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Old 07-20-2011, 10:06 PM
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Default Laptop keeps Randomly shutting down......

I think i know what the problem is i think its overheating when i leave it on my bed and just shuts down. I have only had this laptop since December and its a Toshiba wondering if overheating is a common problem with these laptops/brand.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:10 PM
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I have the same brand and got it around the same time to! Mines runs perfect no issues! but you dont wanna block that air vent or yes it can over heat
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:13 PM
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get a cooling pad
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:13 PM
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Quit setting it on your bed. That's like the dumbest thing to do with a laptop.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:15 PM
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Quit setting it on your bed. That's like the dumbest thing to do with a laptop.
or, if you are going to set it on the bed, get a cooling pad that will lift it up, and cool it at the same time
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:18 PM
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Quit setting it on your bed. That's like the dumbest thing to do with a laptop.
This. The sheets conform to the shape of the laptop and completely block all the fans/vents, thus the laptop overheats.

Also, a laptop is a computer so thread moved to the computer section.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:18 PM
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I leave it on my bed because i don't have a proper desk lol just wondering if the bed was the reason it overheats.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:11 AM
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or, if you are going to set it on the bed, get a cooling pad that will lift it up, and cool it at the same time
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I leave it on my bed because i don't have a proper desk lol just wondering if the bed was the reason it overheats.
Set it on your leg or something. I don't use a desk either and my laptop never overheats.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:17 AM
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Don't let it overheat too much. I overheated mine too many times and now my battery is f'ed in the A, and won't hold a charge.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:40 AM
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Yep,it's overheating. Get one of those chillpads. Make sure you pay the extra and get the one that has the USB powered fan. Had one for my Toshiba that would overheat sitting on a desk, made a world of difference. Overheating can cause motherboard failure btw.


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Also, blow back through the fan vent with a compressor. Mine was doing the same thing and since blowing it out no shut down.
That To!! If you've got a can of compressed air. Mine is 3m Dust Remover, that would be a little more ideal than an air compressor. Do that every now and then, can knock the core temperature down 10-20 degrees.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: Laptop keeps Randomly shutting down......

Also, blow back through the fan vent with a compressor. Mine was doing the same thing and since blowing it out no shut down.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: Laptop keeps Randomly shutting down......

Mine randomly shuts off. I have mine on a computer desk, but I never shut mine off.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: Laptop keeps Randomly shutting down......

You could always get a redneck table if your bed is high enough.

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: Laptop keeps Randomly shutting down......

Mine did that too so i just took my year book and set it on there and it works great
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