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Won't turn on.

Recieved this pc in unknown condition. Battery was dead and no adaptor. Bought the correct one and pc power light comes on, but that's it.
Would like to know if a battery is totally dead, should the laptop still boot up with the ac adaptor?

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Yes the lap top can boot up with the ac adaptor without battery .but if there is a problem in its RAM  the memory chip.it will still power on with adaptor but will not go further then that.or the other problem can be its main board getting short in between.get the laptop checked at proper professional repair center before further use as because if you just try to turn it on several times the internal components which are short will get heated and will short many other small components and the reparing cost will get increased.

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