Sorry if this is a much asked question, but I've come to a spot of trouble with 2 year old Laptop.
Basically, I was clicking away in Photoshop last night, just finishing off some editing, and without warning, my laptop powered off. The only way I can describe the "powering off" is like when you pull the plug on a desktop. No warnings, no errors, no crashing or freezing, no BSOD, nothing.
Both the power light and the charge light went out. Checked battery the voltage is fine, check the PSU and the voltage is a stable 19.6v or there abouts. Opened the back of the laptop, no burnt out components or arid smell.
I've done some narrowing down and believe that it cannot be the obvious HDD (otherwise it would still power up), the screen (for the same reason), the PSU (as the voltage is fine and I didn't get a "out of battery" alert") or memory issue (surely it will still power on, just not do anything?). I have a horrible feeling this might be a slightly more fatal motherboard issue.
Laptop is an Acer Aspire 7736g, 2 years old, good condition, not dropped, not damaged, well looked after. I am no computer genius but I know my way around one well, just not at this level of broken-ness!
Very stumped! Think its time for a new Laptop?