[ubuntu-uk] My 'snazzy Korean laptop' has conked out

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Sun Jun 14 22:27:24 BST 2009

Hi Rowan,

2009/6/14 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
> Hi. My 'Linux Certified' (Compal JHL-90) just died on me. First the
> display froze, then when I force-restarted it, it wouldn't go past the
> first Intel splash screen (with no boot options strip at the bottom),
> and now it just generates no display at all, though the screen is
> backlit normally. The fan runs for two or three seconds then stops,
> which is its normal behaviour, so this seems like a hardware fault that
> stops the Operating System from booting.

My Dell did something similar. Turned out to be lack of cooling
causing the video card to go pop.

> It could just be that the CPU
> is loose in its socket. Is there anyone reading this list or recommended
> by those who do, that I can take it to in central London? I shall pay
> any repair cost and get 'Linux Certified' to refund me (since it's still
> under hardware guarantee).

Does the hardware guarantee cover you in the UK? Didn't you get the
laptop from the US?


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