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Dell D600 Battery won't recharge

Q: Dell D600 Battery won't recharge


Let me just start off by saying that my laptop is a piece of junk, lol - I'm so frustrated with it right now. I'd love to just go out and get a new one but I'm a college student and there is no way I can afford too - so that means I have to make this computer last another year and a half for school.

One of the problems I'm having now is that my battery won't charge. I need to be able to take my computer to class and stuff and they don't all have plugs, so I need a working battery! This started about last May when the battery that I had for about 2-3 years started only holding a charge for about half an hour. I figured it was just on it's way out.

Then I had some more computer problems that resulted in a Dell guy replacing my motherboard (for reasons not related to the battery - and yes, my computer is still under warrenty). I figured, I just got a shiny new motherboard, I might as well invest in a new battery as well. So I ordered a new battery online and it worked fine when I first put it in, but now it won't charge.

I don't think it's the battery, it was new when I got it and worked fine until I needed to charge it. I also don't think it's the motherboard, since I just got that replaced.

Does anyone have any other ideas what it could be? Do you think it could be the power cord or something? I don't know! If it's something inside the computer I can get it replaced from Dell but they're just a hassel to deal with so I figured I would ask here first. If it's just the power cord or something I'll just replace that myself.

Oh and my computer is a Dell Latitude D600, running on windows XP, and it's about 3 years old.


A: Dell D600 Battery won't recharge

Remove the battery, and look at the contacts on the laptop and battery. Make sure they look clean. You can try changing the power cord but Dell might be the best source of information for what is involved with charging the battery.

I always assumed laptops had the battery charging circuit built into the motherboard, but it is possible there is a seperate circuit board for charging the battery.

Since its under warranty you might as well take advantage of it.

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Inspirion E1505 Intel Core Duo Processor T2050
Dell Battery original---53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for Inspirion 6400/E1505
Purchase date 8/06

This is may seem like a silly question, but I'm a real novice about computer and without asking I won't learn. My daughter's computer, listed above, will not retain a charge, she is still using the original battery. I am planning on buying a new battery. Actually I have two questions.

Question 1 Is it possible/probably that it is anything other than the battery that could be the problem. The computer works fine when plugged in. I know in a car, if the alternator isn't working the battery won't charge, changing the battery by itself, won't fix the problem. How about in a Lap top?

Questin 2 Where is the best place to buy a battery, least expensive, but quality?

Really appreciate your help. Thanks Mom

A:Dell Lap Top Battery Won't Recharge

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Replaced the battery with a new one, and it won't charge. Laptop is 5 yrs old. Laptop runs with power cord only. When it's unpluggeg (new battery) it shuts off. Question is, could the NEW battery be bad, or something else. anyone else run across this.

A:Dell Latitude D600 battery

could be dead.......

The age of laptop wont affect the battery (if its a new battery). Try returning it and getting another one

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Hi folks
I have a lab for repairing laptops and i came up to a common problem with these series D600, D500 when used with a fake cheap AC adapter caused the laptop to stop working with AC and now it works only with charged battery even if i'm connecting it with a brand new original dell AC adapter.

I assume it damaged something in the DC convertion on the MoBo, maybe a dead voltage regulator / diode or a bad capacitor but i'm not able to track it down

any help or point for direction will be much appriciated.....

A:Dell D600 no AC, works only on battery

I don't know if the Dell D600 has a separate DC board or the DC regulator is part of the motherboard. Maybe the DC jack is broken...

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Since I've now recently been ensnared in this problem of Dell computers which suddenly and inexplicably no longer seem to be capable of charging the laptop battery - although the AC adaptor still appears to be fully functional in terms of powering the laptop, I thought I would attempt to post the definitive thread on this issue, in an attempt to identify a solution.

I have a probably 5+ year old Dell Latitude D600 laptop, purchased used, and running Windows XP Professional without any problems for the past 3-4 years. As an electronics engineer, I have no problem in diagnosing and repairing minor eletrical problems, to include laptop computers.

About 3 days ago during a reboot, I got the message saying that "Warning: An unknown AC power adapter has been detected, > preventing optimal system performance. Strike the F3 key (before the F1> or F2 key) if you do not want to see power warning messages again.". Not knowing what to make of that in terms of the implications, I hit F3. Only a day or so later, I noticed that one of my two laptop batteries had drained to zero and appeared to not be charging correctly. I checked my two laptop batteries using the built-in test button, and both showed OK, although one was fully discharged. So, the batteries are OK.

In checking the AC adaptor using a voltmeter, I checked the output, and the output was right up to spec with the output right at 19.5V. I examined the laptop AC connector port and it appeared to be both ... Read more

A:Dell Latitude D600 - AC Not Charging Battery

This can happen when you run a battery right down to 0%. Once there, it may never come back. I had a C600 battery do this to me. I fully discharged it, and it never took a charge again

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The internal "button' battery is dying. Can anyone help with battery specs and how to install it without electrocuting myself?

A:Dell Latitude D600 battery dying

Instructions for replacing the battery are in the first two links, and a source for the battery in the third.

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my dell d600 wont charge batteries

I have purchased a new power supply, new battery

nothing worked so I took it to get it repaired and I was told that there is a problem with some connector in the montherboard I guess thats what detects the battery..
and in the bios it reports the battery as unknow as does windows
does anybody know if this is DIY job? instead of spending money on getting it repaired?

also is there a way to recharge a battery without have it inserted in the laptop?


A:Dell D600 laptop problem - Battery not working

I wouldn't waste any more money on a laptop that old. It's unfortunate that you spent money on a new battery and power adapter.

There's no point in charging the battery externally, which would require yet another purchase if such a device exists for that model battery. The odds are the problem is with the laptop itself.

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On my cellphone I wait til the battery is totally discharged. Should I being doing the same with my laptop, or does it not make a difference?

A:Solved: When do I recharge my laptops battery?

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Any help much appreciated thanks....

A:How to recharge lithium-ion battery on headphone amplfier ?

Let it charge until the red light goes out.

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I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro P100, a refurbished model, which I got 2 years ago.
It has worked fine ever since I got it, but I went overseas for a month and left my laptop at home.
When I returned I found that the laptop battery won't recharge.

The battery power indicator on my desktop says 0% and it requires constant connection to the mains to work.
I've looked through the manuals, all they tell you is that a flashing orange light means low battery, but not what to do if it doesn't change.
I also looked online, but they don't help either.

What I want to know is whether there is a way to fix my battery or if I need to buy another.


A:Satellite Pro P100 - Battery fails to recharge


It looks like battery fault.
But check the battery connection firstly.

Remove the battery and after short time connect it again.
If this will not help then you should replace the battery and should test the notebook using new battery.


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My G72B27Cl notebook has a problem to recharge the battery. At beginning, I thought it was the battery issue - too old to be recharged. After installed a new battery, the power run off fast from the battery and there was no sign to indicate the battery being recharged as usually. When the battery was detached and the computer totally dead even with the power unit on. Can this issue be fixed or I have to give up the comptor? Thanks for any suggestions. 

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Hi, I bought a HP H7000 wireless headset. I would like to know about the recharge procedure. is it like red light will be blinking if the battery is down? and if i charge it, what will be the indication that it is fully charged? approximately how long will be needed for a full charge if i plug the charger cable in laptop and in wall plug? is there any volt specificaction for charging? I am not able to find this information anywhere. Kindly assist.

A:HP H700 headset battery recharge - red light

Could you please reply to the above question. It is quite flustrating how poor indications regarding the energy left are. 1) is there any indication that the device is charging?2) is there any indication that the device is charged?3) 3 beeps during listening mean that the batter is going to end? and so on.  Thanks.

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Firstly, just to say that this is a great little device but I like many have experienced teething problems during battery recharge.

My bios is is greater than v5, ie v5.2 now.
My experience in Nov 2015 was of battery number two not charging. It seemed to be something to do with the tablet connection, as on a few occasions just unclipping and reclipping seemed to then allow battery two to charge.

At this stage I will say that I primarily use the device like a mini laptop, rarely as a tablet, so am not generally clipping and unclipping the tablet all the time. For a while after it kept charging ok, no unclipping etc, all was well. Then I fitted a leather case, having to unclip the tablet to do so.

This triggered the battery numbr two no charge again. However after several unclips and reclips, plus a power off button sequence (as many have said before) my loveable Toshiba seemed fine at recharching both batteries again. Just a few days ago, though it went back into no charge of battery two mode. I wondered if the leather case was causing a slight uncoupling of the tablet to keyboard body and so removed the leather case, and unclipped and reclipped tablet and keyboard once again, this did not sovle the charging problem.

However closing down from the side power button and restarting several times seems to have solved the problem, again, perhaps only for the moment . . . I wait to see on my next recharge.

Also I have yet to see 12-13hrs available time shown o... Read more

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My computer is a year old. It was completely fine until I noticed it had stopped charging the battery. After some googling I found there might be a BIOS update I had missed. When trying to install the BIOS update I get a message saying I have to plug in my computer first (which it always is as the batter doesn't have a charge).

The BIOS update program says it wants to upgrade as follows:

BIOS Version : Current Ver.2.60 --> Updated Ver.3.20
EC Version : Current Ver.1.80 --> Updated Ver.1.90

OS: Windows 7
BIOS file I downloaded: bios-20110714132558

Is this a known issue with a fix available?

A:Tecra S11-119 won't recharge battery - BIOS update issue too!


Are you sure that you have downloaded and used the right BIOS version!?
I read about the similar error message and finally the user used not compatible BIOS.

Furthermore the VAP (value added package) should be installed in order to update the BIOS!!! In you case I would recommend reinstalling this tool too.

But I?m not quite sure if BIOS update will help you to fix the battery issue?
Maybe you need to replace the battery?

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A:Dell D600 CPU

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

I found this in the dell forum...looks like you have some options

D600 CPU Upgrade

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HELLO , can somebody help me to have password to my laptop
Bios password , i have try many things but not succed

A:Dell Latitude D600

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE

Hope it helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi Guys

I'm sure this question has been asked hundreds of times but sorry here goes again.

I have a Dell D600 and basically the power button does nothing. The unit was working but powering it up was always hit and miss. I've replaced the little power button pcb but it still doesn't power.

Any ideas would be appreciated.




A:Dell D600 Not Powering Up

Zenosincks said:

Err, by "The unit was working but powering it up was always hit and miss" do you mean it has always experienced trouble while trying to start up? Clarify this please .

Assuming the following:

Everything is connected properly (if you've disconnected anything in the past, you've checked the system's motherboard manual and are 100% certain everything is connected properly)

You have tried a different outlet and power cord
This is a new or semi-new occurrence
You at one point at a fully functional system (it powered on just fine)
Pressing the power button yields absolutely no results (no fans/lights/noises)

I'd try replacing the power supply first. See if you can borrow one from another system...Click to expand...

I was given the laptop and on reading across the net this seems to be a common problem. The unit worked for a bit but was intermittent. I think Its the same powered by battery or mains. I will try this with a known working psu.



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My mum has a 2nd hand Dell laptop. She can run the laptop ok but only from the mains, as the battery (I got a new one), refuses to recharge even if you leave the laptop connected to the mains all night or all day.

When you look at the battery level on BIOS screen its says 0% charged and says Idle andnever says 'Charging' or anything.

Any one any idea why the battery does not recharge on this laptop?

A:Dell D600 laptop

Try refitting the battery a few times to see if you can get a better contact with the terminals

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Just got a new Dell Latitude d600 laptop. I used it today at work sometimes without power cord and sometimes with. I left it up for about 1 hour and later today for some reason it wont power up. I suspect the battery has run down but I have a power cord and it still wont power up. Does anyone have any insight on how to trouble shoot to see what the issue is?

A:Dell Latitude d600

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Please Help,

A:Dell Laptop D600

Did you mean to mark this as Solved? If so what did you do to solve it?

If it was marked Solved by accident then the error would indicate the hard drive is not being detected by the system, try removing and reconnecting it. If that fails then your hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced.

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A:Getting online with a new Dell D600

You need to install the proper drivers for it.

Go into the device manager and install drivers for every device that has a yellow exclamation point. Start with the chipset and GPU drivers.

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A:Dell Latitude D600 HDD ?

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Have you used it to play a video out to a projector? Was it choppy?

please give CPU, RAM, HD size, Optical Drive

Thank you for your input.

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A:Dell D600 can not shut down

The reason the computer won't shut down is that there is something running in the background that XP can't shut down. It could be a thread in a wait state, or any number of things that have a hook in the kernel and won't let go.

Try running chkdsk /r from a command prompt. It will tell you that it will schedule a chkdsk on the next reboot, type y. It should still run even if you have to use the power button to reboot.

After running chkdsk, have your XP installation CD handy and try running sfc /scannow.

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My problem is that it recently won't come out of standby when I raise the cover. Tapping keys doesn't help.

I saw one suggestion to reload the video driver, which I did but no joy. I haven't recently loaded any new hardware or software. I also tried restoring to 2 previous restore points.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


A:Dell D600 standby

I thought you had to push the power button to bring it out of standby mode. I've not seen a laptop where just lifting the screen or pressing any key worked.

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A:Dell D600 LCD bumpers

Personally, I'd use something like double sided carpet tape. I use that here to stick things like that on.

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The laptop responds to the "on" button but just stays black and dead except for the "on" indicator light. Same on battery or power brick. Formerly it did this intermittently. Now it does this consistently.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.


A:Dell d600 won't boot up

Hi have you tried hooking up an external monitor to see if it is the same

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Dell d600 with samsung cd/dvd combo 324F using XP SP3 My computer will not recognize the drive. I pull the drive and it works in another Dell d600 but the other dells (working) device won't work on this computer. I've used twek to ensure the drive letter is checked. I've deleted the driver in device manager and used add hardware. I've deleted the driver as above and rebooted. I've used RegCure registry "fixer". None of these has worked. any suggestions. I've googled the problem, which seems to be well ensconced, but no documented fixes that I can find.

A:dell d600 cd/dvd not working

The reason none of the fixes worked is that you have a hardware problem. Just an fyi stay away from the registry cleaners they cause more problems then anything. Since the drive works in a another computer and a known good drive doesn't work in your you have a problem with the laptop itself. More then likely the ide controller has went bad or the connector in either case it's not something you can fix yourself. take it to a local trusted repair shop.

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Hi. My daughter has a Dell D600 that is no longer under warranty. Naturally, now that it is not covered, she dropped it. Fortunately, after I ran diagnostics, the only thing that seems to be a problem is the hard disk. I am getting replacement drive so that part is OK.

I do have an issue though. Since it got dropped, the back right corner of the case (where the screen hinges) has a crack in it, so the screen does not close fully. Also, the screen shut-off switch looks like it may not be making good contact all the time.

Q: What do I need to do to remove the case and ensure that there are no small pieces of plastic floating around, and that I can get the screen to close properly?

Thanks a lot for any advice.


Apologize for using up bandwidth -- should have checked the message boards a bit more than I did.

Found the answer on this, and someone was kind enough to include a link to Dell's Service Manual fro the Latitude D600:


A:Dell D600 Dropped!

can be difficult. Might be better to get professional service.
You can buy replacement parts online.
I do not recommend fixing yourself.

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Computer freezes with screen half blue half black.

On reboot the following is shown:

winlogon.exe encountered a problem and needed to close.

szAppName : winlogon.exe szAppVer : szModName : ntdll.dll
szModVer : 5.1.2600.2180 offset : 000105f8


Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


A:Dell D600 Crashes Once A Day

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you still need help please post a new hijackthis log here as a reply to this post.

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A:Dell Latitude D600 won't start

Is the laptop working? You do not describe a problem.

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A little less than a year ago I got ripped off on a refurbished Dell Latitude D600. I traded in my pretty much brand new LG 19'' widescreen LCD which was about $200. And my HP Slimline with all the extra stuff included like a burner, laser lightscribe, multi memory card reader, cost me around $500. The PC was about a year old. Well I traded those things in for this laptop AND paid $300 cash. My girlfriend said not to do it, but the I've known the guy for years. I thought okay well he knows more about computers than I do...considering he has his own computer business. So I did it. Initially the laptop came with Linux and shortly after I had it replaced with Windows XP. Within the first month my hard drive failed and they made me pay about $80 to replace it. They then told me they were not able to pull any data from it. Some how something happened and the screen had to be replaced so they replaced it with a screen that doesn't even fit! It is too big for the laptop so it doesn't close and obviously that keeps it from being able to hibernate or anything-correct? Well they told me it was only cosmetic, that I would never have any problems. Wrong. The left side snapped-not just the hinge-some freakin part under that strip that covers the power button and volume. A guy told me the other day that part can't even be fixed without replacing the casing! On top of alllll of that....

The other day I noticed my battery was critical, but the ac adapt... Read more

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I have a Dell D600 laptop that will load up everything but won't do anything. Won't let me access the internet. Won't let me access McAfee, won't let me uninstall programs etc...
I keep getting this error message

Instruction @0x5ola2617 referencing memory @0x0zaa05a8. required data not placed into memory because of error status of i/o at 0xc000009c

Can anybody help me figure out what to do?

A:memory problem with Dell D600

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I have a Dell D600 Laptop using Windows XP Pro.

If I connect it to some projectors at our work building it works fine (can see the screen on my pc and the projector pressing fn key and F8).

The problem is it only works on some projectors and not on ours. On the ones it doesnt work on you can see the screen flashing and trying to show but all I get is a blank blue screen.

I have checked my bios settings and ensured that the refresh rate is not too high. I aslo have the latest bios.

Any ideas??


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I recently purchased a used D600. I never like dealing with other peoples junk, so I decided to format, and start with a clean version of Windows XP Pro. Now it won't recognize my network adapter and I don't know where to go lookin for it. Any help?

A:Dell Latitude D600 Drivers

D600 drivers.

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Can anyone help with a BIOS password for DELL D600 with the 24c256n BIOS chip. Been trying the shorting method on pins 3 and 5 but no success. Service tag is 9SYYM1J, Express service code 213 428 157 67.

Many thanks in advance.


A:DELL D600 BIOS password

Yes, Dell Support can help you with this

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A:no sound on dell latitude d600

HERE is the Dell Vista 32 bit SigmaTel driver, it should work OK on Win 7.

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I have a dell d600 with intel mini pci wma3a2100. The driver is up to date. The device is working properly and I can see the network with full strength on the wireless network list. I have verified that I am using the right net key. After I enter the net key a window pops up that says it is connecting to the network/waiting for the netowrk. This box stays present for about a minute then dissapears and I am still not connected. I know the wireless is working because I am using it on my Imac as well.

A:dell d600 won't connect to wireless

try removing the wireless profile, disable the Firewall - if that does not work, try taking off the wireless security on the router and see if you can then connect - if not please post the details below

Wireless Profiles
- Vista/Windows7:
- delete the wireless profiles
Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to

Wireless Profiles
- XP
- delete the preferred networks
start> control panel> network connections> right click on the wireless connection> listed wireless networks tab in the preferred network list click on each one and - remove button

you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Then run the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

post a screen shot ... Read more

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My laptop has been acting up lately. I will be working and suddenly the system will freeze. No matter what I do, there will be no response. Cntl+Alt+Delete does not work. I have to press the power button to turn off the laptop. Sometimes, when it boots up, it gives me the blue screen asking if it should use the last restore or reboot normal. I always reboot normal. Sometimes the reboot will hang too and I will have to turn off the laptop by pressing the power button. Sometimes everything will be OK. Can it be my harddrive is dying? I also notice for the past week that my NOD32 has been abending. Can this be a software issue and not XP or my harddrive?

System: Dell Latitude D600 XP Pro SP3

Thanks for your help.

A:Dell Latitude D600 keeps hanging

Uninstall NOD32. I've seen that software causing so many problems, not as much as avira though.

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Please help . I have a dell laptop My mother board craped out on me and I got another one on e-bay ad it is going straight to the bios password screen. Called dell they wouldnt help is there anyone that can get me the password

A:Dell d600 bios password

Not likely. Watch for posts from a couple of three guys who claim to be able to do so... it varies greatly by model number whether they can actually do so.
Dell will do it for a price, if you register the machine in your name, and wait. 21 days, if you send the machine to them and pay them more that it is worth.

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I am working on a dell laptop that has me stumped. its a dell latitude d600 running windows xp with SP3 loaded with the latest update. I just recovered it from a serious virus attack.
the system is performing normally and seems to be ok but it just wont install the LAN network. After running the driver from DELL website, it shows the network icon with a red cross (even though the laptop is plugged in). then i restart to see if it will see the network. After restarting, there is no trace of the Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller network icon.
Can anyone please help me with suggestions.


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A friend (honest) has the above notebook which he bought second-hand. He used the machine without problems for one year.
He upgraded to Ms Windows XP sr2 but about a month later when booting the machine it displayed -
Hard-disk #***********-595B, the system Primary HDD, is protected by password authentication system. You cannot access data on this hard drive without the correct password.
He tells me that he did not even know that the computer had a hard disk password system and he has never set any passwords on it at all. He has many pictures on the disk which he hopes not to lose.
I cannot find a solution on either the Dell or Hitachi websites and haven't been able to reach Dell by telephone since mid December but a Google search led me here. I have seen replies from Rustam providing generated passwords but his/her private mailbox is full.

Is anybody able to provide me with the HDD password please, the machine details are -
BIOS rev A14
system number #83P7H1J-595B
service tag 83P7H1J

If the disk can be unlocked, is it better to create a master password and a new HDD password or disable all passwords (in case this happens again)

best wishes and a happy new year

A:Dell Latitude d600 HDD locked


Its unlikely adding XP would set a password, your friend or someone must have set it.

Rustam isnt here anymore, your only choice is to go to my site and find the link for repair station, a website that offers remote unlocking of drives, they charge and dont cover all models.

Good luck


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hi guys

I bought a second or third hand latitude d600 for my wife.
the laptop is from a insolvency and it has a password on the hdd. I want to use the disk for a fresh install - not interested in the data if there are any.

can somebody provide me with a solution?

thats the code given: #252L2K7WA9B-595B

thanks in advance!

A:HDD password dell latitude d600

anyone or waste it?

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hi, i have a dell d600 laptop running xp pro, with 1gb ram, ati mobility 9000 graphics card. the problem is every time i play dvd's, avi's and youtube videos there is occasional stutter. any help will be much appreciated

A:Dell D600 video stutter

obviously check drivers from ati, also with 1gb of ram check your page file

right click my comp, properties,advanced,performance, settings, advanced, page file (virtual memory) if you can click no page file, then set then re boot, then go back and reset it to preferably a partition like D drive if you have one, so click c drive no page file, then d drive min 3000 max 3000 set then reboot again

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Hello!, My Dell Latitude D600 has stopped working for about a week now and I've been searching through many forums on how to fix it. I have a mixed variety of symptoms. When I try to turn on normally (Just holding down the power button) All the lights, caps lock, scroll lk, power, etc except the battery light but then turn off after a few seconds. Also, when I hold down the power button, and windows button all the lights go on, then the battery light goes red, and then the computer starts to run. (I can hear the fan, and the CD Drive starts working) but the computer monitor still remains black. I have left it like that for a few minutes, but the same symptoms still occur after. Any feed back on this would help, thanks in advance!

A:Dell Latitude D600 won't boot up!

It could be a problem with the power supply or possibly the motherboard. I had that model and im guessing its at least 7 years old.I got rid of mine because the motherboard went and it wasnt worth fixing.

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Hi I am trying to recover some data from a laptop HDD - I already have a caddy but when I remove the HDD from the laptop the connectors are different - (Not SATA V IDE) - it is an IDE but it has different shaped pins to what my caddy will accept ?

Any Ideas what type of caddy I would need to buy - to be able to access this data

A:Dell Latitude D600 pins on HDD

You need a caddy/adapter that includes a 2.5" IDE (laptop) connector.Yours probably only has 3.5 (desktop)
Some have connectors for all hard drive types - IDE,SATA 2.5,3.5

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My Dell D600 runs fine except it will suddenly power down without any warning. There is a 'click' from the rear of the laptop and all goes dead. It will power right back up and may run for a couple hours or 30 seconds and down it goes, totally unpredictable.

I did replace the screen hinges a few months ago but had no problems until about a week ago. Acts like a loose power connection but I haven't been able to locate it yet.

Any ideas?

A:Dell D600 powers down unexpectedly

The click is probably your hard drive powering down and going into lock mode for transportation. Read here:

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i have dell d600 netbook with password

i found in mather board eeprom chip 24l05 i read it with programmer

and i need pass thx

this is the eeprom file


rename attechement in eeprom1.bin

A:Dell d600 boot password need thx

Need Dell Latitude D600 Master Password

I Have the problem is Bios Password
my service Tag 7V04CF1-595B Express Service-17112130525
I need the master password

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop that I have just started to have problems with. It has worked great up until a couple of days ago. It started out shutting down unexpectedly once or twice a day and yesterday the problem increased an was doing it after the computer had been on anywhere between five and fifteen minutes. Then today I went to turn it on and it wont. The light the showed that the ac corded is plugged in does not even light up. I tried unplugging the ac cord and trying again but the same problem. I also notice that the light on the ac adapter is lite up until I try to pull it into the computer. I hope this is making since (I do not no a whole lot about computers but I tried to explain the problem the best I could) Also the fan seems to be working. However maybe not as well as it needs to. Thank you for reading my posting and any help you may be able to give me

A:Help with Dell Latitude D600 Laptop

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Hello to everyone!
My question might seem very simple to some people but I am a new to tech stuff so it is quite not simple to me....
Here is the deal - I have two dell d600 laptops, one is broken and one is working. The one that is broken is the one I was using and I have all my info on its hard drive. I want to exchange the hard drives in order to use all my info. Is it safe to exchange the drives and will it work?
Both laptops have XP on them...
Thanks in advance

A:dell d600 hard rive

It has a good chance of working, but even machines with the same model number may have different graphics controllers or integrated crypto chips.

Just try it - at worst it won't boot or will BSOD and you can just put back the original hard drive.

Another solution would be to buy a 2.5" hard drive USB enclosure and stick your drive in that.

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Hi Hope someone can assist.
I just bought new D600 with factory installed WinXP SP1 Home version.
I loaded Duxbury ISDN PCMCIA card using software provided.
After connecting to ISP for approx 20 min, I receive BSOD with notification, Error msg, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR _EQUAL
and something about File TA128...
I've checked Mnf web site loaded applicable drivers, same result.
I then loaded PCMCIA mnf by Microcom loaded their applicable drivers, same result, loaded drivers from Web Site, same result.
I checked with both mnfs and Microsoft, none can give other advice than “update drivers”, which has been done many times
Any suggestions and assistance would be most appreciated

A:Pcmcia Isdn Dell D600

thats not the combo PCMCIA card thats not supported by winXP is it?

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I am kinda new to the computer world. I recently changed the motherboard in a latitude d600. Everything works fine except for the audio. I have tried to install the drivers for the onboard sound, but I get the message "Device object not present, restart the system and run setup again." I have gone through the BIOS and see the card in audio controllers, but have no way to enable/disable it. I am very much confused about how to fix this problem.
Is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone who really sees what's going on?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Dell Latitude d600
1.3 Pentium M
Windows 2000 Pro
20 gig hard drive
Intel pro/wireless
Mobility Radeon 9000 32mb
Sound Card is intel a97 i think?

A:Dell Latitude d600 no sound

You could try setting the bios to performance default. This may enable the audio device.

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Hello community i have a dell latitude D6oo labtop with a password bios can anyone help me to clear it,once you open the labtop it brings you straight to the password sign on,you can't do anything else.

A:dell latitude D600 labtop

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Post your question in this thread HERE.

Regards Howard

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Hi ALL, I am in dire need of some help so I can hopefully fix this laptop before I leave abroad Monday.

I bought this laptop about a year ago, and a few months ago a cd walkman (of ALL things) fell onto the keyboard and smacked it really hard. It pretty much broke the toshiba hard drive inside, (i know next to nothing about hard drives) but I KNEW it broke because of the constant clicking/squeaking and beeps.. thus resulting in me buying a new hard drive from Ebay, from an ad stating it was a hard drive compatible for the d600. So I went ahead and took out the caddy, carefully slid out the old hard drive and slid the new one in. Screwed it shut, made sure everything was in place and of course I boot up, the primary hard drive is showing a big 0 and cannot boot. I boot to windows xp disc, and it will not download onto the hard drive because it is showing up as missing, and showing up as NONE in bios where it says PRIMARY HARD DRIVE. I really did not know what to do. I went into bios and reset the bios, nothing. I opened up the case as somebody mentioned to me to take the battery off of the mother board and put it back on again to erase prior CMOS(?) and I could not even find where the battery plugs onto the mother board to take it off (just two wires, god knows where they connect). I was also told to check the jumpers. I found NO jumpers. I saw where the hard drive plugs to the mother board on that lil caddy but did not find any jumper cables. I also did the Diagnostic test, ... Read more

A:Dell Latitude d600 Will Not Recognize ANY HD Pls Help!!

You can't assume a drive is good just because it's new.
OTH, the fact you can't detect even the old drive suggests you've connected something incorrectly, or there was additional damage from the Walkman crash.
I suggest you start over and double-check all the connectors.

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My Dell D600 laptop opens to the screen " Your computer was improperly shut down, please pick an option ( safe mode, normal....etc) to continue".

When I select any computer goes nowhere.

Mother board? Hard drive? Or XP issue?


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I recently got a second-hand Dell Latitude D600. The battery was already charged when I got it but it wouldn't recharge at all. I assumed the battery was a gonna and eventually bought a brand new one. However this won't charge up either. I can still run the laptop from the battery (as long as there is some charge left in it). At the moment I'm having to use the AC mostly.

I suspected it may be a BIOS problem, but thats now been flashed. I've tried all kinds of combinations (AC power up, then battery in etc) but nothing. The new battery works as I've been able to charge it on a relatives laptop.

I'm stumped. Any advise you wise people can offer would be greatly appreciated.

SPEC: DELL latitude D600. Windows XP. Battery type: Dell Li-ion Capacity 57WH M9014

Thanks for any help.


Sorry I've just joined here so I hope I posted this in the right place.

A:DELL D600. Both batteries fail to charge.

Check this link.

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I am unable to start up my laptop. I get this error message.."the following file is missing or corrupt. \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEMced start up file.

I do not have the original system disk nor do I have any Dell repair disk.

Can anyone tell me what to do or where I can get a disk from Dell or other source?

I took it to a computer repair store and they could not fix and said I needed disk from Dell.
Thank you.

A:dell latitude D600 with windows 2000 pro OS

You can order the disks from Dell or check Ebay. You can also get Win 2000 on Ebay for about $60. You will need re-install the OS or do a repair installation.

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I am trying to fix a friends Dell D600 Latitude Laptop.

They are not very good with computers, and they thought it had a virus so gave it to me to look at.

But when i try to turn it on all the lights light up and it makes a sound like it is going to boot, but doesnt actually boot up. The screen is completely blank. I have taken out the memory and put it back in, tried pressing every F button and using Fn which some people suggested online.

But nothing works, i have also tried putting in the XP disc and also connecting it to another monitor and pressing Fn +F8 but still nothing.

I don't want to give up on it. :(

I am not a computer expert but it makes a noise when i press it on, so to me it still has life

Is there anything i can do??



A:Dell Latitude D600 black screen.

Hi and welcome to TSF can you get to the bios by tapping the del key or enter key when booting

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I have just bough a used Dell latitude d600 for my daughter for chirstmass from ebay. There is only one problem and I can't seem to fix it. Who ever had it before me has put the service tag to something very inapproiate. I would like to remove it so she does not see it. I was told by dell that since I do not have a legitimate service tag hey can not help me. Other people told me I could use svctag.exe or asset.exe from dell but they do not help. Does anyone have the program or programs I need to remove it and can send it to mel If so please post a link or tell me where to go to get it. I would be greatfull.

Moderator Edit:
No need to message anyone (I wouldn't !)
Free help here:

A:Dell latitude d600 service tag removal

please anyone have the software to remove this?

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I have a driver needed for install windows 7 .
but i have ubuntu this make it difficault to find a driver .

( sorry my english is not so good )
this is the error

A:driver needed for dell latitude d600

Hi thomas15, welcome to the forums.

There have been reports that this error can be caused by SATA motherboard drivers. If you can get into the BIOS (usually Del or F1 on startup) you should be able to disable IDE Emulation. This has worked in some cases & is worth a try.

Hope this helps


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I have a Dell Latitude D 600 laptop that was given to me a long time ago. The Laptop originally came with Windows XP Home Edition. I had upgraded it to Windows 7 and it was running really well. Then I did something stupid, I installed Windows 8 on the hard drive and the CPU will not run it. I recently bought a Windows XP Home Edition Disk and installed it. I have the original unlock code, but I was not asked for it. Windows XP did install but I can't setup a network connection to access the internet because the drivers are missing. It appears that Dell still has everything out there, but I need to access the internet to get to Dell. I can download to a thumb drive and install from that, but I don't know what I need to get. Thanks for reading my post. Can anyone help?

A:Dell Latitude D600 Internet Access

As I recall, a lot of Dell computers have a "Service Tag" or some other unique identifier, thus allowing anyone knowing that identifier, regardless of being on the Dell website with the subject/problem computer or not, to download the model-specific drivers. Have you tried this?

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Hey, I have this Dell D600 with only a 20Gb hard drive. I have several spare 100+ Gb HDDs laying around from more modern laptops and would like to stick one of them in here. However, I've noticed that the adapter that connects the hard drive to the inside of the computer is different. It will not accept any of the hard drives that I currently have.

I cannot find anywhere in the specs for this computer any precise details about the standard provided hard drive, so I have not been able to compare stuff online to try to find a special adapter.

Does anybody know anything about swapping hard drives on the Dell D600 and what kinds of considerations need to be made or provided for? Also, if anybody has any knowledge of the specs for the standard HDD on this model of computer, this would be great, as well.

The HDD I have to swap it with is SATA.

A:hard drive adapters, dell d600

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I have a Dell Latitude D600. It can run on a 65W PA-12 (model HP-OQ065B83) or PA-10 (model PA-1900-02D, don't know wattage) family of Dell adapters. Both models have input of 100-240v 50-60hz, output of 19.5v. PA-12 outputs 3.34A. PA-10 outputs 4.62A.

I normally hook the laptop to the PA-12 adapter. About 2-3 weeks ago, I noticed that the icon which shows if I am on battery, AC, or AC and charging, kept flickering between AC and battery power. Finally, it stopped charging the battery in addition to not powering the laptop. I figured it was a problem with the AC adapter. Luckily, I have another PA-12 at home. So, I started using it. Everything worked for a while. Then, the 2nd PA-12 adapter started to act the same way as the first one. I have a docking station which is hooked up to a PA-10 adapter. So, I took the PA-10 and used that to run my laptop. Again this worked for a while and then the same problem. So far, 2 PA-12s and 1 PA-10 had stopped working. Then, I took the docking station (luckily it is small), connected the PA-10 to it, and docked the laptop. Everything worked. But soon after, I started getting a message that the laptop is docked, but the AC Adapter type is not recognized, and to undock the laptop or use another adapter for the docking station. I took the PA-10 and hooked it back to the laptop and removed the battery. If I play/move the adapter's plug on the laptop, sometimes the PA-10 will work. However, I get the message that the AC Adapter type i... Read more

A:Dell Latitude D600 AC Adapter problem

Follow up:

I found someone with another D600 and tested the adapters. They work on his laptop. Does anyone know if this is just a jack problem or if the motherboard is the problem?

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I have tried following the other posts about this similar problem but have still had no success.

I recently installed a clean copy of windows xp professional from a seperate disc (Not a recovery disc) and now the wireless does not seem to be found

I have looked in the device manager and nothing is mentioned about it in there

I have also tried all the drivers available on the dell website

If you can help it would be very much appreaciated!

A:Dell Laitutude D600 Wireless not found? :S

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I hope that someone will be able to help me with a BIOS password for a Dell D600.
The service tag is JGY741J-595B.
The HDD lock (of which I know the password) says #*****3MZ319-595B.

Story: I took the laptop over from my company when all computers were replaced by a newly hired service provider (IBM). The previous IT service provider had put in the password and left. Obviously these guys cannot be traced anymore to get the password or a bill for this particular laptop of a few years old (if existing, guess they bought them in one big order). So Dell does not help.

In fact it is not such a big problem, just annoying. Obviously I know the HDD password, deleted the old windows, ran FDISK to remove the DOS partition, and installed Linux Ubuntu from CD. The annoying thing is that I cannot change the date/time (is blocked).

Thanks if someone can help out.


A:Bios password Dell latitude D600

Do a search of this forum. There are ample posts regarding this subject about the D600 password.

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I have been digging through endless forums and search engines to try and find a solution to a laptop problem I am having.

It?s a 2nd hand laptop from eBay, a Dell Latitude D600.

What I wanted to do was change the asset information on the splash screen so I got from dell site but it wouldn?t change it as the Configure setup password is enabled and I don?t know what it is.

Do you know a way to get around this so I can change the asset information and remove the configuration password?

Thank you for your time.

A:Dell Latitude D600 BOIS Password (again)

Kieron.Ash said:

I have been digging through endless forums and search engines to try and find a solution to a laptop problem I am having.Click to expand...

More digging needed,sorry.

This is the main Dell password thread HERE

And these are the Techspot members who know about passwords and stuff. rustam and Ididmyc600

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First when it logged me on, no desktop shows i ran taskmanager and closed explorer.exe and ran it again and it worked fine. But today, while i was using it, it crashed with a blue screen. I couldnt read what the whole thing said because my screen is cracked on the top middle section. But it mentioned somthing with physical memory being dumped. Recently i added a 1gb usb as virtual ram to speed up my computer a bit too. I couldn't read it so i figured if i turned the laptop off and rebooted it up it will be ok. So i realized that the usb got bent and maybe came off the computer. So i turned on the computer and it started up. It showed the dell logo and the bios being booted. But it just pauses when it starts. Nothing happens. it doent load. It's just stuck there and all i can do is turn it off.

Windows Xp sp3
1400 mhz processor
1.5 gb ram
about 35gb harddrive.

A:Dell latitude d600 wont start up.

Have you tried Safe Mode boot?

Do you have your Dell XP install disk?

Have you unplugged that bent USB device?

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I just bought two used dell latitude d600 laptops. The hard drives were formatted by the previous owner but he supplied the original XP SP2 OS and gave me a link to download the drivers from Dell Support. I downloaded the drivers using the service tag to ensure the latest drivers were installed. I uploaded the OS and drivers without any problems on both computers. I have a wireless cable modem that has a desktop connected via either net cable and it works fine. When I connect the D600 to the cable, I can access the internet as expected. However, when I try to connect wireless, the laptops are unable to renew the IP address so I have "little to no connectivity". I have read through a few of the threads about this subject and tried all the recommendations I could find without any luck. It sees the wireless connection but just wont renew the IP address. I've tried rebooting the modem by cutting power, I've tried the winsock reset, IPconfig /release and IPconfig /renew, Ive ensured the radio is enabled. Ive even reloaded the OS and drivers (including NSS driver) to no avail. The things I notice that are odd is when I go to START>RUN>inetwiz> the internet conncetion wizard pops up BUT only gives me two choices (connect using phone line and connect using LAN). Shouldnt it have an option to connect using broadband? When I do the ipconfig /renew it cannot renew and says that "no operation can be performed on Local Area Connectin while it has its media... Read more

A:dell latitude d600 cant renew ip address

hey zeus. that sounds like a pickle of a problem. first off, always use LAN unless you are on a dial-up connection. it's the same as broadband. broadband wasn't introduced until later with windows vista (at least as far as I know). second off have you tried moving closer to router? might be a weak signal or interference from something like a cordless phone or radio. also if you live near train tracks, you might be getting interference from the trains wireless signals to the train station. theres lots of interference that a friend of mine gets from his router whenever a train goes by.

EDITED ADD-IN: also i know you have tried everything under the sun but are you using windows' built-in wireless network control software or are you using the wireless card's software? a lot of times the issue can be a simple software conflict. try disabling or removing the wireless card's software (not the drivers, just the software). then reboot and just use windows' built-in wireless control software and see if that resolves the issue if not, might be a bad wireless card. but don't take my word for it.

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My computer used to be lighting fast and is now slow. Several internet pages, including Facebook Pages, load weird and my BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT MY Dell WiFi can't be found??? Dell Wireless Utility has always controlled my WiFi and now "nothing". Can't Start It and the XP WiFi controlled says there is a "conflict"... I am now "hard-wiered". I also have a Vonage Phone that has worked perfectly in the past but now does not work properly because of excess router traffic and overloading. I have "restored" to several previous checkpoints and problems persist??? Virus? Malware? Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Attache.txt file is attached and Copy Logs are posted below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:01:05 PM, on 10/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
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A:Infected Dell Latitude D600, No Wireless?

I am surprised that I have no replies to this thread... am I doing something wrong?

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Hi guys I've got a Dell D600 laptop just finished reinstalling all the software, drivers etc. come accross a bit of a problem, if I install the video driver (ati mobility 9000)
then the laptop will only output video to an external monitor. It boots up windows splash screen etc on the laptops screen but then as soon as windows kicks in the screen goes black and it switches to the VGA port on the laptop.

However If i then go into safe mode and uninstall the driver the laptop will then boot as normal.

The laptop used to belong to an office and was mostly sat in a docking station could this be a factor?

Ive tried FN + F8 and its not doing anything other than making a black line on the screen, any ideas ?


A:Dell Latitude D600 video problem

try entering the bios setup by pressing f2 during the boot post screen.
there is an option to set the default video output (something like onboard / docking - depends on the model).

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We are trying to connect our Dell Lattitude D600 to a Xfinity modem with a built in router . The cable tech tried for 3 hours . It managed to pull up a main webpage, but when we try to search beyond that , the page goes blank The Laptop is running Windows XP system and has a built in WIFI .
Can anyone recomment help . Thanks

A:Dell Lattitude D600 internet problems

have you tried connecting to the router with a cable ?

have you tried logging into the router and removing the wireless security ?

any other devices working on the wireless OK ?

do a full power cycle and then try again - see below

then connect the PC to the router by cable and post an ipconfig /all

if you still do not have a connection try safemode with networking

Safemode with networking
with a cable connected from PC to router
check the cable - see if there is a light on the router associated with the cable port used , also check if you have a green/yellow light on the PC LAN port (some PCs do not have any lights on the LAN port - so ignore)
- try safemode with networking
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking - see if that works


How to power cycle

“power cycle” process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes. We have found in some instances you need to wait at least 5 minutes
Plug the power cords back in, but don’t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer... Read more

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I need to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude D600 laptop and I'm wondering whether I have to use the particular hard drive produced specifically by Dell for Dell Latitude laptops or whether there are any alternatives?

Any advice would be much appreciated


A:Hard drive for Dell Latitude D600

You do not need to purchase from Dell
Read the label on the HardDrive, and do a search for those specs. You can also search D600 Hard Drive on its own

Here is some Dell info:

Dell Parts and Upgrades
HardDrive replacement proceedure:

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My D600 is getting very hot over the hard drive. I purchased another one and it too is getting hot. So hot that it's uncomfortable to type much.

I spoke with a couple local computer store owners and got two answers. One told me that the HD was going bad. That's why I bought another one. The other told me that was Normal with Dell's, especially the Latitude series.

Now what? I've had this computer since 2006 and I don't remember it getting this hot until just the last several months.

Any advise? Is it a bad hard drive or just the Latitude itself?

What would you do if it were yours?

A:Dell Latitude D600: Hard Drive getting HOT!

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Hi all,

I have a Dell D600 Lattitude laptop that was running Vista Home Prem.
I usually do clean installs but I thought I would give the upgrade option from Vista to 7 a try. Anyways, the upgrade went really smooth. I realize that ATI doesnt support the 9000 series anymore. I was wondering since windows had a driver for the 9000 series for Vista, would it be possible to use that one? The only prob I am having is I cant seem to find the driver anywhere. (googled it etc...) Windows update catalog only lists XP/2000 drivers :-(
I dont think I could install the 9000 series driver in XP mode because of WDDM. Havent tried it yet lol! Any ideas on how i can find a Vista compatible driver for this?

Laptop Specs:

Intel 1.6 GHZ
ATI Mobility 9000
Realtek onboard sound
Intel onboard wireless ( really surprised this works in 7!)
120 GB HDD

thanks for the help... :-)

A:ATI Mobility driver for Dell D600 Latittude

Quote: Originally Posted by brusse01

Hi all,

I have a Dell D600 Lattitude laptop that was running Vista Home Prem.
I usually do clean installs but I thought I would give the upgrade option from Vista to 7 a try. Anyways, the upgrade went really smooth. I realize that ATI doesnt support the 9000 series anymore. I was wondering since windows had a driver for the 9000 series for Vista, would it be possible to use that one? The only prob I am having is I cant seem to find the driver anywhere. (googled it etc...) Windows update catalog only lists XP/2000 drivers :-(
I dont think I could install the 9000 series driver in XP mode because of WDDM. Havent tried it yet lol! Any ideas on how i can find a Vista compatible driver for this?

Laptop Specs:

Intel 1.6 GHZ
ATI Mobility 9000
Realtek onboard sound
Intel onboard wireless ( really surprised this works in 7!)
120 GB HDD

thanks for the help... :-)

Hi brusse ,

Have a look here for the Vista driver Graphics Drivers & Software
I cant say if it will work, try it!!


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Daughter left me with her laptop computer that someone used & must have shut down wrong somehow. Now it tells you that the hard drive is password protected and you need to type in a password to boot up. Running XP and has never used a password to boot up so we are at a loss. Any ideas?

A:Dell Latitude D600 xp need password to boot?

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Hi all,

I have notebook Dell D600. I can not connect to wireless. I found wireless WLAN utility does not work. I have installed the driver which I downloaded from Dell site, it was driver R115320. can anyone suggest solutions to solve this problem?

A:Solved: Dell D600 can not connect to wireless

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I reformatted the hard drive and tried to install XP home Edition for my Latitude D600, but keep getting different error messages.

#1 The file viaide.sys is corrupted.
#2 The file \i386\vgaoem.fon could
not be loaded. The error code is 4
#3 The file toside.sys is corrupted.
#4 The file partmgr.sys is corrupted.

I thought it was a faulty operating system disk, but I've tried three different disks. Can you help me? This is not the first time I've reformatted desktops and laptops.

A confused person

A:Install Windows XP on Dell Latitude D600

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 that on start up I get the "a disk read error" and will not go any further. When i do a dianostic I get an error on the DST short test fail error code-1000-0146. Is this the darddrive and if so, if I were to just get a new HD will everything be ok?

A:dell d600 -a disk read error

Most likely the hard drive has failed, you would need to install a new hard drive and reinstall windows and all your programs.

If you have a Fry's electronics in your area, they have the best prices on the old PATA laptop hard drives, which the D600 uses.

It may be possible to back up important data by using the method described in the link below, when done replace the failing hard drive and reinstall Windows. If this fails to read the drive you can try removing and re-seating the hard drive, then try again.

Save your data

Remove hard drive



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so i had mine working, did a reinstall of windows 7 and lost the driver now cant find it, anyone know what we used to get the sound working on the dell d600s?

A:anyone have working audio driver for a dell d600

Quote: Originally Posted by pfft84

so i had mine working, did a reinstall of windows 7 and lost the driver now cant find it, anyone know what we used to get the sound working on the dell d600s?

Search for Realtek ac97vista_6305 download --> unzip --> High light the sound missing component under Device Manager, then update by point to the directory you just unzip the ac97vista_6305.


That would be it.

For missing wireless driver, just plug your Ethernet to your network, then do windows update; the windows update will update your wireless drive.

Good luck and Have fun (these are for Dell Latitude D600).

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Hi Everyone! I thought I would trying posting a question before blowing more money on used computers! I bought this cool little Dell D600 that may have been over priced for $475.00 that has no internal wireless or CD writer! It's a P4 1.6 with 512 Memory and a 30 Gig Hard Drive that had XP Pro with Office 2007 and Adobe Pro with a great McAfree Virus scan program. It was working great until the small hard drive filled up and started that clicking sound before a hard drive crashes. I don't know if I blew it by filling the drive up or if it was a bad drive. This laptop was suppose to be refurbished too.

Anyways, having had buyers remorse over a used computer that no longer works after a few days, and knowing I could have bought a Compaq AMD Athlon Dual Core for $75.00 more do you guys think it's worth fixing my Dell? The only reason I bought this Dell is because I have a Dell now and wanted XP, not Vista. The Compaq Dual Core has Vista and I don't really care for Compaq. So do you guys think its worth fixing this Dell or do you think I should see if I can get the Compaq with Vista. Are Compaq's still that bad? Is Vista really that bad? Or do you think its worth fixing this Dell even though it would cost as much as a new Compaq Athlon Dual Core even though I don't care for Compaqs and may be a stripped down Compaq. Sounds dumb but anything would help.

"One Baffled Lot"

A:Dell Latitude D600 Worth Fixing?

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I updated the BIOS on my D600 to the latest version A16, last released 2005. Is a BIOS from the D630 released 2008 usable? They seem extremely similar.

A:Dell Latitude d630 BIOS usable on D600?

unless they are the same MB, I would seriously doubt that the BIOS are compatible. Also, are the bios not working on your current mobo? If they are working, there is no need to update.

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I am having the following problems with my keyboard: space bar, back, arrow keys, numbers, letter - you press it once and then it just won't type it a second time until you wait for some time and then go at it again; cannot strike any key twice or more in a row (for example if I try to type "kibble", the second b won't show up)

I thought it may be the keyboard that was the problem so I purchased a new replacement, installed it and the problems still weren't fixed!

Anybody know what the actual problem may be??


A:Problem with some functions on my Dell Latitude D600 keyboard

Does it work when you boot into safe mode?

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My Dell D600 runs well after a fresh XP pro install BUT it will not go into standby or hibernate without freezing. I ran F12 and got an error code "failed DST short test" 1000-0146. Can anyone help me?

A:error code 1000-0146 on Dell D600

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I hv a Dell Latitude D600 with faulty thermal sensor that show constant 85celcius even just boot and the air that blown out were not even warm. The fan were always at fullspeed. It throttle down to the lowest speed(500mhz).

I did remove the heatsink n clean all dust

I did replace the thermal paste

i replace another processor to confirm that is not a faulty processor's thermal sensor

I tried to change power setting to 'Always On' and is still the same

I tried to overclock it using NHC but its still slow

Anyway that i can disable the temp throttle down?
I dont care if that overheat my laptop as if i have to use a laptop with 500mhz i rather try to cure it.
Btw this is an unused anymore,i just wanna try to fix/modify to make it fullspeed again.
Thanks for viewing

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dell latitude d600 the power goes on briefly then shuts off. does anyone have an idea why?....i tried changing the ram

A:Dell latitude d600 the power goes on briefly then shuts off


not limited to

faulty motherboard
faulty PSU

without the correct tools its impossible to diagnose, my suggestion is to take it to a repair centre.

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Well recently my uncle's dell latitude d600 windows xp laptop was hit with a a nasty virus. I helped him reinstall xp to get rid of the virus. After we finished we realized the internet was not working, so i went to device manager only to find that there were a bunch of unknown hardware. Most importantly the wireless card. I want to know where i can find the drivers and how to properly use them. Thank you (I have a 1gb flash drive and a computer connected to the internet so obtaining the drivers will not be a problem)

A:Dell Latitide d600 wireless drivers missing

Any help at all would be great

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Hello,My daughter has a Dell Latitude D600 laptop. When she is trying to watch some .mkv or .avi HD videos about 2 to 10 gb in size the video cuts out and will not play without interruption. She uses the VLC player to watch them. She either plays from external usb hard drive or on the C drive. Some of the SD videos seam to play fine. Is it because of her video card or processor is out dated? If so is there setting or other player that will help when watching these videos? Below is her setupIntel Pentium-M processor 1.4 GHz with 1 MB level 2 cache 1.0 GB RAM 14.1-inch TFT display with 32 MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 video controller XP Pro

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Hello All: I can't connect to the internet via integrated wireless card. I put a fresh copy of XP Pro on a formatted Dell D600. Everything works fine except for the network controller. The drivers seemed to install fine but It Displays an exclamation mark in the device manager. Only LAN shows in the network connections. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it, in both regular and safe mode but same problem. I tested the wireless card in another unit and it worked (Broadcom. Bcm94306MPSG) so it's not the card. I updated the drivers using the Dell drivers and I tried the Broadcom drivers from their site as well. I also updated the BIOS and made sure wireless was enabled within the BIOS and Fn+F2. I checked for IRQ conflicts, I also reinstalled the OS again. I can connect to the internet via rj45 Ethernet but nothing seems to correct my integrated wireless card problem.

A:Solved: Dell D600(XP Pro) Device cannot start (code 10)

Many machines will only accept specific wireless internal cards, is this the wireless adapter that came with the laptop?

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I have a dell latitude d600 laptop running on windows xp home edition. We are using a small office network with y computers connect the laptop being the third and I am connected via wireless connection. I can connect to our network printer and the other 3 computers without a problem but I cannot go ontothe internet. I have an ip address 10.0:0:9 which is within our LAN range and my subnet mask is I cannot also setup outlook and if I ping sites like google .com I get the reply 'could not find host' can somebody help please

A:dell latitude d600 failing to connect to the internet

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