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Dell Latitude D600

I made a mistake and left the computer turned on all night without the adaptor plugged in. When I turned it on, it froze up and I couldn't get it to unfreeze, so I took out the battery and unplugged it so I could start it up faster. But now the laptop will not start up no matter if I've changed the battery with another Dell D600 and switching the adaptor. Can you help me?

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  • sshgluver1 May 26, 2008

    I've tried taking the battery out and holind down the power button with Fn button, but the same thing is happening. When I press the power button, I can see the light flickering on in the caps lock buttons and other buttons next to the power button, but it will not turn on. I've had this problem a couple of times before, but the first time, I just let the battery charge completely and plugged the adaptor in a different outlet, and it worked. Next time, the little white flap under the battery came undone, so when I pressed it back in, the computer started up. Now I've done everything I can think of, and I'm panicking!!! There seems to be a problem with power supply maybe??? I'm not good with computers, which could be why I messed this one up :(

  • sshgluver1 May 26, 2008

    Also, I've tried holding down the power button with the F12 button, and the battery icon at the top turned red. What does this mean?

  • sshgluver1 May 27, 2008

    Actually it's working now! :) Thanks to everyone who helped me. Honestly, none of that worked since it wasn't even turning on begin with. So I got tired of being nice to my computer and gave it a good hard thump and pressed the power button, and it started up. No joke! And its working fine now. I even shut it down all night (the proper way might I add) and turned it back on this morning, and everything is fine. So the moral of the story is: Don't leave your laptop on all night running on batteries; you'll make it mad. Thanks to all those who helped.

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Hmmmm.... This is begining to look like a simple no post issue. I hope it is. Anyway, try this. Wats your OS(WinXP, Win 98, WinME)? The explanation is too long so just go to support.dell.com and look for NO POST on the search screen on the upper right of the main page.

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Ok, here we go. Now these instructions will only work if:

1. The system you bought has a built-in self diagnostic partition.
2. You have "NOT" reformated this thing since you bought it.

Now try this, take out the battery, install the ac adapter, hold down the "Fn" key and the power button together. This should initialize a self diagnostics test on your system. Once it does, select your preferred diagnostic procedure. The screen may flicker when its on the screen test (dont worry, its normal) and you will have to have contact with your system up to that point (its gonna ask you is you saw the colors). After that, you can leave that thing to do its job. But at this point, we've already determined that the system turns on. But let it run thru the whole process. Coz we need to determine whats wrong with it.

Notice: Listen for beeps!!!
Sometimes the system may give you a series of beeps in sequence. Listen for it and post it here. For example; if it gives you 3 beeps then 2 beeps then 1, post it as 3-2-1.

Worst case: The instructions wont work and you will have to buy a new HDD. Forget it. Just get a new system. The HDD's for the D600 are really hard to come by nowadays.

Hope this helps.

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Try to power on it in the adapter only,removed fir the battery.
try to replaced new HDD.

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