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Dell Latitude C610 battery claims its too hot to charge....

The charging Adapters are perfectly functional, and the laptop was previously turning on, but now when i go to charge it the L.E.D light for charging flashes orange, orange green, this according to the handbook suggests that the battery is to hot to charge, so i allow it too cool down and yet 16 hours later the battery is still telling the computer its too hot to charge. I don' think the connection to the laptops faulty, as on the dash board the lights for capss lock, num lock etc or flash on then stay on for four secs, then turn off, any ideas?

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  • darkmaster Feb 07, 2008

    The orange light flashes for about 8 times and then a green light comes on right beside the orange and my computer doesn't turn on. Anyone know whats wrong with it?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    My laptop was doing the same thing. When I plugged the charger in the battery indicator light would flash green once then orange three times really fast and then the laptop would instantly shut off.

    To get the laptop to work again, I reseated the battery then, it would turn on again running off the battery.

    I noticed the green indicator light on the charger itself was off but, it was still plugged into wall outlet. I tapped it, and it turned back on. If that light went out again, the battery light would repeat the green then orange flashs and laptop would shut down again.

    THE PROBLEM IS THE CHARGER, NOT THE BATTERY. The battery stills charges to 100% when I used a different charger.

    This is also what Dell told me. They are replacing my charger at thier cost.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I have a D610 and the charge lights go from orange to green then back to orange. when it is on charge or when it is not charging. I have swapped Batteries and power supplys any clues?



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The charge light flashing orange-orange-orange-green....-orange-orange-orange-green.... usually means the battery has reached the end of its life and now it needs replacing.

There are three ways to test your battery:

1) If the battery has a button on the bottom of it and a row of 5 leds, then push AND HOLD the button for 5 seconds. The LEDs should all turn OFF, then turn back on showing a pattern. If all five LEDs turn on, the battery is dead.

2) Open the Dell Quickset application (doubleclick it in system tray), go to Battery Meter, go to the battery health tab, and pick your battery. It should tell you there if the battery is healthy or not.

3) Reboot your computer and go into the bios. Pick the Battery tab in the bios. It will list the battery health there.

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I have a Dell D600 and started getting the orange, orange, orange, green flash yesterday. Though the laptop still would run on the battery....not very long. I turned off all power management and drained the battery until it could no longer run the computer. I immediately removed it and threw it in the freezer for a few hours. When I pulled it out of the freezer I immediately installed it back in the computer and plugged it in to charge. No green charge light at first...I imagine since the battery was frozen. Eventually the light turned on, green only, and the battery started taking a charge. It took about 5 hours for it to complete and I did not run my machine at all during this time. End result...battery is working as good as new, battery meter claims 3:36 life at 100% charge and maximum battery selected with QuickSet. I'm not saying this will work for everyone but it has for me, at least for now.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008


I have a notebook mecer n775ia model when i switch it on th power light up and then go off no boot screen at all just a few sec and then shuts off .what could be the problem

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Just want to know how to tell if a Dell Latitude C610 battery is dead


With dell laptops, there should be buttons near the led lights.

Check the battery charge by pressing the status button or image on the battery near the LED's.
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