Originally Posted by MichelleG
saugen is right.
it is a bad board, with a bad southbridge. The southbridge is failing. A shop that repairs boards could try to reflow the southbridge but it will still fail eventually.
eventually your keyboard and touchpad may stop working, then it may not detect the hard drive anymore.
Recommend a new board or part it out and sell it.
Thanks for your input. We've only had this laptop for 3 years. It's very hard to believe that it's falling apart piece by piece.
We've got an entire library of iTunes and maybe some pics so we're hoping that moving these items isn't gonna take forever.
we're gonna take a look at new board prices and determine if that route is the best way to go -
MG, it seems you have qualifications for repairing laptops - i want to pick up certification so I can work with the different laptops we have here - any suggestions on a good way to accomplish laptop tech status?
Thanks for your time and submission to our dilemma here -