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Won't rub on battery power

I have an nx7010. When plugged into the AC, the charging icon only ever says something very low, between 2-12%. As soon as I unplug the AC, it turns off. I tried another battery...it does the same thing. Any suggestions?

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  • igotpins Feb 05, 2008

    But this always used to work. would that be the cord?

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    I have the same problem on my Compaq nx7010. The battery was replaced and the problem was not solved. Then the entire motherboard was replaced and STILL the same problem. A new charger/transformer for the system has been ordered even though voltmeter readings indicate the charger is working correctly.

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Replace a charger,or change a capacitors on them,you have a low voltage on charger

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    yes,but because you charger is overhiting,low ac voltage pull up the more power then your charger is overhiting and cannot charge your battery

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Hope this helps, and please rate my advice.
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and find the battery for your laptop model.
Regards mistyman

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