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Battery is not charging

Hi! My NC4010 battery is not charging. I got a new battery but it didn't help. When connected to the ac/dc adaptor the indicator light keeps blinking and the battery is not charged. When connected to ac/dc adaptor the notebook works ok, whether the battery is in place or not, so the ac/dc adaptor seems to be ok.


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    I have the same problem. I have tried 3 batteries & 2 different power supplies to no avail. I can boot up & the charge indicator says that it is charging but the percentage of charge never changes. A couple of times I got it to start charging but it would only charge maybe 10 - 15% and quit . I bought a new battery & it did the same ting. I kept messing with it & it finally charged to 100% but hasn't charged since. Any ideas what so ever as to the problem would be appreciated.

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Charger board seems to have gone bad.

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1. Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the supplied AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack with the plug's mark arrow up
2. Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
3. Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
4. Slide the POWER switch to off. Remaining battery time is indicated by the minutes on the display window. Charging begins.
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If the AC power light is blinking, try the following steps:

1 Cut off power to the computer by disconnecting the AC adaptor and removing the battery. The error condition will be interrupted, and the AC power light will stop flashing.

2 Put the battery back into the computer. Do not connect the AC adaptor. Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the AC adaptor may be
defective and will need to be replaced. If the AC power light starts flashing, remove the battery, and continue with the steps below.

3 Connect the AC adaptor to the computer. Leave the battery out of the computer. Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the battery may need charging, may be depleted, or may be defective. Turn the computer on, insert the battery, and then leave the computer running for several hours, which will deliver a slow, steady “trickle-charge” to the battery. Once the battery has been trickle-charged, it may begin working correctly again. If the trickle-charging does not prove effective, consider replacing the battery with a new one.

4 Connect the AC adaptor to a different power outlet, preferably in a different room. If the computer starts normally, there may be a problem with the AC outlet itself, or the voltage level available from it.

5 Verify that the AC adaptor is the correct unit for your computer model. The computer may not be able to start from an AC adaptor that is rated for less current (amperage) than the computer requires, even if the rated voltage is correct, and the plug fits correctly in the DC-IN socket. The labels on the bottom of the computer and the AC adaptor show the specifications for voltage ("V") and current ("A") for each device. The voltage level must match exactly. The amperage rating of the AC adaptor must be equal to or greater than that required by the computer

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