Been having power issues with an ASUS K53E laptop. It keeps loosing power when conncted to the mains without warning, Its battery is also failing so running on battery alone is not an option. I am wondering if the battery is causing the mains power problem or if there is another problem, say a fault with the power connector or internal power supply. the mains lead has been checked and is OK. I need to know whether it is worth getting a new battery or even if it is worht perseverring with the machine at all. it is 4.5 years old.
To expand: The battery started to fail first but for a while this could be over come by just running the PC on mains power, Now the mains power is having problems as well the machine has become virtualy unusable.
The machine recently had a problem with Windows after Upgrading to 10 it stopped booting to Windows and needed a clean reinstall back to 7. This has worked fine and power aside the PC is running fine software wise. However could power problems cause problems with the OS? Would repeated 'power cuts' cause Windows to become corrupted in some way?