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Sony Laptop GRZ610 Shutdowns

The laptop shutsdown repeatedly while running word or google or??.
Restrating again and it shuts down in a few minutes. If let alone for an hour it will work for an hour.
Is this an overheating problem?? or ??.

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  • PRIUS Oct 25, 2007

    I put an Ice Pak Under it and it ran all day no problems.

    There was no dust in the fan.

    Clearly an overheating problem, as when the Ice Pak melted, it shut down.

    Sony has a design problem.


  • PRIUS Feb 16, 2008

    I bought a $10 fan with cloth blades and placed it behind the computer and have it blowing at the backside RH looking from the front.

    No problems over the last 30 days with the fa,

    Cheap fix.



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I have the same laptop and had similar issues. My issues started a few months after maxing out the RAM. The problem was with the 2nd memory slot. I don't remember the exact problem, but the store that fixed mine had to re-solder the memory slot.

I believe if you only use the first memory slot it will boot up fine. It is only when the 2nd slot is used that the "shut down issue" starts.

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Try placing a vacum cleaner nozzle on the bottom of the laptop flush up against the fan grill.  Make sure the laptop is off.  This should suck out the strip of dirt that tens to block the fan exhaust.

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    Fred Steinberg Oct 25, 2007

    Please note that you cannot see the dust strip unless you take the laptop apart.  Try the vucum trick.  It cannot hurt.

    If you put your hand by the output vent and you feel just heat and nothing blowing, it is blocked by dust.



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