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Dell Inspiron 7000 Problem


I have an old dell laptop (inspiron 7000) that doesn't turn on anymore. Not that i really care since i got a new one anyways, but still, it was a nice machine. A electric guy came over and said it was because of my battery. For a while my battery was completely dead and i just left it in there. So this guy told me that my dead battery somehow short-circuited my power supply, therefore making my laptop "unbootable". So i have two questions:

1) is there anyway to fix my old laptop?

2) my current laptop has a dead battery in it and is it okay to leave it in it all the time?


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