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Old 09-20-06, 21:33
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Default Dropped Laptop :(

Hey guys,

I have a good friend whose laptop was dropped after he didn't zip up his bag all the way. It hit a corner and didn't do too much cosmetic damage. The computer was acting fine for a few days, then it started throwing up BSODs like crazy. I reformatted it for him, but I still get problems with the system freezing. Is there any way to pinpoint it to a specific piece of hardware that I can disable? The computer is a Dell E1705, and I downloaded and ran the Dell Diagnostic CD. It ran an hour-and-a-half long diagnostic on CPU, memory, system board, hard drive, etc, and said that all tests passed, but I'm convinced it's a hardware problem since the laptop's been reformatted.

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I would run this and see what it says,

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Default Re: Dropped Laptop :(

possible overheating? the heatpipes could have gotten jostled around and out of place when it got dropped
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Might check the memory modules and see if the drop unseated one slightly!
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Default Re: Dropped Laptop :(

Hey guys,

I reseated a bunch of stuff like the memory, wireless card, etc and it appears to have fixed the problem.

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