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Shuts off in the middle of use for no reason

My lap top keeps shutting off while I'm in the middle of using it does not matter if it's plugged in or not and the fan runs really high right before it shuts off

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  • regle Feb 24, 2009

    shuts off in the middle of use for no reason"

  • Neonnicko Mar 21, 2009

    I too have a E-machines m6811 and for a while it worked fine. Now however the machine will turn on the fan at fullspeed and after about 2 seconds it shuts down. I have a temperature monitor program and the temperate was only at like 120 F, which is a normal temperature.







    Also, many other things are wrong with it such as:

    -Computer freezes when trying to read a CD (sometimes it reads DVD's)



    -Disk Defragmenter does not work and I get this message:

    "MMC cannot open the file C:\WINDOWS\system32/dfrg.msc."





    I also get this message for some programs(some of which do work):

    "This application has failed to start because MSCTF.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.









    Anyhow..I little while ago I checked the drive for errors and it seems to improve a little but it still has all these symptoms. I'll see if this solution works though.



  • fredtjr85 Apr 12, 2009

    basically the same problem as grasshopperb's. It shuts off without warning. I took it apart, cleaned it, and I even changed the CPU fan with some kind of thermal paste bonding the fan and the CPU. It has not improve the situation. I have been reading online that there are quite a few of these cases with the e-machines M6811 model. I could never find out if e-machines took care of the problem. If anyone know about it please post it. I have spent too much money on this laptop, I don't want to just give up and toss it.


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It sounds like an overheating problem there is a sensor that detect heat to stop from damaging the computer check to see if the fan is running and that its not clogged with dust.also you can try a laptop cooling pad this may help. but make sure the fan in the computer is running and uo to speed you may need a new cooling fan.if it keeps shutting down you may need to have the processor temp checked.with a infared heat sensening gun.

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Emachines is offering to repair all M68xx series that have exerienced overheating-related issues for free. If the problem can't be resolved within several months, they give you money between $100-$300...They take care of the shipping charges, if shipping is required. See the link for details.
http://www.emachines.com/support/forms/6800.html
I only found out about it this morning. The deadline is within a couple of days (November 11th, at the earliest).
Good luck, all!!

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