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laptop reboots when tapped?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SupermotoMX, 15 May 2010.

  1. SupermotoMX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,090

    wierd problem with my laptop appeard today :S

    its an acer aspire 5735.

    everytime you tap it, or move it it reboots? :S and when i tip it it sounds like a screw is loose inside :S never taken any of it apart. ever. not sure whats happned. (posting this from it now)
     
  2. racerboy59

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Mar 2009

    Posts: 451

    There may be a short somewhere inside. Does it reboot when tapped in any location or is that specific? I would open it up and check it all looks ok. Warranty?
     
  3. matthab

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,164

    Either a dry joint, short or fault on the pcb. I would take it apart and check nothings lose etc. Failing that find a local laptop repair shop. Mirco nano are a good repair company.
     
  4. lazer46

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Apr 2010

    Posts: 519

    Shorting seems to be the answer to your problem. I would definitely open it up and take a butchers mate before it shorts for good!
     
  5. SupermotoMX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,090

    found it, there was a tiny screw inside, no idea where it came from. nothing seems damaged :D

    wierd thing is, it always kinda rattled from when i first got it. but its now 2 years? since i had it. why the problem only happen'd last night i have no idea haha
     
  6. lazer46

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Apr 2010

    Posts: 519

    Obviously it has slipped from its cosy resting place into an area where it would cause problems. Well done for finding it.