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Laptop turning off every 30 minutes.


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#1 dxp96

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:39 PM

It turns off every 30 minutes exact on the dot. No matter what screen im in. I have to put it in sleep mode and wake it every 30 minutes just so it won't shutdown. I think there is something wrong with my bios and cmos, cause my time on the laptop is also off. It's not overheating, nothing wrong with the battery, ive already tried refreshing, reinstalling OS, the fan works fine. I have an Acer Aspire E1. Windows 8. My BIOS options don't have anything about power settings. It also makes a single click noise whenever I start it up.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 01:54 PM

CHECK THE HARD DRIVE, MIGHT BE GOING BAD



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

The hard drive ? Would something like it coming out of place make my computer shutdown every 30 minutes ? It honestly sounds like a motherboard problem to me but im willing to check anyway.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:21 PM

If it is on the exact 30 minute mark, it's got to be a setting in Control Panel somewhere. I don't think there is anything in the BIOS that will enable this, at least I can't remember ever seeing this in all the BIOS' I have been in.

 

my time on the laptop is also off.

Yup. Your CMOS (BIOS) battery is most likely drained; use your laptop's manual to see how to access the CMOS battery and replace it. That may solve your problem. If you don't have the manual or it's not explained in it, do a search for your make & model lap and add "replace CMOS battery" and you probably will come up with a hit on how to do it.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:00 PM

Isn't it suppose to give me an error message if the CMOS battery needs to be replaced ? Im pretty sure you're right though. Also my clock time has been off as well, seems CMOS is the culprit. But can you explain how my laptop can stay on for hours (when i can get it to stay on).


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 05:51 PM

...apologies for my late reply, I was out of town at scheduled meetings.

 

Isn't it suppose to give me an error message if the CMOS battery needs to be replaced

No, there is no generated error message that I am aware of.

 

But can you explain how my laptop can stay on for hours

Remember that the BIOS has a pre-installed default config; IOW, a user can tweak the BIOS for overclocking, boot order, etc. and the battery holds those settings. Once the battery fails everything reverts to the factory settings (default settings) that will enable your computer to boot but not have the custom settings you once had anymore. That way the computer will always boot. Otherwise, you would have a bricked computer and have to buy a new one, or replace the motherboard. Not a nice scenario!

If you are having additional problems besides the BIOS settings, post back.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

ufff, i have the same problem, after 30min on power adapter and battery doesnt metter. win 8.1.

in windows also in bios. memory replace with other, get hdd out, wifi card...the same thing..

H E L P !!!!!!



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:07 PM

Replace the current CMOS battery.  Then boot into BIOS, elect default settings, ensure that hard drive is 1st boot option, save changes.

 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

battery is good- 3V. but i replaced old cpu (celeron 1005m) and resolved problem.

i bought new one (i5 3230m) but guess it doesnt supported by this chipset..and thats why laptop resrats after 30mins :(

 

thanks on fast answer! cheers






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