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#1 TheDudeWithTude

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:59 PM

Alright, so I usually play games like Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, San Andreas: Multiplayer, and the like. Recently, my computer has started to actually turn itself off on its own. It will first mute itself and freeze, and then the monitor will turn off, and then it will turn off. I think it may have to do with my power cord coming loose, but I want to disable this auto-turnoff function. My system specifications are as follows(Yes, I know my computer sucks):

Hewlett-Packard Compaq 6715b
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1.6GHz Processor (2CPU)

Any help? I'm getting sick and tired of being banned from SAMP servers because they think I'm disconnecting to avoid getting arrested, when its really this piece of crap turning off.

Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2011 - 01:44 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

I think it may have to do with my power cord coming loose

What does make you think so?
Did you try different power cable?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

Is it getting hot?
Feel the airflow on the power supply.
It shold be a little warm but not hot.

Pop the case & make sure that all the fans are spinning.
Clean all vents, the cpu cooling fan and the heat sink with a little compressed air and a small brush.
While you are in there, reseat all cables and power leads in case something might be loose.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:36 PM

I think it may have to do with my power cord coming loose

What does make you think so?
Did you try different power cable?


1. I don't have a spare
2. I know it is because it's always coming loose and if its not in the PERFECT spot, I don't get power. I just want to disable this auto-turnoff.

Is it getting hot?
Feel the airflow on the power supply.
It shold be a little warm but not hot.

Pop the case & make sure that all the fans are spinning.
Clean all vents, the cpu cooling fan and the heat sink with a little compressed air and a small brush.
While you are in there, reseat all cables and power leads in case something might be loose.


Sorry but I don't know anything about hardware, and I'm afraid that if I tried I'd probably screw something up OR just as bad forget how to put it back together.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

I know it is because it's always coming loose and if its not in the PERFECT spot, I don't get power. I just want to disable this auto-turnoff.

Well, the latter doesn't make any sense until you fix cable issue.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:39 PM

I know it is because it's always coming loose and if its not in the PERFECT spot, I don't get power. I just want to disable this auto-turnoff.

Well, the latter doesn't make any sense until you fix cable issue.


I just want it to NOT turn off if the power comes loose while playing a game. When I unplug it during web browsing this doesn't ocur, but of all times, it happens when I'm playing a game.

Is there any way I can do this?

Edited by TheDudeWithTude, 06 May 2011 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

It looks like you want some miracle to happen...
If a power cord gets lose, there is no power, so how come would you expect your computer to be functioning?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

It looks like you want some miracle to happen...
If a power cord gets lose, there is no power, so how come would you expect your computer to be functioning?


I'm on a laptop. With a fully-charged battery.

I said I was on a Compaq 6715b. A laptop.

Tell me, how do you expect there to be no power when there's a fully-charged battery?

Edited by TheDudeWithTude, 06 May 2011 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:56 PM

Well, since you don't provide enough info ("hey, this is a laptop"), BleepingComputer doesn't provide enough funds for us to buy crystal balls...
Just joking....

Did you try to play the game using just battery to see, if same thing happens?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:31 AM

Sounds like his battery may be loose? Check and make sure its snuggly fit in there or check the pins make sure there aint any junk or dust etc on them, maybe use an air can on it?

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:05 AM

It could be when your gaming the power runs out quickly.

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

Laptops aren't really designed for gaming. They're more suited to running Office (including Internet and Email) applications. True, they can also be used for gaming, but due to their physical construction they are only suitable for playing games that are not resource intensive. Even so, when playing these games the temperature of the laptop will rise when compared to the temperature when running office applications. I suspect that this is a temperature issue, and that your laptop is just getting too hot. Does it feel hot to the touch, particularly around the vents and on the underneath?

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:58 PM

Well, since you don't provide enough info ("hey, this is a laptop"), BleepingComputer doesn't provide enough funds for us to buy crystal balls...
Just joking....

Did you try to play the game using just battery to see, if same thing happens?


Yes, and it played fine.

Sounds like his battery may be loose? Check and make sure its snuggly fit in there or check the pins make sure there aint any junk or dust etc on them, maybe use an air can on it?


No, its in there tight.

It could be when your gaming the power runs out quickly.


No, it takes literally 10 seconds for it to go from gaming to completely off, and I'm not running something graphics-intensive.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:01 PM

Laptops aren't really designed for gaming. They're more suited to running Office (including Internet and Email) applications. True, they can also be used for gaming, but due to their physical construction they are only suitable for playing games that are not resource intensive. Even so, when playing these games the temperature of the laptop will rise when compared to the temperature when running office applications. I suspect that this is a temperature issue, and that your laptop is just getting too hot. Does it feel hot to the touch, particularly around the vents and on the underneath?


Yes but I know its a problem with the power cord. When the power cord is removed, the screen gets darker because I have it set to low brightness when no outlet power is available. Before it turns off, the screen gets dark.

I don't want to remove/replace/fix anything hardware-wise, I just want to find some sort of setting that will not have it turn off automatically when I'm attempting to play something and the cord slips out.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:41 PM

Yes, and it played fine.

That clearly means, that when power cord is plugged in and it gets lose, it causes some short-like effect, which causes the laptop to shut down.
You have to fix power cord issue. End of the story.

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