|Q: Was it new when you bought it? |
Q: Any warranty on it?
At the shop 7 times? :-0 I would do a background check on that shop! Any shop that has to do something 7 times, whether it be repairing a PC or a car etc, to correct the issues raises my eyebrows. If you purchased that laptop at the shop you were taking it to for service, I would have demanded a new laptop! It could be a Lemon.
You should check online for recalls too:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-informa... (HP owns Compaq)
I've seen brand new laptops (even servers) fail right out of the box, as well as machines that are only a month or two old that have issues. As far as it running intermittently for so long w/o showing other problems, yes there are times when electronic devices can show problems intermittently for quite a long time without totally failing; then on the other hand sometimes the devices fail quickly.
MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!