Battery light blinking

February 7, 2008 at 23:01:18
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP, Inspiron 9300, 1.73 GHz,

For the past couple of days, the battery light on my laptop has been blinking for no reason. It's not because the battery is charging because it's been doing this while the computer is plugged in (when not plugged in, the computer just automatically goes off because the battery life is all of about 0.000001 seconds).

I have no idea what's going on with that light - I notice no difference in the way my laptop functions now in comparison to how it was functioning before the light-blinking.

Any idea what this might mean? Is my computer dying on me or something?

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February 7, 2008 at 23:12:42

Time to get a new battery. When a battery quits taking a full charge or doesn't last the time it should then it is best to get a new one.

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February 8, 2008 at 15:48:02

Also a flashing amber battery light for most Dells is a failed battery.


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February 11, 2008 at 08:15:45

Thank you both for the information. I figured it was the battery going. But, for some odd reason, it has stopped and it acting normally again...I don't get it, but I'm glad to see that annoying blinking has ceased.

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March 2, 2008 at 20:35:30

This is also a sign of the battery that is or has been overheating. this is common on old or weak batteries. I would run the laptop with out the battery or replace it to keep from having a possible fire.

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