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i have a dell laptop. i dropped it and it. after i dropped it it still worked. but when i tried to plug my charger in it shut off. after the battery ran out there was nothin i could do. what is my problem. I bought a brand new charger, plugged it in and the charger light went off and there was a spark at the laptop where i plugged it in at. so it is the laptop.

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