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Battery Won't accept charge, after soldering job

A year ago my laptop got the DC Jack jerked and broken out of it. Recently I bought a new jack and soldered it onto the motherboard. It works fine, the computer powers up, but it doesn't even attempt to charge the battery. At first I assume the battery is just dead. But it was a decent battery, and I have to wonder, could I have mis-soldered a ground (negative lead) in the motherboard, or something else, that would prevent it from pushing a charge into the battery?

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If the ground isn't soldered properly that could happen. If you run your computer in your car and you use a power inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter and your battery in, that can cause problems charging the battery as well.

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