Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ?? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-25-2007, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Katmandu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 224
Question Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ??

I have a HP ZE 4400 here that after the power button is pushed, it will reboot itself after (3) seconds. It continues this rebooting issue until the system is turned off.

It will not turn off using the power button since in reverts to the battery. I have to pull the battery to get it to turn off.

What's going on here ?

TIA
__________________

Katmandu is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Katmandu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 224
Question Re: Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ??

Could it be the thermal paste on the CPU dried out or maybe the thermal chip on the motherboard ?

How do I troubleshoot this problem ?????
__________________

Katmandu is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Repeat Offender
 
superdave1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Fulton, TN
Posts: 1,980
Default Re: Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ??

Can you pop in the CD and boot to the recovery console?
__________________
Change the world. Of one person. Today.

If your equation requires either a complex combination of variables to get the desired result OR you can't seem to get the result regardless of the variables....it ain't your variables, it's your constant.
superdave1984 is offline  
Old 10-25-2007, 08:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Katmandu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 224
Question Re: Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by superdave1984 View Post
Can you pop in the CD and boot to the recovery console?
Should of tried it.

I'm in the middle of teaing it down to check out the CPU/Heatsink/Thermal pad condition.

How does on check out a CPU and/or Thermal Chip ??

Whatelse should I be checking out ??
Katmandu is offline  
Old 10-27-2007, 03:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Katmandu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 224
Question Re: Notebook Reboots Every (3) Seconds ??

I tore the laptop down and looked at the CPU/Heatsink connection. The old thermal pad is very discolored and appears wasn't making good contact.

Now, how can I tell if the CPU was actually damaged OR if it was just that the thermal pad deteriorated ???
Katmandu is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.