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Battery or battery charger not working - how do I know which one?

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ItsTheOnlyWayToLive Sat 15-Feb-14 12:02:48

I have a Samsung laptop R530.

The symbol on my laptop shows that the battery isn't actively charging. Then, every now and again for a very few seconds, it starts charging.... then stops again. Obviously I cannot run it without having to plug the charger in. Is it the battery or the charger?

I don't want to fork out for a battery only to find out its the charger.

ItsTheOnlyWayToLive Sat 15-Feb-14 12:03:53

Sorry, excuse my manners, many thanks in advance smile

Sleepyhoglet Sat 15-Feb-14 12:06:12

Probably battery. Mine got very weak after a few years.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 15-Feb-14 12:11:15

I'd say it's the charger. Every laptop that I've had this problem with its always been the charger. Can you borrow a charger from someone and see if it works?

ItsTheOnlyWayToLive Sat 15-Feb-14 12:18:04

Unfortunately not, viva. Everyone else I know has a different make. Thanks anyway smile

teenagetantrums Sat 15-Feb-14 12:48:12

I have the same laptop on my 3rd charger now, take the battery out and plug the charger into the laptop see if it works, if it doesn't its the charger.

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