How to disable blinking battery light in Dell Inspiron 6000

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
My 5 year old Inspiron 6000's battery was dead a while ago. Is there a way to stop that annoying orange LED (change battery) light from blinking? It blinks even if the laptop is turned off.

Any comments would be highly appreciated.

Question by:proglover
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    by:Dr. Klahn
    The charging circuitry is hardwired and operates independently of the computer running.  You could open the case and cut one lead to the LED, but that seems a bit severe.  
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    Remove the battery, since it does not charge anyway. You can operate your laptop using just the ac adapter
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    the most recommended way to stop the blinking light is putting in a new battery
    you can also cut the led -  that also stops it
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    A small piece of black electrical tape over the LED is simple and reversible, or black felt-tip pen over the LED lens will at least reduce the annoyance. We've got some HP PCs which have particularly bright blue HDD access LEDs, which are strobe-like and potentially capable of inducing epileptic fits!! We just blank them out with tape!


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    Thanks so much for your response, guys!

    Your comments are much appreciated..

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