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Computer shut off without warning.

Bottom of laptop became very hot before the laptop shut off, just as though someone had unplugged it. It did not go through the shutdown sequence. Just lost its power instantly and will not come back on. Does it need a new battery?

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  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi Compaq user. When you say it will not come back on, do you mean the laptop will not work at all now? Or did you manage to boot it up again later?

    One way to check if the battery is at fault is by 1) removing the battery, and 2) plugging your laptop directly into the mains (if you haven't tried this already of course :))

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I think it is also a problem of overheating
you get it checked up with the service center there might be the problem with the motherboard also

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You will know if your laptop is overheating if it happens one ore more of the following:
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Indications of laptop overheating problem:
  1. The keyboard and the bottom of your laptop are very hot when the laptop is working.
  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.).

Solution:
If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
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  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
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If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
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This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
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  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
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Solution:
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e-mail me photos of the mother board or wherever the fan was.

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