And everyone thought I was probably dead...
Been away from the forums for quite awhile. My how times flies. Amazing how having a life detracts from one's online life Power problems
Here is my C&P'd msg to Sager:
Background: I have 2 power adapters. One at work and one at home. Both sit in semi-permanent locations (ie- are not ever moved from their spots). I simply unplug my 8790, take it to work (or vice versa), plug it in and go.
Yesterday morning, I awoke to my 8790 beeping at me (hibernation/battery low warning). I checked the connection and although the power cord was connected (nothing had changed- the computer had been plugged in since I got home the day before), it was not charging. That particular power supply had been making an odd tinny sound (fan bearing going out, perhaps?) for a few months and that sound has
ceased. So I assumed that the power supply had failed. Since I had another adapter at work, I wasn't too worried about it.
Upon arriving at work, I plugged into the work adapter and got booted up. Everything seemed to be fine. I left the room for about an hour or so. Upon coming back, the 8790 was exhibiting the same behavior as at home. When I wiggled the connector, the AC and Charging LEDs would come on. I'd also blown compressed air through the home adapter and tried it again- it didn't seem any worse or better than the work adapter. I removed the battery and tried to power up w/ only AC, but that failed.
So far, I can get the battery to start to charge by wiggling the connector. However, over time, the connection fails and charging stops. I'm assuming the problem is inside the power jack on the 8790's backside. Unless it's just the battery not wanting to hold a charge, thus making it *look* like a bad connection.
I would like to hear your thoughts on how to fix this.
I also made a note for them that the artifacting hadn't gone away. However, since I use the computer primarily for work and rarely for gaming, my main aim at the time is keeping it stable and running. Getting everything reworked for use here at my job here requires a lot of excess time, energy and having an outside tech come in to get everything squared away (so it's not just a minor fuss w/ reloading software). Major PITA all around, so I don't fuss with it much as long as I can get it to perform at work. Artifacting only happens in gaming at the present. Before the motherboard was replaced by Clevo, it happened on the desktop, too. If I can keep it contained to an occasional gaming session, then I'm satisfied for the time being. I'm not happy
that I've got a unit that doesn't work right, but until I feel like taking time out from work to deal with this and shelling out big bucks for shipping it to/from the States, that's where I sit.
Feel like I've said all that before, but just wanted to update just in case anyone was wondering if anything's changed much since I was last around (and no, Boogieman, you don't count