Hello, I'm new.
I came across this site while searching for solutions to my problem. You guys seem to know your stuff so I'm hoping you can help me as no one else can.
I bought a Fujitsu Siemens L7320 from eBay. It had a smashed screen and no hard drive.
I replaced both and installed XP. I also upgraded the RAM to 2GB.
Randomly it will freeze up with no warning. It freezes while downloading, surfing, boot up, in safe mode and in BIOS.
I thought it may be a heat problem but after buying an Antec notebook cooler I have ruled that out as it seems to be running pretty cool.
I have noticed that if I run from the battery, power only lasts about 20 minutes at the most after a full charge. Also I can not get it to boot at all if I take the battery out and try to run from the AC adapter. Could a dead battery cause freeze ups?
My last resort was going to be reseating the heatsink. However I can not get it off the processor. It has, what looks like spring loaded security screws. If that failed I was planning on replacing the processor.
The latest thing I noticed was that when it locks up, caps lock and num lock do not respond, so it has to be a hardware problem, right?
Please help me, you guys are my last and only hope!