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Re: Power Adapter Error message & Battery Not charging!

Easiest thing to do if the unit still works on AC is to buy an external charger to charge the battery when needed. This is much cheaper than getting a system board repair. Be aware that the problen is most likely a broken solder connection fror the DC power jack to the system board because of stress on the socket by the power cord. This will eventually get worse because the socket can wiggle more once a connection is broken. The socket has usually four physical connections and three electrical connections, but the soldering is not beefy enough. Resoldering the socket is not trivial.

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