Acer Aspire 5630 laptop crash when moved

Acer Aspire 5630-6124 notebook
January 25, 2011 at 09:33:18
Specs: Windows XP, intel P31663/1015mb
The laptop starts up ok; however the slightest movement causes the laptop to momentarily show a blue screen with loads of white text then it switches off. Upon restart a message comes up from MS that it detected a major system failure. Comp works all day if you just leave it on the desk

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January 25, 2011 at 09:37:51
Loose connection.

Do the easy things first.

Leave laptop on desk, move screen

Reseat hard disk

Reseat RAM

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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January 28, 2011 at 08:15:06
Hi Clive,
many thanks for your email and pointers as to what the problem may be. Following your directions, I left the Laptop on the desk and moved the screen. This caused an immediate crash, blue screen the lot. It starts itself up again automatically and works fine, touch/move thescareen and away it goes again.
What does this signify, what course of action do I need to take? Not being computer repair orientated, any advice will be appreciated.
Best regards,

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January 28, 2011 at 11:23:26
Bad or broken connection along the hinge. Wires that connect the motherboard to the screen.

Not easy to repair.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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January 28, 2011 at 11:38:36
Have you, or is it possible anyone else has...
- dropped this laptop ?
- spilled liquid on it ?

A technician who posted here says those two things are the most common reasons components inside the laptop case or the display assembly itself need to to replaced.

If your problem is only that the wiring between the base and the display is damaged, replacing the wiring for that is frequently done and relatively inexpensive.

Laptop no video (or video problems), and battery, AC adapter, power jack T shooting.

See response 1:

DO NOT plug in or unplug a monitor's video cable into / from a video port while the computer is running. Doing so can damage the monitor's circuits and/or the video adapter's circuits.

Some laptops will display on an external monitor without you having to do anything.

If you get no video on an external monitor, some laptops have a key combo that you must press to toggle the display to external video only / built in display video only / sometimes both - see the Owner's or User's manual for the model.

If there is nothing wrong with your AC adapter or it's connection and the jack in the laptop.......

Laptop main batteries usually work as they should for a year or so, then they begin to rapidly deteriorate. From what I've seen, by two years they cannot be charged to anywhere near their full capacity, and it gets worse after that.
They often develop internal shorts when they are older. If the battery gets HOT rather than just warm after you have attempted to charge it for at least a half hour, or after you have been using the laptop for a while with the AC adapter plugged in, it's definitely internally shorted and you must replace it. Internally shorted batteries getting too hot have been known to cause the laptop to catch on fire.

Tips about battery charging problems on Dell laptops - may apply to other makes.
See response 3 in this by iTech:

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January 28, 2011 at 16:13:06
many thanks for the post

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January 28, 2011 at 16:14:06
Many thanks Clive much appreciated, will get some estimates as to how much

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