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Error occurred regarding battery

My battery light is flashing even though I am connected to A/c power. How do I get it to stop?

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  • whaleislands Mar 08, 2009

    The computer works fine, just the battery light is incessantly blinking yellow when the computer is off or on, plugged into the wall. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and the blinking stopped, along with a high pitched "dinging" that I hadn't realized was coming from the power box on the cord.



    I guess I need to know if this was a weird glitch, or a larger problem that could result in disaster?

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Laptops don't powerup either because the battery isn't full, or it isn't plugged to the mains using the lead. if you think the above is fine then it must be because the laptops isn't accepting power in, either because of the motherboard has died, the chips have burned or the power button is faulty. if it's working using the battery but not using the charger then you need a DC socket repair. if it's plugged to the mains but there is no sign of any lights you're likely to have lost your motherboard. if your laptop does start but you see nothing on the screen its usualy the memory ram or the screen or the motherboard, plug it into an external screen and see what happens

this isn't something you can find a solution for in here, the best way is to take it to your repair shop
an independent one will do, or else I recommend a website which collects it and does it for you
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Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 09, 2009

    it could be an old battery on its way out thats losing charge quickly. a brand new battery should sort you out

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My laptop screen is black and caps lock and scroll key are flashing


That is a security configuration on HP Laptops, depending on the way they blink is the problem your machine has.

Here is the web page where this info is posted, in case you need more info, hope this helps you to determain.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01443366&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=uk&lang=en&rule=26781&product=3816592
This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with the HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) beginning in late-2008. On startup, you may see a blank screen. If the diagnostic utilities detect a specific problem with hardware components, the fan turns on, but the screen remains blank. To help identify the cause of the problem, various LED lights on the keyboard blink a series of codes. The diagnostic utilities use the LEDs near the Num Lock or Caps Lock keys to blink a series of error codes. At the end of the series the blinking stops. The pattern of blinks will occur any time you attempt to start the computer until the error is resolved. Battery power LED blinks The Battery power LED indicates the condition of the power supply. When starting the computer, or when the computer is in operation, use the chart to identify the power condition. Battery Power LED Component Tested Error Condition Battery power LED off, and Caps Lock/Num Lock off Battery or AC Adapter AC adapter not connected or failure

Battery low charge or failure Battery power LED blinking Battery Insufficient charge on the battery When new computer is used for first time, the white LED light for the AC power connector blinks. Battery is still in "Shipping Mode", the light continues to blink even when AC power is connected.

To resolve, turn off notebook, connect AC power and allow battery to charge for at least 30 minutes, then start computer. LEDs near Caps Lock and Number Lock keys blink when starting notebook The LED lights near the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys will blink if an error is detected during the start up process. The LEDs will blink a number of times in a sequence and then stop. The number of blinks in the sequence indicates what component caused an error when it was being tested during start up. If the LEDs stop blinking and the computer does not start, you can press the power button again to repeat the tests. Count the number of blinks, and use the chart to identify the error condition. Knowing the number of blinks is helpful when you contact an HP support agent for technical help. Caps Lock/Num Lock LED Component Tested Error Condition LEDs blink 1 time CPU CPU not functional LEDs blink 2 times BIOS BIOS corruption failure LEDs blink 3 times Memory Module error not functional LEDs blink 4 times Graphics Graphics controller not functional LEDs blink 5 times System board General system board failure LEDs blink 6 times BIOS BIOS authentication failure

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Hi, I have an inspiron 1545. A few days ago I noticed that my battery stopped charging even though it was only 70% full. Then this morning my pc would not turn on at all unless it was plugged in. the...


That error code is indicative of a primary battery permanent failure. There may be a connector problem but not likely. Your best bet is to replace the battery.

If you are uncertain, try finding someone in your vicinity with the same type of laptop as yours and ask if you could test their battery on your computer.

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Error 0175: Bad CRC1, stop post task


Hi,

ERROR
0175: BAD CRC1, STOP POST TASK.

Firstly, this error is generated due to a couple of different reasons. First, there may actually be a problem with the power circuitry and the CRC function is actually doing it's job reporting the error. There are several tests you can perform to tell if this is the case with your system.

Secondly, this bad CRC error can be generated by sudden power loss to the system, especially if the system loses power during boot up or POST process. Both mean that there could be a problem with the motherboard and it needs replacing.

Try the steps below to determine what is wrong.

1) Start the system and watch the status lights in the LCD hinge or near the power button. They should flash once (some models twice) before the system shows a display. If they flash 3 times or more, you have a power problem.

2) Start the system and allow it to reach the CRC "stop post task" error message. Let it sit at this error for several hours. The system should sit at this error for ever or until user intervention occurs.

3) Some things to watch for while the system is sitting at the CRC error and running for several hours would be: Screen going black, System rebooting, System powering off, ect.. ect.. ANY activity by the system is a warning that power problems exist in the system.

4) Try restarting the system several times consecutively, shut the system down by holding the power button for 5 seconds, then restart keeping an eye on the status lights for any additional flickers.
All the above tests should be done with AC power applied and battery installed. Also ALL drives installed.



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When i turn on my hp the screen stays blank and there is no pic screen seems dead the lock a button is also flashing is this normal


hi,

nope this is not normal. I have a article included below from hp. read this and you will understand the problem and also some ways on how to fix it. The blinking lights is a code on where the system fail or what component that fails.

Hope this helps you.
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John

HP Black screen error codes

Support details

This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with the HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) beginning in late-2008.
On startup, you may see a blank screen. If the diagnostic utilities detect a specific problem with hardware components, the fan turns on, but the screen remains blank. To help identify the cause of the problem, various LED lights on the keyboard blink a series of codes.
The diagnostic utilities use the LEDs near the Num Lock or Caps Lock keys to blink a series of error codes. At the end of the series the blinking stops. The pattern of blinks will occur any time you attempt to start the computer until the error is resolved.

Battery power LED blinks

The Battery power LED indicates the condition of the power supply. When starting the computer, or when the computer is in operation, use the chart to identify the power condition.

Battery low charge or failure
Battery power LED blinking Battery Insufficient charge on the battery

LEDs near Caps Lock and Number Lock keys blink when starting notebook
The LED lights near the Caps Lock and Num Lock keys will blink if an error is detected during the start up process. The LEDs will blink a number of times in a sequence and then stop. The number of blinks in the sequence indicates what component caused an error when it was being tested during start up.

If the LEDs stop blinking and the computer does not start, you can press the power button again to repeat the tests. Count the number of blinks, and use the chart to identify the error condition.
Knowing the number of blinks is helpful when you contact an HP support agent for technical help.
Caps Lock/Num Lock LED Component Tested Error Condition

LEDs blink 1 time CPU CPU not functional
LEDs blink 2 times BIOS BIOS corruption failure
LEDs blink 3 times Memory Module error not functional
LEDs blink 4 times Graphics Graphics controller not functional
LEDs blink 5 times System board General system board failure
LEDs blink 6 times BIOS BIOS authentication failure

Error code explanations
The sections below provide some common explanations for each error code listed in the table above.

AC Adapter not connected or battery low charge
When the computer is on battery power only and the AC adapter is disconnected, if the Battery Power and Caps Lock / Number Lock LEDs do not glow, there is either a very low change or no charge in the battery. Connect the AC power adapter, verify that the battery power LED glows, allow the battery to charge for 15 - 30 minutes and then attempt to start the computer. If it starts, run the battery test and calibrate the battery. If it does not start, if possible, connect a replacement battery to verify that the battery is the problem.

If the computer does not start after charging the battery, remove the battery and connect the AC power supply. Verify that the battery power LED glows, and then attempt to start the computer. If the LED still does not glow, either the AC adapter has failed, or there is a bad connection between the adapter and the system board. If possible, connect a different AC power adapter to verify that the adapter is the problem, or contact HP for support which may require a service event.
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Insufficient charge on the battery
If the battery light LED (which looks like a lightning bolt ) flashes, the battery has insufficient charge to start the computer. To resolve this error, try the following solutions.

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Connect the notebook PC to AC power and attempt to start the computer again.
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Check the AC adapter to confirm that all of the plugs are securely seated.
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Determine if the power LED on the AC adapter is lit (if available) to verify that the computer is receiving AC power from the wall outlet.
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If the computer operates on AC power correctly, charge the battery for thirty minutes to one hour and then restart the computer.
NOTE: Charging the battery for this length of time is called "trickle charging". Trickle charging is a continuous constant-current charge at a low rate, which recharges the battery slowly when it is in a deep discharge state. Deep discharge occurs when a battery is left unused for extended periods of time.

The computer processor (Blink code 1) has stopped functioning properly. Contact HP for assistance.

BIOS corruption failure
If a BIOS corruption error occurs (Blink code 2), you may not even notice the blink codes, because as soon as the computer recognizes the error, it restarts, attempts to recover the BIOS, and then restarts again. You may notice an extra-long startup process as a result, and a message indicating that the BIOS has been recovered may display on startup. If this occurs, update the BIOS on the computer. For more information, refer to the HP Notebook PCs - Locate and Install Updated BIOS, Drivers, and Software .

Module error not functional
If you experience a memory failure (Blink code 3), follow the guide in the table below.
If Using Original Memory If New Memory Is Added
Reseat the memory.

If reseating the memory does not resolve the problem, try replacing the memory with new memory. Reseat the memory.

If you continue to experience this error code after reseating the memory, the problem may be with the memory itself. Take the new memory out of the computer, put the original memory back into the computer, and then retest it.

If you do not feel comfortable reseating the memory yourself, take the computer to a computer retailer and ask them to reseat it for you.
NOTE: Some memory module errors may allow the computer to start but will then cause the computer to restart and display a blinking error code.

Graphics controller not functional
If you experience a graphics controller failure (Blink code 4), contact HP for assistance.

General system board failure
A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

BIOS authentication failure
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Don't take this as a definate answer, as I am only going on from what I've seen close friends do though I don't remove my Battery from my Laptop even though.
I do have some Electronic sexperience though very limited so my answer is You don't need a battery for a Laptop to boot and it doesn't matter if it doesn't hold a charge anymore,

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If you need anymore assisatnce then feel free to ask.

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Lap top problem


Hi

If the AC power light is blinking, try the following steps:

1 Cut off power to the computer by disconnecting the AC adaptor and removing the battery. The error condition will be interrupted, and the AC power light will stop flashing.

2 Put the battery back into the computer. Do not connect the AC adaptor. Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the AC adaptor may be
defective and will need to be replaced. If the AC power light starts flashing, remove the battery, and continue with the steps below.

3 Connect the AC adaptor to the computer. Leave the battery out of the computer. Try turning the computer on again. If the computer starts normally, the battery may need charging, may be depleted, or may be defective. Turn the computer on, insert the battery, and then leave the computer running for several hours, which will deliver a slow, steady “trickle-charge” to the battery. Once the battery has been trickle-charged, it may begin working correctly again. If the trickle-charging does not prove effective, consider replacing the battery with a new one.

4 Connect the AC adaptor to a different power outlet, preferably in a different room. If the computer starts normally, there may be a problem with the AC outlet itself, or the voltage level available from it.

5 Verify that the AC adaptor is the correct unit for your computer model. The computer may not be able to start from an AC adaptor that is rated for less current (amperage) than the computer requires, even if the rated voltage is correct, and the plug fits correctly in the DC-IN socket. The labels on the bottom of the computer and the AC adaptor show the specifications for voltage ("V") and current ("A") for each device. The voltage level must match exactly. The amperage rating of the AC adaptor must be equal to or greater than that required by the computer

Regards
Mike

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