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Acer travelmate 2420

It shuts down as the processor start to work.I believe it can be one of two either the thermal paste is gone or the fan ?No os loaded in the process to load.It takes about 10 min then shuts down.Tried it with battery ,cable only same results,complete shut down .

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  • Bj?rn Mathisen Nov 10, 2008

    Same problem here on a Travelmate 2420 (2428WXMi to be specific). Problems started right after warranty expired. I am able to extend the time it takes before shutdown by lowering the CPU frequency using Acer ePower-tools (the green icon in systray). If I create a new profile and set CPU to the lowest level (this clocks down the Pentium M CPU from 1700mhz to 800mhz), the computer runs light software pretty well. I also set the other settings to their lowest value to keep it as cool as possible. Safe mode is useless as the CPU runs on full speed when the ePower-drivers aren't loaded. This is a serious problem that I insist Acer needs to help us with!

    The fans could not be sped up using either BIOS nor SpeedFan.
    The sensor SpeedFan could read was the hard drive sensor.
    I don't think there exists any BIOS-upgrade as of 2008-11 that fixes this.

    PC - Bjorn


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It could also be the CPU "heat sensor" causing a "thermal" shutdown.
Try a hairdryer on cold blow, and point it in where the CPU cooler is!

see does the laptop stay on longer. Thermal paste dosen't usualy "go" unless the heat sink has be detached from the CPU.

I think as you say either the fan or I think the heat sensor.

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