laptop automatically shut down

Toshiba / Satellite l310
July 8, 2010 at 01:40:36
Specs: Windows Vista
My laptop has automatic shut down problem, since 6-7months ago. It doesn't shut down in the proper way, but it just blackout, like what happens when electricity being cut off suddenly. And then, when I switched on the laptop again, there would be few options for me to choose, it's either safe mode or starts window normally. Normally if i choose safe mode the problem doesn't occur, but it will occur whenever i don't use safe mode. I've changed the battery and format the laptop, and even sent it for repair by the factory, but these don't work. What's the problem actually?

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July 9, 2010 at 15:13:31
Did the factory service techs find anything wrong with it?

If you've had factory service on it, and it still doesn't work, I would contact the people who fixed it and complain.

It seems that there are a fair amount of Toshiba laptops out there (w/ Google searches) with these types of power issues.

It could be a range of issues:

- Mobo issues, MOBO AC connector issue, RAM issue.
- Bad cooling FAN(s)
- Loose CPU heat sink
- Power AC adapter issue, bad cords, bad barrel connector.
- Charging system not charging battery
- System short circuits
- Power Management Software glitches

Just another stupid saying...

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September 15, 2010 at 03:37:44
I Have Dell Vostro A840 Laptop,
sometimes when i use microsoft outlook 2003 my laptop shutsdown with proper shutdown process. not directly swithoff or blackout.
i have checked with dell diagnostics cd & all logs.

If anybody can help me it will be very helpfull.


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