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Hi all, this is my first post as a new member & will be gratefull for any help. My problem is, i have a Dell D600 that is boot shy, when i power on it will display the power light for about 10 seconds then die, every now & then it will post & boot to Windows only to freeze after about 2 minutes, but more often than not it wont even post. I have opened it up but cannot see any signs of physical damage, i have changed the cmos battery, the laptop battery on it is a good battery displaying 5 lights, the charger is also good. What i have noticed & i don`t know if this is normal or not, but when i boot & it does fire up the CPU fan does not spin. Has anybody had this problem & been able to sole it ? thanks in advance for any help.

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As an update to the above question i have more info, if i remove the ram & re seat it then it will boot, (i have changed ram several times) so this allowed me in to cmos, after changing the date & time due to RTC battery change the laptop locked up, i decided to leave it on to see if the fan spun after reaching temprature & it does, cooling the heatsink enough to allow me to put the back of my fingers on it. So up till now i have changed the ram, the hard drive, the cd rom, the RTC battery, the laptop battery & the charger, would i be correct in thinking it is more than likely a mobo fault ???

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it could be but I'd make one last attempt by re-seating every cable and card in the box and blowing all possible dust out. Even the smallest mote of dust in the wrong place can wreak havoc...

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Same problem here. Boots until a charger is installed is the only difference. I can run diagnostics from floppy if charger is not installed. Did you ever resolve your issue?

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