I have a toshiba a70 which frequently shuts itself off. I originally thought it was overheating because it has a tendency to get VERY hot. I recently read somewhere that it shuts down due to the processor overloading. It shuts down if it's on for a while (not excessive- maybe 30mins-1hr). It also shuts down if I try to zip a file or burn a cd (immediately or when the process is almost done). This makes me believe that it is due to the processor. I have a friend with the same model and she experiences the same problem. I read somewhere that toshiba put out a patch that slows down the processor which helps with this (although it would slow down the system, anything would be less annoying). I did call up toshiba and they made me remove the battery and hold down the power switch (??) which did absolutely nothing to help.
I've looked at the fans and they work. However, it does get VERY hot. I've gotten a cooling pad type thing for it but it has yet to arrive. It's annoying that I have to go to expenses to solve this problem, which seems is common.
Does anyone know how to fix this/where I can get the patch?