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Ac power supply/converter does not charge battery or run computer. Converter is working correctly. Attempts to start are met with 4-flash repeating sequence and off.

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  • Daniel Wakefield
    Daniel Wakefield Apr 08, 2011

    How do you know the converter is working correctly? Have you been able to test it with another system?

  • Dale Apr 08, 2011

    I did the reverse, I tried a known good AC converter on this unit and it still would not powerup or charge the battery.

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Try taking the battery out and working with just the power cord. If it still does not work, even with a known good power cord, then either the power jack on the laptop is bad, the motherboard is bad, or the memory could be bad.

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  • Daniel Wakefield
    Daniel Wakefield Apr 12, 2011

    Just because the motherboard is bad or power jack is bad does not mean the computer cannot be used again. It is possible to replace the motherboard on those machines. I have done several myself. Just need to find the right motherboard. usually cheaper than buying a whole new computer.

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