Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Dell Vostro 1400 and Latitude D610 Problem with Power

Q: Dell Vostro 1400 and Latitude D610 Problem with Power

Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!
Regards

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Dell Vostro 1400 and Latitude D610 Problem with Power

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 112

I am working on a Dell Latitude D610. The owner is complaining of power supply issues. When the AC adapter is plugged in, it shorts out. The green light on the adapter is illuminated when it is plugged in to the wall only, but goes out when connecting it to the laptop.

I have two power supplies from the owner, both behave the same way. I also have another Latitude Laptop which would use the same power supply and have the same issue.

Where do I go with this? What's the next step?

TIA. -Paul.
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Power Problem

What happens when you take the batteries out of the laptop and plug in the power cord ?
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 105.6

I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 98.4

Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

Hello
I m so confused,my laptop does not work, I tried the battery too but the same resaults , I checked the AC adapter on the ather laptop & it s fine , affter doing same research I found that there samething wrong with the motherboard how can I test it & fix it.
thank you
 

A:Problem with dell latitude d610

What doesnt work? Turning on? Blue Screen? Virus? Need a little more detail to resolve the issue. Thanks.
 

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

Hi everyone !!


Im new here.. i has big problem with my laptop
I've got a Dell Latitude D610 . I need to reset the BIOS password or Admin password.

the cd-roms will not boot from the cd... it was locket in the bios..

i've already called dell 5 times, and each time they say sorry !!


Does anyone have any info on reseting this password???


I hope the experts here can help me 2 resplve the problem !!!
 

A:Problem with my Dell latitude D610

If your settings allow try to boot with a exteral USB floppy disk ,that has a Bios update file and flash utility on it.
 

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 92.4

If anyone can help I'll be forever in your debt.
I've had a look around the other threads and nobody seems to have a clear answer on how to get around the grey screen which is stopping me from loading up my laptop.
It asks for the system/admin password which I don't have as I bought this from an auction in work.

If anybody can help me to crack this I will be very happy!

I'm posting this so that I can PM!

I'm posting this so that I can PM!2

I'm posting this so that I can PM! 3

I'm posting this so that I can PM! 4
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Bios Password Problem!

1. POST in the CORRECT FORUM.
2. READ the FAQs. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic91948.html
3. Post your QUESTION ONCE. If people wish to reply they will and you'll get a better response by posting in the right area. Please read the rules for newcomers. Bumping does not work on TS.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.

Configurations:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse
 

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

password dell vostro 1400


THIS COMPUTER SYSTEM
#7KWDLD1-595B


HELP ME
 

A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

Hi,
Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.
 

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???

Sarah
 

A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.2

Hi,

I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading
 

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 87.2

Hi,

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine. 
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!
Thanks,
Tim

A:No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU 
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time
 

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please
 

A:dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 86.4

I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 85.6

I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn&#... Read more

A:Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84.8

Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.
Greg
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84.8

Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/902843-solved-stuck-acquiring-network-address.html
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
------------------------------------------------------------------------
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

I have a Dell latitude D610

My problem is that I want to use a second monitor and my laptop screen at the same time, but I want them to be in different resolutions.

Is this possible?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

Greetings:

I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

First the sounds didn't work, but a I downloaded a driver and I got sound. Now, the only challenge is to get the picture on the monitor when I play a DVD. I hear a sound, but there's NO PICTURE!

I beleive there's no Graphics card. Where/how do I download this car? And what kind of Graphics card?

Thanks,

Max
 

A:Dell Latitude D610

MaxGlide said:


Greetings:

I just installed a new HD in Dell laptop and loaded it with a new Windows XP Pro and downloaded the System Pack 3 and all other XP Pro important downloads.

First the sounds didn't work, but a I downloaded a driver and I got sound. Now, the only challenge is to get the picture on the monitor when I play a DVD. I hear a sound, but there's NO PICTURE!

I beleive there's no Graphics card. Where/how do I download this car? And what kind of Graphics card?

Thanks,

MaxClick to expand...

You may need to download newer drivers for your graphics card that is in your laptop. It sounds like right now your computer is using the default drivers from the Windows XP Disk which may not be good enough for your video to show up from a DVD. Did you try the Dell website for the video drivers?

Or you may need to download a DVD Playback Codec. They are normally not free, but there is a player out there that they come free in which is called VLC.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 84

I recently updated to Win 10 32 bit on my Latitude D610.. I am having a issue with the video driver. Here are the hardware ids:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2792&SUBSYS_01821028&REV_03PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2792&SUBSYS_01821028PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2792&CC_038000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2792&CC_0380
I am trying to get rid the generic display adapter. How do I get the right drivers to clear out my device manager?

A:Dell Latitude D610

That's an Intel integrated GPU - unfortunately, Intel does not support Windows 10 on this chipset.  You're stuck with the Windows drivers.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

hello,
this is the first time i have been here and i hope that someone can help a rook out...
i just purchased a Dell latitude D610 at a garage sale and it came with no power cord but i was guaranteed that it would work if i bought a power cord for it....i did and now i find out that that thing is protected by an authentication password...to be exact it says:
computer system, #4kckh1s-595b, is protected by a password authentication system. you cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.

can someone please help me get pass this...because i need this comp for art school which begins sept 4.....thanks in advance....
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 password help

There is a ton of stuff on this forum regarding the D610, and passwords.... I think the D610 is one of those that cannot be fixed, but I am certain there are more useful posts on this Techspot forum than anywhere else. There are techs who really know their stuff on Dell boards and paswords.
So do a number of searches here. There is a lot of very helpful information that will save you time.
Good luck. It is a toughie.
You might be thinking about replacing the computer... just because of your Sept 4 deadline... as it may take a longer than that to resolve it.
Good luck to you. Please let us know how it all turns out.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I need to reinstall XP on a Dell Latitude laptop. The service tag is 5C5SP1J. I have a XP CD but it won't recognize the CD nor boot up. I tried the USB action but it won't format it! I need to reinstall because it had a illegal copy of XP on there. Also, my sister may be selling it.
The COA is Windows XP Professional SP0. I am on a tight budget so I can't get a Dell XP disc.
 

A:Reinstalling XP on Dell Latitude D610

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

My Dell latitude won't power up - no lights, no sign of life nothing. The charger lite is on - but I get nothing either with the battery in or out. Once by depressing the two mouse key I very briefly got the battery light to flicker on and off - I did then think it was charging.

Is a new battery likley to cure the problem ? 0 or is it a main board, or even a charger problem? Any ideas ?
 

A:Dead Dell Latitude D610

The laptops motherboard is probably bad
 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I have a Dell Latitude D610, have had it for five years. It originally had XP Pro installed, but early this month I installed Windows 7 Pro. Leo Notenboom inspired me on this, as he is highly regarded on computers, and he installed Windows 7 on it for his wife. You don't need a new PC or laptop to enjoy Windows 7, it works on older systems too, although you don't have all functions. That's why I'm posting, I would've bought another copy of Home Premium had I known this. I can't run Microsoft's Virtual PC (a free download that allows you to run XP mode). I bought Pro thinking that I could, but the hardware doesn't support it. The laptop is maxed out with all features (of the time), 2GB RAM, 100GB hard drive. Is there another program that will allow me to run XP Mode, or will I have to settle for a dual boot (meaning a reinstall of XP Pro followed by installing my disc image & backup of Win 7 Pro?)

A:Need XP mode on a Dell Latitude D610

Microsoft XP Mode Download --> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir.../download.aspx

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Okay, one of my laptops which is a Dell Latitude D610 suddenly just turned off. The charger was connected when that happened. I tried the power button but no lights turned on. I already tried taking out the battery and turning it on with charger/and without, but still nothing works. Is the battery completely dead, and need to be replaced? How can I fix this? thank you in advanced !
 

A:\Dell Latitude D610 won't turn on/

Possible reasons for this:

1.) Your battery is dead and can no longer be charged, AND your power supply unit is dead also

2.) Your battery is fine and your power supply is fine, but the DC jack for your laptop needs repair/replacement. It could be currently preventing power from getting to your computer, thus not charging your battery or powering the computer.

3.) Your power supply unit is dead and needs replacing.

4.) Your motherboard is dead.

---
It may help to take your computer to a shop and plug in a working adapter that fits your computer; that will help diagnose your issue...along with the info provided.

Hope that helps.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Hi all,

Im new here and im sorry to say that i have to start of with a big plee for help.

I work for a school in its IT department and i was asked to source a cheap 2nd hand laptop. well i managed to find a good deal on ebay (yes i know) so i bought it off this guy and well i got it on monday and found the bloody bios is locked . I asked the guy for help but he wouldnt reply and has now deleted his account on ebay !!!!! so im stuck with this useless laptop and im probably gonna get strung up by my boss or fired if i dont sort this.

so by now you can see wot im asking for..

does anyone know a way of unlocking this bios with a backdoor password on some keygen..?

my service tag No. is G2L222J-595B

Bios revision A03

i realy hope soeone here can help me

Many thanks

Danny
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Bios Help

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at this thread HERE. It may be of assistance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Ok, I've been looking around online for a solution to my Dell Latitude D610 failing to power on, but none have worked, and I think there are a couple details that are different from other people's problems. I'll be as detailed as possible here to give a good description of what's going on...When I press the power button, the power light comes on for a couple seconds and then goes out again, and there are no noises whatsoever coming from the computer. I've tried all the combinations of unplugging the power adapter, removing the battery, holding down various F keys, applying pressure to the buttons, etc etc...The thing that seems to be different with my problem is that immediately before this problem, my computer had inexplicably shut down. A few months ago I had a problem with the computer getting very hot and completely shutting itself down (I assume from overheating), but it stopped doing that for a while. Back when I had that problem, however, I was always able to restart the computer without any trouble. Now the same thing seems to have happened, except now it won't do anything at all. Since this all started with the computer shutting itself down, rather than simply refusing to start after sitting turned off, it makes me think it's not an issue of a loose connection or a faulty power supply...any ideas? could overheating have caused permanent damage?
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 failure to boot

Hi

the D610 ....

oveheating is never good..however that is what the thermal trip is for.

i would try reseating the memory first as loose memory can cause the laptop not to power on.

if not

first off, go here for the manual, your going to need some screwdrivers and some time.

Open the laptop up and check the CPU fan and cooler unit for blockages, its a good idea to get some heatsink paste and you will need to repaste the CPU if you remove the heatsink.

With the mobo out (its quite easy to get them out) inspect for any burn marks on the board around the components.

if you find any, then a new mobo will be needed as its probably failed, however if not reassemble the laptop and make sure all the connecting leads are seated securely.

if you have a test meter check your voltage on the power adaptor, i think its about 19volts normally on those models, but it will state on the back of the unit.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I have a Dell Latitude D610 and my problem is that the wifi light won't come on. I've done the Fn+F2 thing and all that is enabled is bluetooth. I've gone to dell's site and updated drivers and done basically everything I've seen others do on forums. What's interesting is that once in awhile, my wifi light comes on and my wifi will work for maybe 30 seconds and then it disappears. When i go to device manager, my broadcom 802.11g adapter sometimes shows up but usually it isn't there. So it's not there with a yellow exclamation mark over it; when it is on there it's fine but it's hardly there ever. I've even removed the wireless card and reconnected it to see if it'd work but no luck. Basically I've tried just about everything and I'd welcome someone who has more experience with this kind of thing to help me out.
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Wifi Won't Work

When i go to device manager, my broadcom 802.11g adapter sometimes shows up but usually it isn't there.

.............

I've even removed the wireless card and reconnected it to see if it'd work but no luck.
Click to expand...

that would have been my first suggestion - sounds like the adapter is intermittently faulty

but
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

i have seen these cause this type of issue before

also try safemode with networking - wireless often does not work in this mode anyway - but just in case
safemode with networking
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking - see if that works
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I've had no problems with seeing wireless networks on my laptop before, but this morning I turned it on and it couldn't see any networks. My other machines in my house are connecting successfuly wirelessly so I know it's not the router. I tried disabling and re-enabling the laptop's wireless connection, but to no avail.
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Can't See Wireless Networks

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

but no luck so far. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, the device volume area is greyed, so I can't adjust the volume there. I don't have external speakers, but I can't get any sound from the unit itself.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello-
I'm a novice and this is my first post here so I would appreciate any help I can get. I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly any more. I can connect fine when my computer is connected to a cable and I can use the wireless signal fine with another computer. It used to work perfectly but stopped one day. Currently I'm using a Dell Latititude D610 with Windows XP using the factory installed wireless card.
I've tried removing the wireless card and replacing it.
Also I've read that using the function and F2 key will get wireless utility to open but nothing happens when I do that.
When I open device manager under network adapters all it shows is Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller. I think this device is for my cable modem and not my wireless card but not 100% sure.
Any suggestions?
Thanks for all your help!
 

A:Dell latitude d610 wireless connection

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello,
I just got a Dell Latitude D610.
Everything works just fine but I have one annoying problem: There is sort of a high pitched wahhhh noise (Sorry, can't think of a more intelligent term) that goes on and off. It's usually on, but from time to time I get a few minutes of silence.
I suspect the sound card since the noise moves to headphones when I plug them in (The speakers stop making the noise and only the headphones are making them and yes, I'm sure it's not the computer itself since I can't hear it when I take off the headphones while they're plugged in ;-)

I was wondering if anybody had ever heard of something like this. I looked around the net and the forums and haven't found anybody having a problem like this.
Thank you very much,
Ben
 

A:Bizarre noise on Dell Latitude D610

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello, I've been trying to install win me on my latitude d610 (no hdd) using an oem install disc from my dimension l700cx. The issue comes after the reboot during the install, every option results in the laptop rebooting to the dell logo screen. I was wondering if there's any way to make it work, the idea was to install me on the laptop and share the wifi connection with the desktop because I don't have a network card yet and the laptop don't have an os any way. Thanks for looking and please go easy on me with this I haven't used windows in a long long time.

A:Windows me install on dell latitude d610

You need a HDD to install an OS. Why are you bothering attempting to install Windows ME? Its long past end of life and was a terrible Windows version.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Greetings, I am Anthony. I will get right to it. 
 
I have a Dell Latitude D610 Laptop/notebook. Originally I got it used and it had Windows XP, and did not come with any discs, drivers, etc...
 
However I wasn't a fan of XP, So I converted this computer to Vista. 
This was a bad idea. Vista freezes, alot, while doing almost nothing. Registering to this site and creating this topic lags very bad. 
 
When XP was on this computer, the computer ran very well for this low end hardware. 
 
I have about 1GB ram, and the 1.8 cpu Pentium M category. When I had XP, I could play my favorite game and have background programs running/minimized. The game is Star Wars Battlefront 2(or Battlefront one) - These games are from the 2004-2005 and have very low hardware requirements. 
 
Those games ran very good on XP.
 
On Vista, I can barely load the game. I begin either game, and it takes well over 2 minutes to load up - and reach the start screen. It takes another eternity to load any levels. 
 
The games load SO slow that joining internet servers times me out. 
 
The game and web browsing slowness is just examples of how Vista is currently sucking. 
 
Here is where the problem pops in...
 
I cannot find a way to re-install XP. I have an XP disc, but it is not made for this computer. 
-Booting from this disc results in "Line 1 of the file..... blah blah blah is invalid"
 
I have tried various ... Read more

A:Getting Windows XP back onto the Dell Latitude D610 - Help?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I would prefer only professional responses from people who know how to deal with these issues, instead of poking me with gibberish questions.
 
 
 
No need to worry about that, all volunteers here.
 
Contact Dell and they can probably sell you an OEM WinXP disk for that model. That should solve the loading problem, and the drivers should be slip-streamed into the install disk (make sure before you buy). Professional enough for you?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I looked through almost all the thread related to this issue and couldn't fix it.
I got the laptop through work and we don't have an IT person so I have to figure this out myself.

I can't turn on the Wifi switch (Fn + F2) and then I realized its possible it doesn't have a driver so I downloaded the Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller
so far and its still not working.

Here is the what is on my device manager.


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\user>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-06-82-63
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.181
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 20, 2011 2:08:00... Read more

A:Dell D610 Latitude Wifi not working

no wireless adapter shown there - you sure it has a wireless - also if its from work the IT Dept may have set it up that way
its possible the wireless maybe disabled in bios

no driver listed for wireless
http://support.dell.com/support/dow...1&osl=en&ServiceTag=9PGCH71&catid=-1&impid=-1
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I have a Dell Latitude D610 that I can get to connect to a wireless connection. It is running Windows 7 Pro. I have looked in device manager and there are no (?) or (!) anywhere there. I have another laptop that I have set up successfully on this connection. The Dell does find the connection that I want to use, but when I try to connect the following message appears: Your capability of your network adapter does not match the settings of this network" or something close to that. I have had a friend bring their laptop and they are able to connect just as easily as my second laptop. The only one that seems to have a problem is the Dell. I have even went into the router and changed the security to WEP instead of a WPA. This seems to work for a short time, but my first laptop (a thinkpad) will stop connecting after a short time. The Dell will only connect with a WEP setting. This is frustrating I just want both of my laptops to connect to my wireless connection at the same time.
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Wireless Connection

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Have above with ram 512 and 40 gb of memory.

I am looking to upgrade but is the hard drive ide or sata compatible.
I need 160 gb and will also upgarde the ram with cruical memory.

Should I look at changing the cpu, and if so what to.

Cheers
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 - upgrade advice please

If I were in similar circumstances, I would buy an entirely different laptop with a 2.0 GHz or faster dual core processor and 2 gigs of RAM. Then the old laptop could be sold for $150 or so to off-set the costs.

Upgrading the CPU of a laptop is a pain. While installing an HDD with a higher storage capacity and better RAM are quite easy to do, you probably won't notice any increase in performance. Also, the resale value of the computer would not increase as much as the cost of the upgraded components.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Can anyone help with this mystery? (Please if you can speak in simple terms as I am not very computer savvy).

I have an Dell Latitude d610 running WIndows XP with all USB ports not working. I have tried uninstalling the drivers and rebooting so that the correct drivers are reinstalled as recommended from the troubleshooting options but the problem persists. All driver updates show that the drivers installed are up to date. In the Device manager an exclamation point is shown beside all USB ports. The message for the device status coming up when I right click on the exclamation point is - Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (code 39)

A:Dell Latitude d610 all USB ports not working

Hi,
Please follow the steps below to troubleshoot the USB issue on your system:
1. Uninstall the USB root hubs from Device Manager and restart the PC and check.2. Check in BIOS if all the USB ports are enabled.    To go to BIOS, restart the system and keep tapping F2, once you are on the BIOS screen select POST Behavior and ensure that USB Emulation is Enable. Restart the    system and check if the issue is resolved.3. If not resolved update chipset driver from Dell’s support site.4. Upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Windows XP SP3. To upgrade follow the steps below:
         A)  Click the Start button, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.         B)  Click Express (Recommended).         C)  If your computer is up to date, Windows XP SP3 will be one of the updates that is automatically selected. Click Install Updates. If your computer isn't up to date, Windows Update will offer some other updates that you have to install first. Install those, and then repeat steps A and B to obtain Windows XP SP3.         D)  Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.         E)  After the installation is complete, click Finish to restart your computer.         F)  If you disabled your antivirus soft... Read more

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

I just purchased a refurbished Dell Latitude D610. I noticed that some video in Windows Media Player view as thermal images. How can I fix this? Plus the audio is not clear sort of muddled, do I need a new soundcard? Sound is Sigma Tel C Major Audio.

Thanks/COLOR]
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello. My friend bought a used Dell Laptop Latitude D610 and the hard drive got fried by a virus then while trying system restore the battery ran out so that 4 sure ruined what was left of the hard drive. What I need to know is can we put a generic hard drive in or does it have to be a Dell hard drive? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks, Sheila
 

A:Solved: Dell Laptop Latitude D610

Read other 13 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

The laptop's wifi was working fine in my house before. I only couldn't get it to connect at the local library, even though there's free wifi there and my other laptop would connect straight away there, but this dell laptop refused to connect, so I just use it at home.

We just got a new home modem yesterday and the laptop's wifi now refuses to work in the house. The desktop computer we have works just fine and the wifi on my phone also works fine; I never have problems with that! So the internet in the house works just fine. I did some searches on my phone and found out updating the drivers could get the wifi on my laptop to work and I did that. I used another computer, downloaded and saved the drivers on a usb, then used that to update the drivers on the laptop. After I did this, the wifi started connecting, but not successfully. It only connects for about 4 minutes, then disconnects itself for about 2mins, then connects itself again! When it disconnects, it goes to another network on my network list. I've used it at my school's campus before, so sometimes I might find the check mark is beside my school's wifi name, which's really weird - because I'm at home. Other times I would find it beside another wifi name. I've used it at another home before a year ago and I've found the check mark beside their network name as well. Basically what I'm noticing is that it disconnects from the home network and goes to another on my list, then goes back to our home network by itself and c... Read more

A:Dell Latitude D610 keeps disconnecting from wifi and reconnects again

sounds like a signal strength issue
post a xirrus screen shot

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
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
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

Wi-Fi Inspector
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Download Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor 1.2

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the p... Read more

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

Hi

My computer used to have a smooth connection with my Wifi but it got busted and I had to reformat my OS. Sad to say I have lost the CDs for my drivers but good thing I was able to retrieve a couple through the dell support website. Almost everything is working fine except for my wifi. I just dont know how to set up my wifi again. I can connect through LAN, but I need my wifi and I need help how to do this.

Thanks!
 

A:Dell Latitude D610 Wifi connection problems :(

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 81.2

I have a latitude d610 that was purchased from an individual with xp reinstalled and operational. Drive took a dump, I installed replacement drive and proceeded to install drivers. I did not follow Dells recommended order of driver installation and now cannot get any driver to work with the wireless card. it shows up as a network controller and I have tried every dell driver associated with the 610. Please help!
 

A:Dell Latitude d610 Wireless Driver issues

Since no one else has made an attempt at answering, I will give it a try.

Can I assume the network adapter is integrated with the motherboard? I have seen people add a PCI network adapter to their computer when one already existed. If that's the case, you need drivers for that card or plug your CAT-5 cable into the motherboard port.

If you are plugging into the motherboard port and it is not working, I would add a network card to a PCI slot and load the drivers. It's not like the card is a huge capital outlay and could easily fix your problem.

I hope all works out for you. Have a nice weekend.
 

Read other 3 answers