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The battery light is amber when the adapter is plugged in.

My laptop would never work without the adapter. For some reason, now even with the cord in the battery light still glows yellow (or amber). I can't power it up now. I'm so frustrated and I just someone to tell me I won't have to get a new battery.

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news here but the amber or yellow light means 1 of 2 things. The battery is bad or the battery charging circuit on the motherboard is bad. Normally it is the battery and replacement would need to be purchased.

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