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Both leds on fron of notebook blink on and off

When I plug in the power supply both the leds on the front of the notebook blink on and off. The manual is not helping. Any ideas?

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  • m_boyd_jr Jun 22, 2008

    my issue is the same... i removed the battery and plugged it in it worked fine.10 minutes later both led lights were blinking along witha clicking noise and now will not power up

  • kmbussa Aug 16, 2008

    same issue, both lights still on with out battery, completely on ac. green hard drive light stays on as well.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    With, or without battery, power & charge lights blink.
    No reaction to power switches on laptop.
    Battery tests as low charge.


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Sounds like your battery has gone south. See what it does without the battery, just AC.

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