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Flashing battery icon

There are three lights in the lower right of the screen.sleep,a cilinder and a battery icon.That battery icon is flashing 4 times in orange and one time in green.And the life of the battery has reduced?...what does that flashing mean?
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  • imrankn_it Jun 12, 2008

    my laptop always show a orange light when i m working without charger

  • tomato45un Nov 02, 2008

    i have the same problems.
    the battery it works 3 days ago.
    until i plug in the battery it show the orange 4X and green light1X.


  • la menore Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem it flashes 4 times in orange and 1time in green..

    how can i solve this porblem with out buying another battery??



  • dugconn Mar 09, 2009

    my battery light flashes 3 red 1 green - started yesterday
    - I have removed the battery and tested it using the test button and get 5 green lights (Ok?)
    - I have tried removing the battery when running - keeps working fine but when restored the flashes continues from where it left off
    - I have tried same with computer completely off - when battery restored and restarted just goes back to flashing again
    - that seems to leave the dischange battery option and put in fridge over night - see D600 solutions to this problem - will try that next

    I have an extra longlife battery 4hrs or so (now showing 98%-99% and charging!)
    I have a warrenty - is the battery covered if faulty?



  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Second light from the left is blinking orange on my asus.
    The icon looks like a broken battery or a broken screen. I am not sure of how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Small cylinder light is flashing from green to orange what does it mean

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Battery is shot, time for a replacement. Keep in mind that a Dell battery can aquire a dead short, this won't hurt the system, but it can keep the machine from starting up. If you find that your machine won't start up try pulling the battery.

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