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Turns off autometically

My ibm t42 thinkpad turns off autometically after running few minuts pls. help

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  • kolkatacompu Aug 27, 2008

    when i keep the power pluged in for some times, and then turn it on it runs for some time like 15 min. Then i have to remove the power cable and the battery, and after putting them back on place and turning it on it runs again but not very long some times 2 min and sometimes 30 seconds ,but when ever it shuts off i have to remove the battery and power cable to turn it on again.

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How far does it get on the boot process? Does it open the operating system completely before shutting down? Do you get any error messages, and does it go to a black screen stating Windos wasn't shut down properly? Answer these and I'll have a better idea of what's going on.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 27, 2008

    O.K. Let's start by checking a few things that commonly cause this. First check the power supply with an ohm meter for the proper output, and check the jack on the machine. If the supply is starving the machine, or the jack is loose/broken it could cause this. Then pull the battery, and try starting with the supply only. It could be a bad battery or engaged battery fail safe. Then remove the memory, and try each chip one at a time in each slot. Could have a failing memory chip. Now, follow the link bellow and download the drivers for the power management system, battery,and anything else that may be relevant to the shutdown, definitely the power management and battery downloads. At this point, you've done all that you can do without getting professional help. If the problem persists, then it's going to be a failed motherboard component, most likely with the power management system. You can take it in for diagnostics,but in my experience from the Thinkpad's that have come through my shop, it's cheaper to replace the motherboard than it is to try to have the power management system repaired.



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Also, have you changed anything lately? and, Did this just start happening out of the blue, or did something happen to cause this, ie... power failure, kicked the plug out, ran the battery completely dead, overheated, etc...?

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