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I think its my battery

I use my computer and randomly it will have the battery drain while plugged in. It says on the computer that it is plugged in but it is not charging the battery. If i turn the computer off and take the battery out and put it back in, it works fine. This has been happening more frequently. Does this mean I need a new battery???

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Re: I think its my battery

It might be the battery or battery contacts, but sounds more like a problem with the a/c adapter cord being bad at the connector that goes into the back of the pc. Or, the power jack on the back of the pc may be loose, or damaged.

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- if your laptop computer cannot start at all - 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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