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Sudden shutdown My laptop suddenly shuts down after a couple of minutes. The fans turn on at the beginning but then never again during the computers on period. The heatsink gets real hot and the cpu usage stays over 50% most of the time. I cleaned and added thermal grease and the same problem occurs.

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Re: Sudden shutdown

What you have not indicated is whether it shuts down or restarts. If the laptop restarts then it is possible that the processor is a celeron and there is a problem of a overheating. If you are sure about all software issues be alright, I suppose you get a new fan. At times after a fan has gone weak, regardless of the contacts it has with the processor, it will still not cool; but it also be good to check the processor temperature if its goes over 60 degrees. good luck.

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