Dell Latitude Laptop loses power when physically moved
Posted on 2014-01-16
I have a Dell Latitude laptop computer (almost 3 years old) that frequently loses power. It does best when it is sitting still on a stable surface such as a desk. However, when I attempt to move it it often loses power and dies. I hear a short little whistling sound which I think is the hard drive shutting down.
Upon restart, I get the black and white screen saying that windows did not shut down properly, and asking if I want to start in safe mode, or start normally. I always start normally, and once Windows boots up, I don't receive any other messages regarding any software/driver issues etc... I've checked the critical event logs, and it's not shutting down due to an overheated processor. I've also run some memory diagnostics and no issue there.
Yesterday I completed a fresh re-install of the OS (Win7Pro), and still encountered the problem multiple times after the install.
Does anyone have experience with this? Is it just faulty hardware and I'm out of luck?