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Batteries not lasting


I was recently given this laptop and thought I would restore it and give it to the kids, however, I've decided to keep it after looking at it as it was too much for the kids and not something that they are ready for.

Anyway, the problem I have is, is that the battery isn't lasting very long at all if not plugged into the mains (about 20-25 minutes)

I brought a new battery thinking that was the problem but it turns out it isnt. It's still asking o be plugged in even after being on charge overnight.

I have noticed that the conector at the back (where you plug in the mains adapter) is very loose and needs to be supported by a towel or something if you want it to charge.

I was thinking of taing it to be reparied at PC world but would like to know if there is a way I can do it first.

Please help.


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Thanks - I'll try that. Might actually sort out my appalling spelling in the mean time too.

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If the connector carrying power to the mother board of the laptop is loose/faulty - to fix this yourself will require stripping down the latop to the motherboard and getting the soldering iron out.
Re-soldering any loose or dry joints and rebuild the laptop.

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