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Toshiba Satellite P35


My laptop turns off by itself.

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  • womenfly May 09, 2008

    if I put my p35-s611 ontop of two bottles of frozen water in socks..it doesnt shut off any more.

    so it must be a cooling issue.

    I dont have to be using it...just running on the table..and it will just...shut off..no hibernate or standby..just flat out goes blank and shuts off.

    I vacuumed the two fans ..got quite a bit of dust.. I try to remember to do that often...but I was tardy this time.

    It seems to happen when it is sitting on the table..not so much when sitting on my knees. Of course on my knees they get hot and I lift it up...and sometimes just stand it on its edge for awhile....long before it gets hot enuf to shut off.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    the P4 chip is commonly used in a desktop so when you cram that chip into a confined space as a laptop chassis you will have this over heating issue. there are no recall about the problem, but plenty of do-it yourself-er rigging up things to keep good air flow under the laptop. beware if you keep restarting the device after it shuts off you risk have to have the motherboard replaced. best bet is to get a dual core laptop which runs cooler. Toshiba customer service is **** and I believe it is located in India.

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I had tried propping it up and setting fans to blow on it and that helped some. But then I stumbled on the answer that has kept me problem free ever since: doubling my RAM. My fans no longer run all the time like they used to, it never since had the dreaded "shut-off" problem and it is fast again - like it was out of the box.

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Try using compressed air from a bottle or better yet, from an industrial compressor. Spray the air jet into the fan vents at the bottom and rear of the computer, and watch how much dust comes out. It will likely fix the shut-off problem until it gets dusty again. Best bet would be to open the computer up and spray the air on all the parts. Hope this helps,
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Posted on Aug 17, 2009

I get the same problem. Try giving the laptop more breathing room underneath such as propping it up.

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Hi ephb
Check your battery status which mights be low .
Or It might that your be yor battery has some problem and it drains out quickly.

It turns off or goes into sleep state . Check your power options for wrong turn off setting.

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