Dell Inspiron 600m not starting up!
I had this same problem with my 600m laptop. How many times do the lights flash, before they stop flashing?
Cause: There is a physical problem with the computer that it is detecting at startup diagnostics.
You should have two pieces of RAM installed. Carefully, remove the memory slot cover. Swap the 2 pieces of memory you have in there (please follow memory installation and removal for laptops to the letter, by never touching any of the electronic contacts and handling the memory from its sides). Make sure, they sit in the slot properly (to the best you can see). Then, place back the memory cover, very carefully, and screw in. If you see the memory door cover not closing properly, the RAM might be improperly inserted. Please go back to the swapping of RAM step. :)
If this didn't work, 1 of the 2 RAM's you have are no longer functioning properly. Please follow the steps to openning the memory door again and remove RAM in "B" slot first. Then close it and try to start the computer.
If it still doing the same light flashes, open the memory door and remove RAM in slot "A". then place the RAM you removed from slot "B" into slot "A". Then start the computer again.
Jan 02, 2009 |
Dell Inspiron 600M Notebook