i hope this thread is still alive!! i been searching for people who'v had the same problem for months and gave up until now!..it started after i picked up the laptop while it was powered up at an odd angle
but i hav to warn you guys..we need to get this problem fixed fast the longer you leave it the worse it gets..i left mine for a while and now the problem has worsened..
so from the beginning..when it was only the screen malfunctioning..flexing the lower part of the laptop seemed to work..or picking it up n readjusting it(worked perfectly on an external moniter)..so at first i thought that it was just a loose connection so i took apart everything (had nothing to lose warranty was over)..put it all bak together again and it worked perfectly for a few days..no lines/garbling..but then things deterioated...first the screen stopped working all together..but worked fine hooked up to an external still so i jus used it like that..but then after a couple weeks later the laptop itself shut down on its own from time to time as if sumone jus pulled the plug..i thought it might hav been me not tightening the fit between the power board and the mainboard properly..but no improvement..things were put bak together once again but the problem persisted...
now the horror...one day i pressed the power button...nothing happens!..the power light one the button flashed for a split second..it sounded like things were starting up for a fraction of a second..lights flash and a click sound as if the HDD was struggling to power up..so i reckon it might be a power board problem..this happened almost 4 months ago now..wuld buy a new one but this one spec wise still holds its own against sum n i rely dun hav the money
..laptops become a pretty expensive paperweight
jus FYI the model i got is the TM8103..
if anyone has any idea where to buy a new power board in the UK please help!!