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Pavilion zd8000 battery will not charge charging indicator light flashes and the mains light remains constant. Renewed battery, tried another mains adaptor still will not charge. Laptop works whilst connected to the mains.

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Try cleaning the battery contacts. It's possible some dirt is keeping it from connecting correctly. Does it work with a charged battery placed in it and unhooked from power? If not, there's some issue with that internal circuitry.

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Sounds like the battery may be bad. I would first suggest trying a replacement battery and see if it will charge if so problem solved; if however a replacement battery (that is known to be good) still does not work it is possible that your battery charger on your laptop has gone bad, which is possible but very rare.

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