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Advent 7110 shuts down. P.C. World have had it back several times. No improvement. Seems that fan is not in right place i.e. under lap top. Could it be an overheating problem in which case there should be many complaints with this model. The turn off is like this: mouse freezes, all goes off instantly. Turn it back on and all is normal. Nothing in event log.

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  • peterhunnise Nov 09, 2008

    I think it has more of a problem when it has to work harder e.g. 3d games etc..  I don't think the lap top is suitable for the purpose

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I bought my 5535 yesterday and had exactly the same problems with it. going to take it back today and buy something else, it's cutting off every 15 minutes. very irritating. i thought it was overheating on my lap so i used it on the table just to get the same results. This is not a common issue for acer and these should all be recalled

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