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Power problems I am having problems with power to my laptop. When I plug in the power plug, it shows that I am using the battery, when in fact I am using power. Sometimes it will show that i am using power but if I move at all the battery meter comes on again. Can you please tell me what the problem may be so i can get it fixed. Thank you so much

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  • lilees Aug 16, 2008

    HI there,
    thank you so much for your advice. I am sorry if I sound naive, but you do mean the connection on my laptop is the problem, and not the power box itself. As you can see, I am a female LOL
    If it is indeed the computer I shall have to take it to a tech so they can correct the problem.
    Thanking you once again :-)


  • lilees Aug 16, 2008

    bye and thank you again

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Did you get this fixed? I have the same problem and even the slightest movement (sometimes just typing) or no movement at all, the power toggles back to battery. My battery is so weak it only lasts about 5 minutes so I have to always pay attention. It is quite annoying. I know it's the connection and would have to open the computer to fix it. I just wonder if it is fixable in the first place before going to the trouble and costs of a computer tech.

  • nick541 Apr 15, 2009

    My HP Omnibook xe3 has a broken connection from the power jack to the motherboard. I purchased an external battery charging lead which is fine as I had a spare battery anyway. I really need continuous AC power though. Can this be fixed premanently?

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Hi, it seems there is some loose connection in the power supply section. open and find any power connector loose/ fix all connectors gently.
thank you

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    Rabby V V Aug 16, 2008

    hi, thanks for the response. You need to open the laptop to correct the problem, and as you mentioned take the help of a computer tech.

    ok, bye

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