inside the computer. I have the same problem and doing this allows me to use my system without the battery.

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Sounds like a bad motherboard

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SOURCE: battery not charging

Either of the two reasons. The battery may be dead (most likely, depending on the age of the laptop) or the charger may be faulty. Both is unlikely as both of them could not have conked out simultaneously.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I charge the

Initially the battery must be charged fully and then allowed to discharge for about three times.
After this you can charge the PC with the charger connected and work on it while you are on the desk. while using the battery allow it discharge to the lowest level and charge .
You can use the PC with the charger connected while not moving. The battery will charge off in about 2-3 hours. Choose a power plan / power saver plan by clicking the power options on the control panel.

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SOURCE: my sensr480 note book battery

Samsung laptops have this program called Battery Life Extender where this would allow you to choose your charging to 100% or 80%. 80% charging as the program says will lessen the ageing of your battery thus extending the overall battery life specially when your using youre laptop connected to AC more often.
I would guess that you might have activated that program if youre only charging at 80%. Have a look at it at youre programs and reply back.

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