H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T
computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in Sleep
state—press the power button to exit Sleep state. If the light is off, press the
power button to turn on the computer.
For information on the Sleep power state, see "Power Management Modes"
on page 63.
H A R G E T H E B A T T E R Y
1 Reinstall the battery.
2 Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
3 Turn on the computer.
Battery operating time (the time the battery can hold a charge) decreases
over time. Depending on how often the battery is used and the conditions under
which it is used, you may need to purchase a new battery during the life of your
H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y S T A T U S L I G H T
or is a steady
computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes blue and
charge. Shut down the computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical
outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes
See "Contacting Dell" on page 203.
H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y T E M P E R A T U R E
(32°F), the computer will not start.
E S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T
testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
H E C K T H E
AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.
O N N E C T T H E C O M P U T E R D I R E C T L Y T O A N E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T
protection devices, power strips, and extension cables to verify that the
computer turns on.
L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E
halogen lamps, or other appliances.
When the power light is lit or blinking, the
The battery charge may be depleted.
, the battery charge is low or depleted. Connect the
Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the
A D A P T E R
If the battery status light flashes
, the battery is too hot to
, the battery may be defective.
If the battery temperature is below 0°C
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by
Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights,