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Dell d600 video problem

My customer was attempting to use her latitude d600 to drive a external projector for a seminar. Somehow she managed to lose video on both the internal lcd and the external display. Upon booting you have video until Windows XP loads (and presumably the point where the video driver loads) then the screen goes blank while the system continues to boot up. The Fn + F8 keys DO switch activity between the two monitors but there is no display. Also, in safe mode it will boot just past MUP to AGP440.SYS and there it hangs. Tried switching modes in BIOS but it's PW locked. The customer says she dissabled something in the monitor settings but can't remember what it was!!

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  • printer guy Apr 17, 2008

    I really appreciate your response however, the passwords, as I understand, are stored in an eprom that isn't affected by discharging the battery. I was finally able to get around the situation by using one of my xp boot cds to get me to the maintenance console. From there I replaced the registry files necessary to enable a startup, and ultimately was able to drop back to a previous snapshot from 2 days ago. I don't have any idea how she (my customer) managed to lose video on both the internal and external monitors but it's resolved now. Thanks again!

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    does she remeber the bios password?

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Forget the non-sense.

  1. Remove the battery
  2. Open the RTC Battery compartment
  3. unplug the RTC battery
  4. Press the power button to dissipate stray voltage
  5. Re-install RTC battery and cover
  6. re-install main battery
  7. Re-boot and enter set-up to change date time etc.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams Apr 17, 2008

    Dell Latitude D600

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