Acer Laptop problem

  mh84 14:28 13 Mar 2009
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I have an acer laptop with windows XP.

Recently it has start turning its self off or sometimes restarting for no apparent reason. It was doing it about once or twice a week but not has started to do it more often.

Anyone got any ideas as to what is wrong and how to fix?

Cheers

Michael H

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:38 13 Mar 2009

Overheating is most likely cause.

Get a vacuum cleaner on the grills and make sure all the dust / grime is removed from the vents.

  mh84 11:30 26 Mar 2009

I tried to clean it...seemed pretty dust free but i cleaned it anyway...also used a heardrier!

problems still occurs....I have now taken out the battery and running off the power cable to see if this helps...maybe replace the battery

Anyone else have any thoughts on a solution to this problem?

  mh84 15:21 06 Apr 2009

Removing the battery did not help...so i dont think the battery is at fault...laptop still switches itself off...

have visited the Acer website and am considering updating the bios, but I dont know enough about this to know if that will make any difference? any help would be appreciated!

does the lack of posts on this mean no one has any ideas?

cheers

Mike

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:39 06 Apr 2009

A BIOS flash is last resort as a failure during flash will result in a scrap machine.

try testing the memory
Memory Test
MemTest - click here
Tutorial: How to use Memtest - click here
Windows Memory Test - click here

  chub_tor 17:19 06 Apr 2009

Disable auto restart click here and then when it reboots you should be able to see what caused the shut down when you reboot.

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