re HP Compac nx6 125 Notebook

April 11, 2011 at 14:53:53
Specs: Windows XP
Very frequently, my laptop switches itself off within a couple of seconds of it being switched on. It is also very sensitive to being moved: if I keep it on a stable surface, it stays on longer. The angle of the lid/screen also seems to be a factor - the less acute the angle of screen to keyboard, the more quickly it switches off. At right angles, & greater, it switches itself off but often does this at even considerably less angle. I've been told that this model is one of HP's worst & that I need a new laptop. :( This was bought in June 2006.

I'm in my 70s, live frugally indeed & that affects my ability to replace.


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April 11, 2011 at 16:49:43
I am sorry I can't give you a simple easy and cheap solution. I suspect it is mechanically defective.

One does what you are doing. Try to find repeatable diagnostic tests to help narrow down the problem. In you case, even if you did figure out what is wrong you may not be able to fix it.

One thing you can look at is maybe how the electric connection is. Could it be the loose part? Could the jack in the computer be broken or defective?

I guess it could be that the problem is actually the screen going off and it looks like the power shuts down.

In almost all cases you are kind of stuck thinking about some used hand me down or a new one. I would not suggest that you buy a used computer. It would be simply more trouble.

It might be that for what you need, a $300 or so laptop may suffice.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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April 11, 2011 at 17:05:52
Thank you jefro for your prompt response. I will look further into some of your suggestions. BTW, in New Zealand new computers aren't available for $300 :)) Nice thought though. Grace 1940

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April 12, 2011 at 14:55:07
It may be that some local church or school has people that could look at it for you and give you a better idea of the problem and suggest a solution.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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April 12, 2011 at 22:10:33
Good idea jefro - thank you. I'm an independent cuss & wouldn't have thought of doing that. grace 1940

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