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-If you remove the battery from the computer, does the light on the AC adapter still glow amber? If so, that's an almost sure sign of a bad DC-in port, since it should be green without a battery. Especially if it's a darkish amber, and not a bright orange-ish amber. You may need to replace the DC-in/sound board.
+If you remove the battery from the computer, does the light on the AC adapter still glow amber? If so, that's an almost sure sign of a bad DC-in port, since it should be green without a battery. Especially if it's a darkish amber, and not a bright orangish amber. You may need to replace the DC-in/sound board.
Also, have you made sure you're using a 65-watt AC adapter?
I'd re-seat the RAM as well, and try it with memory in one slot with the other free, and then with memory in the other with the first free (to test for a bad slot, which is very common with these machines).

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If you remove the battery from the computer, does the light on the AC adapter still glow amber?  If so, that's an almost sure sign of a bad DC-in port, since it should be green without a battery.  Especially if it's a darkish amber, and not a bright orange-ish amber.  You may need to replace the DC-in/sound board.

Also, have you made sure you're using a 65-watt AC adapter?

I'd re-seat the RAM as well, and try it with memory in one slot with the other free, and then with memory in the other with the first free (to test for a bad slot, which is very common with these machines).

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