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Battery loses charge, despite power cord always plugged in. Unit has a new rechargeable battery

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This is very common on laptops. First take the charger to a shop to be checked. If bad, replace it. If good the problem is probably the connector where it plugs into the laptop. Unless you are very mechanicly inclined this will require a trip to the shop.

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