Laptop acts like it's going to turn off for a split second.


Feb 20, 2016

Sorry for the obscure looking title but I really have no better way of phrasing my issue. (I even created an account to post this so I could ask this)
I have a "Dell Inspiron 14 5000 Series" Laptop with a Core i5 5200U, 8 GB of DDR3, and a new 500GB 2.5'' hard drive. My issue is that during use, for no reason at all, the screen and the illumination on the keyboard will flick black and act like it's shutting down for less than half a second then act completely normal. Twice now it's actually shut down due to this and I have no idea what is going on. It did this on a different hard drive before I switched it out and it's still doing the same thing on this hard drive. I'm almost certain this is a hardware issue, but seeing how I have no warranty I can't just ship it in.

It's not due to thermals, as even when running at low 30 degree temperatures this issue happens as much as in high 50's and 60's. It's not a software issue as even with stock Windows 8.1 this issue happened. If I could get any help from anyone with a similar problem and how they fixed it, that would be great! :D