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Blinking light it indicates plug in, not charging. red lights blinks in the middle of the 5 indicator lights at the lower left of laptop. did pull off the battery pack and check the battery charge and was surprised to see the led's response. 5 lights means 100%, 3 lights means 60% 1 light means its time to charge... i saw , on that 5 led's, 3 of the 5 blinks 5 times. its like this of the 5 led's 1st one, the 3rd and the 5th blinks. the 2nd and 4th LED's dont. What should i do?

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Seeing as you notice that your battery life is half, this most likely means your battery is no longer able to hold a charge, or a full charge. It could also mean the battery is defective.
If your laptop is still under warranty, the manufacturer may replace it. If not, you'll have to buy a new battery, unless you always keep it plugged in anyways.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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Hi there.
Sounds like the battery could be faulty.
The diagnostic procedures from the Dell User Guide are as follows:

Total Power Failure When Using a Battery
If an AC adapter is not connected to your computer, the computer's power source
is a battery. If the battery indicator flashes amber or is a steady amber, the
battery needs to be charged. If the battery is flashing green and amber, the
battery may be defective. To troubleshoot this problem, use the following
procedure.
1. Turn off the computer and peripherals, and disconnect them from AC power.
2. Reseat each installed battery by removing it and then replacing it.
3. Turn on the computer. Does the green power indicator light up?
Allow one minute for the computer to initialize its components before checking
for signs of power.
Yes. Continue to step 4.
No. Use the AC adapter to connect your computer to AC power. If the computer
operates normally when using AC power, go to step 7. If the computer does not
boot when using the AC adapter, see the previous subsection, "Total Power
Failure When Using the AC Adapter."
4. Does the battery indicator flash amber or show a a steady amber light?
Yes. The battery needs to be charged. Go step 5.
No. Go to step 7.
5. Connect the computer to AC power, and fully charge the battery.
For instructions, see the topic titled "Charging the Battery" in the online
System User's Guide.
6. As the battery charges, does the green battery indicator light up?
Yes. Go to step 9.
No. Go to step 7.
7. Is the battery indicator flashing green and amber?
Yes. Your computer may be in a hot environment. Charging the battery in this
condition may affect the life span of the battery. Continue to step 8.
No. The problem is resolved.
8. Disconnect the computer from AC power. Is the the battery indicator still
flashing amber?
Yes. You may have a defective battery. Continue to step 9.
No. The problem is resolved.
9. Remove the battery, and press its test button. Is the uppermost indicator in
the charge gauge of the battery flashing?
Yes. You have a defective battery. Continue to step 9.
No. The problem is resolved.
10. If a spare battery is available, fully charge it, and then install it in the
computer.
11. Turn on the computer. Is the power indicator off?
Yes. Your original battery is defective.

Good luck

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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Hello

Your battery may be showing its age.The terminals when it plugs into laptop may be dirty,try cleaning the battery terminals.

Try turning off. Removing battery for awhile. See if it runs okay on just charger installed and no battery.
Then reinstall battery after orderly shut down.

See if it still happens . If so it means that the battery you have is no longer good.. You need a new one.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

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How old is the battery? Is it a replacement? My batteries usually last 4 years, more or less.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012

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