The battery will not charge when its in, i get a flashing light with my
battery LED the sequence is 4 green flashes 1 orange. i have no idea
what is going on, iv looked up a couple of sites and found out that a
fair few people are having the same problem.
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Re: Battery not charging?
Replacing the cells on a laptop batter is nigh-impossible to get right. It sounds to me like there's a short in the battery itself, or perhaps one completely dead cell in there. In either case the best/cheapest/easiest solution is to get a new battery for it.
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This LED flash pattern, Orange, Orange, Orange, Orange, Green (Repeats) indicates a internal failure of the Battery. Pressing the charge indicator button on the battery (If equipped) will give a 1 3 5 LED on indication which also indicates a failure in the battery.
The battery may still function, but at less than optimal performance and will have a progressively shorter functional life until it dies.
The only way to resolve the issue is to replace the battery.
Your battery may have Battery charge status indicator, when you press the button next to the 4 led indicators the LEDs indicate the charge status. Also the System Battery/Charge LED indicates the battery's current operational condition. Flashing orange indicates Battery failure.
This is directly from the User Manual: If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the Battery light operates as follows: â€¢ Solid green: The battery is charging. â€¢ Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged. If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows: â€¢ Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off). â€¢ Flashing orange: The battery charge is low. â€¢ Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
We had the same problem. I figured out it was NOT the main battery, but the auxilary battery. The batter life WITH the auxiliary was 68% total, when I removed the 2nd battery the battery life shot back up to 98% AND the flashing orange / red lights were gone (both on the power source and off). I then replaced the auxiliary battery with a spar back up to make SURE that it was not a fluke and with the new backup battery firmly in place the lights still did not flash. Problem solved.
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)
This is directly from the User Manual:
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the Battery light operates as follows:
• Solid green: The battery is charging.
• Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged.
If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:
• Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
• Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
• Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
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.