|A few weeks ago, I was using my laptop and it froze. The keyboard and mousepad were unresponsive. I pressed the power button and turned it off. It has been continuing since that time, and getting worse. I know it has nothing to do with software, b/c sometimes it freezes when when it's first powered on, on the Dell splash screen, before the OS is loaded. |
Here's the weird thing. When it freezes, if I tilt the laptop, it works again! Weirder yet, I have to tilt it different ways - one time putting a book under the back part (where the screen attaches) will do the trick, while other times I will have to tilt it to the left or right.
I thought it might be a fan, but all pathways are clear. I also thought the Hard drive might be on its way out, but the laptop passed all diagnostics - those included with Dell and the Ultimate boot Cd.