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My laptop keeps shutting off for no reason.

I was thinking that there is too much stuff on it so i cleaned out the hard drive. i have about 30%free. it still did it.
it seems that when i am doing a lot of stuff it wants to kick off like too many windows/prorams open.
it also feels hot- coould it be overheating? if so how do i open it up to clean it??????

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I know nothing about computers but i am also having the same problem witht he same laptop, i went to google and entered ' my acer 5315 randomly turns of ', turns out its happening to everybody there are stacks of sites and comments about it. its something to do with when the laptop comes back on from being on standby the fans dont work so it overheats, am yet to find a way to stop it yet.

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It's very possible it's overheating or shorting out. All laptops are basicaly the same inside and out .The components might change but that's it really. Go to the web site of your laptop, the manufactuers usualy have a guide as to how to open up their computer. Usualy you simply remove the plate above the keyboard, remove the keyboard this will expose anything that may need blowing out and such.
Try this link if your unsure how to get to your laptops manufactuer:
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/01/31/dell-service-manuals/
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Thermal shutdown.... basically yes it's overheating and shutting down before the cpu gets damaged... check to make sure the fan(s) are going and you'll need to take it apart to get to the fans and clean the dust and dirt out.

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