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Receptacle where battery charger plugs in is loose. Computer loses power when the batteries are removed.

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Yeah I have a 7000 (well built, still hummin' along), they're pretty sturdy machines. Mines taken a real beating (it actually bent the adapter plug!) so in my view definitely worth fixing. They just don't make them like that anymore. Anyway, it (the connector), probably has come loose from the motherboard and needs re-soldered, or maybe a loose mosfet. A good tech could fix it in a snap so ask around about fair pricing repair shops. Not much of a surprise to you I'm sure but I hope I convinced you to keep the machine. You should see it burn rubber with a Linux Mint OS on it...BLAZING FAST!!! Boots in 22 seconds. Faster than my quad core desktop. Sorry...I get all mushy...lol Good luck!

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