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Have a Satellite A105-S4547 with windows vista 32 bit upgraded ram from 2g to 4g. Problems: it doesn't like being moved around- it will shut down if I'm on a soft surface like sofa or bed. Screen freezes only way to fix is by manual power down ( ctrl alt delete doesn't work.) Then it might come back up can take hours for it to work. Also hasn't been able to install any windows updates since June 09. Help?

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  • jnstraiton Oct 09, 2009

    I use a lap desk thing when I was on the sofa but have had it on a desk and not moved it for the past 6 mos. Yep! RAM shows 4g. When installed removed all power and used a anti-static band around wrist. Also removed all registry problems with registry mechanic and checked all service bulletins on toshiba.com.

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    Wayne Mineard May 11, 2010

    Hello, First thing is that you should never place any laptop that has the fan on the bottom of the case on a soft surface. What you are doing is cutting off air circulation to the computer and it is overheating. That can cause numerous problems with the computer. There needs to be a space (however small) under the laptop to draw in air for cooling. Secondly, Is the RAM the correct kind? Does it all show up when you right-click Computer>Properties? Did you remove the battery AND AC adapter when the RAM was added?

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If it's sensitive to motion, I'd say that the hard drive is in less than great condition and should be replaced.

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