A few days ago, my friend accidentally dropped a corner of my laptop when it was about 4 inches above the floor. I didn't think that short of a drop would have caused any problems. The laptop was still on and it was working fine as far as we knew until I tried to open gimp.
Now my laptop crashes after ~15 minutes of minimal usage (like 15 min of just word processing). I tried doing a scan with mbam, hoping that maybe it was a virus and not a hardware problem, but it crashes before I can complete the scan. I think there might be a problem with the exhaust fan, but the laptop has gotten much hotter when it was functional.
As mentioned in the title, the laptop is a dell xps 16 and I got it last summer (and it's running on vista).
Any advice is appreciated
Edited by isosoclese, 23 March 2010 - 12:52 AM.