Dell Inspiron 8600 Troubleshooting

Laptop will not turn on ¶ 

No matter what you do, you can't get your laptop to turn on.

Preliminary solution: Hold Down The Power Button

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Drained/Bad Battery ¶ 

If your laptop will not turn on, there may be an issue with the battery. Please check battery is charged/ inserted properly into the laptop. If it will not hold a charge/ computer will still not turn on, a new battery can be purchased http://www.battpros.com/lm-dell-inspiron....

Video Card is Broken ¶ 

If the computer is running proper but there seems to be no "Connection," then the video card may be burned out. If you also receive the "Blue Screen of Death", please follow Dell Inspiron 8600 Video Card Replacement to replace it. A new card can be purchased from http://www.discountelectronics.com/index....

LCD Broken ¶ 

If no other troubleshooting solution works, it is possible that there may be a problem with the LCD itself. Please click Dell Inspiron 8600 LCD Replacement to replace it. A new screen can be purchased from http://www.google.com/products/catalog?h....

Hard Drive Fried ¶ 

If your computer does not turn on, it may be a problem with your RAM. Please check the hard drive, if electrically damaged(fried), please follow the instructions here: [insert link to guide]. A new hard drive can be purchased http://www.impactcomputers.com/f2232.htm....

Bad RAM ¶ 

A damaged or nonfunctional RAM may cause your computer to not boot up. For replacement instructions, please follow Dell Inspiron 8600 RAM Replacement. A new RAM can be purchased from http://www.amazon.com/2-512MB-memory-Del....

Mother Board Fried ¶ 

A fried mother board can cause your computer to not boot up. If your computer seems to be shutting itself down, or you receive a blank screen it may be a problem with your mother board. Some symptoms may be the same as a failure of you video card so check that first. Please follow [invalid guide link] to replace your mother board. A new mother board can be purchased from http://www.impactcomputers.com/g2515.htm....

Upper Case is broken / cracked ¶ 

Replace Upper Case ¶ 

Please follow Dell Inspiron 8600 Upper Case Replacement to replace the upper case.

Lower Case is broken / cracked ¶ 

Replace Lower Case ¶ 

Please follow Dell Inspiron 8600 Lower Case Replacement to replace the lower case. A new lower case can be purchased at http://www.impactcomputers.com/y4571.htm....

Screen Blank ¶ 

Preliminary solution: Hold down the power button

Video Card is Broken ¶ 

It is possible that the video card is burnt out. If the computer is running proper but there seems to be no "Connection". If you also receive the "Blue Screen of Death", please follow Dell Inspiron 8600 Video Card Replacement to replace it. A new card can be purchased http://www.discountelectronics.com/index....

LCD Broken ¶ 

If all else fails, it is possible that if the laptop powers on but the display is blank, it may only be a problem with the LCD. Please click Dell Inspiron 8600 LCD Replacement to replace it. A new screen can be purchased http://www.google.com/products/catalog?h....

Touch Pad not responding / cursor will not respond ¶ 

Replace Upper Case ¶ 

If the touchpad or the left/right click buttons are not responding, please follow the instructions listed Dell Inspiron 8600 Touch Pad Replacement. A new touch pad/ lower case can be purchased http://www.impactcomputers.com/y4571.htm....

Keyboard broken/ missing keys/ broken keys ¶ 

Replace Keyboard ¶ 

If keys are stuck and or broken. If keyboard is not responding or missing keys, please follow the instructions listed here, to replace your old keyboard with a new one. Keyboards can be purchased at http://www.hootoo.com/dell-inspiron-8600....

CD-Rom drive not responding/ not spinning/ not reading ¶ 

Disk is Dirty ¶ 

Please use a proper micro-cloth to clean and de-smudge the disk before re-entering it into the CD drive.

Continues to Not Respond ¶ 

If the CD-Rom drive is still not responding " disk is not being read, disk drive not spinning", please follow this guide Dell Inspiron 8600 CD-Rom Drive Replacement to replace it.

Replacement CD-Rom drives can be purchased http://www.discountelectronics.com/index....

Ethernet port not responding/missing ¶ 

Replace Ethernet Port ¶ 

If the ethernet port is broken or unresponsive, please follow this guide [insert link to guide] to check the connections. If that does not fix the problem please follow this link to fix it [insert link to guide]. A new ethernet port can be purchased http://www.powerbrixx.com/p-1146-dell-pr....

One Comment

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 Laptop

When I push the power button down the green light comes on then goes right off. Can any one help me and tell me what it might be ??

Gregory Smith - Reply

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