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Old 12-22-2009, 07:50 AM   #16
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i like my HP laptop....7 yrs and still going strong.
my son got one too.
my daughter got a toshiba... it's ok, but she's had problems with it.

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See I like HPs to but that's what just died on me. Toshiba spelled trouble for me too.

I do use my laptop a lot so that probably has something to do with my pattern of laptop failure.

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What kind of scratch are you looking to drop on it, and what are your main reqs?

I totally endorse refurbished Lenovo Thinkpads (as much as I hate buying communist goods, they gotta eat too - right? )

ANYWAY... lemme know, because they are the best engineered laptops out there... and with the price you can get one for right now, they are certified and come with a 1 yr warranty, they are very nice.

Dell refurbs are right up there too in my book, and you can get monster Toshiba's on the cheap too.
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If doing that with the battery did the trick, you can probably scratch any of my other suggestions - they were just off the wall stuff. Could be a bad battery, but it could be a power supply/APCI issue too... keep an eye on 'er!

And congratulations on the fix!!
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #19
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One thing no one here mentioned would be the video card driver. Many ATI cards have GPU recovery which will cause the computer to behave EXACTLY as you described here. Check the windows event viewer under the system logs to check for the error. The event viewer in windows will usually start getting you going in the right direction.
To access it:
Right click “My computer” and select “manage”
Expand event viewer, then click system: Look for Red X errors and make note of the message. Then hit up google and start searching for the event ID and error codes. You will be surprised exactly how much info is out there.
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Check for a bios update as well from the computer manufacture. It's great that it is working again, but it may be back. many times there are bois updates that help regulate fan speed and battery life.

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