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Compaq Presario R3000 shuts off by itself in about 20 minutes! I have to restart each time. Could someone please suggest a solution.

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  • Thapi Mar 08, 2009


    My Presario R3000 Notebook is automatically powering off and when press the power button Notebook is starting.

    Please help


  • dgarkie May 11, 2010

    if it as simple as i think it is this might help when i bought my laptop the power saving options were set to shut down after 25 mins of idle time try going to power options if your computer runs vista and has a batery display down by the clock right click on that and go to power options then click "choose when to turn off display" then change the time under put the computer to sleep tab to whatever you want if that doesnt work there is something else

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Does this only happen when running on battery or as well when using AC adaptor?



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It is most likely a bad thermal control chip (or connection to it) on the motherboard.

1. Attempt to reflow the motherboard/replace thermal chips (or have a pro do it).

2. Get a new motherboard ($80 to $100).

Option 1 probably cost more than option 2 unless you have a local repair shop where you can just drop it off.

Replacing the motherboard isn't very difficult...just time consuming.
Here is a link to the service manual:

Set the unit on ice packs or an air conditioner'll probably run for weeks if you can keep it 'ultra cool'.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • superfluousj Jan 21, 2011

    I have the same problem. Obviously not enough air flow to keep it from over heating. A simple solution for me was to use a wire "cookie cooling rack" to raise the computer off the tabletop and reduce the heat. Never had another problem.

  • Richard Eisenman
    Richard Eisenman Feb 12, 2011

    For my Presario R3000, I don't think its overheating. There's no temp monitor shown in the BIOS. And my power cord is definitely OK.

    It would erratically just turn off with no warning.

    My solution: in my 'Portable/laptop' Power Scheme, set EVERYTHING, batteries or plugged in, to NEVER.


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Uninstall the bios driver first and power it back on it might help

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