Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) blinking battery LED

By ToFuMaN
Apr 6, 2011
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  1. Hi there. This is my first post on TechSpot. Greetings.

    I have purchased an Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) less than two weeks ago. After finally getting the netbook to work with my college's wireless network by uninstalling excessive pre-installed software, I have encountered a new problem - an orange blinking battery LED. I've searched up a bit on the Internet, and found that older versions of Aspire One have similar problems. The older versions seem to revolve around a faulty BIOS (BIOS update), a battery refusing to be charged (special steps involving removing/replugging the battery), or a dead battery.

    Is there a way to confirm the exact problem?

    Thing I've tried:
    - removing the A/C and the battery and holding the power button for 10 seconds

    Additional information:
    - BIOS version is 3.11, while the latest BIOS is 3.13
    - the orange blinking battery LED only starts to blink when A/C is plugged in
    - A/C works fine, and battery works fine by itself
    - battery is getting charged (I think; 20% battery left, went to sleep, woke up to an orange blinking battery LED, but battery is at 100%)
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,667   +281

    If it's only two weeks or so old, is there a reason you can't take it back and have it exchanged or repaired free under warranty?
  3. ToFuMaN

    ToFuMaN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Somehow I never thought of that. *smack head*

    Weird thing is that the blinking is gone now. Dunno what I did.

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