Having problems with your Dell Latitude D505 Notebook ?

Hi, I have a dell d505 laptop and am getting a dst short test error when running the diagnostic. someone told me I should run the recovery cd, but I no longer have it. How can I get one ? Is there a way to download it ? Thanks


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You can download Dell Diagnostics from Support.dell.com for your model system, and see if you get a failure indication there. If you get a failure during Dell Diags, then it should help you ID the failed component. If the Diags pass, it is only indication it didn't FIND a failure, so there still MAY be a hardware issue. (Diagnostics only look for a limited selection of possible errors, so failures may still exist, even though a component passed a diagnostic.)
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\015\012If you are having a memory issue and have two ram modules, best test is to try each module in the system by itself and see if issues go away, if they do, then the one module that generates errors is likely bad.
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