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Notebooks aspire one problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by notatoad, 24 Oct 2008.

  1. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i dropped my aspire one yesterday, it fell about 3 inches onto a wooden table and landed on its corner while in standby mode. now it starts up fine but then turns off with no warning after 1-2 minutes. the battery is fully charged, and it does this whether it is plugged in or not, and the battery is fully charged. this usually means that it turns off within seconds of getting to a windows desktop, but it did a checkdisk once and turned off in the middle of that too, so i know it's not something in windows.

    the only cause i can think of is that the heatsink got disturbed when i dropped it, but is 1m enough time for an atom processor to overheat? can anybody think of any other reasons that it might be doing this?

    also, if i pull it apart to see if i can fix it, do i lose my warranty?
     
  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    If you still have the warranty, why not RMA it?
     
  3. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    I added a ram to mine and it didn't kill the warranty. I don't know about your store.....

    but that sounds like overheat or an wires not hooked good.
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Can you claim it on your home/contents insurance? Many have accidental damage included.
     
  5. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    pull it apart to fix it myself = 1hr
    send it to wherever acer does their warranty = ? weeks
     
  6. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    no just a 3 days, last time i used there warranty on my laptop.

    Screen developed coloured vertical lines, loose connections to the LCD panel, could be fixed if i used a bulldog clip. I could have fixed it, but if i fubar'd it then i would have been screwed. one phone call, and a guy turns up the next day to collect, comes back two days later, they even cleaned the laptop! I know its mine as i marked it in certain hidden places with tip-ex.
     
  7. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    okay, it's getting wierder. i ignored the computer for a couple weeks, just left it sitting on my bookshelf. started it up today, and everything is working fine. i'm running orthos and coretemp right now, and the temp is hovering around 75ºC. if it was my desktop i'd be worried, but is this normal for a laptop? i know the netbooks are all are supposed to run fairly hot.
     
  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    My EeePC 701 averagess around 55-59C at full CPU usage.
    Maybe the fall disrupted the thermal grease between CPU & heatsink?
     
  9. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    so i finally got around to re-seating the heatsink with AS5. huge difference, haven't seen a temp over 55ºC so far :D
     

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