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vernod

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite M30 Laptop. My latptop used to power off randomly on its own so I gave it to the repair guy who apparently changed some IC (according to him) and it worked - for a few days. Now, in addition to the problem I had earlier, I have the following problems and am not sure if its malware or hardware related. Really need to know cause the repair guy says to now reformat the hard drive and change the RAM. Well, if I'm going through all this trouble and cost shouldn't I just buy a new laptop if its hardware related?


1. When playing higher computer usage games such as risk (i.e. computer is subjected to higher processing requirements), the computer start getting very slow and then the following error message comes:

Warning: A problem with the cooling system has been detected. Please turn off the computer immediately and return it for service.


2. The computer has become extremely slow compared to what it used to be before I gave the laptop to you.

3. Randomly, the computer will power off on its own. There are three indicator lights: (i) the AC power light, (ii) the computer on light, and (iii) the battery light. When the computer randomly powers off on its own, of these lights, the AC power light flashes on and off. I can only turn on the computer (by pressing the power button) after I have removed and then reinserted the AC power cord and the battery pack.

4. Recently (in the last 2 weeks or so), randomly the blue screen of death comes several times a day and the computer reboots automatically (or sometimes I have to manually do this). Different errors messages keep appearing on the blue screen.

Thx!
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