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Laptop problems only works with the adapter in but also keeps going of like it is shorting especially when i move the lead or laptop.

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  • benno565 Apr 01, 2008

    laptop only works with adapter in battery says it isn`t present also goes off from time to time especally when i move it.thought it was the lead but tryed new one so it doesn`t appear to be that.

  • benno565 Apr 05, 2008

    tried ew adapter lead in my laptop ispiron 1300,not charging the battery but also switches of sometimes when i move it and it tends to get hot.this makes me think it is the connection inside how do i remedy this.

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Hi benno565, it's not shorting it's too loose from plugging & unplugging, hence your notebook is not getting a steady charge. You can bend the two prongs (every so slightly apart from each other), (carefully), this will give you a better connection or you can just replace the AC adapter. Your battery seems unable to hold a charge, that defenitly needs replaced.

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