A friend is complaining that a relaively new Fujitsu Siemens laptop has intermittent supply problems. Can't get it to boot uo unless firmly pressing on switch - even then it drops power.
We live in a verty rural area (shortage of local shops and serices etc)!
Any suggestions for a systematic and straight forward approach to trouble- shooting would be welcome.
Thanks in advance
I have the exact same problem on my desktop and if I don't press the start button firmly enough it grinds to a start.Hard drive usually clicks away but it is start and stop when it is not going well and impossible to use.
I have to wait till it finally boots up then switch it off then back on again for it to work Ok.
I have always thought that it was a faulty switch but I suppose it could be the power supply.
The power supply itself is so quiet the only way you know that it is running is the sound of the clicks coming from the hard drive.
As this only happens about once twice a week I have put up with it as it is or was a German company[ Medion] and I hear that they have to send the computer back to Germany for repair which takes ages.
I have had a look inside my computer but it looks a bit complicated compared with my old computer so left things as they were.
Maybe make sure the Hard drive is connected properly is about all I know about laptops.
have a look at your power options on the laptop itself or the pdf handbook thats normally in the driver cd. and do your detective work from there, if no joy contact the computer manufacturer or the seller.
Have a look the fan does it need a good clean-out of dust, you be surprissed how much dust accumulates over months.
b4 you open the laptop to give a good clean make sure you have anti static bracelet and ground yourself. Aso have a lok at the power supply is plugged in properly, is it compatible with the UK eletrics.
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