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)