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What does flashing amber charging light mean?

My Armada M700 runs down the battery in my Armada Station. The amber battery light on the laptop flashes slowly. If I charge the battery full on the ac adapter, it will then for run some time in the Armada Station. Is there a fix for this problem?
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Re: What does flashing amber charging light mean?

Flashing Amber usually means low battery.

There are several software patches which can have an effect on battery usage:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Armada/us/family/model/1009.html?lang=en&cc=us

Look for Compaq Power Management
Systems Enhancement Disk,
Compaq Notebooks Battery Test Utility
Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet
and maybe the BIOS.

You can run it without a battery.

Ron

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Re: What does flashing amber charging light mean?

>You can run it without a battery.

The computer actually dies when the battery gets too low, and this is while it its docked. The dock greenlight is on, amber laptop light flashing.
I have re-installed the software paqs, including dock. Its dropped dead now several times. I think the problem is with the Armada Station. Problem is same with both another battery as well as another M700 laptop.
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