Originally Posted by Adjuster
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.
Yes, the whole thing shuts down not just the screen. When it comes back on I get a black screen telling me that it didn't shut properly, or something like that.
I asks me if I want to start it up in safe mode. I do that and it starts up and works for several days up to a week before shutting down again.
I'm hoping that getting rid of the dust cures my problem.
There was a lot of dust in it. The fan seemed to stay on all of the time but since cleaning it out the fan only runs for a few seconds and shuts off. The fan is quieter now too.
This laptop is about 7 years old and is running Windows Vista.