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LAPTOP - Before you pack it up every day after your work

Before you pack off for the day and put your laptop into its carrying bag ENSURE DOUBLY that it is shut down. A notebook that has been left on can melt. When enclosed in a notebook bag there is no air circulation and the results can be worse than melting. Don't find out the hard way and just be sure to turn off your laptop.

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i have latitude E6400,th antenna status light (top of keyboard in left) dosen work, anyone can help me?


#1 ensure the wireless switch on the right side of the chassis is in the forward (On) position (I accidentally turn my wireless off about once a month putting the system in my carry bag.)
#2 if no change reset BIOS defaults
#3 Fn + F2

Jun 30, 2011 | Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop Computer PC...

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I have a Compaq NW9440 Mobile Workstation - it keeps shutting down every 15 minutes or so. At times, it will not restart right away. I thought it may have been the CMOS Battery, so I replaced it. It's still happening. It is always plugged in & never runs on battery.


The most common problem you get with a laptop is overheating, this can cause for it to shut down while operating to prevent more damage.

You will know if your laptop is overheating if it happens one ore more of the following:
-The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
-The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
-The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
-The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).
Follow this steps to avoid overheating:
-Don't use your laptop in full sunlight for extended periods
-Don't leave the laptop in a closed car on a sunny day
-Don't place the laptop on or near extreme heat sources, such as radiators, hot air vents
-Turn off your laptop before putting it in your carry bag
-Turn off your laptop when not in use for a long period
-Work on an even surface as much as possible, not on your lap!
-Clean the air vents in your laptop regularly by using a can of compressed air
-Get more space under your computer by propping it up on something when it's on a desk
-Consider purchasing a laptop cooling pad
-Consider purchasing an external fan

To clean your laptop's cooling system:
-Shut down the laptop ie do not leave it suspended, sleeping or hibernating.
-Unplug all cables from the unit and remove the battery pack
-Get a can of compressed air and blow it into all vents around your computer - this should clear out any dust and hair.
-Do Not use a vacuum cleaner.

If it is not overheating, then it is a hardware failure. Could be the RAM memory, or the motherboard. You can only corner the problem by testing with different RAM modules or motherboard.

Dec 01, 2010 | HP Compaq nw9440 Notebook

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My Acer 5315 is overheating helpp


Follow these steps to avoid overheating:
-Don't use your laptop in full sunlight for extended periods
-Don't leave your laptop in a closed car on a sunny day
-Don't place your laptop on or near extreme heat sources, such as radiators, hot air vents
-Turn off your laptop before putting it in your carry bag
-Turn off your laptop when not in use for a long period
-Work on an even surface as much as possible ?€" not your lap!
-Clean the air vents in your laptop regularly by using a can of compressed air
-Get more space under your computer by propping it up on something when it's on a desk
-Consider purchasing a laptop cooling pad
-Consider purchasing an external fan

To clean your laptop's cooling system follow these steps:
-Shut down the laptop ie do not leave it suspended, sleeping or hibernating.
-Unplug all cables from the unit and remove the battery pack
-Get a can of compressed air and blow it into all vents around your computer - this should clear out any dust and hair.
-Do Not use a vacuum cleaner.

Nov 25, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Overheating


Follow these steps to avoid overheating:
-Don't use your laptop in full sunlight for extended periods
-Don't leave your laptop in a closed car on a sunny day
-Don't place your laptop on or near extreme heat sources, such as radiators, hot air vents
-Turn off your laptop before putting it in your carry bag
-Turn off your laptop when not in use for a long period
-Work on an even surface as much as possible ??" not your lap!
-Clean the air vents in your laptop regularly by using a can of compressed air
-Get more space under your computer by propping it up on something when it's on a desk
-Consider purchasing a laptop cooling pad
-Consider purchasing an external fan

To clean your laptop's cooling system follow these steps:
-Shut down the laptop ie do not leave it suspended, sleeping or hibernating.
-Unplug all cables from the unit and remove the battery pack
-Get a can of compressed air and blow it into all vents around your computer - this should clear out any dust and hair.
-Do Not use a vacuum cleaner.

Nov 23, 2010 | Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook

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My D620 starts to boot up then shuts down suddenly


could it be that your battery is no longer holding a charge?
try powering it up with the power pack attached (and ensure the light on the power pack is indeed lit) - it also could be that the laptop is not being charged by the power pack.

Jul 14, 2010 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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