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Q: 'consider replacing battery' and new battery will not charge, flashing light

Toshiba Satellite: So after 2 new battery's were installed, only flashing light, will not charge, will not even turn on. When I install the old battery it come on.

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Hi,This seems like a very odd situation. When my Z60m is plugged in, my battery shows a 100% charge down next to the system tray. At the same time, I'm getting the flashing orange battery LED, which generally should only show when the battery is about to run out of charge.When I try running on the battery by unplugging the AC adapter, the laptop loses power immediately.I have tried performing a battery reset from the 'battery maintenance' page, but that didn't work; as soon as the process began, the computer powered off, and didn't remember what it was doing when it started up again.Any ideas?Thanks.Greg













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A:Flashing orange battery light while charge indicates 100%?

I think the fuse in the battery maybe blown.

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Hi,This seems like a very odd situation. When my Z60m is plugged in, my battery shows a 100% charge down next to the system tray. At the same time, I'm getting the flashing orange battery LED, which generally should only show when the battery is about to run out of charge.When I try running on the battery by unplugging the AC adapter, the laptop loses power immediately.I have tried performing a battery reset from the 'battery maintenance' page, but that didn't work; as soon as the process began, the computer powered off, and didn't remember what it was doing when it started up again.Any ideas?Thanks.Greg










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I think the fuse in the battery maybe blown.

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Hi,
On my NB10t-A-101 the old battery from 2014 got tired and I bought a replacement unit. But with this new battery (and the mains adaptor plugged in) only the left light indicator is flashing red in approx. 5 second intervals, no further action is possible.

When I take the battery out, the machine will boot up happily with only the 19V mains supply. When I then plug in the battery into the live system, the left red light starts flashing ever 5 seconds, the machine will run but not start charging. After shut-down with the new battery in, it will also not boot up again.

My questions: is the battery faulty (brand new, manufactured 2018) or could it be that the system is faulty in the computer itself which activates the battery charging process?

Is there a way to test the battery to see it's ok?

Many thanks in advance for every helpful advice!

Wilf

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The battery light on my Latitude 7370 started to flash in orange and the laptop is not using the battery. It does not start when the AC is not plugged, and shuts down immediately after the AC is unplugged. However, the Dell online diagnostic test for battery passes it as working OK (the test for motherboards also passes). In BIOS, I can see the battery as 100% charged; however it also says "Health: Communication Error". A week ago the battery still had enough charge for up to 5 hours of office work. I have tried to unplug the battery, start the laptop without it, and then plug the battery back. I have also tried unplugging and plugging back the CMOS battery. Neither of these helped at all. I have been using the laptop with WD15. The behavior persists on 2 different WD15 units as well as on the default AC charger.

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HP laptop 6830s, windows XP1) I had my laptop on standby and forgot to connect to the power source overnight.Next day I noticed the amber battery light flashing (checked the manual which said its because the battery reached a critically low level). I have turned on the laptop whilst on the AC source and is working fine. When I click on the icon it says:current power source= ACpowertotal battery remaining: 0%below this there is an icon of a battery with a red cross - when I click on that icon I get another window and it says power state is on line. Any suggestions?2) If this is an indication that the battery needs replacing, can I keep using the laptop with the AC source??   

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My pc isn't registering a battery is present. This is causing the battery light to continuously flash orange. If I remove the charger cable when the machine is on, it immediately cuts out.
I've run a system check (FN + power button) but there is no mention of a battery problem.
Other users report that a BIOS update has solved their battery issues. However, BIOS updates can only be installed if both charger is plugged in and battery is present. Catch 22. 
Has anyone got any bright ideas? 

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Hello everyone,  I am facing this problem from the past few days in my Lenovo G510. Whenever I plug in the charger for charging the laptop, both the power light and the battery light with orange color, starts flashing and the laptop stops charging.  The color of the battery light changes to orange, even if my laptop is nearly 50% charged.Can't figure out, what is the problem? Any help will be appreciated!

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This just started happening recently. The power indicator light (near the power plug) does not turn on and Windows does not recognize when the adapter is plugged in; the power icon and cusomized power saving "on battery" behavior reflect that. HOWEVER, the battery does charge. The "lightning bolt" charging light on the front between HDD and system power lights comes on and the battery recharges if not at 100%. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this? Is it more likely a Windows or hardware problem? The BIOS does not have the power adapter test mentioned here, and I could not find the software download for the Smart Adapter functionality (this laptop was installed with clean, non-OEM OS, so any OEM software had to be added manually). Thanks in advance,Kyle

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I just purchased a new battery from Dell and installed it. The battery light is flashing orange (4 times) and then white. Battery meter says "Battery Charging Disabled". How can I get my new battery to charge and work properly? 

A:Dell XPS 17 L702X New Dell Battery Installed - Battery light flashing

I'm assuming windows 7 is on the system.....
Please right click Battery Meter and check to make sure Battery's charging is turn on....

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Hi,My laptop shut down while I was using it and the caps lock and number lock key were flashing 2 times. After a while it stopped and my battery light started flashing constantly. My battery light is flashing when the adapter is plugged in or if the battery is in. The power key and the caps lock key is on but I have a black screen. I can't open the laptop and I can't do a hard reset. The laptop is getting hot when I plug in the adapter and there is no fan noise.My laptop is HP Probook 450 G2 and the OS is Windows 8.1. Any suggestion would be helpful.Thank you

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MY laptop is a HP Touchscreen. It is only 1 year old. The battery warranty just ran out. The red light constantly blinks, and the battery hold no charge, and will no longer charge. This was after it was always getting very warm. I had to purchase a stand that had three fans in it so that it would not shut itself down every hour. Since then it seemed to be working ok, however now I am getting emails to pay 120.00 for an extended plan, a battery costs 98.00 , and a new laptop with the same and better features only costs 249.00. Why have you made disposable laptops?? It is cheaper to buy a brand new one and use the new battery, and have an entire extra laptop. My Compaq overheated and I replaced the hard drive. That laptop was only 2 years old, and now it will not turn on either. I am out two laptops. I am not sure if my battery is on the recall however it seems to be fitting the bill. Can you please help me. What are the first steps that I need to take to answer the recall as I need this work conputer to run my small business assisting Veterans with business development and contracting with the Federal and State Government entities through the VOSB and SDVOSB programs.

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My battery charge light on my Pavilion has started constantly blinking.  Is this an indication of a battery problem?  How do I make it stop.  It is very annoying.

A:Battery charge light blinking

Hi Rarden, How old is the notebook? Please provide us the complete model of your system along with the operating system, so that we can assist you in a better way.How to locate model number:Notebook:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Also, there is a battery recall from HP on some specific units, check this thread for more details on recall program... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/Battery-Recall-Extended/td-p/693445 Regards,  




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After my friend's laptop wouldn't run on battery power OR charge the battery I tried many "fixes."
 
Shockingly none worked that I found.
 
Only one thing worked for me to my surprise.
 
A last ditch effort was to open up the laptop (sony pcg-81114L) and disconnect the cmos battery for a few minutes to reset the CMOS.
 
To my surprise, when powered on, the battery instantly showed it was charging AND when removing the power plug the battery POWERS the laptop now! (and I'd thought I was wasting my time.)
 
Worked with an off brand battery also.
 
Many times this has saved many computers that have odd "unsolvable" things wrong with them.
 
Surely someone else has done this also but I haven't seen it posted anywhere to my knowledge.
 
Thank GOD for bringing the idea to remembrance!

A:sony vaio won't charge battery or run on battery power (CMOS BATTERY FIX!)

Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
 
Xen

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My battery light started flashing on my Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop (OS = XP). About 3 weeks ago, I replaced the battery with a new one, based on the light flashing and a "0" charge being held in the old battery. For 3 weeks everything was fine. Now it is flashing again (in flashes of 4 flashes in a group), but the battery still reads OK, 100% available battery power, and I mostly routinely run on the AC charger plugged in. Is this a software problem? Or hardware? The new battery should last longer than 3 weeks. The light flashing does not effect the PC operation... YET. But I am nervous.
Can anyone recommend what to do about this? [email protected]
 

A:Flashing Dell Battery Light

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Hi, I've got a Dell XPS M1530 laptop, and I just noticed today that the battery indicator light on the front of my laptop is blue for a few seconds, then flashes red, then back to blue, etc. I checked my battery's health and it says that it's able to charge normally, but my long-term battery life is decreasing. Also, it does not shut off right away with I unplug it; I left it out for a few minutes and it was still at 100%.

Should I just take this as a general warning to maybe order a battery sometime in the near future? Or is it blinking red for some other reason?

Thanks.
 

A:Battery indicator light flashing red...

Yes red lights on the battery indicator is a bad thing. If the laptop is under 1 year old and you have the warranty on the machine you can get it replaced under warranty if not you have to buy a replacement.

I am assuming you have unseated and reseated the battery with it keeping the same error lights? You may want to try that first since I have had times in the past this would clear errors.
 

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I've been on chat support for... 50 minutes now without a response from "Suresh". So I came here. The manuals for the C710 don't say what a blinking battery light mean. The Chromebook won't keep a charge no matter how long it's on AC power. As soon as it's unplugged from the wall, it dies. I'm trying to figure out if this is a battery issue, in which I can replace the battery, or a charging circuit problem, in which I'll need to get a new device probably. Anyone know or have better documentation?

A:C710 flashing battery light

If you still need help, shut down and remove the power. Find the tiny hole in the bottom  and gently press a paper clip into the hole until you feel it click. Plug in the power , boot up and see if it is charging. If this didn't work, you probably need to replace the battery.

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Hi,
My laptop shut down while I was using it and the caps lock and number lock key were flashing 2 times. After a while it stopped and my battery light started flashing constantly. My battery light is flashing when the adapter is plugged in or if the battery is in. The power key and the caps lock key is on but I have a black screen. I can't open the laptop and I can't do a hard reset. The laptop is getting hot when I plug in the adapter and there is no fan noise.

My laptop is HP Probook 450 G2 and the OS is Windows 8.1. Any suggestion would be helpful.

Thank you
 

A:Battery light flashing: HP Probook 450 G2

2 Blinks suggest a bios failure on the motherboard ...http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674/

Ashley
 

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Hello everyone!

Today my old buddy e6520 started to flash battery light while charging (flashing once in a sec). Right after battery getting 100% - it stops and theres no light at all.
Usually battery light was just turned on while charging or cable was not unplugged even after 100% charge.
Maybe there was an update or something that i did not saw, but i never saw that light acting like this before.

Thank you in advance.

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I just replaced the battery in my Inspiron B120.  I was told to condition the battery by letting it run out and then charging it fully three times.  On the second time of charging it I noticed the battery light starting rapidly flashing orange while it was still plugged in.  It was solid green to begin with (per the manual), then flashing green (also per the manual), but then started flashing orange.  I unplugged it and it stopped.  It had charged the battery to 98% when I turned the computer on, so it seems that it's properly charging.  I never had the orange light come on with my first battery, this is completely new and I have not been able to find any answer to why it's doing it.  The manual indicates that it should flash orange when the battery is low and not plugged in.  For me, the computer is plugged in and charging and the orange light comes on. 
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Is there something wrong with the new battery I bought?

A:Flashing orange battery light

I had the same issue.  Upon booting my computer I got a message saying the battery was no longer charging so I needed to update the bios driver.  I did that and it started charging again.  Google bios driver update for whichever your computer model and download the update.  After you run it and accept the terms of service, it will update automatically and you should be able to charge again.  I know this is six years old but this info is for anyone who is currently having this issue.  You may not need to replace the battery at all as I thought I might have to.

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I've been on chat support for... 50 minutes now without a response from "Suresh". So I came here. The manuals for the C710 don't say what a blinking battery light mean. The Chromebook won't keep a charge no matter how long it's on AC power. As soon as it's unplugged from the wall, it dies. I'm trying to figure out if this is a battery issue, in which I can replace the battery, or a charging circuit problem, in which I'll need to get a new device probably. Anyone know or have better documentation?

A:C710 flashing battery light

If you still need help, shut down and remove the power. Find the tiny hole in the bottom  and gently press a paper clip into the hole until you feel it click. Plug in the power , boot up and see if it is charging. If this didn't work, you probably need to replace the battery.

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I acquired a used HP Compaq 8701w laptop a few months ago.
I recently noticed that the battery charge light doesn't come on. (I didn't notice this initially because I set it up as a desktop with exterior monitors and never unplugged it from the dock...I wanted to use it in my bedroom last night so I became aware of the issue then)

I ran a check on the battery and it tested good.

The software shows charge is 100% but when I unplug the laptop from the docking station it will not run off battery.

I tested the battery with HP Battery Check and it tested good.

I tried the following solution I found on HP forums:
shut down
pull battery
hold power for 30 seconds
plug into AC
power back up
re-insert battery
Didn't Work.
I tried an uninstall of the ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery driver with no change at reboot.

I also tried using a different battery that I know to be discharged and the software shows it at 0% so it's not my software incorrectly reading a full battery.

The charge indicator did not come on for either battery I put in.

Laptop runs fine off AC power plug


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A:HP Laptop won't run off battery/charge light not coming on

Hi kannmoore and welcome to TSG.

It looks like there's a problem inside the laptop. To check try charging a known working battery overnight.

If the above doesn't work can you power the laptop directly without using the Docking Station ? If you can try that as well to see if it makes any difference.
 

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I have a Gateway w730-k8x, running XP. I ran the battery down, then plugged in power cord, but got no action. Took battery out, still wouldn't turn on with power plugged in. Waited a day (traveling). Tried again and am getting only 5 seconds of flashing battery charge light then nothing. Again with battery out, no response. Any ideas?
 

A:Battery charge light flashes 5 seconds then nothing

I ordered a new power adapter. I'll see if that is the problem.
 

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I recently bought a new battery on Amazon for my IdeaPad z580.  It's a Lenovo branded battery, not a cheap generic one.  When I plug the battery into the laptop, it shows 69% charge, but indicates "Not Charging" even when the laptop is plugged in.  I also notice that on the front of the machnine, the battery LED fast flashes an orange color. If I use the older battery, it charges fine and no orange LED. Bad battery or I have I missed something?

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My S10-3t (new almost exactly a year ago) is not booting. Please note that when I got it I upgraded the RAM to 2gb and the Hard Drive to a 500gb drive that has not failed me. I am using Linux, and threw out all the backup stuff, so that is not an option. The problem is that the battery indicator light is flashing orange and white at the same time (a mix of both colors), and it does this when the battery is in and out. The AC adapter works fine, since the netbook is getting power from it when the battery is out. If you need more info then tell me and I will provide it. TL;DR: The computer does not boot and my battery indicator light is flashing two colors at the same time, no matter if the battery is in or not. The problem is not with the AC adapter. EDIT: Update below.

A:S10-3t Battery light flashing White and Orange

Well, it was like this for a week. Now, after I got home from a movie, it was on (power light and battery indicator were solid white), but the screen was not on. So I took it partially apart (to the point I can access the connection between the sceen and MB), and tried again. It worked. I have no Idea what happend, but any suggestions would help future people with a similar problem. 

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A few days ago, my significant other accidentally knocked over a small cup of iced tea onto my laptop. I was quick to dry the device off, but the device turned off on its own (with the fan running for about 3-5 minutes while the screen was black). I then quickly took off the bottom shell and disconnected the battery. From that point on, I waited 2 days before trying to use the laptop again. When I reinstalled the battery, the battery "light" keeps blinking (as opposed to its usual solid state or its graduate fade that it does when it is in rest mode). I've disconnected it and reconnected it several times, tried to plug it in and unplug it, etc. Still, the system will not turn back on. Does this sound like a battery issue, or is this indicative of a bigger issue?

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Hi, my Dell Inspiron 9400 is 6 years old, but I've never operated it on battery. Yet my battery light (right-most light on right hinge of screen) is flashing orange. How come?
 

A:Dell Computer battery light flashing

Time to replace your battery, even though you say you never used it, the battery is used to some extent each day and over time batteries will go bad. Getting six years of use on a battery is very good indeed.
 

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Hi! 
I have a Dell Inspiron 5758.  I've had it since October of 2015. I've never had a problem with the battery, I run it on AC power and battery pretty consistently. 
Just yesterday, I noticed that the battery indicator light was rapidly flashing orange and the laptop also powers down when I unplug the AC adapter. 
The battery icon says it's at 67% (plugged in, not charging). I ran a couple tests: 
1. Diagnostic test on Dell.com, under Product Support. Just gave me a warning icon for battery. 
2. Dell Power Manager says "Error" under battery health.
I was reading that sometimes a BIOS update can fix this? I'm just confused as I've owned a couple Dell computers in the past and have NEVER had this issue before. 
I run Adobe programs quite often, so I'm wondering if this performance could drain the battery life? 
Any insight is appreciated. 

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Hi Tshepo here can l please be assisted with the problem l have. My lenovo ideapad Z575 is just giving me an orange light when l try to switch it on and my charger is ok l dido test it including my battery with a multi tester. Can l please be assisted of what to do when a laptop is not switching on at all but just a sign of saying battery flat even when l do charge and still not going ON?

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When powered on charging light flashes yellow.
Battery does not charge and if battery removed the laptop shuts down.

At time this problem does not happen.

Moreover, when power cord is removed, battery charges for few moments and then yellow flashing light comes on and charging stops. When shutdown, the battery charges normal and 100% charged battery gives almost 4 hours time.

Can any one please guide about the problem. Is the problem in power adapter? or the battery? or the motherboard/hardware?

How to verify problem?

A:Satellite Pro L500: indicator flashing amber - battery doesn't charge

It seems that you already posted an thread about similar issue with your notebook some years ago.
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=63225

In first case it seems that your battery was the troublemaker.

You are talking about charging indicator. I?m not quite sure what LED should it be.
There are 5 LEDs - from left: DC IN / Power / Battery / HDD, ODD / Bridge Media Slot

The first DC IN indicator glows green when power is being correctly supplied form the AC adaptor. However, if the output voltage from AC adaptor is abnormal or if the computers power supply malfunctions, this LED will go out.

The second from left Power indicator glows green when the notebook is turned on. If you turn the notebook into the sleep mode, this indicator flashes amber.

The third battery indicator show the conditions of the batter charge. Green indicates the battery is fully charged, amber indicates the battery is charging and flashing amber indicates a low battery condition.

Question:
Are you able to power up the unit without the battery but using just a connected AC adaptor?
Usually this should be possible even if the battery isn?t inserted.

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The battery light on my Dell Inspiron 6000 is flashing orange/green in a pattern (orange-orange-orange/green). It is a fast-fast-fast/slow flashing. What does it mean. It also says my battery has 69% charge and is charging, but the percentage does not increase. Time for a new battery?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 6000 battery light is flashing

The battery status light means the battery is too Hot to charge, let it cool overnight, then try charging, if it does it again, then the battery needs replaced.

Page 64 of this PDF

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6000/en/om/D5181bk5.pdf

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I've been using my new Lenovo laptop for 2 weeks now and today it just shut off (screen went black, everything stopped running) suddenly and the battery light was flashing amber. I didn't want to panic too quickly so I just plugged in the battery and waited a while before I tried turning my laptop back on. When I managed to turn it back on, it asked me to wait while it was updating. I quickly googled about the flashing amber light and found people experiencing battery problems. This laptop is still very new so I'm not sure if it would apply to me. Anyway, it's the first time a laptop/computer has suddenly shut off to apparently do updates... So I'm wondering if I should look further into this or brush it off since my laptop is now again up and running.. My laptop is currently still charging, but before it shut off, I didn't see any notifications about running out of batteries.

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Hi I recently got a no battery detected message on my Dell Inspiron 17 5000 (5759)  also dell power manager lite started telling me "system will power down when ac adapter is unplugged" the battery charger light started flashing an orange light aswell but when I unplug the AC power the battery seems to work perfectly however the charging light still flashes orange I ran diagnostics from bios and other tools on dells website they all said that there is no problem.

A:No Battery Detected, Orange Flashing Charger Light ?

Hi DAVE23181,
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible?
Does the adapter charge the battery fine when connected?
Restart the system and press f2 key to enter BIOS - check the adapter status in BIOS with and without the adapter plugged in. Also, wiggle the adapter cable at the end and see if the status changes in BIOS at any point. Check the battery health in BIOS (if applicable).
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
Has the battery been replaced since you got the system or is it still the same battery that was shipped with the machine? 
It might be such that the battery might have reached the end of its rechargeable cycles, indicating the end of its durable life. I would suggest you to test with another battery and check.
You could contact our team to get a quote for a battery - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
Alternatively, order the battery here - http://bit.ly/2lKjitM
If the adapter port is loose, then replace the dc port - this is part you would need - http://bit.ly/2cLaDWJ
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Dell Vostro 1015, well out of warranty. Plug it in and get an immediate flash code on the battery light on the front of the laptop. Not even getting to POST. Alternating 1 blue and 4 amber quick flashes, followed by various blue flash patterns ( which I know makes no sense but I am failing to find a pattern ). Unable to find any useful docs, can anyone help?

A:Vostro 1015 flashing amber battery light

Hi Escatdell,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
Can you check if you can boot into Dell diagnostics <F12> and capture any error codes or messages?
Also,weI would suggest you to drain the residual power from the laptop:
* Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer.
* Remove the adapter and then the battery.
* Press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds.
* After draining the residual power, try reseating the memory and see if the system is able to boot.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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My battery light is flashing four times orange then once white.  It's showing "54% available (plugged in, not charging)".  When I remove the power supply the light keeps flashing and the computer enters power save mode like normal.
I thought my issue was with the batter so I bought a new one.  I switched them out and the battery light stays solid white and shows "63% available (plugged in, charging), but I left it for four hours and didn't charge at all.  And on this battery whenever I remove the power supply the computer immediately dies.
What is my issue and how do I fix it?

A:XPS L502X Battery light flashing orange/white

Hi THEMACKATTACK90,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please update the BIOS to the latest version from our Dell Support Site.
Check in BIOS if the adapter or battery is recognized.
Check if the light on the adapter stays on.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).

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Hi Tshepo here can l please be assisted with the problem l have. My lenovo ideapad Z575 is just giving me an orange light when l try to switch it on and my charger is ok l dido test it including my battery with a multi tester. Can l please be assisted of what to do when a laptop is not switching on at all but just a sign of saying battery flat even when l do charge and still not going ON?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi, my dell XPS 13 battery light is flashing 4 amber 1 white continuously. When I start up windows, i cannot charge the battery. Do you have any clue why this happened?

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Ever since the update I can no longer use my computer without the cord plugged in.  the battery is internal so it cannot be removed.  i had a new battery professionally installend but no change.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 92.8

whenever i plug mains charger into laptop, the battery charging light starts flashing white.what does this mean?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 91.6

my p500 just started flashing both power lights, and the red or orange charging light. the labtop also wont charge. anyone know what wrong with it? 

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My laptop has been distrubing since yesterday. Whenever I put in the power chord, the power light and battery light starts flashing together and the laptop does not charge. When I remove the chord, the flashing disapperas. Occassionally, it charges a little before going out again.  I tried using the laptop without the battery. It sometimes does not start and other times, it goes into the first few seconds of booting (the BIOS page) before going out again.  Do you guys know what this code indicates? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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hello, all... it is in yet another time of need that i turn to you ...my notebook (dell inspiron 1525, about 1 year old) started showing signs that its battery might be warn out - when it was not plugged in with its adapter, within a few minutes it would without warning go into sleep mode and upon trying to turn on, warn me that the battery was at a critical low...

now, today it had been on for a while in a summer-hot room and it was only when i tried to put it to sleep to ~reduce~ the burden on it, the battery light started flashing orange (the warning that your battery is in trouble, 4 times quick, 1 blue flash) and nothing - not turning it off, letting it cool, would make it stop
...it does come back on but i don't foolishly think it's going to last! the battery meter also says, instead of 100%, now 99% and will not go up... (my father's notebook battery meter is always stuck on ***74%*** even if allowed to charge, and it's been this way since turning it on for the first time... so i'm not sure what is causing that...)
the only time the orange light did go out was when i UNplugged the adapter but as soon as i plug it back in, that happens again ...and if i leave it unplugged for too long, the system will go to that critical low situation again and this time it won't be able to re-charge either. based on your experience and expertise, do you think the problem is most likely the battery (and/or the adapter cable? or the a/c connector port?) ne... Read more

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Greeting all... This afternoon one of the folks in my IT department did me a favor and installed a new battery in my IdeaPad P500 Touch.  Everything seems to be working well with sole exception that my backlit keyboard is no longer backlit, nor does it respond when I use Funtion+Spacebar. Is there another way to toggle turn the keyboard light on and off other than Function+Spacebar?  Does anyone know how I can fix it? Thanks!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 90.8

I just received my replacment AC adaptor. I put my battery back in and plugged the laptop in, but when i push the power button the battery indicator light flashes red four times. There are no lights on. Does this mean my battery is fried. Originally i thought the jack needed replaced, but the guy told me it was just my cord which Best Buy confirmed. So after getting the new cord i have this new problem. Usally there is a battery indicator light on when the battery is in and it is plugged in. I tryed taking out the battery, unplugging it and holding the power button down, but that didnt work. I also tryed it without the battery in. Is my battery just bad? Thanks for any help.

Thank you,
Dan
 

A:Solved: battery indicator light flashing red when power button on my laptop is pushed

Try plugging the laptop in and then push the power button. I have had the same thing happen to me when the laptop would only work when I had it plugged in. I had to replace the battery.
 

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this is my first Lenovo computer, I bougth it form a friend that was not using the laptop because he lost the charging cord and was lazy to buy a new one, I bought the laptop for 300 bucks, and managed to find an used cord for 20 bucks, the battery was dead when i pluged it in, but it did turn on when I pressed the power button and the battery charging indicator light was blinking, just as normal, the problem arrived when I discharged it enough that windows asked me to plug in the cord, when I did nothing happend (the computer did not recognize the cord on the task bar and the battery light was not blinking), I was worried thinking that the cord was not good (since it is the 90w version), but to my surprise, the battery porcentage was rising up, but the time remaining was not rising, but when it reached 100%, the time refreshed and all is normal now. the only thing is that when I disconnect the cord it jumps form 100% to 95% instantly.. What should I replace?

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Just received a new Dell battery for my laptop.  The battery icon starts out at 100% and time remaining at about 3. 5 hours left, then within 1 minute the time remaining levels off to about 2 hours left.  The battery showing time remaining is jumping up and down.  I am only using the computer for the internet.  No CD or DVD or gaming.  At best I get 1.5 hours out of a charge.  Is this normal?  Or did Dell send me a bad battery?

Sincerely,

Lou

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