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Dell laptop suddenly shuts down


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#1 Darkfire

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:17 PM

As in the entire system shuts down. The bottom of my laptop gets to be burning hot, and won't turn on till it cools down.

i was playing a game called "maple Story" and I play for an hour and suddenly the system shuts down and would not turn on for a good 20 minutes.

This shouldn't be happening it's a brand new laptop as in the HDD was replaced. before teh HDD was replaced I could run the game just fine.

I don't understand what's going on

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:32 PM

It may simply be overheating. Make sure that none of the vents/fans are blocked, especially if you're playing on a bed. Also, having the AC on is a good idea. The bottom is normally where the RAM is, btw.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:34 PM

Well i have noticed it does get hot in my room.

Noen of the vents are blocked. I can hear the fan, it gets pretty loud.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:06 PM

The bottom and the vents get burning actaully.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:15 AM

Laptop heatsinks/fans get dusty pretty easily too. Try to vacuum out any dust or blow it out with some compressed air.

You might want one of these as well.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

I did, and it's still pretty hot.

I'll try the cooler.




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