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D600 problem

By R. Ravenclaw
Mar 5, 2007
  1. Hi all! I have a D600 that will occasionaly boot to a black screen that says no bootable devices found. I have removed and reinserted the hdd and that solved the problem for a day or too. Diagnostics do not reveal any hardware issues. Does anyone know if there is a known issue with hdd connection problems in the Latitude D600?
    Thanks for any help you may offer.
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    Take out the battery and CD ROM/or CDRW from the bay and see if that solves your problem. When last did you update the BIOS?
     
  3. Whitey83

    Whitey83 TS Rookie

    Would think hard disk is ready to pack in. So make sure you back up all your stuff!

    Flashing the BIOS won't go wrong (well not usually) though and only takes 2 mins.
     
  4. R. Ravenclaw

    R. Ravenclaw Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Thanks for both suggestions. The hard drive is new as of January. I have updated the bios. This is a strange problem as it is intermittent and there is nothing significant in the event log....Not sure how to proceed. I wonder if the "new" drive was not so new and came with it's own set of problems.
     
  5. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    Can you enter the bios? If so is the HDD recognized? If it is, is it first boot?
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Reformat and reinstall the hard drive.
    Even new hard drives fail, because they were subject to a lot of impact in shipping... Take advantage of the warranty if the reformat and reinstall of Windows does not take care of the problem.
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    Have the MOBO and HDD replaced is the only solution to this riddle..
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    D600s are known to run VERY hot which in turn kills the Hard drives. We have many here in the Army and I can't tell you how many times they go tits up.
     
  9. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,715   +89

    So I was right Tedster you're in Army... D600 problems were solved in D610s but now replaced by D620s... Updating the BIOS is easy through Windows but the Battery has to be good , AC power has to be right otherwise it would fail before it updates. I think the last update for D600 was BIOS A26
     
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