I was fortunate enough to win a 2022 A15 6800H with a 140w RTX3070. Solid machine or so I thought.
It was a bit of good luck, but was RMA'd on 2 occasions. First for excessive bleed on the panel and it was being pinched. Second because when it came back from the terrible service center (letmerepair) it suffered a permanent battery drain. When I gotnit back the second time the OS was corrupted and had to sort itself out after an immediate BSOD.
A few days ago I had noticed temps creeping on the CPU. HWinfo had been displaying lower turbo frequency (used to be all cores could hit 4.7ghz now only a couple could get close) and the voltages had gone from 1.4v maybe 1.430v all the way to 1.485v. That doesn't sound like much but in CPU speak it is.
Long story short, I checked up on TIMs, reapplied very carefully. Rebuilt it and it was dead. Like absolutely nothing not even an attempted start, no lights no charge.
Assumed maybe something clipped the power rail. I am excessively paranoid about what touches what, battery is the first thing removed blah blah. Contacted a laptop board specialist, he did all sorts of tests observed all kinds of strange behaviours none of which made sense but it seems the CPU suicided.
So ya. Absolute terrible timing but my only machine has just died and there's a very slim chance of a replacement motherboard. I am seriously contemplating trying to wrangle a deal on a Legion pro 7 tbh. That or a Strix G16. Will see what I can do later on and what deals can be found as it has hit at a crappy time of year for Birthdays and Christmas.
Just after I defended the TUF line up... mine blows up. The irony ehh?