Laptop Constantly Shuts Down

By coroner7
Jun 19, 2006
  1. Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite A35-S1592 with the following specs:

    Processor: Celeron 2.7 GHz
    RAM: 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    Chipset: Intel 852GME, Bus Speed: 400 MHz
    OS: XP Pro

    The problem I'm having is that the laptop shuts down randomly. When it shuts down and I reboot immediately, I 'll get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. If I wait a few minutes and reboot, it will boot normally. It usually lasts a good 20 minutes before it turns off. If I don't use any applications, it will remain on indefinitely, yet when I run apps it doesn't last long. I can hear both fans running, so I know that the fans work, but I'm not sure how effectively it's cooling the processor.

    I don't know if it's the fan or the motherboard. I doubt it's software-related, but I'm not a pro. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  2. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

  3. coroner7

    coroner7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's fixed!

    Hey, that website helped out! I found out that the fans had a big fan turd. Once I removed the heatsink and cleaned it out, the pc ran perfectly. The fan is also operating much quieter now. Thanks.
  4. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 487

    Glad to be of help.
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