12-14-2018 09:08 PM
Short story, found this Yoga on ebay cheap (as in under $20 cheap) with a cracked display and some body damage but it does boot to bios. Apprears to be fully functional except for it dying completely within a minute or two, less if it's warm. This has been happening before and after cleaning it up and replacing the thermal compound. Was gonna swap the SSD I've been using in my T400 into it but, for now not worth trying until I can get this thing to be stable. It cuts power hard, much like a thermal shutdown event. Fan will spin up for about 3-5 seconds after powering on and then nothing after, at least from what I've seen so far. I'd rather not give up on it so easily, seems like a machine with some real potential. Probably worth noting some of the chassis is broken off around the heatsink, as if there was a decent impact in that area before. Hinges are solid, keyboard, trackpad, etc are perfect.
Thanks for any help