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Dell laptop wont run with power cord and wont charge battery

Wall power outlet good, power cord connection to both wall outlet and into laptop good. Laptop will not run on powercord power, just wants to run on battery. Because battery not being charged; is dying a slow death. What causes this?

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Could be the A/C connector on the mother board this would have to be replaced by a TECH if your cord is good and you have voltage coming out of the end of the cord that plugs in to the laptop then your A/C connector on the mother bord is bad and its a common problem this happens with use, if the laptop is new then return it if not it could cost $120.00 to fix. GOOD LUCK

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