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My Toshiba laptop keeps turning off randomly?

I turn on my laptop and I go on internet explorer like usual. Then I am on for about 20 minutes and then it just shuts off and I have to turn it on again.
I checked the heater and it is fine. Please, this laptop the is the only one I have. Please give me a website or a solution to this problem. I really am getting tired of turning it back on right after it shuts off.

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  • ITS_JOHN_ Mar 11, 2008

    Thanks alot

  • needhelpincr Apr 01, 2008

    Hello.I own a toshiba satellite m45...its driving me crazy keeps shutting off, apparently randomly but then I realized it normally occured while online watching a video...I have sent it to be repaired twice and the computer tech says it never happens to him...then it comes home and within a week (or less)starts shutting off again...I try to run spybot...it shuts off...I turn it back on..try again and it shuts off again....I get fed up go to bed and try again the next day and alls well..no problems for a week or so and then the computer starts shutting off again..my computer repairman says he has searched for viruses and found nothing, then he switched my antivirus to a trial of norton 360...but the still problem occured the other day...and now while i am on the computer I am always waiting for it to shut off...HELP

  • joethuz Apr 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, my toshiba is only a year old and i tell everyone i meet looking for a computer never to consider a toshiba brand computer, there is a toshiba repair shop in my country of australia and it has a drive thru service!!, that to me is a clear indication that the company Toshiba, make there profit on selling the consumer a computer that will be guaranteed to have problems that need regular fixing at a ridiculous price. STAY AWAY FROM THIS INFERIOR BRAND!!! I look forward to the day when planet earth and future generations never have to deal with this disease called toshiba, thankyou for your time,

  • gaboy5026 Nov 08, 2008

    my laptop all of a sudden just cuts off HELP

  • sgtjan Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Toshiba laptop shuts down by itself and sometimes takes letting sit for an hour or so before it stays on for anywhere from and hour to maybe a day without shutting down on its own. I have checked the memory, cleaned the air screens, keep it elevated so there is good air flow and after a time it starts all over again, I have run Adaware and Norton 360 and no viruses have been detected. It's when I am on the web and off. Any advice beside get a new laptop?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Mine shuts off too ... and it makes the computer almost worthless for what i need.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I bought this Toshiba computer August 08, and out of no where it starts shutting down while I'm watching movies online and it also refuses to sleep or shut down at times and sometimes when I shut it down it restarts by itself. Please help!!!

  • 11ladyt Apr 12, 2009

    My Toshiba Satellite keeps turning off randomly and it running slowly. My fan does seem to be running hot so... I will try taking it apart and cleaning the fan area. Thanks



  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    My Toshiba Satellite-A205 laptop is fine when watching a DVD or just being on the internet all day, however, when I watch a show on-line, it shuts off within ten minutes. If it were overheating, wouldn't it shut itself down even when just browsing the internet, watching a DVD or listening to a CD? Why is it only when I choose to watch on-line tv? Please help!!

  • Hjoquas Apr 19, 2009

    for some random reason my toshiba just keeps turning off it takes between 5-20 minutes i just need some advise plz :P

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    I have a Toshiba Satellite and it does somewhat the same. It's not even a year old, and it doesn't even get warm because sometimes it'll turn off before I even get to the logon screen.

  • Lyssalicious May 25, 2009

    My toshiba satellite gets WICKED hot and it shuts itself off randomly when on internet explorer, its so flipping annoying when your doing homework or even just browsing sites. D;<

  • Jason Will Feb 04, 2013

    you guys are lucky. my toshiba satalite turns on for about 10 seconds and turns off. now what do i do about that?

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    richard_a166 Mar 25, 2013

    It seems like some of arent computer savvy. Toshiba laptops are one of the best in the world (The best would be apple) and this problem only happens to a few people and user btsando is right the cooling fans have dust in them or the heat sync is clogged just clean it out and it will work fine. My Toshiba did this once and its older than the hp laptop i have before and the dell and still works fine

  • Anita Spencer May 08, 2013

    This was happening to me also. I went to Control Panel and clicked on Sounds and changed it to never. No wonder if kept shutting of - it was set on 5 minutes! Hope this helps!

  • mary harding Aug 31, 2013

    my hp laptop keeps shuting off

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I had this problem for a LOONNGG time. I couldnt figure out what the heck was going on or why it was overheating. I almost resorted to buying a new computer, but thankfully I didnt. About 1am this morning it did it to me again. So i decided to clean the bottom and make sure it was clean. I cleaned it, and just out of curiousity, took apart the exhaust fan housing, and O. M. G. was there a TON of dust and junk in there. It took me about 45 minutes to clean it out thuroughly because I am not very computer savy when it comes to taking them apart and putting them back together correctly. But I would be my paycheck that if you took of your exaust fan housing, and then the individual covers for the fan and inspected the fans, and the exhaust ports themselves, you will find your problem. Since i cleaned it, it hasnt turned off once and the fans hardly run at all! I hope this helps guys!

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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    Eileen Hall Jul 19, 2014

    Sorry Chum, I have cleaned mine out and replaced the fan thinking it was overheating. It started shutting off again within about 3 weeks. I have already replaced the hard chip because of flaking which Toshiba has known abot for years. Apparently this has been going on for at least 6 years from the dates on the blog. If I had known this before I bought my A665 I would have spent my money on another brand.

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Hey Guy's I think that we should all get in touch with Toshiba and lobby them, as my Tosh Satalite also turns itself off mid way though some important document it's rdiculous we have paid a lot of mony for these lap tops and we should get something back lets take em on guys. What do you say Lady Freeman.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

  • rrioux452 Jan 26, 2011

    if someone can start a petition that would be good. as I have contacted toshiba by phone and letter and they say there is no such problem. i told them try the internest and you will see thousands of us with the same issue. its time toshiba stands up for their products. never again would i purchase the manufacturer. sucks

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That's a clear indication that your uP is overheating..you may find that raising it up a few inches and keeping the underneath clear so that cooler air can enter the system, will help a bit.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 12, 2008

    so, did that work? thankya for using fixya

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My laptop also shuts off while watching videos from the internet (within seconds of it starting) but I can put in a DVD and watch it for hours without a problem. Why would the internet videos overheat my laptop or cause any problems and watching a DVD wouldn't?

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I had this same problem and I hope people search for this 2012 answers from yahoo or something. I went to Toshiba Service Station and updated my Bios in order. One of them was a power issue of overheating. After this I had no problems.
Click Windows ICON search service station and open it up.Click check for updatesClick on each update and download from BOTTOM to Top. Everything works perfect now.

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I also cleaned out the dust from the fan area never had another problem probably going to do this once a year.

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My Toshiba Satellite's turning off problems finally ended when I replaced the hard drive. I had even tried a cool-pad, a unit with fans that draws air away from the bottom of the laptop which helped initially, but then I discovered that it would still turn off even with the fans running. I find that I don't need to use it anymore, the laptop just doesn't get hot anymore.
Now if I could just get the screen to stop flickering and randomly turning off!

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  • bmwrider001 Feb 17, 2011

    I finally fixed the problem with the screen randomly turning off, at the bottom on the screen where it says Toshiba, beneath the LCD TFT there in sits the inverter for the display. If you carefully remove the outer trim piece, you can disconnect and reconnect the connectors at both ends of the inverter board, this procedure has worked for me in preventing the screen from turning off, now it stays on all the time. Remove and reconnect both connectors at either end several times for best performance. Now that it is fixed, I need to upgrade to a new notebook :)

  • Pedro Gonzalez
    Pedro Gonzalez Jun 24, 2014

    This is a good piece of information here, but unfortunately is kind of short in words. What's a TFT? Inverter? Inverter Board? Removed N reconnect both connectors? at either end several times. Ummm

  • Pedro Gonzalez
    Pedro Gonzalez Jun 24, 2014

    I just order a new LCD 1080p 17" screen to upgrade what I got. I just reconnect the laptop to an external 23" screen but I noticed that my problem still persist. Now I know for a fact that the screen is not the problem. My problem is the when I boot up normally or in safe mode, the laptop screen goes black. I try everything under the Sun and Im still can't get around this. Any ideas or suggestions?

  • Larry Mazur
    Larry Mazur Jun 25, 2014

    TFT is a thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display, it was a high end display

  • Larry Mazur
    Larry Mazur Jun 25, 2014

    The inverter board is located at the bottom middle of the screen, if you press on it when the display goes blank and it flashess or starts working, carefully remove the plastic around the screen and check for a loose connection in that area. I just pushed everything together and it started working fine.

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    Larry Mazur Jun 25, 2014

    Also, there is a mechanical switch at the base of the screen. Try flicking that a few times (press it down and release it quickly), this too indicates a problem with the inverter board. As I remember it is only about an inch long, push the wires on it securely, reassemble and it should be working. This is the same part that I mentioned in the post above.

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Http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Satellite-Laptops-all-other/info-for-X205-owners-about-overheating-and-upgrading-hardware/m-p/144270

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It seems like some of arent computer savvy. Toshiba laptops are one of the best in the world (The best would be apple) and this problem only happens to a few people and user btsando is right the cooling fans have dust in them or the heat sync is clogged just clean it out and it will work fine. My Toshiba did this once and its older than the hp laptop i have before and the dell and still works fine

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  • Kirk Jun 06, 2013

    Apple sucks balls and all of their products are horrible unless you are 100 years old and idiotic when it comes to computers if you have a mac you probably have a jitterbug as a cell phone.

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Hi,

While you are accessing the Internet, a large number of temporary files get created. These temporary files consume large amount of memory space in your Toshiba Satellite laptop. This automatically reduces the speed of your Toshiba Satellite laptop. By using system utility, temporary folders can be removed to fix the shut down issues.

Get more information to fix Toshiba Laptop Shutdown problem. Hope this information helps you.

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