Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:59 PM
Info: Laptop is a dell latitude e5400 in use since at least early 2010, probably longer (issued by an online school)
Problem: Laptop has been shutting down with absolutely no warning. Occasionally upon reboot, the screen will not light up. Each time, one of the following three things has worked: Taking the battery out, putting it back in, rebooting again; taking the battery out and rebooting with just the brick; and, this most recent time, taking the charger out and rebooting from just the battery.
Other issues: Odd noises coming from the inside (probably the fan, as I just used compressed air on the fans due to frequent dust build-up) frequent loss of wireless internet connection even though other devices have absolutely no problem connecting and staying connected
Is there a fix for any/all of these problems that don't involve prohibitively expensive part replacements? Just a replacement battery costs $40! Thanks guys!