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Wierd issue with AC adapter and battery.

My laptop runs on just AC power, and just on battery power, but I cant use the adapter and battery at the same time, the power button, battery and charge indicator lights blink steady with the ac adapter and battery installed. The power light blinks blue, the battery light blinks orange the the ac input indicator blinks blue, and they are all in sync. I seen that Gateway had a bios update for a battery issue but i managed to boot into windows with the battery on, and as soon as I plug in the AC adapter the lights start blinking and it doesnt recognise that its plugged in which fails my efforts for the bios update. I did a teardown to check the motherboard and all connections seem fine. I have tried different AC adapters and different batteries as well. Doesnt work in Macbuntu either....I'm stumped, please help.

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Check power adapter’s DC plug that connects into the laptop power socket with a multi-meter, the voltage should be slightly higher than the voltage that is printed on the label on the bottom of the adapter. If the voltage is zero or way below the voltage that is printed on the label then the power adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced.
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