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DarkOmen13
02-03-2007, 03:17 PM
Hi,
My friend's laptop has broken down and we don't know what's wrong with it.
It suddenly started overheating, fan going on full, not getting past welcome screen and random shutting down. Now when it's turned on the power comes on but it won't boot at all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I know there's a lot of very clever people here so i'm asking if anyone has any idea what's wrong.

My friend is at university and needs her laptop to do a lot of her work on.
Any help would be much appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

D.

tambor198
02-03-2007, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by DarkOmen13:
Hi,
My friend's laptop has broken down and we don't know what's wrong with it.
It suddenly started overheating, fan going on full, not getting past welcome screen and random shutting down. Now when it's turned on the power comes on but it won't boot at all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

I know there's a lot of very clever people here so i'm asking if anyone has any idea what's wrong.

My friend is at university and needs her laptop to do a lot of her work on.
Any help would be much appreciated. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

D.

Hi DarkOmen

Laptops are not exactly in my forte, best advice, take it to a techexpert and let them figure it out. Any opinions given here are best guesses (no offense meant to anyone here on this forum)
. If your girlfriend needs the laptop for college, go to someone who can give you a quick turnaround and get it fixed as quickly as possible. It will be money well spent.



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mw2000
02-03-2007, 05:21 PM
Due to their small components in a small casing, laptops do produce a lot of heat and after a certain temp they will shut down.

I suggest you give it an hour to cool down and check the air vents and clean any dust away. My laptop does this after long periods of sh3 playing but I live in a block of luxury flats where central heating is constantly on in the winter.

After cooling smell air vents for any kind of burning and see if it boots up again (hearing psu/cpu fans spinning). There is not much you can do with a laptop but to contact the manufacturer if in warranty or go local to a local engineer.

My last meeting with an engineer cost me 100 (50 an hour) but it is your last hope.