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Battery doesn't charge, despite power cord always in use.

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Laptop batteries generally last a couple of years before giving up.Either the battery is faulty, or the charging circuit in the system board is bad. The easiest test is to swap batteries with another laptop... easy that is if you have another laptop. Maybe a local shop could loan you a battery for the test or they could test your battery? You could purchase another battery; that would certainly be cheaper than replacing the system board.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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