D600 won't boot

By robmsz
Mar 6, 2006
  1. i have a dell d600 laptop just replaced the motherboard because it was shorted. put it all back together my power pack light stays on now,but when i turn the computer on its boots half way up then turns off i cant enter into startup or bio's it shuts off before then. what could be the problem?
  2. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    I have never tried what you are doing , but I bet the Mb is tied to the Setup program that sits in a small Fat 16 partition Dell portables have.It may be that you have to re-install that set-up program to connect with the new Mb.
    Is this Mb new from Dell or is it scavenged?
    Are there no insructions for it.
    You load this program with a flash type install from floppies.You will have to get the correct files from Dell.
    That is if I am right.
  3. robmsz

    robmsz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a dell refurbished board, the bio's say A08. it stays on longer with battery as opposed to being plugged in. i got as far as windows checking disc for errors,i get to setup and i tried every possible option it gave but shuts off to soon to do anythink else. and thank you for you response
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