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TroyJ1972
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What do the flashing lights mean on the front of the Dell XPS 8700?

This is going to sound stupid/crazy/dumb/etc...but tonight, for the first time, I noticed a flashing white light on the front panel of my Dell XPS 8700...the light is next to the "Mini/MMC SD/RS/SDXC' slot...doesn't appear to have anything to do with putting an SD in. The light is sporadic, sometimes quickly flashing and then nothing..other times multiple flashes. My computer appears to be working fine.

I have searched all over the Dell site and can't find anything...I know on my laptop I have a flashing light next to the battery light..I have always assumed that is the processing light.

I feel like this something I should know; I just want to make sure that it is a normal thing.

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RE: What do the flashing lights mean on the front of the Dell XPS 8700?

Hi Troyj1972

Thanks for writing to us. 

Do you see a cylindrical icon beside the light, it indicates the hard drive. 

Which means there is a continuous access of data on the system which is indicated by the hard drive activity light. Even if you haven open any programs the HD activity will still blink as the windows is using few backend programs , drivers etc. 

The system is working normal, nothing to worry about. 

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