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alphacat 02-12-2013 20:30

My laptop shuts itself off
 
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aspartz 02-12-2013 21:16

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Originally Posted by alphacat (Post 19981282)
It's happened a couple of times now. This time I wasn't doing anything on it but watching the news report and then it went dark like I had turned it off.
No big deal to restart it. I just push the on button and it comes back up but to the black screen telling me that it didn't shut down the right way.
Is it time to go laptop shopping?

It might be overheating. Have you blown the dust out of the cooling vents?

ARS

tryn2hrd 02-12-2013 21:28

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Originally Posted by aspartz (Post 19981475)
It might be overheating. Have you blown the dust out of the cooling vents?

ARS

Yep he is right seen it many times.

Adjuster 02-12-2013 21:30

When it shuts off is it actually shutting down like all lights off and no power? The reason I ask is because my very old laptop is doing the same thing but it is the light of the screen that is finally failing making the screen go black. The laptop is still running but my screen is out. My laptop is well over 10 years old so its expected. I have already had the screen light replaced once about 7 years ago.


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alphacat 02-12-2013 22:51

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alphacat 02-12-2013 23:00

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Mr KV 02-12-2013 23:13

My old laptop did that and was also running pretty hot. Just make sure your laptops on a hard flat surface and theres nothing blocking airflow to the vents and you should be good.

alphacat 02-12-2013 23:21

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janice6 02-12-2013 23:24

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Originally Posted by aspartz (Post 19981475)
It might be overheating. Have you blown the dust out of the cooling vents?

ARS


This.

Happens to my desktops and laptops over the years. Shuts down more frequently with time . Blow out the heatsinks with compressed air and it's a lint storm.

Mr KV 02-12-2013 23:27

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Originally Posted by alphacat (Post 19981980)
Thanks, I already do that. I have it sitting on a foot stool bt have a large plastic cutting board under to help hold up so it gets air under it.

I was putting DVD cases under mine lol. Ended up buying a new laptop last year and haven't looked back. I got tired of the old one burning up my thighs also when I would use it on the couch.

Toyman 02-13-2013 08:47

You could try looking in the Event Viewer if it happens again.

alphacat 02-13-2013 10:51

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sappy13 02-13-2013 21:21

Def sounds like overheating. Blow out the exhaust fan good using compressed air. If that doesnt help, you could take your keyboard off and blow out the cpu fan.

alphacat 02-14-2013 12:55

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Shockem841 02-14-2013 17:16

take it outside,smash on ground,make wife clean up,get new laptop!

WiskyT 02-14-2013 21:31

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Originally Posted by Shockem841 (Post 19988143)
take it outside,smash on ground,make wife clean up,get new laptop!

Good stuff!!:rofl:

dwhite53 02-15-2013 14:46

My old Gateway started going blank at random, usually inconvenient, times. Went out a bought a new Lenovo.

Well, I was setting up some data collection software on the old Gateway running Linux. Over the next three days put quite a few hours into it before thinking, this hasn't gone blank running Linux.

Booted into Windows and had the problem repeat itself. Never happened under Linux.

You may have a driver conflict. Never figured mine out just did a re-install of XP and still haven't had problems again.

If it hadn't been for going blank I'd not have bought the Lenovo and could have added another gun to the safe. :crying:

All the Best,
D. White

alphacat 02-15-2013 15:53

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bill4282 02-19-2013 22:35

Check with your local PC shop. Mine charges $45 to open it up, clean out all the cobwebs and tweak the settings. Do this once a year.

Mr KV 02-20-2013 00:53

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Originally Posted by bill4282 (Post 20009069)
Check with your local PC shop. Mine charges $45 to open it up, clean out all the cobwebs and tweak the settings. Do this once a year.

Save yourself the $45 and do it yourself. It's easy.


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