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Toshiba Equium Notebook Issue

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by LoneWolf, 25 Nov 2006.

  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf What's a Dremel?

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    Being that I utterly loath laptops, I'm having trouble resolving an issue on my friends notebook. It's a Toshiba from the Equium range and I'm not sure of the model number. I'm at the system as we speak. The thing has basically been freezing randomly for the past week or so. Intially, I thought it was an overheating problem, but as soon as I sat at the system I realised that a simple tap of the screen results in a total freeze or system restart. Not having a vast amount of knowledge on the component configuration of a laptop computer - I thought I'd ask bit-tech Sorry for the lack of information, but wary of writing anything up in fear of the system freezing. I'll probably be able to give some more info on the state of affairs as soon as I get home. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Sounds like a short or a loose component.
     
  3. monkeyville

    monkeyville Evilish Monkey ++;

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    Check if its in warranty and if it is just get it repaired professionally otherwise hunt down a disassembly guide and put it back together since it sounds like something is loose.
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've heard of a similar thing with an IBM Thinkpad - it turned out the motherboard was slightly cracked, then went funny every time you tapped the casing. When it was sent back to IBM, they were incredibly helpful and just took it back.

    Have it repaired under warranty (if available). Otherwise, as monkeyville says, take it to bits and see what you can do with it. :)
     

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