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My laptop keeps switching off by itself even though its fully charged, keeps switching off roughly every 10 minutes. the laptop is quite new and this has not happened befor.

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I would look at the power settings located under control panel and if you are running the laptop from the battery these are set usually in minutes I use different setting for wall power and battery power

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When I am downloading a film...I leave my PC on but when I go back to it after about half an hour it has switched itself off stoopping my download can you help please ty mike


There is little info on your problem but I think you mean the screen went black while downloading a film. Normally computer monitors turn themselves off (dormant) to save energy and the life of the monitor's screen if not used for 10 or 30 minutes, depending on the settings, but the download just keeps going. Mine is set to 10 minutes. All you have to do is disturb the Mouse and see if the monitor screen switches itself on. There is another power saving option, and that is the Computer itself. If the computer is not used for one hour, it too goes dormant, but can also be set to switch itself completely off after the download is completed. However, if a computer is left on for over an hour, it can switch itself off to save energy and the computer's own wear and tear. It all depends on the computer hardware and the settings. If it is hardware controlled, then it may or may not switch itself off but it still goes dormant. Or it can be set to whatever you wish it to do, stay on all the time, go dormant after a set time or switch off if there is no prolonged activity.

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Computer comes on and is fine for a while then just cuts off,then turn it back on then its fine for a while then cuts back off.


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To start with, you should check all your hardware. A loose connection somewhere or a faulty piece of hardware could be the reason, the computer keeps rebooting itself. In case your RAM stick is not fitted properly, or is corrupt, the computer displays an error message on the screen and keeps rebooting itself. The same problem occurs with a hard disk. You can use 'Memtest86' to run a hard drive check.

You may at times come across an error message on your screen, like a system failure error, before rebooting by itself. There is a particular solution to this type of problem. You should first go to the My Computer icon and right click on it. Select properties, and a window will appear on your screen. Click Advanced tab → Start Up and Recovery → Settings. After clicking the settings option, you will have to uncheck the box next to Automatically Restart. Click OK twice. This will prevent the computer from rebooting itself and you can redress the issue.

A different way to tackle the problem of 'computer keeps rebooting itself', would be to restart your computer in the Safe Mode. Allow the computer to boot fully and let your windows operating system load fully. Now, if your computer keeps rebooting itself even in the safe mode, there is a problem either with the operating system or hardware. And if your computer is not rebooting itself in safe mode, the problem is related to certain software.

Over heating is another reason why your computer keeps rebooting itself. Not many people pay attention to this aspect though. The fan responsible for keeping the CPU cool, may be malfunctioning or there could be dirt settled between the fan and CPU. Any one of these could be the reason for your problem. Either clean the fan area, or replace it if necessary. Try providing proper ventilation for your CPU, so that it stays as cool as possible.

You computer could reboot on it's own if you have installed improper drivers. Right click on the 'My Computer' icon, and click on 'Properties' from the menu list which appears. A new window will open. Select the 'Hardware' tab, and click on 'Device Manager'. A list will be displayed on the screen in which you will have to check all categories. Is you see any red or yellow warning icons, make sure you update that particular driver from the internet.

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My htc evo keeps randomly rooting itself when I'm not even doing anything with it. How go I fix this?


do you mean its switching itself on and off randamly,if so go to control panel,then to power,and ajust the setting=shut power off at 5mins,10 mins or NEVER,click never will solve the problem

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If you are running on battery power and it powers off, then the battery is not fully charged or the battery is worn out or faulty.
Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles and after 2 or more years they will lose its charge capacity until it will not charge at all.
A new battery will solve your problem provided the charging circuit in the laptop is OK.

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Does it go off when on AC power? If not, the battery needs replacing. Usually damaged batterys indicate full charge and simply haven't enough juice to fry a microbe.

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My laptop just turned itself off yesterday and now i cant get it to switch back on again.


Hi,
Make sure that the laptop battery is fully charged. If not please charge it. And try switching on. If its not working then replace the battery. Hopefully it should work.
Thank you.......

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I just bought an Averatec laptop battery MFG Part SA23-050170-00, but no instructions came with it and it is Sat and they don't answer til Monday...sob. Do I need to charge it up? and for HOW LONG? ...


Most batteries are shipped and sold with a "staple charge" which is generally 65 to 50 percent, though some OEM laptop batteries shipped with a machine can be 100%

Generally you do want to charge the battery, first you would want to do a full charge for 12 to 16 hours to stabilize the SMART circuits that measure charge capacity. But think of the battery like a body in that it needs regular exercise to stay in shape. Good practices are if you plan on storing the battery for long term, store it at about half capacity, and it will lose roughly 10-15% per month. If you always use the laptop plugged in do NOT keep the battery in the system until you plan to use it portably. 100% for too long can actually make the regulators "forget" what empty is and cause you to shut down when you actually still have some juice left. And although it is good to do an occasional deep discharge, do not let the battery get under 20% often, as this will really be the end of good storage.

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