Dell :: New M1530 Random Shutdown Only On Battery

Feb 6, 2009

New British poster here, please be gentle ;] !

I'm glad I found some fellow XPS users, maybe you could give me some advice.

I got my new(ish) M1530 yesterday (refurb from Dell Outlet, saved me £200).
Initially I was very pleased, its a lovely machine, but I then found a problem - its the curse of the random shutdown!

I first noticed it when running 3dMark this morning to demo the XPS.

It happens fairly consistently after a few minutes; the machine doesnt feel hot.
I phoned Dell support (took 1.5 hours) and they/we found it shuts down in the diagnostics tests too.

Conclusion: Replace motherboard, engineer booked.

However I have discovered it only happens when its on battery power - everything is fine on AC power.

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Wouldn't they normally just delay the ship date if the component was due to come back later?

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I am confused as to why with the 6-cell it doesn't like to sit evenly on the Zalman???

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