Dell XPS 9570 amber/orange light blinking
I’ve had the Dell XPS 9570 for almost 4 years and recently the indicator light started continuously blinking amber/orange.
A lot of the search results pointed at the battery. In my case, that couldn’t have been it because I changed it only recently.
If the laptop is turned off, it takes a few tries to turn it back on.
During one of those tries I noticed that the hardware clock had reset. That leads me to strongly believe that it’s the CMOS battery that’s dead. That also fits because they typically last 4-5 years, so it’s just on time.
I haven’t had the chance to replace it yet, but if you have this issue it might be worthwhile trying that.
The battery is just a normal CR2023. So that was not correct even though the manual said it was. It’s a wrapped one that you have to buy but seems relatively standard. So, this remains unproven.
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