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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2005, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Laptop shutting itself off

I have a Toshiba laptop that's just over one year old. Well, just recently it started shutting itself off randomly. If i try to turn it on a couple minutes after it happens it just keeps doing the same thing. It happens whether or not it is plugged in to the wall. Any ideas? what could cause it to do this? TIA.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 07:11 AM
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does it feel like it is getting really hot?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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It doesn't feel like it's getting hotter than it usually does, but it might be. I say this because I checked around online and found some people with the same brand laptop having this problem. Now that I think about it, the fans seem to be working harder (louder) when it turns off. I found out I should get some compressed air and clean the fans out? I hope it just needs to be cleaned out or something.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 02:32 PM
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Probably overheating, could happen if one of the fans is bad. Does it seem to happen after it's been on for a while? Also run all security updates from microsoft for your OS (www.windowsupdate.com) update your virus definitions or install AVG Antivirus (www.grisoft.com) download and run Ad Aware (www.download.com) and SpyBot Search and Destroy (google it). Good luck.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Probably overheating, could happen if one of the fans is bad. Does it seem to happen after it's been on for a while? Also run all security updates from microsoft for your OS (www.windowsupdate.com) update your virus definitions or install AVG Antivirus (www.grisoft.com) download and run Ad Aware (www.download.com) and SpyBot Search and Destroy (google it). Good luck.
Thanks guys. I did all of the above yesterday and the virus scan, which took an hour and a half, found like 32 infected files and 4 files that it deleted immediately. And i know this means I need to watch this a little closer. It hasn't shut off since, so I'm hoping all that took care of it.
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