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Latitude D600 beeps twice

Most times when I boot up it beeps twice and it will then give me a screen saying press F1 to continue. It then it boots, or I just get a blank black screen and I have to hold ctrl+alt+del for it to boot up.

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  • gmlcinc Jan 04, 2009

    I also have trouble with the network adapter. Sometimes when windows boots up it will tell me it has found new hardware and show that the Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3A Mini PCI Adapter needs installed. Usually the first time I start the pc for the day it will work fine, but after it gets warmed up if I restart it will come up saying that and I can't use the internet. I have tried reseating the memory, hard drive, and getting new drivers, but no change.

  • gmlcinc Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks for the input. I ran the tests as far as I could until it asked for the "dell drivers and whatever" disk, which I don't have. Also disassembled and cleaned it, this seemed to help.



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That may be because of a bad connection with the harddrive thats easy to fix you just take the harddrive out and blow the connecting surface clean then it should behave normaly agian:)

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  • Christoffer Petterson Jan 04, 2009

    that may be because of there is maybe lot's of dust in the in it,i think it may be smart to take covers over the keyboard of or some thing i`m not sure on dells laptops but you got to get the mother board revealed and clean out all the dust between the contacts, but bye, it like 7 in the morning here in Norway so good night my friend=)


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Sounds like you have a video card problem.

To run the Dell diagnostics perform the following steps:

  1. Shutdown the computer.

  2. Press and hold the <Fn> key (next to the <Ctrl> key), then press and release the power button.
    Release the <Fn> key when:
    • The keyboard lock symbol lights begin to flash AND/OR
    • In the upper left corner of the screen shows Diagnostic boot selected

  3. The diagnostics testing automatically begins.
    It may take a few minutes before any alert tones are heard.

  4. Watch the screen for images such as the Dell logo, progress bars,or lines of text and/or listen for beep tones that sound similar toMorse code.

  5. If the screen does show an image, write down the codes that appearon the screen. If the screen does not show an image, write down thebeep tones that you are hearing.
    • Before going further, please click the link to listen to an example of a beep code. Sample Beep Code
    • The beep codes will begin with a quick series of high pitched beep tones, then a pause, then 3 sets of beep codes.
      Write down the 3 sets of beep codes that you hear.

    • If an error code is recieved, scroll back to the top to "Choose an option"and choose "A beep code is heard or an error code is seen. The beep code is not 3-3-3 or 3-3-4."
    • If there is no error code, continue with step 7.

  6. After approximately 2 minutes the system produces a single alert tone and should display colored bars with the prompt Were color bars displayed? (y/n).
    The alert tone is repeated 6 times, once every five seconds for 30 seconds, then the second test automatically begins.
    Press the <N> key on the keyboard to skip the timeout and immediately start the second test.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • mercrls674 Jan 22, 2011

    i have a d800 with the same double beep problem, i got in the bios and discovered a section that says, enable this warning for an underpowered ac adapter. i disabled it, the beep went away and i replaced my ac adapter. fixed!!!!!!!



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