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Appears battery is dead- laptop will not run on ACPOWER DIRECTLY

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Hi there.
Try removing the battery and using AC power only to boot the laptop.

Please post back if you need anymore help or advice.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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I'm not understanding what the problem is. If the battery is dead, and you remove it, how do you expect it to recharge? Why would you remove it? So, you take it out and nothing happens.So? What were you expecting to happen?

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