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my old bf500bb is booting me off my computer and light are blinking

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my old bf500bb is booting me off my computer and light are blinking

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


i have a problem

my old apc bf500bb is buzzing at me and blinking light-- it going from green power to yellow battery-- a lot of the time-- for what reason i do not know-- main power seem to be ok-- noting else is noticeing any problem--- also the bf500bb is shuting me down my computer that is with out any notice-- just boom and it shut down-- there suppose tobe a battery backup-- but some time it does not work-- likw to nite it shut me down and i had to try a few time to get back-- finally i unplug computer and plug it in to main power-- just so i can write this note-- it does have oftern but i have notice esp at nite the clicking sound of it going from power to battery and back again-- it most annoying herad that for a long time back and to--- so what give-- does that mean my b ackup is going to die on me some thme soon--- but this thing had been going it for a while now-- then it stop--- no reason that i can fique out as to why


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Re: my old bf500bb is booting me off my computer and light are blinking

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


it does not happen to often but when it does it keep on click off and on--most annoying esp when trying to sleep-- it happen both time when computer is on and off--- so i gluess it has to do with power- but funny thing is when power blink-- my clock most time will blink to but it does not--

and why battery does not come on when power is low-- no idea-- i have had battery come on and run computer-- but more chance then not after it start blinking off and on-- my computer just power down- and i have a hard time get it to start again -- as it try then boom it boot down-- like there no power--- and no the battery in my backup is still the same one that came with ups bf500

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Re: my old bf500bb is booting me off my computer and light are blinking

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


Sounds like you're having a bit of dirty power at night for some reason. That'll cause the unit switch to battery and back to online if it keeps varying between good and slightly bad. The UPS is just doing it's job to filter the power.

I'd maybe try the UPS in a different outlet for the night and see if it just relates to that.

Also, your computer dropping is probably just due to your battery being weak after so many "on battery" instances. However, if you've never changed the battery, it may be time to do so as that model is relatively old.

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Re: my old bf500bb is booting me off my computer and light are blinking

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2008


it does not happen to often but when it does it keep on click off and on--most annoying esp when trying to sleep-- it happen both time when computer is on and off--- so i gluess it has to do with power- but funny thing is when power blink-- my clock most time will blink to but it does not--

and why battery does not come on when power is low-- no idea-- i have had battery come on and run computer-- but more chance then not after it start blinking off and on-- my computer just power down- and i have a hard time get it to start again -- as it try then boom it boot down-- like there no power--- and no the battery in my backup is still the same one that came with ups bf500

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Message was edited by: dirtfarmer