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Blinking charging light X1603Z Notebook

Star II

Hello, a first post on here.

Recently acquired an X1603Z Notebook and noticed when powered on the white charging LED is repeatedly blinking in a pattern of 4 blinks in approx 8 seconds followed by off for approx 4 seconds.

Research on the internet has led me to the BIOS and a setting called VMD setup mode. Currently it is set to Disabled and I get the blinking pattern, even when in the BIOS. If I set it to Enabled and save and exit the notebook restarts but I get a blue screen: Inaccessible_boot_device,  but no blinking pattern.

I'll probably just live with the blinking but wondered if there was a solution to stop it.

I have no idea if it would be beneficial to have the VMD thing enabled but obviously I can't do that.

There is a BIOS update available (803 to 804) but always slightly worried about doing those updates unless I know a particular issue I have warrants it.

Anybody any thoughts or have similar experience?




Have responded to your message.

After some further googling about this issue I am fairly sure that the solution would require reinstalling Windows 11 with VMD already enabled. However, for general usage I don't think I need it enabled, just a shame it causes the blinking LED error. 

Here's a link to someone with the same issue (also Asus laptop) although he doesn't mention a blinking LED, but  possibly didn't notice it. Link

I don't want to waste your or my time on this unless you think it will be of some real benefit to the Asus community in general. For the general laptop user, I don't think performance is affected.

If you think it is worth pursuing then I'm still happy to continue but from what I can see the final solution might well end up as reinstall windows (VMD option enabled) or live with a blinking LED (VMD option disabled).

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Have responded to your message.

Btw For anyone following  this thread I'm not sure when I said in my previous post "reinstall windows (VMD option enabled) or live with a blinking LED (VMD option disabled)"  that the bracketed statement about VMD option is correct when reinstalling Windows. This is because I haven't myself tried reinstalling Windows and  looking at other threads on the internet leaves me with some confusion.

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