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MY Acer TM 4150 autoshut down when playing games or watching movie...

What i found out is the upper left part of the laptop(beneath)...is extremely hot... what is happening?

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  • Eugene Chew May 04, 2007

    rest of solution is it may be the graphics driver

    am trying out tat now...

    your memory is too low

    how to check?

    would need to know more of what happens at shutdown, eg any screen messages

    no...it just shut down without any warnings,,,

    by the way...very appreciate ure help ^^

  • Eugene Chew May 05, 2007

    all done...but i cant c wat inside the ventilation area...i jz see dusk n the fan twisting...

    i oredy update the driver...but still the same...

    i think i will ask ppl to open it up n c wheter it is the dusk blockin the air way or not...

    i accounter this problem when i 1st buy this laptop...jz afta a few months purchasing it...

    the acer service team said it was the dusk...which i am not convinced with that answer...

    after 1 year plus...here again i encounter this problem...i htink i wll change to desktop sooner or later...hehe

    thz anyway...really grateful to help me here...thanks

  • Eugene Chew May 05, 2007

    oh yea...my ram is 768mb...

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The rivets holding the screws holding the CPU heatsink on the main board have come adfift. Refit the rivets loosly back onto the mainboard then fit longer screws (10 or 11mm). These will screw through the heatsink, rivets and board into threads built into the lower case. If you own a 4150 you will almost certainly need to do this unless you have already had it repaired under warranty. I reckon about a 80% failure rate in my experience

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#1 check for dust accumulation on fan. solved my problem right away

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That is where the processor and fan are situated, so dont worry as long as it is kept ventillated the heat is naturaly expected

Posted on May 03, 2007

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    andrew pester May 03, 2007

    sorry, rest of solution is it may be the graphics driver, go to the acer site or the intel site and download latest drivers, or your memory is too low and causing sysem errors, but would need to know more of what happens at shutdown, eg any screen messages

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    andrew pester May 04, 2007

    check first around the vents and hoover to clear any blockage there may be.

    If your system has only 256MB of memory installed and playing a game, then the graphics can take upto 64MB from the 256MB, not to mention what the programmes are using up.

    Minimum memory rquired nowadays for basic usage is 512MB ram.

    But normally you get a memory fault on screen, it may be an overheating problem, make sure there is ventillation and also that the fan is kicking in but not that often as acer fans are normally only intermitant not always running

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