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Battery will not charge.

I cannot find continuity between the positive side of the D C plug and the positive battery connection. It is as though the connection is broke.

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Your not going to get continuity when you measure through a battery charging circuit. Check the power supply.

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or you may try If an AC adapter is not connected to your computer, the computer's power source
is a battery. If the battery indicator flashes amber or is a steady amber, the
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computer.
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