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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

Hi friends, I'm using Dell Studio 1558 and recently bought an original battery online and I dont know the authenticity of that battery. Also before changing the battery, I had a hard disk crash and changed a new hard disk.


Now at times, I'm getting amber and white light flashing. Its getting corrected if I restart the system.


Can anyone let me know the meaning of this flashing amber and white lighting?

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LSUFAN51
Rhenium

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

" recently bought an original battery online and I dont know the authenticity of that battery "

It's a possibility the flashing amber/white light means battery is low and isn't being charge. I like to suggest you check the status of the battery and AC adapter in the BIOS.

1. Power off computer, and then make sure AC adapter is connected to computer well

2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously, you should be in the BIOS screen.

Under the main screen, look for the AC adapter type. If the adapter says None or Unknown then it's an issue with the adapter. Suggest you replace AC adapter.

Under the Advanced screen, look for Battery Health, it should say "This Battery Is Performing Normally". If there's any other message, it could mean that the battery is faulty and needs replacement.

Note: If you indeed need replacement, please get a new genuine Dell battery that comparable with your system.

Studio 1558 Setup Guide - Page 88

LSUFAN51
Rhenium

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

A very similar problem in the link below.....

Studio Laptop 1558 Power light flashes Orange then White:

en.community.dell.com/.../19475018

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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

Thanks for your reply. I'll check these info at BIOS and will post it here.

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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

That link discusses about same light signal but for not working laptop. But mine is working as of now. So I like to make sure that I won't harm my laptop don't go faulty in near future.

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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

In BIOS screen, I can see the adapter Type as - 90 W

in advanced settings at BIOS, There is no BATTERY HEALTH information. Smiley Sad

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LSUFAN51
Rhenium

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

My apologies, I meant to say look under the Advanced tab, and then stroll down to Battery Health.

You can also check status of the battery on the Battery Meter app. Please right-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner of the taskbar, and then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options.

Question: What version of windows is on the system? Windows 10, windows 7 ?

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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

Friend, Thanks for your detailed information. I cant find the battery details in BIOS even scrolling down. Also I dont have Battery Meter software at task bar. As I said, I recently changed the hard disk and the OS was re-installed. I think many drivers are not updated yet.


Pls let me know where I can download the Battery Meter software?

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sakthi_ind2001
Phosphor

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

The OS is windows 7, 64 bit.

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LSUFAN51
Rhenium

RE: Amber and White light blinking. What is the meaning of that signal?

Please enter your service tag number (or use Auto- Detect Your Product) in the link below. After you enter tag number, click on Application, and then Dell Quickset.

www.dell.com/.../

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