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The power cord input was damaged during a drop, and just falls out, the computer won't power up at all, even on the battery alone. I have an important CD stuck in the drive, is there a way to open the tray without power?

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Sure there is. Get a paper clip, straighten it, & then stick it gently into the small hole in the front of the CD drive's tray face plate while the laptop is powered off. The paper clip should push the latch which releases the CD tray open, & you can get out your CD.

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Second problem: The battery will discharge from 100% to 90% and then jump to 0%. It sounds like a bad battery.
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The battery plugs directly into the connector attached to the motherboard. If the battery charging light stay on even when the power adapter is unplugged and the laptop is switched off, it’s either bad battery or something is wrong with the motherboard. The only way to find the culprit is testing the laptop with another known good battery.
Also, you can try this. Remove the battery and plug in the power adapter. If the battery charging LED lights up even when the battery is removed, most likely you have a problem with the motherboard.
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A. There could be a few different reasons why it happens:
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2. It might be a software related issue. If you have some kind of power management utility installed try uninstalling it and use Windows power management utility instead. Also I would try reinstalling the operating system if upgrading the BIOS or removing the power management utility does not help.
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Q. When I use only on battery, from 100% to about 40% the battery discharging normally (last about 1 hour) then suddenly from 40% it drop directly to 2%.
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If I turn-off the laptop and then charge the battery, it won’t also directly charge but the delay is much shorter (maybe just about 1-2 minutes).
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A. It looks like you have a bad battery. Here are some behaviors typical for a dying laptop battery:
1. The battery charges normally (according to the battery icon) but as soon as you unplug the laptop, it dies almost momentarily.
2. The battery charges normally. When you unplug the laptop, it discharges normally until some point and after that point starts discharging very fast. For example it might take 10-15 minutes to discharge from 100% to 80% and then it discharges from 80% to 0 for 2-3 minutes.

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Happy Fixing =)

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