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Dell latitude D600 battery charge light flashing

My Dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light flashing while charging. Now I can't get the battery to charge and when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4 times, followed 1 longer green light flash.

The computer appears to work fine while plugged, but won't work when it is not "plugged in".

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    orange light is flashing

  • mrains Nov 15, 2007

    The battery charge light flashes 4 times orange and 1 time green rapidly.

  • wishbone17 Nov 19, 2007

    Does anyone knows "battery recalibration" for d600?

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    I'm using the Dell Latitude D510 but the battery light always flash in red color when charging or using.

    How can I stop it?

    Thanks

  • zomba Dec 06, 2007

    i have a dell d620 its not charging. when connected to the power source a green light is followed by 4 flashing orange lights. i don't know what this means or what i need to do.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    I have a Dell Latitude D600 and the battery used to charge and show a green light flashing while charging. Now I can't get the battery to charge and when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 2-6 times, followed 1 longer green light flash.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    My battery indicator light flashes 3x red and 1x green. The battery will charge, and the computer will work on battery power only. The flashing light pattern occurs whether or not the computer is plugged in.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    I have the same 4 orgen flashes and then ine green. please i nedd help on this.I have tryed new charge cords and no change. two new batts and no differance either.

  • cesarHUNT Dec 18, 2007

    well i rebooted my latitued D600 and i dont even get a battery icon and only works when is plug in

  • deb345 Dec 30, 2007

    I have the same problem. I understand the number of orange flashes should be a trouble shooting code but can't find that.



    I've got 3 orange flashes followed by a green, and the battery won't charge.

  • colo7 Jan 04, 2008

    same

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    My dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light
    flashing while charging. Now I can't get the battery to charge and when
    it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4
    times, followed 1 longer green light flash.

  • daa2 Jan 22, 2008

    I bought a new battery, thanks for your input!



    If I leave my dell latitude 600 plugged in after the battery is fully charged, is this "bad" for my battery?



    How can I tell when it is fully charged? I think it flashes a green light while charging...



    Thanks for your patience. I know these must seem like stupid questions!

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    I am not facing any problems but it is the flashing orange and green light 4:1which is bothering me. Do I need to change the battery

    MB australia

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    the charging light flashes orange and then green

  • bingogal Feb 22, 2008

    my dell latitude cpx is doing the same 4 amber lights and 1 green 1 please help

  • Oscarin2056 Mar 10, 2008

    I have a problem wiht a battery dell Latitude D600. when I pu it charged it flash tree times in red a once in gress. What I can do for It?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    my dell d600 battery does not charge. charging light flashes 4 times orange and once green.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    i have an inspiron 600m. the battery charge light flashes from orange to green and the battery flashes three ambers when i check to see how much power still left

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    orange light flashing in the battery indicator

  • kirigs Mar 20, 2008

    My dell laptop d600 will power well with adaptor but will not charge the battery. I have tried several batteries that are charging elsewhere. What could be the problem ?



    Pman

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    same as above

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    same as original desc.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    battery test lights flash 1-3-5

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    Same as above.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    My laptop always charged and worked well, I had no problem at all. Now that i push the battery plug in the laptop, the charging status shows me orange lights flashing and it would not charge.

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    same problem

  • Elpac May 29, 2008

    Interestingly, I use the second battery that goes in the DVD slot so I'm able to use battery power, but for a much shorter period of time then before. Same green, 4 amber flash at all times - battery and plug. I tried using another users spare battery (again for the DVD slot), but the flashing continues....

  • zephyr0310 Jun 10, 2008

    laptop battery wont charge, charge light flashing four times red and one time green. What is wrong?

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Yep, same here 4 orange flashes i green.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Same as above

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Dell E1505. Please let me know what to do?. The battery meter shows 98% and charging.

  • shiva9 Jun 23, 2008

    I am facing the same problem with my Dell E1505. The battery meter shows, 98% and charging. I could able to swithc on only with AC adapter plugged in. Please let me know the solution. is my battery needs to be replaced?

  • sandeepgshet Jul 10, 2008

    My Dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light flashing while charging. Now I can't get the battery to charge and when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4 times, followed 1 longer green light flash.

    The computer appears to work fine while plugged, but will work for 5 to 10 mintues when it is not "plugged in".

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    Will only work when plugged in.

    Same light flashing sequence & colors.

  • smidjal Aug 22, 2008

    exactly the same problem... maybe battery failure? needs replacement or maybe clicked accidentally some button on the keyboard or on the screen?

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    I fixed the flashing red light problem on my Dell Inspiron 600m by letting the battery completely discharge. I tried all the other ways mentioned in these posts and they didn't work. Note: to totally discharge the battery, you will need to disconnec the ac power cord and go into your power settings and change the default from "standby" to "shut down". Hope this helps. It drove me nuts for a week!

  • boyettsix Sep 01, 2008

    My Latitude D600 wont charge the battery. It works well with the adapter and the battery. It just wont charge the battery! It is at 70% and I'm going to try and run it all the way down to 0 and see if that helps. ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYBODY??

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    I have the exact problem - flashes red several times followed by one longer green flash. This has been going on for about a week now. I haven't used it on battery so I don't know how long it would last.

  • daveknauff Oct 30, 2008

    My battery light flashes all the time whether it's charging or not. I'm typing this running on battery, so the battery is not completely shot. But it is the same symptom: it flashes 4 times red, one time green.

  • smahl Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem - My Dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light flashing while charging. Now when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4 times, followed 1 longer green light flash. The battery is showing 99% charged but when I unplug the power, the laptop does not run.

  • smahl Nov 05, 2008

    My Dell laptop's battery used to work properly and charge and show a green light flashing while charging. The battery shows 99% charged and when it is plugged in I am seeing the charge light flash orange quickly 4 times, followed 1 longer green light flash. The laptop won't run if it is unplugged.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    4 red lights 1 longer green light. I think that it is broke but i would like to disable the lights any ideas



  • parnett Nov 20, 2008

    I don't use the battery. My computer is plugged in at my office but shut down. I only use it about once a week. The battery light has been flashing 5 times red, one time green. What is the problem? Thank you.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    My Dell D600's battery light does the same as others have described here - 4 red/orange flashes and then one longer green.

    However, mine still charges despite this and operates for about an hour on battery. I tried another battery from a spare PC at the office, and exactly the same thing happens, which makes me suspect the PC has 'the issue' here, and not the battery...???


  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    d610 mine appears to charge but has the same 4 red 1 green just started 12/3/08



  • Emma No1 Dec 07, 2008

    Same problem - I have D505 and this just started 10 minutes ago - any ideas how to fix?

  • zeetaher Dec 14, 2008

    same problem d610
    Started of as being a problem charging the laptop. Randomly the notebook would charge, it became harder and harder to get it to charge, eventually went out of town and when I came back, its showing 4 orange flashes and 1 green flash.


  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    same thing

  • eoransky13 Dec 27, 2008

    Battery ran down to 0% recently. Battery is recharging to 99% but indicator is blinking 4 times amber and then 1 green. Any thoughts?

  • tochimatharu Dec 27, 2008

    Lattitude D620 battery flashes 4 times orange and then 1 time green. Seems to work fine when running on battery alone but does not seem to last very long. Is it dying a slow death?

  • bradda19 Jan 01, 2009

    I had the same problem after I left my laptop on the bed still running and I think it overheated. The lights drove me mad although my computer still worked. In the end I fully dischargrd the battery and put it in the fridge overnight and the following morning charged it again and hey presto problem solved! It's been ok ever since.

  • charitybaer Jan 01, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! I was using my computer last night (I have a Dell 6000) and when I got the low battery warning, I plugged it in. Usually when I do this the orange light goes away. However, it started flashing 4 times orange, 1 long green and will not stop. I let it charge overnight and it works fine when plugged in. But that's not the reason we buy laptops is it? I will try the discharge and fridge idea to see what happens. But does anyone know WHY this happened?

  • lamchop912 Jan 01, 2009

    I've had my computer for 6 1/2 years and have replaced the battery once. I'm not quite sure why this has started happening, but it won't stop... I'm thinking it's just a warning that the computer needs a new battery. =/

  • Nicolae_L Jan 03, 2009

    It seems that i have the same problem. I have a latitude d610 model with a sony battery. i didn't unplug it yet because i don't want to see what it happens. this happend about one hour ago.. it flashed 4 times green and one long time green .. but after ~15 minutes it stopped doing that.. now .. after working and keeping it permanently plugged in for ~45 minutes it started flashing again ... 


  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    Same problem (with 600m). I got the battery low signal, turned it off, plugged it in to recharge, now I get the 4 short amber flashes, then a longer green. The battery still seems to be charging - in fact it now says 100%, but the flashing signal continues. One more bit of information - I can press the battery test button on the bottom of this battery, and it flashes the left/middle/right 3 of the 5 green LEDs. If I hold down the test button, it eventually goes to 5 green, but it doesn't make any difference to the amber flashing, and it just repeats the same pattern on the next try. I think it indicates a defective battery cell. Nice of Dell to document this!

  • Peachyykin Jan 13, 2009

    I have the exact same problem! I was using my computer last night (I have a Dell 6000) and when I got the low battery warning, I plugged it in. Usually when I do this the orange light goes away. However, it started flashing 4 times orange, 1 long green and will not stop. I let it charge overnight and it works fine when plugged in. But that's not the reason we buy laptops is it? I will try the discharge and fridge idea to see what happens. But does anyone know WHY this happened? Linda

  • Ed johnson Jan 31, 2009

    I have a D420 with same issue. I've had the laptop for 2 years, it just started this week.

  • simaA Feb 03, 2009

    got the same problem except that mine is always orange and flahes continously. Laptop seem to work ok, slower than before though...

  • j4ckyboy Feb 06, 2009

    mine is doing the exacky same thing flashing orange 4 times followed by a prolonged green light it happens weather it is plugged in or not.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I have the exact same problem as this and occured out of no where just randomly

  • sandiebower Feb 13, 2009

    After many good years working properly suddenly the battery light (on the right hinge) is flashing amber. It flashes really fast four times then goes solid green for a longer period. It does this both when plugged up to AC and when running on battery power. Before this problem, It used to stay solid green until the battery was close to being depleted then it would turn amber.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    just brought new dell battery and now have this problem with the red flashing light! says its charging but soo as you remove power cable laptop crashes! dell inspiron 6400

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    When I try to charge my batteries, the computer first charges the main one and depletes the modular battery completely. Both batteries will be mostly charged (main ~80%, modular ~60%), but when I plug it in, the computer drains the modular battery while charging the main. After looking into this, I found a Dell page explaining that the blinking code meant a temporary malfunction, like an overheated battery. Sure enough, leaving the battery out for a while lets it charge again, but I have no idea why it drained in the first place.

  • rcolonia Mar 14, 2009

    Battery is not charging, the battery light is blinking 3 times orange, one time green. If I disconnect the charger, the battery runs out. When I reconnect the charger, QuickSet shows the message: "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. This will prevent optimal system performance.", but this is the same adapter that used to work fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    same thing - hoping I can flush to squeeze a little more life out of the batt

  • booholter Mar 17, 2009

    charge light flashes and battery will not charge

  • rlowe3 Mar 20, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. If you remove the battery, the unit runs fine. However, if you remove the power cord, it dies instantly. I have replaced the battery once. My question is, is this a motherboard, charging system or a battery problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    same thing just outta the blue

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    I've got the same problem with my Latitude D610 and the lower right hand (bottom) portion of the lapto is REALLY hot. I can't leave it on my lap anymore.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    same

  • whit56 Apr 04, 2009

    my computer wont even fully turn on anymore it keeps telling me ac adapter unknown. i have my computer fixed before and it just keeps doin the same thing. can i get some help? please

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same

  • anne78 Apr 08, 2009

    Same thing happened to me...but after taking the battery out and putting back in...the lights stopped flashing and moments later the computer died. I was not able to charge anymore by plugging in...I have 2 power supplies and each time I would plug in the green light on those went away. After talking to Dell support it was determined something had shorted out in the computer and in order to get my info (hadn't backed it up in a while..sigh) I bougt the same computer refurbished online and swapped the hard drive.

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    rjblittle Apr 10, 2009

    i have posted a problem like this about the battery

  • rjblittle
    rjblittle Apr 10, 2009

    i have posted a problem like this

  • nemoemo12 Apr 10, 2009

    Same As Everyone Else

  • mike_blomber Apr 14, 2009

    my computer did the same thing for about a week the 1 green then 4 orange then it jjust died replaced the battery wouldnt start up at all bought a new power cord as soon as i plug it into the computer it kills the green light then nothing new happens wont turn on whatsoever i have about 3000 pictures music games from the past three years is there a way to fix it or at least get my files off??

  • san802k Apr 15, 2009

    I have the exact same issue as in my battery indicator blinks with 4 consecutive redand one long green and continues.

    I would like to know what it means. However my laptop works even if I unplug the power chord.




  • area15co Apr 17, 2009

    I bought my Dell Latitude D600 used on ebay in January 2007. It had a bad battery in it when I received it. The seller sold it as is, but did not state this problem as part of the sell. Typically, this laptop runs hot. I have had trouble with it crashing as well as booting it the past couple days. Now, the battery light flashes green slowly. (No amber or red flash). It had never done that before. My computer wouldn't boot. I checked with the Dell battery replacement website and inserted the numbers on my battery. The result was "No replacement needed" which I did not understand. After reading this string, I took out the battery and left it out. Now, the battery doesn't flash while I rely completely on AC power. So, should I simply buy a new battery? Should I buy a cooling deck? Do these really prolong the life of a laptop?

  • beena_veni20 Apr 21, 2009

    i have inspiron 1525 laptop and when i work with the battery it is not working it shows 3 times orange and one blue and after some time that also goes off. when it is directly plugged in it is working.

  • smonfor Apr 27, 2009

    I have a Dell Latitude D610and it is doing the same thing. The battery light was working normally until the battery ran completely out. Now the battery charges (to full power), and the computer works on both battery and outlet power - BUT the red warning light flashes when ever the computer is turned on - and even when it is turned off IF the power cord is plugged in.
    We ran a diagnostic test on the battery and it said everything was normal. We ran the battery down again and also recharged it. Still the red warning light flashes incessantly.

  • raechelt86 May 16, 2009

    my dell d600 keps flashing red 4 time fast then one slow green flash even when on charge

  • John Reling May 08, 2013

    The amber flashing light simply means the battery is fully charged.

  • John Reling May 08, 2013

    The amber flashing light simply means the battery is fully charged.

  • John Reling Oct 23, 2013

    If you've recently replaced your battery you may need to recalibrate the system.

  • John Reling Oct 23, 2013

    If you've recently replaced your battery you may need to recalibrate the system.

  • b k singh
    b k singh Oct 27, 2013

    when I connect charger with my laptop 30 sec show battery is charging after 30 sec one message show:- QuickSet The Ac power adapter type cannot be determined. your system will operate slower and battery will not charge. This problem might be solved by: -Ensure the plug is inserted completely for best system operation. -Connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher. laptop is new so what is problem

  • rolandt19 Sep 11, 2014

    hi, it sounds like your battery has failed !

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I had the same problem, I removed the bettery while it was still plugged in, tested it, then plugged it back and and now all is fine.

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(Dell D600 battery light flash problem fixed) I had the 4 orange/red flash and 1 green flash dashboard battery indicator light dilemma and fixed the problem!! - By unplugging the AC power cord and allowing the battery to completely drain out. I even restarted the computer to drain out any residual energy the battery might have contained to ensure the beast was dead. After doing so I plugged the AC power cord back in, started the laptop and the light no longer flashed like a banshee. It is now recharging and doing fine. Thanks to the person who posted the solution earlier on this forum(whoever you are). Jon

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Amber-amber-amber-amber-green is a temporary battery failure code. It is usually caused by high temperature (either the battery or laptop are too hot) If this code persists, you most likely have either a bad battery, bad battery charge card (in the laptop) or bad brick (AC adapter)

Make sure you have a good connection at the power cord (where it plugs into the laptop) these things wear out over time and a short/bad connection could also throw the code.

I'd start by trying a new battery, you don't have to buy it from Dell (despite what they may lead you to believe) They all use 18650 cells with charge protection, most are the exact same as Dell's but with a generic label. There are plenty of reputable aftermarket battery manufacturers out there, some offer up to 2yr warranties (Dell's are 1yr) and may offer higher mAh ratings (for longer run times)

If you've recently replaced your battery you may need to recalibrate the system. Dell has some model specific programs to do this, but the easiest way I've found is to charge the battery overnight (don't worry if it doesn't read 100% the first time) and run the computer until the battery goes completely dead (turn off critical hibernate/standby settings) this usually needs to be done at least two times.

I used a video compression/conversion program to tax the CPU at 100% to make things go quicker and set the system to run in "maximum performance" mode to keep the CPU at top speed.

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The battery is defective and is will be replaced by Dell. Go to http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/ and put in the model number from your battery and if it is one of the defective batteries, Dell will replace it.

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I also had this problem. notice i said had. This is what i did to fix it.

1. Let the battery run completely dead. (Make sure all your work is saved)

2. Fully charge battery (You may still have flashing lights but if you turn your computer on and enter BIOS you can see the charge level)

3. Once again run battery dead.

4. Remove battery and wait 5-10 minutes.

5. Replace battery and use in normal operation.

This worked for me.
Also a note on why it sometimes does not fix even with a new battery. It seems that the battery is holding a charge but the level indicator is not properly communicating with the computer, therefore getting an error code. If you purchased a new battery, this process should clear the error.
Hope all works out for everyone.

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  • karmasherub Dec 28, 2010

    Removed the battery once and inserted properly and problem got solved.Thanks to the guide.

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If you check the battery and lights 1, 3, and 5 flash 3 times then the problem also may be solved by removing the power plug and switching on the pc set the power options on battery to always on and discharge the battery, when the machine shuts it's self of restart it and keep restarting it (quite tedious this bit, I used a usb cup warmer to drain the battery faster) the boot progress bar should get about half way, keep restarting it eventualy the system will go to full boot, shove in the power plug and recharge your battery, don't forget to reset your battery setting in the control panel, n.b. when i did this i did try to access the bios about 2 resets before it eventually started but I do not think that had any bearing on the resolution, but do let us know.

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I have a Dell C600 Latitude. I had two batteries in the front bays. I had the 4 amber/ 1 green flashes on the battery light. I pulled out both batteries while plugged in to the ac adapter. Pushed the test button on each battery. One showed 3 bars. I plugged it back into the laptop and the battery light showed solid green. I pushed the test button on the second battery. The first, center, and last bars flashed. I put this battery back into the laptop and the 4/1 flash started again. I am assuming that this battery is bad.

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I have 4 batteries for my D600, the original one, you know how old that is, works fine, 5 lights on test, my brand new battery used to work but now does the 4/1 flash while charging and the laptop crashes when I unplug the power. All the other batteries are fine, I flipped them over and noticed that the bad one was made in China and the good ones were made in Japan. Check your origin and let me know if you have tyhe same problem, another problem is, I dont remember where I bought it, so I cant return it. I got 2 more on ebay at a great price. robert@smithcruises.com

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My suggestion is that the battery is dead to test press the indicator button on the battery and hold for 3 seconds at first it will show level then lights will go off then if any number of lights come back on this idicated via the following 1 if all lights are of battery is good if all lights are on the battery is dead and wont old a charge, any lights in between indicate approx life remaining

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Hi World, I hope this helps the hundreds of people that i found on the net with the same problem I had. One day, orange battery light was flashing on Dell latitude d600. Power management in control panel showed battery not present, (it was installed) I swapped the battery & power supply to another computer & it worked fine. Spent 2 days taking apart computer & battery pack & could find nothing wrong. I gave up & returned computer down stairs destined to be permanently plugged in. The humidity down there had been high at this time of year so I had started the dehumidifier a few days earlier. After emptying the dehumidifier 6 times, (about 12 gallons) in 3 days and the laptop exposed to the same drying, I just slapped the battery back in on a whim & it started charging!
As I type this it is charging.. I hope this works for as many frustrated people (as I was) as possible. Good Luck Mike W. from Cleveland

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Your batteries are dying, this remove the battery while your computer is charging solution just stops the lights from flashing. The battery is holding little if any charge and needs to be replaced. Dell's replacement policy for batteries is only up to a year. Future advice is that one should not leave ones laptop pluged in to the ac adapter all the time, one needs to let the laptop run out of power every now and then to keep the life of the battery longer. Wish I had better news.

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***IT ALL DEPENDS WHEN YOU REMOVE AND REINSERT THE BATTERY***

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. Call Dell for a replacement. (See
Chapter 5, "Getting Help," for
instructions.)
No. Call Dell for technical assistance. (See Chapter 5, "Getting Help," for
instructions.)

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    Your Procedure is too Clumsy.. i'd rather check and look for other solutions than yours!

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If your Dell Laptop does not charge, and you have noticed that u have a good battery, try power up ur Laptop with the battery in place and with AC power. then after complete boot up put ur Laptop on STANDBY you will notice that the green charging indicator is on and stable, thus ur Laptop starts charging.

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4 amber bleeps one blue. I've disassembled my charger, tweaked all the soldered contacts, plugged it back on and now is working just fine.

My guess is that the problem (not for everyone...) is semi-soldered or weak contacts anywhere between the power socket and the battery interface (including the parts inside the laptop) with the computer. I was also shifting the adapter cord when plugged into the laptop, before I disassemble the adapter I've tried that same thing and didn't work then.

Before this I kept my laptop plugged in with 19" LCD, that increased the workload on the GPU, which in return resulted with overheating, and unsoldering on some of the contacts on the motherboard. I had to fix my adapter 2 years ago because overheating also. This probably is consequence of the overheating also, so watch for the temperature on everything!

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You need a replacement battery.
Try to visit http://www.cheap-laptop-battery.co.uk/laptop-batteries/dell-latitude-d600-series.htm?PHPSESSID=5491a8a675470a9f0983627d848c9a15

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Most likely reason the battery (even a new one) is not charging is cos the power connector socket on the laptop has become loose from its solder on the motherboard. Take it to a tech who can open the cover and do a careful re-solder of that power connector.

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Just buy new battery sir

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Many people have read this question and knows all about when its 4 years old capacitors in adapter become bad leaking bulget (convex topped ) by the days of early 2004 there where much capacitors on the market from South Korea with a
formula error in the dielectricum (NOT ONLY BY DELL also A-OPEN , ASUS, and many more millions of them are used and come in much brands Brands like Lelon, Teapo, en more Korean capacitor Brands what become bulged are realy hidden defects and isnt normal , There is more warranty if you have problems in so many products fron build between 2001 and 2006 in priority allways keep your laptop away from rooms where is wallpaper chipped or methyl cellulose (wallpaper paste) is created water with powder adhesive that will make your laptop particularly sensitive to static but all electonics where static sensitivity voltages are made damage on field effect chips and c-mos which may start
creep strains, keep clean allways the places where the ventilation is by a canister press air or better blow dust out by a compressor (but stop the fan from turning by that) for the CPU cooling sometimes also GPU is some laptops , fine dust clogged on the heatsink of the processor and the bad capacitors , LOOK HERE I will let see a link if you can have s3 google translator to english and READ something about this problem of hidden defects by bad caps , mabye you can get free all needed capacitors for free by the importer of where you have your laptop by warranty on hidden defects , i have that time an A open Motherboard with also bad capacitors and get after a 2 years the neccesary capacitors for free. when some problem is by a normal time of using but so many people who read this model only , but all other laptops then there must someting be really wrong that can be correct It is not deliberately done by the brand of capacitors but There will come again to that the stress tolerance is also another very critical of the selected components All in all a tough one on the electronics market, Samsung has also agreed still not ready.
4 years with a device is much too short for it breaks. Not everyone uses a soldering iron, unfortunately but translate to english the next why this all is. Dell latitude D600 battery charge light flashing Dell verkocht miljoenen computers met gebrekkige condensators

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***IT ALL DEPENDS WHEN YOU REMOVE AND REINSERT THE BATTERY***
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. Call Dell for a replacement. (See
Chapter 5, "Getting Help," for
instructions.)
No. Call Dell for technical assistance. (See Chapter 5, "Getting Help," for
instructions.)

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We had the same problem. I figured out it was NOT the main battery, but the auxilary battery. The batter life WITH the auxiliary was 68% total, when I removed the 2nd battery the battery life shot back up to 98% AND the flashing orange / red lights were gone (both on the power source and off). I then replaced the auxiliary battery with a spar back up to make SURE that it was not a fluke and with the new backup battery firmly in place the lights still did not flash. Problem solved.

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I had a similar problem.
Sudenly my dell presion m65 didn't run on the batery.
When I had windows running and pruged out the adapter the laptop shutdown. Also the batery indicator gives 5 green leds.
Also turning on the laptop without the adapter power indicator flasing several times.
When I hold the button on the batery for 3 seconds 3 green leds where showen.

Bought new batery and problem solved!!!!

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Try removing the d600 battery...plug in the laptop and it should run. Give it time to reboot...you need a new battery.

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Sounds a lot like you just have a broken battery. You can get a new one on ebay or laptop battery store. If you've replaced the battery, tried the bios update and it still won't charge i would assume there is an issue with your logic board. If you're out of warranty, somebody has to openthe Laptop and replace the part. The part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services.

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Same problem on a Dell D600. Unplugged AC power, removed all batteries, replaced main battery and booted up. No flashing light. Replaced drive baty battery and all still good. Re-connected AC power and all still good, batteries charging. Problem solved.

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If your battery can't work well, maybe you need a new battery and battery charger for your laptop:
Dell Latitude D600 battery in usa , Dell Latitude D600 battery in Canada, Dell D600 Battery UK.

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Removed adapter and battery for about 15 minutes. Then plugged and placed everything back and it was all good. Thank you for everyone's great solutions...but this one worked for my problem. Thanks, Kauai

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

The battery wasn't the problem for me, but the charger. I changed it and now it works!

BR

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Posted on May 30, 2008

I have the same 4:1 red green flashing but the battery is working as normal i.e. it charges and allows me 2-3 working hours. The battery does not give an error in an identical laptop and the battery from the other laptop does not give an error in this one (so I swapped them)

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

Orange LED and green LED flashing 4:1, I think it is basically telling you that the battery is totally "dead" - has 0 charges. But somehow it is not charging.

I had this problem, and I went to buy a new battery, and the battery works on my computer but my computer doesn't charge it. So I always had to go to my friend's computer to charge it... don't know why.

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

I removed my battery while the computer was running and it fixed it

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    Yeah! but when you put that same battery back on, did it start blinking again?

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Hi! I had the same problem with my Dell battery for Inspiron 6000. It happened when I left my laptop on the bed and went to answer the door and didn't go back to it for a few hours. It seem to get overheated. I hope that I have solved the problem by completely discharging my battery aand then putting the battery in the fridge overnight. It seems to be charging normally this morning. No amber flashing lights! Hope this helps you.

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Check to make sure the that battery is seated properly. When mine was flashing 4 times amber then one green, I removed then reseated the battery, and it went to solid green (charging).

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You have a bad cell or cells and it needs to eventually be replaced. Meanwhile, you have diminished battery capacity. When you're tired of it as am I, simply remove the battery and take your chances with a power failure and data loss or place a piece of black tape over it. It will soon give it up all together. Mine has always ran hot even with the battery recall from Dell awhile back.
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I believe it's a characteristic of the 5100. No other laptop I have ever owned runs this hot on either the battery, hard drive or processor sides.
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These are available for either $150 from Dell or $80 from other sources. Google it. Dave

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If removing and reinserting the battery does not work, you'll need to purchase a new one as Beni S-P suggests.

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Just buy a new battery. Thats all. Most Li-Ion batteries last at most for 1.5 to 2 years, then die completely. I have the same machine, Dell Latitude D620, and the battery light kept flashing. Got a great deal on a generic battery at notebookbatteryshop.com, and was less than half the price of the original oem on the Dell website....it solved the problem.

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If your battery can't work well, maybe you need a new battery and battery charger for your laptop:
Dell Latitude D600 battery in usa , Dell Latitude D600 battery in uk , Universal Laptop AC Power Adapter

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Hay try changing the power cable from the wall to the ac box.

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try to remove your batt and check if laptop works fine with ac adapter alone.

if yes then put batt in then check how much charge you have if you have about 10% then update the bios immediately.

if fails then have the batt replaced.

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You have a ground fault issue in the DC JACK.

There are escentially 4 circuits in the jack and one is not making contact.

1: Negative Charge circuit (outter ring)
2: Negative Run circuit (outter ring)
3 Positive (Inner Ring)
4: Signal (center pin)

I believe the negative charge circuit (outter ring) is not making contact internally. Typically what happens on that model DC Jack is the tension contact metal becomes fatigued, and does not touch the outter ring.

This could come from Heat causing early fatigue of the metal.
Or normal wear, the metal has simply worn out from regular insert/removal.


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The 4 orange flashes mean the battery is defective.

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Go to support.dell.com and download the latest bios firmware to update it. If it still does not work then most likely it is already a hardware issue so you need to contact dell support for the hardware issue.

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