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Not charging my m275 has just recently developed a problem with charging. i have two batteries, one sitting at 3% charge and one at 8%, i can swap them out and the computer recognizes them at their current charge. the charge light comes on as if the computer is charging the battery but neither will increase in charge level. both when the system is on and when turned off.

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Re: not charging

Sounds like you need a new jack:

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