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Re: Gets to hot and keeps shutting down
1. Check to make sure the air vents are dust free. 2. Check to make sure the fan is working. 3. If it is dust free and you can feel the fan working, then you may need to reapply new thermal compound between the heatsink and the cpu. This involves removing various components on the computer such as the power switch cover, the keyboard, and possibly the lcd screen.
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It may shutdown when it gets too hot. Toshiba Satellite had some problems with this a few years back which involved a class action lawsuit. I had one of the computer that experienced problems and lost a lot of material which had not been backed up yet. I received compensation as part of the class. The lawsuit was settled, but I notice that the Satellite that I purchased since then will shut down automatically when it gets too warm. It helps to put it on a cooling device and I also turn on a regular fan and point it toward the computer when I can. If it is inconvenient to do any of this, I turn it off periodically to let it cool down. That way, I don't lose any data. Of course, I back up all data frequently.
try this, unplug dc plug from laptop. remove battery. wait a few minutes. press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds. plug the dc power plug back into the laptop, but do not put battery back in yet. Then try to power on. if it powers on, let it run a few minutes, but best to keep checking to see if it is getting warm or hot anywhere. if it is getting hot shut it down immediately. If it isnt getting hot then shut it down and put the battery back in.
if it doesnt power up, then i would have to suspect heat damage to the motherboard.
I just did a BIOS update on my sisters computer presario f700 and noticed that the update said it would fix some problem with the fan. The update is on Compaq's website under software and drivers. Maybe that would help.
it may be overheating, when it processes files the proc gets hot i suggest a cooling pad of some type see if that helps, when it shuts down, is it hot? are you getting any messages or does it just shut down. try this: hit windows key +R and when the box pops up type eventvwr and check the system logs and see if it tells you why it's shutting down. if it's heat related it should say. let me know if you need any help
First, start by taking the fan and heat sink out and cleaning them. Dust build up can cause overheating. Also check the fan for hairs or carpet fibers that have gotten wound in it, I've had fans stop working due to this. Then put it back together and check to see if the fan is coming on and running in regular intervals. If it's not it will need replaced. If it is, then there may be a malfunction with the processor or a short on the motherboard.
There might be a setting in the BIOS that shuts down the computer when the processor gets too hot. so, getting better cooling or turning off the setting will stop it. but, if you disable the setting, the Processor could overheat and explode.