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When i convet dvds my laptop shuts of after 30mins

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I bet it is your power settings, I am guessing that you have a Windows 7 Laptop. If it is a different Windows flavor (XP) these instructions will work too just a couple of differences, not sure on Win 8 though. If it is on a Mac Book I am not sure where to go for these settings. Sorry I am a Windows guy.

  1. click on Start Button (bottom left, the Windows symbol)
  2. click on Control Panel
  3. This is where it gets fun, If your view in the top right is set to "Category" then click on "System and Security" then click on "Power Options". If your view in the top right is set to either "Small" or "Large" Icons then just click on the "Power Options"
  4. In Power Options you will see the Plan that your Laptop is set to (the one with the circle filled in). Once located click on Change Plan Settings.
  5. Another Screen will pop up with Options. The first set of options are for Battery, or when no power supply is plugged in, and the other is while plugged in. You can change how long the system will wait to Dim, Turn off Display, and put the computer to Sleep. I bet that your settings for putting the computer to sleep is set to 30 minutes. You make it longer by clicking on the drop down box and choosing a different time.
The reason for these settings are to turn off the device when you are not using it. This conserves energy and also helps take stress of the Hard Drive. I personally have my laptop set to go to sleep after 45 minutes if on battery and 4 hours if plugged in. This is because I use my laptop all day for work and I am never off of it. You may want to extend the sleep while plugged in to 3-4 hours that way you can give your PC plenty of time to burn your DVD's.


If this did not help please respond back, could be something else.

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Check your temperature, typically handling DVD conversion will cause your laptop to use a higher amount of energy thus getting hotter, consider getting compressed air and giving the laptop a go, or if you wouldn't mind spending 10$ you can pick up an external fan. That should solve the issue.

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