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Screen goes black, machine stops functioning, power light blinks yellow

With the laptop plugged in, after about two hours, the machine stops functioning. The power light blinks yellow, the screen is black.

This has been happening for about two weeks. When I close the cover and leave it alone for several hours, it functions again.

Steve

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  • Steve Sufian
    Steve Sufian Oct 05, 2008

    No. It's completely cool.

  • Steve Sufian
    Steve Sufian Oct 08, 2008

    Solution 3 is actually my response to amusedgeek's questions.

    The problem has occured both while I was using it and when I've left it a while. Often, it happens only after the computer has been on several hours, but once it occured within two minutes after I turned the computer on.

    When I first ran into the problem, I changed all the power options to
    "never"--the computer is supposed to be always on unless I turn it off.

    When
    the computer is in extended yellow blink mode, pressing the power
    button doesn't work. If it has been on battery, when I plug it in and
    then press the power button, it sometimes turns green and works. I
    don't recall but I think this is only occasional.







  • John Hong
    John Hong May 11, 2010

    When it shuts down, does it feel hotter than normal?

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When I first ran into the problem, I changed all the power options to "never"--the computer is supposed to be always on unless I turn it off.

When the computer is in extended yellow blink mode, pressing the power button doesn't work. If it has been on battery, when I plug it in and then press the power button, it sometimes turns green and works. I don't recall but I think this is only occasional.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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Does it stop functioning while you are using it or have you walked away?
The computer could be going into a power saver mode.
Go to the Control Panel and try changing the power settings so that it is always on. See if this helps.

What happens if you press the power button and wait a few moments when it it blinking?

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Sounds like a thermal issue, (laptop getting too hot)

try this (or similar)
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=280872&sourceid=2459&CAWELAID=84125196

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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