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Dell Inspiron 600m - Disable flashing orange LED (dead battery indicator) #

The Dell Inspiron 600m has a row of display lights just under the LCD panel. From left to right they are: power, hard drive activity, battery, and Bluetooth. When the battery no longer holds a charge, its LED blinks orange four times and then green once. Removing the battery altogether stops the blinking, but then the laptop wobbles as one of its four feet is on the battery. I was able to "disable" the orange flashing by removing the center control cover and covering the tiny LED on the motherboard with electrical tape. Of course, if your battery light is flashing, you should contact Dell immediately since it might explode anytime.

/windows | May 12, 2009

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