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Leds in a c640 latitude notebook

I do not know what does the 3 leds means, whe i try to start the computer, the second led just blink for a few seconds and it stops.

i don't know what kind of problem could it be.

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  • ocko56 Jan 23, 2009

    I too have this problem but only when I add the 2nd 512mb memory card and only sometimes. I suspect the flashing 2nd led means there is a probem with the memory.

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From Dell web site:
You have 2 groups of 3 leds:

  1. keyboard status lights
  2. device status lights
Here the info:
Leds in a c640 latitude notebook - a54485d.jpg

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Laptop LED Blink on Startup
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Startup Symptom: LEDs blink but does not start
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DO THESE FIRST - Perform a hard reset.
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