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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:36 PM
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Help! Laptop battery problem!
I've got a Dell (don't lecture me, it usually works fine for what I need it). The battery light blinks green, then orange several times. It says that the battery is at 98%, but it won't run on battery power (turns off if I unplug the AC cord) and the battery's getting really warm very fast.

Help?!
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:37 PM
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1. Have you seen this...?
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:38 PM
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2. Crap
I know there were some recalled a little less than a year ago, but mine wasn't affected.
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:42 PM
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3. Okay
took the battery out, put it back in and restarted the computer. It seems to be working again, no more blinking. (I'd taken the battery out earlier today, and I don't remember if the problem had started before that)

I'll keep an eye out to see if mine's been recalled or not
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 07:58 PM
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4. Consider getting a new battery.
I had to get the one in my Toshiba replaced after about a year of use. They're not designed to be permanent.
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