Hello guys, so here's the lowdown:
MODEL: XPS M1530
OS: VISTA 32-bit
Problem: LAPTOP TURNS OFF BY ITSELF / SPONTANEOUSLY PROCEEDING A SHORT FADE-OUT "BEAMING" SOUND
1. COMPUTER KEEPS SHUTTING DOWN BY ITSELF WITHOUT WARNING, NO BLUE SCREEN, NOTHING.
2. Tried doing the Diagnostic Boot but it turns off halfway so I can't even do that. (WOW)
3. Was able to pass through windows and Dell Media Direct a couple of times but it just happened again.
Fan activity gets progressively noisy and by the time it reaches its
peak, computer turns off. (I thought BIOS A12 fixes that?)
5. Computer always hot, CPU temp sometimes maxes to 192F
HELP! Anyone else having the same symptoms?
I am having the same problem too. I have the same laptop (barely over a year old) and its shutting down the same way. I called Dell Help Desk and they told me it was the battery, and that I could take the battery out and boot up just using the power adaptor. This works occassionally, but even without the battery I am still having the same problems. If anyone has an answer to this, please help!!!!
I had the same issue getting progressively worse last summer. I was able to press the issue with technical support and got them to send out a tech to replace the motherboard. If you're still under warranty, insist that it be repaired, if you haven't already!