fujistu laptop keeps shorting

  frankiegeorge 21:28 29 Oct 06
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can anyone help?
i have a fujitsu laptop that is two months old and it keeps suddenly switching off (dying) every now and then. i think its shorting because it wont turn on for about five minutes after. its becoming a real pain.
when its on, it works fine and it is really unpredictable to when its going to turn off! (so not overheating)
any ideas?

  skidzy 22:45 29 Oct 06

Does this happen when using just the battery or the mains ? or both ?

If when using the battery,try taking out the battery and run from the mains...does this still happen ?

  ed-0 22:59 29 Oct 06

try skidzy suggestion, re the battery. If it does the same via the mains:-

" i have a fujitsu laptop that is two months old "

send it back under guarantee. What you have is a major problem and should not happen with a laptop so new.

  Ashrich 23:43 29 Oct 06

You say it's not overheating but if it takes 5 minutes before it restarts it might be a component contracting as it cools , a bit like a thermostat does , so it might be heat related after all . I agree with ed-0 , send it back , 2 months old means it wasn't " fit for purpose " and should be replaced not repaired .

Ashley

  frankiegeorge 18:46 30 Oct 06

thanx guys, think im gonna have to bite the bullet and send it back.... bummer....

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