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Sony Laptop VGN-110G won't power up

The above laptop won't power up on AC adapter.
Apparently the battery won't get charged either because of some thing inside the lap top charging circuit. The last time the battery had any juice left, I started the laptop on batteryonly. The machine started booting up and died may be because the battery was low.
Questions.
1. Is there a way to charge the battery externally and then try to boot to see if the PC starts. This way I know that the PC works on battery and there might be some thing with the charging circuit.
2. The power adaptor is fine and I measured the voltage and its fine.
3. What does it take to replace the borad inside and is it available in the spare market. I am reasonably well versed with electro-mechanical stuff and with goood instructions and dos and donts can replace parts.
ned help please.
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