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#1 azyardies


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:45 AM

My Laptop just started shutting down.
This started maybe 4 days ago. I would be using the Laptop and it shuts down. I turn it back on and it may stay on for hours.....then shut down again. No blue screen..

I also have (2) desktop windows pc's and in the months ago, the same thing was happening to these. It turned out to be the Power Supply Units, I, being somewhat a novice, removed and replaced them with new ones. Luckily that corrected the problem for both desktops.

I will assume that the same thing is happening to my 4 yr old HP laptop.
I was wondering what anyone can tell me about opening up the laptop case and searching for the PSU. Is replacing the PSU gonna be a hard thing to do on a laptop?

PS. A portion of my screen is broken in a hinge area on the bottom corner...Could this contribute to the turning on and off problem??? Could this contribute to my wireless connection being quirky at times? I may have to post a new topic for this problem in a new thread.
Thanks in advance :thumbsup:
WINDOWS XP home edition sp2
HP laptop

Edited by azyardies, 12 February 2010 - 08:52 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:39 AM

The way you describe it, it sounds like it might be overheating
Sometime a can of compressed air will work
Direct the nozzle into the vent holes on the side/back and the bottom

A portion of my screen is broken in a hinge area on the bottom corner.

This is where some manufacturers locate the lid switch
If the screen is making contact when it shouldn't, that is another possibility

Edited by garmanma, 12 February 2010 - 10:40 AM.

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