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Old 04-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I told a friend I would look at his Dell Latitude 600 but I have no clue on how to fix it (told him I didn't but that I would try). When you hit the power button the lights flicker and then turn off and the screen never comes up. So it seems to be a power issue. However the battery on this laptop has a button that will light up lights to tell you if theres power. Once hit the light shows all lights which I assume means its powered, and I've tried using the power adapter. So does anyone know how to fix this problem or at least have a idea on what it could be?
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like it may not be passing post. I'd start by re-seating the memory.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The simplest fix would be failed or misseated memory. Remove the memory cover and then try this:

1) Remove, and then re-seat the memory.
2) Test.
3) Remove, and then re-seat the memory in the other memory slot.
4) Test.
5) Try replacing the RAM or testing the old RAM in another notebook.
6) Test.

Since the battery meter shows a full charge, we can assume for the time being that the battery and AC adapter are not at fault. That leaves not-so-easy-to-fix components like a failed CPU or motherboard. I suppose it's possible that it could be a failed fan (system detects 0RPM and shuts down to prevent overheating), but that's unlikely.

Let's hope that it's something simple like the RAM.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well you know what they say about assumptions. Since I have little laptop experience I assumed the problem was power related and thus over my head and didn't even think about doing your basic not posting troubleshooting.

Seems like it was a memory problem.

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