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My computer is not charging or reading that it's plugged in when it has never had a problem before. Whould you know the problem?

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Hi njspencer3

Sounds like your power supply is faulty. Do you have access to another power supply(same type) to try in your computer. Sometimes, the computer may be the problem also,but you will have to work out which one is causing the problem. If the machine is a couple of years old, BEFORE YOU SPEND MONEY it may also need a new battery AND a power supply. Take it to a place that sells replacement power supplies and try a new one it it. :)

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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