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Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide
About Your Computer
About Microsoft® Windows® XP
Dell™ QuickSet Features
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Using the Display
Using a Battery
Using the Module Bay
Power Management
Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
Using PC Cards
Using Smart Cards
Traveling With Your Computer
Solving Problems
Using the Dell Diagnostics
Cleaning Your Computer
Reinstalling Software
Adding and Replacing Parts
Using the System Setup Program
Alert Standard Format (ASF)
Getting Help
Model PP05L
Click the links to the left for information on the features and operation of your computer. For information on other documentation included with your computer,
see "Finding Information."
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
 Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2002–2004 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Latitude, Dell Precision, OptiPlex, Inspiron, Dimension, Dell TravelLite, PowerApp, PowerVault, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, Axim, and
DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Intel SpeedStep are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, a n d MS-DOS are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license; ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PP05L
September 2009      P/N 6T524       Rev. A06
operating systems are not applicable.


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  Summary of Contents for Dell Latitude D600

  • Page 1 DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Intel SpeedStep are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, a n d MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license; ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S.
  • Page 2: About Your Computer

    Back to Contents Page   About Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Front View   Left View   Right View   Back View   Bottom View  Front View display speakers power button track stick/touch pad buttons device status lights track stick keyboard volume control buttons touch pad...
  • Page 3 Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.   NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the light is flashing.
  • Page 4: Left View

    The computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.   CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.  ...
  • Page 5: Right View

    When you receive your computer, the sensor is disabled. You can use the system setup program to enable the sensor. For information on transferring data, see Windows Help, the Help and Support Center, or the documentation that came with your infrared-compatible device.  ...
  • Page 6: Back View

      NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.   module bay — You can install devices such as an optical drive or a Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay. For more information, see "Using the Module Bay."   device latch release — Releases the module bay device. See "Using the Module Bay"...
  • Page 7   S-video TV-out connector Connects your computer to a TV. For more information, see "Connecting a Television to the Computer."   modem connector (RJ-11) (optional) If you ordered the optional internal modem, connect the telephone line to the modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer.
  • Page 8: Bottom View

      AC adapter connector — Attach an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.  ...
  • Page 9 battery charge gauge — Provides information on the battery charge. See "Using a Battery."   battery — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. See "Using a Battery."   docking device slot —...
  • Page 10: Macrovision Product Notice

     FCC Notices (U.S. Only) Most Dell computers are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices. To determine which classification applies to your computer, examine all FCC registration labels located on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, on card-mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves.
  • Page 11: Warranty And Return Policy

     Warranty and Return Policy Dell Inc. ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell™ warranty for your computer, see the Product Information Guide or separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 12: Alert Standard Format (Asf)

    Periodic heartbeats have been transmitted to verify system Entity Presence presence. For more information about Dell's ASF implementation, see ASF for Dell Portable Computers and the ASF Administrator's Guide for Dell Portable Computers, which are available on the Dell Support website at Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 13: Using A Battery

    Batteries for portable computers are covered under warranty only during the initial 1-year period of the limited warranty for the computer. For more information about the Dell warranty for the computer, see the Product Information Guide or separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer.
  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    level and current status of the docking device battery. The following icons appear in the Battery Meter screen:  The computer or docking device is running on battery power.  The battery is discharging or idle.  The computer or docking device is connected to an electrical outlet and running on AC power.  The battery is charging.
  • Page 15: Removing And Installing A Reserve Battery

    When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the computer checks the battery charge and temperature. If necessary, the AC adapter then charges the battery and maintains the battery charge. If the battery is hot from being used in your computer or being in a hot environment, the battery may not charge when you connect the computer to an electrical outlet until the battery is allowed to cool.
  • Page 16: Installing A Battery

      3. Pull the reserve battery out of its compartment, and disconnect the reserve battery cable from the connector. reserve battery cable connector reserve battery   4. To replace the battery, connect the reserve battery cable to the connector in the reserve battery compartment.  ...
  • Page 17: Storing A Battery

     Storing a Battery Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period, recharge the battery fully before you use it. Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 18: Using The Module Bay

    Back to Contents Page   Using the Module Bay Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   About the Module Bay   Checking the Charge on the Second Battery   Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off   Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running   Using CDs or DVDs...
  • Page 19: If The Device Screw Is Not Installed

    If the Device Screw Is Not Installed   NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.  ...
  • Page 20: Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running

    device latch release   5. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.   6. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.   NOTICE: Insert devices into the module bay before you dock and turn on the computer.  ...
  • Page 21: Windows 2000

      3. Click the device you want to eject.   NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.  ...
  • Page 22: If The Device Screw Is Installed

    device latch release   4. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.   5. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the computer.  ...
  • Page 23 device latch release   5. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.   6. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.   7. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the computer. Windows XP automatically recognizes the new device.
  • Page 24: Using Cds Or Dvds

      4. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.   5. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.   6. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the computer.  ...
  • Page 25: Adjusting The Volume

    NOTE: If you use a module that shipped with another computer, you need to install the drivers and software necessary to play DVDs or write data. For more information, see the Drivers and Utilities CD. You can play a DVD on your computer if the computer shipped with a DVD drive or a CD-RW/DVD combo drive. You can write data to a blank CD on your computer if the computer shipped with a CD-RW or CD-RW/DVD combo drive.
  • Page 26   Windows 2000   1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.   2. Double-click the Display icon and click the Settings tab.   3. Click and drag the bar in Screen area to change the setting to 1024 by 768 pixels.  ...
  • Page 27: Cleaning Your Computer

    Back to Contents Page   Cleaning Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Computer and Keyboard   Display   Touch Pad   Floppy Drive   Optical Media  Computer and Keyboard   1. Shut down your computer, disconnect any attached devices, and disconnect them from their electrical outlets.  ...
  • Page 28 If you notice problems, such as skipping, with the playback quality of your CDs or DVDs, try cleaning the discs.   1. Hold the disc by its outer edge. You can also touch the inside edge of the center hole.  ...
  • Page 29: Using The Dell Diagnostics

    NOTE: If you cannot see anything on your display, you can hold down the mute button and press the power button (instead of F12) to begin the Dell Diagnostics. You do not need to highlight Diagnostics and press <Enter>. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System Assessment.
  • Page 30 Allows you to customize the test by changing the test settings.   10. When you have finished running a test, close the screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and reboot the computer, close the Main Menu screen.
  • Page 31: Using The Display

    NOTE: Use only the Dell-installed video drivers, which are designed to offer the best performance with your Dell-installed operating system. If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest possible setting.
  • Page 32   1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.   2. Under Pick a category, click Appearance and Themes.   3. Under Pick a task..., click the area you want to change, or under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display.  ...
  • Page 33: Reinstalling Software

      Reinstalling Windows® XP   Reinstalling Windows 2000  Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers and utilities already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed.   NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer. Ensure that you are installing software appropriate for your operating system.
  • Page 34: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

      5. Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.   6. Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver.   7. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.   8.
  • Page 35 In the Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows 2000 operating systems, IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured. See the following subsection that corresponds to your operating system to check for IRQ conflicts on your computer.  ...
  • Page 36: Using Microsoft® Windows® System Restore

     Using Microsoft® Windows® System Restore The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides a System Restore feature that allows you to return your computer to an earlier operating state if changes to the computer's hardware, software (including new hardware or program installations), or system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state.
  • Page 37: Reinstalling Windows Xp

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling the Windows XP operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
  • Page 38: Reinstalling Windows 2000

    Dell technical support representative.   1. Turn on the computer, and enter the system setup program as directed by a Dell technical support representative or as follows: a.  Shut down the computer. b.  Before the computer boots into Windows, press <F2> to enter the system setup program.
  • Page 39 8. When the Regional Settings window appears, select your region, and then click Next.   9. Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software window and click Next.   10. Enter the Windows product key, which is printed on the Microsoft label on your computer. Then click Next.  ...
  • Page 40: Finding Information

      NOTE: The Quick Reference Guide is optional and may not ship with your computer.   NOTE: This document is available as a PDF at  Warranty information   Dell™ Product Information Guide  Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)  Safety instructions  Regulatory information  Ergonomics information...
  • Page 41 NSS utility. NSS provides critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel® Pentium® M processors, optical drives, and USB devices. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. The software automatically detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates appropriate for your configuration.
  • Page 42 Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 43: Getting Help

      Online Services You can access Dell Support at Select your region on the WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access help tools and information. You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses:  World Wide Web...
  • Page 44: Problems With Your Order

     Product Information If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at For the telephone number to call to speak to a sales specialist, see the contact numbers for your region.
  • Page 45: Before You Call

    Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.
  • Page 46 Tech Support Services toll-free: 0-800-444-0724 Sales 0-810-444-3355 Aruba General Support toll-free: 800-1578 E-mail (Australia):     E-mail (New Zealand):     Home and Small Business 1-300-655-533 Australia (Sydney) Government and Business toll-free: 1-800-633-559 Preferred Accounts Division (PAD) toll-free: 1-800-060-889 International Access Code: 0011 Customer Care toll-free: 1-800-819-339...
  • Page 47 Country Code: 56 Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support toll-free: 1230-020-4823 City Code: 2 Technical Support website:   Technical Support E-mail:   Customer Care E-mail:   Technical Support Fax 592 818 1350 toll-free: 800 858 2969 Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron™) Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) toll-free: 800 858 0950 Technical Support (servers and storage) toll-free: 800 858 0960...
  • Page 48 Guyana General Support toll-free: 1-877-270-4609 Website:    Technical Support E-mail:    Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) 2969 3188 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) 2969 3191 Hong Kong Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and  2969 3196 PowerVault™) International Access Code: 001 Customer Care 3416 0910 Country Code: 852 Large Corporate Accounts 3416 0907...
  • Page 49 0120-198-226 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) 81-44-520-1435 Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) toll-free:0120-198-433 Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) 81-44-556-3894 Japan (Kawasaki) Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers) toll-free: 0120-981-690...
  • Page 50 Home/Small Business Sales Fax 020 674 47 75 City Code: 20 Relational Sales Fax 020 674 47 50 Switchboard 020 674 50 00 Switchboard Fax 020 674 47 50 E-mail (New Zealand):    E-mail (Australia):    Technical Support (for desktop and portable computers) toll-free: 0800 446 255 New Zealand Technical Support (for servers and workstations) toll-free: 0800 443 563...
  • Page 51 Grenadines Website:   Singapore (Singapore) Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories) toll-free: 1800 394 7430 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) toll-free: 1800 394 7488 International Access Code: 005 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) toll-free: 1800 394 7478 Country Code: 65 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949...
  • Page 52 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers toll-free: 1-800-234-1490 toll-free: 1-800-289-3355 Dell Sales or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355 Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers) toll-free: 1-888-798-7561 Software and Peripherals Sales toll-free: 1-800-671-3355 Spare Parts Sales toll-free: 1-800-357-3355 Extended Service and Warranty Sales toll-free: 1-800-247-4618 toll-free: 1-800-727-8320 toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired...
  • Page 53 (1-877-335-5889) U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355 Venezuela General Support 8001-3605 Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 54 Back to Contents Page   Glossary Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide Terms in this glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer.  A   AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 55   bootable disk — A disk that you can use to start your computer. In case your hard drive is damaged or your computer has a virus, ensure that you always have a bootable CD or floppy disk available.   bps —...
  • Page 56   Control Panel —  A Windows utility that allows you to modify operating system and hardware settings, such as display settings.   controller — A chip that controls the transfer of data between the microprocessor and memory or between the microprocessor and devices.  ...
  • Page 57 A connector on the system board (in some computers) where you insert an expansion card, connecting it to the system bus.   Express Service Code — A numeric code located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance.  Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries.   extended display mode —...
  • Page 58   Fahrenheit — A temperature measurement system where 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water.   FCC — Federal Communications Commission — A U.S. agency responsible for enforcing communications-related regulations that state how much radiation computers and other electronic equipment can emit.   floppy drive — A disk drive that can read and write to floppy disks.  ...
  • Page 59 HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet.   Hz — hertz — A unit of frequency measurement that equals 1 cycle per second. Computers and electronic devices are often measured in kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz), or terahertz (THz).
  • Page 60 A device that allows your computer to communicate with other computers over analog telephone lines. Three types of modems include: external, PC Card, and internal. You typically use your modem to connect to the Internet and exchange e-mail.   module bay — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module.   monitor — The high-resolution TV-like device that displays computer output.
  • Page 61 or cursor on your screen.   ms — millisecond — A measure of time that equals one thousandth of a second. Access times of storage devices are often measured in ms.  N   network adapter — A chip that provides network capabilities. A computer may include a network adapter on its system board, or it may contain a PC Card with an adapter on it.
  • Page 62 Plug-and-Play — The ability of the computer to automatically configure devices. Plug and Play provides automatic installation, configuration, and compatibility with existing hardware if the BIOS, operating system, and all devices are Plug and Play compliant.   POST — power-on self-test — Diagnostics programs, loaded automatically by the BIOS, that perform basic tests on the major computer components, such as memory, hard drives, and video.
  • Page 63 An I/O port often used to connect devices such as a handheld digital device or digital camera to your computer.   service tag — A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support.  ...
  • Page 64 system board — The main circuit board in your computer. Also known as the motherboard.   system setup program — A utility that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. System setup allows you to configure user-selectable options in the BIOS, such as date and time or system password.
  • Page 65 A common type of virus is a boot virus, which is stored in the boot sectors of a floppy disk. If the floppy disk is left in the drive when the computer is shut down and then turned on, the computer is infected when it reads the boot sectors of the floppy disk expecting to find the operating system. If the computer is infected, the boot virus may replicate itself onto all the floppy disks that are read or written in that computer until the virus is eradicated.
  • Page 66: Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad

    Back to Contents Page   Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Numeric Keypad   Keyboard Shortcuts   Touch Pad   Track Stick   Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick  Numeric Keypad NOTE: When you connect an external keyboard or keypad to the computer, the keypad is disabled.
  • Page 67: Touch Pad

    external DVI monitor only. <Fn> + up- Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor) arrow key <Fn> + down- Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor) arrow key   Radios (Including Wireless Networking and Bluetooth™) <Fn><F2>...
  • Page 68 1 touch pad 2 track stick/touch pad buttons  To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad.  To select an object, lightly tap once on the surface of the touch pad or use your thumb to press the left touch pad button.  To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object and tap down-up-down on the touch pad.
  • Page 69: Customizing The Touch Pad And Track Stick

    Changing the Track Stick Cap Your computer came with an additional track stick cap. You can purchase additional caps by visiting the Dell website at You may need to change the track stick cap if it wears down from prolonged use.
  • Page 70: About Passwords

    PC Cards with encryption features. If you forget any of your passwords, contact your system administrator or call Dell. For your protection, Dell technical support staff will ask you for proof of your identity to ensure that only an authorized person can use the computer.
  • Page 71: Using A Hard Drive Password

    If you forget the primary password and do not have an administrator password assigned, or if you have both a primary and an administrator password assigned but forget them both, contact your system administrator or contact Dell.   NOTICE: If you disable the administrator password, the primary password is also disabled.
  • Page 72   Deleting an Asset Tag   1. Boot the computer using a bootable floppy disk or CD.   2. Type cd c:\dell\util and press <Enter>.   3. Type asset /d and press <Enter>.   Assigning an Owner Tag An owner tag can have up to 48 characters; any combination of letters, numbers, and spaces is valid.
  • Page 73  ...
  • Page 74: Using Pc Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Using PC Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   PC Card Types   PC Card Blanks   Extended PC Cards   Installing a PC Card   Removing a PC Card or Blank  PC Card Types See "Specifications" for information on supported PC Cards. NOTE: A PC Card is not a bootable device.
  • Page 75: Removing A Pc Card Or Blank

    The computer recognizes most PC Cards and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the floppy disk or CD that came with the PC Card.  Removing a PC Card or Blank  ...
  • Page 76: Power Management Tips

    Back to Contents Page   Power Management Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Power Management Tips   Power Management Wizard   Power Management Modes   Power Options Properties  Power Management Tips NOTE: "Using a Battery" for more information on conserving battery power.  Connect the computer to an electrical outlet when possible because battery life is largely determined by the number of times the battery is charged.
  • Page 77: Power Management Modes

    QuickSet (not Microsoft® Windows®) for Network Disabled to work. The screen allows you to select, create, and edit power scheme settings. In addition, you can delete power schemes that you create, but you cannot delete Dell™ QuickSet predefined power schemes (Maximum Battery, Maximum Performance, Presentation, and Network Disabled). NOTE: QuickSet automatically adds the word (QuickSet) after the names of power schemes created using QuickSet.
  • Page 78: Power Options Properties

     Press <Fn><Esc>. ¡ To exit standby mode, press the power button or open the display depending on how you set the options on the Advanced tab. You cannot make the computer exit standby mode by pressing a key or touching the touch pad or track stick.  ...
  • Page 79: Hibernate Tab

     Set power icon and standby mode password options.  Program the following functions (depending on your operating system):  Prompt a user for an action (Ask me what to do). ¡  Enter standby mode. ¡  Enter hibernate mode. ¡  Shut down Windows and turn off the computer. ¡...
  • Page 80: Solving Problems

    Back to Contents Page   Solving Problems Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Power Problems   Drive Problems   Error Messages   PC Card Problems   Video and Display Problems   Smart Card Problems   Sound and Speaker Problems   Network Problems   Printer Problems   General Program Problems   Modem and Internet Connection Problems   If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet ...
  • Page 81 Memory."   Disk C: failed initialization — The hard drive failed initialization. Run the Hard-Disk Drive tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Floppy drive 0 seek failure — The system configuration information may not match the hardware configuration. Run the Diskette tests as described in "Using the Dell...
  • Page 82 Keyboard controller failure — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or the mouse during the boot routine. Run the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Keyboard data line failure —...
  • Page 83: Video And Display Problems

      Shutdown failure — A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Time-of-day clock lost power — System configuration settings are corrupted. Connect your computer to an electrical outlet to charge the battery.
  • Page 84: Sound And Speaker Problems

    3.  Try different settings for Colors, Screen area, and Advanced Settings.   Run the Video diagnostics tests — If no error message appears and you still have a display problem, but the display is not completely blank, run the Video device group in the Dell Diagnostics. Then contact Dell.  ...
  • Page 85: Printer Problems

    Reinstall the sound (audio) driver — "Reinstalling Software."   Run the Misc. PCI Devices diagnostic test — "Using the Dell Diagnostics." If the tests complete successfully, the controller is functioning properly. If the problem persists, or if the tests do not complete successfully, contact Dell.
  • Page 86: Modem And Internet Connection Problems

    2.  Swap the printer cable with a cable that you know is working. 3.  Turn on the printer and computer, and try again to print. 4.  If you print successfully, contact Dell for assistance in obtaining a new printer cable.  ...
  • Page 87: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems

      Check the telephone line — Try using a different telephone line. If you are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.   Irregular dial tone — If you have voice mail service, you might hear an irregular dial tone when you have messages. Contact your telephone company for instructions on restoring a dial tone.
  • Page 88: External Keyboard Problems

    ® NOTE: Use the integrated keyboard when working in MS-DOS mode or when running the Dell Diagnostics or the system setup program. When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.   Check the keyboard cable —...
  • Page 89: If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk Drive

    Check the drive for errors —  If a drive error message appears, see "Error Messages" for an explanation.  Run the Diskette tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, DVD, or DVD+RW NOTE: Because of different worldwide file types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.
  • Page 90: Pc Card Problems

    See the documentation that came with the PC Card for instructions if a diagnostics test was provided with the card.   If you have problems with a Dell-provided PC Card — Contact Dell.   If you have problems with a PC Card not provided by Dell — Contact the PC Card manufacturer.  Smart Card Problems...
  • Page 91: Network Problems

      If you have problems with a Dell-provided smart card — Contact Dell.   If you have problems with a smart card not provided by Dell — Contact the smart card manufacturer.  Network Problems Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
  • Page 92: If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet

    CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet cables from a live power source.
  • Page 93: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    Help" for a description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.   E-mail Dell — Go to and then click E-Mail Dell in the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. See "Getting Help"...
  • Page 94: Dell™ Quickset Features

     Turn wireless activity on or off.  View Dell QuickSet Help.  View the version and copyright date of the QuickSet program installed on your computer. For more information about QuickSet, right-click the icon in the taskbar and click Help.
  • Page 95: Adding And Replacing Parts

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Memory" for information on the memory supported by your computer. Be sure to add only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. ...
  • Page 96: Adding A Mini Pci Card

    If this message appears, see your User's Guide on the Dell Support website ( for instructions about upgrading your computer memory.  Adding a Mini PCI Card If you ordered a Mini PCI card at the same time that you ordered your computer, Dell has already installed the card for you.   CAUTION: FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5-GHz (802.11a, 802.11a/b, 802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards.
  • Page 97 4. Remove all installed batteries, and disconnect the AC adapter cable and any external devices from the computer. Wait 5 seconds before proceeding.   5. Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.  ...
  • Page 98: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.   1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.
  • Page 99 captive screw   7. Turn the computer over so that it is upright.   NOTICE: You cannot remove your hard drive unless you open your display first.   8. Open the display approximately 2.54 cm (1 in).   NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your Product Information Guide."...
  • Page 100: Connecting A Television To The Computer

     S-video (for a television with S-video input)  Composite video (for a television with only a composite video input; also uses the Dell-supplied composite TV-out adapter cable) NOTE: Diagrams for each connection combination appear at the beginning of each subsection to help you determine which method you should use.
  • Page 101 Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: S-video cable audio cable   1. Shut down the computer and the television and/or audio device you want to connect.   2. Plug one end of the S-video cable into the S-video connector on the computer.  ...
  • Page 102: Composite Video Connection

    Composite Video Connection To connect the computer to a television that has a composite video input only, Dell provides a composite TV-out adapter cable. Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: 1 composite TV-out adapter cable 2 composite video cable 3 audio cable  ...
  • Page 103: Enabling The Display Settings For A Television

      5. Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone connector on the computer.   6. Plug the two RCA connectors on the other end of the audio cable into the audio input connectors on your television or audio device.  ...
  • Page 104: Safety Instructions

    Back to Contents Page Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Safety Instructions  Safety Instructions See your Product Information Guide for safety instructions. Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 105: Using The System Setup Program

      NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.  Viewing the System Setup Screens  ...
  • Page 106: Changing Printer Modes

    Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit the system setup program.   Performing a One-Time Boot You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without entering the system setup program. (You can also use this procedure to boot the Dell Diagnostics on the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.)  ...
  • Page 107   6. Follow the instructions on the screen while the infrared sensor driver is being installed.   7. At the end of the installation process, click Yes to restart the computer. After you enable the infrared sensor, you can use it to establish a link to an infrared device. To set up and use an infrared device, see the infrared device documentation and Windows Help.
  • Page 108: Using Smart Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Using Smart Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   About Smart Cards   Installing a Smart Card  About Smart Cards To use smart cards, you need to either use smart card software or, in a server environment, enable Microsoft® Windows® PKI support. Smart cards are small portable credit-card shaped devices with internal integrated circuits.
  • Page 109 smart card Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 110: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page   Specifications Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Microprocessor  Microprocessor type ® ® Intel Pentium M Processor L1 cache 64 KB (internal), 32-KB instruction and 32-KB write- back data L2 cache   1.3 GHz to 1.7 GHz 1 MB 1.8 GHz and above...
  • Page 111 Parallel 25-hole connector; unidirectional, bidirectional, or Video 15-hole connector Audio microphone miniconnector, stereo headphones/speakers miniconnector two 4-pin USB 2.0–compliant connectors Infrared sensor sensor compatible with IrDA Standard 1.1 (Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR) S-video TV-out 7-pin mini-DIN connector (optional S-video to composite video adapter cable) Mini PCI Type IIIA Mini PCI card slot...
  • Page 112 Response time 25-ms rise (typical) 35-ms fall (maximum) Refresh rate 60 Hz Operating angle 0º (closed) to 180° Viewing angles:   Horizontal ±40° Vertical +10°/–30° Pixel pitch 0.28 x 0.28 mm (XGA) 0.20 x 0.20 mm (SXGA+) Power consumption:   Panel with backlight (typical) 6.5 W (XGA) 7.0 W (SXGA+) Controls...
  • Page 113 Input current (maximum) 1.7 A Input frequency 47–63 Hz Output current 3.34 A (continuous) (65 W) 4.62 A (continuous) (90 W) Output power 65 W or 90 W Rated output voltage 19.5 VDC Dimensions:   Height 28.2 mm (1.11 inches) (65 W) 34.2 mm (1.35 inches) (90 W) Width 57.9 mm (2.28 inches) (65 W)
  • Page 114 DellNet are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Intel SpeedStep are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT, a n d MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license; ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S.
  • Page 115: Traveling With Your Computer

     Write down your Service Tag and store it in a safe place away from the computer or carrying case. Use the Service Tag if you need to report a loss or theft to law enforcement officials and to Dell.  Create a file on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop called if_found. Place information such as your name, address, and telephone number in this file.
  • Page 116: If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen

    If possible, give the name of the investigating officer. The Dell customer service representative will log your report under the computer Service Tag and flag the computer as missing or stolen. If someone calls Dell for technical assistance and gives your Service Tag, the computer is identified automatically as missing or stolen.
  • Page 117: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network

    The user's guide is located on your Drivers and Utilities CD (that came with your computer) in the "User's Guides-Network User's Guides" category. The user's guide is also available on the Dell Support website at
  • Page 118 (identified by a icon), you must enter a WEP or WPA key when prompted. NOTE: Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information. Your network is configured automatically. NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
  • Page 119: About Microsoft® Windows® Xp

    Back to Contents Page   About Microsoft® Windows® XP Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Help and Support Center   Program Compatibility Wizard   Switching to Classic View   User Accounts and Fast User Switching   Desktop Cleanup Wizard   Home and Small Office Networking   Files and Settings Transfer Wizard   Internet Connection Firewall  Help and Support Center...
  • Page 120: Files And Settings Transfer Wizard

    1. Right-click an empty spot on the desktop, and click Properties.   2. Click the Desktop tab and click Customize Desktop.   3. Click Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days to remove the check mark.   4. Click OK. To run the Desktop Cleanup Wizard at any time:  ...
  • Page 121: Internet Connection Firewall

     Internet Connection Firewall The Internet Connection Firewall provides basic protection from unauthorized access to the computer while the computer is connected to the Internet. The firewall is automatically enabled when you run the Network Setup Wizard. When the firewall is enabled for a network connection, the firewall icon appears with a red background in the Network Connections portion of the Control Panel.