LED above F3 key

The LED above F3 key is always glowing. What is it indicating, and how can I turn it off?

Affordable-Laptop 24-11-18, 1:53 p.m. Manoj



There are 3 Blue LEDs near F3-F4 keys.

  1. Above F3 Key is Power LED(LED ON when the laptop is turned ON)
  2. Next key on the right is Caps lock key(LED ON -> Caps lock ON)
  3. Next key on the right is Num pad key(LED ON -> Num pad ON, which means the keys J, K, L, M etc will now work as number keys)

The leftmost RED LED is for charging (LED ON -> Charing in progress).

I'm afraid the Power LED above F3 cannot be turned off.

24-11-18, 5:39 p.m. Srikant


If RED LED is for charging why it keep on blinking when my battery is 100% and it is not on charging ?

02-12-18, 12:01 p.m. Kishan

I have noticed this issue in past, but couldn't reproduce it anymore.

Try updating your Kernel. See the update-4 instructions in the given link https://ld.iitb.ac.in/?q=Software%20Updates
The kernel update may have fixed it for me. 

02-12-18, 3:33 p.m. Srikant

for me its not working even after kernel update

02-12-18, 5:26 p.m. Kishan

Could you please help me with the steps to reproduce at my end? 

I tried 100% charge method you mentioned, but I didn't get the blinking LED. 

02-12-18, 8:12 p.m. Srikant

In my case it blink almost every time I boot-up, because of that reason only i thought it is some what connected to cpu usage. But your explanation about RED LED left me thinking about what it really indicates

02-12-18, 10:21 p.m. Kishan

Anyway, I created a ticket for this https://gitlab.com/iitb-rdp-linux-laptop/iitb-laptop-updates/issues/14

05-12-18, 7:53 p.m. Srikant

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