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Green indicator light on charger won't come on

Battery is dead. Is there any other way to power my laptop?

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It may be possible with the AC adapter. Some allow it & some do not, but best solution is replace the dead battery with a new fully charged battery. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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