posted on May, 27 2012 @ 10:24 PM
I usually don't ask for help because I'm actually pretty good with these things, but honestly guys? I'm just stumped here on this one problem that
I can't seem to figure out
My laptop shuts down on it's own every now and then. Sometimes it can go a day without doing it, sometimes it'll shut down on it's own every few
hours. I have no idea what's causing this.
I got this laptop for free, since it's a 222 GB laptop I figure I'd fix it up for myself. Before, the laptop wouldn't stay on for 5 minutes and
they got fed up with it and decided to buy a new laptop with their tax returns. Happy day for me, because I fixed it on the same day but rather
annoying because I had to take the whole laptop apart just to get to the fan to see what was causing the problem. Turns out that part of the fan was
chipped off, which caused it to clog and get stuck easily so I broke the peice off, cleaned it and put the laptop back together and it worked great.
But, the laptop still shut down on it's own every now and then as described earlier. I did a clean reformat, added Windows 7, and it still did the
It's NOT a temperture problem and I know this because I installed CoreTemp on my laptop due to the fact that the temperture seems to reach the 90
degree limit before the laptop decides to shut down on it's own because it forgot to speed up the fan to cool it down. Sometimes it doesn't forget
to speed up the fan, other times it does.
Reason why I said it isn't a temperture problem is because while CoreTemp is running, I have an option to put the computer to sleep once it reaches
85 degrees. CoreTemp ALWAYS put this laptop to sleep when it reaches that temperture due to failing to speed up the fan to cool the laptop down. Thing
is, when my laptop shuts down it just does it for a different reason all together that has nothing to do with the temperture. CoreTemp would put my
laptop to sleep if the temperture gets too high, but sometimes my laptop just shutdown on it's own. Even when it's nowhere near the temperture
limit. This is why I believe that is has nothing to do with the temperture and figure it has to be something else but I just don't know what it is.
Any idea at all? Because like I said, I'm stumped on this one guys