Dell laptop turning off after touch

  maclover 02:04 15 Jun 2005

My friend bought a Dell laptop a year ago and just last week found that every time he touched any part of it with any force it would turn itself off. Could anyone tell me if he will need to just get a new laptop or if this sort of problem can be fixed.

He has been onto someone and they have the same problem which they cant solve.

Any help would be great.

  wee eddie 20:39 15 Jun 2005

They might have an answer

  bukkaz 21:31 15 Jun 2005

Had a similar problem, but with one only a few weeks old. Turned out to be a motherboard fault. It was obviously still under guarantee but I was still impressed with Dell's service. After someone had spent a long time on phone with me and having had no success at 7pm on the Wednesday he arranged a collection on the Friday. Bearing in mind it was a bank holiday weekend I was very impressed to get it back the following Wednesday.
Seeing it is less than a year old why not get in touch with them?

  woodchip 21:33 15 Jun 2005

It may be the Hard Drive that responds to shock, and shuts down

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