Originally Posted by Tyranous
I got ahold of another power brick that I know works and have done some testing. (Yes, I plug in the brick first, then plug it into the laptop).
With the new power brick, the laptop will start up and get into Windows. I let it sit for about 20 minutes and it seemed just fine. I started a game (Natural Selection Mod of old Half-Life) and it shut down as soon as I clicked to start a new game.
I let it sit for a minute and booted it up again. Tried the same thing, this time it let me into the game and I could run around for a few minutes then it crashed again.
I plugged in the brick and left the laptop off for a while. When I booted it up it had about 15% battery life left, I played a game for a bit and it was down to 6%. Then down to 1% and finally 0%. The %'s were'd going down evenly/regularly even just sitting at the windows desktop. After it had sat at 0% for about 15 minutes the computer shut down again. I had the fans running full power (fn-F2) the whole time and nothing on the laptop felt very warm at all other than the battery (it felt warmer than I remember them getting).
What is the 7800 upgrade you mention? Is that part of getting the motheboard replaced? And if so do you think my problem is the same as some of the others I've read here, something about their power circuitry?
I think its a battery short-out problem, which damages other power-regulatory circuitry on the board (My 4pin DIN jack and a transistor on my mobo, as well as other's mobos, have blown out after very similar circumstances)
If you could (you have a 9860? it says Clevo Model
9T on the bottom?) Remove your processor bay cover and heatsink and Identify a transistor on the mainboard for me...
It should be near your power Jack next to two green 100Ohm resistors, The reference number on the board is either D24 or P24 and on the sides of the transistor-in-question are the IDs "A1" and "A2"
Post a picture of this transistor or tell me the numbers on it? (provided yours isnt burnt to a crisp yet like mine is...) Im working on a hardware fix to this astoundingly