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Freezes up I have a Ibm thinkPad T20 and it freezes up after 10 min or less

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My thinkpad works fine but one day I blocked the side air vents and heated couldn't escape. It finally crashed and did a self shutdown. I had a wait a few minutes but then it was okay again. Does yours lockup/shutdown after exactly 10 minutes or is it intermittant. Also what happens if you are in the bios and you are doing something for over 10 minutes does it still cutout or does it continue working correctly. It might be a software problem if the bios works okay. Also if there is a battery fault. May be the charger can charge the battery but cannot power the computer so when it switches from an exausted battery to main power it shuts down.

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Re: freezes up

This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities:

Power suply
Cooler dont work propertly
Or you are infected with virus
But most of those problem happent when HDD is damanged!

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.
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