[lug] Laptop Troubles

Evelyn Mitchell efm at tummy.com
Tue Sep 18 22:27:34 MDT 2007

* On 2007-09-18 21:21 Chris Brotherton <chris at protonlab.net> wrote:
> My T41 of 3 years is starting to have trouble.  The laptop is fine when sits
> still.  The trouble starts when I go and move the laptop.  
> When I move the laptop, the screen becomes jumbled and the machine locks up.
> The problem doesn't always happen.  I can go for days at a time without issue.
> I can recreate the problem if I pick up my laptop by placing the thumb of left
> hand on the front left corner of the laptop and the remaining fingers on the
> center of the laptop bottom.  If I lift it in this manner, the laptop slightly
> flexes and the problem occurs.
> Does anyone have any ideas for what could be causing this?  

I had this problem with an old thinkpad of mine (at least 4 years ago). I
figured it out to be a motherboard problem, related to the power connector.
A new motherboard fixed it.

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Evelyn Mitchell             Linux Consulting since 1995
efm at tummy.com               Senior System and Network Administrators

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