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  • twysted May 11, 2010

    Do you have the LAPTOP plugged into the power adapter?

    Does the laptop show that it is charging? (a LED will turn on when you plug it in)

    When it shuts down, does it simply turn off, or does it give a message first? Such as that it is going into hibernation mode?

    How old is this laptop?

    In my opinion, it sounds like one of two things, either a battery issue or a heat issue. The battery may not be holding a charge or the power adapter may not be charging the system. Not charging could be because it in not plugged in, the actual jack where it plugs in is loose (very common), the battery itself is going bad, or there is a short somewhere. Verify that it is plugged in (the LED comes on), turn the computer on and remove the battery. if it turns off, the AC adapter (or the jack) is the problem.

    If it is a heat problem, that means that heat is building up in the system and eventually causing it to shut down to save itself. This could be due to failing fans, or dust clogging the heat sinks. Heat sinks have metal fins to transfer the heat away from important areas, and the fans blow air over the fins to get rid of the heat.

    A typical example of a heat related problem is that the computer will start up and work for a while, then lock up. If you reboot it, it will run for just a short time and lock up again. If you let it sit for a couple of hours, then turn it on, it will run for a longer period again before locking up.

    As it is running, check and make sure you can hear or feel the fan running, and that it is blowing air out somewhere (back usually). It should be warm air, as that is the heat it is getting rid of.


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Keep your system in bios for 2 hours and see if the laptop shuts down

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  • Chetan Gupta Jan 13, 2009

    keep your system in bios for 2 hours and see if the laptop shuts down

  • Chetan Gupta Jan 13, 2009

    keep your system in bios for 2 hours and see if the laptop shuts down


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