View Full Version : Notebook shuts down unexpectedly

12-01-2009, 07:08 PM
I have got this Asus laptop running XP that shuts down randomly, even after 2 seconds, sometimes I have to keep restarting it just to get it to boot, I have tried running Barts PE and it still shuts down, leaving me to think itís not software related, itís doing it more and more, So Iím wondering if it could be an overheating problem.

I don't think its a BSOD or critical system error.

When I first turned it on it ran for about 40min, now it wonít stay on longer than 60 seconds, Its around 3 years old, battery is still good and it does it whether itís plugged in or running on just battery power...

Your thoughts please. Thanks

12-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Tried replacing the RAM?

12-01-2009, 07:34 PM
True, Of course, didn't even think of that, Thats what I normally try when I have this issue with a desktop, didn't even think of it.


12-01-2009, 08:03 PM
Ok, swapped out the ram, same issue

12-01-2009, 10:04 PM
Is the CPU fan clogged?

12-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Heat? What happens if you leave it for a bit, and boot it cold in the AM?

13-01-2009, 10:54 AM
Yeah, first time I ran it it ran for a while, then just kees shutting off, haven't tried running it in the morning, I'm guessing an overheating issue, Not keen to oen it u and check, have had nightmares with keyboard ribbons and the like in the past.

13-01-2009, 04:22 PM
Still under Warranty?

Many laptops start having these kinda issues around summer ...

Well, more-so than Winter at least.