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I have a 2005 Toshiba Satellite A30 212 laptop which has started playing up. When surfing the net with more than 3 windows open or playing music while surfing the web, it suddenly turns itself OFF but will start again straight away when I press the on button.

One thing I have noticed is that the two cooling fans do be running at top speed when this happens and the underside of the computer does be quite warm.

When I do restart, windows displays the message that it was not shut down properly but I just let the timer run out and let it start up as normal.

Could this be a cooling problem; both fans do run normally but seem to be on alot more than normal

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  • StaticMan650 Jan 22, 2009

    im using toshiba satelite SAE30-303 and a couple of days ago its having its own mind turning off by itself while im surfing the net with 4 windows open and/or  while playing games (hitman). before the sudden shut-off occurs i will hear that the fan working hard as it makes a sound (not the normal sound).
    my OS is windows XPsp2, i've done a small tweak changing the standard bootscreen with the window7 look-a-like bootscreen. i have also a ACpowered USD hub connected. Can someone give a hint???



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