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Computer shutting off by itself?


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Andreatoo

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My laptop is A Toshiba satellite M115-S3094. It's about 4 and a half years old and I know that my battery is pretty much at the end of its life because if my computer is not plugged in it'll last about 30 minutes. But usually when it's plugged in it'll work just fine. Since yesterday though my computer has been turning off even when it's plugged in. I took out the battery and that seems to solve the problem but now sometimes the computer will shut off by itself again. I don't know if the charger is the problem this time or what. I'm pretty sure it's not a virus or anything that would make my computer crash because I've ran my usual scans and nothing came up. So I really want to know if it's the actual battery that's doing this or the computer itself....I don't want to buy a new battery knowing that my laptop is slowly dying.


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Here are some examples of what I frequently find when disassembling a laptop that's shutting down because of overheating:

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As you can see, sometimes you can't tell how dirty the fan(s)/vents really are from the outside of a laptop. And, a few gentle blasts of compressed air, from the outside in, will probably not completely solve the problem. Solution? Disassemble, clean, reassemble.
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So how, do I go about doing this? I don't really know much about computers and I definitely don't want to do start something with a little guidance....
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If you've never disassembled/reassembled a laptop successfully(*), recommend taking it to a reputable computer shop near you.

(Successfully meaning you canNOT tell that it has been disassembled/reassembled).
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