My 2yrs old Acer aspire 3000 doesn't keep working continuesely as usual. It shuts down by itself every 30-45'. What's problem? How to fix it? Should I add more memory to it? or should I rather have an external hard drive? Please give me an advice. thanks.
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turn on your laptops, press F2, and wait for a while. if your laptop doesn't shut down, it means you just have a software problem, try to check the boot order. make sure you put your hard drive as your first boot order and save. if it still shut down even after inside the bios setup, it means your laptops have a hardware malfunction. probably overheat, exhaust covered by dust, the cooling fan is not working, or other hardware malfunction.
If the laptop shuts down by itself and deosn't boot up again after some time, then the problem could be an over heating problem. The CPU shuts down when it overheats (thermal shutdown) and it is usually caused by a faulty fan and or the fan and heat-sink is clogged with dust.
Check the fan and if it does not spin freely then replace the fan and or remove the dust from the fan and heat-sink assembly.
try to open ur laptop cover .
on the mainboard there is usually a jumper located near the cmos battery. try to change its position for 3 seconds and return it back to its normal position.
this way u will clear the board memory .
start ur computer and load default settings.
hope this will help.
it sounds like the memory, try removing the new memory from the notebook and see if there are any errors, if not then that stick is ok, try just your new memory in the notebook and leave out your old memory, if the same problems you know its the new memory, if there are no problems, then the two sticks wont work together.
when you turn on the pc keep pressing F8 and it will boot into safe mode.
When in safe mode highlight the option 'Last Known Good Configuration' and press enter.
The pc should now reboot normally, if not you will need your installation cd to do a system repair.