Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My wife's laptop's (Dell D600) screen won't work once windows boots up. I can go into the BIOS menu & see any & everything on the screen. Also, if I connect my desktop's monitor to the back of the laptop we can use it normally, but once windows boots up to the log-in screen for users the screen goes blank.
Can anyone help me with this one?
What I've found on two laptops I've worked on in the past two years is that in a case like this, there is a little pin near the power button (or on the strip up near the display) that tells the laptop when the monitor is closed. If that pin gets stuck, the computer will think it's shut all of the time. The sensor is only active in normal mode of windows with the drivers installed (if it's in safe mode or VGA mode the sensor does not work until you raise the resolution. the sensor doesn't work at all if you boot from a knoppix cd.)
You may be able to just flick the pin and get it unstuck, but in some cases you have to remove it all togther.
To remove it, turn the lapotp off. lean the monitor back as far as it can go (don't force it). You then need to carefuly pry up the strip that the power button is on (ussually there is a space you can pry open on the left or right side of the strip depending on the model laptop; be very careful not to break anything). You can then pop it out with a small knife or tweesers and clip the strip back down.
If you don't feel comfortable doing this, then find someone who is.
I hope this helps someone.
Posted on May 14, 2008
get dell driver R98704 install restart and that should work. i did that with my d600 using windows 7. remember to change compatibility to windows xp sp3 b4 you un it
Posted on Jun 12, 2012
Dell latitude p3 500mhz same prob, when black screen push screen forward and backward full motion, quite roughly, seems screen shutoff switch was stuck, this one has given me a big headache as I sold it to a mate 18mnths ago phew, thanks all, worked for me....
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
One of the F keys on your wifes keyboard will switch between internal, external and cloned display (refer to the manual for the correct key/key combination.
failing that, turn the laptop on and immediately hold down F8, after a few moments loading you will be given a list of options, use the arrow keys to highlight VGA mode and press return. The laptop will start with the most basic of display settings and after a moment attempt to ascertain the correct display settings. Obviously because Windows is a poor quality product there are no guaranties that it will find the correct settings so message back if you still have problems.
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell D600
Sounds like a driver might have gone AWOL. Can you go into safe mode? Usually by pressing F8 after the Dell logo you will be prompted to go into safe mode.
Go insto safe mode and once inside restart the computer. This will repair anything that may have shutdown improperly.
If you can, also change the resolution to the least available, normally 800x600. Once you get back into the "normal" session, you can set it to your liking.
See if this works for you.
Posted on May 22, 2009
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Set the BIOS to defaults:
Restart your Dell laptop. Click on "Start," "Turn off Computer" and "Restart."
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