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My satelite r15-s829 tablet laptop battery went aprox 10 days without a charge while shut off. Saturday I received a new ac adaptor, upon plugging it into the laptop an amber light in plug in icon on the face of the computer began to blink and has for nearly 2 days. The computer will not turn on now. Any helpfull advice

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    John Adams May 11, 2010

    Remove the battery. Does the notebook work without the battery (ac only)? Also, you say you received a new ac adapter. What happened to the old adapter? Are you sure the old ac adapter failed? Is it possible the problem was the battery or maybe the charging circuitry on the main board and not the ac adapter?

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This appears to be a problem with the ac charger its saying that ur charger is underpowered and cannot charge ur laptop take a look at ur older charger and buy the same brand and that should help out its a common problem that pops up for some that replace failed chargers

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You may have to replace the battery or it's possible there's a short circuit on the battery line that's why it's not charging.

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check on ebay as it's quite cheap there.Also if you know how to use a soldering iron you may well change the jack plug in..it depends how competent you are.

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