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What causes that?

So i took out the battery and unplugged the AC power.. then plugged back in the AC and it booted fine... i am curious to what causes that?? In case i run into it again or is there something more i need to fix??

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  • ranjitme May 11, 2010

    Can you please be bit more specifc

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Sounds like the power jack is loose and the connection is bad.Nove the tip around while its plugged and see by your indicator light if it goes off and on

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