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I have a HP dv5-1000US.
Just now I faced a peculiar situation.
Normally when I plug the power adapter cord, the LED at the power input socket (on the side) stays completely on and so does the power LED in front. Today I saw the side LED going on and off. I also noticed that the battery was not charging. So the laptop was running on battery alone.
I then removed the battery. When I connected the power cord, the side LED was then completely lit, but the laptop didnt start (it normally does if directly connected even with no battery).
Now my battery has completely drained out and my laptop is dead.
Apparently the power from the adapter is not charging the battery, nor is it supplying power to the laptop independantly, though the laptop recognises the power input. What could be the problem ?
Would replacing the adapter help ? (Dont want to buy an adapter if this is not the solution)