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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
cheaptofix.co.uk

I hope this helps. Please rate me.


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Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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    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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