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Shillelagh

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Hey, I'm using a Toshiba Sattelite laptop and I just got all of the spyware and stuff removed with help in a different section here, but I have one more question.

For the last maybe....month...my laptop will be working fine and then abruptly turn off without any warning, the power just cuts out. This is really annoying and I was wondering if there is anyway anything inside of my computer could be doing this, or is it most likely just a physical problem with some wires or something in my laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot,

-Steve
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Hi,

at first you should check, if the powerline-connection and the battery work properly. You can move the cable (while the computer ist on) to see if there are defective contacts. If the compi tunrs off, it must be the cable.

Sometimes, if a computer crashes the RAM ist damaged. I hope for you that it is not so, but you should run the Memtest: http://memtest86.com/
Let the program run for about three hours, the longer the better. If no errors are found, you can be sure, that it is not the RAM.


Have you ever noticed a clicking noise from the hard disk before the computer turns off?

Edited by BlueScreen-Bertrand, 04 September 2006 - 06:55 AM.

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Hey, I'm using a Toshiba Sattelite laptop and I just got all of the spyware and stuff removed with help in a different section here, but I have one more question.

For the last maybe....month...my laptop will be working fine and then abruptly turn off without any warning, the power just cuts out. This is really annoying and I was wondering if there is anyway anything inside of my computer could be doing this, or is it most likely just a physical problem with some wires or something in my laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot,

-Steve


A common issue with laptops is overheating. I had exactly the same problem. I took the small panel off the fan cover and found the heatsink (looks like a small radiator) had collected a dust bunny. Removed it and problems disappeared.

Good luck

Steve
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Hey, I'm using a Toshiba Sattelite laptop and I just got all of the spyware and stuff removed with help in a different section here, but I have one more question.

For the last maybe....month...my laptop will be working fine and then abruptly turn off without any warning, the power just cuts out. This is really annoying and I was wondering if there is anyway anything inside of my computer could be doing this, or is it most likely just a physical problem with some wires or something in my laptop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot,

-Steve


A common issue with laptops is overheating. I had exactly the same problem. I took the small panel off the fan cover and found the heatsink (looks like a small radiator) had collected a dust bunny. Removed it and problems disappeared.

Good luck

Steve


Ah, thanks I'll try that out. My laptop does get insnely hot so that's probably the reason why :whistling:
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