Well it's been 5 weeks since the tightening of the heat sink and I have not had one shutdown. I have been on battery a lot. It seems to have fixed my shutdown problem.
I see someone else has had similar success. Good job.
Update - now over a week since I torqued down the heatsink screws and I have not had one failure in that time. This is on a 6805 that shut down daily - hourly even - on batteries and occasionally on AC.
Unless I disturbed something while removing the keyboard that was the 'real' problem, I think I have fixed it.
Again, please someone else report in with your findings.
Originally Posted by jmschn
If i were to try this, would it void my 3 year extended warranty with Best Buy? I have the same auto shut down problem as described before by others, but am reluctant to hand it over to best buy because of the long turn around time.
Well, I understand your position however the work required to get to the heatsink is minimal. Keep track of the screws and where they go.
Basically, you remove the case section...
Now Saturday. I have not had one crash on battery or AC since tightening the heatsink down. Yesterday I had the lappy in a warm car all day while working and it worked like a charm.
Anyone else try this yet?
Almost a whole day now of heavy battery operation and no problems.
Can some of the techies here chime in on why this problem is more prevalent on battery power. I guess it has to do with the CPU running slower?? Maybe it gets hotter for longer because it is running slower???
Anyway, all is good right now. I'll keep reporting.
I'm not going to go back through this thread and see if this has been mentioned. But....today my 6805 would not stay up for more than a minute. What was really wierd was that if i booted into BIOS, the fan would come on - in normal cooling mode speed - and stay on - I tried it for 20 mins and the fan would not go off. Why would the CPU be requiring the fans to be on while idle in the BIOS screen. It has to be the heatsink. (I think we have all realised that this is a...
Clutching for straws here...Is anyone using Avast antivirus and having this issue? I have been getting some wierd behavior with it and I know it has a module that loads before the OS or somehow scans the bootsector.
Anyway today I got a wierd one. It did shut down on battery but the fan started (at high speed) and stopped three times before coming on full whack and shutting down.
To summarize -
95% of my shutdowns are on battery
I can usually solve it by booting...
It's happening a lot now on battery and AC. I'm out of warranty now. I had what I thought was some success by disabling the Broadcom card but it eventually shut down on me. Holding it in the BIOS on boot for a couple of minutes seems to work somewhat.
Not happy. Makes it unuseable in the car or on the road.