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    Default this is probably the dumbest question of all time....

    but here goes.

    how do you recharge a laptop battery?

    i've never used a laptop before, so after about an hour it just shut off on me. i plugged in the power adapter to the wall and the computer turn on. is it charging? what the hell cna i do to recharge this damn bater?

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    Originally posted by 1slw4dr
    i figured i had that coming. and yes i know, i do deserve it. i'm actually really smart....but yeah i guess technology just owns me. if i went in IT i'd probably cry.

    anyway can you help, i want to start using this dman thing... lol

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    if its plugged its charging if the battary is in

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    post a pic of you and dead laptop or it didn't happen.
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    Are you on it right now?

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    Originally posted by 1slw4dr
    if its plugged its charging if the battary is in
    the light on the power adapter isn't even on.....i remember it was on when i turned the laptop in. but yeah it's been charging for like an hour now...and i still cnat turn it on to use it.

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    if you said you connected the laptop to a power supply and it turned back on its charging. every laptop has a power supply level; look for it on the desktop.

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    Originally posted by pf0sh0
    Are you on it right now?
    no i am on a different computer.

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    Originally posted by Aniki
    if you said you connected the laptop to a power supply and it turned back on its charging. every laptop has a power supply level; look for it on the desktop.
    computer won't even turn on......i had it going for about an hour ago for about 2 minutes, then the thing just shut off.

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    is it plugged into the wall??

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    Originally posted by 1slw4dr
    is it plugged into the wall??
    yes and the other side is plugged into the outlet.....this is the power adapter. do i gotta do something with the other cord they gave me (i think it's like a phone cable or something)

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    you dont need that other cable to charge you only need to plug the computer to the wall maybe something is broke or you have no power to the outlet or you connected it wrong

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    maybe the cord is fucked up, like when i plug it into the computer to charge it the outlet on the laptop is fried or from the cord. i don't know, can anyone explain to me what it looks like inside the cord??????? is there metal things like you'd see on teh end of a keyboard cord

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    hmmm, if there is no light on the adapter, it may be a faulty. The computer should be able to boot up now at least, 1hr is plenty of time. What you can do is take both the laptop and the adapter to the computer store, have both the adapter tested as well as see if your computer charges & boots up as it should once its plugged into to a different adapter (abeit one that works).

    Or if you know how to use a digital Multimeter (an electronic tool used for measuring voltage, or ohmage/resistance) then you can use that to measure the output voltage of the terminal that would connect TO your laptop. if there is any voltage there I mean.
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    Have you tried plugging it into a different outlet? Maybe the outlet you're using is fried.

    It's pretty straight forward: wall-->adapter-->computer

    There should be a small light on the adapter to indicate it is working when plugged into the wall. You can see it in the bottom left corner of the picture below.


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    Post a picture of what you have.

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    Originally posted by BlackArcher101
    Post a picture of what you have.

    dude can't charge a laptop, what makes you think he knows how to take a picture and upload it

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    ^^ He's able to post on an internet forum at least...

    To the OP, you said that the laptop turns on while it's plugged in, but does not charge the battery, right? Are you sure the battery's fully connected to the laptop? Maybe it just has a loose connection?


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