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I HAVE A VOSTRO 1500 WHEN IT IS RUNNING ON THE BATTERY IT IS FINE IF I PLUG IN THE ADAPTER/ CHARGER WITHIN A FEW SECONDS THE SCREEN GOES BLACK

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  • dconner19982 Sep 16, 2010

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY. I HAVE HAD THIS LAPTOP FOR 3 YRS COULD THE SETTINGS HAVE CHANGED THIS CONDITION JUST STARTED

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Shut it down, remove plugin, remove battery. Press and hold the power button for 10 full slow seconds. Then wait 1 minute. Put battery back in, plug in, and then turn it on.

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Restart your system and press F2 to run BIOS setup.

Check the power option and adjust the battery and AC adapter settings.

If you're not familiar with it, you may send the computer to the reseller and I'm sure, they are aware of this issue.

Thank you and good luck!

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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1.) First, power reset the unit by powering it off, unplugging it from AC power, removing the battery, then push and hold the power button on the unit for about 60 seconds.

2.) Next, plug the AC adapter back in (LEAVE THE BATTERY OUT), power the unit on. Does the unit power on?

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