When i put battery in and try and turn on laptop i get the an orange blinking battery light. Flashes total of 9 times but in intervals of 3. This happens with the battery and the ac adaptor plugged in or without the battery and just the ac adaptor.I have plugged ac adaptor in several outlets and green light comes up showing is got power but when plug it into laptop doesn't charge battery or turn laptop on without battery. Is it something that can be fixed?
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Re: laptop won't turn on
The blinking orange battery light generally indicates that the battery isn't working properly, usually going out and not charging properly. In this case, since the adapter will not power the machine without the battery, and it should, I'm going to say that the adapter is going out and not getting the proper amount of power to the system. Try replacing the adapter. Be sure to replace it with a Dell replacement, the Targus brand universal adapters do not work well with Dell machines, and in most cases won't work at all.
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If it is orange or is blinking orange, the battery charge is low or expended. Remove the battery and re-install it. Plug in the AC adapter and connect it to an outlet. Turn on the computer.
When the battery status light blinks green and orange, the battery temperature is too hot for charging. Shut down the laptop, detach the AC adapter, and allow the laptop and battery to return to room temperature before attempting to charge the battery.
If the battery status light blinks orange rapidly, the battery itself may be defective.
I am having the same problem is it possible to operate the laptop without the battery in place? Can't seem to find an answer to this, my charging light blinks a few times and then the laptop shuts off, any help would be appreciated
Try this: remove your battery, unplug power, press and hold power button for at least 20 seconds, plug power cord back in but not the battery, press power and see if you get normal boot. If this is the case, your battery probably needs replaced.
try sensing if your cpu fan is working, it is under the power switch side, you can see small exhaust slots, put your hand beside it and feel if some air is coming out when you turn on your pc.
When you turn you pc on and only orange light blinks, it means that no power was getting into it, it blinks because no electrical power is coming from your power adapter and the battery is drained. Check your power adapter cable, this is the very cause why your pc is shutting down. usually the wire from the adapter to the pc is faulty.
I am facing a similar problem with 5160 and my power button will not power up the laptop. I presses the shift key, it got powered up (offcourse only fan started but the screen is black)
Try pressing shift key to power up.