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January 22, 2010, 11:24 pm
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So i have this laptop that is a few years old and it needed some work.
It is a Dell Inspiron 6000. So I tear the thing apart, clean out the
heat sinks, apply some arctic silver, drop in a larger harddrive and
some more ram, replace the battery and broken cd drive tray, and put
it all back together. I didn't have any problems working on it, it was
actually much easier than i had expected to work on this laptop. The
only problem is, now it wont stay on for more than 5 seconds. it wont
even POST. I tried just about everything. I replaced the original
hardware and everything. Ive checked and double checked so it isn't
anything simple the i forgot to do or didnt seat corrctly. it has
booted a few times, but only lasted about a minute. I have no idea
what is going on. the only clue i have is (what i think is) the
northbridge gets hot. i think this may be causing a thermal shutdown
Not too upset if i toasted the thing, just wondering if any of you
guys might know what is going on.
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