- Jun 2, 2015
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Hello Lawrence~Here's the latest update. I just came in and found the orange and green light flashing again. The laptop was in sleep mode. Bringing it out of sleep and the flashing orange and green stops. But it will only be a matter of hours and it will be flashing again and remain flashing until I do what I've been doing before.
When you get time, you can guide me through how to check the health of the battery. Thank you again for your efforts and help.
Sorry for the delay in response.. I was busy/out of town for the weekend.
As far as the 'flashing Battery LED' from what I have been able to find out, upon some more research, is that the Flashing LED while in sleep/hibernation mode is usually normal, and the intermittent flashing after resuming from that mode is APPARENTLY just a 'leftover glitch' for some reason with NO DEFINITIVE solution OTHER THAN to TRY to contact ASUS (even if out of warranty) and they MAY be able to assist you. Other than that I'm kinda stumped myself as to WHY it actually happens and how to DEFINITIVELY prevent it. The only OTHER possibility that IS reported is the POTENTIAL of the battery 'over heating'.
The ONLY other things I COULD potentially suggest are 1) Check your power settings within windows and/or 2) avoid using the sleep/hibernate function.. since that is where it SEEMS like the issue is coming from. Other than those mentioned .. as I said it's got ME stumped and I'm pretty much out of ideas as to how to assist with that issue other than what I have already suggested in other posts .. my apologies.
As far as checking the health/condition of the battery using command prompt .. THAT I can assist with.
1) Do a search in Windows Start Menu for Command Prompt
2) Run Command Prompt AS ADMINISTRATOR
3) Type in or copy and paste the following at the prompt presented powercfg /batteryreport (not bolded just standard type and type it as is presented)
This will/should generate a report with a .html extension and it WILL tell you where it's located/saved to on your computer and what the name of the file is once the report is generated.
Look for that file, either in the exact location that it says where it is OR by searching for the file using Windows file search.
You WILL be able to look at that report with your browser of choice. There are links embedded within the report that you can click on to go from section to section and page to page within the report.
There is NO internet accessibility needed to view the report. I mention this due to the fact SOMETIMES people, erroneously, think that due to the fact of the .html extension it's a WEB-BASED report. It is NOT.
I WILL WARN .. this report IS, and CAN be a bit overwhelming at first if you have never looked at one before .. but it DOES give a LOT of information about the ACTUAL condition and many other aspects of the battery. If the forum allows you to upload it here or in private messages you can send it and I can also take a look at it... I would assume... and see if there is anything in there that MIGHT be of any concern... if it's the case as you mentioned you replaced the battery AND it's a KNOWN GOOD replacement battery there SHOULDN'T be much to worry about in the report.