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Laptop won't charge

The first time it did this I thought the battery and/or the AC Adapter were bad so I replaced those. But when I have the laptop hooked up to charge, nothing is happening. The problem is not with the battery or AC Adapter but with the computer itself. Any suggestions?

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    Battery charges for a shortwhile and stops charging.

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The sucky thing with laptops is the electric plugs directly into the motherboard. then the electricity goes from the motherboard to the battery, so i'd have to say the motherboard is bad you could get a new one, but it costs alot of $. So I suggest bring it to your local computer shop and see what they can do.

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