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I have a MX3414 notebook. I plug in the power adapter but no lights come on on the front of the computer indicating that it is charging. The green light on the adapter is on and cycles through bright and dim similar to a flashing effect. It tried to boot with what little battery power it had left. So I'm trying to determine if the power adapter is bad or the if the system board has a problem. Is this a common problem?

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Hello,

I will advice you remove the battery from the system and try charge with the adapter, see if it will power on, it did not, the problem is with the power adapter, try get a similar power adapter to charge the laptop, id charges the laptop, it means you will need to get a new power adapter.

But from all indication, the power adapter is most likely the cause of the problem.

Take care.

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