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I have a blue blinking at the bottom and having trouble what is that light for.

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  • Walter H Boehm Mar 19, 2011

    What is blinking blue? Your power light or something else.

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This might just be the harddrive activity.

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm

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