I have two Dell Latitude laptops from a client. The 1st one is a D600 has a bad screen, the 2nd is a Lat D620 that went dead.
I tried booting the D620 with a monitor plugged in the back, but it turns off with no hd activity or Dell logo or post on the video. There is no video at all. I reseated the memory, reseated the hd, tested the power adaptor (Power LED is lot on PS and laptop). I suspect the motherboard is damaged.
I would like to pull the hd from the D620 and put it in the D600 with a monitor plugged in to verify it works on. My real question is how do I get XP running and update the drivers properly without messing up the files system on the swapped hard drive?