|I'm calling it a "thermal shutdown" because it's what Win 7 says on my new HP laptop if I don't take certain "precautions" while playing a game. (I keep one corner where the exhaust vents are, elevated, so the heat migrates out more efficiently) It probably needs the dust cleaned out of it after two yrs of my useage.|
Yes eMachines had a recall several yrs ago after Gateway bought them and one of the solutions was to clean out the dust build-up in the fan ducts/vents... That worked then. I think I tried that two yrs ago again but it didn't work time. I'll try this again but I doubt that will be the solution. I read about drilling heat escape holes in the trim piece above the keyboard and am considering doing this.
Could the CPU be bad or the ATi Radeon chip?