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Wont charge and get get it to stay on,

Battery wont charge and computer wont stay on with power cord. tried another power cord, same problem.
does battery need to be replaced or is it something more serious? HP ze5270

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If it won;t stay on with the power cord plugged in I would suspect it to be something more that the battery. 

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Check Power supply first.
use another one and check if battery is charging.

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