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Flashing battery indicator

My battery indicator light flashes 4 quick reds and 1 green, this happens when it is plugged in or not, what is the problem?

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I beleive that means your battery is bad, i used to study the dell diagnostic codes. so i would contact dell and get it verified though.

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