Monitoring battery power
AC power light/Battery light
(Sample Illustration) Power and battery light locations
Determining remaining battery power
Move the pointer over the power icon in the notification area,
"Finding your way around the desktop" on page 88
more information on the notification area. A pop-up message
displays the remaining battery power as a percentage.
With repeated discharges and recharges, the battery's
capacity gradually decreases. A frequently used older
battery does not power the computer for as long as a new
battery, even when both are fully charged.
HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light
)/power light (
When the power light or power button light flashes
amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using
operating system Sleep command).
Wait a few moments after turning on the computer before
trying to monitor the remaining battery power. The
computer needs this time to check the battery's
remaining capacity and perform its calculations.
), and the power button light.
System indicator lights
Wireless indicator light