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Compaq NX6120 - heat issue computer shutting down without warning

My computer appears to be getting hot and shuting itself down without warning. Have had checked and doesn't shut down at service centre - probably their airconditioning. Running it sitting on a cake rack is helping but is there something better or do I need to replace a part or can I do domething to laptop to improve? Started happening this summer. Is there a special heat sink or something suitable?

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All you can do short of upgrading the fans is to either buy a laptop cooling pad or make sure when you are using it that all vents are free. Hope this helps.

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How do I stop my S3520 computer from shuting down automaticaly when unattended


Is it only shutting down when unattended ? Which operating sytem ?


if your laptop keeps shutting off



If your laptop suddenly shuts itself off for no apparent reason, there are several factors that can contribute to the problem.




When you troubleshoot the laptop, remember that it is also possible for a combination of causes to be at work.


Excessive Heat




Keep Cool




All newer laptops have built-in heat sensors that shut the computer off when it exceeds a pre-set temperature threshold. Install and run a temperature monitoring utility to determine whether the laptop is overheating.


might be getting hot


check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490




Hardware Issues




If you replaced or installed new hardware in your laptop, use the device management utility to review if there are any resource conflict or failure reports. You can also remove unnecessary hardware and run the laptop to see if the problem persists. If it doesn't, reinstall each hardware component and re-test until the laptop fails.




Operating System Issues




The operating system start-up controls can affect how the laptop performs.


Follow the operating system developer's instructions for entering the start-up program, and confirm that the settings are what your laptop requires.




Power Supply




If the laptop computer suddenly shuts down, it could be because of a break in the power supply.




If the laptop is plugged into an outlet for power, check to see if the plug was pulled from the socket and make sure the cord is properly connected to the computer.




If the laptop is running on battery power, then it is possible that the battery is drained and no longer has enough power to run the computer.




A simple recharge of the laptop battery should fix the problem.




Typically, a laptop has an indicator on the screen that tells how much battery life is left so that a shutdown is not a surprise.




Failing batteries can produce unexpected laptop shutdowns.


Use a battery monitoring utility to determine whether or not the battery is healthy and replace it if it isn't.




Malware




Unfortunately, rootkits and viruses can cause your laptop to shut down without warning.




You will probably have to take the hard drive out of the laptop to be able to scan it fully and remove any malware that is installed, or the laptop will shut down before the scan and repair can finish.


http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php




Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!


Download the Free Version from the link above.


Download, install, update and scan once a fortnight.




http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html




Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.


Download, install and update it.


Then SCAN with it.


Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.






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Why is my computer shutting down suddenly


A computer that turns off without warning is often a heat related issue. Many computers today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets too hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing, this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.

You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer, you will need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working and if your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans, enter BIOS and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.


If you need any kind of technical assistance, you can contact support cell at http://www.vtechsquad.com

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Shuts down when? Right after you boot it up? Or does it run a while then shut down?
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Once try to Re-Install your Operating System and Just after Installing your OS just once Mo niter your CPU usage in Task Manager if it is Simply raising to 80% to 100% then it is a issue of over heating

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My laptop gets heat and shutdown


“My Toshiba laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without any warning. Sometimes it works fine for hours, sometimes it shuts down in 10-15 minutes.” This complaint we hear from our customers over and over again. About 15-20% of all Toshiba laptops we get for repair, suffer from an overheating problem. Yep, OVERHEATING!
This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
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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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  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.).

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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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My Acer Aspire 5000,keeps shuting itself down during startup


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that is why it is shutting by itself automatically. chances are there is a lot of obstruction in the cooling system, particularly the heat sink.
you need to send this to a technician, im afraid
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Laptop keeps shuting down at random.


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