Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop
When playing online games laptop shuts down after clearing the fan
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troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.
Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.
Could be a problem with the Hard Drive or the Hard drives PCB
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty although very rare for sata lead to fail
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty.
or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the laptop shuts down and won't boot up again until it has cooled down, then the laptop is overheating and causes the CPU to shutdown. If this fault is not fixed then eventually the CPU will fail.
The fan may not be covered with dust, but did you check the heat-sink?
The heat-sink fins maybe clogged with dust.
Check the fan, does it spin freely, if not the fan maybe faulty and needs to be replaces.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
I want you to make sure that you dont see any message(Not Error) when you turn on your Laptop.
If it displays "The last shutdown was due to overheat(Thermal Heat).
if this is the case, it means that your processor is being used to the atmost. If this happens, inorder not to harm your processor, the computer will be shut down abruptly. Actually, we have a Cool Sink Cream between the Processor and the fan just above the processor.
if the Cool sink cream is dried up, or dripped away, the processor cant distribute the heat to the heat taker.
so, the processor cant resist itself from being heated.
Even you dont see this message, this issue could be of the similar problem.
We may not resolve this from home, but we can follow a workaround.
when you use your laptop, allow some air to flow under/beneath the laptop, so that it might not get heated that much earlier.
Also, we buy and fix a cooling fan set for the laptop to keep it kool all the time we use or we can put it on some book or in some hight in such a way that the air openings under the laptop are not covered and the openings can take air.
If you still dont see any change, you can contact the Service Center to get the unit serviced.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
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