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Dell 5160 I was in the middle of an email and my computer shut down. When I powered it up again, the screen flickered then went very faint and has remained that way.

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  • konalee Mar 30, 2008

    yes

  • konalee Mar 30, 2008

    the battery indicator light flasks orange & green with or without the charger.

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    Clifford Hardy May 11, 2010

    does it show that it is charging

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