I bought a battery for my laptop and it will not charge. The battery light flashes orange and green for a few seconds about once a minute. I am stumped as to why the battery will not charg. I am using AC adapter PA-10 family model PA-1900-02D
The ac adapter supplies a voltage that is converted by a samll circuit
that supplies voltage to the unit when no battery is installed and also
takes some of the voltage through a circuit to charge the battery. In
some cases, this charging current is also protected with a small fuse
and this may have blown out. The fuse protects the unit from supplying
too much current in the case of a bad battery, much like the smoking
battery problem that Sony has had. If a new adapter doesn't solve the
problem, which I suspect it won't, the converter has failed.
Also another method is that if you can hold the power button down for 2 minutes, remove the battery and power at the same time and that will shut it down and clear the power cache (a flush of the battery and CMOS is required with some dell's.
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The flashing green indicator is telling you (and the notebook) that the battery is almost fully charged, but then by switching immediately to flashing orange, the status has changed to "battery charge is low". This is not normal behaviour and probably indicates a serious issue with the battery. My guess is that the charging is initiating some kind of rapid battery self-discharge. Ref - Knowledge Base
Notebooks will power up and work without a battery just fine. Ref - Laptop Battery Basics dummies Try to operate yours this way. This will eliminate the battery from the loop as a potential cause of the BSODs you are seeing.
Flashing green and orange: battery is too hot to charge
if it flashes orange 4 times it means a defective battery
check the system setup (usually by hitting something like F2 or DEL when the laptop first powers on). there should be an option in there to "re-learn or "refresh" the battery. it will send it through a few charge/discharge cycles and then if the battery isn't toast it should work thereafter
Normally the battery light will rapidly flash orange if the battery is defective. It will alternate between orange and green if it is too hot to charge. Or it will either flash orange or be a steady orange if the battery is low or completely discharged. Based on this and the fact that you cannot get it to stay on for more than 7 seconds, I would have to say that you need to recharge the battery by plugging the laptop into an AC outlet. After all, it can't run without the juice.
If the system runs using the AC adapter, but the battery doesn't hold a charge and the battery indicator LED flashes orange, then replace the battery (A battery with an internal failure may flash 4 times orange then once green and repeat)
The normal lifespan of a PC battery is 300 to 500 recharge/discharge cycles (roughly 12 to 18 months)
That usually indicates battery is beginning to go bad. Eventually it will not hold a charge and will need to be replaced. Your responses are intended to improve the level of service provided. Please show your appreciation by rating your experience. Thank You.
The charge light flashing orange-orange-orange-green....-orange-orange-orange-green.... usually means the battery has reached the end of its life and now it needs replacing.
There are three ways to test your battery:
1) If the battery has a button on the bottom of it and a row of 5 leds, then push AND HOLD the button for 5 seconds. The LEDs should all turn OFF, then turn back on showing a pattern. If all five LEDs turn on, the battery is dead.
2) Open the Dell Quickset application (doubleclick it in system tray), go to Battery Meter, go to the battery health tab, and pick your battery. It should tell you there if the battery is healthy or not.
3) Reboot your computer and go into the bios. Pick the Battery tab in the bios. It will list the battery health there.