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#1 dkenyonqfc2

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:11 PM

please can anyone help,my laptop keeps turning off just goes without warning like the power has gone,i tried googling and people say it is due to overheating because of dust etc but i'm not sure.
when i turn it on sometimes its not even 30 seconds and it goes off again,so wouldn't have thought it was too hot,usually after a few tries it comes on and stays on all night till i shut it down does anyone have any idea what it could be
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#2 steveoafc

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:42 PM

I have to have my laptop permanently plugged in, the minute i unplug it - off it goes.
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#3 dkenyonqfc2

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:01 PM

yes i have been doing that,i removed the battery and just kept it plugged in but its getting worse driving me mad now
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#4 opinions4u

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

Worth googling the model details and switching off.

It's a problem I used to get with Compaq laptops. Two solutions that worked:

1) Unscrew the cover, dust off the fan (which had collected excessive dust) and away it went for a few more weeks.

2) I found instructions for one model to update the BIOS which changed the fan speed. A bit beyond my techie understanding - I just followed the instructions and it worked.

Not had an overheating problem with my De1l. They just have shit power supply leads instead!

Edited by opinions4u, 28 December 2011 - 06:09 PM.

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#5 dkenyonqfc2

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

will try it thanks
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

A bit of a wildcard but my lappy kept doing the same after it went into hibernation as an auto update was loading. Rolled back to a system restore point and all was ok. Gave all sorts of random error messages but put down to Microsofts rubbish.
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