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Dell latitude d600

My D600 will turn on, but only the power light and caps, number locks will turn on, then it will turn off. I would do this several times and then it would start to boot. It will do the boot up but only go halfway and it will either freeze or turn off. I ran a diagnostic on it, read it in one of these concern pages. It gave me a FAILED TEST. it says."START DST SHORT TEST"
CODE: 1000 0146. what does this mean.

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  • angel rodriguez Oct 31, 2008

    THANKS GUYS. VERY HELPFUL.

  • kellyandrobc Feb 23, 2009

    I have a Dell Latitude 600 laptop. I received a blue screen error message. I ran diagnostics and got DST Short Status Test Failed Error Code 1000-0143

    Msg: Unit 0 : DRives SMART read command failed

    When I continued testing I got a gray box with NO Diagnostiac Utility Partion found.

    I do not have windows cd to repair. I do have a disk with drivers for my dell desktop. WHat can I do?

  • angel rodriguez Feb 28, 2009

    I was finally able to purchase a hard drive for my D600 and still having the same problem. Press the power button and all the lights will come on and then it turns off after 4 sec. no screen or fan coming on.

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The “DST SHORT TEST” is a hard drive diagnostic test. Apparently your hard drive needs to be replaced. For more info on this type of error go to:
http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=START+DST+SHORT+TEST&cat=sup&x=9&y=9





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Greetings AROD718,

This error message is telling you that your hard-drive is nearing OR has already failed.

I would contact a buddy or go somewhere local to get Data recovery ASAP or if that is not important to you start shopping for a new hard-drive.

Hard drives are not very expensive and are simple to install, if you need further assistance please reply back!


Good luck,

Shawn

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