Laptop switches itself off

  gerardharraghy 19:40 05 Sep 2005
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I bought a laptop (with an AMD 64 3700+ processor) off Tiny about 6 months back. After about 2 / 3 months it started switching itself off during certain tasks (ie, when running a virus scan, ripping a cd or playing a computer game). When I try to boot up again immediately after, it usually just switches itself off again just before the Windows XP logo should be displayed.

I recently tried using the system restore CD i got with the computer and while it has improved slightly, it still turns itself off eventually.

I was just wondering if there's anybody that could suggest anything that could be causing it and what I could do to fix it. I had purchased 3 years insurance with it but I think it's now worthless following what's happened with Tiny.

Thanks, Gerard

  Totally-braindead 19:44 05 Sep 2005

If you bought it with a credit card you may be able to claim the money back from your credit card company if someone can't help with a solution to the problem. In the meantime the first thing I can think of is check the power settings in Control Panel and see if its meant to switch itself off, perhaps its a setting to preserve battery life.

  woodchip 19:45 05 Sep 2005

My Guess is Heat, You could try one of those laptop coolers at about a £10 from Computer fair.
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