I have dis-assembled this laptop, in hopes of finding a small inexpensive problem, that will be easily fixed. Now, I'm hoping it's a major expensive issue, so, I won't have to put all this back together!
Either way, I still have a question. There is a wire, that is attached to the bottom of the battery bay(not sure if that's the right term). It appears to just stop there, like a ground would terminate, except that the wire ends go into a piece of plastic, which connects to the plastic battery bay bottom.
The other end of the wire, runs about 4" and goes into a 10 pin connector, using two of the slots. The other 8 slots of this connector are used by a wire coming from the external (2)USB ports, board. This 10 pin connector, connects to the motherboard, at USB 1(I think).
I read in a couple places about heat sensors, in the battery area, of some laptops. Just not sure this is that.
I appreciate, having a place to ask questions! Thanks for your time.