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Dell D600 latitude will not power up

Will not POST
Battery,Charger,HDD good
Worked at 1:00pm powered down than at 4:00pm would not power up. In between times computer just sat on desk.
Pressing power button & F12 key at same time causes battery light (right side) to come on RED & fan to run for about 10-15 secs than it turns off.
Tried removing battery run on charger same result
When pressing power button (Cap,Num.lock,scrol lock lights) along with HDD light on far right side come on for 2-4 secs than go off.
Removed memory,HDD,cd drive same result
What else can I try & have you ever heard of this problem before.


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  • szazi1 Oct 29, 2008

    the same problem...
    power led, caps lock, scroll lock, name luck, hdd led flashes for 4-5 sec, and it turns off;
    some times if i wait for lik 2-3 min. it wil start up.. but newer starts with battery...
    only if power cord is plugged in. eaven then only if it hasn't ben used for a wile... after is finaly starts i can plug out the power cord: it is ok, ...

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    press start button. computer starts up, fan comes on, for 5 seconds and then computer shuts down but you can still hear the HDD running. Screen never turns on. Cant shut off computer unless you take battery out and disconnect the power cable.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Press power button. Computer starts up. NO lights light up except the power button is on steadily. Fan turns on for about 5 seconds and then computer shuts down. You can hear the HDD running. Only way to turn computer OFF is to take the battery out of it and disconnect the power cord.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    battery died, I plugged in power and restarted. I got black screen and sounds like hdd runs 10 sec and stops. how do I fix???



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I had similar problem on a used D600 I bought. Would power up when cold, but not boot immediately after shutting down (would restart okay). Indicator lights (3) and power light came on for a few seconds then all went off. Found what seems to work at another site. Not a fix, but a workaround: Hold F7 and F8 while pressing the power button. Like magic. Still, Caps Lock, Num Lock and 3rd light (scroll lock?) have been and still are non-responsive most of the time, but I can live with that. Hope this helps someone.

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  • Rob Adams Feb 01, 2012

    This appears to be a fairly common problem with this and some other Dell laptops. The problem is one or more poor (probably solder) connections between the power button and the circuit board below. Pressing and holding F8 & F9 and sometimes F9 & F10 and then pressing the power button work better. Can press down on panel just to the right of the power button and make the three indicator lights work, too.

    For the adventurous there's a step-by-step repair instruction by Captain Jack Plankton Rules! January 2011 (Scroll down a ways (8 comments at this time) from the top of this link)


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You can try to replace the motherboard, which is apparently totally UnHappy

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