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Are all 4 green lights on the top of my keyboard of my dell inspiron 2200 laptop supposed to be lit up all the time? what is each one for?

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SOURCE: Keyboard lights will not go off
See page 20.

These are not just lights. they are in fact buttons. They do stay lit. If you want these disconnected yu will need to remove the plastic cover and pull the cable that supplies power to them. I do not recommend doing this. Just put something over the lights if you do not want them to show.
This is by design of the laptop from Dell.

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SOURCE: Dell inspiron 2200 green LED battery Indicator flashing

sounds like your charging circuit isn't working or the adapter isn't putting out enough power or amprage to fully charge the battery, or you battery went bad. if the charging circuit is bad then so is *********** board, time to burry the system and buy a new one

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SOURCE: how do you replace a dell inspiron 2200 laptop

Order item number J617 from Dell computers. It will arrive with everything you need except the small Philip screwdriver. The package will contain the instruction manual, plastic scribe and of course the new keyboard.

  1. First, lay laptop flat, turn the laptop off, disconnect power source and remove the battery. Then, lay the laptop flat (180º) on the table or desk where you plan to change the keyboard.
  2. Insert scribe and pop up the hinge cover. Using the plastic scribe, gently insert under the hinge cover’s corner and lift the hinge cover off of the laptop. Be gentle. May require a little wiggling to ensure the little connectors pop out of their location.
  3. Remove hinge cover, Once the hinge cover is removed, lay it to the side.
  4. Locate the two small M2.5 x 5mm screws that attach the keyboard to the laptop and use the small Phillips screwdriver to remove them. There is at least one on each side of the laptop. They were hidden by the hinge cover and should be visible once that cover is removed.
  5. Use the plastic scribe, insert under keyboard and gently lift. Little nodules on the end of the key board and a keyboard cable in the center secure the keyboard to the laptop. Gently wiggle the keyboard until it is loose.
  6. Pull up on the keyboard cable until it pops loose. Set the bad keyboard to the side.
  7. Take the new keyboard and insert the cable into the cable slot on the laptop. Press the cable lift down on top of the cable and secure it. (It is imperative that you get this part right otherwise, the keyboard will not work when you put it back together!).
  8. Insert the nodules on the end of the keyboard in their respective slots and replace the two M2.5 x 5mm screws.
  9. Replace the Hinge Cover.
  10. Turn the laptop on and – VOILA! You are back in business. The troubleshooting in replacing keyboard is done.
Good luck!


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Here is some information you can use to determine the failure:
The LED indications of the LOCK Light LEDs at power on may give a more exact failure determination.

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Looking at your laptop from the front the first light on your Right hand side is your scroll lock light and is only on when you press the scroll lock button (the symbol shows a lock with a little down arrow)

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