Help, Ok the machine would not boot up last week. Thanks to this web someone said "shake" the machine or "drop it 2-3 inches". Unwillingly but a last resort I did the drop method. GREAT it booted up!! And that's how it has been over the weekend. So on Monday I took it to the local Computer shop and told them the problem, which they stated "STICKING HARD DRIVE" this sounded quite promising. They said they could CLONE my old hard drive and fit a new 40Gb drive for £110, not too bad so I agreed.
Today I got a call from the SHOP who said "new drive fitted, but same problem!!", "something must be wrong on the MAIN BOARD, possibily a component.".......... I work in electronics surely it must be a mechanical component or dry joint, due to the fact it boots when dropped, that is why I ask you guys or girls to help me out.
One other piece of info, I've not had the problem if I've used the HIBENATE on the laptop instead of the TURN OFF/SHUT DOWN. Again to me this points to the hard drive.............
Any help, solutions, replies would be of great help. Thanks,