Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:40 PM
Typically, my ASUS laptop has gone weird just after the warranty has expired...
My theory is that the MOBO is not good.
After cold start, it runs for about 5 mins then emits a very very high pitched squeal. This wavers depending on CPU load. Google says this may be whistling capacitors on the MOBO, or a switched mode PSU on the MOBO supplying the CPU (it comes from an area near the CPU, and on;y seems to happen when running on AC).
After another few minutes, it enters hibernation automatically. After rebooting it only runs a short time before hibernation.
I thought maybe the fan was not running correctly, and was right, it doesn;t seem to run, so I connected it to an external 5v PSU so it was running full speed continuously. The problem still occurs, so I guess I can rule out overheating, with thermal protection causing the hibernation.
Has anyone had a similar experience? Shame, I really liked the ASUS model......
ASUS A6000 Notebook with 1GB RAM, GeForce Go 7300 GPU, Windows XP home