Laptop switches itself off

January 7, 2012 at 12:18:05
Specs: Windows Vista
Laptop switches itself off periodically, sometimes runs for 10 minutes and other times for days... starting my MSc so don't want to loose valuable work...need some help

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January 7, 2012 at 12:46:16
Overheating is the most common cause of laptops shutting down.
Have you checked system temperatures? Get an air duster and blow the vents & fan clear. contrary to the name, Laptops do not work well in your lap. Use a well designed cooling pad to ensure good airflow into/out the vents.

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January 7, 2012 at 13:47:05
Many thanks, will give it a try

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