Flashing Battery Light
August 15, 2006 11:47 AM Subscribe
Battery confusingness! Yesterday my Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop got caught in a loop of my bad programming. I finally got it stopped, but it had drained the battery. Plugging the charger in made the battery light start flashing...
posted by JonahBlack to computers & internet (9 answers total)
It flashes once green and then four oranges. Dell's website suggested that this meant that the battery was too overheated to charge. So I turned it off and let it sit, for 2 hours, still flashing, and then overnight, still flashing. The battery seems to charge fine, but it won't stop flashing. Everything else seems to be ok. Any clues what's wrong and how to fix it? (and no, my battery is not one of the ones being recalled for being prone to bursting into flames)