Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:19 AM
So I have known my laptop has had hardware problems for a while but recently it got worse. It just doesn't start. The indicator for the hard drive which normally flickers when the computer is running doesn't light up at all. It lights up as long as I have the powers button pressed and stays on for about 2 secs after I let go, then doesn't light back up. I can hear the fan running as normally though.
I am certain it's a hardware issue. It has happened before but usually starts working after I let it cool off or I fidget with the battery or ac adaptor.
Weather also seems to effect it because it usually happens when its very hot or too cold. It's winter here right now.
Here's some history if u like:-
The pc is about 5 years old and over the years the problems has piled up. They started when I replaced the fan myself. First the disk drive stopped working( I figured it was a loose screw). Then the inbuilt web cam randomly either works or isn't detected at all. The USB ports also does the same but is always able to charge my phone.
How do I troubleshoot to find out where the problem is?