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Computer Randomly just shuts off....

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#1 MissPlaced


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

Hello and HELP!! Please!


Lately my computer just shuts off.....It sounds like the Fan starts running faster and then before i know it..POOFFFFf it just shuts off....


after  a few minutes ..sometimes a half hour or better, I can restart it....

any suggestions why this is happening???


All help will be appreciated!!!

Thank you all in advance!!!


Whoville ( my computer) is Circa 2001 sony Vaio

I'm running AVAST!(free version)

malewarebytes (free version)

 This problem  sometimes goes away for a few weeks, then returns......

any other information that you may need , Please just let me know....



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#2 dc3


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

With the combination of the increased fan speed and then the shutdown it sounds like it is over heating.  The first thing I would do would be to purchase a can of gas duster (canned air) and blow out all the vents.  Try this and see if it helps, if not we will look further.

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