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AC charging issue

Hi I have recently purchased a IPAQ HX4700. The battery won't charge via the AC adapter cable. It only charges through USB. So far I have been using it whilst attached to my PC through a cradle and enabling the USB charging option. Have any of you come across a similar issue? Would appreciate any feedback. Many Thanks.

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Sounds like a defective AC adapter.

Posted on Sep 11, 2005

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  2. When the power indicator on the top of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC turns solid amber, the unit is fully charged and can be disconnected from the AC adapter (approximate time to fully charge a unit is four hours).
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