This Dell Inspiron 9400 with Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 7900 GS is your typical gamer's laptop. You expect trouble in year 2 and beyond. At this point you get an estimate for repair (usually a motherboard or video card) and decide if its worth it.
I have a 3 yr ol
d Inspiron 9400 which regularly, but after varying lengths of time, crashes with an audible 'ooph'
The power light (& num lock) remains on but all programs are stopped & the screen is black.
Thought it may be due to overheating at first - but it can happen after 30secs