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Battery indicator flashing red when running on battery or on main supply and battery is 75% charged

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When your battery indicator is flashing Red, it usually means that the charger is defective.

Dell also had a recall on some of its batteries. To see if you qualify for a free replacement click here: http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/

If you want to reset your battery utility follow these steps:

1. Let the battery run completely dead. (Make sure all your work is saved)

2. Fully charge battery (You may still have flashing lights but if you turn your computer on and enter BIOS you can see the charge level)

3. Once again run battery dead.

4. Remove battery and wait 5-10 minutes.

5. Replace battery and use in normal operation.

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The battery on my dv6000 works fine, but only goes to 80-85% charge, and the battery icon started flashing red when charged and windows was telling me it needed to be replaced, but it still works just fine. There is a thermistor inside the batteries, and if that blows it will disable the soft start feature, the computer has no way of detecting the battery temperature. It will still charge and be useable, but the computer will do something to warn you of a battery failure.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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This is from Dell's D600 manual:

Check the battery status light — If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady orange the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.

NOTE: Battery capacity (the time it can hold a charge) decreases over time. Depending on how often the battery is used and the conditions under which it is used, you may need to purchase a new battery during the life of your computer. If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Shut down the computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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How long should i charge the headset and how to turn it on


The headset contains a lithium ion rechargeable battery, which should be charged before using the headset for the first time.

System requirements for battery charge using USB

Personal Computer with pre-installed with any of the following operating systems and USB port:
Operating Systems (when using Windows)
Windows® 7
Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate
Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)
Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or later)
Home Edition / Professional / Media Center Edition 2004 / Media Center Edition 2005
(when using Macintosh)
Mac OS X (version.10.3 or later)

Charging the headset

  1. Open the cover of the micro-USB port.
Insert the tip of your fingernail in the groove, and open the cover.
  1. Connect the supplied micro-USB cable to the headset, and then connect the other end to a computer.
Make sure that you connect the plug of the micro-USB cable in the direction as shown in the illustration below.
Charging starts when the headset and the computer are connected.
Make sure that the indicator (red) lights up. Charging is completed in about 6 hours* and the indicator (red) goes off automatically.
*Time required to charge the empty battery to its full capacity
Notes
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, the indicator (red) may not light up when you connect the micro-USB cable to charge the headset. In this case, do not disconnect the micro-USB cable from the headset and wait until the indicator (red) lights up.
  • When you close the cover of the micro-USB port after charging the battery, push the catch at the edge (the round part) of the cover into the port compartment.
  1. Catch
Tips
  • If the micro-USB cable is connected to a computer while the headset is turned on, the headset will be turned off automatically.
  • To charge the headset from an AC outlet, use USB Charging AC Power Adaptor* (sold separately). For details, refer to the manuals supplied with the USB Charging AC Power Adaptor.
  • The headset cannot be turned on while charging the battery.
*Refer to the Reference Guide on the recommended adapter.
Caution
If the headset detects a problem while charging, the indicator (red) may turn off, although charging is not complete.
Check for the following causes:
  • Ambient temperature exceeds the range of 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F - 95 °F).
  • There is a problem with the battery.
    In this case, charge again within the above-mentioned temperature range. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, the battery may be quickly depleted, however, after a few recharges, the battery life will improve.
  • Even if you do not intend to use the headset for a long time, charge the battery to its full capacity once every 6 months to maintain its performance.
  • If the headset is not used for a long time, it may take longer to charge the battery.
  • If the life of the built-in rechargeable battery drops to half the normal length, the battery should be replaced. Consult your nearest Sony dealer for replacement of the rechargeable battery.
  • Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave the headset in a car parked in the sun.
  • If the computer enters into hibernation mode while connected to the headset, charging will not be completed properly. Check the setting of the computer before charging. The indicator (red) will go off automatically even if the computer enters into hibernation mode. Charge the headset again in this case.
  • Use the supplied micro-USB cable only, and connect directly to a computer. Charging will not be completed properly by an indirect connection, such as via a USB hub.

Usage hours

Status Approx. usage hours Communication time (including music playback time) (up to) 30 hours Standby time (up to) 200 hours The communication time will be about 15 hours when it is charged for 2 hours.
Time stated above may vary, depending on ambient temperature or conditions of use.

Checking the remaining battery

If you press the POWER button while the headset is turned on, the indicator (red) flashes. You can check the remaining battery by the number of times the indicator (red) flashes. The indicator (red) flashes immediately after the headset is turned on to indicate the remaining battery power.
Indicator (red) Status 3 times Full 2 times Mid 1 time Low (needs to charge) Note
  • You cannot check the remaining battery during pairing operation.
When the battery is almost empty The indicator turns red. When the battery becomes empty, the headset sounds a beep and turns off automatically.

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If both lights are flashing after you put a cool battery on the charger, the battery is bad. It could have a bad, worn or shorted cell or other problems inside and the charge will not charge it as long as it reads it as a bad battery. Rechargable batteries do have a finite life determined mainly by how many times you recharge them.

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Slow flashing green
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I plan to just get a generic power supply from Radio Shack, but I need the voltage value and polarity.  Until then, I can still use the mouse, but it won't charge.  FOr now, I'm just using standard AAA batteries.
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