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Problem with Acer TimelineX turning off/freezing, suspect a hardware problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by databasestate, Aug 22, 2011.

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  1. databasestate

    databasestate Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    About two months ago I bought an Acer TimelineX laptop (the 11.6" version with the i7 core.) Last night it started havong some vicious problems. It will instantly shut down or freeze with the current displayed graphics being very distorted, seemingly at random intervals. I suspect a hardware problem because a few minutes before all this started I noticed the cover protecting the internal components was out of place, so I snapped it back into position.

    I tried running some of the pre-boot Windows diagnostics, but they came up clean. The system crashed once during this process and gave me a blue screen of death that said "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT". I ran a diagnostic on the memory and it came up clean as well. I'm thinking I might have broken some critically important piece of hardware. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks!

    -Kai
     
  2. Somewhereouthere

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    A few silly ideas that i've tried with my Acer ..
    try taking the battery out !..
    just run it off the lead..
    I've been told its something to do with a hardware issue with the standby mode of the fan or the CPU or some standby/neutral position that some gizmo inside does (have you guessed that I'm no techie ;o)
    Try it out, it could be a simple (if not permanent) fix.
    Good luck
     
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