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My laptop will not charge, for a long time it has been saying the battery is damaged and that I need to replace it. But the other day it just stopped charging all together. The other thing that I don't understand is that even when the battery is out I can't plug it in and charge it. So I don't know what to do. I have to have this laptop for a programming lab that I am in so I have to find a working one by thursday, do you think there could be a problem with the cable? the port, or possibly both. One of my friends girl friend has the same laptop and I may try her battery and charge if she comes around. But otherwise do you know of anything that I could try. My warranty has ran out and I don't have another 1000 to drop on a tablet. It is an HP tx2-1247nr.
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Does it just not charge are you able to run it in DC power only mode ?
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It would seem that it's a problem with the power adapter cord. You should be able to the run the laptop without a battery in it if you have the power adapter plugged in. If that's not working, I would surmise that it could possibly be your adapter as well as your battery. Maybe the bad battery caused a problem with the adapter and shorted it out as well as killed the battery. Definitely try a different battery and a different adapter, hopefully it's not totally dead...

::edit:: for the record, next time when a warning pops up on your screen saying your battery is damaged and you need to take care of it, perhaps you should heed the warning...
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I agree. Lol. Haven't been able to try the other persons battery or charger yet.
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I agree. Lol. Haven't been able to try the other persons battery or charger yet.
Best off getting a generic battery for your laptop overnight with Amazon. If you have prime, shipping is $4. Sounds like the battery is junk ("battery is damaged"). Charger and/or port could also be bad too if you can't run the laptop on AC adapter only. Worst case just turn the laptop on for a second when you get the battery, hope its fully charged, and save it till the lab starts . because yeah you're going to need a new battery either way it seems.
 
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I'd try another AC adaper, but it's a common occurrence for the DC socket to become detached from the board.
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