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battery charge state light

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by toondw, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. toondw

    toondw Notebook Consultant

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    Got my new M14x, lovely, works well and put together well.

    I have noticed the battery charge indicator on the bottom does not work, i'm not concerned as i can see how much charge is present when i have it turned on but i'm curious.....Has it not been activated or is there a software fix?

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  2. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

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    You might want t press it harder, for mine I have to press it very hard, sometime I felt like I might break it, lol.
     
  3. Marcymaru

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    What do you have to press exactly? I can't find any button... O_O
     
  4. soulhacker

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    turn the laptop over and directly above the fan there is a little slit with a picture of a battery and 5 squares which should light up when you press the the little slit, indicating how much battery remains
     
  5. toondw

    toondw Notebook Consultant

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    Crikey! Your right, you have to press really hard! It works!

    Cheers
     
  6. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

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    You're welcome! :)
     
  7. niko2021

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    Yeah the light is actually on the battery itself. If you unscrew the bottom, you'll see the button and lights on the battery, pretty neat design.
     
  8. Marcymaru

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    Found it, thanks!!! :)
     
  9. kimjonathanh

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    Thanks! This helped me too! :D
     
  10. eats7

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    i just put a small piece of duct tape on the inside of the backplate, over the button, so now i dont have to press as hard. works well.
     
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