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Flashing orange battery light Q...

by Syrinx77 / May 16, 2010 1:35 AM PDT

So does that mean I need a new battery?

I'm seeing the battery light flash even though it's plugged in & the battery power indicates 99%.
It *is* about 2 years old, but I just wanna be sure that's the problem before I go & order a new battery. Thanks!

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Only what I know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2010 2:33 AM PDT

The common dell battery is a 300 cycle unit so 2 years is not bad if one used the battery a lot. Your post told so little such as "My battery powers my machine for 10 minutes."

There are all of 3 parts to this battery system. 1. The battery (yes I know) 2. The AC adapter. 3. The motherboard which holds the chips for power control.

If you can't find any "battery calibration" system for your Dell (I did not go look for you) then it is very likely but never assured that a battery will fix this. But the battery is old enough to need replacement.

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The problem with ebay is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 12:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Only what I know.

Well known. Just no name units with no liability insurance. That is, if your laptop catches fire and you have some no name battery the insurance could write you off.

This issue is well worn and why for this part I can only suggest the maker for the batteries.

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Flashing orange battery light Q...
by greenoro0 / May 27, 2010 12:16 AM PDT

I think, you just try to, it will helps you.....

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