I installed a new hard drive on my Latitude d610, and now I am having problems turning it on. Sometimes I have to push the on botton several times before I can get it to start, once it's on I have no problems with it. It's fustrating because I'm not sure if it needs a new switch or maybe something got mix up when I installed the new hard drive.
The Old Hard drive was Hitachi Travelstar Model # HTS548080M9AT00
The New Hard Drive is a Hitachi Model# HTS541616J94T00
I hope this helps.
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Re: Having trouble turning on my laptop
Installing a new hard drive has nothing to do with the power switch. It may have become dirty or worn, but I would recommend that you hold it in just a little while when turning it on. That should work. If, as you say, everything works once it's on, then your hard drive installation is not at fault. If the problem gets worse and the computer finally doesn't start at all, then perhaps you have a problem with the switch and you'll have to deal with that--many times this means a new motherboard (unfortunately).
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First you have to make sure you bought the right kind of hard drive (IDE or SATA) to make the installation and connection easier. IDE drives have a set of prongs or pins that stick out. SATA is the later type and does not have prongs or pins sticking out. You just turn the laptop over and remove the cover where the hard drive will be housed. Usually it will have an icon of 3 circular discs on it. Most laptops will also require a Caddy that the drive sits in before it goes into the laptop. And some might require a interface.
I suggest you look on ebay and see if your computer's make and model requires a hard drive caddy or interface.
In the search box just type your computer's make and model followed by hard drive caddy. Example: Dell Latitude D610 Hard Drive Caddy
In the search box type this is see if it requires an interface: Example: Dell Latitude D610 Hard Drive Interface
If you're having problems with your drivers, you should have a program called "Dell Quickset" or something similiar from Dell that should be pre-installed and it can do scans on your system to see what could be wrong and/or see what you might need.
you can download this to see if it is getting really hot first. http://www.diefer.de/software/i8kfangui31.exe
after you install it you can go into the settings and turn on the monitors for the cpu, gpu, ram, and sometimes the hard drive. you can turn on the fan monitors too to make sure they are working. you can control the fans as well. i use it on all my dell laptops. it its not freezing becuse of overheating then it might be the hard drive or you might need to reinstall windows
You may be using the wrong USB port for the device. Try disconnecting the USB device, restart the unit and use the rear USB port. It sounds like you are having a conflict with one of your devices. example: using two mouse, USB2 device, running on a USB1 supported port, external Hard disk or drive setting not configured correct. If you are still having problems, check the BIOS setting and reset to default. Save and restart unit. Next, check your device manager for flags. If you see anything outstanding, remove it and reboot. Once completed, try the USB port and see if your device is usable.
Next time you may want to list the device and your operating system used, to help the tech understand your problems.
Hope this helps you.
The power button is simply a push stick to the circuit board underneath. Remove the bezel by prising it up on the right hand side. You can then press the button underneath to determine if the problem is with the bezel or the circuit board. Usually the problem is that the bezel button is broken or has lost is springyness. A new bezel can be purchased on Ebay for around £5.
hi there, you Dell Latitude D610 can support large hard drives from 100gigs up to 250gigs ... but i very much think this is the limitation of your system bios if u are looking to go higer ... u might need to upgrade your system bios.....