Dell latitude 520 orange power light flashing --what means?

Re: Dell Latitutde 520: I'm traveling, living in in the Virgin Islands for two months, as of 12/26/2011, and have no computer instructions or user guides with me. I'm a writer and must print out the manuscript I'm generating.

The orange light just started flashing. I have no technical expertise. What lies ahead? Will the pc fail completely? Will this endanger the stored files? How should I proceed?

There is a computer shop on this island, but I haven't visited it.

Knowledgeable information will be appreciated.
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  1. Hi

    assuming your PC will run on mains or you have access to the Internet elsewhere here is the link to the Dell User guide for your PC

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd520/en/ug_en/about.htm#wp1231843


    It seems you have a low battery ??
    recharge it


    ------------
    If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the light operates as follows:

    Solid green: The battery is charging.
    Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged.

    If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:

    Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
    Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
    Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
    -------------------------------------------

    regards
    Mike
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