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Dell Inspiron flashing amber power light, not charging

Power light on Dell Inspiron 1545 is flashing white and amber alternately, and batter appears to not be charging. Had gone down to 1% as mains power had been turned off and not noticed, and now main power back on it has only gone up to 2% after being plugged in for agees. Is there a fault, or has something affected its settings?

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  • XAnnie999 Mar 02, 2009

    The laptop is only a few weeks old, and belongs to my sister in law who is new to computing. She eventually got it working ok, by shutting down, unplugging, recheckding all cables and switching back on, and it then began to charge properly. Been working fine ever since. I noticed customer comments on one of the website that everyone seems to think the battery of this Dell is not very good. Thanks for your help anyway.

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I would think the batteries need replacing. That happened to my Dell Latitude CPI. The batteries won't charge past about 3%, so I got new ones and that did the trick. If this is under a year old I would contact Dell about it, if it is under a year old they should replace the batteries.

Hope this helps.

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