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Latitude D620 Flashing battery indicator

  • Hello all...

     

    We have multiple Latitude D620's here in the office that have flashing battery indicator lights (the light is on the laptop, not the battery) - the light flashes amber 4 times, then goes back to green and repeats.  Normally we'd think that there's some kind of problem w/the charge but when we undock the laptop (from the Dell docking station that came with the computer) we can still work on the computer for hours w/o a problem.  The systems that this happens with including my own are most typically in the 6-12 month range when the symptom first appears.

     

    Is there a known issue with the D620's and the battery charge indicator?  Is there some other problem we should be aware of?

     

    Thanks much in advance...

     

    PhoenixUser 

  • Mine doesn't do that...two possibilities: battery and power supply.

     

    Does every single D620 do that? What if you connect the laptop directly to the power adapter?

     

    Dell Latitude D620, Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400.4 HDD, 64MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 110M, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG, DVD±RW, Windows Vista Ultimate w/ SP1

  • This could mean that the battery is dying or it's too hot to charge up