Packard Bell EasyNote TJ71 Crashes when tilted
Posted on 2011-10-04
Hi, i have been given the above laptop to look at. Basically when the laptop boots if you pick it up and tile it the screen changes colour and displays a blue boxed effect and then the whole laptop crashes leaving the frozen image on the screen. You have to then hold the button in to hard re-boot it. If you try to reboot straight away it will power on but nothing will display, also no hdd activity. You have to leave for a few minutes and then try again.
I have stripped most of the laptop down to try to identify the problem. I have ruled out the switch and i think i have ruled out the screen. If i apply pressure to the right hand side hinge with a screwdriver the screen will change colour showing the blue boxes. I also noticed this if i apply a little pressure to where the connectors are for the screen on the motherboard. Before i carry on stripping it back does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this?