Question about Toshiba Satellite A215-S5822 Laptop

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Shuts down screen just shuts down when working on it...no warning

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  • elle6 Jun 25, 2008

    Im having the exact same problem with the exact same model a215-s5818. Any solution would be great

  • CelicaDRIFTR Dec 10, 2008

    i have a Toshiba Satellite A215 - S7437



    my screen goes blank too.

    before, i just restart the comp. and it would be fine, but now it seems like i have to restart a bunch of times until things like AIM or IE start workin.

    and at the moment nothings really workin after i restart.

  • leiserbunch9 Jan 10, 2009

    It turns off whether on for 5 minutes or 2 hours.

  • Simon Vann
    Simon Vann May 11, 2010

    When you say screen, do you mean just the screen or the whole laptop. Also which operating system are you using?

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The CPU is overheating due to dust getting in the fan and heatsink area. Turn off the laptop, and with compressed air, blow out the vents in the bottom and on the left side. This needs to be done periodically, just good maintenance.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012

Thank you for your response....I'm using Vista and the power seems to be on but the screen is down. I have to hold the power button down for 10 seconds to shut down then turn it back on to restore the computer. It is a Toshiba A215-S5818

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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“My Toshiba laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without any warning. Sometimes it works fine for hours, sometimes it shuts down in 10-15 minutes.” This complaint we hear from our customers over and over again. About 15-20% of all Toshiba laptops we get for repair, suffer from an overheating problem. Yep, OVERHEATING!
This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with.
Indications of laptop overheating problem:
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  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
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If the CPU heatsink is not clogged with dust and lint completely, you can use canned air and just blow it inside the laptop through the openings on the bottom and on the sides. It’s nice as a precaution measure, but it might not work if your laptop already has a problem and the heatsink is completely clogged.
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