I'm trying to fix a friend's Compaq NC6230. At my previous job, I was exposed constantly to these machines for tech. support, so I'm very familiar with them. However, this particular machine has an odd issue.
After about 30 seconds after boot, the machine shuts off. It's not overheating because I've been monitoring the temperatures. Also, I cleaned out the fade and checked for any other obstructions. When the machine shuts off the screen has lines across the screen (sometimes - this isn't 100% reproducible) that makes it look garbled. Ever since the first time this happened, the power light to indicate the machine is charging no longer comes on. However, under windows, it is plugged-in and charging just fine. I have tried replacing both RAM modules just in case to no avail.
If the computer turned on, logged in and then isn't touched - the computer stays on for a longer period of time before shutting off. I was thinking of trying to load a Linux Live OS to determine if it could perhaps be the OS installation causing issues (Windows 7).
Do any of these symptoms seem familiar? Would anyone have any other suggestions to try?