If your Dell notebook battery flashes four orange one green, there might be a problem with your battery. This happened to my Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook and it’s quite annoying because of the constant orange flashes. The battery life was also shorten and doesn’t last longer than an hour. I was worried if it will just blow up my notebook as it gets hot sometimes. photo credit: playerx
The biggest problem is that the warranty with Dell just ended about two months ago, so I was two months late. If only the battery had problems earlier, I could get a replacement. Anyway, no use complaining, I tried to find a solution!
After hours of researching on the net, couldnt find much help. Some just concluded that the batterry is dead and to purchase a new replacement. But there is one advice in a forum, which is to put the battery in the freezer.
What the heck! Gave it a try.
I went ahead to remove the battery from the notebook and wrapped it with several layers of newspapers and placed it in a plastic bag. The battery was left in the freezer for one whole day.
After removing the battery from the freezer, I didn’t put it in the notebook right away as it was too cold. Had to leave it out a while so it’s room temperature again. Once that’s done, the moment of truth. I placed the battery in my notebook and turned it on.
To my surprise. the initial flashes of four orange one green were gone. The battery returned to normal and could stay charged for two half hours. I was one happy person.
However, this only lasted for 2 months. One fine day the nasty flashes came back and again my battery couldn’t last more than an hour. So I quickly tried the trick again, put it in the freezer. But this time, it didn’t work any more. So the trick worked for me only once. Shucks.
Anyway, if you encounter the same problem, you might wanna try this trick at your own risk. I cannot be held liable if anything goes wrong yea! Hope it helps!