Notebook computer, very odd problem? Please help!

  Gaz 25 17:09 15 Sep 2003

Hi all,

I have posted on this before, but I had no answer to this never ending problem.

I am considering buying a £1500 laptop with 3.06GHz processor, for maximum future capabilities, and after all I will be using it for image editing, etc.

However I still want to make use of my £1499 laptop that I bought in about 1999 or thereabouts.

I decided to format and start again. It is 500MHz, 256Mb, 10Gb HDD and Windows 98.

However when I use it for a while, oddly it just cuts out and only the fan and backlight as well as a powerlight and HDD light are emmitted.

I left it alone but did not recover, so I restared, and it came back on. 20 mins later it did exactly the same!

I was told to test memory, remove Battery to no avil.

Anyone have anymore ideas?


  rickf 17:29 15 Sep 2003

Check Power Management?

  Gaz 25 17:55 15 Sep 2003

I have done, all set to ALL on, and overheat protection is OFF!

Th fans seem to work anyway.

  Confab 19:44 15 Sep 2003

It could be any one of the 100's of components in your laptop that's failing when it gets warm. Sorry to be negative but it sounds like a job for a qualified engineer.


  Gaz 25 21:58 15 Sep 2003

Thing is I can repair PC's

But laptops are so much harder.

So I will send it off for a £25 checkup, see if they find anything.


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