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Offline Nexis4Jersey

My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« on: May 10, 2009, 08:57:21 PM »
Recently my laptop has been Suddenly shutting down for no reason , then i start it back up and its ok.  At first it crashed when i was on SC4 , i thought that was the problem , but then last night it crashed while i was chatting on Windows live and & surfing the web..  Can somebody help me with this problem  ()what()

~Corey

Offline dedgren

Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 09:01:14 PM »
That's almost certainly overheating, Corey.  Get the computer checked out before it turns into a brick.


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Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 10:19:45 PM »
I'll second the overheating notion of thinking.  I had the same problem. 

I ended up having to have the exhaust fan replaced.  If you don't want to spend that kind of coin, I would definitely recommend investing in a cooling fan system that goes underneath the laptop.

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Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 12:36:38 AM »
I use a seperate cooling fan with my laptop. I haven't had a problem with overheating in over a year now.


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Offline Nexis4Jersey

Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 12:59:29 AM »
how much do these things cost?  average?

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Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 02:13:32 AM »
I paid between 20-30 bucks for mine at Futureshop, which, in Canada, is the same as Best Buy.


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Offline turtle

Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 04:14:32 AM »
Hey Corey,

Yeah, it sounds like overheating. I had the same problem, and I just opened it up on the backside and cleaned out the fan on the graphicscard. I also raise the laptop a couple of centimeters from the table surface when using it, so the hot air can escape from underneath it. If you use your laptop in places that are dusty (fx. in the same room as you sleep) chances are that this will happen occasionally, and you should just clean the fans. Try this before spending a lot of money on a cooler.

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Offline Nexis4Jersey

Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 02:46:12 PM »
i raised it on some blocks , i noticed a huge change in temperature of the Laptop , its not burning hot , but cool or warm to the touch!

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Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 03:40:05 PM »
Well, I hope it will keep it from shutting down when playing SC4 then  ;D I would still clean out the fans once a while, though.

Just on a sidenote, my gfx processor runs at 75 degrees Celsius when idle, but I read on a hardware forum that it should be capable of running stable at even higher temperatures (up till around 100C), without taking damage. The problem arises when it can't get rid of the hot air, and thus thinks that the fans don't work making it shut down.
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Re: My laptop Suddenly shuts Down?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 08:11:26 AM »
Thanks for all the tips, folks - 'cause now I'm in need of them.

I've got an overheating problem - AGAIN.  *facepalm*