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Dell Vostro 3500 suddenly shut down, start up and works fine, after 2 minutes turn off without any warning message this happened after i installed bios upgrade A10 from dell.com

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This is happening because of bios upgrade but not in a bad way. May be there is a hardware problem just starting so new bios upgrade is detecting that and thats why its restarting.

basically sudden shut down occurs in either cases- Fan not working or hard disk(or RAM) gone bad.

my advise is to contact dell customer support and they will guide you thru trouble shooting steps.
they will guide you if your warranty is not there.

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My vostro 3500 suddently shut down quite a few times without warning. the dell helpline made me do a diagnostic check of the hard disk in which some error came up. i was told to back up my data, and then maybe format or replace the hard disk. however, after back up of data, i chose to do a defragment, and then i did the C drive error checking, which is available by right click on the C drive, thru the tools option. after this. certain bad sectors were detected and marked. after this, the laptop is working fine!! :)

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Try going back to the previous version of the BIOS to see whether the problem continues. You can download older versions from the Dell website and install them over the existing version.

If this does resolve the issue, I would report the problem to Dell and as a precaution inspect the fan and the ventilation screens and ducts for debris and clean as required.
If you're good with a screw driver and the laptop is no longer under warranty, you might even consider taking the laptop apart to clean out any dust build-up from the ventilation ducts.
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I have a vostro 3500, after i installed A10 bios upgrade from Dell.com my laptop suddenly turn off 2 minutes after i turn it on can anybody please help me?


hi eily81,

good day!We have the same problem last time I troubleshoot dell laptop.But I just wait for a minute before I turn it ON..but still turned OFF..so I tried to pull off the battery and power it directly in line.Then keep pressing the power ON..then it begin displaying.

If you can do that..try it.

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