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HP NC8000 Power / Battery Problem

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Hi Guys,

Got a NC8000 Laptop that runs fine on ac power, will run off battery (currently a 18%) but wont charge.  I pull the battery and power out, then put the ac power back and the charging light comes on for a moment then goes away.

Same when I take power off and pull battery out, then put just the battery back, it blinks for a second then goes away.  Have tried different charger, the result is the same.

Ive got a friend with a similar model and will borrow their battery in the next couple of days to rule out a dud battery........

Otherwise, I guess I am right to conclude that its the power charging circuit.  Is this built on to the mother board on this model laptop.....

Is it repairable ??? (without replacing the entire motherboard).  I love the laptop........i get 4 - 5 hours on wireless out of the battery normally, but It might be better to just cut my losses and buy a new one.....

Any advise ideas ?


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