Laptop randomely powering off

By Atwooooood ยท 4 replies
Oct 19, 2008
  1. So the other night i turned on some music in winamp like i do everynight before i go to bed, and everytime i would lay down, not 5 minutes would pass and my laptop would just turn itself off. I had to keep getting up and turning it back on, and it did it like 6 times until i decided to just leave it off.

    This morning, it did it about 3 times or so, but so far it has stayed on.

    I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 notebook.
    1gb ram
    pentium dual core 1.60ghz
    Vista home premium
    the battery in it is completely dead and has been for a while so it is always plugged into the wall so it wouldnt be a battery issue.
    if theres anymore specs that you need, let me know.

    any help would be appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Sounds like an over-heating issue

    You may need to locate the dissasembly guide and remove all dust
    And possibly reseat the CPU (applying new thermal paste)

    Actually there are a few links, and info in this guide that may help (including Memtest)
    Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
  3. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    thank you for the link. i'll go through and give that a try.
  4. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    so i took the laptop apart and discovered the filter that goes in front of the fan was completely caked with dust so i cleaned that with compressed air and applyed a new coat of thermal compound and so far its been running really nice, just hoping that's the problem and that it doesnt turn off on me again.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
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