Maybe someone can help a little with some of the problems my mother-in-law's computer is having.
She's had her 1210 for a few years without incident until this week. It was running like molasses even though the CPU was supposedly mostly freed up, and it randomly powered off. No big deal, turned it back on. It sent along the error to Microsoft (as if they care), then went back to normal.
Flash forward a few hours. It randomly powers off again, only this time, when it's turned back on, the power light is flickering on and off like mad. I powered it off, unplugged everything, blew out the dust with canned air, gently removed the fan and heat sink to clear everything out around the processor, checked the motherboard for issues, checked the wiring, etc. No go. It'll power on, check the CD drive, act relatively normal, but the monitor never registers anything. From what I saw on a few other forums, similar issues seem to happen with Presarios a lot.
So, am I going to be the lucky messenger to tell my MIL that her processor burned out, or am I missing something?
Any help would be appreciated.