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Hi' I have a G320 laptop, which will not charge the battery. It does not register charge on the indicator light, or through a check on power options. I purchased a new battery, believing that my battery had failed, but this did not solve the problem. The computer operates normally on mains power, but is useless away from a power source. Can you solve this problem, Thank you . Malcolm.

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First, you need to make sure your power adapter is providing enough power to both run the laptop & charge the battery. A very good way to do this is to compare your laptop voltage & ampere requirements (written on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop) with the voltage & ampere ratings of the power adapter. Voltages should be the same, or the power adapter's voltage about up to 0.5 volts more than the laptop's voltage rating. Amperage of the power adapter should be at least equal to or greater than the laptop's rating. It should never be less than the laptop's rating, or else the power adapter will be providing insufficient amperes to charge the battery. Of course, the power adapter's nominal amperage might be ok, but it degraded on usage. You can verify this by testing using a good or new power adapter.
If the battery did not charge using the new power adapter, take the battery off the laptop, & using a dry tooth brush, scrub in between the fins of the battery connector on the motherboard & on the battery it self, then put the battery back into the laptop & try again.
If this still did not resolve the problem, then the battery itself could be bad. Try it on another laptop, or try a good or new battery in your laptop.
If this did not work, there might be a possibility that the charging circuitry on the laptop's motherboard is defective & needs servicing. In order to do this, the laptop needs to be disassembled & the motherboard checked for defective/burned out components in the area near the DC jack. Any defective/burned out components found should be replaced, or you might need to replace the laptop's motherboard altogether.

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Sounds like the infamous electrolytic capacitor plague (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague -- also read the discussion page)

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If you re-assemble your G320 make sure you use the shortest 3 screws for the the points where the upper cover is fastened to the metal sheet frame that presses the cpu against the heat sink. If you use a longer screw (which I did) you may experience that a destroyed 4x56 ohms resistor network chip on the mainboard can also be hard to be relaced in non computer producing countries.

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