Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
I have a flashing red and green light next to the power light at the top right hand where the screen is joined to the body. The one that is flashing is the battery icon with danger sign inside it. It flashes when it is plugged in and when it is running on battery. When I switch it off and it is still plugged in it continues to flash. However, if I take the adapter out of the computer it stops flashing. What is it and how can I resolve it? Thanks in advance! Aileen
I have Dell 6400 laptop. now when i press the power button Power light is blinking but lap is not start. i downt know what happen my laptop. can anyone GUESS ??????????????
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
Just had this issue on a 2 month old Dell 6400 , Battery said it was 76% charged , would not start without power plugged in , dropped battery out and replaced , now seems fine. Seems like Dell have an issue they should solve
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
My Inspiron is 3 years old and I just had the battery life indicator start blinking to suggest it is near the end of it's useful life.
Strangely enough, I still can run it for about 2.5 - 3 hours on battery so I think it's just the bios sending out a false message because it's just outside the 3 years since I've bought it.
I'm just ignoring it until it croaks.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
I've visited a few forums on this topic, and it appears most dell laptops have this odd issue of the battery "dying". It is generally about 2 weeks out of warranty when this happens, and the people posting on the forum stated they had physically taken the battery apart after the fact and tested it, just to see it work absolutely fine. The running conspiracy theory is that the BIOS that communicates with the battery is rigged. I can't validate any of this yet, all I know is my Dell Inspiron 6400 is now getting the 4-orange 1-green blinking light cycle and I'm trying to fix it.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
(I posted this above on the "Blinking Red Light" question.)
The batteries are terrible on the 6400. I hardly ever use it on battery, but my first battery died after only about 12 hours (really) use. The backup battery is failing now. It says it's fully charged when I check, but the power disappears after about five minutes of use.
The Dell forums show this is a common problem but Dell hasn't issued a battery recall or a fix. The batteries aren't covered, even though they are hardly ever used, and as far as I know, there's no way to know how much they've been used.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
I agree with this solution in general, but do not think it will absolutely work. The primary battery on my Inspiron has been having some sort of problem for quite some time; pulling the primary battery and unplugging it (leaving the extended battery installed), will frequentlly let the PC start. At the moment, my primary battery is 89% charged, power state is blank; while the extended is 96%, power state discharging, yet the red power warning flashes continually in three-flash bursts. Pulling the primary battery stops the flashing, leading me to suspect that the primary battery has to be repaired or replaced.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
Seems your battery cell is the one having that issue. try replacing the battery or plug the laptop and let it recharge the battery to full.,
Posted on Oct 28, 2007
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