toshiba laptop shguts down

  saddler-1962 22:06 27 Feb 2009

anyone any ideas...i have a 4 yr old toshiba ea60 laptop, which after being so reliable has suddenly started shutting down virtually when it powers up. within seconds of pressing on button it just shuts down.

is it terminal!!!!!!!

  woodchip 22:11 27 Feb 2009

Muck build up on the Heatsink that cools the CPU. only way to do it right is for it to be partly striped down, and cleaned. Using on carpets and soft furnishing plus smoking also bad for computers and humans

  saddler-1962 22:18 27 Feb 2009

thanks for reply - but its not stopping on to get hot. lierally within seconds of pressing on button it closes down

  MAT ALAN 22:23 27 Feb 2009

Battery or power supply dead or if it does it with both could be MOBO...

  saddler-1962 22:38 27 Feb 2009

makes no diff if battery in or out.....just dies

  woodchip 22:42 27 Feb 2009

Muck will still do that

  laurie53 08:57 28 Feb 2009

My Tosh did this last month, there's a thread somewhere.

Not exactly terminal but it was the mobo and the cost of spares`was more than a new machine, even without labour charges.

  saddler-1962 16:20 28 Feb 2009

thanks everyone..... ive striped it down , blew it out 9although not that dusty0 and its working again.Not sure if that was the fault but hey its working, for how lomg i dont know.

Any recommendations for a less than £400 lappy????

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