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The AC adapter light does not come on when plugged in

The battery shows fully charged, the AC adapter light does not come on, and it will not power up.

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  • arnieo Jan 03, 2008

    The solution came to me from an engineer that had the same problem. Simply remove the battery for a couple of minutes and then replace. tc1100 is working fine. Thanks to the engineer.

  • arnieo Feb 05, 2008

    Thanks for your confirmation.

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This happened to me recently. I did as the engineer said and it worked.

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  • tabletmaven Feb 03, 2008

    The tablet on screen keyboard does not work any longer and I have not been able to find the driver or a download from HP to re-install it. Does anybody out there know where I might find it? I tried the driver CD that came with the tablet to no avail. Help!!!!

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