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Power problem - led shows the ac plug is in - battery does not charge - can not run laptop on ac adapter - what is causing this problem

When the ac adapter is plugged in the led shows it has power - the battery will not charge - if you remove the battery the unit will try to start but as soon as the hard drive starts to spool the laptop shuts down - when the battery had a charge the computer would run - i think it is a bad internal power supply but I can not find a schematic so i can test the unit - I can not even find out on line if the unit has a seperate internal power supply or if it is part of the mother board. Is there any repair books out there for these units? Any Ideas on what is causing these problems?

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Hi,
The connection to the power supply inside the Pc is or has gone,
because your using the connection 1000 times a year, it faulters, and fails.

$150/$200 to get repaired.
Strip out the laptop solder connection back up,
rebuild, very common problem.

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Richard.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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