Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:34 PM
I have a Compaq NC6120 notebook, running XP, that completly locks up until I elevate the base. If not elevated the OS will not load, sometimes it won't make it past the POST. I lose cursor control, downloads stop then restart, all operations cease unitl I lift the base. Right now I have 2 screwdrivers supporting it off the table. I disassembled the fan and heat sink. The heat sink vent was completely blocked with dirt (dust). I figured this may have been a simple over-heating problem, but after cleaning it's still affected. I went into the BIOS and set the fan to stay on all the time. That did not help either. I did chat with a tech on HP's website and he recommended reseating the system board. Any other ideas would be appreciated.
P.S. The base of this notebook seems flimsy, I can actually flex the base and make the system lock up then unlock again. Could the system board be damaged?