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I bought a used R40. The battery seemed pretty good and it worked ok for several months. I did not notice the color of the indicator light at the time. It may have been green.

Now, it is always yellow or orange. I left it plugged in over night, expecting it to fully charge. Howerver when I tried to use it under battery power, it would not start up at all. I had to plug it into the wall to use it.

What could be the problem?

Also, where can I find information about all of the indicator lights (for example the battery indicator changing from yellow to green, if this is true) and features of my computer?

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The battery indicator showing a yellow or orange indicates that the battery life is over. You may have to purchase a new battery.

Regarding the place where you can find information about these is that it is universal that the orange indicator means the battery is faulty.

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