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No power recently the power cord got really hot where it goes into the laptop and then the power cord didn't work. I went and got a new power cord and the led lights in front blink about 8 times then shut off. I heard that sometimes the ram goes out so I got a new memory card with the same speed and size and it still does the same thing. Sometimes the lights don't blink at all. I have only had the machine for a little over a year just enough time for the warranty to be up.

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Re: no power

It could be that the motherboard or power input socket is faulty and not something that can be repaired unless you know what you are doing.

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