I disassembled the back of my
Sony VAIO VPCEA36FG to clean the dust out of the fan, since it was making a lot of noise. Nothing fancy, just removing the dust (not replacing the cooling paste or anything).
Now, my computer keeps shutting down randomly. No fixed amount of time. I tried accessing the BIOS setting, but that fails a 100% of the times. As soon as I reach the BIOS menu after pressing F2 on start-up, the computer shuts down. I've tried this with and w/o the battery pack. I've run tests on the HDD to see if that's working fine, and
SeaTools for Windows didn't return any errors. The RAM seems to be working fine as well.
I suspect I messed up the fan or the HDD somehow while disassembly and reassembly? I would really appreciate any help with this!