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XPS 13 9343 battery, amber/white flashes


Hello,   i have replaced old swollen battery in my xps 13 9343 with new one from ebay.

Everything is working generally fine, except that I am getting occasional 4 amber/1 white flashes. It happenes when battery is fully charged, and after flashes charging light stays on (white) for a while (few minutes). OS reports at that time that battery is not charging, but this is inconsistent with the light status.

I saw other people posting about it but I have not seen any solutions. I will appreciate comments.

Many thanks,




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Re: XPS 13 9343 battery, amber/white flashes

This forum post might help. Just wondering though, is the battery you purchased a genuine Dell battery? If not that could be the problem.

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Re: XPS 13 9343 battery, amber/white flashes


Thank you JOcean. I have non-Dell battery from ebay. Somehow it is recognized as Dell battery.

I saw the other thread as well

Apart from very rare amber/white falshes, the battery charges ok, fully and in reasonable time, and all works fine, with decent time on battery (~5 hours). The battery report shows actually that battery design capacity is 56Wh, and actual full charge is at 58.3W.


  native-path:          BAT0
  vendor:               SMP
  model:                DELL RWT1R43
  serial:               46353
  power supply:         yes
  updated:              Sun 01 Dec 2019 08:51:14 PM JST (0 seconds ago)
  has history:          yes
  has statistics:       yes
    present:             yes
    rechargeable:        yes
    state:               fully-charged
    warning-level:       none
    energy:              58.3528 Wh
    energy-empty:        0 Wh
    energy-full:         58.3528 Wh
    energy-full-design:  56.0044 Wh
    energy-rate:         1.4136 W
    voltage:             8.762 V
    percentage:          100%
    capacity:            100%
    technology:          lithium-ion
    icon-name:          'battery-full-charged-symbolic'


I saw your comment that amber flashes indicate "bad battery". I wonder in what sense. Would you any more information on that?



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