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Red Battery light flashes when computer is turned off

My battery charges good on my dell b130 but when I turn off the computer with the adapter plugged in after a bit the battery light flashes red. I replaced the battery a few months ago. What could be the problem?
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Rod

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  • sodak222 Jun 03, 2009

    Thank You very much for the answere Ben. The battery is only a couple of months old but I guess you run into bad ones now and then?

    Rod

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The reason the battery indicator would flash is because its reaching the end of its useable life. Meaning that it will become harder for the battery to keeps its charge until it finally doesn't keep a charge at all. best thing to do is when your not using your laptop unhook the charger to it so its not always charging the battery.

To fix the problem though you'll have to get another battery unfortunately.



Posted on Jun 02, 2009

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick Jun 03, 2009

    Thanks a bunch Rod. Keep in mind something, alot of manufacturing jobs go shipped overseas so you will run into a batch of bad ones now and then cause they are manufactured in bundles and while there is Quality Assurance testing, its not by U.S. standards so bad ones can get thru.




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