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29-May-2010, 06:07 AM #1
Incessant 4 orange and 1 green blinking lights on Dell Inspiron 8600
Hi, I'm new to the forums so I'm not sure if this is in the right section but on my old Dell Inspiron 8600 the battey led light keeps flashing orange 4 times followed by a green light. I've read that this is caused by a faulty battery cell. However, since this model is so old it would be a waste of money to buy a new battery. Is there a way to fix it so that this doesn't happen without buying a new battery or taking the battery out of the laptop? Is there a registry fix or what not that will sort out this problem or will I have to shove my battery in the fridge (an answer to someone else's post on another forum)? Thanks
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29-May-2010, 06:15 AM #2
do you use it with the battery portable - or always plugged in ?
does it work without the battery installed - some machines will and some wont

as you say may not be worth replacing - certainly not, if always plugged in
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I normally use it with the AC adaptor although I take it out when I need to walk over to the printer. In regards to the other question, yes it works regardless of whether the battery is plugged in or not.
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29-May-2010, 12:45 PM #4
user manual
http://support.euro.dell.com/support...8500/en/en.htm

Quote:
CHECK THE BATTERY STATUS LIGHT — If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady orange the
battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Turn off the computer
(see page 26), disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer
cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 100).
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