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Computer just shuts down for no reason. fully charged

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  • gflicker May 09, 2009

    thanks will try this. I wonder if it was overheating.

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I Have encountered 2 x problem on toshiba laptops. at first i thought its about the fan/cooling system. just reformat your laptop and that will solve the problem.

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Myself, my fiance, and my brother all have satellites and all three of ours have had that problem at one point or another. The problem with my computer was that it was overheating causing the shut down. Is the top of your computer hot to the touch when this happens? If so, I'd recommend propping it up on something to allow the air to escape from the cooling fan on the bottom of the unit. I hope this helps you.

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