Part of my fan was loose and I figured it was probably that which short circuited my laptop. I got that removed and bought a cooling pad so I could still keep the laptop cool and all seemed fine. But I moved it away from the fan just for a moment and the same happened as before - the screen went black and it had shut down. There is nothing to cause it to short circuit now and it couldn't have been because of the laptop being too hot. It was still cold. My laptop, even before the fan part got in the way, overheated and the fan never worked properly, but the laptop still worked alright so not having the whole fan shouldn't really make a difference...I think the fan does still work, just very badly.
It still said there was power to the laptop so I don't think the power went. It should run on the battery anyway.
Any ideas what might have caused this and what I can do about it?
Edit: I moved the laptop with the cooling pad/fan and it shut down again So it can't be the fan. This time I don't think there was any electric to it though. It shut down when I tilted the laptop just slightly - maybe this is why. However, when I had it on the desk I tipped it right up and tipped it to the side more than once and it was fine. Actually while it's on the cooling pad it is tipped forwards slightly the whole time. So now I'm really confused lol.
The power cable isn't that old and seems fine so I don't think it's that. Power stays on fine usually so it doesn't seem as if it could be an internal power problem, but I dunno. The battery is pretty rubbish when the laptop runs on it, but it does work. I don't really know what else it could be.
Any help would be great
Edited by sn0zb0z, 21 April 2009 - 02:51 PM.