Dell Latitude C610 battery claims its too hot to charge....
The charging Adapters are perfectly functional, and the laptop was previously turning on, but now when i go to charge it the L.E.D light for charging flashes orange, orange green, this according to the handbook suggests that the battery is to hot to charge, so i allow it too cool down and yet 16 hours later the battery is still telling the computer its too hot to charge. I don' think the connection to the laptops faulty, as on the dash board the lights for capss lock, num lock etc or flash on then stay on for four secs, then turn off, any ideas?
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Re: Dell Latitude C610 battery claims its too hot to...
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.
Re: Dell Latitude C610 battery claims its too hot to...
I have a Dell D600 and started getting the orange, orange, orange, green flash yesterday. Though the laptop still would run on the battery....not very long. I turned off all power management and drained the battery until it could no longer run the computer. I immediately removed it and threw it in the freezer for a few hours. When I pulled it out of the freezer I immediately installed it back in the computer and plugged it in to charge. No green charge light at first...I imagine since the battery was frozen. Eventually the light turned on, green only, and the battery started taking a charge. It took about 5 hours for it to complete and I did not run my machine at all during this time. End result...battery is working as good as new, battery meter claims 3:36 life at 100% charge and maximum battery selected with QuickSet. I'm not saying this will work for everyone but it has for me, at least for now.
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With dell laptops, there should be buttons near the led lights.
Checkthe battery charge by pressing the status button or image on the battery near the LED's. Note:
The lights indicate the current amount of charge on the battery. If all the LED's come on when you press the button, the battery is fully charged. If fewer lights are lit, then the battery is partially charged. If any lights flash, or blink, there could be a problem with the battery.
It is possible the battery where the contacts from the laptop fit into or the gold colored contacts themselves need to be repaired. Worst case, the spill short circuited the contacts on the board, in which case you will have to replace the board. I would suggest really cleaning the gold contacts on the laptop and the small slots on the battery itself with a Q-tip with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on it. Please make sure both areas are totally dry before reassembling the battery.
1. boot on bios (turn on laptop keep tapping F2, check the bios version and check the battery health and battery info) 2. if the battery is charge like 10% then battery info says batt performing normally then update the bios, download the latest bios from the dell support site. 3. if battery is 0% charge check if the ac adapter has correct watt display on the bios under battery info, make sure ac adapter is 65W above. if all fails then replace the battery.
the charging system on your motherboard has blown a capacitor, if it is still under warenty you should call 1-800-456-3355. to get it repaired. if it's out of warenty, they can help you buy the right part
The LEDs on the battery indicate the charge remaining. Press the button and you should get 5 LEDs with a full charge. The LEDs stay on in a steady state as long as you hold trhe button
The LEDs can also indicate an internal failure of the battery (Usually 1 3 and 5 will flash) if the LEDs flash, the battery is either critically low or failing. If charging it doesn't change the LED flashing them the battery will need to be replaced
Laptops have a power supply control section attached to, or part of the main board. This allows the laptop to switch charging on and off, and control power supply function to different areas of the machine. Sounds like you have a fault in this part of the computer. Off to Dell Service for that one I am afraid.
The flashing battery light is an indication that the system is attempting to charge the battery. The orange light indicates a problem charging one of the battery cells. This usually means that the battery either needs to be recalibrated or replaced. To recalibrate the battery just use the system until the battery is dead, then recharge and repeat the process twice, after which time the battery should be recalibrated. If this doesn’t fix the flashing orange light then the battery may need to be replaced.