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Acer travelmate 2420

It shuts down as the processor start to work.I believe it can be one of two either the thermal paste is gone or the fan ?No os loaded in the process to load.It takes about 10 min then shuts down.Tried it with battery ,cable only same results,complete shut down .
Same problem here on a Travelmate 2420 (2428WXMi to be specific).Problems started right after warranty expired. I am able to extend thetime it takes before shutdown by lowering the CPU frequency using AcerePower-tools (the green icon in systray). If I create a new profile andset CPU to the lowest level (this clocks down the Pentium M CPU from1700mhz to 800mhz), the computer runs light software pretty well. Ialso set the other settings to their lowest value to keep it as cool aspossible. Safe mode is useless as the CPU runs on full speed when theePower-drivers aren't loaded. This is a serious problem that I insistAcer needs to help us with!

The fans could not be sped up using either BIOS nor SpeedFan.
The sensor SpeedFan could read was the hard drive sensor.
I don't think there exists any BIOS-upgrade as of 2008-11 that fixes this.


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Its sure the heating issue in your scenario...try cleaning the thermal grease and putting new......get the heat sink and fan free of dust

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