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    Fantastic Laptop problem

    Just been handed a personal laptop by a member of staff and i've NEVER seen this problem before.

    The laptop will switch on but during windows startup when you get the logo and the scrolling bar it just stops BUT (and here's the interesting part) if you squeeze the laptop in the right place the bar carries on and continues to load but as soon as you let go it stops. I kept squeezing 'till the welcome screen then stopped and tried to move the mouse, nothing! Squeeze the laptop again and hey presto it works!

    Magic!

    And apparently the staff member has still been using it and has "a sore wrist" after using it for a couple of hours!

    I'd have given up and put it through the window by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Just been handed a personal laptop by a member of staff and i've NEVER seen this problem before.

    The laptop will switch on but during windows startup when you get the logo and the scrolling bar it just stops BUT (and here's the interesting part) if you squeeze the laptop in the right place the bar carries on and continues to load but as soon as you let go it stops. I kept squeezing 'till the welcome screen then stopped and tried to move the mouse, nothing! Squeeze the laptop again and hey presto it works!

    Magic!
    We had the same problem with a Fujistu Siemens laptop recently and found it to be a bad motherboard joint,

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    We had the same problem with a Fujistu Siemens laptop recently and found it to be a bad motherboard joint,
    What's the fix? is it just something loose or a soldering job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    What's the fix? is it just something loose or a soldering job?
    As it was an Celeron we just used it as a door stop and got a decent laptop lol is yours a Fujitsu Seimens also ?

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    No it's an HP pavillion dv4000 3 years old

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    Short term fix: provide the member of staff with a G-Clamp

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    I was going to suggest they clench it between their buttocks but then I realised it wasn't a practical suggestion.

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    Maybe it just wants a hug.

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    Sounds like dry solder joint... Basically it's a matter of minutes to weeks before the winter cold and variation in temp when turned on which will finally stop any chance of the circuit board break from connecting anymore.

    Plan for this one to go door stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post


    Brilliant!

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    Ah, the buttered cat array....

    I tried it you know. It failed. The kitten nicked the toast off the big cat and I had to make some more. Needs further testing IMO..



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