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Power loss Since last night my computer has been saying that it is losing power even though the cord is plugged into the socket and into my computer, I have tried re-plugging them all in and it is still losing power, can I buy a new power cord?

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    my laptop is plugged in and the light on the front of the machine indicates it is plugged in. but the machine still runs on battery power. is there a way to make the machine run on ac power?



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Yes you will be able to replace the power cord and transformer (the black box).

Just to be sure thought. Shutdown your laptop and plug the cable into the laptop again. The laptop should show LED's on the front of it to show that the power is plugged in and is charging the battery. This is usually symbolised by a green or orange led.

The easiest thing to change for now would be the cable but if you continue to have issues you may have a larger problem with the power input module within the laptop itself.

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