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Hi,Have a compac pres v3500 notebook.4mths old.Connected to wireless broadband.Windows vista.120gb? Suffering from regular screen freezing and shutdown on ac power also.happens offline but more so with limewire,online poker or just browsing sites. One prog online at a time.cooling ?motor usually cranks up prior to freeze.dust vent clear,ample air vent,air temp 0-20dec cel.Seems to happen more under load. under warranty. can wireless broadband cause this in average signal area ? think it operates at 2.4bps or supposed to but dubious bout that.Any help would be so nice 4 me a semi comp illiterate person. thanx terry

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    Thank you so much guys! terry

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Because your PC is in warranty, its best to get it repaired from the company you have purchased..

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