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[Solved] Laptop won't turn on without a battery

4,594 545 May 23, 2009 at 12:25 AM
I used to be able to run my laptop without the battery for days on end but recently with the weather improving, I've been placing the battery back into the slot so I can hang outside.

But after a while, I haven't been able to turn on my laptop without having the battery on. It has began arising at the same time the "plugged in, not recharging" has been displaying.

In both scenarios when I'm turning on the laptop with and without the battery, it gets through the bios booting perfectly.

Without the battery though, it would shut down immediately without warning. When I remove the battery from the laptop while being plugged in, it shuts down immediately. If I unplug it with the battery still in place, it operates normally.

Any recommendations? [solution and how it was resolved is posted]
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Either the charger is no longer working, or (more likely) the laptop's Power Jack is broken.

Test the charger with a voltmeter to see if it is putting out the correct voltage. If it is, then the Power Jack on the motherboard may need to be replaced.
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Yes you are not getting power to the unit. Like the previous poster stated, it is the like the charger or the jack.
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From what I can see, the plug is able to charge the battery by directly connecting the battery to the charger.

When I remove the charging cable and plug it back in, the computer would say that it's charging the battery.
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It seems that somewhere, the computer is not getting power. You should be able to use your laptop without the battery. It is possible, that the jack for your power cable on your computer is loose and sometimes when you plug it in, it works and other times it does not. If it is still under warranty, I would call the manufacturer and ask them to replace the jack. Did you check to make sure your power cable is attached. If it has a transformer in the middle, make sure the connections are tight. Also check the wall outlet.
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So it would seem that the plug was at fault as when I had moved and plugged it to another segment in the power strip, it was able to finally power up successfully. It was also the solution to the plugged in but not charging issue. Reps to all but thanks goes to primarily davepry and theazman.
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