My cousin's son dropped their laptop on it's side and broke the psu connector internally and on the cable. She can't afford to get it repaired so I offered to bodge a repair for her by removing the broken connectors and soldering the psu directly to the wires internally. This was pretty easy to do but there seems to be another problem. After about ten minutes of use the laptop simply switches off and can't be turned back on, at least not for about an hour, even if it's been running from battery which makes me think my bodge isn't the issue. The fan seems to come on immediately when it's turned on and I'm thinking the problem is overheating as every link when googling points to that.
- The fan and surrounding area were not particularly dusty
- Is the power being removed immediately a sign of over heating?
- If not what else could it be?
- Could the fall have moved the heatsink somehow and how difficult is reseating it likely to be? I'm happy to have a go but if it's going to be a nightmare I'll probably not bother.