Random shutting off

Gateway M-1617
February 22, 2010 at 15:47:07
Specs: Windows Vista
I really need help with this issue. apparently whenever i want to play an online game or something. the game will start up fine. (i make sure my laptop can handle the game, specs wise). but after a while my laptop will just randomly shut off while i'm playing. and i mean a complete power down, it doesn't restart or anything. i have to turn the power back on manually. So i really would like some help with this issue. Sometime it will even shut off out of no where like if i were to leave or something by the time i got back it'd be off.

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: M-1617
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.90 GHz
Memory (Ram): 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

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February 22, 2010 at 21:31:55
Do you notice any heat? With laptops I know that if it gets to a certain temperature it turns off to protect the hardware. Are you plugged in when you game, could just be battery may be drained.

Have you checked your event log?
Post the windows error event log... So we can see what could be happening

To check the event log go to
Start>Run>Type in "eventvwr.msc"

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September 14, 2010 at 08:57:37
Is anyone else having problems with their Gateway M-1625? Does anybody have one that shuts off within 5 seconds of turning it on?

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September 22, 2010 at 05:44:06
I am also having the same issue with Dell Studio Laptop. Shuts off any given time. Seems to be hot on left top lower side. Also if its the fan, is this easily replaced? Thanks for any advice!

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