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Battery light flashes red 4 times

My battery indicator light flashes red 4 times then goes solid green for @ 1/2 sec. Then repeats over and over again.

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    i saw several posts which indicate that the charging circuit on the motherboard is defective. need to replace the system board is what dell told me.

  • Casper2009 May 18, 2009

    DELLRD8508 Battery meter not showing charging when on AC power. Error code 3600:0123 in XP Diagnostics. Was showing charging yesterday with unknown charge remaining, yet still could not run off AC power. My wife has same problem with her DELL, as well as my mother. Motherboard issue, or what? Would this be a manufacturer's issue?

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Check your users manual. Normally if it is blinking it is powering up, but may be different depending on model.

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