I have a Sony Vaio laptop, SVT151A11L on Windows 8.0, and it suddenly shut off twice, once yesterday and once more today. Both times were while playing League of Legends.
I should point out that the first time seemed odd because my desktop shut off at the same time. I thought maybe power went out for a split second or something since the rest of the house was ok and nothing else in the house beeped as they would no that occasion - but it shouldn't have affected my laptop, which runs fine on battery. I thought maybe a power surge or something then.
Both times, I am unable to power the laptop up by hitting the power button. I simply disconnected and reconnected the power cable (immediately, did NOT even wait any time and did NOT hit the power button while dc), and then it powered on just fine.
After having it happen again today, I loaded up speed fan and noticed a Temp1 is running at 81 C. I open speedfan every now and then, particularly on hot days and my temps are always below 60 for sure, if not in the 40s or 50s. Now I'm seeing 81 C on Temp 1 and 50 or less on the other "temp #," two HD, and two core listings.
I opened the laptop and there was hardly any dust anywhere that I could see, pretty spotless, except for the fan, which had a good bit but very loose, I wouldn't think it was too bad. This laptop is only about 2 years old anyway. So I cleaned it out easily with compressed air.
Powered back on, still 81 C.
How can I continue to troubleshoot? What is overheating?
The Temperature tab in the configure section of SpeedFan says Temp1 chip is ACPI and bus is ISA. I don't know how to find out any more info on what could be overheating. I understand ACPI to just be the temp monitoring system itself, particular for the CPU and it's more closely connected parts or something?
PS: Was there a reboot of this forum or something? Pretty sure I've posted here before a few times...
Edited by Sp3ctre18, 31 July 2015 - 08:52 PM.