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Laptop switches off by itself

My compaq V3000 keeps switching off by itself after using it for a while. as of now i think it is because of the heat. but even after about half an hour it shuts by itself.

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  • mereeta Mar 24, 2008

    thanks...wil try the cleaning process...i am not a very tech savy person..but something tells me its got to do wit the heating..and it switches off while i am working on it..not when its idle..thanks a lot both u guys...wil let u know how it goes.and if it doesn't then i know where to come for help..:-)

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This is usually a heating problem, try using compressed air and spraying the vents and cpu heatsink fan.

Do this while its off. If its really full of dust and junk, you may have to take it apart and clean it out. The processor usually has a heat sink and a fan that displaces air. Check all these. Also make sure the heatsink is screwed down properly, it may not be making good contact onto the CPU.

Also, note: When using your laptop, its good to have it on a flat surface that can help to displace heat from the bottom of the laptop, dont use it on carpet or in your lap.

Is it turning off with no warning? and is it when your doing something or just when its left idle? If its idel when it does this, it could be your power settings. You may want to check those.

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Check your ram memory.
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