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Dell Inspiron 630m - orange flashing battery led

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Nighthawk, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Guest

    When I leave my Dell Inspiron 630m on charge overnight, in the morning
    the battery led is flashing orange, which must mean something bad? The
    user manual doesn't help, apart from to suggest that the battery is
    low, which it isn't.

    The other strange thing is that it never charges up to 100% or even 90%
    after its been on charge overnight. It might get to say 60% and the
    green led is out showing that it isn't charging anymore. So I remove
    the charger plug and then re-connect it again, and this time it gets to
    say 70%. I can repeat that about 6 times and then it gets up to about
    95%. Its like the charger circuitry is on a timer, rather than staying
    on charge until its fully charged up. The laptop & battery are less
    than a year old and up to now its been used with the charger connected,
    rather than using the battery.

    Has anyone any answers please ?
    Nighthawk, Nov 27, 2006
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  2. You probably have a dead or nearly dead battery.

    When it gets to, say, 60%, if you unplug the AC (and leave it
    unplugged), for how long will the battery run the laptop?

    If you charge it to 60% (or whatever you can get to), let it sit
    (removed from the computer) for a couple of days and then reinsert it,
    with the laptop unplugged, for how long will it then run the laptop?
    Barry Watzman, Nov 27, 2006
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  3. It is highly possible that your battery is going to dead or it passed
    away even.
    kimiraikkonen, Nov 27, 2006
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