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Old 09-18-09, 09:45
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Dell Inspiron E1705... the adapter seems to be working fine. I plug the laptop into the adapter and into the wall, everything works fine. Unplug the adapter from the wall or from the adapter cord... laptop immediately shuts off. While off, the battery light blinks green every 10 seconds or so. When I first plug the adapter in, the battery light on the laptop flashes green then flashes orange 3 times very quickly and then resumes it's flashing green light every 10 seconds. Any ideas?

I already checked Dells site for a recall on this specific battery number and it wasn't listed. I'm beginning to think it's just a matter or "dead battery"

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As of last night, sometimes it will reverse the orange green and flash orange 3 times and then green once. Previously it was flashing green 1 time and then 3 orange flashes...
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Default Re: Battery not charging...

It sounds like indication of dying battery. just to be sure remove it and clean up the contact points with a q-tip and Alcohol, but it seems very "self resolving".
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Default Re: Battery not charging...

Some info from Dell on the charging status and battery indicator -
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...n&toggle=false
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Well, looks like I'm due for a new battery. Any suggestions? I could only find NEW 6-cell LI batteries and REFURBISHED 9-cell LI batteries on Dell's site. Differences? Best?

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Check e-bay.
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what should I be looking for exactly? I know nothing about purchasing batteries separately like this... pretty straight-forward?
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