Dell XPS 15 9550 4 orange blinks and 1 white blink

Jul 19, 2018
Hi there,

Yesterday, my computer (had the computer for 1.5yrs) started acting quite strange. After the fan began to pick up even for a little bit, the laptop automatically shuts down (ie playing overwatch for 10 min). Then this pattern of blinking lights occurs (4 orange, 1 white), and the computer tries to restart itself 5x without success. I have to manually turn it back on by pressing the power button again. My question is what do the blinking lights mean, and why does my fan kicking in kill my computer? I've done BIOS update, F12 troubleshoot, downgraded the intel thermal framework to A04, and I can't even reset my computer without the fans kicking in and shutting my computer down mid-reset.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Could be something is overheating or the fan could be going bad. Try monitoring the temps and see what they get to. If they are fine, then I would look into cleaning out the laptop of dust and debris. If that doesn't work, then try replacing the fan.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Y Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 4
J Laptop Tech Support 1
B Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 2
H Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
P Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 2
D Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 4
N Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
A Laptop Tech Support 1
H Laptop Tech Support 1
Y Laptop Tech Support 1
L Laptop Tech Support 3
Similar threads
Question laptop wont turn on ...mute light blinking with orange colour
Solved! Another charger and a new battery. Light still blinking Orange 4 times and White one time. Says plugged in - not charging.
Solved! HP blinking lights
Solved! My toshiba dynabook wont turn on orange light keep blinking
I just got a new a.c. adaptor for my acer laptop but the blue light just blinks while the orange light stays steady
My laptop is blinking orange while I kept it for charge.but it's not on
Rest my pavilion HP laptop not working but turn on button blinks when I put the charger in
dell laptop is not turning on. Blinking 1 time white and 2 time orange.
My Acer Aspire E 14 battery is not charging, it only blinks orange light
Dell Latitude E7470 blinks orange and white with A/C Adaptor Plugged or not.
hp elite2570p wont power up at all.power lcd indicate okey,bartery lcd indicates a white-orange blink patern but disk activity
Dell inspiron 5000 series orange light blinks 2 time white light blinks seven times. Laptop won't start. Checked Ram, and als
Blinking white and orange
orange light blink for 5-6 times and then turn to blue and then white, this process repeated while to charger but laptop won't
my dell vostro laptop is blinking orange and steady white light inspite of my original charger which i have been charging for
Dell laptop battery blinking orange and white steadily. the charger i use came with the laptop so it shouldn't be unsupported
when i charge my laptop it is blinking orange and white not charging
Dell Inspiron repeats 2 orange 5 white blinks
Toshiba Dynabook Kira won't turn on with blinking orange and white power light
(solved) laptop wont turn on white light (LED) on or blinking flashing orange LED