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Hi i have a dell insprion 5160 laptop and the power light is green but the battery light is amber and they are both flashing at me all the time

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U need to replace the battery.

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Total Power Failure When Using a Battery
If an AC adapter is not connected to your computer, the computer's power source
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http://www.wareprise.com/2007/07/05/dell-notebook-battery-flashes-four-orange-one-green/

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