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Blinking red light

Does this mean the battery is dead

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The batteries are terrible on the 6400. I hardly ever use it on battery, but my first battery died after only about 12 hours (really) use. The backup battery is failing now. It says it's fully charged when I check, but the power disappears after about five minutes of use.

The Dell forums show this is a common problem but Dell hasn't issued a battery recall or a fix. The batteries aren't covered, even though they are hardly ever used, and as far as I know, there's no way to know how much they've been used.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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blinking red light with battery icon means that you are running out of battery power. if the computer is plugged in to the wall and it still does the same thing you may have to replace the ac adapter or charger. the charger should have a green light on it to indicate it is getting power.

hope this helps. thanks.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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