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Laptop ramdomly powering off


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#1 mar5hy

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:15 AM

Hi all,


I have a Sony Vaio Laptop which randomly powers off after 10 or somethings 20mins, or sometimes longer.

I haven't installed anything recently or done anything different.
It just powers off randomly, even if I don't touch it.

No errors in evernt viewer.

Can anyone suggest something? Cheers
Brighton, UK

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:29 AM

Is your fan deffinetly working?

If your system overheats, it will either slow down or automatically power its self off.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:35 AM

Overheating is one of the more common reasons for this type of problem, try blowing out the vents with canned air.

Do you know what the temperature is of the CPU when the computer shuts down? You can download SpeedFan to monitor the temperatures.

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#4 mar5hy

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:54 AM

You guys were correct. I finally took the laptop apart, carefully remembering where all the screws came from! Infact the laptop was overheating, as the onboard fan had some how come unplugged from the mobo.

I plugged it back in, powered it on and booooom the fan worked. I put the laptop back together, and now everything is fine!

Thanks for your suggestions. Have a Merry Christmas!

Edited by mar5hy, 24 December 2008 - 04:55 AM.

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