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Laptop Wont Charge or Cut On!

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#1 mark24ant


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

I want to know is the problem with my charger, my battery, or my computer? My laptop battery ran out of juice until it wouldn't charge anymore and it will only cut on while the charger was plugged in. I was playing a game on it then the computer randomly cut off and that was the last time It has ever been on. This is the third charger I've been through but i noticed that the green light that's usually solid when plugged in blinks faintly. I'm sure that I need a new battery but is a new battery and charger all I need? I'm assuming something blew out in the laptop and I will need to get it fixed though. How much do you think it will cost me? and I have no money to waste on buying a new charger to test it out. computer is a hp compaq cq61 - 414NR. thanks in advanced for any answers.

Edited by hamluis, 02 August 2012 - 09:03 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 bludgard


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

Could it be a battery and not charger issue?
Remove the battery and see iif the machine can run without it.
How long have you owned this machine?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

A battery can cost from $20 to $50 only on average, and there are specials listed on line for your model.
Without knowing your location, it is not yet a good idea to post these as UK specials may not be USA special prices.

I just know my local Australian dealer has Genuine ones at 30% discount this month -

#4 Zen Seeker

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:07 AM

Exactly what bludgard said.

How old is the battery, 1 to 2 years, 5 or more years old? Does the battery get warm/hot when left to charge with the system off?

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