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Dell :: Latitude E6400 Battery LED Flashing


I have a Latitude E6400 running Windows 7.

Just booted up my machine: for some reason the battery LED light is flashing. The battery seems to be charging and if I take out the power chord, the computer keeps on running on battery power.

Update: when the battery completed charging, the battery LED just switched off.


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Returning the machine for a replacement was easy and fast. Dell sent me a UPS label via e-mail, which I had to print and put on the Dell box, and call UPS to come and pick it up.

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Packaging of the laptop was excellent. The box properly protected the machine, and the size is not excessively big where it wastes uselessly space, and not too small like some laptops that you buy in store, which fells like it was made from paper masher. Moreover, putting everything back in the box was very easy. The packaging could potentially lose a full mark as the accessory box is pretty much empty and could make the box smaller. However, considering that more accessories could be added onto the box, and that the box layout is designed for all or almost all Dell laptops, I can't deduct marks for that.
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Recently got a Latitude E6400 w/ 2.66Ghz, 4GB RAM, nvidia 160m, 250GB (7200rpm). The left Palm rest is often very hot to keep my hand on it. I even use Antec Laptop cooler pad.

Checking temperatures using speedfan, I have following temps when the left palm rest is hot:

GPU - 55-60C
HDD - 42C
Temp1: 37C
Core 0: 32C
Core 1: 38C

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