Get a multimeter and see if the AC Adapter is putting out the correct voltage (it'll be written on the AC Adapter)
Check the place where the plug plugs into the laptop - does it feel loose if you gently wiggle it?
When you wiggle it, does the charging light come on at all (even a flicker)?
The most common problems here are a broken AC Adapter or a broken plug inside the laptop. A new AC Adapter costs about the same as a new battery - but it may be better to let a PC shop take a look at it for you. Some PC shops can repair a broken socket of this type right in the store, while others may have to send it out for repair. Most major manufacturer's service centers won't fix it - they'll just replace the part. In the case of this socket on most laptops - this means replacing the motherboard. And that's very expensive unless it's under a warranty of some sort.
Edited by usasma, 26 December 2008 - 07:30 PM.
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