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Dell latitude D600 battery charge light flashing

My Dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light flashing while charging. Now I can't get the battery to charge and when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4 times, followed 1 longer green light flash.

The computer appears to work fine while plugged, but won't work when it is not "plugged in". battery light flashes orange when fully charged

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    Same problem. 4 orange flashes (quick) and then one long green one. Also when testing the battery, I have three LED lights flashing and then all 5 at the end. What does this mean?

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    i have three orange flashes in quick succession followed by a longer green steady light for a second then blank and the sequence repeats on my dell inspiron 6000

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    the notebook will not turn on. It has been working fine until today after full charge. Thank You.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Slate works only while plugged in charging and windows battery remaining shows 0%(plugged in charging)

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That usually indicates battery is beginning to go bad. Eventually it will not hold a charge and will need to be replaced.




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Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell latitude D600 battery charge light flashing

I removed my battery while the computer was running and it fixed it

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SOURCE: Dell latitude D600 battery charge light flashing

The 4 orange flashes mean the battery is defective.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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