Guess what guys? I'm new to sager and just traded with a friend for his 9860 a week ago, it was working flawlessly until this morning. I would turn it on, the blue light would glow around the power button, but nothing else. No Time in the front display (note this it is important). Having repaired a few laptops in the past, I proceeded to apply pressure in a few places to see if any part of the laptop became intermittent from heat expansion. One place in particular produced a result. Just above 'F10', if I would press it, let go, then turn it on, the blue light would come on and the front clock would kick in. On rare occasion, the computer would even boot, but rarely. When the computer did boot, it would hard lock in 15 minutes, max. So I took the machine apart, cleaned out all the vents, replaced the CPU thermal compound, and look closely to the area around the 'F10' key. I noticed some yellow goop around the pins where the power comes in and below the fuses. I proceeded to clean it up and re-solder each fuse. I also re-soldered the pins from the power input. After that, the machine came on 6 out of 6 times, played a 3d game for over an hour, it was great! BUT. When I put everything back together, I was back to only a blue light. Removed the keyboard, lightly pressed on that area, and it was up again. That area holds the CPU on the underside so it gets warm fast. The problem is the heat is causing something to become disconnected there. If we work on this a bit more, I bet we can isolate the part and have a perm fix. If anyone has had the Sager RMAd, and fully working, plus doesn't mind taking their machine apart, it would be great to have pics on both sides to see if they have changed any parts from the standard setup.
A fix is coming, want proof? I posted this with the same sager that was dead this morning.