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Status indicators - ThinkPad 1400, 1500 (2621)

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status indicator view with lcd closed

The system LED status indicators on the computer show the current status of your computer by their on or off states and colors as indicated in the table below:

Index numberLED indicator LED indicator color LED indicator meaning
1Battery status
Green Enough battery power remains for operation.
Blinking orange The battery pack needs to be charged
Orange The battery pack is being charged.
2Standby mode
Green The computer is in standby mode
Blinking green
The computer is entering or resuming from hibernation mode.
3Drive in use
Orange Data is being read from or written to the hard disk, floppy drive, or data is being read from the CD-ROM drive. Do not enter standby mode or power off the computer when this indicator is on.
4Numeric lock
Green The numeric keypad on the keyboard is enabled. You enable or disable the keypad by pressing and holding the Shift key, and pressing the NumLk key. For details, see the User's Reference.
5Caps lock
Green Caps Lock mode is enabled. All alphabetic characters (A - Z) are entered in capital letters without the Shift key being pressed. You enable or disable the Caps Lock mode by pressing the Caps Lock key.
6Scroll lock
Green Scroll Lock mode is enabled. The Arrow keys can be used as screen-scroll function keys. The cursor cannot be moved with the Arrow keys. Not all application programs support this function. You enable or disable Scroll Lock mode by pressing the ScrLk key.
7Power on
Green The computer is operational. This indicator is
on when the computer is on.


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