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Freezes unexpectedly in any program..

Similar problems that other's have posted. I can watch 2 movies in row and it will not freeze, most of the time. But as soon as I touch the keyboard, mouse or maybe even press to hard on the case it will freeze up. Which leads me to believe a connector is loose and needs to be re-soldered, maybe?! I have taken it in however the tech and I may have not been on the same page because $200.00 later and it still does the same thing. He did replace the usb ports because they were very loose & as soon as he plugged in his thumb drive it shut down. Ok 1 problem solved. It seems to do fine as a DVD player as long as I don't touch it. I did get a refund of $100.00 from the local repair shop. Do you suggest I take it in to a different tech and is it worth it? It's a nice laptop with an awesome screen can't see throwing it out.

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Re: Freezes unexpectedly in any program..

Toshiba did extend the warranty on the M30-M35 models for the same problem. It's a short connected to the palm rest somehow. It is fixable, however the chances of having a shop in your area which has experience in this situation is slim. Sorry I can't offer more specific help. If it were in my shop you could be using it in a day or two... Good luck

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1. streamline your boot-up to only necessary programs, remove all auto-starting on boot-up like messenger, yahoo, adobe, skype, office and what else what you have, leave only and only what is necessary to run your computer. these program should start only and only when you need them!
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Disconnet any external devices that you have added after you bought the notebook like usb devices ,printer etc.Then turn the computer on and see if the computer freezes or not .If it does not freeze then it means that there is an external device that is causing the problem and to find it out you need to connect one device at a time and check .

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