OK, so I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop, and while it’s not the world’s greatest piece of hardware, it gets the job done. Historically, my two biggest complaints are the weight (aka too f*cking heavy) and the battery life (aka too f*cking short). Arrrrrrrrr.
However… just today, the battery charge light started acting a bit funky. Normally, me mateys, when the battery is charging, the light is either solid green (charging from 0-80%) or a very slow blinking green (charging from 80-100%). If the laptop is unplugged, and the battery is below 10% charge, the light starts blinking orange. If the laptop is unplugged and the battery is above 10% charge, then there’s no light. Similarly, if the computer is running straight off of the AC adaptor and the battery is fully charged, there’s no light.
Today, however, I’m finding meself getting a cycle of four short orange flashes followed by a longer green flash, constantly repeated whenever the computer is on and the battery is in (or if the computer is off, but the battery is in and the AC adaptor is plugged in).
Obviously the pattern of lights means something, (probably something like “the circuitry in your battery is borked”) but what exactly is something? Arrrrrrrrr.
(Yes, I’ve tried Googling, and yes, I’ve tried Dell. No joy on either occasion.)
So, if you just happen be a Dell tech wandering by who knows what the answer to this mystery is, please, help!