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Laptop's Power Indicator Is Blinking


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#1 gneb

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:07 PM

i'm using a Dell Inspiron|1200 laptop. i'm using the AC power most of the time since i think my battery is not working properly. maybe i overcharged it before coz sometimes i forget to unplug it eventhough the laptop is off. is it possible to overcharge? and i'm also thinking that way because if the computer is running on batteries, after just 3 minutes, it's hibernating already. and i think the battery doesn't charge anymore. my main concern is the battery indicator beside the power indicator is constantly bleeping. i don't know why, it's using AC power so it shouldn't be doing that, right? i'm scared that it might blow up!

..it's the BATTERY INDICATOR that's blinking, not the power indicator as i said so as my topic

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:40 AM

How old is the laptop? Its nearly impossible to over charge a laptop battery, Leaving it plugged in all the time with the battery in will shorten the battery's life but not significantly. Battery's do get old and wear out though, and some sooner than others.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:06 PM

Direct download link to the owner's manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst.../om/D88330a.pdf

Page 14 states that the light flashes when the battery charge is low. Since it's plugged in when it's doing this, I'd suspect that the battery is dead. You can verify this by removing the battery while leaving the AC power plugged in - if the light goes out then, it's very likely that the battery is dead.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 08:42 PM

the loptop i think was bought 2005. and yeah, usasma, you're right. the battery's dead. but i can't afford to buy a new one yet. is it safe to just ignore the blinking of the indicator since i can't do anything? i don't want to take out the battery while it's plug, i'm scared that it might do some damage on the system.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:52 AM

Shut it down, remove the battery, then start it back up again - that should rid you of the blinking light.
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