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IBM R32- battery light problem

My battery light flashes orange when it is pluged into the power cord and in the wall, if you unplug the cord from the socket, the computer shuts down. What is wrong- is the battery dead?

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Re: IBM R32- battery light problem

I have the same problem with my latitude d 600 and everyone says either a new battery or a new cord hope this helps

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Re: IBM R32- battery light problem

You may need to buy a new ibm thinkpad r32 battery for your laptop!

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Re: IBM R32- battery light problem

Usually when the charging light blinks and wont change to solid green it means the battery is dead.
solution is to buy a new battery

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