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Configuration terror alert

Just bought a Dell Latitude D620.


The little brat started playing elevator Muzak when I turned it on. The sound control buttons seem to be controlled by software, they do not work during initial configuration.


Deadlock: I will not configure anything with that awful sound. (I nearly stated that I live in Djibouti, out of plain desperation to get on.) And I can't turn off the sound until I have configured it.


Solution: Found a headphone with volume control, plugged it in and turned down the volume.


Tip to the considerate PC salesman: Supply the beast with a dummy minijack plugged into the headphone output.


(From my blog)

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Taken on August 16, 2006