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My laptop suddenly offs automatically... When I swith on my laptop it normally work... but after some time it turns to off automatically... even though when I am working in dat particular time.

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    chandaravite Jan 15, 2013

    But how can I open my Laptop with out a proffessionnel..?


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A) You may have your Power Settings set to turn off at a specified amount of time.

However I doubt this is the case.


Most of the time when this problem occurs with a laptop, it's because it is dirty inside.
If you have never had the laptop cleaned inside, and have had the laptop for some time; this is probably the problem.

The hardware components inside a laptop are cooled by air.
The Processor and graphics chipset, are the two hardware components that give off the most heat.

When a Processor overheats, (Exceeds it's thermal limit), it turns off.
(BIOS turns it off)
This is a fail safe feature built-in. Keeps the Processor from burning up. (Literally)

Let me show you an average laptop that is dirty inside, chandaravite,

The example is using a model of Dell XPS 1710 laptop.
It's cooling system is similar to yours.

The copper colored flat curved tubes you see, are Cooling Tubes.
They are a slightly flattened copper tube, sealed on both ends, and filled with Nitrogen.

Here is a better look,

This example is upside down, in relation to the example in the video.
The X shaped metal plate you see, with four mounting screws in it's corners, is the metal plate that sits on the Processor.

Heat is absorbed from the Processor by that metal plate. The Cooling Tube then absorbs heat from the plate.
Heat is then transferred up to the Heatsink, at the far right.

That black Heatsink is rectangular in shape, and composed of Tall, Thin fins.
The Heatsink absorbs heat from the Cooling Tube, then radiates the heat away with the Tall, Thin fins.

What you don't see attached in the video, is the Fan Assembly.
The Fan Assembly draws air from the bottom of the laptop, (With most models), then pushes air out through the fins of the Heatsink.
The air flow helps carry heat away from the fins of the Heatsink.

This particular laptop also has a separate Cooling Tube, for it's graphics chipset.

The bottom of a laptop is in VERY close proximity to the object it is resting on. Table, or hard surface.
(Not supposed to be on your lap, bed, couch, or directly on a carpet floor. BLOCKS the air intake OFF. Makes the laptop overheat)

The air intake of the laptop at the bottom, or at the side; will draw in a lot of 'Gunk'.
Gunk = Dirt, dust, hair, carpet deodorizer, lint, food crumbs, name it.

As you can see in the video, the 'Gunk' has formed a thick wad, and blocked off the fins of the Heatsink.
The cooling capacity has dropped Tremendously.

It is my humble opinion, that this may be what is going on with your laptop, also.

Do you wish to attempt cleaning? If so I need the model number, and see what information I can come up with.
Perhaps pictorial guide/s, and of course step by step info from me.

The model number is on the bottom of the laptop.
Post back in a Comment.

It could be also that the Thermal Paste has dried up.
This is used to help transfer heat from the top of the Processor, to the metal plate on the Cooling Tube.

Thermal Paste MUST always be used.

There also may be a Thermal Pad on top of the graphics chipset.
This is a semi-spongy type of material, that is impregnated with Thermal Paste.
A Thermal Pad CANNOT be reused.


Posted on Jan 14, 2013

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 15, 2013

    It may be that I can find a free Service Manual to give to you, and perhaps also pictorial guidance. Plus me.

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jan 15, 2013

    Is it an Acer Aspire? OK. Now I need the model number. This can be found on the bottom of the laptop.


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It might be because your computer is overheating. Try installing Speed-Fan in order to check the temperature values your computer reaches. Also try cleaning the heatsink. you might want to consult the Hardware Maintance Manual of your computer.

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Initially, I would suspect the battery (even when plug to the AC). To confirm, pls try running without the battery and purely on AC adapter. Alternately, it could be a loose component internally such as the memory, LAN or WiFi card and in some models, video card. In my Toshiba, it turned out that the WiFi was consuming too much power that it discharges the battery rapidly and the charger was having a hard time coping up. My solution was to turnoff the built-in WiFi and install a D-Link USB.

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SOURCE: hi my laptop will turn

it may be shutting off due to thermal shutdown... basically the fan isn't keeping the cpu cool enough... check to make sure the fan is running and that the fan/cpu heatsink is clear of dust and dirt.


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