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E1505 hi, i'm having the same problem that you had, with the orange light flashing and then the green light flashing once, and the battery will not charge whether or not the comp is off/on... my comp will not even turn on if i don't have it plugged in. did you ever find a viable solution for this?? thanks.

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  • Bundasthedog Apr 14, 2009

    I have a Dell Inspirion 5150 with the same problem as this Dell E1505. Laptop will not so much as power up without being plugged in to the AC. Likewise, when it is on, the moment you pull the plug, the computer dies instantly. When plugged in, batter light flashes four (4) quick amber pulses and then flashes one (1) green pulse. I am in the beginning stages of investigating the cause of this problem, but I highly suspect the battery is shot. Over the past 5 months, battery life continually became shorter and shorter until one day I was left with a computer that only worked when plugged in. Another post said Dell's website has a decoder so I can learn what 4 amber pulses plus 1 green pulse means. We'll see... Good luck everyone!

  • augustpjohns May 11, 2009

    I just bought a new 9 cell battery and it flashing from orange or red to green and it wont charge dose anyone know how I can fix this?

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Start by checking the power supply with an ohm meter for the proper output. Anything higher or low than one volt means the supply is faulty and will need replaced. This could also be a battery issue, if a fail safe in the battery has engaged. Try removing the battery and see if it works properly on the supply only, if so, then the battery will need replaced. Also, remove the memory, and try each chip one at a time in each slot. A faulty memory chip pr slot can have this effect. If these three check good, then I'm afraid the problem is with the power management system on the motherboard, and unfortunately the motherboard will have to be replaced. Since the light is flashing, this indicates a code. You can find a light and sound codes list for your machine at Dell's support site. This may help in identifying the exact problem area.

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