Laptop turning off

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#1
My laptop keeps turning itself off. Not shutting down, no warning. One minute I'm working away and the next nothing. Nada. All I had running the last few times was Google Chrome (9 tabs open - all forums, no video) and iTunes doing a sync. The exhaust vent is spewing fairly hot air though, and the fan is cycling up and down. I've checked all the vents are clear and free from dust.

Any ideas? Is my processor dying? Do I have an excuse for buying a new lappy?

(Toshiba Satellite L655 running Windows 7)
 
#2
Is it running on batteries, and if it is, does it do the same when on mains?
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#7
Work on a hard surface, so you don't block the "exhaust". Get a diagnostic temperature reading program, see here:

Monitoring laptop temperature?

It is probably excessive cpu temperature.

edit to add: You really can't go wrong with Acer for price, performance and reliability.
 

TheIronDuke

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#8
(Toshiba Satellite L655 running Windows 7)
My ex is a Tosh Sat. The most expensive (around a grand if I recall) and hassle machine I ever owned. After a year it keeled over on a regular basis then I had to reboot 3 or 4 times to get the ****** started. It is in one of the attics waiting for me to collect it and send the piece of shite to Laptop Valhalla with the aid of petrol.

I replaced it with £350 worth of white-badge plastic that Uber-Geek at work said I should buy. It turns no heads on Euro-Star but it has been rock solid for 2 years.
 
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Nickleby

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#9
My ex is a Tosh Sat. The most expensive (around a grand if I recall) and hassle machine I ever owned. After a year it keeled over on a regular basis then I had to reboot 3 or 4 times to get the ****** started. It is in one of the attics waiting for me to collect it and send the piece of shite to Laptop Valhalla with the aid of petrol.

I replaced it with £350 worth of white-badge plastic that Uber-Geek at work said I should buy. It turns no heads on Euro-Star but it has been rock solid for 2 years.
In one of "The Attics"! Do you live in Blenheim Palace?
 
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Zarathustra

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#10
I've had similar problems with Toshibas in the past, turned out to be over heating, the only way I got 'round it was by having the laptop on a tray or something similar so that air could flow under the laptop and get to the fans.
 

jarrod248

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#11
I've had similar problems with Toshibas in the past, turned out to be over heating, the only way I got 'round it was by having the laptop on a tray or something similar so that air could flow under the laptop and get to the fans.
And then they died anyway... kill them all.
 
#14
Bit of basic fault finding wouldn't hurt before splashing out.

Check that there is power coming from the end of the adapter lead. Those poxy things are prone to breakdown.
 
#15
I had a Toshiba about two years ago which started over heating and breaking down. I read that it was a common problem that Toshiba had overcome. I've had this one now for two years and no problems with over heating. My two sons have the same model, a Toshiba equium or something like that and again, no overheating problems. I would buy them again.
 
#16
AMD procs (esp 64) will shutdown if they overheat, fluff in output heating vanes normally the cause. INTEL ones just are designed to run slower.

My Toshiba laptop is at the end of its days after 4 years good sevice, not the original keyboard, but it got hammered and survived.

And with rgjbloke.... took me time, but the reason you were not with with me marking time with my escorts was because you were on the other side of the desk.
 
#17
Look at the battery power settings. You can change the percentage battery power point at which the computer goes into sleep mode.
 
#18
#19
My laptop keeps turning itself off. Not shutting down, no warning. One minute I'm working away and the next nothing. Nada. All I had running the last few times was Google Chrome (9 tabs open - all forums, no video) and iTunes doing a sync. The exhaust vent is spewing fairly hot air though, and the fan is cycling up and down. I've checked all the vents are clear and free from dust.

Any ideas? Is my processor dying? Do I have an excuse for buying a new lappy?

(Toshiba Satellite L655 running Windows 7)
Any update, run any diagnostics or have you taken it to an Independant IT guru? (or like me too damn stubborn & check out the IT Forums)

I'm a Sony or Dell user myself so unaware of Toshiba's possible processor or other initial factor's, but has it been defrag'd firstly?
 

Legs

ADC
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#20
Still doing it without any warning whatsoever.

I'm going to do a full backup and see if I can find a bloke with a screwdriver to play with it when I get a chance.
 
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