My laptop is just over 1 year old, an Acer Aspire 9100. Sometimes the fan gets a little noisey sometimes not. Recently it has been shutting itself off mid task, no warnings or beeps. Sometimes it can run for hours, sometimes for 15 minutes before it switches off, the battery seems to charge ok, It doesnt even get warm before it switches off. I bought a notebook cooler which has done nothing to help.
Any ideas anyone please?
Thanks in advance
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Give the vents round the side and underneath a hoover out first, then check in acer e manager, there you should see settings for your fan, HDD and hibernation , you can set the fan on all the time or default, check it's set correctly and see if you resolve the issue.
Turn hibernation off and HDD idle shutdown off to see if any change in shutdown.
Does the pc shut down in any particular programme?
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Sometimes, the CPU heat sink fan might get clogged up or faulty or stop spinning entirely. Make sure that the fan can turn properly.
IF YOU CAN, open the unit when the battery is disconnected and the power is not connected, then reseat the CPU Heat sink and re-apply a eye drop heat sink thermal paste onto the CPU. Reconnect and tighten everything again properly and adhere to the sequence in turning the screws back as per their numbering on the heat-sink
If the FAN has trouble spinning, doesn't turn at all or is noisy and runs irregular please replace the fan. The fan alone should cost about a few US $.
hi there, my sisters dell laptop does the same thing. My best guess is that a hard knock on the graphics card and knocked a few pins out of it. This is something that a average person can not do. My suggestion is to bring it to a computer shop and tell them that you think it's the monitor connections.
Well, 8 years is an excellent life for any laptop battery. Being that old it will either be a nicad or nimh battery, both of which suffer from battery memory. There is very little you can do. Sometimes, charging the battery as much as possible, REMOVE IT FROM THE LAPTOP, put it into a plastic bag, seal it against moisture, and then put it into a freezer for 12 hours. Replace it into the laptop, charge it again, repeat twice more. If the battery has a bit of life in it you may be able to reclain SOME of it's capacity back. This is a last ditch effort, and should be carried out as a last option. That leaves either buying a new battery, this eBay link will take you to one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Laptop-Battery-for-Gateway-Solo-2300-2500-9100-9150_W0QQitemZ230370600615QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLaptop_Batteries?hash=item35a32866a7
It's probably time to replace the whole laptop though.
Hope this helps
it sounds like an overheating issue. download everest home edition andhave a look at the temperatures of the graphics card. the 7000 isntreally a gaming card, but it should'nt overheat without overclocking...
My first guess is that your laptop is over heating. Even with a fan underneath, if the bottom vent is clogged with dust, the CPU will still get too hot. Does your computer last longer when you run less programs? I would check for dust around the fan inside your laptop. There's a video on youtube showing an acer being disassembled:
Although it may not be your laptop specifically, hopefully it will head you in right direction. It would be a bad idea to blow the dust further back into your computer, so you may have to loosen some screws and buy a electronics duster from an office supply store, but it should solve the problem. I've ran into this a lot over the years, specifically with Acer and Dell computers. Hope this helps!
When you remove the old keyboard you can place the new one down and the cable should fall in the vicinity of the connector. Most laptop ribbon cables have a little plastic piece that you pull up to make inserting the end of the ribbon cable easier, When you insert the cable sometimes this piece goes down with it other times you have to "snap" it back in place. A word of caution, when pulling up on this piece it should not come off but just come up and a little off to the front or back. I sometimes have to use needle-nose pliers to get it in, but be gentle!
it could be an issue with the IDE controller detecting your CD-ROM have it replaced. this issue happens not only on Acer but on other brands too. It could be because Laptop CD-ROM's are not built tought like Desktop CD-ROM's.