Did anyone find the answer to the battery light flashing four quick orange/amber and one long green? And, again, why doesn't Dell offer this answer in a knowledge base, especially since it doesn't honor its lifetime tech support!
This problem happens regularly on my 4500 laptop. I am using a Dell battery.
The problem happens when I take my usually-docked laptop out of the dock, and then plug it in the next day. I usually see a repeating series of quick flashes: blue, orange, orange, orange, blue (steady for a second), repeat.
I resolve it by removing and reinstalling the battery, making sure it fits snugly.
There must be something sensitive with the multi-conductor connector between the battery and the laptop. It is a larger battery that extends past the back of the laptop about one inch. Perhaps this extension is putting stress on the connection when the laptop is carried around.
I have a Latitude C640. I am getting 4 amber and then green. It repeats whether it plugged into the wall or running on battery. When I take the battery out and push the button light 1, 3 and 5 light up. If I hold the button down the same 3 light up then ALL 5 light up. Does this mean the battery is shot? Or do I need to condition the battery?
Even if the battery indicator shows 100% charged? I ordered a new battery, but a friend said it could be the "charging circuit" What does that mean? I have a 1545 and I came into my office and on the power light I got 4 orange flashes and one white and then repeated. Dell tech support (in India) said "battery dead" and sold me a new one. If it is the pc I will be pissed. As it stands I was on the phone 3 hours and got transferred 8x before I pitched a bitch. They are now rushing me a battery due in 2 days from now, but if I get the same thing, I will stop payment on my AMEX for BOTH the incorrect $59 troubleshoot charge and the $147 battery and go buy another Toshiba (which I have had NO issues with for nearly 5 years!) The Dell came from Costco and I guess it may have sat for God knows how long; we will see if the new battery resolves the issue.
LIPO batteries Will die whether used or not. Storage at 50% power extends their life if its a cool dry place.
Hi, I have the same issues discussed here. The only common thing was the light started flashing 4 amber 1 green after XP SP3 update. Go figure. Think back did this all occur after microsoft updates. Good luck.
It just started happening on my Dell Inspiron with the original battery, even when it was plugged in. Happens when I have been on a while, but it is still random.
I don't think it is the battery, what laptop are you using?
My Studio laptop battery is flashing 4 amber and 1 green. I have always kept it plugged in up until a few days ago I thought it was plugged in when it actually wasnt. The battery drained and then the lights started flashing. I have had the computer for about 1 1/2 years and never used battery power always plugged in. Was that a bad thing to do? Is my battery toast? The laptop works fine if it stays plugged in. Can anyone help me out here with an answer or fix. Thank you!
Bad battery charging issue 4 blinks won't charge was able to run for an hour on a charge just before failuar Dell has been building laptops for years with this problem on purpose to stick it to their customer so they have to buy a propritary Dell low quality battery. I have called I have chatted I have surfed the web & read manuals all I see are massive complaints & no honest answers. Only maybe you should buy a new mother board for more that the computer is worth or spend large amounts of money on another low quality dell battery. maybe maybe maybe from Dell. $1800.00 down the toilet Thanks Dell!