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Will mot boot up

My computer charger had a bad connection in the first place. Anyway i went in my room and my dog accidentally yanked the cord causing it to lose the connection. I turned it back on and it worked fine then it lost the connection again. Thats when it didn't come back on. I noticed that the green light that blinks when it is turned off does not blink. What to do. It will turn on and off but doesn't show the screen.

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    When i try to turn the PC on power indicator is lit, battery indicator is
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  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Is the power jack on your laptop loose now? Does the computer still work off battery power alone?

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The cord is probably ruined either by the dog or by folding the cable when you pack it up. The charger brick itself is probably fine but you will need to buy a new charger cable. Contact ASUS to determine how much that will cost.

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