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Battery won't charge

I have a m2000 that won't charge. It runs fine with the ac adapter. I was told that my battery won't charge if i don't have the correct ac adapter. I bought the computer used so i don't know if it is the original adapter or not. Is this true that my battery won't charge without the right adapter but will still run while plugged in?

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Hello,
This is true, you will not be able to charge the battery without the correct charger. For mostly all laptops, when the charger is not maintaining a charge, it is time for a new one. However, it does not have to be the manufacturer's adapter, but I recommend purchasing the battery made for the Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook.
NextTag.com has decent deals on these adapters. http://www.nextag.com/ac-adapter-compaq-presario-m2000/search-html

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank You, Raph30

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • Raph30 Jan 28, 2009


    Thank you for the positive comment. Glad to know I was helpful.


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