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Latitude d505 not charging

Plug in to charge and get the green lamp for a couple seconds. Then it flashes orange and battery will not hold a charge. Is my laptop dying ?? i have laptop it is not chargin Latitude d505 not charging

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    peeface May 11, 2010

    i think the battery is no good. i have had a latitude d800 for a few years now and it has always been like that. i just leave it plugged in all the time and it has always been fine. try taking the battery out and pressing the button to check the power left in it. i think if it blinks weird it is no good

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If the system runs using the AC adapter, but the battery doesn't hold a charge and the battery indicator LED flashes orange, then replace the battery (A battery with an internal failure may flash 4 times orange then once green and repeat)

The normal lifespan of a PC battery is 300 to 500 recharge/discharge cycles (roughly 12 to 18 months)

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