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My Laptop Keeps Shutting Off!!!!

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Everytime I walk away from it, I come back and it's off and it keeps getting really really hot! Now I'm frantically trying to save all of my stuff - pictures...files...I just transferred all the stuff from my work laptop to this one in March when I got laid off. I think I'm going to have to buy a new one! This blows!

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this happened to mine when the fan broke - I just had to replace the fan and it was fixed

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It may be a simple fan replacement, it may even help to buy a laptop cooling pad if your fan is actually working (although it sounds like it's not working properly). I would take it to the shop and see if they can check it out for you, shouldn't be too expensive, maybe $100 including labour? And while they've got it open, get them to clean it with some compressed air. Works wonders cheesy.gif

 

Good luck!

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yeah a local computer repair shop - or try Best Buy - the Geek Squad should be able to let you know what is going on

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If you can avoid it, do not go to Geek Squad! They are terribly overpriced. Any college student could probably fix what's wrong for $20 while they charge $60 just to look at it. Since you are in NJ there is probably a ton of local computer repair shops that will look at it for free and let you know what's up. It is probably just the fan, or if you use it on a soft surface (bed, pillow, even your lap) that could be the problem to. Laptops usually only have one little port for the fan so if that is blocked, it's lights out. Get it fixed ASAP though because overheating can quickly cause damage to other things (motherboard, processor, etc.).

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I have been backing up daily as I await a new hard drive for my laptop to arrive in the mail. I just hope mine doesn't crap out before it arrives. It seems like everyone has been havin computer issues lately.

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If you buy a new latop...BUY A MACBOOK!!!! I just bought one 2 weeks ago and I am IN LOVE humble.gif I will NEVER go back to a PC again ~ I can't believe I waited this long. No overheating fan problems, the thing makes no noise at all, its fast, and no virus threats!!! LOVE IT wink.gif

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Foxybride - you hit it - I have it on my couch or upholstered ottoman all the time! sighhhhhh...I was a maniac last night making cds of all of my files....not like that's a bad thing - I should do that anyway, but I was having a bit of a breakdown with it...thank you everyone for the words of advice - FI said he will look at the fan as well.

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Originally Posted by jerseykitten View Post
Foxybride - you hit it - I have it on my couch or upholstered ottoman all the time! sighhhhhh...I was a maniac last night making cds of all of my files....not like that's a bad thing - I should do that anyway, but I was having a bit of a breakdown with it...thank you everyone for the words of advice - FI said he will look at the fan as well.
I use to do this. put it on my lap in bed. So bad! I bought a pad thing for it so it can cool itself. You have to let air circulate through the vents or it overheats and like a pp said it can fry more stuff. You can buy little stands or pad things at target or best buy or anywhere. Good luck.

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