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Laptop i just brought apower cord for my laptop and it will come on and then it will cut back off

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Try removing the battery pack and then power up with the cord. If it works, then it means that the battery pack needs replacing/recharging.

If it still dos not work, the cable could be faulty. Get it replaced.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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