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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Its a certified refurb; it has everything i want at a great price:
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6) After time (6-12 months), does the display start to wobble when open?
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7) Is the audio bad?
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8) Is there anything else I should know?
If there's anything else that I need to know, I'd love to hear it.
Sorry for so many questions, but this will be a big purchase.
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