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MY V4000 ony runs when i tilt the while unit the left side has to be at least 3inches higher than the right if lowered it stops booting or after booting freezes when lowered until picked up again?

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  • aybreeze Mar 06, 2009

    Forgot to mention when flat on table continouse pressure on top below keyboard and left of mouse pad keeps it running ,so not overheating ?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    just below Fn, windows, and alt keys and left of mouse pad suround if you rest your left hand on that place it runs fine or lift whole unit frm that sde abut 3 inches

    but freezes when flat

  • aybreeze Mar 09, 2009

    Pc was only lightly used for one year ,I have checked fan speed and temprature all fine when running

    I found that pressure on the memory card hoder also makes it run

    Please help !

  • garret515 Apr 30, 2009

    Hey had the exact same problem, I had th change the motherboard to solve this issue. after doing research, I found there was a design flaw for the airflow, and had to clean all around the processor it was full of dust soI am figuring the excess ehat damaged teh motherboard.


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How old is the machine? Sounds like it might be time for a new drive. Try this download Speedfan and click on the SMART tab and have it run a full diagnostic test. The part i am concerned with is the drive spinup. Sounds like the motor might be going out. Or you just have a loose connection in the machine somewhere.

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    Dan rogers Mar 06, 2009

    Sorry but im not too sure what you are saying. Pressure under the keyboard???


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It's probably overheating. Raising the one side is giving it more ventilation. Try blow some canned air through the fan openings and clear the dust out. Also try to see if you can tell if the fan is running. You may have a bad internal fan

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