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Flashing device status light

The light that looks light a battery with a lightening bolt in it is flashing red and a light that looks like a trash can beside it is flashing green. What does that mean?

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    Tim Goulding May 11, 2010

    Can i have some details as to what your laptop is please? Thwn i will be able to help you fully, thanks



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Ok the lightning bolt is your power indicator: solid green-charging, Flashing green-fully charged, flashing red-low battery, flashing red three times the once green-bad battery. the "trash can" looking one is your hard drive activity indicator it will flash while your hard drive is reading and writing.

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Ok the lightning bolt is your power indicator: solid green-charging, Flashing green-fully charged, flashing red-low battery, flashing red three times the once green-bad battery. the "trash can" looking one is your hard drive activity indicator it will flash while your hard drive is reading and writing.

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