I know you said
Whenever I touch the area highlighted in red
touch, but do you really mean TOUCH or PRESS
Either way I think, despite our desire to help, that this problem will not be solved without a partial dismantling of the laptop - a Compaq Presario I think.
You will see from the link below, that underneath area you are indicating is the wiring to various leds for the drive activity etc, whether or not one of these is shorting I have no idea. MAY I ssue a word of caution if you are not familiar with dismantling laptops, please do not try. Not least of your problems are many plastic clips that secure parts, easily broken.http://www.google.co...jKkjhNvy4RXPu6w
Edited by Macboatmaster, 12 February 2013 - 02:36 PM.