Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My laptop won't turn on. This is with a fully charged battery and/or the power adaptor. When I press the power button all of the lights (3) come on as do the lights on the right hand side (3 if I'm using the power adaptor) but they only remain on for about 3 seconds. The hard drive doesn't seem to be booting up nor does the fan turn on.
I have more of a suspicion of the CPU fan than the hard drive, right now. If a hard drive goes bad, the system will wake up, go through it's POST (Power On Self Test), and then tell you there's an issue with the hard drive. If the CPU fan goes bad, the system turns on, sees an RPM of 0 on the fan, then turns back off. That hypothesis also fits in with the slowness you were seeing. If a CPU starts to overheat (because the fan isn't running well), it will start to throttle the clock speed down in an attempt to produce less heat.
Unfortunately, it sounds like your laptop may be in need of a professional repair facility.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
I had the same problem on mine and eventually figured out the power board was bad. Replaced the powerboard and it works fine now. have to remover the screen mounts, keyboard and the cover plate to get it out
Posted on Jul 09, 2013
Factory problem.Power plate inside loose contact with motherborad.Hard push docking part in same time with power button fix thing.Google this ...You will find whole explanation.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
i've been bummed with this laptop.
same thing happens to me - except all my lights come on for a split second then only the power light stays on underneath the monitor - which is black - and nothing else shows any sign of being turned on.
the f, z, n, and some other key are broken.
well - they work, but only after several hard hits.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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