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Incessant 4 orange and 1 green blinking lights on Dell Inspiron 8600

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by cookieeater, May 29, 2010.

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  1. cookieeater

    cookieeater Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. etaf

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    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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    cookieeater Thread Starter

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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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    user manual
    http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins8500/en/en.htm

     
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